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    Mike Rhodes is the executive director of theCommunity Alliance newspaper and author of the book Dispatches from the War Zone, about homelessness in Fresno. is his website. Contact him at

Community Unites Against Hate

Speakers at the Jan. 25 Stop the Hate Town Hall identified the path to ending the violence against marginalized communities: Report all incidents of hate crimes, increase solidarity between impacted [...] Continue Reading

Stopping Hate Crimes Town Hall

Hate crimes are on the rise in Fresno. Recently, a gay couple was physically assaulted in the Tower District (see page 1). A vicious and racist sign was put up near Central High School, anti-Jewish [...] Continue Reading

Support Local/Independent Journalism

The Community Alliance newspaper delivers news and analysis not controlled by corporate interests, the ruling elite and others that put profit before peoples needs.  We stand with those fighting [...] Continue Reading

Stir it Up – Wednesday, October 5

Stir it Up - Wednesday, October 5 at 3 p.m.KFCF 88.1 FM Daren's guest will be Michael Evans, a local progressive expert on the election process, who will tell us about the “good” candidates you [...] Continue Reading

Central Valley Progressive PAC

September 2022 Sponsored Page Progressives and Electoral Politics By Mike Rhodes We all want a lot of the same things: A living wage for all workers.Reproductive health rights for [...] Continue Reading

Progressives and Electoral Politics

We all want a lot of the same things: A living wage for all workers.Reproductive health rights for women.Environmental JusticeImmigrant rights.Clean air and waterLGBTQ rightsHealth Care for [...] Continue Reading

Stop the Hate

The Community Alliance newspaper is launching a Stop the Hate campaign and is seeking your input to identify, vocalize and eradicate “hate” in Fresno [...] Continue Reading

Community Alliance Welcomes Cartoonist

There is a new cartoonist in town and we at the Community Alliance newspaper are thrilled that he reached out to us to share his talents. It was the paper’s progressive content that caught his eye and [...] Continue Reading

How We Handle a Controversial Article

In July 2022, the Community Alliance newspaper printed “Smell Their Dairy Airs,” written by Kevin Hall for his “Climate Politics” column. The article was also on our website but was removed because of [...] Continue Reading

She’s a Witch

There are some wild accusations coming out of the Madera County Board of Supervisors District 5 race. In a mailer, candidate Mark Reed accused his opponents’ supporters of being witches and warlocks. [...] Continue Reading