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: 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.
  • [“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

++++   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:

  ++++  Legal:

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). [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​