By Stan Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Telecommunications and information infrastructure rely on the Internet and IP/VoIP platforms. The California Public Utilities Commission must exercise regulatory oversight to provide equal access, basic protections and to overcome the Digital Divide. SB 1161 (Padilla) is an anti-consumer, anti-labor giveaway to major telecommunications corporations that seek to cut the regulatory powers of the California Public Utilities Commission. SB 1161 does nothing to stimulate innovation in Internet services; it claims deregulation will somehow do this, but it is a completely unproven article of faith, and a deceptive pretext for this …[Read the details]
By David Swanson
Medea Benjamin will be in Fresno on June 24 to discuss her new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
In her spare time, between nonstop peace activism and leading international exchanges, Medea Benjamin has somehow managed to write the best book yet on the most inhuman form of war yet. The book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Even if you’ve been reading everything you could about drones, attending peace conferences and protesting in the lobbies of drone companies like General Atomics, you will learn a great deal from …[Read the details]
By Kaylia M. Metcalfe
It’s time for Pride!
The 22nd Annual Central Valley and Fresno’s GLBT Pride Parade and Festival (sponsored by News Link) will take place on June 2 in the Tower District from 10 a.m. to 3p.m.
The grand marshals for the 2012 Pride Parade are DJ Binx, Justin Kamimoto (founder of My LGBT+), Chantal/Victor, Veronica Salmeron and the Fresno County LGBTQ Task Force, Judge David Gottlieb, Brian Bishop and the SHARE Video Committee. This year’s theme is “One Nation under the Rainbow.”
As we all get ready for Pride, whether that be by …[Read the details]
By Vanessa Aranda
Last month, the Occupy Fresno movement participated in the May Day march in downtown Fresno (above), held a protest at Chase Bank to hold it and other banks accountable for the foreclosure crisis, and maintained their vigil at Courthouse Park.
Occupy Fresno, a protest that began Oct. 9, 2011, in Courthouse Park, celebrated its seventh month in May. In its seven months, the participants have raised awareness about a number of troubling issues including the unemployment rate; budget cuts to all levels of education; healthcare costs; major banks, including their fees and …[Read the details]
Scenes from the 2011 May Day March in Fresno, an event that the Bee somehow ignored.
The coverage by the Fresno Bee of the local May 1 march and rally in support of immigrant rights was simply amazing. It was, in my opinion, a clear reminder of why we need alternative/independent media coverage of local events. I looked at the front page of the Fresno Bee on May 2 hoping to see a photo of the 500 people who took part in the march and rally in downtown Fresno the day before. Seeing nothing there, …[Read the details]