Updated Description of Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html at Latest Show 10/18/2020 Flashback to July 17, 2011

ON THE SUNDAY 10-18-20 BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  Portland’s Mayoral Race (“Teargas” Teddie and Sarah Iannarone) and Police Issues there–contrasted with no positions on Police Defunding (Deafening Silence) here  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ted-wheeler-sarah-iannarone-participate-in-virtual-forum/vi-BB1a77ck
***  Vet Concerns in Santa Cruz with Robert Carrigan
***  Native American Slaughter Speeches Aplenty–Mostly on Homeless Issues–preceding the 10-12 Day March

***  Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”)–Another “Moved Along” Musician at the Boardwalk***  Huffing and harumphing from the 10-14 HUFF meeting
FLASHBACK TO THE BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW OF JULY 17, 2011
***  “Democracy”…in Santa Cruz?  A Critical Discussion including the Jail’s “Restraint” Chair***  Interview with 15-year stage hand, out of Paul Lee Loft & homeless again
***  Interviews at the Casey Livinggood’s once-monthly  “Stop the Orlando Food Busts” Meal by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs with Charles Goodwin, “Fox”, Casey L.
***  Ed Frey’s appeal of his “Illegal Lodging” 647e conviction for a peaceful non-obstructive nighttime protest : Update
***  Mark Beckner on his indefinite ban from the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center  [now known as Housing
Matters
]*** Protesters at SC City Hall “Trespass” Serving and Eating Free Food with S.C. Food Not Bombs*** Norse’s Nighttime Narrative During the July 1st City Hall Sleep-Out

***Measure K Commission–Hobbled by Vacancies, Hostile Appointments, & a Sabotaging Staffer: Last of
the Just– Former Member Anita Henry Reports on the Bankrupt Commission.

*** Craig Canada, Cannabis Champion, on the State Legislative and Initiative Activity, Media Spin, and the Vote
*** Bob Lamonika on Measure K funding and organizing & Santa Cruz history of medical marijuana
*** Norse on then-Commissioner Kim Baskett’s “Guilty” Verdict in the Sinister Street Singsong case and the Upcoming Appeal.



The show streams at www.freakradio.org   and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html At that archive, click on the date of the show to hear it at any time.

Summary descriptions of current and earlier shows after mid-November 2017 are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/ .  Earlier descriptions (back to 2005) are often available at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html .  A listing of where flashbacks to earlier times can be found will soon be available.

SHOW ARCHIVES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/Recent Past Shows are Archived separately at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/
Archives prior to 2004 are at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html
For Flashbacks before 1995, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/radio.html and search for “Flashback”

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Vote (if you choose) for local candidates who oppose the dominant anti-homeless narrative (Alicia Kuhl was recently endorsed by HUFF), but don’t expect them to take real action which, as ever, will be coming from those outside and those who support them on the streets.
  • Demand NO SWEEPS OF THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS without real justification, alternative location or shelter, and respect for the Martin v. Boise and Blake v. Grants Pass rulings, the CDC guidelines, and the City’s own spring 2019 requirements respecting the health and safety of those sheltering outside. 
  • Volunteer for homeless civil rights or service programs that actually serve:  Food Not Bombs, Day/Night Storage, HUFF, SC Homeless Union, Your Allied Rapid Response (YARR), Sub Rosa Cafe and others mentioned on Instagram
  • Support decent resources (portapotties, trash pick-up’s, electrical access, needle exchange, potable water) to those sheltering outside.
  • Check out HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) now meeting Wednesday 11 AM in the courtyard of the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.
  • Support Tenant Resistance against landlord pressure as unemployment compensation and federal aid remains stalled.
  • No Fences on Coral St. and at the former Food Not Bombs Survival Resources Lot #27 !
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833; Post your video on Facebook and You-tube.  Pass on protest times and places via Instagram and Santa Cruz Indymedia.
  • Follow homeless civil rights struggles in other cities on You Tube’s “John Doe13K” channel, the S.F. Coalition on Homelessness’s Street Sheet website, and Santa Cruz County Homeless Advocates facebook page.
  • Join in volunteer efforts that provide real services like Footbridge Services at 150 Felker St., Food Not Bombs daily meal at Lot #22 next to the old Taco Bell at Pacific & Laurel 1-6 PM daily.
  • Restore in-person City Council meetings and access to those in power (City Manager Bernal)
  • Defund “Homeless Removal” police services and put the money in real community help
  • Resist a Reactionary City Council’s gentrification drive that threatens health and traditional values.


The October 31st “Move Without Destination” Depopulation of the Benchlands comes closer.  Some activists consider assisting Brent Adams and his Day/Night Storage crew in assisting those who forced to move and acting as “diplomats” and “helpers” as police under City Mangler Martin Bernal violates Martin v. Boise “no citations without indoor shelter” ruling as well as the CDC’s “let the homeless shelter in place” guidelines.

While a small number are temporarily in the safer motel shelter, most of the “sheltered” are warehoused in the unhealthy group shelters–and even those shelters are full with waiting lists.  

Air quality problems and high temperatures have returned with no protected areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the potential smoke danger, etc. –particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic.  Large publicly funded buildings like the Civic and the Stadium stand empty while encampments multiply outside the “lack of services” Housing Smidgeons Poverty Pimp Palace at 115 Coral St. with its misleading “Housing Matters” sign.  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Smidgeons” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police” as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesirable” outdoor camps being destroyed in the Pogonip, along the levee, and elsewhere.

The Pogonip camps have been blocked off and bulldozed.  Those along hiway 1 continue to be starved of resources like portapotties, wash stations, and other basics.     Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St.  multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees by displacing the larger Benchlands encampment with their own show County-run encampment there.  There are no provisions for providing decent facilities for those camps as fall turns to winter.

No indication that “banned” vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk, while unmasked tourists continue to be invited to crowd beaches, the Boardwalk, and the “no vendors allowed” sidewalks.

 
STILL ASKIN’….   
               WE NEED TO GET BACK ON THE AIR AND RESTORE OUR PHONE LINE.  Phone in (423-4833) or e-mail us (rnorse3@hotmail.com) tips on where we might find a studio space and a place to put our antenna.  $300 reward for finding us the studio space.   Eternal gratitude for finding an antenna location.   Free Radio is ever-more important during the COVID crisis.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast hopefully streams tonight 10-15-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html: Interviews with Dennis Holt, Brent Adams, & others Otherwise, see attached instructions.

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS MAY DELAY THE NETCAST OF TODAY’S SHOW.  IF IT DOESN’T COME ON AT 6 P.M., GO TO http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  (with a description of the show to be posted shortly at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/ )

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  “”Declamation” Dennis Holt on Santa Cruz Days Before & During the Pandemic
xxx  “Birds-Eye” Brent Adams on Community Cooperation for Homeless Services
xxx  Assorted Updates from Emi and KeithWorkshop Organizing tomorrow (Friday October 16) on What to Do When the Coppers Crash Your Tent at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church) at 703 Pacific at 7pm

HUFFing Again Wednesday October 14th at the Sub Rosa Courtyard at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church

HUFF AGENDA PROSPECTS  10-14-20

(Add your own items; swig the free coffee)

  • Election Talk and Recommendations 
  • Follow-Up on Proposed Advice to Confronted Survival Campers–Talking Back Productively to the Police
  • Follow-Up’s on Corvalho and Riess Protections; Nick on Vehicular Letter for Tows 

Flyer Distributed During the Indigenous Slaughter Day Protest  

  • Updates on RV’s under attack:  Latest reports from the City Police assault on RV and vehicular home defenders Alicia Kuhl and others 
  • Indigenous Slaughter Updates from Monday (Keith, Carlos) 
  • Wes’s Salinas Sweeps Update from Monday 
  • Motel, Meal, Camp Reduction Reports 
  • Pleich on AFC “Safe Spaces” Parking Program. 
  • Santa Barbara FRSC Update:  
  • Summary Judgment Victory in Marysville 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today October 11. Interviews a-plenty with Peter Marin, Aaron Hosner, Keith McHenry, Alicia Kuhl, and More!

OUR FAMILIAR S.O.S.   WE NEED TO GET BACK ON THE AIR AND RESTORE OUR PHONE LINE.  Phone in (423-4833) or e-mail us (rnorse3@hotmail.com) tips on where we might find a studio space and a place to put our antenna.  $300 reward for finding us the studio space.   Eternal gratitude for finding an antenna location.   Free Radio is ever-more important during the COVID crisis.

The show streams at www.freakradio.org   and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html At that archive, click on the date of the show to hear it at any time.

Summary descriptions of current and earlier shows after mid-November 2017 are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/ .  Earlier descriptions (back to 2005) are often available at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html .  A listing of where flashbacks to earlier times can be found will soon be available.



City Council snuck to a new day (Thursday) and time (evening) for its latest “regular” “meeting”.  Their budget hearing continued with its high militarist police budget ignoring the voices and needs of the Community regarding police defunding to preempt their violence, discrimination, homeless harassment, and overspending.   Instead, the police budget was reportedly the only department left uncut with three new “Community Service” officers added with no changes in policy or top personnel. https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/10/09/santa-cruz-budget-cuts-reduce-5-million-in-city-spending/ All power still in the hands of City Manager Martin Bernal with the Council an echo chamber.  More ticketing of City Council candidate and SC Homeless Union organizer Alicia Kuhl after the bigotry-based Council veto of her group’s right to park safely on Olive St. (Sandy Brown dissenting).

Ben–the man whose vehicle was seized months ago in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines–was bailed out and is reportedly at large, surviving the latest SCPD retaliation for his determined resistance to the police sweeps that continue to cast a dark shadow along the levee. 

City boss Bernal seems intent on ignoring CDC guidelines and the Martin v. Boise decision regarding no homeless sweeps without homeless shelter.   While a small number are still in the safer motel shelter, most of the “sheltered” are warehoused in the unhealthy group shelters–and even those shelters are full with waiting lists.   Authorities have announced plans to disband the Benchlands County-run containment-camp that displaced the larger encampment there by October 31 with similar plans to oust those in motels.  https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/10/10/panetta-stone-tour-santa-cruz-homeless-encampments/


Air quality and temperature has been merciful considering there are still no protected areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the potential smoke danger, and cooling functions–particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic.  Large publicly funded buildings like the Civic and the Stadium stand empty while encampments multiply outside the “lack of services” Housing Smidgeons Poverty  Pimp Palace at 115 Coral St. with its misleading “Housing Matters” sign.  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Smidgeons” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police” as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesirable” outdoor camps being destroyed in the Pogonip, along the levee, and elsewhere.

The Pogonip camps have been blocked off and bulldozed.  Those along hiway 1 continue to be starved of resources like portapotties, wash stations, and other basics.     Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St.  multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees by displacing the larger Benchlands encampment with their own show County-run encampment there.  There are no provisions for providing decent facilities for those camps as fall turns to winter.

No indication that “banned” vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk, while unmasked tourists continue to be invited to crowd beaches, the Boardwalk, and the “no vendors allowed” sidewalks.

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  Colombus (National Slaughter Day) protest slated for 10:30 AM tomorrow 10-12 at Laurel & Pacific

***  “Food for the Famished” Keith McHenry Reviews the Latest Police Sweep Program & Voter Registration Push

***  Community Musicman Curtis Reliford Cries “Racism” on “Progressive” Santa Cruz  https://www.facebook.com/curtis.reliford.5

***  “Lord of the Lies” Deconstructs the Vice-Presidential Sound-Byte Special “Debate”  Part 2***  Pinchhitting Pitcher for the Poor and Poet Peter Marin Weighs in from Santa Barbara
***   Arduous Adventure Account from Activist-on-Wheels Alicia Kuhl
***  Punishing the Maskless with Medical Conditions: a Report from Satya Orion. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings_06-18-2020.pdf
***  “Whip the Wicked” Wes White Calls for Help Against Salinas Sweeps Part 2
***  James Loewen Corrects a Bigot-Based Historical Record with Indigenous Slaughter (Columbus Day) upon us.  https://vimeo.com/281339140

***  “Scope it Out” Scott Graham Dissects and Discards the Latest Shitty Council Meeting
***  Aaron Hosmer’s Lonely Battle To Recover Property from Tow Company and Cops  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.hosmer.5 
*** 


SHOW ARCHIVES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/Recent Past Shows are Archived separately at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/
Archives prior to 2004 are at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html
For Flashbacks before 1995, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/radio.html and search for “Flashback”


Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Hit the Protest Trail Tomorrow (Monday October 12th) at Laurel and Pacific at 10:30 AM in a march to the County Building.
  • Vote (if you choose) for local candidates who oppose the dominant anti-homeless narrative (Alicia Kuhl was recently endorsed by HUFF), but don’t expect them to take real action which, as ever, will be coming from those outside and those who support them on the streets.
  • Demand NO SWEEPS OF THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS without real alternatives.  Help defend!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 10-8-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html: Linda Lemaster and Wes White; Lefties Critique the Pence-Harris Sound Byte Special

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  “Lighthouse” Linda Lemaster critiques the Proposed Public Defender Changes
xxx  “Lord of the Lies”–The Real News’s Final “Stir Crazy”  show Roasts the Vice-Presidential Charade-sters, presenting the right and the left hand of the Corporate Puppet Show.
xxx  “Whip Back the Wicked” Wes White Warns of Another Sherwood Park Sweep in Salinas

HUFF meets today (Wednesday 10-7) licking its wounds and shaking off depression from last Friday’s raid on Food Not Bombs and the nearby encampments

HUFF will be doing its weekly coffee-and-combustion get together today at 11 AM in the Sub Rosa Courtyard with the following likely top topics:

  • Lessons from the partially successful but ultimately failed defense of the Food Not Bombs Lot #27 Resistance last week
  • Updates on RV’s under attack:  Latest reports from the City Police assault on RV and vehicular home defenders Alicia Kuhl and others
  • Reports on the reduction or shutoff of resources to Motel COVID-threatened residents, the proposed County Camp closing, & other camp removals throughout the City
  • The proposed new “behind closed doors” Community Courts laying out reduced but real punishments to the “guilty” stripped of civil rights.
  • New Street Spirits and Street Sheets from the Bay Area for distribution
  • Unhoused Resistance and News Elsewhere in the State: from Santa Barbara to Berkeley to Salinas
  • Street Resistance to Rule by the City Manager, Upcoming City Council “Public Meetings”, and the Continuing Police State

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today October 4, 2020 Resisting the Food Not Bombs Removal and Lessons from the Struggle; Flashback to December 19, 2004 –Winter Woes


WE REPEAT!  WE STILL WANT TO GET BACK ON THE AIR AND RESTORE OUR PHONE LINE.  Phone in (423-4833) or e-mail us (rnorse3@hotmail.com) tips on where we might find a studio space and a place to put our antenna.  $300 reward for finding us the studio space.   Eternal gratitude for finding an antenna location.   Free Radio is ever-more important during the COVID crisis.

The show streams at www.freakradio.org   and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html At that archive, click on the date of the show to hear it at any time.

Summary descriptions of current and earlier shows after mid-November 2017 are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/ .  Earlier descriptions (back to 2005) are often available at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html .  A listing of where flashbacks to earlier times can be found will soon be available.



City Council continues to ignore the voices and needs of the Community regarding police defunding to curb police violence, discrimination, homeless harassment, and overspending.  All power, instead, to City Manager Martin Bernal with his latest focus on uprooting and harassing Food Not Bombs to drive away nearby survival encampments around lot #27.  Addition pressure and ticketing on City Council candidate and SC Homeless Union organizer Alicia Kuhl after the bigotry-based veto of her group’s right to park safely on Olive St.
Repeated harassment arrest-and-release of Ben–the man whose vehicle was seized months ago in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.  The latest legal bullying was done as the police swept lot #27.

Two-night motel vouchers for those ejected from lot #27 by Assistant City Mangler Susie O’Hara and her loyal confederate Megan Bunch are the City’s cover story for ignoring CDC guidelines and the Martin v. Boise decision.   While a small number have finally gotten some longer-term motel shelter, for most of the “sheltered”, there are still the unhealthy group shelters–and even those with waiting lists.  No reports of restored food services to those cutback in the few hotels made available.

There are no protected areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the smoke danger, and cooling functions–particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic.–Large publicly funded buildings like the Civic and the Stadium stand empty while encampments multiply outside the “lack of services” Housing Smidgeons Poverty Palace at 115 Coral St..  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Smatters” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police” as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesirable” outdoor camps being destroyed in the Pogonip and along the levee.

Those camps continue to be starved of resources like portapotties, wash stations, and trash pick-up’s and are now under threat of removal.  City Mangler Martin Bernal’s Bumbuster Police, Rangers, and Public Works crews seem to be removing or reducing previous COVID-19 “emergency” accommodations in defiance of public health needs.   Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St.  multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees by displacing the larger Benchlands encampment with their own show County-run encampment there. 

No indication that “banned”vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk, while tourists continue to be invited to crowd beaches and sidewalks there.

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  Friday’s Eviction Report from Carrotchopper Keith McHenry: Uprooting the “Ugly”.

***  Chris Hedges at the People’s Convention:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmVqGeUHZiI  https://peoplesconvention.org/ 

***  McHenry’s Musings–the Alarming Update from the Vicar of Vegetables: City EvictionMasters at Work

***  Brief Burps from Establishment Papers: Cop Craziness Continues Across the Country
***  Plotting Peaceful Resistance: Housed and Unhoused Gather to Gab Tuesday Morning
***  “Whip the Wicked” Wes White Updates on Salinas Sweeps
***  Greg Bengston’s Plea from the County Containment Camp: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/18837234.php
***  More Grassroots Strategies for Survival to Defend the Camps and the Food Services***  Aaron Hosmer’s Lonely Battle To Recover Property from Tow Company and Cops  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.hosmer.5  ***  Holding off the Housing Hijackers at Lot #27 (10-30):  Interviews with Sachillia, “e”, & others
***  Michelle:  a Positive Report on the Armory Shelter

FLASHBACK TO December 19 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Show
***  Phone Interview with Barbara Tyger, Clearview Court resident, on the City’s rent control betrayal***  River Dane on San Mateo police search van***  Hour-long interview with “Beggarbacker” Becky Johnson grilling Mayor Mike Rotkin [from 12-14]
***  Dan Hemingway on Borders trash can removal, skateboarding tickets, police draw guns on stolen car occupants, hackeysacker’s police chase, and more***  Fred Gardner’s Medical Marijuana articles on the Raich v. Ashcroft case***  Phone interview with Tad from Arcata’s Houseless Coalition
Note:  Time limitations may cut some of these items; for the full show go to the archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  or directly to the original show at  http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb041219.mp3


SHOW ARCHIVES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/Recent Past Shows are Archived separately at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/
Archives prior to 2004 are at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html
For Flashbacks before 1995, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/radio.html and search for “Flashback”

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Vote (if you choose) for local candidates who oppose the dominant anti-homeless narrative (Alicia Kuhl was recently endorsed by HUFF), but don’t expect them to take real action which, as ever, will be coming from those outside and those who support them on the streets.
  • Stand with Food Not Bombs at its restored Town Clock location they resist the latest City Manager-initiated removal of their vital COVID-19 Survival Station  from Lot #27 at Laurel and Front.
  • Demand NO SWEEPS OF THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS without real alternatives.  Help defend!
  • Support Survival Camp Resisters demanding police respect CDC guidelines and Martin v. Boise
  • Full resources for ALL homeless whether inside or outside the County’s Containment Camp !
  • Check out HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) now meeting Wednesday 11 AM in the courtyard of the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.
  • Support Tenant Resistance to the Unjust and Unconscionable Evictions on the September Horizon
  • Be on the lookout for City Mangler Martin Bernal’s County-funded Raids against Pogonip Campsites “to protect against fire danger” with Hiway 9 paths now taped off and 24 hour “No Parking” signs posted.
  • Join FenceWatch to monitor SCPD attempts to close off Public Space as they’ve three times done near the Post Office in their relentless anti-homeless campaign in violation of CDC Shelter-in-Place guidelines.  Remove the Fences on Coral St.   Protect and Provide Resources for the Survival Tents Along Hiway 1 at River St.
  • Document police pressure against many campsites citywide: Information is Power!  
  • JOIN MASS PROTESTS THAT ACTUALLY ACT RATHER THAN TALK if you can find any.
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833; Post your video on facebook and you-tube.  Pass on protest times and places via Instagram and  www.indybay.org/santacruz
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at the Daily Meal at the Town Clock 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 City Council 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.
  • 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 outside, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levee, 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 bydocumenting, 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 anytime with street reports: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 10-1-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Reports from the Food Not Bombs/Unhoused Community Resistance at Laurel and Front Sts.

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  Update from Food Not Bombs under siege at Laurel and Front St. earlier this morning–by Katzenjammer Keith and Dreadeye.


xxx  More Barricade Background Reports (9-28) from Castaway Cooper & Cathreen S.

xxx  Commentary & Interviews from Tuesday Morning’s Standoff (9-29) Sequoia et. al.
xxx  Afternoon Success-So-Far Report from Keith
xxx  Tickets on the Beach report from Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”)

INDYBAY STORIES-

Santa Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/27/18837088.php
Growing Resistance to City Manager’s Camp & FNB Sweep Threats at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/18837186.php

HUFF meets today (Wednesday 9-30) in support of the growing resistance to the threatened uprooting of Food Not Bombs and the demolition of nearby survival camps

​HUFF will be doing its weekly coffee-and-combustion get together today at 11 AM in the Sub Rosa Courtyard with the following likely top topics:

  • Defense of FNB and the Adjacent Camps (see “Growing Resistance to City Manager’s Camp & FNB Sweep Threats” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/18837186.php
  • Defending RV’s under attack: the fallout from City Council’s latest surrender to Bigotry in its attack on Alica Kuhl’s vehicular community.
  • Reports on the reduction or shutoff of resources to Motel COVID-threatened residents, the proposed County Camp closing, & other camp removals throughout the City

City to Move on Food Not Bombs Tuesday 9-29 Pre-Empting 200th Day of COVID support and Evicting Nearby Campsites

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry has called for Community support tomorrow when the City has threatened to move on Food Not Bombs, trying to force it into a more constricted space as well as evict without alternatives nearby tent and ground-sleeper residents. 

He also posted an extensive update in the comments following https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/27/18837088.php (“Santa Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center“). 

He is urging folks to show up with friends and video capability tomorrow morning at 8 AM and then later in the day at the 200th day celebration at 1-6 PM. Check the indybay story for more details, a downloadable flyer, and a place to leave comments.