Homophobia Is on the Rise

By Marsha Conant It breaks my heart to see that acts of hate and hate speech are openly still being expressed in 2021. The insurrection in Washington, D.C., on...

Tower to the People

By Stephen Malm For the past several weeks, casual Sunday visitors to the Tower District have been met by an animated scene of demonstrators at the corner of Wishon...

Talking Points #6: A New Beginning

By Joel D. Eis This is the sixth contribution in a series of op-ed pieces that can provide talking points to strengthen the information...

Appeal for Understanding and Reconciliation from the Gandhi-King Global Network

By Jonathan D. Greenberg and Sudarshan Kapoor On Jan. 26, the Republic Day of India, a bronze statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi that had been given to the City...

This Is Democracy?

By Ruth Gadebusch When asked if this nation was a republic or a democracy, Benjamin Franklin is said to have answered, “A democracy if you can keep it.” Winston...

Student Debt Robs Young People of Their Dreams

By Jenny Manrique Five years after graduating as an audiovisual technician from SAE Expression College in Emeryville, Gabriel Stewart has $52,000 in outstanding student loans. Promised...

For Christ’s Sake, What the Hell Are You Thinking, Adventure Church?

By I. smiley G. Calderón By now, every Fresnan has already heard the horrible news that our city’s dear iconic Tower Theatre is being sold to a church.

Nicaragua and the Dilemma of Daniel Ortega

By Peter Maiden Some solidarity activists working in support of the first Sandinista government in Nicaragua (1979–1990) believed North Americans shouldn’t criticize the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN)...

This Puzzling World

By Ruth Gadebusch As I approach my ninth decade, I am increasingly concerned as to why we are having such difficulty fitting the puzzle pieces of life into the...

Enough Is Enough

By Ruth Gadebusch Yes, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.), enough is enough—more than enough. It has been more than enough for weeks now, actually months before the November election. Where...

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