Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides streams today (3-22-20) at freakradio.org Updates from Salinas, Berkeley, and the Streets of Santa Cruz with Wes White, Keith McHenry, Rafa Sonnenfeld, Carol Denney, and Brent Adams; and a Flashback to March 19, 2000


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Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  

ON TODAY’S SHOW:
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*** “Whip Back the Woebringers” Wes White Reports on the Salinas “Persecution as Usual” Procedures Largely Oblivious to the COVID-19 Crisis

*** “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry Tired and Tireless on the Struggle for Solidarity and Survival Support Down at the Town Clock and Around Town

*** “Roll Along” Rafa Sonnenfeld Reports from Lot 17, the “Triage Encampment” Set Up for a Day near the Sports Arena to Remove the Post Office Camp

*** “Cornerstone” Carol Denney Gives a Phone Report on the Black, the Grey, and the White in Berkeley

*** “Backstory” Brent Adams on the City’s “Response”.

FLASHBACK TO MARCH 19, 2000:

*** Fighting to expose the proposed Dolphin-Lee housing removal plan (later known as the Nueva Vista Project)

*** Coral-ing the Creeping code enforcement threat with Scope-it-out Scott

*** Councilmember Krohn defends Nueva Vista

*** Steadfast Steve Argue and Carlos Lopez report from inside the county jail

*** Julie Lee Constanza Gomez, daughter of the owner of the Lee apartments, in studi- guest

*** Scott challenges City Council for Not Standing Up to Bloated Police Budget and maintaining undemocratic procedures

*** “Battling” Bob Lamonika phones in on Rent Control & other issue

Act Locally or Regret Later

  •  
  • Join the 24-Hour Food Not Bombs, Santa Cruz Homeless Union, HUFF, Community Center at the Town Clock
  • Mingle (at a distance) tonight with Union of the Homeless activists 3-22 near the new Food Not Bombs  meal site at the Town Clock 5 PM 
  • Support the Demand for Motel Vouchers (indoor shelter) for the entire homeless population during the crisis.
  • Prepare for peaceful Direct Action to enact this health measure if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills continue to Stall.
  • Look for Updates on Tuesday’s “Shitty” Council Meeting beginning at 2 PM Tuesday 3-24
  • Contact Bathrobespierre Robert for final word on whether the Wednesday HUFF meeting will be happening or postponed 3-25
  • Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, remain where they are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run triage zones now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use.
  • Denounce the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the opening of the Armory–which doesn’t allow bike access and ignores the majority of 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 and allowing Mills’ police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest.
  • Contact Chief Mills at amills@cityofsantacruz.com  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 https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2019/12/18/police_protest_flyer_12-18-19.pdf
  • 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 Emergency 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 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, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, and 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 by 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 https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  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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