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Reaping Riches in a Wretched Region

By: Lloyd Carter Subsidized Industrial Farming and Its Link to Perpetual Poverty This two-part series shows how a long American tradition of helping small farmers has, in the past few decades in the [...] Continue Reading

SEIU’s Civil War

By: Bill Fletcher American workers need a labor movement grounded in social justice, not fractured, fighting unions. (This article was originally published by In These Times at For [...] Continue Reading

Green Washing the Milk

By: Robert Gammon Editor's Note: This article was originally printed in the East Bay Express The organic dairy industry has fallen on rough financial times in the past year. Small farmers have been [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Melts Down

By: Dan Waterhouse As 2009 draws to a close, some 125 City of Fresno employees know that their New Year’s Eve will not be a joyous one: When they wake up on New Year’s Day, they will be unemployed [...] Continue Reading


By: Richard Stone Matthew 25:26 says, “I was in prison and you came to visit me.” My colleague, Maria Telesco, understands the passage as a pronouncement by Jesus that the redemptive work his life [...] Continue Reading

Locked Up, But Not Forgotten

By: Bill Sanford and Maria Telesco On the wall, a sign said: Goal 3,900. That was the number of Ziploc bags to be filled for the inmates of the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in [...] Continue Reading

Speaking up for the Homeless

Human Rights Day is an international event sponsored by the United Nations. In Fresno, a press conference was held on December 10 where speakers at a gathering of advocates for the homeless lambasted [...] Continue Reading