People of Fresno Speak Out 

On Nov. 11, several hundred people rallied at the corner of Blackstone and Nees avenues in Fresno calling for a ceasefire in Israel’s continuing war on Gaza. It was a diverse crowd with people of all [...] Continue Reading

From the Editor

So Much Hate, So Little Love In the past few years, we’ve witnessed an increase of rage everywhere. In these times of social media dominance, it is common to see short videos of drivers fighting at [...] Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

On Senate Candidate Barbara Lee “If the U.S. can fund an $886 billion defense budget, we can afford Medicare for All. If the U.S. can fund an $886 billion defense budget, we can afford the Green [...] Continue Reading

Right Wing Spreading

The electoral victory of Javier Milei in Argentina on Nov 19 sparked a feeling of enthusiasm among right-wing activists and demagogues such as Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Jair Bolsonaro (the former [...] Continue Reading

Evaluating an Averted Strike

During the author’s 30-year stint as a Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) instructor, teachers were encouraged to appropriate the so-called cycle of teaching in regular educational practice. The [...] Continue Reading

The Passing of Susan Rowe

The Central Valley lost a political icon on Nov. 16 with the passing of Madera County Democratic Central Committee Chair Susan Rowe. She was also active in the Rural Caucus of the California [...] Continue Reading

A Mystery to Me

Try as I might I cannot comprehend the current political world: the state of public opinion, the blame for this direction, the drought of honesty and integrity of one party, the concern re diminished [...] Continue Reading

Climate Change and Water 

A significant human and environmental crisis of the 21st century is thought to be climate change. Understanding climate change, sometimes known as global warming, is one of the most critical issues [...] Continue Reading

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