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There are days when I feel like I’m living in a parallel universe. For example, take the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day march in downtown Fresno, which I attended. The contradictions that held that [...] Continue Reading

Progressive News Briefs

City Gives Homeless the Bum’s Rush The City of Fresno is able to create the illusion, through its capable public relations team, that it is working hard to end homelessness. It has even convinced [...] Continue Reading

Oppliger-Gate: The Saga

By Maria Telesco Frantically fishing for flaws in our [in]justice system: Eureka! I found one! OPPLIGER-GATE! Astounded, I hastened to exhume evidence of malfeasance, blogs being my main [...] Continue Reading

Fresno: How I Love Thee

Local Organizers Take on Disparities and Call to Action Oh Fresno… “I love Fresno.” This rarely leaves the lips of Fresno residents or visitors. Shame of our city hovers thickly, holding hands with [...] Continue Reading

Speaking Truth to Power

By: Kathy Kelly There is a phrase originating with the peace activism of the American Quaker movement: "Speak Truth to Power." One can hardly speak more directly to power than addressing the [...] Continue Reading

From the Editor

By: Mike Rhodes Like most Community Alliance readers, I want to believe that our lives in Fresno are improving as we work through the many serious problems that confront us. In the past year, the [...] 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