Two New Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows Available on Indybay.Org

Unavailable up to now on the HUFF website or at the Freakradio.org site because of the Evacuation situation surrounding the SC County fire, two shows are now available at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/24/18836085.php and https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/30/18836301.php .

HUFF Tentatively Plans to Meet Tomorrow 11 AM 8-19 at Sub Rosa Courtyard Unless We’re Broiled and Smoked Out

Research, Agitate, Take Direct Action ! 

  • Stop “Permit Parking” Gentrification 
  • Restore Survival Parking Spaces on Delaware & Swanton 
  • Remove Anti-Homeless Fences on Coral St. & City-Wide 
  • Stop City Mangler Bernal’s Threatened Attack on Food Not Bombs 
  • Support Small Vendors & Artists on Beach St. & Pacific Avenue 
  • Motel Rooms for Vulnerable Unhoused Folks NOW ! 
  • Mass Protest at Staff Offices to Force Immediate Action 

HUFF tries again Wed 8-18 11 AM 703 Pacific Sub Rosa Café Courtyard

Free Coffee   Grouchy Company    August Street Spirit Newspapers

Support the Defund the Police/Refund the Community March Town Clock 7 PM Wednesday Night to the SCPD Station

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived today & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today August 16, 2020–People’s Assembly at City Hall Locked Out of Council Meeting August 11th; Shutdown of Coral St. Campground; Flashback to 12-29-99 the Open Air Shelter Betrayal

Today’s 8-16-20 show was blocked by a power outage this morning.    The description below will be posted as usual at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/ where you can find brief descriptions of all shows since mid-November 2017.

If you want to hear today’s show (or other recent shows), go to the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html and click on the date of the show to hear it at any time.

City Council defied the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes by accepting at $750,000 federal grant for more SCPD enforcement (2 “Community Service” Officers) targeting minors and tobacco sellers.  More expensive and repressive drug war and more powers to an unrestrained local police force that is neither transparent, accountable, nor a peace force.   

The D.A. and the SCPD have not dropped inflated and groundless felony charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending a friend’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.  His next hearing is October 6th. 

Keith McHenry, Food Not Bombs activist, continues to face criminal charges for moving several tubs across the street attempting to assist homeless people dealing with Mills massive police raid on the encampment next to the downtown Post Office back in March.

CITY AND COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE DESTROYED THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE BENCHLANDS ENCAMPMENT AT SAN LORENZO PARK, “REPLACING” IT WITH A “MANAGED” CAMPGROUND FOR A FAR SMALLER NUMBER. 

THE CITY-MANAGED TENT CITY ACROSS FROM THE “HOUSING SMIDGEONS” COMPLEX AT 115 CORAL ST. WAS DISPERSED ON FRIDAY AUGUST 14 WITH NUMEROUS RESIDENTS CLAIMING THEY WERE GIVEN INADEQUATE NOTICE AND INSUFFICIENT SHELTER ALTERNATIVES.
VENDORS RESIST BEING ATTACKED BY CITY ORDINANCE AND POLICE: See Abbi Samuels Facebook Page for August 16.

VIDEO OF THE POLICE MOBBING OF MARTY AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA

DREAD MCCALL MEMORIALS COMING UP: 
     Friday August 21st 11 AM – 4 PM    Mission Memorial Park  1915 Ord Grove Ave. Seaside      Saturday August 29th 2 PM – 5 PM  Walking in the Dread’s Footsteps  Sunstreet Park to Monterey County Governmental Center  Salinas

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry’s Saturday Report from Food not Bombs Central


***    Last Tuesday’s 8-11 Shitty Council Meeting–the City Mangler Martin Bernal’s report and the Attack on Beach St. Vendors; Abbi Samuels Covers the Street on her Facebook Page

***    Convening the People’s Assembly at City Hall–Continued Defund the Police/Refund the Community Protest March and Shout-Out at City Hall on 8-11.  Speakers: Alicia Kuhl, Keith McHenry, Robert Norse, et. al.

***    More Claptrap from the 8-11 Shitty Council Meeting and its Rubberstamped Public-Excluded Agenda
***    Ousted from the Coral Street Tent City–Security Guard & Bureaucrat Attempt to Shut Down Complaints of those Being Ousted from the Campground last Friday as it Shuts down Without Good Alternatives

***    Dreamcatcher on life in and around the County-Run Benchlands Campground–the one that drove away most Survival Campers


FLASHBACK TO December 29, 1995  (warning: sound quality uneven) 

  •  Darrell Darling and Paul Merceau of the Citizens Committee for the Homeless  Break Their Promises to the Coral St. Open Air Residents and Force Them Out.
  •  Joe the Naz on Wretched Homeless Services Here
  •  “Backburner” Bob Campbell, Pioneer House Commandante, on the CCH Deportation of Campers
  •  Billy Franklin & “Dragonsheart” Dan Hopkins Grill Mayor Mike Rotkin from the River St. Refugees
  •  “Boycott Bigotry at the Bigotry Bistro” against the Javhahouse Owner/Managers Stewart and Kevin 
  •  John Hernandez–Victim of Javhahouse Exclusion–Tells His Story


Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/
Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 8-13-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Cynthia Berger on the Dark Tenant Scene, Coral Brune on Tannery Life, Defund Protest at City Hall

ON TODAY’S SHOW
xxx  Tannery Longtimer Coral Brune Reports on Living Conditions
xxx  Tenant Activist Cynthia Berger’s Sad and Scathing Overview of the Local Tenant
Scene–Hope Lies with Homeless Organizing
xxx   Defund the Police Activists at the Town Clock Headed for City Hall 8-11
xxx Uprising:  Immunity for Police Under Attack by Federal Judge:
https://consortiumnews.com/2020/08/12/uprising-immunity-for-police-under-attack-by-federal-judge/
Judge Reeves’ Stunning 72-Page Decision: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7013933-Jamison-v-McClendon.html

Defund the Police; Refund the Community: Protest 6 PM Tuesday Town Clock

Join us at the Defund the Police – ReFund the Community March from the Clock Tower to City Hall this Tuesday. to protest the cruel city organized campaign against those who live outside.

At 7:30 PM, the Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness (CACH) Co-Chair and City staff will present their report. It plans to do little other than criminalize the unhoused and continue to take people’s vehicular homes. 
For more details and to download flyers go to https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/10/18835811.php

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived today & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today August 9, 2020–Updates and Interviews with the County’s Benchlands Containment Camp & Those Outside It; Alicia Kuhl’s City Council Race; Tuesday’s Council Meeting


Today’s 8-9-20  show description will also be posted early at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/. 

It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

City Council remains in hiding or on vacation ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes last week.  The D.A. and the SCPD refuse to drop inflated and groundless felony charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending a friend’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.  His next hearing is October 6th.

DIRECT ACTION SUPPORTERS OF “BLACK LIVES MATTER” DEMOS & UCSC GRADUATE “Cops Off Campus” CONTINUE.  INFORM US AND WE’LL PASS ON THE WORD.

CITY AND COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE DESTROYED THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE BENCHLANDS ENCAMPMENT AT SAN LORENZO PARK, “REPLACING” IT WITH A “MANAGED” CAMPGROUND FOR A FAR SMALLER NUMBER. 

VIDEO OF THE POLICE MOBBING OF MARTY AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA

DREAD MACCALL MEMORIAL COMING UP:  Wes White compiling stories of his life on White’s Facebook page

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry’s Update on the Small Things Outside from Saturday’s Food Not Bombs meal
***  https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/12/time-to-think-about-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-again/

***  Firing at the First City Council “Meeting” of the Fall on Tuesday 8-11-10 with “Scope it Out” Scott Graham

***  City Council Candidate Alicia Kuhl Kicks Off Her Campaign on the sidewalk Outside the Red Church

***  https://www.twincities.com/2020/08/05/proposal-to-disband-minneapolis-police-blocked-from-ballot/

***  https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/08/06/san-leandro-police-kill-armed-suspect-after-car-chase-ends-in-east-oakland/

***  Compulsory Facemasking–Two Views

***  Benchlands Encounters August 5: Phil, Rudy, “Pretty Boy”, Noami, Dreamcatcher, Gregarious Greg

***  Food Not Bombs accounts from Levi, Ricard Lopez, Indoors Joe, Guitar Joe, Pirate & Friends

***  More Benchlands Encounters August 6: Angel, Keyboard Kevin, Stanton Wells, David Chapman

***  On the Avenue with Merryweather Mike and Visionsong “Opal Sun” Valerie

NO FLASHBACKs (!)
Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 8-6-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Barricading Off the Benchlands, Interviews with Phil Posner, Anton Hunter, & Brent Adams


ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  Memorial to Ezzard “Dread” McCall at https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2020/08/06/dread-mccall-1954-2020/

xxx  Half an hour or so interview with former City Councilmember Drew Glover with frequent Norse interruptions.
xxx  Keith McHenry’s Monday 8-3 Update on Benchlands Demolition & the Containment Camp
xxx  Natalie of the UCSC Graduate Students on the UCSC March and Protest to Restore Their Jobs (See https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2020/08/03/huff_cola-4-all_flyer_8-3_1.pdf)


Benchland Update:  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/06/18835711.php

Coffee, clatter, and castaway comforts at the HUFF outdoor meet today Wednesday 8-5 at the Sub Rosa Courtyard 703 Pacific Ave.

HUFF Agenda Possibilities  8-5-20 

Unaddressed Local Police abuses: 

  • No indication signs and barriers have been removed from Swanton & Delaware Streets driving away vehicular residents in violation of Coastal Commission regs. 
  • No return or recompense for S.C Homeless Union car, used to store clothing and food donations and also as shelter for unhoused guy, stolen two weeks ago from the FNB meal area.   
  • No reasonable property release hours at SCPD (6 hours per week only) with survival gear still being jacked (as in Jeremiah arrest of a week ago by Officer Jones near Subway.  
  • Street Reports on Status of other encampments beyond the Benchlands 
  • Benchlands contact, polling to check abusive evictions and “FEMA-camp” problems there. 
  • Compulsory masking, the Board of Supervisors Infraction Offense Creation 
  • Health status & testing availability of folks in the group shelters, selective targeting, police privilege 
  • Due Process Concerns for SC Union of the Homeless Suspensions here and in Marysville 
  • Exploring Joint Coalition Direct Actions to restore, expand services among uncaged outside residents 
  • Connection with Direct Action activists who restored open space down at the Post Office last Monday 
  • The Upcoming S.C. Shitty Council Race: Alicia Kuhl’s Candidacy & Endorsements: Town Clock 2 PM 
  • Report on the new residence of the Robert’s Lake vehicular residence & ground sleepers left behind 
  • Glover Interview Update & Dread McCall Death 
  • Phone Contacts with BLM, Dem Socialists, Glover-Krohn progressives and other street groups  
  • St. Francis Soup Kitchen Discrimination Status for Angel & other Alicia allies 
  • Olive and Delaware Street Organizing and Support; 72-Hour Sticker Harassment 
  • August Street Spirit  newspaper coming soon. 
  • Riess Protections for 5150ed S.C. Locals-  Research Still Needed 
  • Assessing contacts with extended stays of those in motels, folks in Benchlands Babysitting. 
  • Blake et.al. v. Grants Pass  Federal Court ruling 
  • Sacramento lawsuit outcome 
  • UCSC Cola4All Protest Monday 

     

    Events:  
  • Wednesday August 5 1-3 PM  Save the Trees in Lot 4 (the “Don’t Bury the Library in a Parking Lot”  Rally at the Farmers Market 
  • Wednesday August 5, 2 PM  Cedar and Lincoln St. Activist Alicia Kuhl Announces Her Campaign for S.C. Shitty Council. 

The HUFF website is back!  Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides shows are being netcast Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9:30 AM – 3 PM at freakradio.org.  Archives of most recent shows are available anytime at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   

Volunteer assistance is badly needed. Bring your reports for rebroadcast on the net at Free Radio Santa Cruz (freakradio.org) either to the meeting or call in at 831-423-4833. 

HUFF Supports Today’s UCSC Strike Demands–This Afternoon (8-3) Until 5 PM

HUFF Supports the UCSC Strike Demands

Solidarity with UC Students, Tenants, Unhoused

Defend Community Health & Unhoused Survival Tents !

Reinstate the UCSC 41 !  Drop disciplinary charges against all UC students 

Keep UC workers on payroll during pandemic! Abolish UCPD, Bar ICE from UC 

FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE STRIKE & TO DOWNLOAD FLYERS, GO TO:  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/18835590.php

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived today & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today August 2, 2020–Moving Survival Campers Into “Managed” Campgrounds in the Benchlands; Dispersing the Rest; Flashbacks to March 1991 and August 1990


Today’s 7-26-20  show description will also be posted early at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

City Council remains in hiding or on vacation ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes last week.  The D.A. and the SCPD refuse to drop inflated and groundless felony charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending a friend’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.  His next hearing is October 6th.

DIRECT ACTION SUPPORTERS OF “BLACK LIVES MATTER” REMOVED THE ANTI-HOMELESS FENCES SET UP AGAIN BY CHIEF MILLS’S SCPD DEPARTMENT AT THE TOWN CLOCK AND ALONG THE WATER ST. BRIDGE ON FRIDAY NIGHT (7-31).

CITY AND COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE MOVING TO DESTROY THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE BENCHLANDS ENCAMPMENT AT SAN LORENZO PARK, “REPLACING” IT WITH A “MANAGED” CAMPGROUND FOR A FAR SMALLER NUMBER.  CITY STORY-TELLERS SUSIE O’HARA AND MEGAN BUNCH AND COUNTY PROPAGANDIST JUSTIN HOPPIN HAVE BEEN SPOTTED AT THE SITE ALONG WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF POLICE.  STAY ALERT FOR ALERTS TO PROTEST &/OR RESIST THIS ATTACK ON THE SURVIVAL ENCAMPMENTS OF THOSE OUTSIDE.

VIDEO OF THE POLICE MOBBING OF MARTY AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA

DREAD MACCALL DIED LAST WEEK–SALINAS JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:  

***  Speak Out on the Steps of the County Building Last Monday (7-24) attacking the persecution and prosecution of Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”)–Keith McHenry, Marty Mirabel, Gloria Rovay, Robert Aguirre, Robert Norse & Others

***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry’s Update on the Benchlands and Unusual 1st-of-the-month Line at the Food Not Bombs meal
***  Local Facebook reports on Vehicular “72-Hour Move-Along” Notices being prematurely given to harass those whose homes are their vans and cars
***  Jessica York’s Scent-Anal Story on the Benchlands Deportations Ignoring the Health Risks of Local Group Shelters at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/07/30/santa-cruz-unsanctioned-homeless-camp-under-new-management/

***  Watching the City’s Benchlands Bulldozing:  Eliot, Keith, Gloria, Jean, & Others Survey the growing dislocation.

***  Interviewing a Camp Resident with positive reports: Jonathan Chavez

***  Critical commentary from those forced out and community critics: Eric, Mikey, Mama Shannon, Peter, Lake & others

***  Huff along with the HUFFsters–listening on last Wednesday’s meeting 7-29 with Nick, Robert, Monica, Gloria, and Thomas.  Robert’s Lake report from Seaside and the County-created vehicular campground.

***  Reports from Felton Anti-Racist Honkseekers and Scotts Valley Shopping Center Musicians.

FLASHBACKs
   *** March 26, 1991: An Anti-Homeless Councilmember Proposes a Fence Around the Town Clock to End a 3 Month Long Protest there led by “Won Ton” Dave Jacobs, “Redtop” Robert Flory, and “Jetlag” Joe Salinasky. In an era when there was a partially pro-homeless minority on the City Council (Lane, Beiers, and Kennedy), the fencing proposal was defeated, and the protesters removed through unconstitutional court action by Judge (Kangaroo) Kelley.
   *** August 12, 1990:  Sherry Conable and Bubbah Brian Koepke on KZSC on the struggle for homeless shelter.

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/
Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Demand full resources for ALL homeless in the Benchlands or Leave Them Be !  Form and contact Resistance support groups in solidarity with those struggling to shelter-in-place there.
  • 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.
  • Document police and county official threats and force being used to depopulate the Benchlands.
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at theDaily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific 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 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.

  • Check out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific (next meeting 8-5)
  • Look over the Monday 8-3 Panel 3:30 PM – 5 PM Hosted by Brahinsky JD and Kayla Kumar on
     how we might rethink public safety in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement. It includes three “experts” on the question of alternative modes of public safety: Dr Nikki Jones, Berkeley Professor, Ben Adam Klimer, with CAHOOTS Eugenes alternative to police dispatch, and Kayla Kumar with the SC Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission. THEN GO OUT AND JOIN MASS PROTESTS THAT ACTUALLY ACT RATHER THAN TALK.
  • 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 in the Benchlands, 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 by documenting, 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 street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!