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Music, All Shook Down Shout Along to "SHOCK-YOU-PY," Jello Biafra's New Occupy Anthem

Shout Along to "SHOCK-YOU-PY," Jello Biafra's New Occupy Anthem

It's never too late for another Occupy anthem -- right? -- especially when it's from the S.F. master of sardonic protest, Jello Biafra. Instead of waiting to release the song on their upcoming album (the hilariously titled White People and…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>Occupy This Album</i> Is as Massive and Inconsistent as Occupy Itself

Occupy This Album Is as Massive and Inconsistent as Occupy Itself

Remember all the hand-wringing last year over the so-called disappearance of protest music? As the Occupy movement hit its peak, capturing the attention of the country, commentators and older musicians were accusing contemporary artists of failing to grapple with the…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Protesters, Watch What You Tweet

Occupy Protesters, Watch What You Tweet

A New York judge has ruled that Twitter must release tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester, claiming the information, which highlights the chaotic arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge last year, is -- and should be -- public for the…
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Film, "Smugglers' Songs": A Glimpse down the Road to Freedom

"Smugglers' Songs": A Glimpse down the Road to Freedom

This episodic, easy-rolling saga of nomadic living and grassroots insurgency centers on a convivial band of armed traders in the French provinces in the 1850s. The monarchy finds them intolerable, for the Mandrins — named for their martyred leader —…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor John Avalos Tries to Stop Foreclosures with New Legislation

Supervisor John Avalos Tries to Stop Foreclosures with New Legislation

While in New York City, Occupy protesters celebrated their 6-month anniversary with mass arrests in Zuccotti Park, protesters in San Francisco are celebrating their anti-big bank existence with legislation that will, hopefully, put an end to these egregious home foreclosures…
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Music, All Shook Down Bruce Springsteen's <i>Wrecking Ball</i>: A First Listen

Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball: A First Listen

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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland: Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Protesters

Occupy Oakland: Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Protesters

Oakland officials truly upped the ante in their battle with Occupy Oakland when they secured a stay-away order for 12 protesters who were charged in connection with the weekend chaos in downtown Oakland.The demonstrators were ordered to stay 300 feet…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Jean Quan Calls on Occupy Wall Street to "Disown" Occupy Oakland

Mayor Jean Quan Calls on Occupy Wall Street to "Disown" Occupy Oakland

After a weekend of epic chaos that led to more than 400 arrests in downtown Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan says she is going to place a call to New York City -- home of the Occupy Wall Street movement -- …
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Music, All Shook Down Bouncer Finds That Even The Man Supports Occupy (Well, Sorta)

Bouncer Finds That Even The Man Supports Occupy (Well, Sorta)

From this week's Bouncer column: I like bars for the same reason I like Facebook: I can come face-to-face (literally and metaphorically) with people who have different opinions than I do. When I was growing up in the middle of…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Taunt Police After Eviction (Slideshow)

Occupy SF Taunt Police After Eviction (Slideshow)

The one immediate drawback to clearing out the Occupy SF camp was that it didn't do much to deter protesters; in fact the group only grew louder and more visible. In other words, they might have packed up, but they…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Should Protesters Stay or Should They Go? (Video)

Occupy SF: Should Protesters Stay or Should They Go? (Video)

​Noon came and went without action at Justin Herman Plaza today, the deadline by which the city wanted the Occupy SF tents to move to a new site near 16th and Mission streets -- and still there was no…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist W. Kamau Bell: "Stop Talking Shit About the Occupy Movement"

W. Kamau Bell: "Stop Talking Shit About the Occupy Movement"

Me and my socio-political stand-up comedy crew, Laughter Against The Machine, just finished our first national tour. Collectively we went to six Occupations, in New Orleans, Portland, New York, D.C., and San Francisco. And I would like to make…
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Music, All Shook Down Occupy the Pop Charts: Five Reasons Why We Like Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins

Occupy the Pop Charts: Five Reasons Why We Like Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins

Yesterday, San Francisco's own Third Eye Blind released "If There Ever Was a Time," a new song in support of Occupy Wall Street. Penned by frontman Stephan Jenkins, the song's lyrics are a cheery encouragement for young people to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seven Awful Things Ann Coulter Just Said About Occupy Wall Street

Seven Awful Things Ann Coulter Just Said About Occupy Wall Street

Ann Coulter's job is to say as many awful things as she can in the increasingly tiny slices of media time that she is afforded. Currently, she's peddling her book on talk radio stations around the country and probably wishing…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Police Arrest Man Accused of Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Occupy SF: Police Arrest Man Accused of Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Police arrested Pennsylvania man Wednesday for throwing bottles at a city workerWhile the city of San Francisco seems to have sworn a temporary truce with the Occupy protesters in Justin Herman Plaza, the police are still dealing with some of…
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News, The Snitch Move Your Money Day: San Francisco Residents to Dump Their Banks

Move Your Money Day: San Francisco Residents to Dump Their Banks

In what could be the first practical request by the Occupy Movement yet, protesters are asking everyone across the nation to take part in the "Move Your Money Day" tomorrow and divert their investments from big banks. It might seem…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Questions We Asked During <i>Hair</i>, None of Which Concern the Nudity

Five Questions We Asked During Hair, None of Which Concern the Nudity

You probably already know whether you want to see the rousing and athletic revival of Hair that pulled up to the Golden Gate Theatre last week. Having seen the show, we can say this: If you think you might enjoy…
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SF Weekly Letters

Obama Says No to Toke Federal focus should be stronger on alcohol: As far as I am concerned, the Feds should do the same thing regarding alcohol . Alcohol has killed more people…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Jean Quan Returns Medical Supplies to Occupy Oakland Camp

Mayor Jean Quan Returns Medical Supplies to Occupy Oakland Camp

Mayor Jean Quan vowed to return all the medical supplies that had been taken during last Tuesday's early morning raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment. Protesters who have been serving at the Occupy Oakland medics warned the mayor over the…
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News, The Snitch OccupySF: Politicians Crash the Party

OccupySF: Politicians Crash the Party

Those grumbling about the caliber of people camping out at Justin Herman plaza can't be thrilled about the latest wave of demonstrators drawn to OccupySF: politicians. Last night a near-quorum of the Board of Supervisors squatted along with the squatters,…
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