Joaquin Murrieta Ride and Immigrant Rights March

By Stan Santos In the early morning hours of July 27, the Joaquin Murrieta Riders began their 40th anniversary pilgrimage, tracing the route traveled by the famed rebel until his “death” in 1853. Dozens of...

A Student’s Voice Heard

By Cheyann Wakefield As a senior at Fresno High, I look forward to what my future holds and I reflect on my experience as a Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) student. I think about what...

Ñuu Savi: People of the Rain

By Miguel Villegas Ventura Ñuu Savi = People of the rain Tu’un Savi = Language of the rain Ñani = Brother Ku’va = Sister Ve’e Tu’un Savi = The Academy of the Mixtec Language I would like to present the...

To Charter or Not to Charter?

By: Ruth Gadebuch "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be."-Thomas Jefferson. "Popular government without education is a prologue to a farce or a tragedy."-James Madison It...

Human Rights Commemoration in Fresno

By Sudarshan Kapoor “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard...

The Out-of-State Transfer Scam

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is again making a mad dash over the borders with large numbers of prisoners in an expensive attempt to reduce overcrowding within its 33 state prisons. Out-of-state...

Organized Camps Initial Solution to Unsheltered Homelessness

By Paul Thomas Jackson Editor’s note: “Organized Camps” is the second article in a three-part series on homelessness in Fresno. Organized camps are the right way to begin solving unsheltered homelessness in Fresno because—both in...

WILPF December 2015

WILPF Peace Community Crafts Faire   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 THE BIG RED CHURCH 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Come join the fun and enjoy homemade tasty soups and desserts while shopping for unique gifts made near and far....

ACLU Sues Over Failing Public Defense System in Fresno County

Tens of Thousands Go Without the Legal Representation the Constitution Guarantees The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, and the law firm Paul Hastings LLP filed a lawsuit...

IMMIGRATION

By Samuel Molina and Giselle Gasca In 2017, immigrant allies and advocates, including Mi Familia Vota, spent much of their time advocating for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and...

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