Tag: Social Movements

Photograph of Hunter S. Thompson by David Hiser.

Between Journalism and Fiction: Hunter S. Thompson and the Birth of Gonzo

Peter Richardson According to Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson was “the only twentieth-century equivalent of Mark Twain.”1 Wolfe’s comparison was meant […]

Unknown maker, Untitled (Clenched Fist), circa 1965. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California.
Berkeley—The City and its People by Romare Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Relocating Romare Bearden’s Berkeley: Capturing Berkeley’s Colorful Diversity

Lauren Kroiz In 1972, the black artist and writer Romare Bearden traveled from his home in New York to spend […]

Consuelo Flores’s altar created for Self Help Graphics’ exhibition ‘‘The 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson.’’

The 43: Remembering Ayotzinapa

Maricela Becerra Lucy Seena K. Lin Gus Wendel Tragedy does strange things to our conception of proximity. Sometimes we can […]

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Pepper Spray and Politics

Radical student activist Ian Lee discusses his experience with the Occupy movement.

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Images from the Central Valley

Photographs and oral histories document the Central Valley’s environmental-health problems and the diverse network of advocates who are fighting to solve them.

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Talking with Tenants Together

Sasha Abramsky talks to Gabe Treves, one of the organizers of SF advocacy group Tenants Together, about the impact of the foreclosure crisis on rental tenants.