[10-20] Town Clock protest against the Israeli bombing of Gaza—Nadia leads chants.
Anonymous carpenter shares views on the dimensions of local protest
Letter from homeless rights activist Reggie Meisler after the first Stakeholder’s meeting mandated by the Coastal Commission on the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance (OVO)
[10-21] Drew and Stayla/Sierra—Hard times on the concrete street; Miguel angry police waking
Nathan Hammel—Standing up for your rights against nighttime cop harassment
Davenport Scott & Yancy
Catch-me-Not Cooper on Ruftimes Russell’s latest medical condition
Katzenjammer Keith McHenry’s lengthy report on Israeli and Santa Cruz authorities treating folks like “Human Animals”
The Flashback to October 9, 2016 includes:
[occasional harsh but happy songs from Ryan Hardy]
Oct 7th Raid on Berkeley homeless at Fairview and Adeleine in front of the Berkeley Food and Housing Project prompts “Where are We Supposed to Go?” chalked on the Shattuck sidewalk in front of Downtown Association
“Dogged” Dan McMullan, disabled but undismayed Berkeley activist on “First They Came for the Homeless Poor Tour 2016-2017” with commentary from Mike Lee & Mike Zint
Jose Castenada talks to homeless activists after a bad anti-homeless Salinas City Council vote
Conversations with the Flagpole Community & Daytime Tent Storage Serviceman Wes White setting up camp for the night at City Hall
News Briefs: The case of Ramena, Iranian instrumentalist, falsely ticketed on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz; Brent Adams “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” videos
Santa Cruz City Council candidates on the Sleeping Ban: Steve Pleich and Nate Kennedy
California Cannabis Advocates Alliance—defeat of County Supervisors attempt to toxically restrict cultivation with a Citizen Initiative; Proposition 64–Limited Recreational Legalization of Marijuana
Phone interview with “Homeless Mayors” Raelyn Butcher and Bryan Brown from Marysville for 300 people outside
William Burns, disabled El Centro resident for three years, 5 times assaulted by another resident with no protection from landlord, police, or courts.
Mama Shannon on successful resistance and court battle against repeated ticket harassment by both City and County attorneys
Red Church Interviews: Nancy Eaton, Steve Conover, Pat Colby, Bob Rees, Joe Blow, Michael, Devon Pearce, Joey, Scott Galloway.
At Freedom Sleeper #64 at City Hall: David Silva’s 3rd Tuesday reports on City Council’s shifty suppression of Freedom Sleepers at Oral Communications; Lawrence MacGregor (“Blue”) on a recent assault where he was airlifted to Stanford;
Salinas editor/publisher of Voices from the Street, Van Gresham, and Monterey County Homeless Advocates activist Wes White history of anti-homeless ordinances.
Partial audio of the KCET video: Vandwelling in Santa Barbara— 2004 the Safe Parking program
10-2 Anonymous accounts of Paul Lee loft problems at Homeless (Lack of) Services Program
Interview with alternative candidate Nate Kennedy for City Council
Fresno’s Mike Rhodes: How I Became a Homeless Advocate in 2002 in his first book Dispatches from the War Zone
The Thursday October 19 show is a Flashback to selections from the mid-May 1998 shows from mid-May ’98 shows particularly 5-21-98 and 5-24-98. It includes:
Bathrobespierre Robert’s Intro and Update
“Dead on” David Silva on Last Minute Push for the 2nd Sleeping Ban Repeal Initiative
[5-4-98] Housing California ’98 Conference: Alicia Augden of Marina Permanent Housing gives a Salinas Report
Portland, OR Campaign for Legal Places to Sleep
Judge Bryer Enjoins 6 Medical Marijuana User; Judge Cahill overrules SF’s Cannabis Club’s Prop 215 Rights: “Pot Club to Fight Closure Ruling” (SF Examiner)
“Battling” Bob Lamonica on the temporary resignation of Homeless Community Resource Center as it merged with Citizens Commitee for the Homeless to form the Homeless Services Center: Bathrobespierre’s Critical View
Donna Deiss and Marco Marokee of the Tenants Rights Union of Santa Cruz check court records, warn tenants of evictions, and advise them; Riverview Apartment fence controversy.
The October 12, 2013 Show is a long audio from the 4th of July Homeless Congress rally in San Lorenzo Park, recorded by psychiatric rights activist John Stewart includes:
Initial Homeless Independence Day conversations with “Jabberwocky” Jay Green, Bathrobespierre Robert Norse, Stormin’ Norman, EarthFirster, Linda the Lark Edwards, Paddy Long, Barbara Haglund, “Many Miles” Mike, Baba Ito, WILPF women, Berkeley Copwatcher, Oakland Homeless Unionists, & others (some parts hard to hear]
“Homeless Not Helpless” March Prep & Discussion of Opposing “Take Back Our Town” hecklers
Speakers: Norse, Green, Yahawway, Osamal, George Solis with a Mitch Snyder statement, Gerald of Oakland Homeless Union, Curtis of Berkeley Homeless Union, San Jose-ster, Santa Barbara Mike, Pat Arnold, Pam of Oakland on taking over Old Man’s Park, Dr. Michael Zinn from Orange County,and “Sharin'” Sherry Conable
“Backoff” Bruce Van Allen urges activists to drop the demand to end the Sleeping Ban to “do the possible” and “calm things down”.
Folk singer Mark Levy sings the satirical “99 Points of Light” celebrating Sandra Lorranger’s jailing for serving free food.
March goes on Tour of the Pacific Garden Mall; Stopping at the Forbidden Fence
Post Office Homeless Table: Nigel Self, Moonlight Mike Carreiro, Rodent, Stormin’ Norman, Grinning Ray Grueneich
Alternating speakers and musicians: Katzenhammer Keith McHenry on SF, Santa Cruz musician Beverly Adams sings “Vagabonds”, “Homeless Livin'”, Toni Torturella, formerly homeless writer,
Workshops: Andrew Jackson: Housetakeovers; Gerald Waldrin on False Congratulations; Andrea Pritchard: Copwatch; Angela Walters: Vouchers for Housing; Vincent Venson—Oakland Independent Resource Center; Self-Help Program;
Mark Levy sings Send a Man to Mars
San Jose’s Community Homeless Alliance Ministry activist Sandy Perry on Guadaloupe River sweeps under cover of providing housing
Bathrobespierre’s invitation to sleep out (illegally) in Santa Cruz; Pam of Oakland on passivity of Santa Cruz homeless; Paddywagon Pete Pascoe on “Being Free”; Berkeley’s John Michael Jones; local sidewalk shyster Ray Grueneich supporting Copwatch;
Kathy calls for broader movement; “Many Miles” Mike on Santa Barbara struggle; Berkeley organizer on Declaration of Interdependence; Flower on Mental Health torture for street victims;
+++ San Francisco Free Guide publisher and “Safe Parking” Manager Evan Morrison faces questions from HUFFsters at last Thursday’s (9-5) HUFF meeting: https://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html replayed on Thursday 9-12 show under Latest Show: 10/12/2023
+++ Povertypimps, police, and politicians: “Solving” the Homelessness Crisis featuring SCPD Chief “Bumbuster” Bernie Escalante & “Lipservice” Larry Imwalle—Homelessness Response Manager7-9 pm Thursday 10-12 155 River St. The 418 Project
+++ Check out the Sunday noon 10-15 -1 PM “DIY Injunction” table at the Food Not Bombs meal at the Town Clock: Learn possible pushbacks against Encampment Dispersal and Survival Gear Seizure
Tiny Home Villages face obstacles in San Francisco—October 6, 2023 [Musical interludes throughout—songs from David Rovics and Inner City the musical]
Interview with Santa Cruz Mayor “Fast Lane” Fred Keeley
The Flashback to the July 6, 1997 show will include:
Bathrobespierre’s Update on Police Abuse & General Intro
Justman Jim Cosner on his arrest for bannering a fence on Pacific Avenue
The Balderos Appeal from Jail, and the Upcoming Santa Cruz Youth Curfew
Interview with “Consolidate”, his group harassed for small marijuana sales
San Jose Rachel Perez, Human Rights Defense Committee activist
Phone interview with Michael Feinstein, Santa Monica Green Councilmember fighting Sitting Ban on the 3rd Ave. Promenade
Midnight Special Bookshop owner Margie Giz on big money deforming Santa Monica
June 24th Santa Cruz Oral Communications
Speaking against the Palo Alto anti-homeless Sit/Line law after a year of extended debate (from March 1997)
Flashback: Portions of the July 20, 1997 show include:
Discussing strategies for response: James E. Magner reports Washrock laundromat manager attacking him.
Washrock’s employee defends the management and its policies for its “anti-loitering” policies.
[7-19] Bruce reports manager told him to leave though he was waiting for his friends’ laundry to finish.
Mark reports on being turned away from the Washrock restroom.
Bathrobespierre on some examples of mediation through Street Performers Guidelines and Kimberly Hallinan/Daniel Rubin mediators.
Opposing the hypocrisy of the City’s honoring radical activist and musical saw player Tom Schreibner and harassing current performers.
Free, 23-year old visitor, on her husband’s jailing, restroom exclusion, police harassment, and other complaints Upcoming Sleepcrime trial of Dragonsheart Dan Hopkins for peaceful protest against the Sleeping Ban in the City Hall Sleepers Protest.
Billy Starr on his $270 ticket for sitting on a planter edge
The September 28, 2023 edition of Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides (a February 13, 2005 flashback) includes:
Mayor Mike Rotkin, in-studio guest, on his view of the history of homeless activism in the 80’s, establishing the Cedar St. cold-and-rainy-night shelter, defends the closing of the Coral St. Open Air Shelter and the City’s 11 PM – 8:30 AM Sleeping Ban. Bathrobespierre denounces the Citizens Committee for the Homeless [CCH] violation of the agreement with Save Our Shelter [SOS]
Robert (Battleweary Bob) Lee (Patton) calls in to denounce Rotkin
Celine Marie Pasquale, writer of The Public Response to Homelessness in Santa Cruz 1989-1994, notes Rotkin’s “best services” and asks if he’d consider a multi-city alliance to pressure legislature or file an emergency declaration.
Red Top Robert Flory notes his concern while homeless was local oppression against homeless in the form of local ordinances; Norse goes into the details of the City’s oppressive panhandling laws.
Pasquale notes Rotkin-supported laws support anti-homeless stereotypes; homeless caller confronts Rotkin as seeking to control people and deny them free spaces.
Dragonsheart Dan in studio, member of SOS committee, defends Bathrobespierre and others who aren’t homeless who support the homeless, describes being harassed by the Hosts in the first 45 minutes of his arrival, corrects Rotkin’s description of the reasons for closing the shelter.
Rotkin rejects a roadside resting law.
Questions about the New Brighton Beach situation
Pasquale on the oppressive social control behavior of the Hosts; Rotkin defends them.
Bob Lamonika on the two-tiered society—and final comments.
++++ Legislative Overview: AB 1082 Slowing down tows; AB 920 (banning “homeless” discrimination) SB 31 (banning sitting, lying, or camping within 1000′ of a daycare center, library, park or school); SB 47 expanding definition of “gravely disabled’ in Lanterman Petris (LPS) Act, (easier conservatorship, forced drugging, & 5150 powers); SB 326 (shifting housing to drug funding)