Editions

We Are All Tired and Can’t Breathe

We Are All Tired and Can’t Breathe   By Ernesto Saavedra  On Dec. 3, 2014, thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered in 43 cities, and more, in response to the missing 43 students (as of Dec. 7, it was 42) from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico. This occurred the night [Read the details]

Here Is How We Are Going to Win

Here Is How We Are Going to WinBy Mike Rhodes  When political commentator Jim Hightower was in Fresno in 2011, he said that “some claim that a populist movement can’t hold together, that it’s like herding cats. But those who say you can’t herd cats never tried a can opener. They will come. And our can opener is [Read the details]

Fresno to Ferguson

Fresno to Ferguson  By Hannah Brandt On one of the first cold days of the season, the glow of lights from a TV news crew in the distance amplified the foggy halo around Fresno’s downtown water tower. Eaton Plaza has been the scene of many gatherings for activists and citizens in the city over [Read the details]

Goodbye to the Inanimate

Goodbye to the InanimateBy Leonard Adame How many of us who moved away have come back to Fresno only to discover an almost foreign city? While I was gone for more than 18 years, the city doubled in size, mostly to the northeast. In fact, I found that new Fresno by accident as I [Read the details]

Release of the Cuban 5

  By Leni Reeves  I did not think I would see this day. The United States has a record of imprisoning prisoners for many years. Examples are Mumia Abu- Jamal, imprisoned after more than 30 years; Leonard Peltier, almost 40; Sundiata Acoli still not released after 40 years; and Oscar Lopez Rivera, [Read the details]

We Are All Tired and Can’t Breathe

Hands up Fresno!Action on the “Justice Corner”on Dec. 7, 2014

 

By Ernesto Saavedra

On Dec. 3, 2014, thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered in 43 cities, and more, in response to the missing 43 students (as of Dec. 7, it was 42) from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico. This occurred the night of Sept. 26 in Iguala, Guerrero, after police and students clashed earlier that same day.

Ayotzinapa: School of Teaching and Resistance

Ayotzinapa, and other rural schools like it, have a long tradition of …[Read the details]

Here Is How We Are Going to Win

By Mike Rhodes

When political commentator Jim Hightower was in Fresno in 2011, he said that “some claim that a populist movement can’t hold together, that it’s like herding cats. But those who say you can’t herd cats never tried a can opener. They will come. And our can opener is that set of progressive values: fairness, justice, opportunity for all.”

The Central Valley Progressive PAC (CVPPAC) is committed to developing an electoral strategy that succeeds in building unity and winning political power in Fresno. We’re also asking you to help us find that can opener.

…[Read the details]

Fresno to Ferguson

People in attendance wrote their names and thoughts on the banners laid out thatread “Black Lives Matter” and “Systemic Racism Kills.”

By Hannah Brandt

On one of the first cold days of the season, the glow of lights from a TV news crew in the distance amplified the foggy halo around Fresno’s downtown water tower. Eaton Plaza has been the scene of many gatherings for activists and citizens in the city over the years. On Nov. 25, more than 100 Fresnans came out to express their feelings of sadness and anger about …[Read the details]

Goodbye to the Inanimate

By Leonard Adame

How many of us who moved away have come back to Fresno only to discover an almost foreign city? While I was gone for more than 18 years, the city doubled in size, mostly to the northeast. In fact, I found that new Fresno by accident as I one day drove my daughter to work. As I drove near Ft. Washington, heading east on Sherman, the Beaver Cleaver neighborhood had suddenly swallowed me. Expansive, gated homes, wide four-lane streets, really fancy strip malls, an elementary school that seemed like a country club …[Read the details]

Release of the Cuban 5

By Leni Reeves

I did not think I would see this day. The United States has a record of imprisoning prisoners for many years. Examples are Mumia Abu- Jamal, imprisoned after more than 30 years; Leonard Peltier, almost 40; Sundiata Acoli still not released after 40 years; and Oscar Lopez Rivera, about 33 years.

The Cuban 5 are five Cuban men who were in U.S. prisons serving long sentences after being wrongly accused by the U.S. government of conspiracy to commit espionage against the United States, and convicted in Miami on June 8, 2001. They …[Read the details]