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imageFresno protest "Lights for Liberty"
by Peter Maiden
Around 400 came out to protest the concentration camps in the U.S. being filled with migrants....
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34PM
imageNewsom Administration begins public process for Delta Tunnel
by Dan Bacher
Newsom’s support of one tunnel to divert water from the Delta to corporate agribusiness and Southern California water agencies is no surprise. Newsom received a total of $637,398 from agribusiness in his 2018 campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from Beverly Hills agribusiness billionaires Linda and Stewart Resnick, the owners of the Wonderful Company two of the strongest supporters of the Delta Tunnel and promoters of numerous attacks on environmental protections for salmon and other f...
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:04PM
imageGovernor Newsom orders firing of top oil regulator after fracking increases by 103%
by Dan Bacher
The announcement of Ken Harris' firing came several hours after two watchdog groups, Consumer Watchdog and the FracTracker Allliance, released a report revealing that eight DOGGR officials own stock in corporations they are responsible for regulating. It also came after the many scores of articles I wrote and radio interviews I did documenting the expansion of oil and gas drilling and fracking and numerous conflicts of interests by oil and gas regulators in California under Governor Jerry...
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:17AM
imageFresno’s Radical Past
by Mike Rhodes
This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State....
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18PM
imageCalifornia’s Biggest Secret? How Big Oil Has Expanded Drilling Under Brown & Newsom
by Dan Bacher
Consumer Watchdog and the FracTracker Alliance today released data showing a major increase in permits for new oil and gas wells this year under Governor Newsom. From January 1 to June 3, DOGGR approved 2,365 new oil and gas well permits and 191 fracking permits. The data reveals that this year regulators have considerably increased the number of permits granted for drilling new wells (by 35.3%), well reworks (by 28.3%), and hydraulic fracturing (by 103.2%) as compared to the permitting r...
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:36AM
textLabor Friendly Urgent Request by Scott Schroeder
Dear Friends of Labor,...
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:49AM
imageCloser to Extinction: Spring Delta smelt surveys reveal record low numbers of fish
by Dan Bacher
“The outlook for the Delta smelt population remains grim after these lows. Despite good conditions in spring 2018 and 2019, the severely depressed number of adult spawners indicates a continuing weak potential for recovery,” said independent fisheries biologist Tom Cannon in his California Fisheries Blog on the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) website....
Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2019 9:41AM
imageMarch for Immigrant Rights in Fresno's Tower District
by Peter Maiden
Immigrant Rights March in Fresno's Tower District...
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:52PM
documentRare California Salamanders Move Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection
by Center for Biological Diversity
Salamanders at Risk of Extinction From Plans to Raise Shasta Dam...
Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:35AM
imageThe New War Against the Homeless
by Keith McHenry
Political recalls and the campaign to dehumanize those who live without housing....
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:18AM
imageICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities
by Chinga la migra
ICE will raid family homes across the country on Sunday, June 23rd. If you witness a raid in progress or other ICE movements, document what you see. Call a legal support hotline immediately....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:17PM
imageOregon Governor Kate Brown Signs Five-Year Fracking Ban Bill
by Dan Bacher
“While we applaud Governor Brown for signing the fracking moratorium into law, she needs to do even more to stop dangerous fracked gas infrastructure in Oregon," said Food & Water Watch Regional Organizing Manager Thomas Meyer. "A new Food & Water Watch report makes it clear that in order to address the climate crisis, we need to stop all new fracked gas infrastructure, including the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and the Pacific Connector pipeline. Governor Brown should use her executive au...
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29AM
imageBecoming the People Our Parents Warned us Against...
by Joel Eis
This is an article written for the Community Alliance newspaper in anticipation of the Reuniting for Peace and Justice: 50 Years of Resistance event on June 22 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist church in Fresno. 2672 E Alluvial Ave....
Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:09PM
image90,000 Comments Submitted Opposing Plan for New Drilling and Fracking on Public Lands
by Los Padres ForestWatch
Monday, June 10 marked the end of the second and final public comment period on the Trump administration’s plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate across the central coast region to new oil drilling and fracking. The 45 day period, which opened with the release of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, a study of the impacts that fracking would have on in the lease plan area, was the shortest allowed by the Nat...
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55PM
imageStop AB 1366 Deregulation of Telecommunications in California!
by Stan Santos
AB 1366 (Gonzalez) would end the ability of California representatives and watchdog agencies to protect critical communications infrastructure and services....
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:42PM
imageSacramento PD arrests 12-year-old Black child, places plastic bag over his head
by Mark T. Harris, SF Bay View
Sacramento residents are dismayed by word that a 12-year-old child, who stands 4-feet-10-inches tall and weighs fewer than 100 pounds, was inappropriately constrained by police officers and had a bag placed over his head....
Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 11:26AM
imageLegislation to mandate setbacks from oil drilling sites becomes two-year bill
by Dan Bacher
Most Californians, including many environmentalists, are unaware of how effectively Big Oil has captured California regulators. Photo: 17-year-old Nalleli Cobo, a Los Angeles resident who was sickened by toxic emissions from the oil drilling site, AllenCo., near her home, speaks at a Brown's Last Chance press conference at the State Capitol last year....
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:10PM
image2019 Sacramento African Day Weekend
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Africa Day 2019, Haile Selassie I: Ethiopian emperor legacy celebrated in Sacramento, California as Dr. Robert Kennon taught us long ago... few remember and fewer ready to do the work our ancient ancestors required of us today......
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 12:08AM
imageKeep Free Speech Alive
by Mike Rhodes
For 23 years the Community Alliance newspaper has served as a voice for the voiceless and a space where union and progressive activists have come together to demand a better Fresno. We need your Support by attending the Alliance Fundraiser...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:32PM
imageThousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding & To "Reform Charters"
by Labor Video Project
Thousands of teachers, parents and supporters of public education rallied in Sacramento on May 22, 2019. The CTA called for reforming the charters and more funding for public education. Teachers talked about their conditions and the effect of charters and privatization of education....
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:16AM