Flashing Back to Jujne 2002: Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show going historical 9:30 AM Sunday June 18 on 101.3 FM and freakradio.org

Back to the struggles of yesteryear–when Chris Krohn was Mayor, and there was a “progressive” majority on the City (Shitty) Council supposedly committed to Sleeping Ban Reform including Keith Sugar, Tim Fitzmaurice, Ed Porter, Scott Kennedy,  and Emily Reilly.   Up for rehearing is the June 9, 2002 show with highlights “the Necessity Defense”, Robert Letterman’s  of A.R.T.I.S.T  (Artists Response to Illegal State Tactics) follow up on his successful defense against 1997 arrest for distributing pamphlets at D.C. with Scope-it-out-Scott Graham, Tuneful Mike True, Roughrider Richard Quigley and others.  Also Lighthouse Linda Lemaster on the 2002-2003 budget.

Followed by the June 13th, 2002 show with a report from Camp Hope (a split off from Camp Paradise), Sharin’ Sherry Conable denounces a police stop, and more than I have the energy to write.


Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the remaining Survival Sleepers at City Hall or to back Freedom SleepOut #101 coming up Tuesday June 20th

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170618.mp3

Three Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Flashback Shows Coming up

Cause I’ll be away and unable to post on or near the day of the show, here’s a description of the three next upcoming Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows at 101.3 FM, streaming at freakradio.org.   These shows are largely Flashbacks.

Thursday June 8:    6-4-17 Interview on new Harassment at Food Not Bombs  7-17-10 Flashback debate on PeaceCamp2010 and the Sleeping Ban with Ed Frey, Curbhugger Chris, Lighthouse Linda, and Bathrobespierre Robert as well as then-Mayor Mike Rotkin.

Sunday June 11:  6-21-96 Flashback show featuring Becky Johnson interviewing Bathrobespierre Robert in Jail in S.F.  and the 2-21-13 show featuring Emily Agur on Destruction of Needle Exchange in Santa Cruz as well as Penelope Jernberg.

Thursday June 15:   5-30-13 Flashback show featuring Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, Tuflove Laura Tucker, Visionsong Valerie, Wellwisher Jim Weller, and the latest anti-homeless laws banning peaceful signing on medians, establishing cop-initiated 24-hour Stay-Away’s from “parks”, and other anti-poor obscenities.

Another long Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show combining recent and distant events at 9:30 AM Sunday June 4 on 101.3 FM and freakradio.org

On board will be

  • Tough-It-Out Tucker finds No Shelter in Shelterland at Coral Street;
  • Katzenjammer Keith Street Update;
  • Joke Appeal of SCPD’s “Political Table is an Obstruction” Citation and Stay-Away Order in the “Court” of Assistant City Manager Scott Collins;
  • Locust Avenue Laments from Last ‘Em Out Lupe, Mark-in-the-Dark, Jestin’ Jeffrey, and Jagged Edge Jenny;
  • Fun and Frolic from Freedom SleepOut #99 with Merryweather Mike, Katzenjammer Keith, Mildeyes Mack, Troubletime Tyler.
  • And a furious flashback from July 17, 2010–then-Mayor Mike Rotkin versus “Facts First!” Ed Frey, Curbhugger Chris Doyon, Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse when the PeaceCamp2010 protest was at its height!

 

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the remaining Survival Sleepers at City Hall or to back Freedom SleepOut #100 coming up Tuesday June 6th

 

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170604.mp3

 

 

Today’s 6 PM Free Radio Show will highlight memories of activist Bashful Bernard Klitzner who died of cancer in late May as well as Survivor Sleeper updates. Tune in at 101.3 FM or freakradio.org.

Contact 831-423-4833 to volunteer different kinds of support for the remaining Survival Sleepers at City Hall or to back Freedom SleepOut #100 coming up Tuesday June 6th.    Activist Laughing Laura Tucker will be commandeering HUFF meetings at the Sub Rosa Cafe for the next few weeks while Bathrobespierre Robert is on medical leave.

Leave your comments and questions at 423-4833.

$500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz indoors or outside with access to internet, electricity, and bathroom.

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170601.mp3

HUFF Huddles Again: Surveying the Prospects after a Successful 99th Freedom Sleep-Out Last Night Free coffee and chat at 703 Pacific, Sub Rosa, Next to the Bike Church 11 AM Today 5-31

Agenda Options:      More support work for the Survival Sleepers that may return to City Hall tonight;  PR Support for Freedom Sleep-Out #100 Coming Up Tuesday June 6th; Parsing the City Manager’s Public Records Response to the New Anti-First Amendment Signs at City Hall; Salinas Victory–Activist Wes White Opens a Chinatown Shelter; Exposing The Phony “Resources” List Being Given Out by Police to Justify Creating More Homeless Refugees Downtown; and coffee to boot!    Activist “Laughing” Laura Tucker will be maintaining humorous order at the meeting.

Many An Interview With the Dwindling Number of Survival Sleepers at City Hall; a 1990 Sleeping Ban Trial; and even more today 9:30 AM on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM

Contact 831-423-4833 to volunteer different kinds of support for the remaining Survival Sleepers at City Hall or to back Freedom SleepOut #99 coming up Tuesday May 30th

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170514.mp3

More from the City Hall Survival Sleepers at 101.3 FM freakradio.org today 6-8 PM 5-25

Contact Keith and Abbi at 575-770-3377 to provide immediate support for the Survival Sleepers–now facing a round-the-clock attack, designed to drive them  from City Hall.   Rent Control, City Council Gab, Personal Accounts, and more…

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

The show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170525.mp3

Free Radio’s 9:30 AM -2:30 PM Show Today features Survival Sleepers Still Surviving the Expanded Forbidden Zones, Robert Whitaker on Need to Revamp the Psychiatric Model, and Interviews Galore ! 101.3 FM

Contact Keith and Abbi at 575-770-3377 to provide immediate support for the Survival Sleepers–now facing a round-the-clock attack, designed to drive them at the Freedom Sleepers from City Hall.   The Sleepers and Food not Bombs supporters have responded by setting up a Storage table in the forbidden zone to tag and monitor homeless property to protect it from Parks and Rec Ranger Seizure.  Volunteer a shift during the day!

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

The show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170514.mp3

FightBack against City Manager’s Anti-Homeless Signs at City Hall

Throughout the past week, unhoused folks, who some call the Survival Sleepers, have defied the latest drive-em-out edicts of City Manager Martin Bernal. Other activists are planning protests at City Council next Tuesday. Bernal has refused to answer simple questions about his newly posted signs. Mayor Chase in a recent interview refused to put the issue on the May 23rd Agenda for Public Discussion and Vote.
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[ Photo by Abbi Samuels. Items labeled as "Personal Survival Property" at Santa Cruz City Hall. ]

DARKER SIGNS OF THE TIMES
In his latest attack on peaceful protesters and unhoused folks. the powerful City Manager Martin (pronounced Mar-TEEN) Bernal has made sitting, lying, and setting down one’s property on the courtyard outside City Hall a $250 crime. Their mere presence there on the weekends or outside office hours can result in a similar fine. The new green signs went up eight days ago. According to some homeless folks, City law enforcement teams have even been (llegally) insisting that being on the sidewalk in front of City Hall is a crime. See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210733963080027&set=pcb.1429285667093456&type=3&theater

“Survival sleepers”, a group increased with numerous elderly and disabled men and women refugees from the closed Winter Shelter program–have been sleeping on the edges of City Hall for nearly two months now. “Bums Begone!” Bernal locked the previously-open City Hall bathrooms and then used complaints of poo poo and pee pee found on the grounds to justify a “no trespass” order. The City hall has been traditionally public space, not to mention the center of government where folks thought they had a First Amendment right to gather peacefully to seek a redress of grievances.

Bernal’s latest “bumbuster” ban is only one of a long series of anti-homeless measures at City Hall. See “5 Citations and New “No Trespassing” Zone Closes City Hall Grounds at Night 10 PM to 6 AM” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/08/22/18656536.php

DISPERSE THE DISABLED !
The population of folks staying there overnight have been driven out of other areas where the act of sitting and lying down, day and night, is frequently treated as a crime. Many of these folks are elderly and disabled–with no emergency shelter, no nighttime bathrooms, spotty daytime meals, and shrunken services. Santa Cruz’s unsheltered population (the City alone) is 1000-2000.

The overwhelming majority don’t even have temporary shelter under recent “Smart Solutions” and “compassion fatigue” that seek to make Santa Cruz “less welcome”. The Homeless (Lack of) Services Center [HLOSC], for instance, discontinued emergency services 2 years ago (such as shelter and food) under the grant-grabbing a “Pathway to Housing” requirement. The HLOSC now looks like a low-intensity prison camp with gates, fences, security patrols, ID cards, and a “move along” attitude.

SUCCESSFUL FREEDOM SLEEPER MOVEMENT
The two-year long Freedom Sleeper campaign to end the City’s 11 PM to 8:30 AM anti-homeless Sleeping Ban has pressured the City into abandoning MC 6.36.010a tickets for sleep at least in front of the sidewalks at City Hall on Tuesday nights when they gathered in small but persistent numbers.

With police driving away unhoused folks from the protective corridors outside City Hall into the rain and wind over the last month, the Survivor Sleepers have taken to the sidewalks as well.

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