In Memory of David Harris

(Editor’s note: David Harris is from Fresno and he went on to become a leader in the anti-draft movement during the Vietnam War. During that time, he was married to folk musician Joan Baez, who played [...] Continue Reading

A Musical Homecoming

It was a homecoming for musician Javier Navarrette. He led a master class and played a concert at Fresno State on Oct. 30. He is a graduate of Roosevelt School of the Arts, class of 1990. Steve [...] Continue Reading


Organize for better working conditions. Organize for environmental justice. Organize to win healthcare for all. We know that you can’t wait for the powers that be to bestow upon us what is needed to [...] Continue Reading

From the Editor

More Than Ever, Independent Media Makes a Difference It’s no secret that the City and County of Fresno received millions of dollars to manage the homelessness problem. Yet, nothing happened, and [...] Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

Ceres Paper Trump-Focused The quaint, culturally deficient municipality of Ceres in Stanislaus County is the unfortunate home of what could well be the worst weekly newspaper in America—the Ceres [...] Continue Reading

Neglect and Fatal Defects

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors (BOS) seems incompetent, indifferent and neglectful as they preside over a county care and service crisis. Several examples of the board’s offensive and obdurate [...] Continue Reading

Bitcoining Climate Change

I don’t envy Gov. Gavin Newsom. He has a young daughter counting on him to address climate change and safeguard her future. The burden of such a responsibility, so close to the heart, must weigh as [...] Continue Reading

Kherson: A City in Ruins

The city of Kherson, located in the south of Ukraine, is facing extensive destruction due to Russia’s “scorched earth strategy.” This strategy involves the deliberate burning, destruction and removal [...] Continue Reading

Republican Jesus

It’s one of George Bernard Shaw’s better-known quotations: “England and America are two countries separated by the same language.” Given the divisions that have been festering in our own country [...] Continue Reading

Crisis in the Middle East

The Oct. 7 surprise attack by Hamas. Israel’s retaliation in Gaza. Horrible images. Emotions are sky-high. Fear. Revulsion. White-hot anger. Uncontrollable grief. We can let all this emotion control [...] Continue Reading