Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcasts today (1-12-20) at 9:30AM at at 9:30 AM- 3 PM Planning a Council Protest; Flashbacks within Flashbacks: the 2-22-98 Show

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  • Upcoming “Shitty City” Council Meeting Agenda Analysis for 1-14 and Proposed 5 PM Protest
  • Chowing and Chattering at the Santa Cruz Diner with “Scope it Out” Scott and “Phantomwalk” Free
  • 1-5 Union of the Homeless Updates and Protest Plans to Demand (or Create) Winter Shelter at Council 1-14, A Few Camp Updates
  • St. James Visits “By the Roadside” Beverly at the Washington St. Sidewalk Encampment
  • “Back to Basics” Brent Adams Explains His Triaging Formula on the Few Nights the Warming Center Opens
  •  Oakland’s Moms4 Housing Update 
  •  Rough Talk from Red Church Rogues: Abbey’s Camp Proposals, “Substance or Posture?” Steve Pleich’s Update  
  •  Saturday Seasoning from the Food Not Bombs/Post Office Encampment Area:  Katanjammer Keith on Bogus Winter Shelter Chatter,
     Lewis on Withstanding Ranger Harassment, Violet on Psych Shelters, Dreamcatcher, “Happy-go-lucky” Henry, Free, Angel in Dispute, Eagle & Others


       *** Bathrobespierre Robert grills Mayor “Riot Act” Rotkin in May of 1996 on his Sleeping Ban Baloney and the Closing of the Coral St. Open Air Shelter

     ***  Spring 1994 Clips from Homeless Hating KSCO’s Coverage of the Downtown Demonstrations Against Councilmember Neal Coonerty’s Sitting Ban

     ***  “Dragonsheart” Dan Hopkins Denounces Rotkin in a December 1995 Show After the Betrayal of the Coral St. Open Air Shelter

      ***  “Sick of Poverty” Celine Pasquale Deconstructs City Council’s Anti-Homeless Stance


Act Locally or Regret Repeatedly: 

Bring your sleeping bags, voices, and blankets to City Council 5 PM Tuesday at 809 Center St. (City Hall) for a Speak-Out and possible Sleep-In.  Munchables provided by Food Not Bombs and other donors.  Oral Communciations starts at 7 PM. Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use. Denounce the latest cosmetic “Winter Shelter” lie with the opening of the Armory–which only serves 20 more people and ignores the 1000-2000 outside, spending ridiculous sums of money to shelter a few, while really providing protective cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially doing nothing for the great majority.
Contact Chief Mills at  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 Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY enablers at all public meetings:  Former Mayor Martine Watkins, New 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 Winter Wherever They Happen. Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Winter 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
Sign up at the SCHU Table at the Food Not Bombs meals to find more direct and effective ways to support the next homeless-run encampment.  Contact the Union at 831-431-7766.  Union meets 5 PM Sundays at Front & Water St.  Phone: 431-7766  DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AT FOOD NOT BOMBS
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 Winter Shelter Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs
Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to Barracuda 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 and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action,Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless 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   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM   Hear archived shows at .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-335-4844   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

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