Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday May 5, 2024 show features an interview with “Backstory” Brent Adams, a report from refugees of the Harvey West survival camps+ more & a Flashback to August 23, 2007 looking back on the Homies for the Homeless protest

The Sunday May 5, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadside show includes:

  • “Backstory” Brent Adams reviewing his work in struggling to expand social services over the last decade
  • [4-28]  “Jus’ Tired” Jim on the day before City removal of the Harvey West survival encampment
  • [4-28]  “Airborne” Athena
  • The Listening Post:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4f9ulAAdJA on media smearing of student anti-genocide protests
  • Jack Ryan Rodreguez—his history as a displaced sometime homeless activist
  • [4-29]  Observing the police raid dispersing the  encampment.

The August 23, 2007 Flashback includes:  

  • Background and objectives of the August 12-19 extended Homies for the Homeless [HfH]protest at the S.C. City Council Courtyard.
  • https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/08/18/18441394.php?show_comments=1#18441626 [“Sleep Ban Fighters Regroup after Saturday Morning Police Raid”]
  • Reviewing the record of the SCPD at the HfH:the few citations, the Sentinel smears, PR police professional Zack Friend hostile account
  • Success and prospects of those fighting the Sleeping Ban
  • [8-18] Christopher Williams on phony resource packets handed out by SCPD—Shane, Amanda and John Barnett, on scene with 25 Sleepers​
  • Amisa on landlord restrictions about associating with “the homeless”
  • In-studio guest Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, former chair of the Homeless Issues Task Farce
  • Lee on his own psychological defensive weapons against anti-homeless harassment and Demone, Amanda, and John on the phony resource packets

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 2nd 2024 show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005 features police brutality against students and community at Tent University at the base of UCSC + fighting the City’s exclusion of grass distribution centers

The May 2nd Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005.  It includes: 

+++Commentary, discussion, and interviews around the police attack and use of pain compliance holds to drag away peaceful students at the edge of campus in the Tent University event they invited the community to attend.              

+++   [4-18] Rationale for the Bay and High Sts. Tent U protest: Ben More of NBC questions a protester             

+++   Marsa on specific concerns; university’s bureaucratic response; interview with a woodsie; CD-prep as police cars arrive             

+++   Phone chat with Linda Lemaster, Roger Mench, Dangerous John      +++   Marijuana provider Anita Henry discussing the Santa Cruz city ordinance effectively barring medical marijuana centers for 5 years

HUFF again goes informal with another “Loose Cannon” Informal Meeting at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Thursday May 2nd

HUFF “Loose Cannon” Agenda Suggestions 5-2-24  

      We’ll be following up on the Monday police raid against the survival encampment in and above Harvey West Park’s Friendship Garden.  This “Loose Cannon” meeting is more informal, run by HUFFster Athena.   The following are some of Robert’s suggestions for possible topics, but participants themselves decide leadership and agenda.. There will likely be snacks, though folks may have to bring their own drinks.  Bring snacks to share.

            Those with recording equipment are encouraged to record (with the permission of participants) some of the accounts for later on-line play or reference by HUFFsters unable to get to the meeting.

                                       Standard Stuff: Procedures and Reports

++++   Group decides on its own procedures such as Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ rules, Chair rotation

 ++++   Announcements and Street Reports

 ++++   Handouts: Flyer given out at Harvey West evictions;   Follow-up on Terran Whitley story; others TBA

           Possible Flashpoints for Action

++++    Follow-Up on and Assessment of Harvey West Documentation of April 29th Raid/Sweep

++++    A Second Arrest ofTerran Whitley an electric biker after the first brutal takedown near the Clearview Court RV park.

++++    Demand portapotties and trash containers at new encampment locations (if wanted by those camping there)

++++    Support for the new “U.S. Out of Gaza” Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Encampment at UCSC in the Quarry established Wednesday May 1st.

++++   Tabling and Info Gathering  at Coral St. the BDS Camp to prepare strategies against the next eviction.

++++   Keeping Contact with Watsonville Camps threatened with eviction.

++++   Assisting HUFFster Helga to follow up on her assault by police

++++   Forming UCSC homeless student connections with Meleah & RVsters

++++   Speaking out for WAMMM’s proposed dispensary on May 14 at City Council https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2024/03/31/18864695.php

++++   Rainy Daytime Weather SATURDAY MAY 4th 

                                              Usual Suspects

++++   Reports from government bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)

 ++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)

                                             Not to be Forgotten

  ++++  Follow-Up on Prior Projects such as Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

  ++++  Contact with Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Latest update on posting of Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures; 

  ++++ Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users;

  ++++ Assessing and expanding contacts made at Harvey West, Coral, Street, and elsewhere 

  ++++ Update on any photos taken and posted of stolen property;

  ++++ Drinkable Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere

  ++++ Possible Protest Targets Stop the Sweeps/Raids: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets 4-23    Other targets: ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes 

                                                If enough time and desire

 ++++   Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956

  ++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

  ++++  Legal: https://johnsonvgrantspass.com/ https://johnsonvgrantspass.com/media/f/statement-scotus-takes-up-johnson-v-grants-pass

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 28, 2024 show has an observer’s analysis of the first day of the UCB Gaza Protest, a gloomy report from LA on homeless rights and a Flashback to August 12, 2007 on the eve of the Homies for the Homeless protest

The Sunday April 28, 2024 show includes:

  • A UCB law student describes the first day of the “U.S. Out of Gaza” encampment protest in Berkeley
  • [4-21] Ready-to-Rough-It Robert Woodleaf on Armory problems and other Poverty Pimpster Updates
  • Woodleaf on MHCAN
  • [4-21] Kazoo seeks short pants and talks homeless clothing sources 
  • [4-24] Support for Gaza ceasefire at the Farmer’s Market: Bob, John, and Tem urge Saturday Ocean and Water protests 11 AM – 1 PM
  • [4-27] Peggy Lee Kennedy on the Fraser decision in the Garcia case exposing L.A. lying and fabrication in the 2018 seizure of homeless survival gear  

The Flashback to August 12, 2007 includes:

  • In-studio guests Los Angeles Community Action Network [LACAN] activists Lavita Myberg, General Dogun, and Joe Thomas came to town to support the Homes for the Homeless [HftH] protest slated for later that day (which lasted nearly a week). https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/08/13/18440341.php [Sir! No Sir! and Sleeping Ban Protest at City Hall]
  • Warren West recounts help and hurt from the Homeless Person’s Health Project [HPHP]
  • The LACAN three describe the fight to save SRO’s (Single Room Occupancy Hotels) and discuss Court defenses.
  •  Sidewalk interviews at the Petition to end the Sleeping Ban Boycott Bigotry at Bookshop Santa Cruz table: Nicole Barra, Karla
  • [8-6] Chris Williams on a stay-away order from Pacific Avenue
  • Three songs by Visionsong Valerie Christy; Mud at the SAFE night in front of New Leaf Market
  • [8-9] Nagasaki day numbness: Mama Val Promise on Swami’s tickets; dialogue with Cliff Brown & Allison, Deadman
  • Memories of recently dead Peter Stafford, psychedelic researcher
  • Crow in the studio; Madison strangling the phone lines.
  • Report from Basement-Level Baskett’s court of camping tickets dismissed with generic letter from the Homeless  [Lack of] Services Center
  • Latest federal Iraqi war legislation impacting local civil liberties—readings off the Counterpunch website​

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, April 25, 2024 show is a Flashback to August 26, 2007 features recent Homies for the Homeless protest at City Hall. street interviews, and a Peter Stafford memorial

The Thursday April 25, 2024 show is a Flashback to August 26, 2007. 

It includes:

  • Flashback-within-a-flashback: April 28, 1989 Santa Barbara activists Ed and Danny bump fists with Santa Cruzans
  • August 2007: Pregnant Canadian “bum” Margaret and Santa Cruz worker Lee muse on the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban Situation
  • Phone Interview with Lori Ann Tennison of Kalmazoo Homeless Action in Michigan—doing a Teach-In before their Human Rights Commission; picketing the manager’s house against restaurant discrimination; fighting 17 tickets for sleeping in Bronson Park; Bathrobespierre’s letter to the Mayor
  • The aftermath of Homies for the Homeless [HftH] —a 4-5 day sleepover on the City Hall grass—waiting for citations
  • [8-18-07] Three-tree parking lot harassment on Westcliff Drive; Busted with a Bunny on the sidewalk near Lulu Carpenter’s
  • Mike: Snagged for sitting on the Pacific Avenue sidewalk
  • Memorial thoughts for Peter Stafford, local psychedelic writer
  • Beggerbacker Becky Johnson: correspondence with vice-Mayor Ryan Connerty, analysis of Police PR smearmeister Zack Friend, discussion of the local ACLU’s liberal hypocrisy on homeless issues
  • John on HftH coverage in the SC Sentinel
  • [Aug 12-13]: 1st Night of the HftH sleepout with Batia and others
  • https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/inconvenient-truth/ 

More stories on the HftH protest:  

Back at the Sub Rosa Again: HUFF returns to 703 Pacific 1;30 PM Thursday 4-25 Coffee and Cookies under shelter from cloudy skies next to the Bike Church

HUFF Agenda Suggestions 4-25-24  

 Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation

 ++++    Passarounds & Handouts: TBA   Agenda Additions

 ++++   Announcements, Upcoming Events  U.S. End the Genocide Supply Protests TBA

 ++++   https://promiseinstitute.law.ucla.edu/case/garcia-v-city-of-los-angeles/  City Fraud

 ++++   Follow-up’s on old business not on the agenda

           Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   Review of Harvey West HUFF meeting and April 29 Camp Demolition Deadline

++++   Gaza Genocide Campus Co-ordination: Eyes on UCSC, Cabrillo  Sat 11-1 p.m. Ocean

++++   UCSC RV Camp & Town/Gown Homeless Organizing

++++   New Info onRatner/Matt, County Homeless Czar (Accountability for $$ spent) as prep for 5-18 10 a.m. Funding Matters PR march &/or End Raids/More Survival Camp Services

++++   Demands (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)

 ++++  Reports from government bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)

 ++++   Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)

  ++++  No Rain Predicted next week

                           Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s (any new info?)

  ++++  Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

  ++++  Coral St. & Harvey West: Contact Info with Survival Campers

  ++++  Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures posted at TeleCare?

  ++++  Updating CARE Court, Conservatorship, LPS protection weakening,

  ++++  Proposition 1011 Defeat; the New Local Challenge

  ++++  Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users?  Reggie Meisler Report?  Prospects for an in-streets HUFF meeting out on Delaware

  ++++  Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere; 

  ++++  Public Bathrooms; London Nelson Discrimination  Open Bathrooms at Night

  ++++ Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes 

                                                If enough time and desire

 ++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.

  ++++  “Stop the Sweeps” video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucOhaz6oadg

  ++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

  ++++  Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court of Wealth Protectors in Grants Pass v. Jackson  https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2023/23-175                         

   Delayed Net-Show Access

++++ BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOW: After 6 PM Thurs & 9:30 AM Sun go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on date 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 21, 2024 show features Katzenjammer Keith McHenry and HUFF at Harvey West plus a Flashback to October 30, 2004 with a slew of oldsters once young including Bruce Bratton, Anita Henry, Jason Paschal, and much more

The Sunday April 21st 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show includes: 

  • Interviews from HUFF‘s visit to Harvey West:  Sarah on the facilities at Harvey West and the follies of Coral St.’s Housing Matters
  • Greg B. on the merits of Bread and Roses
  • “Old Time” Toby on the “Don’t Feed the Monkeys” mentality of 2024 Santa Cruz towards those outside
  • “Castaway” Kelly–“bounced from place to place”…
  • McHenry on food and medical insecurity of seniors and the defeat of SB 1011 (the state anti-homeless bill)
  • McHenry on the successful lobbying and protests that brought down SB 1011 in Sacramento
  • Recent shelter shutouts in Santa Cruz and assorted local agonies and absurdities

The Flashback to October 30th 2005 includes:

  • Santa Cruz street musician C.J. Stock’s music from Before the Rain, his latest CD.
  • Pot War hysteria in Santa Cruz still intimidates City Council, preventing the establishment of dispensaries
  • [10-6] Richard & dog targeted by SFFD and SFPD for sleeping on the sidewalk and dog on the mall.
  • Update on the Metro Bus Driver’s strike
  • Butterfly’s dog Papillon gets a Host talking-to
  • [10-07] SF Coalition on Homelessness Willie Warren on local homeless folks getting tickets to elsewhere rather than shelter or housing as Katrina hurricane homeless get preference + SF marijuana costs
  • [10-08] Scavenger John Tims on his upcoming Santa Cruz trial and the SC Public Works Dept’s war on homeless recyclers
  • Caller Marion Fischer on the Transit strike
  • SAFE #92—Laughing defendant Hotrod Raport on his upcoming jury trial for open container and other infractions.
  • Kim on dubious Dominican Hospital days; Bob on cop threats for flying a “Need Work” while sitting on a public bench
  • Jason Paschal going to trial for metaphysical boothing without a permit, not “moving along” after an hour, and more
  • Tammy gets Shelter-Plus care in Boulder Creek through her coordinator; columnist Bruce Bratton at the Coffee Cart
  • Anita Henry in-studio guest on the marijuana-free Office of Compassionate Use proposal, dialogue with irate Glen on marijuana club requirements here and elsewhere; Andrea Morgan’s local experience
  • “Starbucks” with “Traveling Hungry and Ugly” sign gets “took my sign and told me to leave” police order from Cathcart and Pacific.
  • Report from Metro Strike picket line
  • Oral Communications on Unruly Parties and Decorum rules at City Council
  • A tad of the following Free Radio show “The Feminist Menace”

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, April 18, 2024 show is a Flashback Replay of a an interview with Mad in America author Robert Whitaker, interviewed by Coral Brune, Jennifer Gosk, and Bathrobespierre Robert probably from September 2004

The Thursday April 18, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to September 2004 or so.  Three lay people question phone guest Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America, Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. 

It includes:

  • Jennifer Gosk, Coral Brune, and Bathrobespierre Robert fired questions at Whitaker
  • Background of the better long-term outcomes for those with “schizophrenic” in “poorer” countries like India, Columbia, and Nigeria who weren’t using drugs as much compared with U.S., Russia, Japan, U.K. and other developed nations.
  • Excessive Dopamine as compensation followed by claim it was too many dopamine receptors apparently prompted by too much medication.  Discovery: Psychiatric “medications” made people more vulnerable to psychosis.
  • No clue about Cause of schizophrenia; cluster of symptoms; medical model triumphed because of financial motivation
  • Alternatives to forcing potentially harmful medication
  • Soteria House and R.D. Laing
  • 1950’sHistory of Psychiatric “Treatments”
  • Impact on Homelessness
  • More Ancient Psychiatric Torture as Treatment

HUFF presents more Free Form Follies with yet another “Loose Cannon” Informal Meeting at Harvey West Friendship Garden 4-18-24 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Snacks. Bring your own drinks.

HUFF “Loose Cannon” Agenda Suggestions 4-18-24  

      The 4-18-24 HUFF meeting is being held at the edge of the Harvey West survival encampments near Friendship Park.  We usually meet at the Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific Ave. next to the Bike Church 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  These “Loose Cannon” meetings  are more informal gatherings without the usual tight agenda constraints typical of those run by Robert (who may not make this meeting).   The following are some of Robert’s suggestions for possible topics, but participants themselves decide leadership and agenda.. There will likely be snacks, though folks may have to bring their own drinks.  Bring snacks to share.

            Those with recording equipment are encouraged to record (with the permission of participants) some of the accounts for later on-line play or reference by HUFFsters unable to get to the meeting.

                                       Standard Stuff: Procedures and Reports

++++   Group decides on its own procedures such as Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ rules, Chair rotation

 ++++   Announcements and Street Reports

 ++++   Handouts:  “We Stopped SB 1011 !” ; Cops Slam Terran Whitley story;

           Possible Flashpoints for Action

++++   Police brutality against Terran Whitley an electric biker near Clearview Court

++++   Follow-Up on Rumors  of an impending police crackdown at Harvey West  

++++   Tabling and Info Gathering  at Coral St. after confirmed raids/sweeps.

++++   Keeping Contact with Watsonville Camps threatened with eviction.

++++   Tabling Outside Lulu Carpenter’s in response to anti-homeless harassment

++++   Assisting HUFFster Helga to follow up on her assault by police

++++   Forming UCSC homeless student connections with Meleah & RVsters

++++   Speaking out for WAMM’s proposed dispensary on May 14 at City Council https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2024/03/31/18864695.php

                                              Usual Suspects

++++   Reports from government bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)

 ++++   Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)

                                             Not to be Forgotten

  ++++  Follow-Up on Prior Projects such as Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

  ++++  Contact with Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Latest update on posting of Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures; 

  ++++ Direct interviews with Tier 2 RV program users;

  ++++ Update on any photos taken and posted of stolen property;

  ++++ Drinkable Water accessibility at Harvey West, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere

  ++++  Possible Protest Targets Stop the Sweeps/Raids: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets 4-23    Other targets: ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes 

                                                If enough time and desire

 ++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956

  ++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

  ++++  Legal: https://johnsonvgrantspass.com/ https://johnsonvgrantspass.com/media/f/statement-scotus-takes-up-johnson-v-grants-pass

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 14, 2024 show is a Replay of the 4-11 HUFFmeet plus some Rovics song and commentary + a Flashback to 5-7-17 with Salinas’ Diana Blaylock, the Survival/Freedom Sleepers, and bits from 1995

The April 14, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadside show includes:

  • The 4-11 meeting of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom):  Upcoming protests, bad bills, and court calamities
  • David Rovics podcast “Linda Wiener’s Echo” (https://www.davidrovics.com/)
  • https://insider.govtech.com/california/news/san-jose-is-using-ai-to-detect-homeless-camps
  • Nutcracker Nick reports on brutal cop takedown of a biker near Clear View Court, and planned Watsonville sweeps of encampments
  • Morningside Monica tells of Manthri Srinath harassing a disabled woman on a public sidewalk near Lulu Carpenter’s
  • Tough-Trail Troy on recent sweeps, gentrification, and the need to document
  • Rovics’s podcast “The Rule of Law”: Myth vs. Reality
  • Athena’s report on how driving cafes off UCSC campus betrayed living wage promises & reduced student meal quality and quantity
  • Rovic’s “Up the Rebels” podcast: Landlord!

The Flashback to 5-7-17 includes:

  • Former RVster & recent tentsleeper Diana Blaylock of Salinas HEMP [Homeless Educated Minority Peoples] on Soledad Street Sweeps.
  • Bathrobespierre makes Santa Cruz Updates, Announcements, and Background
  • [5-2-17] Freedom Sleepers activist Abbi Samuels calls a meeting of activists and sleepers to discuss a proposed meeting with City Manager Bernal
  • Bathrobespierre, Holly, Phil Posner, Blue, Steve Pleich, Drummond, discuss pressure prospects for changing enforcement policies  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/05/18799186.php?show_comments=1#18799207
  • [5-3-24] Freedom SleepOut #95:  Pleich,  Sheree Peterson, Pat Colby, Free, Cynthia Berger, Keith McHenry, Dreamcatcher, Warren West, Blue
  • Flashback to Oct. 13, 1995:

              +++ Phil Free’s “Hospitality Nazis” song, Anti-Monogamy, Fighting harassment for Satirical songs as “Disturbing the Peace”, Spreading anti-homeless laws,

  • +++ Candlelight Kim Argula on cop beating of Aaron Mitchel—charges of excessive force upheld

             +++ Remembering Linda the Lark Edwards on Poverty Pimpery at Karen Gillette’s “Free Meal”             +++ Hotfoot Fire and Skyler on Single Parents having Housing Difficulties             +++ Searching (unsuccessfully) for the Ray McMann interview (14 ½ years jail for $8 theft and 15 minute trial, 3 years in solitary confinement), held in jail parole violation for 66 days)