Daniel Ellsberg — the former military analyst responsible for the infamous Pentagon Papers intelligence leak — spoke at a rally for Army Pvt. Bradley Manning held near the San Francisco Pride office on Market Street on Monday.
Attendees were upset with the organization for rescinding the grand marshal appointment of Manning, who is openly gay and allegedly responsible for a major leak of U.S. intelligence to the WikiLeaks website. He is currently in a military prison. Read More
The federal government considers Pfc. Bradley Manning to be a traitor who deserves to spend life in prison for allegedly leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
But the Oakland-based anti-war group, Courage to Resist, is asking participants in the 42nd annual Pride parade Sunday to march in celebration of the imprisoned gay intelligence analyst as a hero. Read More
S.F. Opera Celebrates the Ring Cycle: On June 20, George and Charlotte Shultz hosted a party celebrating San Francisco Opera’s three complete cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring Des Nibelungen” (The Ring of the Nibelung), the composer’s epic four-opera cycle widely considered one of the greatest works ever conceived for the operatic stage. Guests included S.F. Opera officials, sponsors and cast members, including baritones Mark Delavan and Gordon Hawkins.
An attorney for SF Pride successfully compelled a YouTube user on Thursday to disassociate the shooting of five people on Saturday with the annual LGBT event. Read More
Here’s a short list of seasonal outdoor events in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.
North Beach Festival, June 18-19
The free 56th annual event features arts and crafts, a celebrity pizza toss, live entertainment and Assisi animal blessings both days. Read More