[Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission from Rolling Stone magazine (www.rollingstone.com).]
Much of the western United States has been hard hit by wildfires, including this September 2010 blaze that burned 6,181 acres in the Boulder, Colorado, foothills.
The first time I remember hearing the question “is it real?” was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by “professional wrestlers” one summer evening in the gym of the Forks River Elementary School in Elmwood, Tennessee.
The evidence that it was real was palpable: “They’re really hurting each other! That’s real …[Read the details]
The Revue Café in Fresno’s Tower District removed the Community Alliance newspaper from inside their coffee shop. The paper is now available from this newsstand on the public sidewalk, just outside the Revue.
The Revue Café, a coffee shop in Fresno’s Tower District, removed copies of the Community Alliance newspaper from its shelves and told our distributer that it no longer wanted our paper in the store. The owner said she did not agree with our politics and that we were controversial. This action, we have come to find out, is consistent with their hostile …[Read the details]
NLRB Judge Overturns Kaiser Election, Calls for New Vote
Kaiser workers’ right to a fair election was vindicated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In a 34-page ruling, Judge Lana Parke overturned last fall’s Kaiser Service and Tech election due to the illegal conduct of SEIU-UHW and Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser broke the law when it withheld scheduled raises and benefits to Southern California RNs and professionals who voted to join NUHW in January 2010.
When SEIU-UHW used Kaiser’s violation of the law to threaten workers as the centerpiece of their Service and Tech campaign, the …[Read the details]
Jim Hightower will be the keynote speaker in Fresno at a forum to be held on Saturday, October 1, addressing the topic of “Strengthening Our Voice: Bringing Valley Progressives Together.” This event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis. Following Hightower’s address, there will be a facilitated dialogue laying the groundwork for more effective collaboration and a greater progressive voice in the Central Valley.
Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author of Swim Against the …[Read the details]
The local Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chapter, the Central Valley–Sierra Progressives, proudly hosts Norman Solomon, candidate for California’s 6th Congressional district, at two special events on August 20. Rep. Lynn Woolsey is retiring, and Solomon will not only follow Woolsey’s lead but also push progressive policies further forward.
Winner of the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language, Solomon is an author, a speaker and a media critic, as well as a lifetime advocate for accuracy in reporting, especially on war. He has devoted …[Read the details]