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When Punk Mattered: At the Dawn of the Neoliberal City

Tweet Originally published in “Boom: The Journal of California” Punk rock, hip-hop, reggae/dub and world music burst forth simultaneously and marked the receding waves of worldwide revolt that, in 1968, appeared on the verge of “changing the world.” They were an enunciation of failure and a denunciation of surrender… They carried forward a militance and […]

Ça Suffit? Politics In the Early 21st Century

Tweet First, a huge thanks to everyone who supported the Pigeon Palace effort. It seems that we are going to be able to stay here in our home on Folsom Street in San Francisco permanently! There are some final hurdles to overcome, but it’s looking pretty solid at the moment. By the end of summer […]

One Trap or Another

Tweet As you can see from the previous entry, we are up against it here at the Pigeon Palace, my home since 2004. In fact, the tidal wave of speculation and displacement crashing over the Mission District right now seems to be accelerating, perhaps due to the common sense feeling that this bubble is about […]

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