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Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
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Artist Pele DeLappe describes her encounter at age 15 with Frieda Rivera (Kahlo), sitting around painting and smoking cigarettes together, while Diego Rivera was painting the San Francisco Stock Exchange mural (c. 1930)
Topics: Frieda Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Pele DeLappe
Shaping San Francisco
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Taxi driver Mat Callahan gives us a tour of San Francisco and his takes on labor, politics, culture, and community.
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Shaping San Francisco
by Biker-X
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footage of the chaotic July 1997 ride in which Mayor Brown unleashed the police to attack bicyclists.
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Topics: bicycles, Critical Mass, police riot
Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
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The San Francisco Illegal Soapbox Society conducted races on Bernal Heights for years, and still does at unpredictable times.
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Shaping San Francisco
by Jim Swanson
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Original opening animation for Shaping San Francisco CD-ROM in 1998.
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Topics: San Francisco, animation, Jim Swanson
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Stan Weir, 1921-2001, was a longtime labor radical... called "Red" during his days as a longshoreman, he led 57 B-Men in a Kafkaesque struggle with Harry Bridges and the ILWU Executive Committee, after they were cashiered over breaking rules that had been developed secretly and imposed retroactively! Weir's many writings covered rank-and-file union politics, focusing on as he liked to put it, "unions that stay on the job." In this 2-hour 1997 interview/discussion with Chris...
Topics: rank-and-file, wildcat strikes, union democracy, hierarchy, unions that stay on the job, AFL-CIO,...