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  • Bob McCloskey

    Bob McCloskey is an activist and a reporter for the Community Alliance newspaper. Contact him at

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Fresnans Speak Out for Palestine

Zahra Al, a teacher and Fresno State alumnus, told the Fresno City Council on Jan. 11, “I am here for Palestine, I am here for Gaza. I am here to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire. I am [...] Continue Reading

Palestinian Flag Raised in Fresno

On Dec. 8, the Palestinian flag was raised at Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno, a month after the flag of Israel was raised there. Only three other U.S. cities have raised the flag of Palestine. More [...] Continue Reading

What If All the Cops Were Criminals?

“Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints.”—Rolling Stones  Unhoused residents say the Fresno Police Department’s Homeless Assistance Response Team members commit crimes [...] Continue Reading

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

Palestine and Imperialist Intent 

Although Hamas initiated the war with Israel, upon researching the war and related issues it seems that there are several factors that should be considered as the violence rages on. These [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Demonstrates about War

Since war broke out on Oct. 7 in Israel and Gaza, there have been several events and demonstrations in Fresno. Some events were in support of Israel, and several were in support of Palestine. There [...] 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

Death and Injustice in Fresno

There is an unequal justice system in Fresno. One for the police and the rich. Another for the poor and working class. For the unhoused of Fresno, there is often no justice. Some recent examples of [...] Continue Reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Suffering by the numbers: In 2022, the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department reported 582,000 unhoused individuals in the United States. Of that number, 233,832 were unsheltered and [...] Continue Reading

Lo Bueno, lo Malo y lo Feo

Las cifras que duelen: en 2022, la agencia federal de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) informó que había 582.000 personas sin vivienda en Estados Unidos. De esa cifra, 233.832 se encontraban sin [...] Continue Reading

Kill the Poor

The well-known punk rock band, the Dead Kennedys, released a song in 1980 about the neutron bomb called “Kill the Poor.” Here’s some of the lyrics. Now that we have the neutron bomb It’s nice [...] Continue Reading