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Calendar, Night&Day You Don't Need a Principal

You Don't Need a Principal

We tried teaching for a while. After students walked in bleeding, parents openly beat their children outside our classroom door, and administrators used business language to steal all the money, we quit. Our conclusion was that interacting with students in…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Readers Can't Drop a "Bomb" Cop to the truth: Peter Jamison's article detailing the excesses of the Weather Underground in the 1970s offers a single paragraph of historical context. The FBI's COINTELPRO program, Jamison allows, conducted…
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News, Feature Time Bomb

Time Bomb

On the night of Feb. 16, 1970, Brian McDonnell was sorting through bulletins on the Teletype machine at Park Police Station in the Upper Haight. The respected 44-year-old sergeant was checking results from the recent union elections, in which he…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Weathered


FRI-TUES 7/25-29 Corporations and the counterculture make for strange bedfellows -- William Burroughs advertising Nike shoes, for example. There was a time when such marriages were unthinkable, and nothing epitomizes those heady days like the Weather Underground. A tiny cabal…
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