10:45 AM -12:30 PM at 703 Pacific–Sub Rosa Cafe Thursday 12-8 Sweeps Resume, No Winter Shelter; Homeless Union Reforming? HUFF indoors against the cold. We cluster & chat.

HUFF Agenda Prospects12-08-22

 ++++  Time keeper; Pass-arounds; street reports 

 ++++  SC Homeless Union Return?  Report from the 12-7 Meet; Next Meeting 12-14 at 612 Ocean

 ++++  Action? : Prep for Questioning Moneyman Ratner or City Mangler okn Winter Shelter Absence

  ++++  Graduate Student Strike Update from Rita by phone perhaps.   

  ++++  Sweep Reports

  ++++  Benchlands follow-up contact list?  Callers still wanted.

  ++++  Shelter shuffling—reports?  Watchers wanted! 

  ++++  Lawsuit prospects: Contact with Disability Rights, State Lawyers Group ?

  ++++  Updated SC Free Guide: www.santacruzfreeguide.org …Follow-Up on How Useful

  ++++  Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly); Laura & Rita:  “Know Your Rights” card progress

  ++++  Leave messages, updates at Posting Board at FNB Town Clock meal  noon-3 pm  daily

  ++++  Felton Update—Showers resumed? ;   ++++  More Rain and Cold Weather Coming: Warming Center Prospects?
https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%2012-01-22.mp3 .

    ++++  RV crackdown on Delaware: Reggie M. call

   ++++  Armory, Overlook Camp, Overlook RV Camp, AFC camps: Rules & Reports 

   ++++  Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship C.A.R.E. courts, out-of-county deportation, inadequate Reiss protections; Carvalho update, reports on recent 5150’s  Mental Health Advisory Community/Publicity Subcommitee Friday 12-2 10:30 AM  1400 Emeline Avenue, Room 207, Santa Cruz

   ++++  Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Still Wanted

   ++++  Portland, OR Concentration Camps Protested: https://www.nbcrightnow.com/national/homeless-vote-in-portland-oregon-delayed-in-angry-meeting/article_1ac83b05-ed7b-56c3-a90c-68da7d0b635b.htmlhttps://www.streetroots.org/news/2022/11/30/Margaux-weeke-resignation-dan-ryan-mass-camps

              December issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are NOW available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833. The main branch of the Public Library contains the current issue and back issues.  Many are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/   The Street Spirit editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.   Contact Bathrobespierre Robert at HUFF.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 12-4-22 will be available as an archive and stream on www.freakradio.org at 9:30 AM: Interviews on Shelter Deficiencies and Sweeps; the KSQD Krohn-Norse dialogue, and more..

The 12-04-22 show includes:

Any tickets, threats, or move-alongs by SCPD under “closed area”, “trespass”, “public nuisance”, “illegal lodging” or other pretexts?  Let HUFF know.

Also be on the lookout for the citations under the new CSSO Camping Services and Standards Ordinance [CSSO] as well as harassment of vehicles by phony signs improperly posted in the Coastal Zone. 

Volunteer  for new leadership in the SC Homeless Union . Call 575-770-3377  or 431-7766 for  info or time of the next meeting.

HUFF STILL MEETS NEARLY EVERY THURSDAY (NEXT MEETING 12-8) at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific Ave.  These are largely placeholder meetings that push back against the dominant anti-homeless narrative the City uses along with it’s “everything is all right; we’re helping out” line.

VIEW VIDEOS FROM WES WHITE on his You-Tube channel (John Doe13K):  THEN POST SOME OF YOUR OWN ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. 
OTHER OPTIONS to publicize police & shelter abuse: FACEBOOK, CALL HUFF (831-423-4833) FOR FRSC INTERVIEW, WRITE ESTABLISHMENT OR ALTERNATE MEDIA.  Or contact Bathrobespierre Robert at rnorse3@hotmail.com.
KEEP YOUR PHONE CHARGED AND HANDY TO RECORD UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTERS OR INCIDENTS YOU WITNESS PARTICULARLY IF AND WHEN POLICE WARN YOU YOU’LL BE SWEPT. 

DON’T WAIT FOR THE ACLU, the SC Homeless Union, or HUFF  TO TURTLEWALK INTO ACTION.   LEARN YOUR RIGHTS, USE THEM, TALK WITH OTHERS, & PUBLICIZE.

COMMENT on the Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom facebook page or at www.indybay.org/santacruz where Bathrobespierre posts occasional announcements and stories.

Back copies of Ursula’s Utterances: Now actually under construction!  Soon to be available for comment and commentary on many past shows.

10:45 AM -12:30 PM at 703 Pacific–Sub Rosa Cafe Thursday 12-1 Back from the Holidays: HUFF indoors against the cold while the City busts camps at Harvey West & has no winter shelter. We chat:

HUFF Agenda Prospects12-01-22

 ++++  Time keeper; Pass-arounds aplenty; street reports  

 ++++   Action Ideas:  Visiting Ratner or new S.C. Mayor Keeley: Winter Shelter Absence

  ++++  Graduate Student Strike Update from Rita by phone perhaps.   

  ++++  Harvey West & Other Sweeps

  ++++  Attempting Benchlands follow-up contact list.  Callers wanted.

  ++++  Shelter shuffling—reports  Watcher wanted! 

  ++++  Lawsuit prospects: Contact with Disability Rights, State Lawyers Group

  ++++  Correcting and Updating the SC Free Guide: www.santacruzfreeguide.org  

  ++++  Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly); Laura & Rita: working on a “Know Your Rights” card

  ++++  Leave messages, updates at Posting Board at FNB Town Clock meal  noon-3 pm  daily

  ++++  Felton Update—Showers resumed? ;   ++++  Bad News from Backstory Brent:  FRSC-on-the-net archived tonight at https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%2012-01-22.mp3 .

    ++++  RV crackdown on Delaware: Reggie M. call

   ++++  Reports on  new Overlook RV Camp  

   ++++  Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship C.A.R.E. courts, out-of-county deportation, inadequate Reiss protections; Carvalho update, reports on recent 5150’s  Mental Health Advisory Community/Publicity Subcommitee Friday 12-2 10:30 AM  1400 Emeline Avenue, Room 207, Santa Cruz

   ++++  Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Still Wanted

              December issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are NOT YET available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833, but November issues are likely still there. The main branch of the Public Library contains the current November issue and back issues.  Last month’s edition and back issues are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/   The editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.   Contact Bathrobespierre Robert at HUFF. 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-27-22: Talks with Benchlands refugees Blue, Kazoo Jimmy & Jorge + Simba, Joseph, Jeffrey, Calvin, Cooper, Kathy, Rufus & Dreamcatcher…Flashback to 2002 Homeless Summit Prep on May 2nd

The November 27th 2022 show includes:

(11-23) Kazoo on the shortcomings of the Armory shelter
Wednesday (11-23) Town Clock memorial service and testimonials for (Nick the Greek)

A lookback to a rare 2022 anti-war Town Clock protest demanding NATO and Russia out of Ukraine.

Two more from Kazoo on the Armory (11-21) and 1220 River St. Shelter (11-22)

Blue surprised by a residence trailer donation (11-22)

Simba, the outdoor skeptic, on light landliving (11-24)

Joseph Taylor III’s update on housing search (11-24)Jimmy Two-Guns on Armory/Outlook conditions (11-24)

Calvin of the Steel Guitar looks back (11-26)

Brenda on her son outside and herself inside at the Overlook shelter (11-26)

Cooper on the latest parking lot eviction (11-26)

Jorge, first man arrested at Benchlands, (11-26)

Kathi and Rory on Section 8 landlord abuses (11-26)

Dreamcatcher holding it together, down, angry, but still there (11-26)

Flashback show to show May 2, 2002 features:
Lots of talk throughout about the Homeless Encampment “Sleep Summit” upcoming in Santa Cruz.

Steve Weiss’s HUFF-UCSC  report

Cops recover the Huffmobile after a chase

Musicmaker Mike True on anti-homeless music at Yuppie Planter (next to New Leaf) and a bust for offering CD’s for donation on Beach St. from “Sticky Fingers” Butchie Baker.”

Lighthouse Linda” Lemaster on the Summit and local Green Party’s problems with its in-power mayor.

Poetry aplenty by phone with Julia Vinograd

Olympia WA caller on the Summit and past SCPD anti-assembly actions.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-24-22 will stream at 6 PM today and be available as an archive: Today’s show is a Flashback to Feb. 14, 2008 featuring Measure K (Lowest Marijuana Enforcement) and San Jose Copwatch Interview

The 11-24-22 Show is a Flashback to February 14, 2008; it includes:

Revealing Santa Cruz City Council and SCPD collusion in sabotaging the citizen-initiated Measure K making private marijuana use the lowest enforcement priority for the SCPD.

Brian Parquette’s bad times at the Bookshop Coonerty where cops followed him into the public restroom to hassle him for grass.

Caller David on the authoritarian Coonerty clan and selective enforcement.

Anti-warriors divided & conquered: ​https://www.counterpunch.org/2008/02/12/antiwarriors-divided-and-conquered/

Berkeley street protests pro and con re: Marine murderer recruitment; a City Council resolution “unwelcoming” them.  

San Jose Copwatchers defend themselves—an interview with Brian Helmsley.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 11-20-22 streams at freakradio.org and will archive shortly after at huffsantacruz.org 9:30 AM-3 PM Rita Carmona on the Strike and Benchlands Aftermath ; Carol Denney’s Berkeley Update; Flashback to April 3, 2008

On the 11-20-22 show:

Flashback to 4-3-2008 show:

  • NYC’s Robert Lederman of Street Artists and Vendors Union A.R.T.I.S.T (Artists’ Response to Illegal State Tactics) on his successful struggle against Mayor Guilliani
  • S.C. Petitioners on Patrol:  Mike Jolson on the fight to legalize hemp and grass; Dan Cooper on managing petitioners
  • Iraqi war critique: https://www.alternet.org/2008/04/handed_over_to_a_government_called_sadr
  • More analysis and criticism of the Bush troop surge.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-17-22 will stream and archive shortly at 6 PM today: City Mangler Huffaker’s Sunny Final Solution to the Benchlands Question; Heavyheart Helga on the Felton Scene

On today’s 11-17-22 show:

Huddle with HUFF indoors against the cold while the City has no walk-in emergency shelter 10:45 AM -12:30 PM at 703 Pacific–Sub Rosa Cafe Thursday 11-17

HUFF Agenda Prospects 11-17-22 

 ++++  Time keeper; Pass-arounds aplenty; street reports  

 ++++  Meagre report from S.C. Shitty Council meeting Tuesday; Stupes meeting coming 11-22

 ++++   Action Ideas:  Visiting Ratner or new Mayor Keeley 

  ++++  Graduate Student Strike Update from Rita by phone.   

  ++++  Dividing the Benchlands follow-up contact list.  Callers wanted.

  ++++  Shelter shuffling—reports  Watcher wanted! 

  ++++  Lawsuit prospects: Getting accounts of Benchlands barbarity by City Removers. 

  ++++  Correcting and Updating the SC Free Guide: www.santacruzfreeguide.org  

  ++++  https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/1%20FRSC%2011-13-22.mp3​  (1 hr, 30 min, 45 sec into file)

   ++++  Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly); Laura & Rita: working on a “Know Your Rights” card

   ++++  Leave messages, updates at Posting Board at FNB Town Clock meal  noon-3 pm  daily

    ++++  Felton Follies against the groundsleepers; service cutbacks there—a report     ++++  City Mangler’s Report:   https://www.cityofsantacruz.com/community/homelessness

     ++++  RV crackdown on Delaware Ave? 

   ++++  Reports on  new Overlook RV Camp and Church/Biz Vehicular Campers:   Watcher?  

   ++++  Bay Area Stories:   

   ++++  Berkeley RV Success: “Berkeley vehicle dwellers win settlement in court” by Berkeley Copwatch in Street Spirit November 2022 p. 3. 

    ++++  Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship C.A.R.E. courts, out-of-county deportation, inadequate Reiss protections; Carvalho update, reports on recent 5150’s   Volunteers?  

    ++++  Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Wanted

    ++++  Long-time Laura’s discussion group following the HUFF meeting to relax, debrief, exchange info, discuss stuff from the end of the HUFF meeting—Meeting begins 12:30 p.m. or whenever HUFF ends.

              November issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833.  The main branch of the Public Library contains the current November issue and back issues.  Last month’s edition and back issues are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/   The editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.   Contact Bathrobespierre at HUFF. 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 11-13-22 streams at freakradio.org and will archive shortly after at huffsantacruz.org 9:30 AM-3 PM Reports from Satya Orion, Brent Adams, and Becky Johnson Flashback to June 16, 2005

On today’s 11-13-22 show [all interviews on 11-12]:

  • 10-15: Phone chat with community activist Satya Orion on living the unmasked life with microwave sensitivity 
  • Satya on Mike Mattingly’s trial for night gathering on Cowell Beach (https://www.facebook.com/mike.mattingly.940
  • Beggarbacker Becky Johnson updates the scattering odyssey of the Lapis Road vehicular residents. 
  • Backstory Brent Adams savages and salvages the service providers in the longest Adams interview ever. 
  • Deconstructing in part the misleading & out-of-date Santa Cruz Free Guide: https://www.santacruzfreeguide.org/static/pdfs/SC060922_eng.pdf 
  • Personal & professional memories of Paul Lee—the good and the not-so. 

 

The June 16, 2005 Flashback: 

  • Busted at City Council on Rotkin’s orders—Bathrobespierre’s view. 
  • Street Interviews: Alia’s false arrest 
  • Mike Metzer on Referee Basket’s “justice”—151 hours for jaywalking and hackeysacking  
  • Quarter Meal Troubles in Berkeley 
  • Bottleneck (Mark Donnell) and Duncan on cartpusher recyclers, street news (Tele Times) and imagined camp sanctuaries 
  • Julie Vinograd reads her poem “The Promised Land” 
  • Affordable housing?  Scott Beasley, Disability and Gretchen Regenheart at the S.C. Board of Stupes
  • [Music throughout from Working, a musical by Studs Terkel]

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-10-22 will stream and archive shortly at 6 PM today: RV struggles in Sebastopol and Berkeley; Dreamcatcher and J.C. Orton Interviews

On the 11-10-22 show:
J.C. Orton Interview: Fund-Manager for money-poor conserved Berkeley residents and lead distributor of the Street Spirit monthly homeless newspaper.

Orton on the impacts and aftermath of COVID; religious questions as a Catholic Worker guy.

Copwatch update on successful lawsuit for Berkeley RV’s in the November 2022 issue of Street Spirit.

Catching up with Dreamcatcher in the abusive aftermath of the Benchlands demolitions.

An announced baptism in the San Lorenzo river by Father Joel Miller & a snappy reply or two from Hamocklover Hank