Randy Shaw: Despite its title, Desmond’s book says more about the moral outrage of urban poverty and the failure of Bill Clinton’s 1996 welfare “reform” than it does about the eviction crisis in the United States.
Randy Shaw: The transformation of once affordable working-class neighborhoods into upscale enclaves is said to be “inevitable” in urban America. But in the Tenderloin, long-term tenants can work for neighborhood improvements knowing that its low-income housing stock will remain.
lthough Gabriel Sherman’s biography of FOX News President Roger Ailes (The Loudest Voice in the Room) was widely reviewed in January, it seems almost forgotten. Sherman’s exposure of the traditional media’s submission to Ailes’ news judgment is the likely reason, as editors wish the book and story would just go away. When historians look back […]
esar Chavez, a feature film on the farmworker leader, was previewed in Berkeley on March 5 prior to its March 28 national release. Based on the audience response, the film will help inspire a new generation of young activists to push for social justice, and will particularly resonate with Dreamers and others pushing for immigration […]
Randy Shaw: House of Cards glorifies union bashing and entitlement slashing within a political landscape whose absence of activist groups or anyone remotely progressive resembles a Republican fantasy world.