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Sad Francisco

Aug 17, 2023

"This land is too valuable to let poor people park on it," said SF Redevelopment Agency head Justin Herman, about Asian and Black people living in Central San Francisco. Today many politicians are acting like it's the 1950s all over again. Niccolo Calderaro, professor of anthropology at SF State, speaks on resistance then and now.

Niccolo Calderaro's article in Progressive City: "Community Mobilization against Eviction in 1970s San Francisco & the contribution of Chester Hartman": 

Niccolo's book, "An Ethnography of the Goodman Building: The Longest Rent Strike":

John Fossum, California Law Review, "Rent withholding and the improvement of substandard housing":

"Oakland-Based Government Finance Director Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Public Funds":

Curtis Choy's "Fall of the I-Hotel" (trailer):

Chris Carlsson's essay "The Freeway Revolt," at FoundSF: 

Bay Area Tenant and Neighborhood Councils: