Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 9-22-22 will stream and archive at 6 PM today. Featured: Benchlands Solidarity Supporters Ryth and Elisse; Mealside Murmurs at Food Not Bombs

As usual, the show will archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html, and will play on the net at www.freakradio.org

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

Your friends 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.


On today’s 9-22 show:

  • Ryth Haney on Solidarity Discoveries struggling to help residents survive and/or flee the Phase 2 Demolition
  • Ex-cop and convicted killer Lane gets a mere 3 years for his aiding and abetting role in murdering George Floyd
  • S.C. County Homelessness Honcho Robert Ratner accepts 10.7 million for Homekey Spending; is silent on Benchlands “available shelter” hoax.
  • Elbowgrease Elise on creating the new reality-based narrative of real human beings in the Benchlands.
  • [9-14] Hermithunt Hopeseeker on the missing family and spiritual element in the homeless services.
  • Rainbow Man, local street performer, surveys the harshening scene downtown, and against the Benchlands
  • Skywatcher Shawn reports on the Colorado Rainbow Gathering 11,000 strong, denounces new $1000 roadside sleeping fine in Big Sur.

        IN THE BENCHLANDS RESISTANCE MEETING:  Tomorrow Friday September 23rd 5:30 PM near the 2nd stairway from the Water St. entrance.

HUFF meeting Cancelled for today (9-22); Next HUFFmeet 9-29 Sub Rosa 10:45 AM; 3rd Benchlands Homeless Removal Deadline noon Tuesday 9-27; RESISTANCE MEETING TOMORROW 9-23 Bottom of Benchlands Stairway

Concerns to Keep in Mind

BACK UP THE BENCHLANDS RESIDENTS; ORGANIZE FUTURE RESISTANCE !

                  Friday  9-23:   5:30 PM Building Benchlands Support—near the 2nd stairway from Ocean St. 

                        Weekend 9-24-9-26 Prepare for the Phase 3 “Shitty Shelter, Jail, or Disappear” Alternatives–Help Benchlanders Move Deeper into the Benchlands

                  Tuesday 9-27 noon  “We Trash Your Tent” Deadline: Come to Help and Photograph the afternoon Shitty Council Meeting scheduled time and agenda TBA

FUTURE HUFF MEETINGS     

      +++  Finding connections with the dispersed Benchlands community 

      +++  Scheming for Supporting Other Encampments Outside the Benchlands

      +++  Broader Tactics to Fight Blueshirt Bullying:    Role Playing, Documenting, & Solidarity Phoning to Fight “Trespass”  Enforcement  

        +++  Seeking broader connection from distant homeless activists in Oakland, Sausalito, Sacramento

      +++  Mad Power Committee Report (if any) Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections; Carvalho update, Prepping for the C.A.R.E. courts and the current crushing of crazies.

        +++  Keep Tabs on the Nastier NIMBYs:  https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Cruz-CA-Keepin-It-Real-2162553480648277/  

              September issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are still available, both at the Sub Rosa Cafe and at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 9-18-22 streams and will archive at 9:30 AM-3 PM Reminder: Benchlands Witnessing & Support for Resistance on “Phase Two” Removal 9 AM Monday 9-19; Flashback to September 10, 1998

To join, support, or witness the Resistance to the elimination of a functioning community check in at Food Not Bombs meals or go directly to the Benchlands.  You may also get more info through the Union of the Homeless at 831-431-7766.   The deadline for the latest (Phase 2] eviction is Monday noon.  Show up tomorrow morning with friends, photo-ready equipment, and vehicles if you have them to help those who wish to move, and support those who plan to stay.

For a description of the current show which consists largely of a 1998 Flashback, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/category/huff-communications/  later today.


You can hear the current show and earlier ones archived at
Http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html after 9:30 AM today.  Check the “Latest” link under the Bathrobespierre’s Broadside section of www.huffsantacruz.org .


Brief written descriptions of many shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/
FLASHBACK to September 10, 1998:

  • Charlie of San Jose Food Not Bombs describes the homeless struggle in St. James park.
  • Co-Host Chaz, the Fidget Guy, street eyes and speak-up voice.
  • Berkeley’s Jolly Roger Comedy Troupe radio skits when Satire was in Flower.
  • Interviewing a FootCrime ticket.
  • Skidmark Bob on overactive police behavior
  • V-Man updates on the Berkeley City Council’s Support for Berkeley Free Radio, describes the violent police raid on the Campbell St. Free Radio Collective
  • Lloyd Lawrence gives a painful minute-by-minute of a cop banging on his RV to interrupt a cancer treatment.
  • Jean–copcrap in front of the downtown Cookie Company

BENCHLANDS RESISTANCE sponsored by SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS UNION, FOOD NOT BOMBS  [FNB] , and HUFF  will meet again at a time and place TBA.  Contact FNB [575-770-3377] or the Union for more info. 

In the past, SANTA CRUZ SHITTY COUNCIL  refused to fund or even permit independent low-barrier agreement or transitional camps, nor to fund FNB  or the Footbridge Services Program.  In August  it transferred $1 million in state funding for the Coral St. Safe Sleeping Program to “Benchlands Closure and Restoration”.

Call 575-770-3377  or 431-7766 to volunteer for the SC Homeless Union .  Still needed leadership and organizing help.  President Alicia Kuhl takes concerns and complaints.  Also notable: City Council’s failure to use the $14.5 million to set up survival campgrounds outside the Benchlands and support those that exist! 

The City’s principal goal seems to be to provide
“show shelter” to persuade a federal court they are meeting the Martin v. Boise “no prosecutions without adequate shelter” option. Police can then restore the Sleeping/Camping Ban (MC 6.36) aka the Camping Services and Standards Ordinance and resume their “hide out or get out” policy making visible homelessness (while sleeping or resting) a crime. 

They would circumvent the Martin v. Boise “no tickets without real shelter” ruling by setting aside 10 shelter spaces up at the Overlook or Armory encampments and claiming those who don’t take them are “service resistant” and so no longer protected by that ruling.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 9-15-22 will stream and archive at 6 PM today. Featured: Battering Away at the Benchlands; Flashback to 7-11-94: FNB arrests in SF

As usual, the show will archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html, and will play on the net at www.freakradio.org

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

Your friends 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.
On today’s 9-15 show:

  • 9-14 Bashing Blue and His Tent
  • Robert Woodleaf on Police Abuse in the Phase 2 area of the Benchlands 9-14
  • Troy denounces police treating Phase 2 homeless possessions as trash.
  • Teal struggling with her stuff two hours before Phase 1 deadline on 9-13
  • FLASHBACK:  7-11-94 Brutal FNB busts at Civic Center Plaza



        BENCHLANDS RESISTANCE MEETING: Gathering Lawsuit Declarations Tomorrow Friday September 16th 5:30 PM near the 2nd stairway from the Water St. entrance.    Advisable to bring your own chair.

HUFF meets 10:45 AM at the Sub Rosa Courtyard Thursday 9-15-2022 next to the Bike Church; Main Focus: 2nd Benchlands Homeless Disappearance Deadline noon Monday 9-19

Coffee, considerations and plenty of upcoming meetings

Concerns to Consider for this week’s (9-15-22) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting        

Possible Agenda Items (in addition to your own)      

      +++  Pass-Arounds:  TBA  

      +++  Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday 9-15:  9 AM Photograph the Uniformed Propertytakers in the Benchlands; and at 1 PM Stop the Ukraine War–Gather at the Courthouse, Confront Panetta; Picket on Ocean

Friday  9-16:   5:30 PM Benchlands Lawsuit Resistance—near the 2nd stairway Meeting 

Monday 9-19:  Morning–Prepare for the Phase 2 “Out or Else!” Benchlands Removal Deadline

      +++  Old Business  TBA  

      +++  Street Reports: let us know, we pass it on          

      +++  Report from FNB/Union Benchlands meetings new meetings lawsuit & organizing planning 

      +++  Scheming for Supporting Other Encampments Outside the Benchlands

      +++  Broader Tactics to Fight Blueshirt Bullying:    Role Playing, Documenting, & Solidarity Phoning to Fight “Trespass”  Enforcement  

      +++  S.C. Shitty Council Report from 9-13

      +++  McHenry’s Merry Madness–Possible Phone Update    

      +++  Mad Power Committee Report (if any) Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections; Carvalho update, Prepping for the C.A.R.E. courts and the current crushing of crazies.

        +++  Keeping Tabs on the Nastier NIMBYs:  https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Cruz-CA-Keepin-It-Real-2162553480648277/  

        +++  Julie’s Justice: Latest Postings from Julie Schaul.  

        +++  Still Blocked from the Benchlands? Catholic Worker Bread & Roses  Thurs 9 AM Benchlands Food n Coffee;   

              September issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are still available, both at the Sub Rosa Cafe and at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave. ! 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 9-11-22 now ARCHIVED featuring Benchlands Organizing for Resistance on “Phase One” Removal beginning 7 AM Tuesday 9-13; Flashback Fragments to 10-25 and 12-2 2001

A description of the current show and the 2001 Flashbacks can also be found at  http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/category/huff-communications/ .


You can hear the current show and earlier ones archived at  Http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html,  also visible as the “Latest” link of the Bathrobespierre’s Broadside section of www.huffsantacruz.org .



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.


Today’s (9-11] show includes:   

+++ Planning to bolster the Benchlands when the City’s Demolition Deadline hits on Tuesday morning (9-13)  

+++  Watch (though hard to hear) podcast of much of the Benchlands 9-13 meeting by Commander X at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5LHjgeBllUVT5JdE9t78zQ
https://www.twitch.tv/commanderxanon/about and/orhttps://twitter.com/CommanderXanon
+++  “Scope it Out” Scott Graham and Bathrobespierre bat around bummer bits from the upcoming 9-13 City Council meeting
+++    Brief summary of Flashbacks from 2001 focusing on Camp Paradise


Flashback to 10-25-01 Show:    

+++ Camp Paradise—the homeless-run year-old 50-100 person encampment–XXX   

+++ Cowardice at City Council—turning down  a demand that Bush stop bombing Afghanistan.
+++  Street cleaning or homeless removal?  Councilmember Reilly moves on vandewellers in Harvey West   

+++  Outcry at Oral Communications: No portapotties for encampments that need them  

+++   Councilmember Porter’s pro-Paradise proposals

Flashback to 12-02-01 Show:
    +++   Darkwatcher Ed Davidson, Affordable Housing advocate, explores the Dolphin-Lee (now the Nueva Vista) housing project.  

+++   Beggerbacker Becky Johnson reports on the December 1st flooding   

+++   Calamity Jane Imler weighs in from distant Missouri on players and playbooks in the homeless rights-and-shelter struggle.  

+++    In-studio guest Amy Courtney fighting the removal of anti-war banners from freeway overpasses.

BENCHLANDS RESISTANCE sponsered by SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS UNION, FOOD NOT BOMBS  [FNB] , and HUFF  will meet again Friday September 16th at 3 PM in the Benchlands directly down via the descending stairway from the access road between the Courthouse and the Lawn Bowling court  to discuss Resistance Strategies , gather numbers, and increase solidarity among Benchlands residents and Community supporters  as piecemeal tent demolition without alternative shelter approaches at Summer’s End.

In the past, SANTA CRUZ SHITTY COUNCIL  refused to fund or even permit independent low-barrier agreement or transitional camps, nor to fund FNB  or the Footbridge Services Program.  On August 23rd, it transferred $1 million in state funding for the Coral St. Safe Sleeping Program to “Benchlands Closure and Restoration”.

Call 575-770-3377  or 431-7766 to volunteer for the SC Homeless Union  or show up at the Friday 9-16 3 p.m. meeting and volunteer.  Still needed leadership and organizing help.  President Alicia Kuhl still takes concerns and complaints. 

Also notable: City Council’s failure to use the $14.5 million to set up survival campgrounds outside the Benchlands and support those that exist! 

Their principal goal seems to be to provide token shelter so they can restore the Sleeping/Camping Ban (MC 6.36) aka the Camping Services and Standards Ordinance and resume their “hide out or get out” policy. 

They would circumvent the Martin v. Boise “no tickets without real shelter” ruling by setting aside 10 shelter spaces up at the Overlook encampment and claiming those who don’t take them are “service resistant” and so no longer protected by that ruling.

HUFF STILL MEETS EVERY THURSDAY (NEXT MEETING 9-15) 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. 

Protest the nuclear brinksmanship and arms pipeline to Ukraine!   1 PM Thursday 9-15 on the Steps of the County Building at 701 Ocean.   Make or bring your own signs to hold on Ocean St.  Suggestions:  Ceasefire Now!  Diplomacy to end the Ukraine war!  Fund Housing, Health Care, and Climate not Weapons of War!  More info contact Allan Fisher at afisher800@gmail.com  415-954-2763 or go to peaceinukraine.org.

VIEW VIDEOS FROM WES WHITE on his You-Tube channel (John Doe13K):  THEN POST SOME OF YOUR OWN ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. 
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.

Coming Sooner than we thought:  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.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 9-4-22 is now archived at 9:30 AM-3 PM Benchlands Brainstorming with Elise, Keith, Mark, Manuel, etc. 5-15-05 Flashback: Tent University & More

On the Sunday September 4th Show:  

++++ Encounters on Pacific Avenue (8-31) Karen Coleman’s Caustic Concerns about District Elections, City Manager government, and Benchlands Baloney.
++++  Spitfire Sammy on surviving Keith and Cop consternation at FNB (8-31)
++++  Davida—Italian juggling and jawboning at the FNB meal (8-31) 
++++  Dreamcatcher gives thumbs-up to Jeremy, Benchlands & Shelter Manager  

++++  Bathrobespierre gives background to the latest Benchlands challenge and resistance.  

++++  Catch Up with their Caustic Plans: Katzenjammer Keith lays out likely alternatives
   ++++  Manuel on the Armory and the Overlook: Humiliating and Repressive  

++++   Elise, Greg, and Mark–Questions Without Answers

FLASHBACK to  the 5-15-2005 Show:  

++++   Battleweary Bob Patton, and Bashful Bernard Klitzner of the Human Rights Organization interrogate Mayor Mike Rotkin.   

++++   Rotkin’s cutback in Public Comment on the City Council Agenda & the History of His Reactionary Moves
++++  (5-13) Demand that UCSC Chancellor Expand The limited “Free Speech Zones” to the Entire Campus: Laurel Carlson, Pat True, Chris Krohn & Others
   ++++   (5-14) Robbie Raw on Chemtrails, Kenneth Krishna’s music, Loony Balloony driven into rain at Pacific Trading Company, Conjutoral Prestigatator Putter Ozzie Mogul, Byron Sims Beadster, Mu on musical break,
++++   Skidmark Bob calls out Sandwich Board crime by a local merchant.  

++++   Andrea/Meagan on contradictory instructions for playing on Pacific Avenue
++++   Ukiah Repressive Medical Marijuana Legislation 

++++   (5-5)  Visionsong Valerie on the 66th musical weekly event against the Downtown Ordinances; Michaelo’s soft jazz.      

[“Have a Happy Fuckin’ Day” sung by Phil Free throughout]

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 9-8-22 will stream and archive at 6 PM today. Featured: Castaway C.A.R.E. Courts Now Law; Benchlands Demolition Date 9-13; and more.

As usual, the show will archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html, and will play on the net at www.freakradio.org .  Any problems call 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/.  

Your friends 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.
On today’s 9-8 show:

Demolition/Deportation Date of 9-13 Announced at Benchlands: HUFF meets 10:45 AM at the Sub Rosa Courtyard Thursday 9-8-2022 next to the Bike Church to raise awareness, consider options

Slug down some coffee and plod through the (tentative) agenda:

Concerns to Consider for this week’s (9-8-22) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting        

Possible Agenda Items (bring your own)      

      +++  Pass-Arounds:  TBA  

      +++  Announcements: Benchlands Resistance Meeting  near fenced off area near Water St. close to the second stairway down. 3 PM Fri 9-9 

      +++  Old Business  TBA  

      +++  Street Reports: you bring ‘em, we record ‘em.        

      +++  People’s Park Update:  Badnews Backhoe Wrapped Up For Redelivery to UCB—details at  www.peoplespark.org  .    

      +++  Report from FNB/Union last Friday meeting 9-1 in the Benchlands;  new meetings Fridays 3 p.m. in the Benchlands.  

      +++  Alternatives to Eviction: Brainstorming on Coalition Building and Community Organizing for Benchlands Support before September 13th deadline. 

      +++  Broader Tactics to Fight Blueshirt Bullying:    Role Playing, Documenting, & Solidarity Phoning to Fight “Trespass”  Enforcement  

      +++  Upcoming S.C. Shitty Council meeting  9-13: Agenda Unknown    

      +++  More Documents from City Coffers likely to be posted soon on indybay.org/santacruz:  Updated SCPD roster;  Coastal Commission quagmire: 100 Documents need poring over…Help!   

      +++  McHenry’s Merry Madness–Possible Phone Update  

      +++  https://www.kqed.org/news/11924117/governors-care-court-plan-passes-assembly-clearing-way-to-become-law  CARE –Crushing Court Plan SB1338 passed:   

      +++  Mad Power Committee Report (if any)Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections; Carvalho update.  

        +++  Keeping Tabs on the Nastier NIMBYs:  https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Cruz-CA-Keepin-It-Real-2162553480648277/  

        +++  Julie’s Justice: Latest Postings from Julie Schaul.  

        +++  Catholic Worker Bread & Roses  Thurs 9 AM Benchlands Food n Coffee;   

              September issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet have arrived ! 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 9-1-22 will stream and archive at 6 PM today. Featured: Organizing in Action at the 3rd Union of the Homeless/FNB/HUFF Benchlands Resistance meeting…and more!

As usual, the show will archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html, and will play on the net at www.freakradio.org .  Any problems call 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/.  

Your friends 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.


On today’s 9-1 show:

  • 3rd Organizational Meeting of Benchlands Resistance 8-29 with Elise, Robert, Chris, Keith, and others.
  • Sidewalk strumming, singing, and speaking 8-19 with “Richard’s Brother” and Andy
  • Return of Glenn the Victorious Vendor 8-31
  • Terry and Raven the sore-pawed pooch bid farewell to Santa Cruz
  • Kazenjammer Keith staccato weekly report to HUFF

             [Social justice singing by David Rovics throughout]

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        NEXT BENCHLANDS RESISTANCE MEETING Tomorrow Friday September 2nd 3 PM at Terry’s “Let’s Go Brandon” tent near the Water St. entrance to the Benchlands.  As you stand at the back of the courthouse looking towards the river, it’s right next to the camp with all the solar cells.  Free coffee and Union of the Homeless t-shirts (while they last).  Advisable to bring your own chair.