Posts Tagged ‘starbucks’

This Billboard Above the Masonic Starbucks Kicks Off Roe v. Wade Month in SF – Abortion Marches Coming

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

I can’t recall the last time I saw a pro-life billboard in San Francisco. Maybe never?

Here it is, on Masonic near Fulton – it’s all “My Doc Says, ‘I Could Smile Before I Was Born – 12 Weeks from Conception’”

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Things will finish up with Walk For Life West Coast and the home-grown counter-protest, both of which will occur on January 25, 2014.

Sometimes the counter-protest is a bigger deal, other times locals purposefully ignore WFLWC. I don’t know how it’s going to be in 2014…

Word on the Street: Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte – “IT’S JUST SHIT COFFEE” – Hate on Haight

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

This is what happens when you try to advertise on a Haight Street bus stop

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Video: “Black Bloc” “Street Battle” with SFPD on Oct 6 – “Fuck Columbus Day” – 22 Arrested in the Financh

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Well, yesterday’s West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March didn’t last all that long, as this four-minute video will show you:

OK then.

(The revolution won’t be televised but it will be on the Facebook, apparently.)

communique:

Columbus Day 2012 marks the 520 year anniversary of the genocidal and ecocidal project of Empire building and colonial expansion that began with the conquistador invasion of this continent and continues to this day through the daily violence and exploitation of global capitalism. 

It also marks the 20 year anniversary of the first American Black Bloc which disrupted the 1992 Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. 

This year during Columbus Day weekend, a West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist convergence is being organized in San Francisco. As a contribution to this effort, we are calling for friends and comrades to gather at 2pm on Saturday, October 6 for a rowdy march through the heart of the city’s financial district. 

We will honor the memories of all those who fought back and resisted the onslaught of empire over the past five centuries by unleashing the power of our own resistance in the very heart of capitalism on the West Coast. We are proud to stand in solidarity with others whose fierce struggles continue to hold off the machinery of domination and exploitation. 

We draw inspiration from the countless struggles of indigenous resistance to capitalist projects of development and expansion: from the mountains of Black Mesa, where elders fiercely protect their way of life in the shadow of a coal mine, to the rebel autonomous municipality of Chéran in Michoacán, México where both the repressive forces of the state and the drug cartels have been expelled while loggers infringing upon indigenous territory have been chased off communal lands, to the far north of Canada where indigenous peoples block roads and disrupt plans for expanding resource extraction while students and radicals in Montreal riot outside the gates of the Plan du Nord summit. These brave fighters motivate us to spread the fires of resistance in the ongoing struggles against colonialism and capitalism. 

It is also fitting that October 7 marks the 11 year anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, another brutal example of colonial domination’s recent manifestations. We invite all those who stand in opposition to Empire and in solidarity with the struggles of the Afghan people to join us on this march. 

The Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March will gather at Justin Herman Plaza for a rally at 2pm and the march will begin at 3pm sharp. Stay tuned for additional details and ways to get involved. 

This action is part of the Decolonize the New World 2012: West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist Convergence in San Francisco during Columbus Day weekend. The convergence is being called for by Decolonize and Anti-Capitalist comrades in the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area. 

For more information please visit http://www.decolonizethenewworld.noblogs.org

SFPD:

Officer Injured, Weapons Recovered from Protesters in the Financial District on 10/6/12

On October 6, 2012 at approximately 2:50pm, a group of protesters gathered at Justin Herman Plaza.  The group began a unpermitted march west bound on Market Street.  The group, a number of them wearing black clothing, masks covering their faces, took to the streets disrupting the normal flow of traffic.  Officers arrived in the area and were struck by projectiles thrown at them by members of this group.  One officer was struck in the head and sustained non-life threatening injuries.  The protesters were admonished multiple times that the march was unpermitted and there were causing a public safety hazard. 
When the group failed to leave the roadway, Officers encircled them at California and Battery and the protesters threw flares and bags of paint at the officers.  Some of the bags of paint contained rocks.  A portion of this group ran to the area of Pine and Sansome where they were detained. A number of police officers and their uniforms were covered in paint.
Police made approximately 22 arrests from both locations.  The suspects were arrested on one or more of the following charges: conspiracy, riot, refusing to obey a lawful order from a peace officer and resisting, delaying and obstructing a peace officer, and assault and battery on a peace officer.  A lawful search of the arrested suspects’ backpacks revealed that many were armed with hammers, an ice pick, flares and other weapons and more bags of paint containing rocks.  The suspects vandalized vehicles and businesses as the walked.  Any witnesses to these acts of vandalism are encouraged to notify the SFPD.  Attached are photos of some of the weapons the protesters had in their possession.”
See you next year!

Barista Battalion: An Army of Starbucks Workers Briefly Takes Over San Francisco City Hall – Why? Well, Why Not?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Here’s the proof, from a recent weekend morn:

Via mayordlee’s photos – click to expand

I wonder what this was all about…

“Give me an ‘S!’”

“S!”

“Give me a ‘T!’”

“T!” 

 

 

New Signage for Japantown for 2011: Here It Is

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I guess the hated concrete Peace Pagoda is getting honored here:

I won’t tell you which particular sign I notice.

BTW, the empty corner space at Webster and Post is going to be a large dentist’s office (boy, won’t that draw people to J-Town!) instead of the bustling coffee shop that almost went in six years ago…

Oh well…

It Seems a Former Starbucks Customer Started Up “Starbucked.com” – Anyway, Local Coffee Shops Approve

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I don’t know, I think I prefer my grass-roots movements to be grass-rootier than Starbucked.com.

As seen in the West Bay:

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There’s stuff about defective coffee makers? I don’t know what to say.

Anyway, it wasn’t what I expected from a Starbucks-hating website.

Check it out, if you want…

Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar Schools Volunteers at the Starbucks Coffee Ocean Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Does Starbucks Coffee have a portable indoor-outdoor lectern ready for public events like today‘s at our non-closed-down* Ocean Beach?

No doubt. See?

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(Now, speaking of Supervisor Eric Mar, was he really “made to look like a fool on national television,” recently? Nope. E. M. knows exactly what he’s doing. And hey, K.G., don’t you wish you were a Supervisor on national television talking about your pet issue? Oh, that’s right, E. M. is electable and you, at least so far, are not. O.K. fine. But keep reaching for those rainbows, Ken Garcia.)

Bon courage, Starbucks volunteers!

*Well, as far as the Feds are concerned (is Boner really that orange, IRL? Replace Color; click anywhere on the face; saturation slider to the left, a way to the left; Save) it’s open, anyway.

Starbucks Comes Out With Its Own Version of a Thirsty-Two Ouncer: Presenting the 31-Ounce Trenta

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Now they’re saying the new Trenta isn’t for coffee, it’s only for ice tea and lemonade and whatnot.

But it’s only a matter of time before they start serving up coffee Trentas - maybe your favorite barristi will do you a solid and fix you up some coffee Trenti just for you, you know, off-menu style.

Starbucks, first with the new logo, and now this.

What else will you have in store for us in 2011?

OMG, It’s the Sneaky, Pigeon-Toed “BlueTooth Bandit” – Takes Wallet Out of Your Purse at Cafes in the Marina, Polk Gulch, FiDi

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The slick, “Bluetooth Bandit is still out there, people.

Bluetooth Bandit is still out there, check him out on YouTube: Northern Station PSA 2

Check out his M.O., courtesy of StarBucksVision – start at 4:00 right here.

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Call the 911 when you see him at your coffee shop.