1996 reenactment of 1906 picketer.
have a proud tradition of Social Activism,
from Women's Suffrage to the longshoremen strikes of Bloody
Thursday, on through issues of free speech, civil rights, peace, censorship,
and Reagan-era apathy about AIDS. The common thread among these demonstrators
is that the passion behind their beliefs moves them to act. They are activists,
after all, and they understand that no one ever changed the world by sitting
on the couch. Activists remind us that dissent is not un-American. It is,
in fact, democracy in action. Following are some of the issues that matter
to the people of San Francisco.
Copyright 2002 Hank Donat