Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday January 4, 2024 show is a Flashback to January 7, 2007 featuring Berkeley attorney Larry Hildes, earlier Flashback-within-a-Flashback to 1993 People’s Park protest, the DIY New Year’s Parade 2006-7 and much more

Apologies for the lack of a 1-4-24 show announcement.  

The content of the show is briefly summarized below and is archived at

The show can be heard at .If you do, the show is in two files which should be opened separately & sequentially as usual. 

The January 4, 2024 show is a Flashback to the January 7, 2007 show with homeless material from Thomas Leavitt’s The Wake Up Call includes:

  • Remembrance for attorney, activist, and homeless-supporter Paul Sanford after his death falling from a tall building
  • Flashback within a flashback:  Pursued by police in an early 1990s People’s Park protest, interview with JayJay and Ute; Redtop Robert Flory on the march from Berkeley Bart through the City 
  • Bathrobespierre on the subsequent history of People’s Park (1991-2007)
  • May of 1996:   Interview with Berkeley attorney Larry Hildes on breaking out activist Shitkicker Sean Alemi and Sandy Ross, falsely jailed for infractions in the City Hall Sleepers Vigil of 1996; his successful fight denying Rotkin’s push for a TRO to stop the vigil on any public property;  the upcoming struggle against an attempt to ban the protest at City Hall at night
  • Tenderfoot Tim Rumford introduced as co-host; 
  • Fresno Freeze-out:  Scrooge-ish “Rescue Mission” boss Larry Arce tears down ornaments from homeless Xmas tree
  • Activist Mike Rhodes on wheelchair bound David Hamilton who spent 7 months in jail awaiting trial for a dropped charge, now harassed for signing on a median.
  • [12-14-07]  Michael Wallace, homeless driver busted for marijuana possession, mistakenly let the cop search his vehicle; Mark, nearby resident, notes less patrol cops; Paula and Yahyah make poetry outside the E-3 playhouse
  • [12-31]  Clitoria Cummings & 100+ others at the DIY 2006-7 DIY parade; Cordelia, the Hugger Woman on countering Counter-Terrorist Terror and spreading the love.
  • Later on New Year’s Eve—running commentary from downtown Santa Cruz
  • [1-7-07]  Visionsong Valerie and Merryweather Mike on Pacific Ave. with Mac and Cheese; Kenneth A. on racist discrimination at Rebele Family Shelter for his family;
  • [  ] Human Rights Organization  vet Bob Patton—Historical and International Overview
  • Karen on Santa Cruz’s Measure K, making marijuana use the lowest enforcement priority