6 PM tonight 10-5-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Updates and Lookback: Mad in America writer Robert Whitaker Phone Interview from 9-5-04

Robert Whitaker,  author of the seminal Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic, answers questions from long-time psychiatric survivor and activist Jane Kysor,  Bathrobespierre Robert, and others.

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171005.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to the Main Post Office, or where ever the struggle is raging.

The Tuesday night FNB meal remembering the Freedom and Survival Sleepers has reportedly served its last slosh of soup there.   Such are the whispers.

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

Now You See Us, Now You Don’t HUFF 11 AM Huddle Postponed from 10-4 to 10-11. Today’s Wednesday Meeting CANCELLED

The usual Sub Rosa Cafe 11 AM meeting at 703 Pacific today (Wednesday October 4) has been kicked ahead to Wednesday October 11th. Mark your calendars.

On October 11th, Monterey County Lapis Road activists Wildfire and Becky Johnson will be coming to town to discuss Resistance strategies with HUFFsters.

Currently, the RV and vehicle dwellers down there are facing costly, unsustainable, and unnecessary relocations every day from 10 AM to 6 PM.  This process is whittling down their numbers, as the RV’s have been declared illegal to park in nearby cities.  The activists there are working on a Coastal Commission appeal among other strategies.  Salinas homeless activist Wes White has proposed a Parade of Forgotten Voices to be planned 8 AM October 5th at the Silver Bullet along Lapis Road [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1723196254578198/ ]

White and Johnson recently visited Fresno joining dozens of others Standing in Solidarity with the Homeless last week in a civil disobedient campout which White videoed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gafECSWjJm0
Activist Brent Adams reports from the Post Office encampment at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ and more updates can occasionally be found there.   The threatened expulsion of those sleeping there did not happen on October 1st–the threats reported by sidewalk sleepers there.  San Lorenzo Park campers were excluded September 28,29, and 30 with posted signs.

We have few if any reports of police and ranger use of the newly expanded Stay-Away law.  Its selective enforcement powers can be are described at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/12/18802845.php (“Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside“)   The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of this abusive process for the last 9 months (no word from Parks and Rec).  Help HUFF document this wretched record.   Fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).

Also please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown.
If you abhor meetings and wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses, Monitor the new Library Rules, and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833.  Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377


9:30 AM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Covers Features Poetry by Julia Vinograd and Commentary Galore Plus A Flashback to 1-17-10 with activists grilling then-Mayor Mike Rotkin–Tune in at 101.3 FM or freakradio.org Sunday October 1st

The Sunday show features Updates on the Friday-Night Fresno Camping Ban Protest, Bits and Pieces from Street Supporters and Street Survivors in the last week…

And a full-blown February 24,2002 Flashback with

street minister Jerry Henry and attorneys Art Dudley and Kate Wells on his trial for disrupting a public business by encouraging youth as a counselor to feel okay in gathering in the public spaces outside what was the Aptos Gottschalks, SC Deputy’s Office, and Coffee Roasting Company…Kate Wells on medical marijuana prosecutions and the homeless persecution…A phone Interview with Jack Tefara of Portland’s Dignity Village….Councilmember Sugar on “the Magnet Effect”….Richelle, Linda Lemaster, Puppetman, Jeff the Fiddler, William Wesley Crow, Cannabis Carol, Razor Ray, Ed–voices from and about the street … …Michael Schmidt, former CEO of Chamber of Commerce, homeless advocate, and supervisorial candidate…the City attempts to restrict private property 3-day limit for camping in yards, and church/businesses…and more!

The full Flashback from 2-24-02 in its original form is also available at http://huffsantacruz.org/archive02  Go then to February 24, 2002 for its segments.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to the Post Office and repeatedly warned they will be forced to dispersed without a legal spot to go to.  Join Food Not Bombs locally.  They are organizing support actions for those whose only resting place is an illegal piece of sidewalk.

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   Still a $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space for Free Radio Santa Cruz to rent in Santa Cruz.

Later in the day after the show has aired, the Sunday 10-1 show archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171001.mp3.