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Punishing Fresno’s Most Vulnerable

By Mike Rhodes Two days after the final assault on homeless encampments by the City of Fresno and Caltrans, Rose and her daughter were trying to find someplace where they could sleep. When I found [...] Continue Reading

From the Editor

A Progressive Analysis of the Local Budget Right-wing forces in city and county government are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of poor and working people. They want to do this by [...] Continue Reading

Homeless Evicted With No Place To Go

By Serena Cervantes James Walsh (not his real name), a 38-year-old parolee with gray peppered black hair and a calm demeanor, smokes a “roly” cigarette outside the window of his second-story [...] Continue Reading

Festive Celebration at Roeding Park

On June 11, the Statewide Homeless Memorial Event at Roeding Park had a new twist this year, with some good improvements and some lessons learned, but all in all a good event. It was a festive [...] Continue Reading

Progressive News Briefs

Education Without Borders A march and rally was held in downtown Fresno last month to draw attention to the Fresno Unified School District’s high dropout rate, support ethnic studies programs and [...] Continue Reading

Crossroads with Carla

Life is a journey that has the power to take us places we may never expect to end up. Many people may take a look at homelessness and conclude it to be one of life’s issues that they will never have [...] Continue Reading