By Community Alliance Staff
About 100 people held a candlelight vigil at the Federal Courthouse in Fresno on Jan. 20 in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that granted corporations the same rights as people and allowed them to define unlimited corporate money in political campaigns as free speech.
The national action, taking place in more than 100 cities across America, was begun by the Move to Amend campaign (www.MoveToAmend.org) and is supported by other national organizations such as Public Citizen, Common Cause, People for the American Way and Democracy for America.
The U.S. …[Read the details]
Por Jesús “Chucho” Mendoza
image by Thomas Aleto
Para comprender a México y su situación actual no basta con ser mexicano; de hecho se necesita un poco más que eso. Para empezar se debe que tener una mente abierta y objetiva dado que existe mucha historia por aprender y analizar. Es decir, se debe tomar esta tarea desde un ángulo histórico para en verdad poder tener una imagen real de la situación. México desde sus orígenes no solamente ha sido moldado por el mexicano sino también por intereses e intervenciones extranjeras. Para ejemplos de ello …[Read the details]
By Sal Sandoval
Tenants Together celebrate their victory at the Merced City Council meeting.
Stymied by renters evicted when investors surrendered homes due to foreclosure to the banks, a juggernaut of realtors, developers, appraisers and other moneyed interests seek to overturn a Merced City Council decision endorsing “Just Cause for Evictions.” The ordinance passed and then survived two readings by the Merced City Council on Nov. 7 and Nov. 21, making Merced the first city in the San Joaquin Valley to pass such a measure.
Merced joined 15 other cities in California with similar measures …[Read the details]
Community Alliance correspondent Sal Sandoval interviewed Reverend Edward Pinkney (above, with his wife Dorothy) in Chicago. If what is happening in Benton Harbor doesn’t scare you, then you aren’t paying attention.
On May 23, 2011 I had the privilege of interviewing the Reverend Edward Pinkney and his wife Dorothy in Chicago. Rev. Pinkney has gained national recognition for his leadership in galvanizing the impoverished community of Benton Harbor, Mich., in its fight over the corporate takeover by Whirlpool.
As Rev. Pinkney, who will be on a California tour in late July, puts it: …[Read the details]
For more information about the World Courts for Women, see the Women’s Economic Agenda Project web site at http://weap.org.
The California Central Valley Journey for Justice has provided its endorsement to the World Courts of Women and invites other Central Valley groups and individuals to do the same.
The World Courts of Women will focus on “recording and discussing the different injustices that people have been experiencing because of poverty. The Courts of Women seek to weave together objective realities (through analyses of the issues) with subjective testimonies of the women; the personal with the …[Read the details]