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The neoliberal nightmares born in the Bay, and the people trying to stop them. sadfrancis.co

Sad Francisco Toshio Meronek, Tofu Estolas

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

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The neoliberal nightmares born in the Bay, and the people trying to stop them. sadfrancis.co

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    Trans Black Palestinian Solidarities f/ Jemma DeCristo, LaVelle Ridley and Mama Ganuush (May Live Show)

    Trans Black Palestinian Solidarities f/ Jemma DeCristo, LaVelle Ridley and Mama Ganuush (May Live Show)

    For our first live show taping in May, Jemma DeCristo, LaVelle Ridley, and Mama Ganuush spoke brilliantly on Trans Black-Palestinian Solidarity amidst the ongoing genocide in Palestine. Naturally, given the topic, things got emotional.
    Thanks to everyone who made the night possible!
    Jemma Decristo currently holds the record for most appearances on Sad Francisco! Her repertoire includes the episodes "Is the Transgender District a Force for Liberation or Gentrification?" and "Hot Cop of the Castro"
    This was LaVelle Ridley's debut episode; she will return!
    Mama Ganuush (the episode with Mama Ganuush from earlier this year, "We're Queer, We're Trans, No Peace on Stolen Land!" is a must-listen)

    • 49 min
    How South African Solidarity Encampments Worked f/ Matt Ray and Matt Wranovics (Left in the Bay)

    How South African Solidarity Encampments Worked f/ Matt Ray and Matt Wranovics (Left in the Bay)

    LEFT IN THE BAY exposes histories of the Bay Area that explain how we got our ideological reputation. Two from the collective, Matt Ray and Matt Wranovics, speak on their recent piece covering the Bay's protests in the 1980s against South African apartheid, and some lessons to genocide in Palestine.
    "They're watching you; don't let them down": the 1985 anti-apartheid occupation movement at Berkeley by Left in the Bay (at Notes from Below)
    Left in the Bay on Instagram 
    Left in the Bay on Twitter

    • 51 min
    5 Rich Guys Trying to Buy the Bay f/ Julie Pitta and Jeremy Mack

    5 Rich Guys Trying to Buy the Bay f/ Julie Pitta and Jeremy Mack

    Julie Pitta and Jeremy Mack are part of the Phoenix Project, which is tracking the wealthy wannabe overlords of the Bay. They run down dossiers of five extremely rich dudes who want to run local politics: Michael Moritz, William Oberndorf, Chris Larsen, John Kilroy, Jr., and Garry Tan.
    Phoenix Project - request the Phoenix Papers: Volume 2
    Episodes mentioned: 
    "VCs vs. SF" f/ Julie Pitta 
    "Michael Shellenberger Thinks He Knows Your Gender" f/ Soleil Ho
    "Stop Garry Tan to Stop Asian Hate" f/ Emily Mills

    • 51 min
    LAGAI-Queer Insurrection! w/ Deeg (Part 2)

    LAGAI-Queer Insurrection! w/ Deeg (Part 2)

     

    Part 2 of the conversation with Deeg, with more on LAGAI-Queer Insurrection (formerly Lesbians And Gays Against Intervention), the Bay Area collective that started organizing in 1983 in response to the US war machine meddling overseas.
    UltraViolet (LAGAI's zine)
    "How a queer liberation collective has stayed radical for almost 40 years" (Toshio in Waging Nonviolence)
    Episode with Deeg on the Boycott of Manny's in the Mission
    Episode with LAGAI member Kate Raphael: Queers for a Free Palestine

    • 40 min
    LAGAI-Queer Insurrection! w/ Deeg (Part 1)

    LAGAI-Queer Insurrection! w/ Deeg (Part 1)

    Deeg is back for some oral history lessons about LAGAI-Queer Insurrection (formerly Lesbians And Gays Against Intervention), a radical collective that started organizing in 1983 in response to the US war machine meddling overseas.
    Some of the same members from forty years ago continue to meet, plan direct actions, and send thousands of copies of their zine UltraViolet into prisons for free, with no 501(c)3 and next to no funding. We talk: avoiding burnout and cooptation, how to measure movement successes (and why sometimes you can't), and more.
    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode.
    UltraViolet (LAGAI's zine) "How a queer liberation collective has stayed radical for almost 40 years" (Toshio in Waging Nonviolence) Episode with Deeg on the Boycott of Manny's in the Mission Episode with LAGAI member Kate Raphael: Queers for a Free Palestine

    • 1 hr 4 min
    War of Information w/ Tiana Reid

    War of Information w/ Tiana Reid

    In the US, traditional media censorship of pro-Palestinian voices didn't start October 2023. A new report on Zionism's chilling effect on journalists is out this week, spotlighting how some reporters and editors self-censor, and corporate outlets keep Palestinian stories from being published. With Tiana Reid (@tianareid | tianareid.com
) of the National Writers Union's Freelance Solidarity Project.
    *This episode was recorded in March. Subscribers to our Patreon got this episode early. Help support the show there.
    Red Lines: Retaliation in the media industry during the war on Gaza National Writers' Union Freelance Solidarity Project

    Writers Against the War on Gaza
    Media Against Apartheid & Displacement
    International Federation of Journalists, War in Gaza death count
    Sad Francisco is produced by Toshio Meronek and edited by Tofu Estolas.
     

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Leo Marcel ?? ,

good show

informative, i learn about things going on in the bay that i wouldn’t otherwise know about

Lunith ,

voices from the san francisco i know & love!

as an international solidarity organizer in sf, it's SO refreshing to hear discussion & political analyses that aren't diluted by monied interests the way most other outlets in sf are. thank you for amplifying grassroots, people-powered movements! i appreciate you sm 🥹😭💕

aloofsocialite ,

Thought provoking

Interesting topics, nice baritone.

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