In 2014, the Fresno community marched during the annual May 1st march and rally demanding a stop to deportations. Image by Mike Rhodes.
By Leoncio Vasquez Santos
We are out in the streets of Fresno again this May First to continue putting in the public agenda the issue of immigration. In the 21st century, technology has advanced at a gigantic pace and is allowing us to witness firsthand what is happening across the world. The extreme capitalist system is globalizing our world, displacing millions of people from their place of …[Read the details]
Debbie Reyes, prison abolitionist with the California Prison Moratorium Project, and Juan Avitia, Fresno Brown Berets and the Mexican American Political Association, at a rally in front of the Fresno City Hall protesting the Sodomite Suppression Act. Image by Ernesto Saavedra.
By Ernesto Saavedra
In case you haven’t heard, at the end of February of this year, Matt McLaughlin, a lawyer out of Huntington Beach, submitted a proposal for a ballot initiative called the Sodomite Suppression Act. The act seeks to ban “sodomistic” behavior and all those that participate in it or even talk …[Read the details]
By Hannah Brandt
This month marks one year since the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) murders. That killing spree by a disturbed individual, Elliot, was an anomaly, though not as much as it should be. Although Americans like to believe our society exhibits enlightened views about race and women, ultimately we do not. We like to think that in beautiful places like Santa Barbara ugly things like sexual assault do not happen but they do. A lot. The reality is #YesALLWomen have been sexually assaulted.
According to the Department of Justice, “In the United States about 270,000 …[Read the details]
Maricela Mares Alatorre, longtime Kettleman City resident, speaking at a California Environmental Justice Coalition conference in November 2014 in Kettleman City. Image by Ernesto Saavedra.
By Vic Bedoian
Two environmental groups filed a civil rights complaint in April against the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. Last May, the state agencies approved expansion of the toxic waste landfill near the Central Valley town of Kettleman City. In response, San Francisco–based Greenaction and a local group, People for Clean Air and Water, based their complaint on the federal Civil Rights …[Read the details]
Community leaders and health advocates in front of the Fresno County Hall of Records prior to a Board of Supervisors meeting. Image by Building Health Communities.
By Augie G. Blancas
On April 7, thanks to the hard work of community leaders, health advocates and residents, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors (BOS) agreed to provide care to undocumented Fresnans through a limited, short-term specialty care program in a 3-2 vote, with Supervisors Andreas Borgeas and Debbie Poochigian voting no. The agreement includes a partnership between Fresno County and local healthcare providers, including Clinica Sierra …[Read the details]