By Hector Cerda August 2012 edition of the Community Alliance newspaper
These Native American runners for Peace and Dignity are going from Alaska to Guatemala. They will be in Fresno on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
The Peace and Dignity Journeys runners will arrive in Fresno for the fourth time in 16 years on Aug. 14. They are on their way from Chickaloon, Alaska, to Tikal, Guatemala. Peace and Dignity Journeys began in 1992 led by international indigenous leaders from North, Central and South America to reject the “discovery” of the Americas. Most important, this began …[Read the details]
Community Alliance Writer Thrown in the Hole (Again) By Mike Rhodes
Days before going to press we learned that our colleague Boston Woodard has been put into solitary confinement. Woodard, who writes for this newspaper about conditions inside the California state prison system, has been punished repeatedly as he sends his firsthand reports to us. Because reporters are no longer able to freely interview prisoners, we need to rely on journalists such as Woodard to write about what they are experiencing.
In what appears to be retaliation for telling our readers what is happening, Woodard writes, “I’m in the …[Read the details]
By Amy Goodman
Spain, the euro and the European Union are in crisis. Find out what people are doing to respond to the situation; what lessons can we learn from these activists?
As Spain’s prime minister announced deep austerity cuts in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spain’s failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets once again for what they call “Real Democracy Now.” This comes a week after the government announced it was launching a criminal investigation into the former CEO of Spain’s fourth-largest bank, …[Read the details]
I consider myself to be pretty observant about media issues both locally and nationally. That is why I was surprised to read in the New Yorker (June 25, 2012, issue) about a development that could be a game changer in the way the publishing industry works. It is one of those times when there is something so big happening that you don’t even see it coming. At least that is the way it seems to me.
The story was about Amazon and the development of electronic readers, such as the Kindle, iPads, and …[Read the details]
Asians Not Welcome
I just wanted to alert you to some good ol’ public racism happening in Fresno. I have alerted the local paper and broadcasts channels to no avail. I know this stuff happens daily, but it needs to be called out when it involves businesses that are open to the public. The offender is The Pressbox Bar in north Fresno.
A few weeks ago, my brother and his friends were there doing what all restaurant patrons do, and were not served their food. When they talked to the two managers, they were told by the managers that …[Read the details]