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Historic Strike at Fresno State

Faculty members at Fresno State and throughout the California State University (CSU) system went on strike to call attention to stalled negotiations. The California Faculty Association (CFA) has been [...] Continue Reading

Walmart Expanding at Our Expense

“If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.” —Douglas [...] Continue Reading

Progressive News Briefs

Fresno Police Chief Accused of Racism A lawsuit, filed in Fresno Superior Court in February, says that Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer’s ringtone for Cynthia Sterling, an African-American former City [...] 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

From the Editor

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

Valley Vineyard Targets Indigenous Workers “Stupid Indians.” “Indians are of no use.” “Indians don’t understand anything or how to do anything.” According to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, [...] Continue Reading