Reminder to HUFFsters: NO HUFF MEET TODAY: Try Again Next Wednesday!

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-4-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, assuming it’s open.  HUFF Central will be putting out a reminder next week for all you sleepyheads.

Meanwhile, brood on these ponderables:

  • Landlord resurgence against and City Council indifference to the Rent Freeze and Just Eviction Laws passed in February (evidenced by yesterday’s Shitty Council meeting).
  • Continued criminalization of the majority of homeless folks outside using the “closed area” laws and the infamous police-initiated “Stay Away” orders
  • Activist apathy to the ongoing wars abroad, gun control (but not for the police and the military) being the latest “hot issue”.
Stories of interest:  

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   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.

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.

Sunday 3-25-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Silva’s Return to Santa Cruz in 2011, Rent Control Pressure On Rise, Brent Adams Update; Flashback: Feb. 17, 2002

Current Stuff:

  • Speedspeaker Silva on Free Radio Back in 2011

  • Brent Adams, Joseph B., Keith McHenry, on the New Camper Crackdown
  • Poet Scott Maner poetizes on Pacific;
  • Thomas and Rebel on Police Pushing the Poor
  • Fulsom Frank on the new 6′ Height Cut-off for Pacific Ave. Parking

 Flashback to February 17, 2002

  • The Hippie Planter Hotspot outside New Leaf Market
  • Hannah, the Streetsinger and others on the Street Scene
  • Justin on Music Warfare Against Street Culture by the “Happy Hosts”
  • Turning the Tables on the Badgebullies–Complaining the Hosts Make “Unreasonable Noise”
  • Musicman Mike True’s Account
  • Camp Paradise’s/Santa Cruz Service Corps’s  Larry Templeton Update
  • Pat Kittle, Ed Howes, Hobo Lee on Dirty Campers in the Woods
  • Dangerous John T. on Officer Bulldog Brand
  • HUFF’s anti-electoral advice


This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

For the full Flashback including Thomas Leavitt’s Wake-Up Call (6+ hours), go to http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb080525.mp3 .

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

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer to help Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Donate blankets tents, and tarps to folks directly on the street (80% of the homeless population) either directly to those outside or through the Warming Center Project  at 831-234-9848.

Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for updates on the shivering majority, left outside and outside the law.

City Council has 2PM and 7 PM sessions on Tuesday March 27th

Rent Control Activists will speak at Oral Communications 5:30 PM on Tuesday and then Rally Outside at 6:30 PM Tuesday.

“Learn Your Rights” with the New Santa Cruz Rent Control Ordinances Now Supposedly In Force: Peace United Church 900 High St. 7-89:30 PM also on Tuesday.
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 3-21-18  at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific).  Coffee on the house.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 3-22-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM Public Comment on SCPD Chief Mills’ Cop Reorganization Plan, Food Not Bombs chatter, Vision Song Valerie’s Red Church Report

Other articles of note (compliments of RV Fulltimers):

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/20/18807555.php?show  

Tragic Irony: After Defeating U.S. Government, WAMM Shut Down By California Government

http://abc7.com/society/irvine-to-take-legal-action-against-county-over-homeless-camps/3241131/

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/homeless/article205931264.html
Homeless mental patients given ‘Greyhound therapy’ from Las Vegas could get a payout

Some O.C. residents want to help the homeless: Just don’t put them in our neighborhoods

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for the Latest Show – 3/22/2018  Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

Rainy Day Location!: HUFF meets at 11 AM 3-21-18 Wednesday at the Bagelry 320 Cedar St. (near Cedar and Maple)

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 3-21-18 at The Bagelry (320 Cedar St.).  

Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, will be closed, and the rainy weather makes meeting outside difficult.

On the agenda:

  • Reviewing Chief Andy Mills new “Community Policing” program, reviewed Tuesday night 3-20 7 PM at the City Council at City Hall.  The 184 page report–which makes little or no mention of the massive anti-homeless expenditures–is available along with other documents at http://scsire.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1074&doctype=AGENDA
  • Latest reports on folks lodging at the River St. (barbed wire Boneyard “no walk-in’s”) campground with possible tabling to gather concerns, complaints, and compliments
  • Review of SCPD stats of citations and arrests for the last month 
  • Fencing around Laurel St. Park and other anti-homeless activities
  • Updates from Venice, Monterey County, Manteca, Marysville, Santa Ana, and elsewhere
Stories of interest:  

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either as 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.

 

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.

Sunday 3-18-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Look Back at Activist David Silva; Flashback to 5-25-08

Current Stuff:

  • Last look at activist David Silva from his niece Nina
  • Checking in with the Forbidden Fence Decorating Festival Year Anniversary
  • Snatches and sparks from Just Outside the Rent Ordinance Discussion

 

 Flashback to May 25, 2008

  • Bathrobespierre Robert and Troublesome Thomas Leavitt discuss First Alarm Security harassment of the homeless
  • Flashback in a flashback: November 1997—Activist David Silva on Community TV Debating the Sleeping Ban Repeal Initiative of 1997 with Chris Wilder and Barbara Hall
  • Aly Ebrahimzadeh attorney and activist calls in on Sleeping Ban
  • Norse on SCPD’s “no recording” policy
  • Sgt. LeMoss’s Donna Deiss assault: Sara’s testimony
  • City Council gadfly Ed Davidson on reduced public input


This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

For the full Flashback including Thomas Leavitt’s Wake-Up Call (6+ hours), go to http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb080525.mp3 .

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

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer to help Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook.

Donate blankets tents, and tarps to folks directly on the street (80% of the homeless population) either directly to those outside or through the Warming Center Project  at 831-234-9848.

Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for updates on the shivering majority, left outside and outside the law.

City Council has a special 7 PM session on Community Policing Tuesday March 20.
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 3-21-18  at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific).  Coffee on the house.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 3-15-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM Boss Martin Bernal, Santa Cruz City Manager, on the River St. Campground and Matters Homeless, “Battling’ Bob Lamonika remembers “Dead On:” David Silva

Fresh from the latest City Council audio last Tuesday, City Manager Martin Bernal’s lengthy spotty update on the River St. Campground and supposed upcoming projects for the unhoused.

Street Stuff from Patrick Jones and his Roaddog in Berkeley

Occasional Parody Melodies from the Parody Project


Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for the Latest Show – 3/15/2018  Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

Special Meeting Today HUFF meets at 11 AM 3-14-18 Wednesday at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church on Pacific Ave.)

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] which has been meeting every other Wednesday, will hold a special meeting today to consider recent Sleeping Ban developments in Santa Cruz as well as ruminate on a memorial/protest for HUFF activist David Silva–who died overseas a few days ago of pneumonia.

The meeting will meet if necessary on the sidewalk outside the Sub Rosa (hopefully inside) because of uncertainty about the schedule

On the agenda:   Reviewing City Manager Bernal’s “Big Tent” report last night at City Council, the treatment of folks outside since the dispersal of the San Lorenzo Campground, conditions at the River St. “Boneyard” campground, reviewing police citations and arrests for February now available, reports of RV and carcamper harassment/seizure, and more…

Stories of interest:  

Despite the City of Santa Cruz opening in new homeless encampment, homeless men and women have spread out to other sites in the city

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either as 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.

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.

Sunday 3-11-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Interviews A-Plenty from the Pacific Avenue, Red Church, HUFF, and Bedraggled Doorways Flashback to December 4, 2011: after the Occupy Demolition

Current Stuff:

  • Pacific Avenue Palaver with Frozen-’n-Fucked Frenchie, Streetsinger Shade
  • A Brief David Silva Report from His Hospital Bed in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Anonymous and Up Front Voices from the Red Church on life outside the City’s Barbed Wire Boneyard Campground including Dreamcatcher, Julie Shaul, and other oldtimers
  • Beatback Brian and Two Rugged companions in a doorway
  • An older woman critiques the Winter Shelter
  • …and more

 

 Flashback to December 4, 2011

  • Classic Street Songstering from Phil Free and Skidmark Bob:  “Have a Happy Fuckin’ Day With”
  • Military Occupations Abroad
  • Turmoil in the Ocudome
  • Deputies Hit the Ocudome–Mike’s Report
  • Bank Evicts 103 Year Old Woman Story
  • Attorney/Activist Ed Frey Arrested While Copwatching
  • Lighthouse Linda Lemaster Boosts a Defense Benefit Fighting the Anti-Homeless Lodging Law


This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

For the full Flashback including Thomas Leavitt’s Wake-Up Call (6+ hours), go to http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb111204.mp3 .

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

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer to help Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook. Donate blankets tents, and tarps to folks directly on the street (80% of the homeless population) either directly or through the Warming Center Project  at 831-234-9848.

Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for updates on the shivering majority, left outside and outside the law.
 

HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 3-21-18  at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific).  Coffee on the house.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

Tonight 3-8-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM Brooding on Laura’s Law in San Francisco, Voices from the Street from Big Drum Brent; Denver Class Action Lawsuit To Stop Property Seizure

Spying from afar the “needles on wheels” 2002 Laura’s Law, described in greater detail at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura’s_Law

Our own local reactionaries pushing Lawyer’s Law locally:  http://takebacksantacruz.org/lauras-law/

Straight Stories from the Street via Brent Adams Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/


Hope Amidst the Horror from Denver Colorado: http://www.westword.com/news/denvers-homeless-class-action-lawsuit-could-end-in-trial-10035815


Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for the Latest Show – 3/8/2018  Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

HUFF meets early: 10:30 AM 3-7-18 Wednesday at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church on Pacific Ave.)

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will begin its meeting half an hour early if necessary on the sidewalk outside the Sub Rosa (hopefully inside), but definitely moving indoors by 11 AM.

On the agenda:   Reviewing the phony PACT expenditures “cleaning up the downtown”, spotlighting Chief Mills’s busts of refugees from the San Lorenzo Campground after its closing last Wednesday, the psuedo-census of the SCPD grilling “homeless-looking” folks around the downtown in the days that followed, strategies for advising those outside to resist blueshirt and greenshirt bullying, a hard look at the new Boneyard barbedwire River St. campground, and more…all, with coffee.

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either as 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.

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.