Can We Predict the Global Future? Part 1

By Alexey V. Byalko and George B. Kauffman The humorous statement, “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future,” including its numerous variants, has been ascribed not only to Yogi Berra but also...

James Beck Gordon: The Drum Czar

By Boston Woodard If someone told me I would someday be in a rock ’n’ roll band playing bass with “Superman” on drums, in prison, I would have suggested that they get their head examined....

Freefall into Madness: The Fresno County Jail’s Barbaric Treatment of the Mentally Ill

Reported and written by Fresno State journalists Sam LoProto, Damian Marquez, Angel Moreno, Jacob Rayburn, Brianna Vaccari, Liana Whitehead and their professor Mark Arax. For the past six years, in an effort to cut costs,...

International Year of Chemistry 2011: Marie Curie’s Struggle against Sexism and Xenophobia

By George B. Kauffman The 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations has proclaimed 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) under the leadership of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

Archive: Articles on Homelessness in Fresno

(Articles on homelessness in Community Alliance in chronological order) updated April 8, 2018 City of Fresno Criminalizes Poverty Monday, Sep 23rd, 2002 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/09/23/1510061.php The City of Fresno Moves to Evict Homeless from Tent City Saturday, Jan 31st, 2004 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/01/31/16692241.php Down...

Time to Make Fresno the Renters’ Rights Capital of the Central Valley

Fresno tenants put up with a lot-abusive landlords, poor living conditions, retaliation threats, arbitrary evictions and unaffordable rents. Bad landlords operate with impunity, and tenants are afraid to assert their rights. Last year, Rev. Sharon...

Fresno Police Shoot Unarmed Man in the Back

Angelo Fernandez had just gotten into the back of his brother’s car after they bought a few things from a discount store at Peach and Belmont. With his brother in the front and his...

Building a War Abolition / Peace Movement

By David Swanson for Peace Fresno At least ninety percent of humanity is represented by governments that wage war much less than the U.S. government. Over ninety-nine percent of people in the United States...

2012 City of Fresno Salary Information

According to the Fresno Bee, 80 City of Fresno employees make more than $130,000 a year. Five employees make more than $200,000 a year. Are these government bureaucrats willing to make the same sacrifice...

Clearing the Air: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation

By Tom Frantz Recent visitors to the Sierra Mountains above the San Joaquin Valley are shocked to see the dead and dying trees of these once magnificent forests. This devastation is spreading from south...

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