Homeless

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War on the Poor and Neo-Fascism 

To be homeless does not mean I don’t have feelings. To be homeless does not mean I can’t feel how others treat me. To be homeless does not make it okay to assume I am dirty. To be homeless [...] Continue Reading

Dire Circumstances for the Unhoused

Last winter in an e-mail to this reporter, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer said that “some people may not believe it, but I really do care about homeless people.” In January 2023, Fresno City Council Member [...] Continue Reading

In Memory of Eddie Montoya

BY SALLIE MAGGARD Eddie Montoya was found deceased on the streets of the Tower District in August 2023, and there was a memorial for him on Sept. 10. His name has been submitted to the National [...] Continue Reading

Fresno’s Homeless Seek More Warmth

Bitterly cold nights in the San Joaquin Valley this winter have homeless people struggling to stay warm. On a frigid Jan. 9 morning, people from the Homeless Union pleaded with City of Fresno [...] Continue Reading

What If All the Cops Were Criminals?

“Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints.”—Rolling Stones  Unhoused residents say the Fresno Police Department’s Homeless Assistance Response Team members commit crimes [...] Continue Reading

Death and Injustice in Fresno

There is an unequal justice system in Fresno. One for the police and the rich. Another for the poor and working class. For the unhoused of Fresno, there is often no justice. Some recent examples of [...] Continue Reading

From the Editor

We wish to have nothing but good news for our readers. However, I am afraid that won’t happen in this issue. Or anytime soon. What has happened recently at Fresno City Hall is disturbing: a recent [...] Continue Reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Suffering by the numbers: In 2022, the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department reported 582,000 unhoused individuals in the United States. Of that number, 233,832 were unsheltered and [...] Continue Reading

Lo Bueno, lo Malo y lo Feo

Las cifras que duelen: en 2022, la agencia federal de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) informó que había 582.000 personas sin vivienda en Estados Unidos. De esa cifra, 233.832 se encontraban sin [...] Continue Reading