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The Fresno Democratic Party provided leadership in the days following the tragic shooting in Tucson by organizing this candlelight vigil.
Dozens of individuals from communities throughout Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties joined together in a peaceful vigil on January 11. Individuals held candles and signs with the names of the victims of the recent tragedy in Tucson. The following statement was distributed to participants by the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee (FCDCC), which coordinated the vigil.
We offer our sincere condolences to the friends, colleagues and family members of those killed and injured in …[Read the details]
Stop this endless war! The accompanying article says why and the side bar from Peace Fresno (page 18) tells how you can get involved. Photo collage from www.wikipedia.org.
Despite a White House declaration that “progress” is being made in Afghanistan, by virtually any measure the war has deteriorated significantly since the Obama administration surged troops into Kandahar and Helmand provinces. This past year has been the deadliest on record for U.S. and coalition troops. Civilian casualties are on the rise and, according to the Red Cross, security has worsened throughout the country. U.S. allies are …[Read the details]
The message of the local Peace Community remains the same, but our strategy is changing. In 2011, the focus of attention will be Congressional lobbying, letter writing and education/research.
Congress has the power to fund or defund war. This year, we will undertake a structured approach to watching the legislative process and interacting with our three local U.S. Representatives. Because members of the U.S. House of Representatives stand for election every two years, they are closer to and more easily influenced by constituents than the President or our senators. David Swanson, author of …[Read the details]
An Antiwar Speech, a Strange Pronouncement by the Police Chief, and more. . .
About 650 people marched to honor Martin Luther King in downtown Fresno on January 17, 2011. When the march stopped at Fresno City Hall, elected officials and a couple of community activists spoke. Newly elected Fresno City Council member Clint Olivier spoke out strongly against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can read his speech in the Progressive News Briefs section of this month's newspaper.
Union members participated in this year’s MLK march. Some participants thought …[Read the details]