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J20 - Occupy Wall Street West #OccupySF #OWS
January 20, 2012

Photos from the Occupy Wall Street West J20 actions and marches.

 

Behind police lines after 12/7/2011 #SFPD raid on #OccupySF #OWS
December 7, 2011

I was able to get behind the #SFPD police lines to take some photos of the aftermath of the raid on #OccupySF. Most of the encampment had been dismantled and it was very quiet except for a garbage truck being used to crush #OccupySF belongings. I took as many photos as I could until I was forced to leave.

 

Repeal Prop 8!
Thousands March Through San Francisco
November 7, 2008

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Pride 2008
Videos from the 2008 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade
June 29, 2008

 

Pride 2007
Photos from the 2007 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade
June 24, 2007

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Flash
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Big Love
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Flame
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Medals
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Rainbow Hands

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Friends of The Pink Triangle 2007
The Annual Installation and Commemoration Ceremony
June 23, 2007

Early on a Saturday morning, the day before the annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade, Friends of the Pink Triangle install the giant pink triangle on a hilltop that will overlook the parade route.

After the installation, a commemoration ceremony is held -- and then it's time to celebrate!

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Freedom
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Hammer 2
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Hammer 3
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Stars Dancing
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Spray
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Hammer 4

 

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Goodbye, Dad
David Wagner:  1938 - 2007
May 15, 2007

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Dad and me
(East Corinth, Vermont)

In a New England forest during autumn, under a tree that's just lost its leaves, my dad and I are talking politics and philosophy. Discussing politics with family members has become emotionally and socially risky in these times -- but, between him (a former Planned Parenthood executive) and me, politics is one of the safe topics of conversation, and no argument ensues. While sifting ideas on what to do about George W. Bush and how to protect a women's right to choose -- (yes, this really is what we talk about) -- light washes over us from the sun low in the horizon (is it rising? setting? I don't know) and, for a moment, I turn away.

It is in this moment that he jumps into the lowest branches of the tree, and the sunlight upon him has turned golden red. He smiles and gives me a wink. A mild gust buffets the branches. Ever the photography enthusiast, I'm thinking that this would make a great picture. I reach for my camera, but all I have is a little candy bar cell phone, and each time I try to take a picture, I only catch a blur as he deftly climbs higher into the tree.

Soon Dad is perched in the highest branches of the tree. He waves at me and I wave back. He looks up at the clouds, now gray-blue and salmon colored, and starts to float upward. Branches snag his legs and hold him tenuously, as a tree holds a fruit about to fall, but they soon let go, and he is free.

He lofts upward from the forest and I catch glimpses of other people with him, spirits dancing with my dad.

Distracted by the sun glinting off the rustling trees, I lose sight of him.

"Goodbye, Dad," I say. Goodbye.

***

When I was a child, I had small, cheap Instamatic camera (my first camera), and as in the dream above, capturing what I saw was an elusive process. Nonetheless, I did have some early photographic success. Here are some snapshots of my dad, two of which I'd shot with the Instamatic:

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Dad and Granddad
(This is one my first photos.)
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Mom, Dad, my sister, and me
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Dad
(another of my early photos)
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Dad and me on a mountain on the coast of Maine
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Dad's snapshot of me on the mountain
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Allie (my stepmother), me, and Dad

 


The Peace Majority: Troops Home Now!
Protesters Tell the New Congress to Listen to the Will of the People
January 27, 2007

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Impeach 7

Protesters across the country sent a message to the new U.S. Congress today: The people want the war to end.

Here are photos from the San Francisco protest and march:

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Impeach 10
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We've All Been Fucked 2
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Liars 2
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Troops Out Now 2

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Roe v. Wade: We Won't Go Back!
Confronting the Anti-Choice Zealots
January 20, 2007

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Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries 1

SAN FRANISCO - Just days before the 34 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, pro-choice activists confront anti-choice participants in the so-called Walk for Life.

 

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Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries 3
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My Body My Choice 1

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Beach Impeach
Flash Mob Forms Giant Impeach Sign on San Francisco Beach
January 6, 2007

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The World Can't Wait!
Thousands March Against the Bush Regime
October 5, 2006

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Time To Go
 

Gathered at noon, in a cold mist of rain Daniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame, quoting Thomas Paine spoke to the crowd gathered in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza: "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

Just after one the crowd started marching down Market street and continued on to the San Francisco Federal Building. Here are photos from the march.


Pride 2006
Photos from the 2006 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade
June 25, 2006

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Grand Marshal Jennifer Beals
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Dykes on Bikes 3
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Ally Action 2
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Compton's Cafeteria

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Outrage Against AT&T
Protest at Building with Secret Spy Room
May 24, 2006

 
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Shame on you AT&T!

Gathered outside of the onimous and nearly windowless AT&T (formerly SBC) San Francisco central office, and the location of a secret NSA spy room, protesters held signs stating "Honk to Keep the Internet Open" and "Shame on You AT&T."

The protesters chanted "AT&T, you give over information, and now you want discrimination" in reference to both AT&T's handing over phone records to the NSA without a warrant, and AT&T and other telcos support of breaking network neutrality.

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Resisting Military Recruiting
Protesters Shut Down the Oakland Military Recruiting Center
May 15, 2006

 
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No War Drums

Starting with a rally near Oakland's Civic Center, protesters marched down Broadway to 21st street where they blockaded the Oakland Military Recruiting Center -- Pasting signs with statements such as "Resist, don't Enlist" and "Army of None" to the windows of the center.

 

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We Are All Immigrants
Thousands March in San Francisco
May 1, 2006

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Holding signs stating that "we are all immigrants" and "legalización para todos " tens of thousands march down San Francisco's Market Street to citizenship and full rights for immigrants.

 

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America 1
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I'm Not a Criminal
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Justice
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Dignidad

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End the Genocide in Darfur
5,000 Link Hands Across the Golden Gate Bridge
April 30, 2006

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  End the Genocide in Darfur 7

As rallies were held across the United States, 5,000 people linked hands across the Golden Gate Bridge to protest the continuing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and to push for action by the United States and the international community.

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Direct Action Against the War

Stop this Damn War Now!

Stop the Wiretapping

Osama Bin O'Reilly Issues Fatwa

Stop the War Now!

Katrina Blame Game

10,000 Dead

Visual Timeline: Katrina versus Bush

Vigil for Cindy Sheehan

Bring it On, Cindy

Pride 2005

Counter-Recruiting at Wal-Mart

SF Unwelcomes Condi

Torturers out of San Francisco!

The Second Anniversary

Blog Recursion

Sidewalk Porn

A Cold Day in America

The Boxer Rebellion

A Wave of Support

The Art of Photojournalism

A 10-Step Guide to Surviving
-- and Fighting -- Bush's America

The Limits of Tyrants

Vote 2004

Turning Nevada Blue

Jesus and David: Tears for the Lost

October 7, 2004 - The Fascist Starbucks Therapist

Guantanamo on the Hudson

The RNC in NYC: The Un-Convention in the Streets

Fahrenheit 9/11: Opening Night

The Many Signs of Bush

Dubya's Doodles: The Uncensored Pre-9/11 Memo

Bush and Cheney Marry In San Francisco

Gay Marriage Will Allow Incest and Other Idiocies

Bill O'Reilly: Closet Leftist?

Peace Action

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Apologizes

March to End The Occupation of Iraq

The Spaminator vs. Arianna

Lessons I Learned from My Grandfather

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