February 7, 2015, the march for Real Climate Leadership took place in Oakland. Thousands of people converged making it, what some are calling, the “largest anti-fracking march in history.” Image by Richard Iyall.
By Richard Iyall
On Feb. 7, our sacred Mother Earth saw what some called the “Largest Anti-Fracking Demonstration in History” (Dylan Donnelly/Fresno People’s Media, Earth First! Newswire, Feb. 10, 2015, issue). Despite a forecast of 2–3 inches of rain, followed by heavy winds, it was estimated that more than 8,000 people attended what was called the March for Real Climate Leadership …[Read the details]
By Gerry Bill
These are exciting times at the Dakota Eco-Garden (DEG). There are more and more success stories as current and former residents continue to move forward with their lives, and construction is about to begin on an innovative new eco shelter. On March 1, all of the above will be celebrated with a special event at DEG.
Dakota Eco-Garden resident Beverly Barnes in front of recently completed eco shelter, the first of several designs by architect Art Dyson.
The big celebration will begin at noon with the unveiling by celebrated …[Read the details]
On Feb. 10, the Public Safety Committee for California held aninformational hearing on Law Enforcement and Community Trust inSacramento. There were various panels made up of researchers, policeand community-based organizations. However, many people in thecommunity did not know about it. The few that did find out, some comingfrom as far as Los Angeles, waited all day for public comment, whichwas cut from three minutes to one minute because the hearing ran late.
By Jonathan Luevanos
On Feb. 10, the State of California’s Public Safety Committee held an informational hearing intended to address the …[Read the details]
By Hannah Brandt
This former history teacher is slow to jump on the “world is going to hell in a handbasket” bandwagon. The historian’s tendency is to reflect upon other periods of collective hardship, not only within a lifetime but also decades and even centuries earlier. Hearing my grandparents’ harrowing Dust Bowl stories from the Great Depression, for example, keeps things in perspective. Their already-poor families lost everything, and my grandmother spent most of her childhood subsisting on porridge.
Rarely do any societal problems emerge brand new, as humans tend to make the same mistakes over …[Read the details]
Interview and translation by Chonny Vang
(From the kNOw Youth Media: Fresno is home to the second largest Hmong population in the United States. The Hmong in America originate from Laos and fled that country because they assisted the United States military in the Secret War. Hmong refugees fleeing Laos stayed in refugee camps in Thailand before they were relocated to America and other Western countries. Zoua Vang, 39, grew up in a Thai camp and moved to Fresno in 1994 with her husband, three children and her in-laws. Vang would have five more children who were born …[Read the details]