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Defending Civil Liberties in Fresno

The American Civil Liberties Union affiliate staff in San Francisco used to joke that they should open an office in Fresno. That never happened, but it sure seems like it did. The affiliate and the [...] Continue Reading

ACLU Campaigns for Justice Tour

So far, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has brought its Campaigns for Justice Tour to 10 cities in northern California including Merced on March 2 and Fresno on March 9. Visalia is a future [...] Continue Reading

Progressive News Briefs

Mayor’s Privatization Scheme Defeated Fresno’s commercial solid waste workers won an important victory when City Council members voted 4-3 to stop a privatization effort led by Mayor Ashley [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Area Chapter ACLU

On January 27, we finally had our day in court. People still remember the televised video of the beating of Glen Beaty, a homeless man, on February 9, 2009. On February 24, 2009, the ACLU faxed, [...] Continue Reading

Progressive News Briefs

Fresno Police Officers Beat Homeless Man In February 2009, Fresno police officers Jeff Gross and Scott Payn were caught on videotape beating Glen Beaty. Beaty, who was homeless at the time, had been [...] Continue Reading

Grass Roots Profile: Meet Steve Malm

These profiles are intended to give recognition to some of the individuals who make important contributions to our progressive community and to illustrate the numerous forms their service can take. [...] Continue Reading