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  • Community Alliance

    The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

Letters to the Editor

[Editor's note: Following are letters we received from prisoners in March. We provide every prisoner who requests one a free subscription to the Community Alliance newspaper. In a recent letter, we [...] Continue Reading

Grown Men Don’t Cry, Do They?

By: Maria Telesco Grown men don't cry, especially in prison, where it might be interpreted as a sign of weakness. At least that's what some say. People also say that prisoners who commit violent [...] Continue Reading

Grassroots Profile

By: Richard Stone Kamal Abu-Shamsieh is the current (and first) director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno (ICC). With no precedents to draw on, he has been given the opportunity/challenge to [...] Continue Reading

Rally for Immigration Reform

By: Stan Santos On May 1, 2006, I stood on a corner near downtown Fresno and looked east. I was suddenly moved to tears by the sight of a river of humanity flowing down Ventura, formerly Cesar Chavez [...] Continue Reading

Queer Eye

The Coming Out of Senator Ashburn By: Dan Waterhouse Bakersfield state senator Roy Ashburn, who has a deplorable voting record on queer issues, thought he could keep his public life public and his [...] Continue Reading

New Times Coming

By: Moises Lucas Sierra The March 4th Day of Action was a collective of students, faculty, staff and concerned citizens. The objective of the demonstrations was to highlight awareness of the state's [...] Continue Reading

2010 Fresno Film Festival

By: Jefferson Beavers One man risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan in Vietnam. A novelist and his wife openly spar over the ideal notions of sex, love and commitment. The families of a [...] Continue Reading

What Do Teachers Make?

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his [...] Continue Reading