Tonight 1-18-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM — Keith McHenry on Why FNB Rejects Permits, the El Cajon Arrests, and more; Norse interviews on the MLK Parade and Aftermath

Same day interview with Katzenjammer Keith McHenry, Food not Bombs co-founder and Santa Cruz activist; “12 Years Later” Interview with John Maurer, cited for a “Fuck the Pigs” sign in his hat while panhandling in front of the Palomar more than a decade ago, Bathrobespierre on the MLK Parade.
Bathrobespierre’s subsequent thoughts are also at “Flyer Distributed in the MLK Police-Led “Peace and Justice” March in Santa Cruz” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/16/18805901.php .

Another HUFF-less Wednesday Tomorrow; Next HUFF meeting is Wednesday January 24th 11 AM Sub Rosa

Continuing our twice-monthly schedule, HUFF-hungry folks will have to wait another week.  You can also contact HUFF central by phone for assignments, reports, and updates at 831-423-4833.   We need help reviewing the last half-year’s harassment of homeless by Parks and Rec Rangers.

Volunteer if you fancy.


In the meantime check out “Flyer Distributed in the MLK Police-Led “Peace and Justice” March in Santa Cruz” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/16/18805901.php for one HUFFster’s sour view of the Monday downtown parade.

Martin Luther King Day Parade–Beyond the Puff to Principled Practices

Updated Flyer Distributed in the MLK Police-Led “Peace and Justice” March Monday
by Robert Norse    Tuesday Jan 16th, 2018 1:49 PM
My brief report on the Monday MLK march.

The crowd was huge and the streets filled with people, banners, and music. Thanks in part to organizing by Santa Cruz Indivisible (which my friend Steve calls “Indistinguishable”), the NAACP (apparently no complaints about racism in the last year according to a staffer at their table), the RCNV (marching arm and arm with the armed and violent), and, of course, the main weapon-toters in town, the SCPD.

I walked along with a small “The Cops are Not Gods Over Us” sign and distributed a flyer. See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215519544920940&set=pcb.1661308183891202&type=3&theater&ifg=1 .

I also distributed a longer updated version of a flyer HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) has been distributing for several years, demanding radical changes in the SCPD. I’m attaching this flyer–which is the real point of this article.

Elsewhere on facebook Steve Schnaar and Steve Argue have made criticisms of the rally, with Abbi Samuels noting the sell-out putdown cry of “All Lives Matter” wafting over the parade. See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215519544920940&set=pcb.1661308183891202&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Shouting “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter” in response to “Black Lives Matter” is like shouting “What About Cancer!” in response to “Fight AIDS!”.

I can’t deny I enjoyed the parade. But there was a superficiality to it all that bothered me later. In the face of the Happy Face mood, I found it harder than usual to focus on the hard questions that the one-day paraders were fluffing over. I found the dialogue between me and the cops I spoke to reduced to stereotyped acknowledgments, a kind of manufactured peace. Wasn’t it King who said “There can be no justice without peace and there can be no peace without justice.?”…

The false camaraderie helped to build the illusion that police are always trying to foster that they are “your friends”. In 2018 Santa Cruz, this is simply not true. Particularly for youth, activists, poor people, and people of color. It’s a treacherous assumption to start with. But it certainly helps police gather information, ignore embarrassing questions, and silence angry dissent.

Was King’s memory again being turned into a rallying platform for established politicians (Zack Friend, Andy Mills, a clot of reactionary City Council members) with no focus on actual racist practices here in Santa Cruz? Were we watching another organizing party for the Democrats, perhaps wearying of their latest anti-Russian hysteria–again with substantive issues of a local kind largely ignored (with the exception of some individual activists)?

Were we being sheepdogged again, Bernie Sanders-style, into the Brighter Day where we’d have the Happy Choice of a Wall Street Warmonger over a Racist Blowhard–all pushing the same lethal agenda in different language? Did reassurances from police officials and politicians mean we no longer had to face down class brutality, greedy landlords, compliant bureaucrats, and their armed guards with clarity, solidarity, anger and determination?

I’ll be playing interviews from the parade on Thursday evening (1-17) at 6 PM on Free Radio at 101.3 FM, streaming at freakradio.org. The show will archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html a day later.

TO READ AND MAKE COMMENTS AND DOWNLOAD THE FLYER GO TO: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/16/18805901.php

Sunday 1-14-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: a Critique of the Malken-Mills Interview and a Far Flashback to March 22, 2009–the Downtown Ordinances and the Curtis Reliford Defense

Today it’s commentary on the KZSC Wednesday Interview broadcaster John Malkin did with SCPD Police Chief Andy Mills as well as a long flashback from 3-22-09


The Flashback covers

  • City Attorney John Barisone’s attack on street musicians Miguel deLeon and Anna Richardson (see a review of the case months later at

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/11/08/18663560.php)


For the rest of the original Flashback program go to http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb090322.mp3

My writings and the comments of others on the deLeon/Richardson case and the Reliford court hearing are archived on indybay.org/santacruz at the web addresses mentioned above.


This 1-14-18 Show archives later this week at the the Lost Shows Site at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html 

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the the San Lorenzo Park Campground.   Join Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

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.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 1-11-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM — Brent Adams on San Lorenzo Campground Developments, Brian Brown from Marysville & a Flashback to 11-23-00 with researcher Elissa de la Pena

Big Drum Brent Adams of the Warming Center tosses info and opinions back and forth with Bathrobespierre Robert Norse on the San Lorenzo Campground and other matters Santa Cruz homeless.

Activist Brian Brown of Marysville discusses his upcoming lawsuit now backed up by Palo Alto attorney and activist Anthony Prince.

Flashbacks:  Beggerbacker Becky Johnson and Bathrobespierre Robert report to the S.F. Coalition on Homeless’s Elissa de la Pena on homeless civil rights violations in Santa Cruz in November of 2000; Bathrobespierre interviews attorney James Fossbinder, whose client Beggerbacker Becky won $10,000 for LAPD police brutality.

The show also streams at freakradio.org.

Show can also be accessed tomorrow at

Lost shows (January 11, 2018) : http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

HUFF Back Again at the Sub Rosa Tomorrow (Wednesday 1-10-18) with the usual gnashing and snarling

Continuing our twice-monthly schedule, HUFFsters will review the wreckage the first City Council meeting of the year, check out the well-damped San Lorenzo Camp Ground, and and check-in tomorrow(Wednesday morning),  at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific Ave.  Hopefully we’ll be meeting indoors and warming out hands around coffee, tea, or whatever.

On the informal agenda is the recent Next Door harassment of folks in vehicles, winter seizure of homeless property, establishing communication with other encampments in other cities, the Loomis Road Residents (in Vehicles) Association), the proposed City gravel campground at 1220 River St., and more….

 

Sunday 1-7-18 9:30 AM-2:30+ PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Interviews with Keith McHenry, Wes White, John and Pat Colby and a Far Flashback to KSCO’s 1990 May Debate on the Sleeping Ban

Attorney Margaret Marr and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse face off against Carolyn Busenhart and Vernon on KSCO Saturday Special from May 1990 on the then-upcoming July 4th Homeless Rally Against the Sleeping Ban.   McHenry updates Santa Cruz and other FNB struggles; John and Pat Colby update the struggle for Public Records and Private Survival in a vehicle; Wes White updates Lapis Road vehicular residents and the latest on “safe sleeping zones” issue.

Archives later this week at the the Lost Shows Site at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html 

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the the San Lorenzo Park Campground.   Join Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

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.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 1-4-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org : DIY parade, Rick Longinati interview, Peter Marin on Activism Drought in Santa Barbara

Songs by Red Shadow, Interviews with Coral Brune, Rick Longinati, New Year’s Eve DIYsters, and Peter Marin


Show can also be accessed tomorrow at

HUFFers on recess tomorrow: Next Meeting is Wednesday January 10 11 AM Sub Rosa Cafe

HUFF, now on a twice-monthly schedule, will not be meeting Wednesday 1-3, but returning on 1-10 at the usual time and place.

If you’re interested in a summary of last Wednesday‘s mini-meet, send an e-mail to rnorse3@hotmail.com and I’ll brief you.


In the meantime, check out the dialogue between Chief Mills and several critics at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/30/18805570.php  (“Demands of the New Police Chief and His Initial Response“)    as well as “SCPD to Cosponsor MLK Event – Questions for Chief Mills” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/21/18805406.php  .

Santa Cruz Fulltimes on Facebook passes on a number of stories, some from the Sentinel, some further afield, touching homelessness and those attacking the homeless:


Also new Public Records covering police and ranger busts in the last half year are available to review and HUFF needs volunteers to review them.   Give us a call at 831-423-4833.

To check out recent developments go to the facebook pages of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs and Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz.   To catch the bile of anti-homeless trolls, go to http://www.santamierda.com/ .

Sunday 12-31-17 9:30 AM-2:30+ PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Interviews with Mike Boyd, the Xmas Gobblers, Keith McHenry and the FoodNotBombsters + Flashback to 4-25-13

Current updates also include Police Chief Andy Mills Reply to Critics on the Left, Mike Boyd’s Continuing Fight Against the Medical Marijuana Tax, the shrinking Xmas Community meal, & Voices from Food not Bombs Corner.

 


The 4-25-13 Flashback Show features Cody at the Visible Sleepers Protest, Commander X, Santa Cruz Eleven Update, 70-year old Barbara Feldthouse tackled by the SCPD, Norse on the Cowell Beach Curfew, bits from the 4-24 Homelessness Forum, Marat/Sade Part 2, Brent Adams on Officer Vasquez’s brutal takedown of Richard Hardy…and more.

The show also streams at freakradio.org .


Archives later this week at the the Lost Shows Site at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html with the full Flashback show at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb130425.mp3

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the the San Lorenzo Park Campground.   Join Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

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.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.