Angelo Fernandez was unarmed when he was shot in the back by a Fresno police officer.
Angelo Fernandez had just gotten into the back of his brother’s car after they bought a few things from a discount store at Peach and Belmont. With his brother in the front and his friend next to him, he was expecting an uneventful ride back to his brother’s apartment.
From out of nowhere, two large unmarked vehicles ran into the front of their car and another car blocked them from the back. Fernandez jumped out of the car and …[Read the details]
An electronic signboard warns drivers of an upcoming DUI and license checkpoint on Ashlan Avenue, near Marks Avenue in Northwest Fresno, Calif. on Saturday, June,11,2011. Photo by Paul Martin Schlesinger
When you think of DUI checkpoints, you might imagine drunken drivers justly being taken off the road. However, a closer look at the actual practices of the Fresno Police Department (FPD) and public enforcement agencies around California show that the vast majority of offenders at checkpoints are not intoxicated drivers, but rather unlicensed drivers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants unable to obtain …[Read the details]
A Progressive Analysis of the Local Budget
Community Alliance staff and volunteers got together for a retreat in June to discuss our vision and plans for the future. Expect this newspaper’s circulation to continue to increase, and you will see us utilizing new technologies to get our message out and more young people writing for the paper. Photo by Howard Watkins.
Right-wing forces in city and county government are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of poor and working people. They want to do this by privatizing essential government services, they want to …[Read the details]
The media has asked: “Obama invaded Libya and where is the peace movement?”, and flatly stated we are hypocritical. My answer: we’re all over. For 10 heartbreaking years we have been in Reedley, Fresno, SanFrancisco, LosAngeles, on Mooney Blvd. in Visalia to name a few places. We’re on the phone and computers to call and email the White House and Congresspersons. We’re watching our country devolve into torture, detaining innocents, hiring mercenaries who kill indiscriminately. We watch babies limbs blown off, journalists killed, holy men hacked to death and children crying beside their dead parents. We watch as our …[Read the details]
There comes a time when efforts to avoid the truth begin to fail, when one can no longer go about daily life and pretend that all is okay. If you are like most of us, you are experiencing this.
There comes a time when one can no longer shut out the atrocities of U.S. foreign and military policy: trade agreements that destroy farming; mass unemployment, especially among communities of color; illegal detention and torture; increasing drone attacks resulting in mass civilian deaths; and, once again, a President who lies the United States into another war for …[Read the details]