A description of the current show and the 2001 Flashbacks can also be found at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/category/huff-communications/ .
You can hear the current show and earlier ones archived at Http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html, also visible as the “Latest” link of the Bathrobespierre’s Broadside section of www.huffsantacruz.org .
Brief written descriptions of many shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/. You can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing email@example.com. and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.
Today’s (9-11] show includes:
+++ Planning to bolster the Benchlands when the City’s Demolition Deadline hits on Tuesday morning (9-13)
+++ Watch (though hard to hear) podcast of much of the Benchlands 9-13 meeting by Commander X at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5LHjgeBllUVT5JdE9t78zQ.
+++ “Scope it Out” Scott Graham and Bathrobespierre bat around bummer bits from the upcoming 9-13 City Council meeting
+++ Brief summary of Flashbacks from 2001 focusing on Camp Paradise
Flashback to 10-25-01 Show:
+++ Camp Paradise—the homeless-run year-old 50-100 person encampment–XXX
+++ Cowardice at City Council—turning down a demand that Bush stop bombing Afghanistan.
+++ Street cleaning or homeless removal? Councilmember Reilly moves on vandewellers in Harvey West
+++ Outcry at Oral Communications: No portapotties for encampments that need them
+++ Councilmember Porter’s pro-Paradise proposals
Flashback to 12-02-01 Show:
+++ Darkwatcher Ed Davidson, Affordable Housing advocate, explores the Dolphin-Lee (now the Nueva Vista) housing project.
+++ Beggerbacker Becky Johnson reports on the December 1st flooding
+++ Calamity Jane Imler weighs in from distant Missouri on players and playbooks in the homeless rights-and-shelter struggle.
+++ In-studio guest Amy Courtney fighting the removal of anti-war banners from freeway overpasses.
BENCHLANDS RESISTANCE sponsered by SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS UNION, FOOD NOT BOMBS [FNB] , and HUFF will meet again Friday September 16th at 3 PM in the Benchlands directly down via the descending stairway from the access road between the Courthouse and the Lawn Bowling court to discuss Resistance Strategies , gather numbers, and increase solidarity among Benchlands residents and Community supporters as piecemeal tent demolition without alternative shelter approaches at Summer’s End.
In the past, SANTA CRUZ SHITTY COUNCIL refused to fund or even permit independent low-barrier agreement or transitional camps, nor to fund FNB or the Footbridge Services Program. On August 23rd, it transferred $1 million in state funding for the Coral St. Safe Sleeping Program to “Benchlands Closure and Restoration”.
Call 575-770-3377 or 431-7766 to volunteer for the SC Homeless Union or show up at the Friday 9-16 3 p.m. meeting and volunteer. Still needed leadership and organizing help. President Alicia Kuhl still takes concerns and complaints.
Also notable: City Council’s failure to use the $14.5 million to set up survival campgrounds outside the Benchlands and support those that exist!
Their principal goal seems to be to provide token shelter so they can restore the Sleeping/Camping Ban (MC 6.36) aka the Camping Services and Standards Ordinance and resume their “hide out or get out” policy.
They would circumvent the Martin v. Boise “no tickets without real shelter” ruling by setting aside 10 shelter spaces up at the Overlook encampment and claiming those who don’t take them are “service resistant” and so no longer protected by that ruling.
HUFF STILL MEETS EVERY THURSDAY (NEXT MEETING 9-15) TO SCHEME & STARGAZE. COFFEE & CONTROVERSY AT THE SUB ROSA COURTYARD 10:45 AM-1 PM THURSDAYS NEXT TO THE BIKE CHURCH AT 703 PACIFIC AVE.
Protest the nuclear brinksmanship and arms pipeline to Ukraine! 1 PM Thursday 9-15 on the Steps of the County Building at 701 Ocean. Make or bring your own signs to hold on Ocean St. Suggestions: Ceasefire Now! Diplomacy to end the Ukraine war! Fund Housing, Health Care, and Climate not Weapons of War! More info contact Allan Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org 415-954-2763 or go to peaceinukraine.org.
VIEW VIDEOS FROM WES WHITE on his You-Tube channel (John Doe13K): THEN POST SOME OF YOUR OWN ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA.
OTHER OPTIONS: FACEBOOK, CALL HUFF (831-423-4833) FOR FRSC INTERVIEW, WRITE ESTABLISHMENT OR ALTERNATE MEDIA.
Or contact Bathrobespierre Robert at email@example.com.
KEEP YOUR PHONE CHARGED AND HANDY TO RECORD UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTERS OR INCIDENTS YOU WITNESS ON YOUR PHONE PARTICULARLY IF AND WHEN POLICE WARN YOU YOU’LL BE SWEPT.
DON’T WAIT FOR THE ACLU TO TURTLEWALK INTO ACTION. LEARN YOUR RIGHTS, USE THEM, TALK WITH OTHERS, & PUBLICIZE.
COMMENT on the Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom facebook page or at www.indybay.org/santacruz where Bathrobespierre posts occasional announcements and stories.
Coming Sooner than we thought: Ursula’s Utterances–a regular extensive description and review of each Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides and a backlog of those descriptions for the last half year. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like her description and commentary on any of the 2022 shows which she has been faithfully describing.