Proposed HUFF Agenda and Info Sheet for 5-23-24 HUFF convenes 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Thursday May 23 at the Sub Rose Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church

HUFF Ruf Agenda Suggestions for 5-23-24                                `  

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  

++++   Reviewing the Funding Matters PR-and-funding march from last Saturday  

++++   Street Reports                                               

Upcoming Events

++++    Continuing protest against UC police thuggery and the War in Gaza at the base of campus at the Gaza Encampment (24-hours) and the UAW strike (daytime)

++++    May 25th Take the Streets for Palestine 3 PM Town Clock

++++   Saturday  5-25 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.

++++   Tuesday May 28 Santa Cruz Shitty Council Meeting City Hall Time TBA                  

Gathering Information

++++   Coral St.Update—what do they want to do in the shadow of the next sweep?

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

Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   Strategies for Organizing and Supporting Survival Encampments ++++   UCSC Support for Anti-Genocide Encampment: Take them text of resolutions.

++++   UCSC Gaza Protest,  RV Camp, Town/Gown, recent road takeover

++++   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.)   

++++ Cloudy but not rainy for the next 10 days   

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s   

++++  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/

++++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 19, 2024 show has interviews with Monterey County activist Wes White and anti-war activist Allen Fischer + a Flashback to April 1, 2012 in the early days of the Santa Cruz 11 Conspiracy Cases

The Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday May 19,2024 show includes:  

The Flashback to April 1, 2012 includes:

  • Background behind the prosecution of the Santa Cruz 11 [SC-11], a selected group of journalists and activists who were accused of conspiracy to trespass at the vacant 75 River St. Wells Fargo bank on November 30, 2011 
  • Response to the arraignments of Bradley Stuart and Alex Darocy , 2 of the SC-11, a few days ago
  • Mike Rhodes, Fresno activist and writer, from Chancey Park with Occupy Fresno’s encampment
  • Patch, a homeless evictee, describes his 15-person encampment setting up at the publicly funded but privately owned park 
  • Flashpoints on Pacific Radio with Dennis Bernsteen interviewing SC-11 Defendant Bradley Stuart Allen and his attorney Ben Rice
  • Beggerbacker Becky Johnson, SC-11 defendant and reporter on selective enforcement at that prosecution: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/30/18710437.php?show_comments=1#18710470 [Johnson has extensive contemporaneous coverage at http://beckyjohnsononewomantalking.blogspot.com/ throughout 2012]
  • Johnson on her brief and bully-heavy Sinister Sidewalk Singsong trial and conviction before Judge Almquist
  • SC-11 Supporters gathering at the D.A.’s office as two of the 11 are set for trial; comments by Elise, Jim Waller, Free, and others
  • Coralee on streetside Rotkin guitaring for Measure A for the Teen Center
  • Other voices: Gary Johnson, Ed Frey, Linda Lemaster, David Silva, and Steve Pleich

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 16, 2024 show is a Flashback to September 1, 2005 features Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, Troublesome Thomas Leavitt, and the inevitable Bathrobespierre Robert Norse in a heated discussion + other voices

The May 16, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to September 1, 2005.  It includes: 

  • Troublesome Thomas Leavitt as co-host; guests Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, Hot Rod, and Hawk
  • Pros and mostly cons of one-time Mayor Christopher Krohn
  • Hurricane Bush, [aka Hurricane Katrina] and bad times in New Orleans
  • Hot Rod faces court order to sign himself into a psych ward or face camping, blocking the sidewalk, and other charges; “Backup” sings
  • [8-17] SAFE [Society for Artistic Freedom & Expression] #81;  “Breakfast” the RV sleeper on a private lot was wakened at 5 a.m.
  • [8-31] Hawk on his encounter with Officer Perry (“Robocop”)
  • Fighting “odor” discrimination—a discussion
  • Troublesome Thomas or Lighthouse Linda—naive or co-opted?–for their behavior as part of the Homeless Issues Task Force
  • Letter from Arcata critiquing its Homeless Task Force

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