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  • Mike Rhodes

    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


Organize for better working conditions. Organize for environmental justice. Organize to win healthcare for all. We know that you can’t wait for the powers that be to bestow upon us what is needed to [...] Continue Reading

Protecting Indigenous Rights

According to Fresno City Council Member Miguel Arias, Fresno is the first city in California to make changes to its Municipal Code that end discrimination against Indigenous people. The amendment also [...] Continue Reading

Can the Police Be Trusted?

California Attorney General Rob Bonta came to Fresno on Sept. 12 and held a forum with Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer, a panel of community leaders and several grassroots community groups. The purpose of the [...] Continue Reading

We Demand Immigration Reform Now

Demanding “Immigration Reform Now” demonstrations were held in Clovis and Bakersfield at the offices of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R–Bakersfield). These rallies were held in support of HR 1511 and [...] Continue Reading

How We Stop the Hate

On the hottest day in June, more than 100 people attended the Stop the Hate town hall at the First Mennonite Church in Reedley. Presentations included an impassioned talk by Shirley Guevara (Dunlap [...] Continue Reading

Tulare Lake Lives!

Imagine the largest lake west of the Mississippi on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. About 200 years ago, you could see flocks of birds arriving that were as loud as a freight train. Turtles, [...] Continue Reading

Opportunity for a High School in Huron

A high school in Huron would be a huge improvement in the lives of students and the community. No longer would students have to get up before the sun rises and miss extracurricular activities to take [...] Continue Reading

Reunión Comunitaria en Reedley

Detener el odio es el tema de la reunión comunitaria que se llevará a cabo en Reedley el 30 de junio de 2023. El aumento de los delitos e incidentes motivados por el odio va en aumento y este evento [...] Continue Reading