Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 8-11-22 streamed and archived at 6 PM Aug 11th. Featured: Deconstructing City Manager Matt Huffaker’s Latest Edicts on Benchlands Removal… Flashback: First Serious Freedom Sleeper Arrests 8-12-2015 on the 8-13-15 Show

The details of today’s show and many other recent ones are posted at the HUFF blog at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/category/huff-communications/

As usual, the show itself is archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.  Any problems accessing archives or playing shows when they netcast–contact  Robert at 831-423-4833.

Brief written descriptions of many of these shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  

You can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing rnorse3@hotmail.com and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.

Benchlands Survival Camp Defense Meeting: 6 pm Monday August 15 at the Resource Center for Non-Violence [RCNV] 612 Ocean St. Santa Cruz.


Today’s 8-11-22 show:

  •  Bathrobespierre dissects City Mangler Matt Huffaker’s Mini-Report at the 8-9 Shitty Council meeting
  •  Invitation and Interrogation of Huffaker by Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry and Union of the Homeless worker Alicia Kuhl.
  •  A few bits from the 8-8 Benchlands Defense meeting at the RCNV


Flashback to August 13, 2015:

  •  Counting the 20+ sleepers Late night at City Hall Area (in the days when grass grew there) on Aug 11.
  •  Examining the City Council display for agendas, Arrival of the police.
  •  Sgt. Forbas ignores the right to view the agenda; police threatening to remove food and literature tables.
  •  Assessment of the Resistance
  •  Israel, the video journalist being arrested for walking away.

Complete 8-13-2015 show at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb150813.mp3 .

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 8-4-22 will stream and archive at 6 PM today. Featured: The Berkeley Resistance at People’s Park; Benchlands Interviews from 7-31

On the 8-4-2022 Show:      

+++ UC attacks and Activists defend People’s Park: https://www.peoplespark.org/wp/alert-to-save-peoples-park-fences-surveillance-lights-and-police-move-to-close-peoples-park-under-cover-of-darkness/
      +++ Countering the Negative Narrative (7-27): Andrea Pritchard of Copwatch, John H., and attorney Joe Liesner https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesParkCommunity/videos/771448257221300/;          

+++ KPFA morning news (8-4) on 8-3 People’s Park Struggle   

        +++ 7-31 Santa Lorenzo Park:  Steve Whelock, Aden of Seattle & Timothy of the Benchlands


           +++ 7-31  Dee, Benchlands resident, previously jailed for not leaving the campground evicted from under the Water St. bridge


      +++ From the 7-29 HUFF meeting, Democratic Socialists of America activist Reggie Meisler–Phone Interview on the success of the anti-OVO [Oversized Vehicle Ordinance] and likely follow-up’s.
Brief written descriptions of many of these shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  

You can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing rnorse3@hotmail.com and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.

HUFF looking for Benchlands-Berkeley Connections Weather sunny but possibly cloudy. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Sub Rosa Courtyard

Concerns to Consider for this week’s (8-11-22) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting     

Possible Agenda Items (bring your own)    

      +++  Pass-Arounds, Announcements, Old Business,  Street Reports      

      +++  People’s Park Update:  Possible reports tonight (8-11)  on FRSC at freakradio.org 

      +++  Report from FNB/Union Monday meeting at RCNB and next week’s upcoming one.

      +++  Shitty Council’s First August meeting: the City Mangler’s Report

      +++  Help Decipher the Documents–the Coastal Commission staff has forwarded over 100 documents: Help!

      +++  Reggie’s Ruminations and McHenry’s Mumblings–Possible Phone Updates

      +++  Homeless Point-in-Time Count–Initial Reactions

      +++  Novato Homeless Union Reports Victory: https://www.marinij.com/2022/07/27/novato-homeless-reach-settlement-on-anti-camping-rules/

      +++  Berkeley Resistance Halts People’s Park Demolition for now:   https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/08/03/uc-berkeley-fences-off-peoples-park-begins-construction-process    https://www.peoplespark.org

      +++  “Safe Parking” Updates from Kevin, & Monica–Perhaps Applying for and Using the Program 

      +++  Mad Power Committee Report (if any)[CARE courts, Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections]
      +++  Santa Rosa’s Joe Rodota Trail Encampments “relocated” :
      +++  Possible Updates from Sacramento, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, Santa Barbara, Fresno, et. al.          
      +++  Brainstorming to stop Huffaker’s “Phased” Evictions:   Role Playing, Documenting, & Solidarity Phoning to Fight CSSO Enforcement       

August issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet NOW available–both at the meeting and at 903 Pacific (UN Association HQ)

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 8-7-22 streams and will archive at 9:30 AM-3 PM After the OVO in Santa Cruz with Reggie Meisler; Before and After the Police Crackdown in Berkeley with Max Ventura

Http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html,  also visible as the “Latest” link under the Bathrobespierre’s Broadside section of www.huffsantacruz.org  is now operational for current shows.  You will also find earlier shows from the last 3 1/2 years there. 


Brief written descriptions of many shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/You can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing rnorse3@hotmail.com. and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.



SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS UNION, FOOD NOT BOMBS  [FNB] , and HUFF  meet Monday Aug 8 at 6 PM at the Resource Center for Non-Violence  (612 Ocean) to discuss Resistance Strategies  as the  Summer ‘s End demolition threats loom larger.

Police and their City Council backers have made few if any significant  reforms since the Black Lives Matter marches of 2020.  Transparency, accountability, demilitarization, ending racial and class discrimination, are all on the HUFF  agenda.  

The failure of the SCPD and the state Department of Justice to make explicit, public, and accessible the Use of Force standards as required by state law is still another unmentioned scandal which we hope to be covering in future and encourage the public to speak out about.

On the 8-7-22 show: (7-27)  What’s next in the struggle to protect vehicular Homes-on-Wheels: the conclusion of the Reggie Meisler interview.
(8-6)    Katzenjammer Keith McHenry’s Sparce Update

(8-6)   Phone Interview with “Scope it Out” Scott Graham on the 8-9 Santa Cruz Shitty Council Meeting’s Agenda

(8-6)   More McHenry and Norse Interchange


“Roaming Charges” excerpts from Jeffrey St. Clair’s weekend on-line column (for more go to https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/08/05/roaming-charges-64/

(8-1) “Jus’ Sayin'” Jesse on the sidewalk Chess scene in Berkeley

(8-2) Bravin’ the Blueshirts with “Buff up the Badge” Deputy Chief John Bush at the National Nightout Police PR promenade last Tuesday

(8-2) “Jolly ’em Along” Jones gives his Lieutenant’s response to the rumors of Summer’s End Benchland sweep

(8-1)  “Roadway” Roger on the People’s Park Scene two days before UCB’s destruction of the trees.

(8-5)  “Live and Let Live” Leaf on life in the park during the protests (8-5)  “Can’t Shut Me Up” Kenny on the politics behind the persecution

(8-5)  “Just Trying to Make a Little Art” Janice–another voice from the Park

(8-6)  “Mess With Me Not” Max Ventura: Longer Phone Interview on the background and the foreground of the People’s Park struggle.

SANTA CRUZ SHITTY COUNCIL still refuses to fund or even permit independent low-barrier agreement or transitional camps, nor to fund FNB  or the Footbridge Services Program.

Call 575-770-3377  or 431-7766 to volunteer for the SC Homeless Union   desperately in need of new blood and leadership with the time, passion, and resources to organize!  President Alicia Kuhl still takes concerns and complaints. 

Especially important with the City Manager’s avowed threat to disperse the Benchlands camp this summer.  Also notable: City Council’s failure to use the $14.5 million to set up survival campgrounds and support those that exist!

HUFF STILL MEETS EVERY THURSDAY (NEXT MEETING 8-11) TO SCHEME & STARGAZE.  COFFEE & CONTROVERSY AT THE SUB ROSA COURTYARD 10:45 AM-1 PM THURSDAYS NEXT TO THE BIKE CHURCH AT 703 PACIFIC AVE. 

VIEW VIDEOS FROM WES WHITE on his You-Tube channel (John Doe13K):  THEN POST SOME OF YOUR OWN ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA.  Latest from Wes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov8zve28RT8  Gathering to FREE Leonard Peltier in Santa Cruz
OTHER OPTIONS: 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 ON YOUR PHONE PARTICULARLY IF AND WHEN POLICE WARN YOU YOU’LL BE SWEPT. 

DON’T WAIT FOR THE ACLU 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.

STILL in the In Box:  Ursula’s Utterances–a regular extensive description and review of each Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides and a backlog of those descriptions for the last half year.  E-mail rnorse3@hotmail.com if you’d like her description and commentary on any of the 2022 shows which she has been faithfully describing.

HUFFin Again in the Midst of a Mild Summer: Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Sub Rosa Courtyard as ever

Concerns to Consider for this week’s (8-4-22) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting     

Possible Agenda Items (bring your own)    

      +++  Pass-Arounds, Announcements, Old Business,  Street Reports       

      +++  Handouts and History Asides  

      +++  Solidarity with People’s Park Demolition Resisters:  Some commentary tonight (8-4)  on FRSC  

      +++  Benchlands Tent Removal; Prospects of More Flyering and Petitioning

      +++  Police Department National Night Out Report: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/08/01/18851370.php
Some interviews likely on the Thursday night 8-4 Free Radio show at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

      +++  Collusion or Incompetence?  the Behavior of the Local Coastal Commission Towards Vehicular Residents: Continued Silence

      +++  Reggie Meisler–Holding the Haebe Hasslemasters Accountable Through Public Records: likely tonight at 6 p.m. at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  (Latest Show–Aug 4)

      +++  Vancouver Tent City Under Pressure:  https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/tent-city-on-east-hastings-to-remain-another-week

      +++  Novato Homeless Union Reports Victory: https://www.marinij.com/2022/07/27/novato-homeless-reach-settlement-on-anti-camping-rules/

      +++  Berkeley Resistance Halts People’s Park Demolition for now: https://www.peoplespark.org/wp/alert-to-save-peoples-park-fences-surveillance-lights-and-police-move-to-close-peoples-park-under-cover-of-darkness/

      +++  Hiroshima Day Anti-War Protest: U.S., NATO, and Russia OUT OF UKRAINE 1 p.m.  Town Clock Aug 6 Saturday

      +++  “Safe Parking” Updates from Kevin, & Monica–Perhaps Applying for and Using the Program

      +++  Food Not Bombs report and phone update    

      +++  Mad Power Committee Report (if any)[CARE courts, Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections]


      +++  Santa Rosa’s Joe Rodota Trail Encampments protected by 7-27 Injunction: https://www.ksro.com/2022/07/26/joe-rodota-trail-encampment-allowed-to-stay-for-the-time-being/


      +++  Updates perhaps from Sacramento, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, Santa Barbara, Fresno, et. al.    

      
      +++  Still an Idea: Fighting Back:  Role Playing, Documenting, & Solidarity Phoning to Fight CSSO Enforcement       

      +++  Half-Assed Good Times Story in current issue on the Benchlands

August issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet NOW available–both at the meeting and at 903 Pacific (UN Association HQ)

Stop SCPD and City Manager Initiated Sweeps of the Benchlands !

Police have begun incremental removal of tent-homes in and around the Benchlands.

This seems in line with City Manager Matt Huffaker’s threat/promise to “demobilize” (i.e. remove) the Benchlands by summer’s end.
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) will be at the National Night Out at the SCPD Headquarters starting at 3:30 PM Tuesday August 2nd, speaking sense to the community and the cops.
Join us.
More details at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/08/01/18851370.php

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 7-31-22 streams and will archive at 9:30 AM-3 PM Current News: Brandi and more Benchlands talk; Peggy Lee Kennedy on new LA homeless bans; Wes White Update; Joy Schendledecker on Sentinel Op-Ed Smear; Flashback to 7-21-95 on Host Harassment, Mediation Malingering, and a bit of a Homeless Play

Http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html,  also visible as the “Latest” link under the Bathrobespierre’s Broadside section of www.huffsantacruz.org  is now operational for hearing current shows.  You will find earlier shows from the last 3 1/2 years there. 


Brief written descriptions of many shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/You can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing rnorse3@hotmail.com. and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.



HUFF  activists will be tabling at the Santa Cruz Police Department National Night Out Open House at 3:30 PM Tuesday August 2nd.  The event will be held in the Community Room and is open to the public.  Go and check out the current state of SCPD “Reform” 

Police and their City Council backers have made few if any significant  reforms since the Black Lives Matter marches of 2020.  Transparency, accountability, demilitarization, ending racial and class discrimination, are all on the HUFF  agenda.

FOOD NOT BOMBS  [FNB] still meets at the Town Clock for its daily noon-3PM meal.  Ask how you can help. 


On the 7-31-22 show: 7-28  Interviews with  Jesus, Brandi, “X”, and “Ordinary” in the Benchlands
7-30 Fighting the “Ban the Homeless” Zones in L.A. –a phone interview with Peggy Lee Kennedy with a new law coming up in early August.
7-30 “Whip ’em into Shape”  Wes White rides again with an update.
7-28 HUFF meeting selections with activist (and City Council candidate) Joy Schendeldecker  dissecting the last  Santa Cruz  Sentinel  editorial.


FLASHBACK to July 21, 1995  

Live Phone Interview  with Skidmark Bob, performing on the sidewalk with the Jus’ Kiddin’  singers and harassed by police and “Hosts”; Food Not Bombs report
 Live Phone Interview with  Betty Ippich, Executive Director of the County Crime Justice Council recommending a County Youth Curfew

Live Phone Interview with Daniel Robin, City-paid Mediator, in response to the no-sitting, no-sparechanging restrictions of the 1994 Downtown Ordinances

A preview of Nutcracker Nick’s “Home Sweet Homeless”, a play satirizing the Santa Cruz City Council’s anti-homeless laws

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 7-28-22 will stream and archive at 6 PM Bullyboy Blueshirts Hit the Benchlands: Interviews from 7-25 and 7-28; Flashback to December 12, 1995

On the 7-28-22 show:

  • 7-25 Campwatch Keri–2-year resident of the Benchlands–on life as a woman in the park.
  • 7-25 Toughtime Thomas Parish–struggling from shelter to CSL place to in-home careprovider to success lawsuit against Sheriffs to retaliatory breakin to a vehicle to Benchlands
  • 7-25 Loren B. Stevens IV–outside visitor from the Mountains
  • 7-28 Camp destroyed and possessions stolen or trashed–report from “X” on what may be the start of the City Mangler’s Benchlands demolition

FLASHBACK to June 12, 1995

  •   In-Studio guests:  Felipe Chavez & Donna Patrick on the Global Peace Walk–on the road since January 15 (UN Nation Day) 
  •   Donna on police harassment and London Nelson park (then with “no parking after midnight” signs)
  •   Dean describes police treatment of the Global Peace Walk
  •   Caller Phil Free apologizes for Santa Cruz police state reception
  •   Donna describes conversation with Mayor ‘Birdseed’ Katherine Beiers

HUFFing in the shade July 28th Thursday 10:45 AM-1 PM (or so) at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church

Concerns to Consider for this week’s (7-28-22) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting     

Possible Agenda Items (bring your own)    

      +++  Pass-Arounds, Announcements, Old Business,  Street Reports       

      +++  Handouts and History Asides      

      +++  Report from Benchlands Tabling; Prospects of More Flyering and Petitioning

      +++  Collusion or Incompetence?  the Behavior of the Local Coastal Commission Towards Vehicular Residents

      +++  Reggie Meisler–Holding the Haebe Hasslemasters Accountable Through Public Records

      +++  Returning to the Rhonda Weiss Case…hear its origins at https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%202-10-22.mp3

      +++  “Safe Parking” Updates from Kevin, & Monica–Perhaps Applying for and Using the Program

      +++  Food Not Bombs report and phone update    

      +++  Mad Power Committee Report (if any)[CARE courts, Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections]
      +++  Santa Rosa’s Joe Rodota Trail Encampments protected by 7-27 Injunction      

+++  Updates likely from Sacramento, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, Santa Barbara, Fresno, et. al.          
      +++  Still an Option: Fighting Back:  Role Playing, Documenting, and Solidarity Phoning to Fight Camping Ban Enforcement       

      +++  Story and flyers posted in the Serf City Times on fighting survival camp eviction–useful to download and distribute:   https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/07/04/18850863.php 
August issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet likely still available–both at the meeting and at 903 Pacific (UN Association HQ) when it’s open at the first August meeting (Aug 4).

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 7-24-22 streamed and will archived at 9:30 AM-3 PM. Current News: Wes White Interview; Tamara Lich’s victory in Alberta Flashback to 12-25-95

​On today’s 7-24-22 Show:

Flashback to 12-25-1995

  • A younger “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry on cases against Food Not Bombs in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Sacramento
  • Bathrobespierre Robert on the background behind the creation of the River St. Refugees and the dispersal of the Coral St. Open Air Shelter
  • Deconstructing and denouncing bigotry in the S.C. Sentinel
  • More Updates from McHenry: Attacks on FNB  in Arcata, CA
  • Poet Julia Vinograd’s “For Gypsy who Died”
  • Listening in on the River St. Refugees in camp
  • Skidmark Bob on Jahva House eviction of John and Leslie Hernandez for buying coffee for an excluded activist outside and taking it to him on the sidewalk.  
  • Brimstone Barbara Riverwomon–in-studio guest.
  • More River St. Refugee rumblings in their New Brighton Beach roost
  • Armory and Interfaith Satellite problems from clients

Brief written descriptions of many shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/You can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing rnorse3@hotmail.com. and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.
 



HUFF  activists will be tabling in the Benchlands near the Water  St. entrance 10 AM Monday 7-25 for the morning.   We’ve heard rumors of impending evictions by the City with no place for the majority to go and want to get the latest news from those living there as well as sample opinion.  

Join us if you’re interested in connecting with folks down there and preparing for what is likely to be a mass eviction at or near the end of the summer (or that was the promise of the City Mangler Matt Huffaker].