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    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.

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The Malevolent Content: CDC-128-A

You would think methods for disciplining a prisoner for violating a rule would be straightforward, adequate and, most important, fair and honest. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Rules [...] Continue Reading

Scrap the Water Bond

Whether you call it "the water bond" or Proposition 18, the California legislature should scrap this proposed bond measure currently slated for the November 2010 ballot-not postpone it to 2012. Passed [...] Continue Reading

A Major Pollutant Goes Unregulated

Nearly three decades ago, federal scientists discovered the cause of a massive die-off of fish and birds at the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County, 10 miles north of Los Banos. [...] Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

I've just finished reading the article, "Down Prison Road," by David Bacon in the Community Alliance. What an engaging, informative, well-researched and thought-out piece. I like the way he introduces [...] Continue Reading


When I asked Bette Peterson my usual first question, "What are the beliefs and principles that guide you?," she said without hesitation, "None. I just have stories." And that was true. As we sat for [...] Continue Reading

Whose Water? Our Water!

Water Management--or Mismanagement--in Canada and California They say water is the new oil-the likely cause of future wars, and some current wars as well. Everywhere in the world water is an issue one [...] Continue Reading

Punishment by Cold

Just because someone has been in the prison system for an exorbitant amount of time does not mean he or she has "seen it all." The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) [...] Continue Reading

The Living Room to Close

Longtime Fresno HIV/AIDS provider The Living Room will close on June 30 unless a miracle happens. However, director Toni Harrison isn't waiting for that miracle to materialize. She hit the bricks at [...] Continue Reading