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Colombia: Is Lucas Villa’s Death a State Crime?

By Juan Trujillo Limones “There has been persecution against my family before and after the attack against my brother, so that was something premeditated; we understand that it is a state crime,” said Sidssy Uribe Vázquez, Lucas Villa Vázquez’s...

UFW Foundation Demonstration in Fresno

By Peter Maiden A demonstration sponsored by the United Farm Workers Foundation took place on June 30 at the Robert E. Coyle Federal Building in Fresno. Around 40 protesters were there to pressure Senator Alex Padilla, who has an...

Labor Rights Caravan Reaches Out to Farmworkers

By Peter Maiden The Labor Rights Caravan reached the small town of Huron on June 26. Volunteers set up pavilions in the parking lot of a Mexican bakery, the Panadería de Dios. In the 100-degree heat, they met a...

Giant Sequoias Killed by the Thousands in Castle Fire

By Vic Bedoian The 2020 SQF Complex Fire in the southern Sierras scorched more than 176,000 acres in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and the adjacent Sequoia National Park. Now, a report compiled by federal scientists indicates far more...

School Board Excludes Spanish Speakers

By Kevin Hall Politics trumped best practices in the recent push by Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) Trustee Elizabeth Jonasson Rosas to name a new school after philanthropists Murray and Francine Farber. In a 5-2 vote to approve despite...

A Historic Day in Fresno

By Eduardo Stanley // Photos by Eduardo Stanley June 11 was a historic day in Fresno: For the first time, the LGBTQ+ flag was raised at City Hall while hundreds of emotional attendees from all over the Central Valley...

Bad and Good News

Welcome to the July edition. It’s amazing how fast time goes by. July isn’t just the middle of the year, it is also the beginning of summer, which officially started June 20. And we are not facing a “regular” summer. It is...

Concerns About Dyer’s Budget

I recently listened to a Fresno City Council meeting concerning the proposed budget. It appears Jerry Dyer (and others presenting his proposals) is in total charge of what he wants (i.e., Beautify Fresno, Operation Off-Ramp). Miguel Arias and...

Great News from the Community Alliance

By Mike Rhodes This month, the Community Alliance has great news to share with you. We now have the resources to dramatically increase our circulation, reach farmworkers with an expanded Spanish-language section and put this newspaper into the hands...

A Historic Day in Fresno

By Eduardo Stanley June 11 was a historic day in Fresno: For the first time, the LGBTQ+ flag was raised at City Hall while hundreds of emotional attendees from all over the Valley cheered. “Today, we...

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