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Council defied the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the
last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their
homes by accepting at $750,000 federal grant for more SCPD enforcement
(2 “Community Service” Officers) targeting minors
and tobacco sellers. More expensive and repressive drug war and more
powers to an unrestrained local police force that is neither
transparent, accountable, nor a peace force.
No report from the Police Chief’s Closed Committee is on the September 8th Agenda coming up.
D.A. and the SCPD have not dropped inflated and groundless felony
charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending his friend Ben’s
vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC
“shelter-in-place” guidelines. His next hearing is October
6th. Police continue to cite and harass Ben in spite of the CDC
requirements and the
v. Boise decision prohibiting such official terrorism.
Not Bombs activist, continues to face criminal charges for moving
several tubs across the street attempting to assist homeless people
dealing with Mills massive police raid on the encampment next to the
downtown Post Office back in March.
reports indicate the typical “emergency shelter” discrimination at the
evacuation refugee camps favoring recently arrived middle class homeless
against more impoverished long-term local unhoused folks.
indication that vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down there.
OF THE POLICE MOBBING OF MARTY AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA
ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
*** “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry’s Saturday Report from Food not Bombs Central
*** Establishment Interview with Defund-the-Police Portland Mayoral Candidate Sarah Iannarone at https://katu.com/news/your-voice-your-vote/extended-interview-with-sarah-iannarone-candidate-for-portland-mayor
*** “Oust the Ostriches” Alicia Kuhl in an August 14 Interview on her City Council Campaign
*** Bard and Barnstormer David Rovics Reviews the Tenant Crisis in Portland, OR
*** “Scope It Out” Scott Graham and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse Growl Gloomy Predictions for the Upcoming 9-8 Shitty Council Meeting and its Rubberstamped Public-Excluded Agenda
*** Serg Kagno on Fire Evacuation Shelter in mid-August with a Street Salute from Merryweather Mike
*** Activists at the Town Clock Advise on Best Sources for Protest Announcements
*** More Police Killings Uncovered in the Daily Headlines
*** Lefties Survey the 100-Night Long Portland Protest and the Killings There in a segment of Baltimore’s “The Real News” Stir Crazy Panel Discussion at https://therealnews.com/stories/from-kenosha-to-cali-cops-kill-for-sport
*** Berkeley Street Spirit Newspaper Distributor J.C. Orton Spreads Food and News Amidst Plague and Fire
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Act Locally or Regret Later
September 8th 1:30 PM Another Public-Excluded Sanitized Agenda of the
Santa Cruz City Council meeting frequently inaudible and unnecessarily
Full resources for ALL homeless whether inside or outside the County’s Containment Camp !
Tenant Resistance to the Unjust and Unconscionable Evictions on the September Horizon
on the lookout for City Mangler Martin Bernal’s County-funded Raids
against Pogonip Campsites “to protect against fire danger” with Hiway 9
paths now taped off and 24 hour “No Parking” signs posted.
FenceWatch to monitor SCPD attempts to close off Public Space as
they’ve three times done near the Post Office in their relentless
anti-homeless campaign in violation of CDC Shelter-in-Place guidelines.
Remove the Fences on Coral St. Protect and Provide Resources for the Survival Tents Along Hiway 1 at River St.
police pressure against many campsites citywide: Information is Power!
MASS PROTESTS THAT ACTUALLY ACT RATHER THAN TALK.
Call in street reports to
HUFF and the
Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow
back at 831-423-4833; Post your video on facebook and you-tube. Pass on protest times and places via Instagram, and
Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at theDaily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific seeking volunteers to pass on information and provide support.
Eat and organize at
FNB meals 1:30-5:30 weekdays, 4-6 Sat & Sun.
Legislative Rubberstampers of City Manager Martin Bernal and County
Potentates Restore Actual Public Meetings instead of Closed Door On-Line
City Hall (420-5020) and the Board of Supervisors (454-2200) or Rattle
the Windows of these Toxic Pretenders where They Work & Live to
Defunding Police Agencies to secure safety & services.
the streets to Insist that City Manager Bernal and Chief Mills stop the
sweeps of homeless encampments–violating the CDC directive and halt $$
for these and other police terror sweeps.
for peaceful urgent Direct Action to enact these health & safety
measures if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills
Business and Corporate Pressure to Restore Massive Tourist “Business as
Usual” in the midst of a Pandemic of Unknown Dimensions
Prepare for the likely return of explicit anti-homeless police, business, and vigilante activity as “business-as-usual” resumes.
out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM either at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703
Pacific or in front of City Hall across from the Main Library downtown
meeting 9-10: phone 831-423-4833 for confirmation).
“Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless
Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, let other survival campers remain
are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run
triage zones (as at the Ross Camp site) now that Governor Newsom has
declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use.
Provide decent facilities for trash pick-up, washing,
drinkable water, and bathroom access.
the City to provide support for vehicular residents, water for those
outside, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levee, and decent
survival services citywide.
the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the pathetic and
all-in-the-same-room response of the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, and Laurel
St instead of the needed and promised motel rooms. These need to be
provided BEFORE symptoms develop, BEFORE testing, TARGETING the most
vulnerable but providing for all as the crisis escalates nation-wide.
immediate transfer of money to shelter the many rather than provide an
illusion by unsafely sheltering a few, while really providing protective
cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially
doing nothing for the great majority and allowing Mills’
police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest at will
as police are the only large gang allowed to publicly assemble.
Contact Chief Mills at email@example.com to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during
regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week. See
accountable City Hall NIMBY whenever they show up in public: Mayor
Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew
Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills,
& City Attorney Tony Condotti for Inciting the Ross Camp
Destruction, Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of
Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment
in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding
“adequate shelter options”.
Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice
in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter! Support
Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Plague Season
Wherever They Happen. Provide them with supplies.
peaceful action to open up buildings for Emergency Shelter as well as
an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass
on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the
oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”,
“blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and
“illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief
“Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix
City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing
encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not
be properly applied to the survival sleepers. Remember the bad history
so it’s not repeated!
Contact Alicia Kuhl to find more direct and effective ways to
support the next shelter-in-place encampments, legal challenges, and
fundamental police change throughout the City starved of food and
survival gear at 831-431-7766. DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR
& VOLUNTEER DURING THE CRISIS EVERY DAY AT FOOD NOT BOMBS Laurel & Front St. MEAL.
Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action
to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,
Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign
Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores
the Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs to
give directly to Food Not Bombs, the Felker St. Footbridge Services, the SC Homeless Union and other
Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to BadAss Mama at 831-431-7766
to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival
Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties &
Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to
Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for
Drinking, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, Electrical
Phone-Charging Hook-up’s and More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor
and Expose Cop Crackdowns
· Support Food Not Bombs, the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, and independent homeless activists by documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates &
Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates,
SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People, Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay
Area Landless People’s Alliance,
and more on Facebook. Then go out and do something!
Read Updates and Post Them on
Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
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If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.
Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!
Free Radio Santa Cruz still stands ready to dole out $300 for info
leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and
access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure). We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an
antenna–a backyard, a multistory home,
a high tree–help us spread the word. Help us so we can help you!