Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 7-12-20 show today: Alicia Kuhl’s Upcoming TRO Hearing, Reports from Keith McHenry & Steve Pleich, “Fuck the Fourth” Speeches & NYC activist Robert Lederman in a show flashing back to July 4, 2004


Today’s 7-12-20  show description will also be posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/. 

It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Sorry for the long delay, but the archives have been repaired!

The next City Council meeting (unless they announce a sudden 24-hour- notice-only “Special” session again as they did on July 2nd) will be the second Tuesday in August.  This–without extensive public protest will likely be a public-excluded (unless you have a tv or computer) meeting, again largely ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions by an overwhelming majority of those calling in.  announced 24 hours ahead of time.  It’s likely only strong visible loud public protests may get the Council (and more important–the City’s) attention.   Look for announced protest times on line and from those you know.

CURRENT EVENTS:

***  Norse Updates:  Psych Release, Public Records on Olive St. Parking, City Council Rules, Police Defunding

***  Lt. Haebe accosts Drayco; Alicia Kuhl to Court for TRO Against the Burdicks

***  Many-Sided McHenry Report on Conditions for Outside Residents Around the Town

***  Exposing the “Bountygate” Attack on the Russians at https://thegrayzone.com/

***  “Fuck the 4th” Speeches Demanding Police Defunding at the Beach Flats

***  Zane Talking Out by the Coral St. Train Tracks–Before the Latest Cal-Trans Sweep

*** “Don’t Bury the Library” Protesters Reiterate Their Reasons

***  Taking Back the Streets on July 21st with Food Not Bombs and the Coalition to Defund the SCPD

*** https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/court-rules-humboldt-marijuana-growers-can-t-be-sentenced-as-drug-dealers/ar-BB16AOy8

*** https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/08/gilroy-poised-to-pay-1-million-to-family-of-unarmed-man-killed-in-2015-police-shooting/
***  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/body-cam-footage-shows-officer-fatally-shot-sf-man-from-truck-e2-80-99s-back-seat/ar-BB16v90e

***   Glenn Greenwald at http://theintercept.com/2020/07/09/how-the-house-armed-services-committee-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic-approved-a-huge-military-budget-and-more-war-in-afghanistan/
***   Steve Pleich’s Defund the Police by 30% Proposal–But Will He lead the Protests To Get There?


FLASHBACK TO7-4-2004 BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW

***  Robert Ledermann of A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists’ Response To Illegal State Tactics) at https://groups.yahoo.com
/neo/groups/nycstreetartists/info chronicles street vendors and activists fighting back against police repression
in New York City.

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/

Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html


Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Support Alicia Kuhl in her Watsonville hearing Tues 7-14 8:30 AM in Burdick’s Court.  Info: 431-7766
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at the Daily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific seeking volunteers to pass on information and provide support. 
  • Eat and organize at FNB meals 1;30-5:30 weekdays, 4-6 Sat & Sun.
  • Demand Legislative Rubberstampers of City Manager Martin Bernal and County Potentates Restore Actual Public Meetings instead of Closed Door On-Line Charades.
  • Call City Hall (420-5020) and the Board of Supervisors (454-2200) or Rattle the Windows of these Toxic Pretenders where They Work & Live to demand Defunding Police Agencies to secure safety & services.
  • Hit the streets to Insist that City Manager Bernal and Chief Mills stop the sweeps of homeless encampments–violating the CDC directive and halt $$ for these and other police terror sweeps.
  • Prepare for peaceful urgent Direct Action to enact these health & safety measures if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills continue to Stall.
  • Resist Business and Corporate Pressure to Restore Massive Tourist “Business as Usual” in the midst of a Pandemic of Unknown Dimensions 
  • Prepare for the likely return of explicit anti-homeless police, business, and vigilante activity as “business-as-usual” resumes.

  • Check out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific (next meeting 7-15)
  • Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, let other survival campers remain where they are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run triage zones (as at the Ross Camp site) now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use. Provide decent facilities for trash pick-up, washing, drinkable water, and bathroom access.
  • Pressure the City to provide support for vehicular residents, water for those in the Benchlands, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levy, and decent survival services citywide.
  • Denounce the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the pathetic and all-in-the-same-room response of the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, and Laurel St instead of the needed and promised motel rooms.  These need to be provided BEFORE symptoms develop, BEFORE testing, TARGETING the most vulnerable but providing for all as the crisis escalates nation-wide.
  • Demand immediate transfer of money to shelter the many rather than provide an illusion by unsafely sheltering a few, while really providing protective cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially doing nothing for the great majority and allowing Mills’ police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest at will as police are the only large gang allowed to publicly assemble.
  • Contact Chief Mills at amills@cityofsantacruz.com  to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week.  See https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2019/12/18/police_protest_flyer_12-18-19.pdf
  • Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY whenever they show up in public:  Mayor Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew of Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills, & City Attorney Tony Condotti  for Inciting the Ross Camp Destruction,  Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding “adequate shelter options”.
  • Remember Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter!  Support Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Plague Season Wherever They Happen.  Provide them with supplies.
  • Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Emergency Shelter as well as an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the sidewalk” pretexts;
  • Witness, oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”, “blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and “illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
  • Demand City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief  “Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix ignoring City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not be properly applied to the survival sleepers.  Remember the bad history so it’s not repeated!

·  Contact Alicia Kuhl  to find more direct and effective ways to support the next shelter-in-place encampments, legal challenges, and fundamental police change  throughout the City starved of food and survival gear at 831-431-7766.   DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR  & VOLUNTEER DURING THE CRISIS EVERY DAY AT FOOD NOT BOMBS Laurel & Front St. MEAL.

·  Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,  Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign

·  Provide Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs to give directly to Food Not Bombs, the Felker St. Footbridge Services, the SC Homeless Union and other real providers.

·  Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to BadAss Mama at 831-431-7766

·  Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.

·  Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, Electrical Phone-Charging Hook-up’s and More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns

·  Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, and independent homeless activists by documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.

  •  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance, and more on Facebook..then go out and do something!
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-9-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org: More Ignored Voices from the Community on Police Defunding and Activist Angel Still Held in Fremont Psych Ward

WEBSITE REPAIRED!   http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx Voices Unheard on Police Defunding
xxx  Still Held and Medicated Against Her Will in Fremont-Street Spirit Vendor and HUFF activist Angel

Some HUFFsters hanker for Police Defunding: Check Us Out Today (Wednesday 7-8) at the Sub Rosa 703 Pacific Next to the Bike Church

HUFF Agenda Suggestions  7-8-20 Start at 11 AM    Coffee Free    Meeting in Courtyard not Indoors.

With City Council and the powerful City Manager refusing to respond to three separate calls for defunding our overamped police.  Two regular June Council meetings had an overwhelming majority of voices at the Oral Communications period calling for fundamental change—and that was repeated last Thursday June2nd at the contrived “Special Meeting”.   Public protest demanding these changes was shown by the five and a half hour long protest and march from the Town Clock to the Boardwalk and back.

LIKELY AGENDA ITEMS-

  • A HUFF mini-protest, tabling, encampment, or march to a Policy Maker’s House or Business.
  • Discussion of the HUFF response to the proposed Vendor Ban cited on the 7-2 Agenda.
  • Co-ordination with BLM, Dem Socialists, Glover-Krohn progressives and other new  groups concerned with Civil Rights, Renter Protection, Social Services and Public Access in Santa Cruz
  • Status Report on the CDC-disapproved Group Shelters which are Santa Cruz’s main duck-and-dodge response to the Project Roomkey funding, leaving hundreds of vulnerable houseless people at risk
  • Info Gathering and Protest at St. Francis Soup Kitchen for Recent Discrimination
  • Olive and Delaware Street Organizing and Support of Vehicular Residents Under Fire
  • Return of the print edition of the Street Spirit  newspaper
  • Psychiatric authority seizure of a HUFF member (Angel) and her removal to Fremont

UPCOMING PROTESTS

Scotts Valley: Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest Thursday July 9  5:30 PM 
5:30pm: Meet at Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd, S.V. Arrive at MacDorsa Park 6 PM   Open Mike + Speakers
Bring water, sunscreen, a sign, and comfortable shoes.  Masks Required
Black Lives Matter SLV  Saturday July 11 10 AM Meet at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton March to Brookdale Lodge   Open Mic.

Paddle Out for Tamario Smith   Cowells Beach  Saturday July 11th 6pm Worldwide Solidarity in Surfing Honoring the dead from police brutality or misconduct
Bring mask and flowers/petals to offer in ceremony. Organized by Indigenous Surf Club, in affiliation with Barrios Unidos, Black Girls Surf, and Black Lives Matter Movement in Santa Cruz

The HUFF website is still under reconstruction.  Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides shows are still being netcast Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9:30 AM – 3 PM at freakradio.org and some archives are available.  Volunteer assistance is badly needed. Bring your reports for rebroadcast on the net at Free Radio Santa Cruz (freakradio.org) either to the meeting or call in at 831-423-4833.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides streams today (7-5-20) at freakradio.org “Fuck the 4th” Rally and March 8-8-10 Flashback with Gillian Greensite and Curbhugger Chris Archives still Down, so tune in 9:30 AM-3 PM this morning

More important hit the streets to make real change! 


(A useless Zoomed City Council meeting on 6-23 ignored the strong demands to defund the SCPD.  It  proceeded with the usual prefabricated agenda involving no meaningful checks on current police use of force and violence.  The real budget meeting was on July 2nd.  Without strong loud community response beyond the sterile and City Manager-controlled confines of City Hall,  City Council will continue to ignore the ongoing protests and refuse to hold public meetings in the Civic where folks could distance and participate.  The Community needs to continue holding its own meetings (i.e. protests in the streets and using the public buildings as we need to))

Shows are NOT yet being archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  If you have technical savvy and want to help, call 831-423-4833.

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-2-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org: Community Against Police Violence Protests Closed City Council Meeting With More Plush Plums for the SCPD

Coming as soon as the site is repaired—Check out the show at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

New postings and interviews from the last few days at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html (repair pending)

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx Noisemakers at City Hall Protest the Phony Police-Featherbedding “Zoomed” Council Meet
xxx Living the Life Under Ranger Rousts at Elm and Cedar with Merrymaker Marty
xxx  Homeless COVID-19 Update from Katzenjammer Keith McHenry
xxx  More from the 6-21 March That Reclaimed Hiway 1, River St., and Water St….briefly

HUFF BACK AT THE SUB ROSA TODAY 11 AM Wednesday 7-1-10 703 Pacific Next to the Bike Church Prepping for Defund the SCPD Protests Thursday July 2nd at the Special City Council Meeting

With the Sub Rosa Cafe courtyard reopening and the “Public Not Invited” City Council meeting slated for tomorrow.  That Agenda was finally released today (24 hours before the meeting) at  https://ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/Search?dropid=4&mtids=103%2C105 though I found it hard to open. 

We start at 11 AM — Coffee free.  Suggested topics topics:

  • Protest and Organizing Against the “Public Excluded” Rubberstamp Meeting Planned for Thursday July 2nd
  • Discussion of the HUFF response to the reimposed Vendor Restrictions on the Agenda
  • Co-ordination with BLM and other groups concerned with restoring Civil Rights and Public Access in Santa Cruz
  • City Manager and Council’s Overfunding of the SCPD with no Fund Real Safety, i.e. No Defund Police Violence
  • Status Report on the CDC-disapproved Group Shelters which are Santa Cruz’s main duck-and-dodge response to the Project Roomkey funding, leaving hundreds of vulnerable houseless people at risk
  • Regular Public Tabling Against Police Budget and Anti-Homeless Behavior in Receptive Times  
  • Taking Back Public Spaces as Up-Scale Cafes Seize the Sidewalk
  • Challenging City Manager Martin Bernal’s Rule-By-Decree
  • Return of the print edition of the Street Spirit  newspaper
  • Psychiatric authority seizure of a HUFF member (Angel) and her removal to Fremont
Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out Today 5-8 PM Monterey Avenue Park 700 Monterey Ave., Capitola

TOWN CLOCK Black Lives Matter Protest 1 PM July 4th Saturday

Every bit of correspondence to the City Council regarding in their correspondence packet urges cutting the bloated police budget.

The HUFF website is still under reconstruction.  Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides shows are still being netcast Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9:30 AM – 3 PM at freakradio.org and some archives are available.  Volunteer assistance is badly needed.

Bring your reports for rebroadcast on the net at Free Radio Santa Cruz (freakradio.org) either to the meeting or call in at 831-423-4833.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides streams today (6-28-20) at freakradio.org Students, BLM supporters, and FNB activists Take Back Freeway & Fences, 2-4-07 Flashback…Archives still Down, so tune in 9:30 AM-3 PM this morning

Sunday’s show from 6-14-20 is described   at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/  but still unavailable as an archive.  It should be available soon at the usual spot: http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.
City Council will be having a public-excluded (unless you have a tv or computer) key budget meeting, largely ignoring the Defund the Police demands on July 2nd with the agenda only to be announced 24 hours ahead of time.  Look for announced protest times on line and from those you know.

CURRENT EVENTS:

***  “Tough and Tender” Thomas Sketches Taskmaster Times at the Association of Faith Communities  Shelter***   Sutter Health Under Protest Ousts a Racist-Talking Nurse***   Hunger Strike at McGuire Correctional Facility Exposes Profiteering Commissary & Phone Prices***    Palo Alto Cop Thomas DeStaffano Sued for Assault, False Arrest, Ignoring Injuries, & False Police Report by Victim Julio Aravalo.

***  Chronicle Editorial Attacks California Attorney General Bacerra for Ducking Investigation in case of Sean Monterossa Shot by Vallejo Police.

***  The “Reforms” Chief Andy Mills Hasn’t Made and Doesn’t Mention https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/18834603.php  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/25/18834603.php?show_comments=1#18834745

*** “Scope It Out” Scott Graham Warns of Police Budget Puffery on July 2nd at the “Special” City Council Meeting with No Agenda Available until July 1st.

***  Taking Back the Streets on July 21st with Food Not Bombs and the Coalition to Defund the SCPD

*** Denica De Foy’s “Defund Violence in Uniform” Update from Monterey
***  Threats in Seattle Against the Autonomous Zone; Chatter in Minneapolis Without Substantive Action   Windsor False Arrest in Sonoma County 2019 Sez LeMarcus McDonald;  Cops Kill Alameda Man Shelby Gattenby***   “Dusty Road” Darryl  Back in Santa Cruz with Ideas and Options***   Pre-2019 Cop Records of Lying and Violence Can Be Revealed in Last Year’s Court Decision

FLASHBACK TO SELECTIONS FROM THE 2-4-2007 BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW

***   People’s Park Activist Dan McMullan in Court Defending the Free Box & Other Unhoused Resources

***   “Tactical Ice Cream Unit” Copwatch Presentation Up at UCSC with Berkeley Copwatch’s Andrea Prichard, Santa Cruz Mayor and ACLU Ringer Mike Rotkin

***   Caller Calls Out (Former) Chief Ranger John Wallace’s Whiplash Ways

Some Recent Archived Overflow Interviews Now Available at

http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/
Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at the Daily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific seeking volunteers to pass on information and provide support. 
  • Eat and organize at FNB meals 1;30-5:30 weekdays, 4-6 Sat & Sun.
  • Demand Legislative Rubberstampers of City Manager Martin Bernal and County Potentates Restore Actual Public Meetings instead of Closed Door On-Line Charades.
  • Call City Hall (420-5020) and the Board of Supervisors (454-2200) or Rattle the Windows of these Toxic Pretenders where They Live to demand Defunding Police Agencies to secure safety & services.
  • Hit the streets to Insist that City Manager Bernal and Chief Mills stop the sweeps of homeless encampments–violating the CDC directive and halt $$ for these and other police terror sweeps.
  • Prepare for peaceful urgent Direct Action to enact these health & safety measures if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills continue to Stall.
  • Resist Business and Corporate Pressure to Restore Massive Tourist “Business as Usual” in the midst of a Pandemic of Unknown Dimensions 
  • Prepare for the likely return of explicit anti-homeless police, business, and vigilante activity as “business-as-usual” resumes.

  • Check out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific (next meeting 7-1)
  • Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, remain where they are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run triage zones (as at the Ross Camp site) now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use.
  • Pressure the City to provide support for vehicular residents, water for those in the Benchlands, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levy, and decent survival services citywide.
  • Denounce the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the pathetic and all-in-the-same-room response of the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, and Laurel St instead of the needed and promised motel rooms.  These need to be provided BEFORE symptoms develop, BEFORE testing, TARGETING the most vulnerable but providing for all during the crisis.
  • Demand immediate transfer of money to shelter the many rather than provide an illusion by unsafely sheltering a few, while really providing protective cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially doing nothing for the great majority and allowing Mills’ police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest at will as police are the only large gang allowed to publicly assemble.
  • Contact Chief Mills at amills@cityofsantacruz.com  to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week.  See https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2019/12/18/police_protest_flyer_12-18-19.pdf
  • Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY whenever they show up in public:  Mayor Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew of Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills, & City Attorney Tony Condotti  for Inciting the Ross Camp Destruction,  Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding “adequate shelter options”.
  • Remember Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter!  Support Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Plague Season Wherever They Happen.  Provide them with supplies.
  • Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Emergency Shelter as well as an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the sidewalk” pretexts;
  • Witness, oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”, “blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and “illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
  • Demand City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief  “Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix ignoring City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not be properly applied to the survival sleepers.  Remember the bad history so it’s not repeated!

·  Contact Alicia Kuhl  to find more direct and effective ways to support the next shelter-in-place encampments, legal challenges, and fundamental police change  throughout the City starved of food and survival gear at 831-431-7766.   DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR  & VOLUNTEER DURING THE CRISIS EVERY DAY AT FOOD NOT BOMBS Laurel & Front St. MEAL.

·  Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,  Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign

·  Provide Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs to give directly to Food Not Bombs, the Felker St. Footbridge Services, the SC Homeless Union and other real providers.

·  Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to BadAss Mama at 831-431-7766

·  Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.

·  Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, Electrical Phone-Charging Hook-up’s and More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns

·  Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, and independent homeless activists by documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.

  •  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance, and more on Facebook..then go out and do something!
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 6-25-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org: The Usual Chorus of Campers and Copwatchers plus Bryan Brown from Marysville–the Update

Coming as soon as the site is repaired—Check out the show at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

New postings and interviews from the last few days at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html (repair pending)

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx Oakland City Council Gives Gesture, Denies Substance, to Defunding the Police
xxx Bits of Bad Bluebadge Bullying from Around the Nation
xxx Voices from the Santa Cruz Autonomous Zone–Scott, Nikki, Keith.
xxx  Backwoods Bryan Brown from the Independent Marysville Homeless Union
xxx  Katzenjammer Keith & Keithkeeper Kathleen on the Eve of the 6-21 Protest March

HUFF MEETING RETURNS TO THE SUB ROSA 11 AM Wednesday (6-24-20) 703 Pacific

The Sub Rosa Cafe announced it is reopening–at least for this meeting Wednesday.  11 AM — Coffee likely.  Likely topics: Fund Real Safety, Defund Police Violence, Status Report on the CDC-disapproved Group Shelters which are Santa Cruz’s main duck-and-dodge response to the Project Housekey funding, leaving hundreds of vulnerable houseless people at risk, Taking Back Public Spaces as Up-Scale Cafes Seize the Sidewalk, Challenging Martin Bernal’s Rule-By-Decree…and more…

The Agenda will be laid out in more detail. following a planned massive call-in to City Council today by the Coalition to Defund the SCPD and other groups at 6 PM.  Details at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/23/18834505.php (chatting with a Conscience-Deaf Council).

The HUFF website is currently under reconstruction.  Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides shows are still being netcast Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9:30 AM – 3 PM at freakradio.org but archives are generally unavailable.
No new Street Spirit newspapers yet, but bring your reports for rebroadcast on the net at Free Radio Santa Cruz (freakradio.org)

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides streams today (6-21-20) at freakradio.org with No Flashbacks But Lots of Chatter–Archives are Down, so catch it at 9:30 AM-3 PM today or await repair developments. Meanwhile Vote with Your Feet Today!


A description of today’s show, which will ultimately be archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  will be sent out later today or tomorrow. 

In the meantime, stop listening and hit the streets to make real change!   Check out the March to Defund the SCPD at 4 PM today beginning at Front and Laurel Sts.  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/20/18834362.php

(A useless Zoomed City Council meeting on 6-23 has nothing on the agenda regarding any meaningful changes in police policy or budget as City Council ignores the ongoing protests and refuses to hold public meetings in the Civic where folks could distance and participate).


Sunday’s show from 6-14-20 will NOT be archived as usual at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  until we can get the huffsantacruz.org website back in decent shape.  Sigh.  Volunteers who want to help me struggle with this should give me a call at 831-423-4833.

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!