Come huddle with HUFF and its twice monthly “Loose Cannon” Meet-Up at Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church Thursday May 16, 2024

Some of the HUFF Ruf Agenda Suggestions for 5-16-24                                `  Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation  

++++   Passarounds & Handouts: Proposed UCSC Gaza Encampment Support Resolution  

++++   Announcements: TBA                                               

Upcoming Events

++++    Continuing protest against the War in Gaza at the student encampment at Quarry Plaza

++++    Palestine Solidarity protest – support the UCSC student encampment Thursday, May 16, 2024    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Organizer/Author:  Allan Fisher   afisher800 [at] gmail.com    4159542763   corner of Bay and High Streets, Santa Cruz (at entrance to UC Santa Cruz). Banners, signs.

++++    Thursday, 5/16 Santa Cruz County People’s Budget Workshop! … presentation on the budget process, the proposed 2024-25 budget and 5 key demands from our group focusing on investing in care, not cells.  Register on  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlduGgqjksHNPIT9qfPk0-dFUJH6T1ZkNa#/registration

++++    Friday, May 17, 2024   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM    Subrosa    Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army Veteran Jalil Muntaqim, a co-founder of the Jericho Movement for Amnesty for Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War, will discuss the Peoples’ Senate

++++   Saturday  5-18 11 AM-12:30 PM Ocean and Water  Stop genocide and support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza now. No more tax dollars for Israel. End the occupation and the apartheid system. Free all hostages and prisoners. 11 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday. Help hold up banners. More info:  call Laura at 831-247-5332.

++++    5-18 10 a.m. Funding Matters $ for Homeless Hoaxers starting at Cathcart/ Cedar.

++++    5-18 7 PM- 9 PM  Free movie  A Thousand Pines Q & A afterwards 612 Ocean St. RCNV

++++    Sunday 5-19  11 AM-2 PM Really Really Free Market  Sub Rosa  

                Gathering Information

++++   Review of post-Harvey West (Fencing) & Coral St. Encampments ++++   Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

++++   Coral St. Pogonip, & Elsewhere: Contact Info with Survival Campers

                                          Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   UCSC Support for Anti-Genocide Encampment: TEXT OF RESOLUTION ++++   UCSC Gaza Protest,  RV Camp, Town/Gown, recent road takeover ++++   New Info onRatner/Matt, County Homeless Czar (Accountability for $$ spent) as prep &/or End Raids/More Survival Camp Services

++++   Specific Demands? (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)  

++++  Reports from gov bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)  

++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)   

++++ No Rain Predicted for 10 days                                         

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s  

++++  Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures posted at TeleCare?  

++++  Updating CARE Court, Conservatorship, LPS protection weakening,   ++++  Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users?  Reggie Meisler Report?  Prospects for an in-streets HUFF meeting out on Delaware  

++++  Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere;   

++++  Public Bathrooms; London Nelson Discrimination  Open Bathrooms at Night   

++++  Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes                                                

 If enough time and desire  

++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.   

++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/  

++++  California Supreme Court Ruling: Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court of Wealth Protectors in Grants Pass v.Jacksonhttps://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2023/23-175

++++People can’t be detained just for trying to avoid police https://www.pressreader.com/usa/marysville-appeal-democrat/20240504/281590950645117                                                

Delayed Net-Show Access

++++ BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOW: After 6 PM Thurs & 9:30 AM Sun go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on date 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday May 12, 2024 show features a focus on the appeal by RV supporters to the Coastal Commission & other tidbits + a Flashback to August 31, 2000 with a packed crazyquilt of then-current issues with an election coming up

The Sunday Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show for May 12, 2024 includes:

The Flashback to August 31, 2000 includes: 

  • Candidate and former political prisoner Steve Argue on his upcoming City Council campaign
  • Beggerbacker Becky’s Update on CPRB police-pandering
  • Berkeley’s Jolly Roger Comedy Troupe 1996 Satire
  • “LAPD Can Be Sued for Racketeering, Court Rules”
  • Roxanne Aquestapache at the Board of Supervisors on CPS Abuses
  • “Scope it Out” Scott reviews the Shitty Council candidates & Violence against the Homeless
  • “Dead on” David Silva on Supervisorial candidates
  • Mike Schmidt, James Nay, Becky Johnson, and Robert Norse before the Board of Supes on homeless issues

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 9th 2024 show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005 features police brutality against students and community at Tent University at the base of UCSC + fighting the City’s exclusion of grass distribution centers

The Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday May 9, 2024 show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005.  It includes:

  • [4-15] First and most violent night of UCSC Tent University at the base of campus at California and High Sts. with police using torture compliance.  Sasha: victim of police violence; repeated claims that those facing police were returning tomorrow.
  • Becky Johnson’s report on police rationale for breaking up the peaceful protest; Linda Lemaster on tent pulldown by cops
  • Morning-after interview with Mayor Mike Rotkin supporting the SCPD behavior at UCSC Tent University [TU], withholding taser use info now
  • Rotkin’s history supporting the Camping Ordinance and the Sleeping Ban and current police practices, accessible public records
  • [4-21] Pac Avenue drumming and unicycle vignettes
  • [4-22] UCSC student Ali on outside sleeping and treehome destruction
  • TU organizer Will Parish on TU dispersal; Bridgetara Isis on the protest
  • Victory of activist attorney Paul Sanford on the John Maurer “Fuck the Pigs” sign in his hat case after multiple harassment by SCCSO Bechtel.

HUFF meets and muses 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Thursday May 9th at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church

HUFF Ruf Agenda Suggestions for 5-9-24                                `  

Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation  

++++   Passarounds & Handouts: Proposed UCSC Gaza Encampment Support Resolution  

++++   Announcements, OVO Appeal at CC today.  Upcoming Events  TBA  ++++   CA Coastal Commission on OVO: https://cal-span.org/meeting/ccc_20240508-20240510/live  

++++   https://promiseinstitute.law.ucla.edu/case/garcia-v-city-of-los-angeles/  City Fraud  

++++   Follow-up’s on old business not on the agenda            

Gathering Information

++++   Review of post-Harvey West (Fencing) & Coral St. Encampments ++++   Gaza Genocide: UCSC: Bay Tree Book Store Sat 5-11 11-1 p.m. Ocean/Water

++++   Sighting of Critical Mass rally in early May?

++++   Funding Matters tour 5-14 11 AM 115 Coral St. Coffee + Pastries..Register on-line

++++  Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

++++  Coral St. Pogonip, & Elsewhere: Contact Info with Survival Campers

                              Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   UCSC Support for Anti-Genocide Encampment: TEXT OF RESOLUTION XXX

++++   UCSC RV Camp, Town/Gown, HUFF, campus Homeless Organizing at Gaza camp

++++   New Info on Ratner/Matt, County Homeless Czar (Accountability for $$ spent) as prep for 5-18 10 a.m. Funding Matters PR march &/or End Raids/More Survival Camp Services

++++   Specific Demands? (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)  

++++  Reports from gov bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)  

++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MHCAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)   

++++ No Rain Predicted for 10 days                            

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s  

++++  Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures posted at TeleCare?  

++++  Updating CARE Court, Conservatorship, LPS protection weakening,   ++++  Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users?  Reggie Meisler Report?  Prospects for an in-streets HUFF meeting out on Delaware  

++++  Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere;   

++++  Public Bathrooms; London Nelson Discrimination  Open Bathrooms at Night   

++++  Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes                                                  

If enough time and desire  

++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.   

++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/  

++++  Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court of Wealth Protectors in Grants Pass v. Jacksonhttps://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2023/23-175  

Delayed Net-Show Access

++++ BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOW: After 6 PM Thurs & 9:30 AM Sun go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on date 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday May 5, 2024 show features an interview with “Backstory” Brent Adams, a report from refugees of the Harvey West survival camps+ more & a Flashback to August 23, 2007 looking back on the Homies for the Homeless protest

The Sunday May 5, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadside show includes:

  • “Backstory” Brent Adams reviewing his work in struggling to expand social services over the last decade
  • [4-28]  “Jus’ Tired” Jim on the day before City removal of the Harvey West survival encampment
  • [4-28]  “Airborne” Athena
  • The Listening Post:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4f9ulAAdJA on media smearing of student anti-genocide protests
  • Jack Ryan Rodreguez—his history as a displaced sometime homeless activist
  • [4-29]  Observing the police raid dispersing the  encampment.

The August 23, 2007 Flashback includes:  

  • Background and objectives of the August 12-19 extended Homies for the Homeless [HfH]protest at the S.C. City Council Courtyard.
  • https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/08/18/18441394.php?show_comments=1#18441626 [“Sleep Ban Fighters Regroup after Saturday Morning Police Raid”]
  • Reviewing the record of the SCPD at the HfH:the few citations, the Sentinel smears, PR police professional Zack Friend hostile account
  • Success and prospects of those fighting the Sleeping Ban
  • [8-18] Christopher Williams on phony resource packets handed out by SCPD—Shane, Amanda and John Barnett, on scene with 25 Sleepers​
  • Amisa on landlord restrictions about associating with “the homeless”
  • In-studio guest Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, former chair of the Homeless Issues Task Farce
  • Lee on his own psychological defensive weapons against anti-homeless harassment and Demone, Amanda, and John on the phony resource packets

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 2nd 2024 show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005 features police brutality against students and community at Tent University at the base of UCSC + fighting the City’s exclusion of grass distribution centers

The May 2nd Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005.  It includes: 

+++Commentary, discussion, and interviews around the police attack and use of pain compliance holds to drag away peaceful students at the edge of campus in the Tent University event they invited the community to attend.              

+++   [4-18] Rationale for the Bay and High Sts. Tent U protest: Ben More of NBC questions a protester             

+++   Marsa on specific concerns; university’s bureaucratic response; interview with a woodsie; CD-prep as police cars arrive             

+++   Phone chat with Linda Lemaster, Roger Mench, Dangerous John      +++   Marijuana provider Anita Henry discussing the Santa Cruz city ordinance effectively barring medical marijuana centers for 5 years

HUFF again goes informal with another “Loose Cannon” Informal Meeting at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Thursday May 2nd

HUFF “Loose Cannon” Agenda Suggestions 5-2-24  

      We’ll be following up on the Monday police raid against the survival encampment in and above Harvey West Park’s Friendship Garden.  This “Loose Cannon” meeting is more informal, run by HUFFster Athena.   The following are some of Robert’s suggestions for possible topics, but participants themselves decide leadership and agenda.. There will likely be snacks, though folks may have to bring their own drinks.  Bring snacks to share.

            Those with recording equipment are encouraged to record (with the permission of participants) some of the accounts for later on-line play or reference by HUFFsters unable to get to the meeting.

                                       Standard Stuff: Procedures and Reports

++++   Group decides on its own procedures such as Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ rules, Chair rotation

 ++++   Announcements and Street Reports

 ++++   Handouts: Flyer given out at Harvey West evictions;   Follow-up on Terran Whitley story; others TBA

           Possible Flashpoints for Action

++++    Follow-Up on and Assessment of Harvey West Documentation of April 29th Raid/Sweep

++++    A Second Arrest ofTerran Whitley an electric biker after the first brutal takedown near the Clearview Court RV park.

++++    Demand portapotties and trash containers at new encampment locations (if wanted by those camping there)

++++    Support for the new “U.S. Out of Gaza” Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Encampment at UCSC in the Quarry established Wednesday May 1st.

++++   Tabling and Info Gathering  at Coral St. the BDS Camp to prepare strategies against the next eviction.

++++   Keeping Contact with Watsonville Camps threatened with eviction.

++++   Assisting HUFFster Helga to follow up on her assault by police

++++   Forming UCSC homeless student connections with Meleah & RVsters

++++   Speaking out for WAMMM’s proposed dispensary on May 14 at City Council https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2024/03/31/18864695.php

++++   Rainy Daytime Weather SATURDAY MAY 4th 

                                              Usual Suspects

++++   Reports from government bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)

 ++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)

                                             Not to be Forgotten

  ++++  Follow-Up on Prior Projects such as Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

  ++++  Contact with Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Latest update on posting of Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures; 

  ++++ Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users;

  ++++ Assessing and expanding contacts made at Harvey West, Coral, Street, and elsewhere 

  ++++ Update on any photos taken and posted of stolen property;

  ++++ Drinkable Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere

  ++++ Possible Protest Targets Stop the Sweeps/Raids: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets 4-23    Other targets: ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes 

                                                If enough time and desire

 ++++   Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956

  ++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

  ++++  Legal: https://johnsonvgrantspass.com/ https://johnsonvgrantspass.com/media/f/statement-scotus-takes-up-johnson-v-grants-pass

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 28, 2024 show has an observer’s analysis of the first day of the UCB Gaza Protest, a gloomy report from LA on homeless rights and a Flashback to August 12, 2007 on the eve of the Homies for the Homeless protest

The Sunday April 28, 2024 show includes:

  • A UCB law student describes the first day of the “U.S. Out of Gaza” encampment protest in Berkeley
  • [4-21] Ready-to-Rough-It Robert Woodleaf on Armory problems and other Poverty Pimpster Updates
  • Woodleaf on MHCAN
  • [4-21] Kazoo seeks short pants and talks homeless clothing sources 
  • [4-24] Support for Gaza ceasefire at the Farmer’s Market: Bob, John, and Tem urge Saturday Ocean and Water protests 11 AM – 1 PM
  • [4-27] Peggy Lee Kennedy on the Fraser decision in the Garcia case exposing L.A. lying and fabrication in the 2018 seizure of homeless survival gear  

The Flashback to August 12, 2007 includes:

  • In-studio guests Los Angeles Community Action Network [LACAN] activists Lavita Myberg, General Dogun, and Joe Thomas came to town to support the Homes for the Homeless [HftH] protest slated for later that day (which lasted nearly a week). https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/08/13/18440341.php [Sir! No Sir! and Sleeping Ban Protest at City Hall]
  • Warren West recounts help and hurt from the Homeless Person’s Health Project [HPHP]
  • The LACAN three describe the fight to save SRO’s (Single Room Occupancy Hotels) and discuss Court defenses.
  •  Sidewalk interviews at the Petition to end the Sleeping Ban Boycott Bigotry at Bookshop Santa Cruz table: Nicole Barra, Karla
  • [8-6] Chris Williams on a stay-away order from Pacific Avenue
  • Three songs by Visionsong Valerie Christy; Mud at the SAFE night in front of New Leaf Market
  • [8-9] Nagasaki day numbness: Mama Val Promise on Swami’s tickets; dialogue with Cliff Brown & Allison, Deadman
  • Memories of recently dead Peter Stafford, psychedelic researcher
  • Crow in the studio; Madison strangling the phone lines.
  • Report from Basement-Level Baskett’s court of camping tickets dismissed with generic letter from the Homeless  [Lack of] Services Center
  • Latest federal Iraqi war legislation impacting local civil liberties—readings off the Counterpunch website​

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, April 25, 2024 show is a Flashback to August 26, 2007 features recent Homies for the Homeless protest at City Hall. street interviews, and a Peter Stafford memorial

The Thursday April 25, 2024 show is a Flashback to August 26, 2007. 

It includes:

  • Flashback-within-a-flashback: April 28, 1989 Santa Barbara activists Ed and Danny bump fists with Santa Cruzans
  • August 2007: Pregnant Canadian “bum” Margaret and Santa Cruz worker Lee muse on the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban Situation
  • Phone Interview with Lori Ann Tennison of Kalmazoo Homeless Action in Michigan—doing a Teach-In before their Human Rights Commission; picketing the manager’s house against restaurant discrimination; fighting 17 tickets for sleeping in Bronson Park; Bathrobespierre’s letter to the Mayor
  • The aftermath of Homies for the Homeless [HftH] —a 4-5 day sleepover on the City Hall grass—waiting for citations
  • [8-18-07] Three-tree parking lot harassment on Westcliff Drive; Busted with a Bunny on the sidewalk near Lulu Carpenter’s
  • Mike: Snagged for sitting on the Pacific Avenue sidewalk
  • Memorial thoughts for Peter Stafford, local psychedelic writer
  • Beggerbacker Becky Johnson: correspondence with vice-Mayor Ryan Connerty, analysis of Police PR smearmeister Zack Friend, discussion of the local ACLU’s liberal hypocrisy on homeless issues
  • John on HftH coverage in the SC Sentinel
  • [Aug 12-13]: 1st Night of the HftH sleepout with Batia and others
  • https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/inconvenient-truth/ 

More stories on the HftH protest:  

Back at the Sub Rosa Again: HUFF returns to 703 Pacific 1;30 PM Thursday 4-25 Coffee and Cookies under shelter from cloudy skies next to the Bike Church

HUFF Agenda Suggestions 4-25-24  

 Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation

 ++++    Passarounds & Handouts: TBA   Agenda Additions

 ++++   Announcements, Upcoming Events  U.S. End the Genocide Supply Protests TBA

 ++++   https://promiseinstitute.law.ucla.edu/case/garcia-v-city-of-los-angeles/  City Fraud

 ++++   Follow-up’s on old business not on the agenda

           Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   Review of Harvey West HUFF meeting and April 29 Camp Demolition Deadline

++++   Gaza Genocide Campus Co-ordination: Eyes on UCSC, Cabrillo  Sat 11-1 p.m. Ocean

++++   UCSC RV Camp & Town/Gown Homeless Organizing

++++   New Info onRatner/Matt, County Homeless Czar (Accountability for $$ spent) as prep for 5-18 10 a.m. Funding Matters PR march &/or End Raids/More Survival Camp Services

++++   Demands (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)

 ++++  Reports from government bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)

 ++++   Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)

  ++++  No Rain Predicted next week

                           Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s (any new info?)

  ++++  Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

  ++++  Coral St. & Harvey West: Contact Info with Survival Campers

  ++++  Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures posted at TeleCare?

  ++++  Updating CARE Court, Conservatorship, LPS protection weakening,

  ++++  Proposition 1011 Defeat; the New Local Challenge

  ++++  Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users?  Reggie Meisler Report?  Prospects for an in-streets HUFF meeting out on Delaware

  ++++  Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere; 

  ++++  Public Bathrooms; London Nelson Discrimination  Open Bathrooms at Night

  ++++ Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes 

                                                If enough time and desire

 ++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.

  ++++  “Stop the Sweeps” video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucOhaz6oadg

  ++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

  ++++  Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court of Wealth Protectors in Grants Pass v. Jackson  https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2023/23-175                         

   Delayed Net-Show Access

++++ BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOW: After 6 PM Thurs & 9:30 AM Sun go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on date