HUFF meets as Santa Cruz Ignores the Two Wars (Against Syria and the Poor in Santa Cruz) Tomorrow. Wednesday April 18, 2018. 11 AM Sub Rosa 703 Pacific

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-18-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church.

Agenda Prospects:

  • Aftermath of the End of Winter Shelter last weekend
  • Rent Control/Just Eviction: Renter Updates Statewide and the Local Struggle
  • Breaking the Silence as Aggressive Wars (and U.S. bombs on Syria) Mount
  • Homeless Reports on Police/Ranger “Out Into the Rain With You” Incidents
  • Public Records Delays–and Assessments of What We Have
  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

4-15-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Joyful Heart’s River St. Campground Report, Red Church Roustabouts, HUFF plots Vigil Against Two Wars, and a flashback to March 2003

Current Stuff:

  • Campground worker “Joyful Heart” fields Bathrobespierre’s blasts
  • Educational eruptions from the Monday Night Free Meal
  • HUFF charts a response to the closing of Winter Shelter and Trump’s bombing
  • Whittle-em-down Wes White updates us on Salinas sufferings


Flashback to March 6 and 9, 2003  : 

  • San Francisco anti-war activists hit the streets in early March 2003 
  • Olivia Brownrabbit Describes Police Repression on Anti-War Homeless Activists on Pacific Avenue\
  • A lot more of the same

This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

Emergency Meeting–OUTSIDE THE SUB ROSA TODAY on Pacific Ave noon Today April 14 NO WAR ON HOMELESS, NO WAR ON SYRIA !

THE ISSUES

  • Trump has escalated Obama’s War on Syria with multiple rocket strikes last night.  With few exception, there is no indication Democratic or Republican politicians have any serious objections to the “more foreign wars” policy.
  • This war affects everyone, but disproportionately the poor of Santa Cruz and Syria.
  • No one is safe from the Foreign War machine operating out of Washington, D.C. which has continued and expanded wars for decades.   Time to say, NO.
  • A houseless disabled elderly woman called HUFF an hour ago, calling for a protest tonight.
  • The Winter Shelter program ended its 100+ spaces for the homeless last night.  Local homeless people are calling for an alternate shelter/protest program tonight.
  • While Police Chief Andy Mills has suspended Sleeping Ban enforcement, survival camps are being swept away, Stay-Away orders regularly issued in parks at night, and other “trespass on public property” citations are being issued regularly.
  • There is no shelter for the 1000-2000 outside other than the full River St. Campground, the full Association of Faith Communities 20-person program, and the “no room without a ‘pathway to housing’” policy of the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center.


  • HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom)  will discuss a resumption of the Vigil Against Two Wars, which the group as done in the past.

Meet outside the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz at noon today to discuss a response.

The Sub Rosa is also the site of the Really Free Market today and we may be able to meet indoors.  the weather is expected to be cool to temperate.  Coffee may be available.

For more visual info, go to https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czrBJkSE2z4&t=9s

Free Radio Santa Cruz will be covering these issues in a pre-recorded show Sunday morning 9:30 AM for several hours afterwards on Sunday, April 15th.

More info: call 831-423-4833.

Tonight 4-12-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM Rent Freeze Part 2, Katzenjammer Keith cackles on, “Big Drum” Brent’s Update, SCPD Ducks Rape Kit Stats, and more

 Flashback free show with conclusions of interviews from Cynthia Berger on the Rent Freeze, Food Not Bombs’ Keith McHenry’s Downtown Dribblings, Brent Adams on Library Lockout, Boneyard Bumbling, and More…

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for the Latest Show – 4/12/2018  Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

Sunday 4-8-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Deedee on Winter Shelter Probs, Tenant Activist C.M. Berger on Renter Protection, Katzenjammer Keith on Downtown Darkness

      Current Stuff:

  • DeeDee on Witner Shelter Woes
  • C.M. Berger on the current Rent Freeze and Just Eviction Protection Law
  • FNB Co-Founder McHenry on the Darkening Downtown Scene
  • A few tunes from Tom Lehrer with City Council’s Tom Lehrer day coming up (April 9th)


Flashback to December 3, 2006  : 

  • Flashbacks within the Flashback to the Spring and Summer of 1992
  • 1992 San Francisco Protests against the Mayor Jordan’s Curfew in the Wake of the Racist Rodney King Verdict
  • 1992 People’s Park Activist David Nadel Confronting the UCB Volleyball Court
  • 1992 City Council Meeting–on Homeless (Lack of) Services and Police Review Board
  • Tenderfoot Tim Rumford co-hosts the “then and now” flashbacks
  • More 1992 speakers: Won Ton Dave Jacobs, Linda Edwards, Tony Mello, John Malkin, Helen Ewan, Lotus Maynard, Jane Looney, Robert Norse, Linda Lemaster, Margaret Marr
  • 2006: Becky Johnson’s draft HUFF letter to Vice-Mayor Ryan Coonerty asking for city’s policy on nighttime sleeping arrests
  • 2006 Thanksgiving food line interviews with Warren Moore, Tim Fitzmaurice, Scott Graham, Tom Lewis, Rick, Casey, Nena Ruez


This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

For the full Flashback go to http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb060202.mp3

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer to help Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Donate blankets tents, and tarps to folks directly on the street (80% of the homeless population) either directly to those outside or through the Warming Center Project  at 831-234-9848.

Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for updates on the shivering majority, left outside and outside the law.

HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 4-7-18  at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific).  Coffee on the house.


Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 4-5-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM Sundried Reports on Rent Freeze Struggle, Interviews with Steve Pleich and Brent Adams, and Lots of Bathrobespierre

Snippets of Snippings outside the last Shitty Council meeting and more…

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for the Latest Show – 4/5/2018  Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides. 

HUFFing at the Police-Free Sub Rosa: Tomorrow. Wednesday April 4, 2018. Meeting half an hour early at 10:30 AM

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-4-18 10:30 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place.

Agenda Prospects:

  • River St. Campground Updates and Info Gathering– Camp Boss Susie O’Hara has released a few documents, but many are being delayed for two weeks.
  • Rent Control/Just Eviction Protection updates.
  • Rights of those living in tents or outside: Bill of Rights for the Houseless Outside Here
  • Police violence and the Stephon Carter situation, translated in to Santa Cruz terms.
  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

Sunday 4-1-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Interviews continued with Sandy Brown, Wes White, & the Red Church Renegades Flashback to 2-6-06–Rico Thunder Confronts SCPD Spying

    Current Stuff:

  • Commentary on the latest Stephon Clark Killing Revelations [See also https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/30/why_are_so_many_unarmed_black]
  • Councilmember Sandy Brown on Rent Freeze Evasions, “Affordable” Housing, and Holding Staff Accountable…continued
  • Wes White’s Salinas Update…continued
  • Sharon and Julie Speak Out at the Red Church


Flashback to February 2, 2006: 

  • Bathrobespierre Dissects the Mathews’ Council’s Parking Lot Panic Law
  • Rico Thunder (aka Wes Modes) on SCPD Spying for the DIY New Year’s Eve March 2005-6
  • Report on an interview with “Turn ‘em Away” Tim Bratton, manager of the Vet’s Building
  • Street Interviews: Experiences with the cops…Mad Mike the Wonderdog on police beating the bushes…”Pirate”, “Damian”, and “Parrot” downtown;
  • Coralee’s Downtown Interviews with Roger Etcetera’s, Brandon the cello player, Marilyn of Alfresco’s, BigDrum Brent, Guitar Joe, Valerie Promise, “Under Arrest”, and others
  • Michelle Beltos on being denied access to River St. Shelter
  • John Maurer’s update on his “Fuck the Pigs” lawsuit 


This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

For the full Flashback go to http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb060202.mp3

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer to help Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Donate blankets tents, and tarps to folks directly on the street (80% of the homeless population) either directly to those outside or through the Warming Center Project  at 831-234-9848.

Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for updates on the shivering majority, left outside and outside the law.

 

 

HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 4-7-18  at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific).  Coffee on the house.


Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 3-29-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM Stephon Clark Discussion, River St. Campground Update, Sandy Brown Interview, Wes White Under Siege

On the show tonight:

  • Bathrobespierre ponders the Stephon Clark killing in Sacramento  (warning: loud gunshots)
  • Joyful Heart praises the River Street (Barbed Wire) Campground
  • Sandy Brown discusses “affordable” housing, unenforced rent freeze, and other City Council cluckings
  • Wes White fights for the right to video a public meeting back in early March

Other articles of note (compliments of RV Fulltimers):

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Reminder to HUFFsters: NO HUFF MEET TODAY: Try Again Next Wednesday!

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-4-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, assuming it’s open.  HUFF Central will be putting out a reminder next week for all you sleepyheads.

Meanwhile, brood on these ponderables:

  • Landlord resurgence against and City Council indifference to the Rent Freeze and Just Eviction Laws passed in February (evidenced by yesterday’s Shitty Council meeting).
  • Continued criminalization of the majority of homeless folks outside using the “closed area” laws and the infamous police-initiated “Stay Away” orders
  • Activist apathy to the ongoing wars abroad, gun control (but not for the police and the military) being the latest “hot issue”.
Stories of interest:  

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.