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SFPD's Ugly History with Pepper Spray

When San Francisco Police came calling in June of 1995, 37-year-old Aaron Williams probably didn't think it would be his last day on Earth. But as the pet-store-burglary suspect emerged from his house, a dozen officers piled on him. Police pepper-sprayed him, restrained him, and placed him face-... Read More

Social Justice Groups Engage Occupy Movement

Social justice organizations in the Bay Area are joining forces with the Occupy movements in Oakland and San Francisco. Local nonprofits that have been advocating for the eradication of economic inequities in various sectors of society for years are finding that the Occupy movements are presenting... Read More

Leadership in Sustainability Awards Dinner puts spotlight on ‘eco equity’

WINDSOR - On Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Mary Agatha Furth Center in Windsor, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights executive director Jakada Imani stood at the intersection of social equity for youth and green job opportunities. As keynote speaker for the third annual Leadership in Sustainability Awards... Read More

1st-of-Its-Kind Community Solar Project

Community solar programs and projects of various sorts are hugely loved here on CleanTechnica, but a new community solar program in California is a little bit different than anything I’ve seen before (and it might be completely unique). It’s essentially crowdfunding the investment... Read More