6 PM tonight 11-2-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Cannabis Activist Pat Malo and Tenants Rights Worker Cynthia Berger Speak Out

The audio of the Sleep Tight Protest protesting unfair evictions and fair relocation funding for the tenants of 127 Ocean St. will be broadcast (hopefully) on Sunday at 10 AM as part of the 9:30 AM-2 PM show.

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171102.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  For more direct information on the folks sleeping at night in San Lorenzo Park, talk with them directly there.

Google “Santa Cruz Tenants” to make contact with local tenants rights group.

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

HUFF MEETING WEDNESDAY (11-1) 11 AM 11-1-17 at the Sub Rosa Cafe in Post-Halloween Huddle–Creepy Crawly Caffeine Will be Provided

We’re back at the usual Sub Rosa Cafe 11 AM meeting Wednesday November 1st.   HUFF will likely continue on a bi-weekly schedule with though that will be decided by those attending.   This decision was made to accommodate Monterey County activists currently fighting the Lapis Road Residential Vehicle Homeowner Struggle who have to come a longer distance.

Topics coming up will be activist Phil Posner’s survey of the San Lorenzo (de facto) Campground taken two weeks ago; solidarity between renters and houseless folks and the latest renter protection protest at the Sleep Tight apartments; adjourning to look over SCPD and P & R records detailing the current use of Stay-Away’s; updates from the federal court decision Tuesday allowing BART to deport homeless from the Here and There (formerly First They Came for the Homeless) encampment, from Sacramento’s trial against the City’s Camping Ban, and more….

Also up for discussion, HUFF’s position regarding SCPD Chief Mills supposed “liberal” “no nighttime camping busts” policy as contrasted with continuing harassment of the unhoused downtown for trivial offenses.  The latest Sentinel Jessica York media spin is at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20171030/santa-cruz-county-hepatitis-a-outbreak-tapers-benchlands-homeless-camp-grows while SCPD Chief Mills has alarmed some RV dwellers and survival sleepers-in-cars with his apparent plan to “assign five police lieutenants to individual neighborhoods to focus on each area’s looming issues, such as recreational vehicles parked for extended times in Westside neighborhoods.” (See http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20171025/new-santa-cruz-police-chief-intends-to-reshape-department-priorities?source=most_viewed )

Please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown. And also note the harassment actions against homeless in downtown, residential, and business areas where ticketing apparently has continued and possibly intensified.

The supposed “liberal” Mills policy means little if police and rangers are ticketing sleepers for “other crimes” on public property such as being in a park after dark, smoking, blocking the sidewalk, lodging, trespass, etc.

We have few if any reports of police and ranger use of the newly expanded Stay-Away law.  Its selective enforcement powers  are described at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/12/18802845.php (“Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside“)   The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of this abusive process for the last 9 months as has Parks and Recreation–after much prompting.   Help HUFF document this wretched recordto uncover the obvious pattern of enforcement which largely impacts houseless people.  We’ll be hoping to look into some of the records after the HUFF meeting.

You can also help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).

If meetings aren’t your thing, but you  wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833.

Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday & Sunday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377.

Or go on line to the facebook page of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.   FNB activists fear an upsurge of pressure against the downtown meals near the post office as follow up to the “coaxed removal” of the homeless encampment there.   Sign up to support their Emergency Response Network by contacting them through Facebook or in person at the Saturday and Sunday meals.  The idea is to quickly gather in numbers if city authorities attempt to shut down the meal.

 

Sunday October 29, 2017 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM–a Flashback-Free Show Packed with Interviews and Updates from Berkeley, Marina, and Santa Cruz

The show also streams at freakradio.org.

Updates:  the latest Encompass management interference and censorship at MHCAN with the apparent complicity of its Board of Directors; Wildfire of the Lapis Road Home Residents Tries to Talk Sense to a Self-Deluding Deputy; Berkeley Poor Tour Activist Mike Zint Fires Away at the Latest Attack on the Self-Supporting Berkeley Encampment Here…There (formerly First they Came for the Homeless); Brent Adams on S.C. Police Chief Andy Mills “Tolerance for Now at San Lorenzo Park” Policy; Community Homeless Voices from the Post Office Sidewalk; Mama Shannon Blasts Perjury-Prone Rangers; and more!

Apologies for the faulty archiving of last Sunday’s Flashback-Heavy show at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171022.mp3  .   Go instead to the Lost Shows archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html where the 10-22 show should be archived in the next few days.

That show includes never before played from 1988 featuring the voices of many Sleeping Ban fighterincluding Jane Imler, Linda Edwards, Rocky Stone, Ray Grueneich and Brian Koepke. 

Specifically:  (1) the 7-12-88 City Council crushing of its own Human Relations Task Force resolution to humanize the Sleeping Ban.

                       (2) KZSC 10-16-88 Interview of City Council candidate and Homeless Elder “Calamity” Jane Imler, “Bubbah” Brian Koepke, and Lighthouse Linda Lemaster

                       (3) KZSC 11-11-88 Discussion of the Court and Street struggle to restore Human Rights in Santa Cruz featuring Bathrobespierre Robert, “Grinning” Ray Grueniech, Greatheart Charles Gray, and others.

                       (4)  Oral Communication Homeless Protests from the last three City Council meetings of 1988

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to San Lorenzo Park and under frequent bigot scrutiny and attack there.   Join Food Not Bombs locally.  Sign up for the Emergency Response Network to defend Food Not Bombs as well as the San Lorenzo Sleepers. 

 

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

 

Later in the day after the show has aired, the Sunday 10-1 show archives in part at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171022.mp3

Upcoming:  Rent Control Protest Outside City Council 4:30-6:30 PM Tuesday October 24
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6 PM tonight 10-26-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Updates and Impressions of the unofficial San Lorenzo Park Safe zone and a Roundtable Discussion of Emergency Court Action Defending the First They Came for the Homeless Berkeley Encampment

The 10-24-17 Flashpoints Show replayed during the 2nd hour is at https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=271630 .   More on the Community Resistance to BART’s attack on the Here and There (formerly First They Came for the Homeless/Poor Tour) Berkeley encampment at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/23/18803858.php .

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171026.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  For more direct information on the folks sleeping at night in San Lorenzo Park, talk with them directly there.

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

More HUFF Hibernation… NO MEETING TODAY (10-25) Next regularly scheduled meeting 11 AM 11-1-17 Wednesday at the Sub Rosa Cafe

The usual Sub Rosa Cafe 11 AM meeting today (Wednesday October 24) is cancelled..   HUFF has gone onto a bi-weekly schedule with the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday November 1st. at 703 Pacific.   This decision was made to accommodate Monterey County activists currently fighting the Lapis Road Residential Vehicle Homeowner Struggle who have to come a longer distance as well as acknowledge the dwindling number of local HUFFsters attending weekly.

On KZSC’s Talkabout show Wednesday 10-25  7:45 PM , Bathrobespierre Robert talks about the latest SCPD gambit with Chief Mill’s “no tickets 9 PM to 6 AM unless there is a complaint by someone in control of that property or some other crime or nuisance behavior is taking place.”

Updates tomorrow Thursday 10-26 6:30 PM at 101.3 FM (also freakradio.org) on the 6-8 PM Bathrobepierre’s Broadsides show regarding the Poor Tour/First They Came for the Homeless encampment in Berkeley, and Tuesday doings around the Rent Control organizing, the visit of Bandelero Bob Aronson (S.C. Police “Auditor”), and the “no protests, please!”  S.C. Coalition on Homelessness–if we can get ‘em.

If anyone went to the Tuesday gatherings, please contact me at 423-4833 for updates.  Personal health problems, unseasonable heat, and transportation problems kept me away.

See SCPD Chief Mills and mainstream media statements are available at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20171016/santa-cruz-police-chief-displaces-homeless-by-post-office-softens-sleeping-ban and http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20171014/andrew-g-mills-homeless-problem-demands-action-and-scpd-is-acting

Also please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown.

The supposed “liberal” Mills policy means little if police and rangers are ticketing sleepers for “other crimes” on public property such as being in a park after dark, smoking, blocking the sidewalk, lodging, trespass, etc.

We have few if any reports of police and ranger use of the newly expanded Stay-Away law.  Its selective enforcement powers  are described at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/12/18802845.php (“Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside“)   The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of this abusive process for the last 9 months as has Parks and Recreation–after much prompting.   Help HUFF document this wretched recordto uncover the obvious pattern of enforcement which largely impacts houseless people.

You can also help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).

If meetings aren’t your thing, but you  wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833.

Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday & Sunday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377.

Or go on line to the facebook page of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.   FNB activists fear an upsurge of pressure against the downtown meals near the post office as follow up to the “coaxed removal” of the homeless encampment there.   Sign up to support their Emergency Response Network by contacting them through Facebook or in person at the Saturday and Sunday meals.  The idea is to quickly gather in numbers if city authorities attempt to shut down the meal.

 

Sunday October 22, 2017 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides– An Hour of 2017 Updates Plus a 1988 Extravaganza of Flashbacks on 101.3 FM and/or freakradio.org

Updates:  a Salute to National Fight Against Police Brutality Day (October 24th), and the usual gloomy City Council prospects at their 10-24 meeting.

Part 2 of the recent KSCO Interview/Savaging of Katzenjammer Keith McHenry (Part 1 can be found archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171019.mp3  (1 hour and 13 minutes into the audio file).


Flashback audio never before played from 1988 featuring the voices of many Sleeping Ban fighters including Jane Imler, Linda Edwards, Rocky Stone, Ray Grueneich and Brian Koepke.


Specifically:  (1) the 7-12-88 City Council crushing of its own Human Relations Task Force resolution to humanize the Sleeping Ban.

                       (2) KZSC 10-16-88 Interview of City Council candidate and Homeless Elder “Calamity” Jane Imler, “Bubbah” Brian Koepke, and Lighthouse Linda Lemaster

                       (3) KZSC 11-11-88 Discussion of the Court and Street struggle to restore Human Rights in Santa Cruz featuring Bathrobespierre Robert, “Grinning” Ray Grueniech, Greatheart Charles Gray, and others.

                       (4)  Oral Communication Homeless Protests from the last three City Council meetings of 1988

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to San Lorenzo Park and under frequent bigot scrutiny and attack there.   Join Food Not Bombs locally.  Sign up for the Emergency Response Netowork to defend Food Not Bombs as well as the San Lorenzo Sleepers.

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

 

Later in the day after the show has aired, the Sunday 10-1 show archives in part at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171022.mp3

Upcoming:  Rent Control Protest Outside City Council 4:30-6:30 PM Tuesday October 24

6 PM tonight 10-19-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Rubbertramp Wildfire on RV Struggle; KSCO Listeners Savage Keith McHenry; Slyshoes Sandra Loranger Serves Food and Time + Updates on Upcoming Meetings

The full KSCO show from 10-14-17 is available on the KSCO.com website at http://ksco.com/shows/39370-the-saturday-special .

Read about the struggles of the SWAP (Soup Without a Permit) Team in 1988-1989 and the early days of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom) at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/streetsheet/street-shit-sheet-31-50%20(September%2020th,%201988%20-%20February%2015th,%201989).pdf  (stories on soup-snatching by police begin on p.54, issue #43 of the Street Shit Sheet.

Check out the proposed Commercial Cannabis Regulations going before tonight’s Planning Commission at http://scsire.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub_plancom/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=935&doctype=AGENDA .  (Meeting starts at 7 PM).

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171019.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to the Main Post Office, or where ever the struggle is raging..

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

HUFF settles into slumber: NO MEETING TODAY (10-18) Next regularly scheduled meeting 11 AM 11-1-17 ? Wednesday at the Sub Rosa Cafe

The usual Sub Rosa Cafe 11 AM meeting today (Wednesday October 11) is cancelled, as is next week’s.   HUFF has gone onto a bi-weekly schedule with the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday November 1st. at 703 Pacific.   This decision was made to accommodate Monterey County activists currently fighting the Lapis Road Residential Vehicle Homeowner Struggle.    Tune in for Lapis Road updates tomorrow 6:30 PM at 101.3 FM (also freakradio.org) on the 6-8 PM Bathrobepierre’s Broadsides show.

Portland, OR is reportedly moving incrementally out of the Middle Ages by allow limited RV survival sleeping–IF folks can find a private property owner willing–always the problem. Check out

http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/10/15/portland-will-allow-overnight-rv-camping-and-tiny-homes-on-private-property/

Also up for analysis, discussion, and critiquing will be the latest actions of SCPD Chief Andy Mills and his no Camping tickets 9 PM-6 AM “unless there is a complaint by someone in control of that property or some other crime or nuisance behavior is taking place.”

See latest Mills and mainstream media statements at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20171016/santa-cruz-police-chief-displaces-homeless-by-post-office-softens-sleeping-ban and http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20171014/andrew-g-mills-homeless-problem-demands-action-and-scpd-is-acting

There is some commentary on-line in the generally reactionary Disqis section of the two articles above as well as at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20171016/letter-not-all-property-owners-can-make-a-complaint .

“Trollbuster” (i.e. anti-homeless abuser) sentiment is being mouthed freely on line and may be a precursor to violent actions.  Please report any problems at 423-4833 (the HUFF line).

Politician and polemicist Steve Pleich gives a partial update on the upsurge of anti-homeless laws and policies in Santa Cruz spearheaded by City Manager Martin Bernal at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/15/18803631.php (“Community Remains in the “Shadow of Bell v. Boise”.  His local ACLU (where Steve is vice-Chair), however, rather than take stronger stands covers its relative docility by claiming it “must wait for an okay” from the Northern California ACLU.  His Chairmanship of the Board of MHCAN (Mental Health Clients Network) has been marked by secrecy, backroom dealing, and ultimately a failure to protect the previous powers of that organization with the food bank eliminated, a security guard now required, and public hearings put off a year.

Pleich is also working with activist Phil Posner on establishing an identified legal sleeping and storage zone–the Depot idea proposed 2 years ago.

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Sunday October 15, 2017 9:30 AM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides– Updates on the Destruction of the Post Office Encampment and Flashing Back to February 2, 1999–John Malkin on the SCPD, Ed Frey on D.A. Corruption, & Smothering Sleeping Ban Reform

Updates on the Lapis Road struggle in Monterey from activist Wes White;  Abbi Samuels and Ricardo Lopez on the Deportation of the Homeless at the Main Post Office, speakers at the MHAN speakout, the death of Frank Lopez, and more…

And a flashback 18 years ago when the struggle against the Sleeping Ban was raging strongly.

The original flashback show can also be heard then click on February 2, 1999 (Parts 1-4) at http://huffsantacruz.org/archive99

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to the Post Office and repeatedly warned they will be forced to dispersed without a legal spot to go to.  Join Food Not Bombs locally.  They are organizing support actions for those whose only resting place is an illegal piece of sidewalk.

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

Later in the day after the show has aired, the Sunday 10-1 show archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171015.mp3

6 PM tonight 10-12-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Updates

Berkeley’s former First They Came for the Homeless encampment (now called “Here and There”), more Julia Vinograd poetry, and some pirated parody!

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171012.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to the Main Post Office, or where ever the struggle is raging..

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.