CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10:45 AM Today Wednesday 12-5 at the Sub Rosa

HUFF members are invited to the Conscience and Action meeting today  (12-5) which will merge into the HUFF meeting since last week C & A regulars were largely out of town or occupied with the holidays.
Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday with the last regular meeting on November 21st.


Possible Agenda Items for Conscience and Action and/or HUFF:
  • Consideration of Actions Supporting the Rent Control/Just Eviction before or at the 12-11 City Council meeting
  • Reviewing and Establishing Links with Survival Campgrounds
  • Review of Park Reopenings and Police/Ranger Behavior Citywide
  • Prospects for a Follow-Up to the November 15 Protest
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • HomeFree Organization and Independent Survival Camper Report
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Lawsuit Progress Up There and State-Wide in Wake of Boise and Concurrent Actions
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   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 every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 11 AM Today Wednesday 11-28 at the Sub Rosa 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church)

Come on down and sip coffee with HUFFheads at the Sub Rosa.
Duck in out of the rain.
Possible Agenda Items
  • Contacts with Current Survival Camps Including Ross
  • Prospects of a Student/Renter/Unhoused Coalition
  • Solidarity with Anti-Eviction Demos, Rent Strikes, and the 12-11-18 City Council Sellout
  • Review of Park Closure and Police Actions or Cessation in the Last Week
  • Keith’s Suggestions and Updates for Action When the Rain Begins
  • Possible Follow-Up Speak-& Camp-Out When River St. Campground Totally Closes Completely Tomorrow
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Parks and Rec Big Man Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • HomeFree Organization Report
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Marysville Union of the Homeless Action Tomorrow–Soldarity Action Here
  • Working on a “What To Do When the Cops Scatter A Campsite” Flyer
  • Connections with Other Survival Sleepers in the Bay Area
  • Support the Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, the new state-wide Union of the Homeless, Santa Cruz’s HomeFree and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the crisis.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   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 every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!
  •   Designate a Contact Person in your own Survival Sleeping group for communication with other groups.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 11 AM Tomorrow Wednesday 11-21 at the Sub Rosa

 HUFF members are invited to the Conscience and Action meeting tomorrow since it appears lots of the C & A regulars will be out of town or occupied with the Thanksgiving meal.
Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday with the last regular meeting on the 7th.  We had a special meeting last week to prepare for the Community Survival Camp-Out  on Thursday the 15th.   As far as I know the regular meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday the 21st) at 11 AM.


Possible Agenda Items
  • Assessment of last Thursday’s Speak-Out and Sleep-Out
  • Spreading info at the Vets Hall Thanksgiving Meal
  • Review of Park Closure and Police Crackdown on Beach Tent Campers
  • Keith’s Suggestions and Updates for Action When the Rain Begins
  • The “Ross” Campground–Report that Fire Fighters are Sending Pogonip Campers There
  • Possible Follow-Up Speak-Out and Camp-Out When River St. Campground Totally Closes 11-29
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • Establish Connections with Campgrounds and HomeFree Organization
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Lawsuit Progress Up There and State-Wide in Wake of Boise and Concurrent Actions

  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   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 every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10 AM at the Sub Rosa; HUFF meets at 11 AM–Same Place

Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday at 10 AM.  It met last week.  However today it has a last minute meet to hammer down final preparations for the November 15 Community Survival Campground Demonstration planned for tomorrow 4 PM steps of the downtown Post Office. 
HUFF’s regular meeting is today scheduled at 11 AM, but it may be pushed back some because of C & A priorities.

10 am Conscience and Action Agenda Prospects  FINAL PREP FOR THE NOVEMBER 15 ACTION
  • Location Committee Report
  • Review of Tasks yet to be done
  • Speakers List for tomorrow’s protest
  • First and Second Stops:  City Hall, Post Office
  • Poll Results
  • Responding to the Police: Pre-Protest Advice for Protesters
  • The Next Location: A List of Prospects, Call for the Broader Homeless Community To Report Where Maximum Harassment is Happening, Volunteers for a Campwatch, Hotline.

HUFF Agenda Prospects

  • to discuss HUFF strategies for the next week supporting the CampQuest
  • to assist in monitoring
  • to consider legal strategies for urban refugee self-defense
  • to provide assistance to protesters facing citations (based on past experience)
  • to review City Council/City Manager’s report at Tuesday Council Meeting, Cowell Beach craptalk, & Sentinel smear of Ross campers
  • to share coffee and complaints
  • to review items not covered at the last meeting–if anyone’s interested.
  • to gather reports from the last week, use the new Sub Rosa bulletin board, and consider tabling at the new “Fence Out the Poor” Post Office scene or at the San Lorenzo “maintenance” fences.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10 AM 11-7 at the Sub Rosa to finalize Community Survival Camp in for 4 PM Thursday November 15th when the River Street Campground Closes

ISSUES
  • Report of the Location Committee on Primary and Follow-Up Locations
  • Flyer distribution for the November 15 Community Survival Campground
  • Outreach to unhoused folks regarding the Campground Protest; Poll Results
  • Expanded endorsements for the Campground Action
  • Possible legal ramifications of the Campground Action
  • Speakers, Music, and Additional Aspects to the Action
  • Bathroom Barricade:  Report on new P & R Boss Tony Elliot –Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Linking the Bathroom Struggle with the Campground Action

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Awaiting P & R Justification for Closing the San Lorenzo Bathrooms
                     +++ Confronting the New City Council Winners
                     +++ Dialogue with Tony Elliot on Free Radio Santa Cruz 6:30 PM Thursday 11-8 at www.freakradio.org .
  • Join the 4 PM Nov 15th Campground Expedition in front of the main Post Office
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   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 every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets at 10 AM followed by HUFF at 11 on Wednesday 10-31) in Halloween Hooplah to plan Community Survival Camp in November

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-31-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.   Conscience and Action  meets the same day at the same place at 10 AM  (an hour before the HUFFmeet). 
Possible action items:



CONSCIENCE AND ACTION ISSUES

  • Flyer distribution for the November 15 Community Survival Campground
  • Expanded endorsements for the Campground Action
  • Possible legal ramifications of the Campground Action
  • Outreach to and Input from the Unhoused Community
  • Bathroom Battleplans–Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Hard Cop, Soft Cop Approach to new P & R Boss Tony Elliot

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Reviewing Ursula’s “Vanishing Vandalism” Analysis 
                     +++ Cornering the Council Candidate’s on Lavatory Liberation
                   +++ Mocking the Meanness with Street Theater and/or Radio Play
HUFF ITEMS
  • “If Only They Had Organized…”–Response to the Latest Sudden Closure Announcement of the Barbedwire Boneyard River St. Campground
  • Forming a Chapter of the Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless to join Salinas, Marysville and other state Chapters allied with the Poor People’s Campaign
  • Civil Rights Watch for the Unhoused Majority Facing the Usual Dispersal and Harassment as Winter Approaches
  • Follow-up and lead-up actions in the Bathroom Battle: Knockin on Tony Elliot’s door (the new P & R czar).
  • Seeking Answers from Police Chief Andy Mills for his Latest “Trespass/Closed Area/Camping Ban” Citation Strategy
  • Strategies for Resistance: Advice to Homeless Sleepers Facing Cop Rousts
  • Independent HUFF strategy for shifting the dialogue from Token Winter Shelter to Broad Support for Homeless Encampments

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

NO FORMAL HUFF MEETING TODAY but all are welcome to join Conscience and Action today (10-24) as it confronts the latest Council’s Rubberstamping of Staff “Hide Out or Get Out” Policies

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-31-18 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.   Conscience and Action  will be meeting today (10-24) at the Sub Rosa at 11 AM.

Possible action items:

  • The Compassion-Free City Council:  Responding to Last Night’s Official Silence on the Campground Closing, Winter Shelter Deficit, Ongoing Citation Process, and Ignoring of the Boise Decision
  • Demanding D.A. Rosell Follow the S.F. “No More Homeless Camping Prosecutions”
  • Encampment Action Supporting Measure M and Out-of-Town Cash Corruption
  • Bathroom Battleplans–Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Hard Cop, Soft Cop Approach to new P & R Boss Tony Elliot

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Reviewing Ursula’s “Vanishing Vandalism” Analysis 
                     +++ Cornering the Council Candidate’s on Lavatory Liberation
                   +++ Mocking the Meanness with Street Theater and/or Radio Play
Hot Blasts from HUFFland:
                     

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

HUFF Focus on City Shelter Deceit and Cutback 11 AM SubRosa Cafe Wednesday 10-17-18; Conscience and Action also joining in to prep for 10-18 ACLU Forum on Police Use of Force

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-17 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.


Possible action items:

  • “If Only They Had Organized…”–Response to the Latest Sudden Closure Announcement of the Barbedwire Boneyard River St. Campground
  • Latest Police PR at Shitty Council’s “Public Safety” Hearing Monday Night
  • Forming a Chapter of the Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless to join Salinas, Marysville and other state Chapters allied with the Poor People’s Campaign
  • Civil Rights Watch for the Unhoused Majority Facing the Usual Dispersal and Harassment as Winter Approaches
  • Follow-up and lead-up actions in the Bathroom Battle: Knockin on Tony Elliot’s door (the new P & R czar).
  • Seeking Answers from Police Chief Andy Mills for his Latest “Trespass/Closed Area/Camping Ban” Citation Strategy
  • 9th Circuit Federal Court Decision may institute Right to Rest and Sleep in Santa Cruz: Updates from Candidates Forums, Mills, and elsewhere
  • Independent HUFF strategy for shifting the dialogue from Token Winter Shelter to Broad Support for Homeless Encampments
  • Fall Sidewalk Streetsquawking
  • Rise of the new Salinas RV Camp.
  • Sad News from Sacramento:  AB2178 to Restrict Charitable Food Giveaways, AB 1040 to “conservatorship” troublesome homeless; Bail Abolition but Amped up Judicial Power; limited Police Record access
  • Reviewing the Candidate Cavalcade for Shitty Council: Two Proposed Homeless Forums by Councilmember Krohn versus Warming Center’s Brent Adams
 Gems from Journeywise Julie:
  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

NO HUFF MEETING TODAY Conscience and Action today (10-10) generates organizational support against Bathroom Baloney at Louden Nelson & Cophappy Campercrushing 11 AM Sub Rosa Cafe- All welcome

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-17 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.   Conscience and Action  will be meeting today (10-10) at the Sub Rosa at 11 AM.

Possible action items:

  • Fanning the Flames for Frey’s Round-the-Clock Candidate & Official Accessibility
  • Demanding D.A. Rosell Follow the S.F. “No More Homeless Camping Prosecutions”
  • An Action Around City Council’s Concealed Winter Shelter Shutdown, Back Off from the CarPark and the Implications of the Boise Court of Appeals Decision here.
  • Reviewing the Candidate Cavalcade for Shitty Council: Two Proposed Homeless Forums by Councilmember Krohn versus Warming Center’s Brent Adams
  • Bathroom Battleplans–Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Hard Cop, Soft Cop Approach to new P & R Boss Tony Elliot

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Reviewing Ursula’s “Vanishing Vandalism” Analysis 
                     +++ Cornering the Council Candidate’s on Lavatory Liberation
                   +++ Mocking the Meanness with Street Theater and/or Radio Play
  • Making the ACLU’s cop-talkie Forum Relevant to Santa Cruz
Hot Blasts from HUFFland:
  • October 18 7-9 PM 612 Ocean St.  The local ACLU gives us cop and attorney chatter: A Forum of Police Use of Force –but let’s not name any local names!
                     

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

HUFF Chitchat and Catch-Up 11 AM SubRosa Cafe Wednesday 10-3-18

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-3 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.


Possible action items:

  • Where’s Winter Shelter for the Most Vulnerable? Breaking Community Silence in the Face of No Drop-In Program for the few.
  • Discussion of the SC Union of the Homeless organizing across program barriers
  • Civil Rights Watch for the Unhoused Majority Outside Programs
  • Follow-up and lead-up actions in the Bathroom Battle: Knockin on Tony Elliot’s door (the new P & R czar).
  • 9th Circuit Federal Court Decision may institute Right to Rest and Sleep in Santa Cruz: Updates from Candidates Forums, Mills, and elsewhere
  • Independent HUFF strategy for shifting the dialogue from Token Winter Shelter to Broad Support for Homeless Encampments
  • Fall Sidewalk Streetsquawking
  • Rise of the new Salinas RV Camp.
  • Charting Legislative Mischief:  AB2178 to Restrict Charitable Food Giveaways, AB 1040 to “conservatorship” troublesome homeless
  • New legislation around Bail Abolition, and Police Records
  • Reviewing the Candidate Cavalcade for Shitty Council: Two Proposed Homeless Forums by Councilmember Krohn versus Warming Center’s Brent Adams

 

                     

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .