CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10 AM at the Sub Rosa; HUFF meets at 11 AM–Same Place

Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday at 10 AM.  It met last week.  However today it has a last minute meet to hammer down final preparations for the November 15 Community Survival Campground Demonstration planned for tomorrow 4 PM steps of the downtown Post Office. 
HUFF’s regular meeting is today scheduled at 11 AM, but it may be pushed back some because of C & A priorities.

10 am Conscience and Action Agenda Prospects  FINAL PREP FOR THE NOVEMBER 15 ACTION
  • Location Committee Report
  • Review of Tasks yet to be done
  • Speakers List for tomorrow’s protest
  • First and Second Stops:  City Hall, Post Office
  • Poll Results
  • Responding to the Police: Pre-Protest Advice for Protesters
  • The Next Location: A List of Prospects, Call for the Broader Homeless Community To Report Where Maximum Harassment is Happening, Volunteers for a Campwatch, Hotline.

HUFF Agenda Prospects

  • to discuss HUFF strategies for the next week supporting the CampQuest
  • to assist in monitoring
  • to consider legal strategies for urban refugee self-defense
  • to provide assistance to protesters facing citations (based on past experience)
  • to review City Council/City Manager’s report at Tuesday Council Meeting, Cowell Beach craptalk, & Sentinel smear of Ross campers
  • to share coffee and complaints
  • to review items not covered at the last meeting–if anyone’s interested.
  • to gather reports from the last week, use the new Sub Rosa bulletin board, and consider tabling at the new “Fence Out the Poor” Post Office scene or at the San Lorenzo “maintenance” fences.

Sunday 11-11-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: NO FLASHBACKS ! Part 2 of the Tony Elliot Chat, Attorney Anthony Prince on the California Homeless Union, the Upcoming November 15 CampQuest…and more!

  • Part 2 of Conscience and Action activists grilling the new head of Parks and Recreation Tony Elliot
  • Activist Attorney Anthony Prince Reviews Marysville, the Union of the Homeless, and Hopes for Santa Cruz
  • Wise and wizened voices from the backstreets by Women who have walked the wretched road.
  • Lots more…as well!
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Tonight’s Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show streams tonight (11-8) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Featuring Conscience and Action Activists Interview Parks and Rec Boss Tony Elliott…and more!

We still offer a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!

Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

On tonight’s show:

  • Part One of the “Open the Damn Bathrooms” Discussion with new Parks and Recreation Department  Head Tony Elliot.  Silver-tongued Steve Pleich, Fraternal Phil Posner, Irksome Ursula R., Nutcracker Nick Whitehead, and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse do a Roundtable Interrogation.
  • Back-to-the-Basic Brent Adams Gives a (Relatively) Quick Update
  • Red Church Rowdies Chime in with Words on the Wind.
COMING UP TOMORROW:
  • Friday 5:30 PM-6PM   HomeFree Plans for the November 15 Campquest (4 PM at the Main Post Office Sidewalk)

    • Join the 4 PM Nov 15th Campground Expedition in front of the main Post Office
    • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
    • Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  • Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  • 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.

  • Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  • Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  • If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!
  • Camp lightly and safely!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10 AM 11-7 at the Sub Rosa to finalize Community Survival Camp in for 4 PM Thursday November 15th when the River Street Campground Closes

ISSUES
  • Report of the Location Committee on Primary and Follow-Up Locations
  • Flyer distribution for the November 15 Community Survival Campground
  • Outreach to unhoused folks regarding the Campground Protest; Poll Results
  • Expanded endorsements for the Campground Action
  • Possible legal ramifications of the Campground Action
  • Speakers, Music, and Additional Aspects to the Action
  • Bathroom Barricade:  Report on new P & R Boss Tony Elliot –Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Linking the Bathroom Struggle with the Campground Action

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Awaiting P & R Justification for Closing the San Lorenzo Bathrooms
                     +++ Confronting the New City Council Winners
                     +++ Dialogue with Tony Elliot on Free Radio Santa Cruz 6:30 PM Thursday 11-8 at www.freakradio.org .
  • Join the 4 PM Nov 15th Campground Expedition in front of the main Post Office
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

Vote for the Best Spot to Camp as City Council Abandons the Homeless Camp November 15th

Polling Folks Outside for November 15th
by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com)
Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 9:06 AM
This poll was distributed yesterday at the Red Church meal and will be made available to unhoused (and housed) folks throughout the City to provide input for the march on November 15th to begin at the Town Clock and lead to a Campsite.
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You may also e-mail your vote to rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com or leave it at the Food Not Bombs literature table Sat/Sun 4-6 PM just outside the main Post Office fence or at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific Ave. when it’s open.

More info at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/01/18818652.php (“More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty”)

Even more info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/24/18818475.php (“Campground Crisis As Winter Approaches”)

§History of the Campground Controversy

by Robert Norse Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 9:06 AM
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A detailed account of the last year’s slitherings of the City Council and staff to present the illusion of shelter which actually covers only a small fraction of those outside in Santa Cruz. And even less this winter than last winter.
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Sunday 11-04-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: The Yes on M Street Protest Against Landlord Darius Mohsenin; Differing Views on “Lesser Evil Voting”, & Chatter from the Sidewalk

  • Katzenjammer Keith McHenry’s Friendship-not-Fences Update
  • Barks, Bellows, and Backstory on the latest anti-homeless establishment antics from Streetlife Savvy Voices of Joey, Jerry, George, Andrew, Tim, Lee, and more…
  • Pacific Grove palaver on tiny Safe Parking Zones for vehicle home folks there
  • Sacramento slickster Supervisor scrambles to find ways around the Martin v. Boise civil rights decision
  • Takin’ to the Streets to Fight for Measure M and Proposition 10: Rent Control and Just Eviction Protection
  • Tau, Zav, and other Students United with Renters Confront “Racist Slumlord” Darius Mohsenin
  • “Lesser-Evil” Voting–Pro and Con:  Full Articles at https://www.counterpunch.org/.../a-less-long-and-rambling-response-to-lesser -evil-voting/ .
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 Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM if and when a new transmitter site appears.

Archives today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.htm

Tonight’s Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show airs tonight (11-1) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Flashback to February 12, 2006

We still offer a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!

Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Latest Show – 11/01/2018  Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.”

A delay in resolving technical problems (now resolved) means we’ll be flashing back after a brief introduction to February 16, 2006 which includes:
  • The aftermath of the Spygate scandal involving SCPD’s then-Deputy Chief Kevin Vogel and his rubberstamping of political surveillance of the First Night DIY march of two months before.
  • Caustic deconstruction of Public Police Oversight Auditor Bob Arenson’s report critiqueing the SCPD’s spy activities–Arenson’s one public positive action in supposedly monitoring SCPD misbehavior.
The ultimate outcome:  Vogel was not punished but rewarded for his airbrushing of the situation and then, typically, appointed Police Chief.  He later “retired” under a cloud of scandal for having secretly kept an ICE agent in the police station and colluded with a February 2017 ICE raid. 

COMING UP TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY:
  • Tonight 6-9 PM  Restorative Justice Panel at the Resource Center for Non-Violence 612 Ocean St.
  • Friday 5:30 PM-7PM   March Against Racist Landlords   Town Clock
  • Saturday noon-3 PM   Really FREE Market   Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific Ave.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets at 10 AM followed by HUFF at 11 on Wednesday 10-31) in Halloween Hooplah to plan Community Survival Camp in November

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-31-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.   Conscience and Action  meets the same day at the same place at 10 AM  (an hour before the HUFFmeet). 
Possible action items:



CONSCIENCE AND ACTION ISSUES

  • Flyer distribution for the November 15 Community Survival Campground
  • Expanded endorsements for the Campground Action
  • Possible legal ramifications of the Campground Action
  • Outreach to and Input from the Unhoused Community
  • Bathroom Battleplans–Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Hard Cop, Soft Cop Approach to new P & R Boss Tony Elliot

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Reviewing Ursula’s “Vanishing Vandalism” Analysis 
                     +++ Cornering the Council Candidate’s on Lavatory Liberation
                   +++ Mocking the Meanness with Street Theater and/or Radio Play
HUFF ITEMS
  • “If Only They Had Organized…”–Response to the Latest Sudden Closure Announcement of the Barbedwire Boneyard River St. Campground
  • Forming a Chapter of the Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless to join Salinas, Marysville and other state Chapters allied with the Poor People’s Campaign
  • Civil Rights Watch for the Unhoused Majority Facing the Usual Dispersal and Harassment as Winter Approaches
  • Follow-up and lead-up actions in the Bathroom Battle: Knockin on Tony Elliot’s door (the new P & R czar).
  • Seeking Answers from Police Chief Andy Mills for his Latest “Trespass/Closed Area/Camping Ban” Citation Strategy
  • Strategies for Resistance: Advice to Homeless Sleepers Facing Cop Rousts
  • Independent HUFF strategy for shifting the dialogue from Token Winter Shelter to Broad Support for Homeless Encampments

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

Sunday 10-28-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides:Pat Malo on Reefer Madness Regs, Deconstructing Opposition to Rent Control, & Flashbacks Galore!

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM  

Archives today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

CURRENT STUFF
  • Marijuana Man-on-the-Scene Pat Malo Reviews City and County Crackdown on “Legal” Marijuana Through High Taxes and Cut Back Cultivation
  • Voices From the Shadows:  Red Church and Pacific Avenue Snippets
  • A Downtown Worker Critiques Police Power and Merchant Bigotry
  • Analyzing the Fear Flashes from the Anti-Prop M Voices Opposing Local Rent Control
  • “Whip ‘Em Into Shape” Wes White Reviews the Salinas Swamp

FLASHBACKS APLENTY…as activists in 2018 Consider Another Homeless Encampment Protest
  • Summer 1989: then-Attorney Grinning Ray Grueneich Attacks Torture Locally on John Sanditch’s KZSC Talkabout Show  
  • July 13, 1989 :  KPFA on S.F. Homeless Protest Building Takeovers
  • July 28, 1989   KUSP News Broadcast on Homeless Activist River St. Shelter Occupation
  • July 3 1990 Broadcast Discussing the Next Day’s 4th of July Homeless Congress in Santa Cruz
  • July 22, 2010 First Half of the Free Radio Broadcast Covering the Ongoing PeaceCamp 2010 Occupation at the County Building with Curbhugger Chris Doyen & Others  (Full show available at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb100722.mp3 )

Tonight’s Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show airs tonight (10-25) at 6 PM at 101.3 FM: Deconstructing City Deception and Doubletalk–Fencing Out the Homeless (and the Community), Shutting Down Shelter, and City Council Silence

The show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Latest Show – 10/25/2018  Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.” 

On the show:

  • Bathrobespierre Robert’s Rude Interruptions of City Manager Martin Bernal’s Cover-Story of the Campground Closure
  • Musical Interruptions by Right-to-Roar Ray Zimmerman
  • A Line of Sharp-Tongued Speakers at City Council’s 10-23 Oral Communications Period
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