CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10 AM 11-7 at the Sub Rosa to finalize Community Survival Camp in for 4 PM Thursday November 15th when the River Street Campground Closes

ISSUES
  • Report of the Location Committee on Primary and Follow-Up Locations
  • Flyer distribution for the November 15 Community Survival Campground
  • Outreach to unhoused folks regarding the Campground Protest; Poll Results
  • Expanded endorsements for the Campground Action
  • Possible legal ramifications of the Campground Action
  • Speakers, Music, and Additional Aspects to the Action
  • Bathroom Barricade:  Report on new P & R Boss Tony Elliot –Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Linking the Bathroom Struggle with the Campground Action

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Awaiting P & R Justification for Closing the San Lorenzo Bathrooms
                     +++ Confronting the New City Council Winners
                     +++ Dialogue with Tony Elliot on Free Radio Santa Cruz 6:30 PM Thursday 11-8 at www.freakradio.org .
  • Join the 4 PM Nov 15th Campground Expedition in front of the main Post Office
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

Vote for the Best Spot to Camp as City Council Abandons the Homeless Camp November 15th

Polling Folks Outside for November 15th
by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com)
Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 9:06 AM
This poll was distributed yesterday at the Red Church meal and will be made available to unhoused (and housed) folks throughout the City to provide input for the march on November 15th to begin at the Town Clock and lead to a Campsite.
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You may also e-mail your vote to rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com or leave it at the Food Not Bombs literature table Sat/Sun 4-6 PM just outside the main Post Office fence or at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific Ave. when it’s open.

More info at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/01/18818652.php (“More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty”)

Even more info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/24/18818475.php (“Campground Crisis As Winter Approaches”)

§History of the Campground Controversy

by Robert Norse Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 9:06 AM
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A detailed account of the last year’s slitherings of the City Council and staff to present the illusion of shelter which actually covers only a small fraction of those outside in Santa Cruz. And even less this winter than last winter.
TO DOWNLOAD THESE FLYERS AND MAKE COMMENTS,

Sunday 11-04-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: The Yes on M Street Protest Against Landlord Darius Mohsenin; Differing Views on “Lesser Evil Voting”, & Chatter from the Sidewalk

  • Katzenjammer Keith McHenry’s Friendship-not-Fences Update
  • Barks, Bellows, and Backstory on the latest anti-homeless establishment antics from Streetlife Savvy Voices of Joey, Jerry, George, Andrew, Tim, Lee, and more…
  • Pacific Grove palaver on tiny Safe Parking Zones for vehicle home folks there
  • Sacramento slickster Supervisor scrambles to find ways around the Martin v. Boise civil rights decision
  • Takin’ to the Streets to Fight for Measure M and Proposition 10: Rent Control and Just Eviction Protection
  • Tau, Zav, and other Students United with Renters Confront “Racist Slumlord” Darius Mohsenin
  • “Lesser-Evil” Voting–Pro and Con:  Full Articles at https://www.counterpunch.org/.../a-less-long-and-rambling-response-to-lesser -evil-voting/ .
Grains of Gold from Jemstone Julie of RV Fulltimers

 Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM if and when a new transmitter site appears.

Archives today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.htm

Tonight’s Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show airs tonight (11-1) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Flashback to February 12, 2006

We still offer a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!

Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Latest Show – 11/01/2018  Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.”

A delay in resolving technical problems (now resolved) means we’ll be flashing back after a brief introduction to February 16, 2006 which includes:
  • The aftermath of the Spygate scandal involving SCPD’s then-Deputy Chief Kevin Vogel and his rubberstamping of political surveillance of the First Night DIY march of two months before.
  • Caustic deconstruction of Public Police Oversight Auditor Bob Arenson’s report critiqueing the SCPD’s spy activities–Arenson’s one public positive action in supposedly monitoring SCPD misbehavior.
The ultimate outcome:  Vogel was not punished but rewarded for his airbrushing of the situation and then, typically, appointed Police Chief.  He later “retired” under a cloud of scandal for having secretly kept an ICE agent in the police station and colluded with a February 2017 ICE raid. 

COMING UP TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY:
  • Tonight 6-9 PM  Restorative Justice Panel at the Resource Center for Non-Violence 612 Ocean St.
  • Friday 5:30 PM-7PM   March Against Racist Landlords   Town Clock
  • Saturday noon-3 PM   Really FREE Market   Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific Ave.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets at 10 AM followed by HUFF at 11 on Wednesday 10-31) in Halloween Hooplah to plan Community Survival Camp in November

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-31-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.   Conscience and Action  meets the same day at the same place at 10 AM  (an hour before the HUFFmeet). 
Possible action items:



CONSCIENCE AND ACTION ISSUES

  • Flyer distribution for the November 15 Community Survival Campground
  • Expanded endorsements for the Campground Action
  • Possible legal ramifications of the Campground Action
  • Outreach to and Input from the Unhoused Community
  • Bathroom Battleplans–Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Hard Cop, Soft Cop Approach to new P & R Boss Tony Elliot

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Reviewing Ursula’s “Vanishing Vandalism” Analysis 
                     +++ Cornering the Council Candidate’s on Lavatory Liberation
                   +++ Mocking the Meanness with Street Theater and/or Radio Play
HUFF ITEMS
  • “If Only They Had Organized…”–Response to the Latest Sudden Closure Announcement of the Barbedwire Boneyard River St. Campground
  • Forming a Chapter of the Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless to join Salinas, Marysville and other state Chapters allied with the Poor People’s Campaign
  • Civil Rights Watch for the Unhoused Majority Facing the Usual Dispersal and Harassment as Winter Approaches
  • Follow-up and lead-up actions in the Bathroom Battle: Knockin on Tony Elliot’s door (the new P & R czar).
  • Seeking Answers from Police Chief Andy Mills for his Latest “Trespass/Closed Area/Camping Ban” Citation Strategy
  • Strategies for Resistance: Advice to Homeless Sleepers Facing Cop Rousts
  • Independent HUFF strategy for shifting the dialogue from Token Winter Shelter to Broad Support for Homeless Encampments

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

Sunday 10-28-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides:Pat Malo on Reefer Madness Regs, Deconstructing Opposition to Rent Control, & Flashbacks Galore!

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM  

Archives today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

CURRENT STUFF
  • Marijuana Man-on-the-Scene Pat Malo Reviews City and County Crackdown on “Legal” Marijuana Through High Taxes and Cut Back Cultivation
  • Voices From the Shadows:  Red Church and Pacific Avenue Snippets
  • A Downtown Worker Critiques Police Power and Merchant Bigotry
  • Analyzing the Fear Flashes from the Anti-Prop M Voices Opposing Local Rent Control
  • “Whip ‘Em Into Shape” Wes White Reviews the Salinas Swamp

FLASHBACKS APLENTY…as activists in 2018 Consider Another Homeless Encampment Protest
  • Summer 1989: then-Attorney Grinning Ray Grueneich Attacks Torture Locally on John Sanditch’s KZSC Talkabout Show  
  • July 13, 1989 :  KPFA on S.F. Homeless Protest Building Takeovers
  • July 28, 1989   KUSP News Broadcast on Homeless Activist River St. Shelter Occupation
  • July 3 1990 Broadcast Discussing the Next Day’s 4th of July Homeless Congress in Santa Cruz
  • July 22, 2010 First Half of the Free Radio Broadcast Covering the Ongoing PeaceCamp 2010 Occupation at the County Building with Curbhugger Chris Doyen & Others  (Full show available at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb100722.mp3 )

Tonight’s Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show airs tonight (10-25) at 6 PM at 101.3 FM: Deconstructing City Deception and Doubletalk–Fencing Out the Homeless (and the Community), Shutting Down Shelter, and City Council Silence

The show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Latest Show – 10/25/2018  Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.” 

On the show:

  • Bathrobespierre Robert’s Rude Interruptions of City Manager Martin Bernal’s Cover-Story of the Campground Closure
  • Musical Interruptions by Right-to-Roar Ray Zimmerman
  • A Line of Sharp-Tongued Speakers at City Council’s 10-23 Oral Communications Period
Extra Credit for Eager Investigators:

NO FORMAL HUFF MEETING TODAY but all are welcome to join Conscience and Action today (10-24) as it confronts the latest Council’s Rubberstamping of Staff “Hide Out or Get Out” Policies

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 10-31-18 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.   Conscience and Action  will be meeting today (10-24) at the Sub Rosa at 11 AM.

Possible action items:

  • The Compassion-Free City Council:  Responding to Last Night’s Official Silence on the Campground Closing, Winter Shelter Deficit, Ongoing Citation Process, and Ignoring of the Boise Decision
  • Demanding D.A. Rosell Follow the S.F. “No More Homeless Camping Prosecutions”
  • Encampment Action Supporting Measure M and Out-of-Town Cash Corruption
  • Bathroom Battleplans–Next Steps in the Struggle for Safe Shitting:  

                     +++ Hard Cop, Soft Cop Approach to new P & R Boss Tony Elliot

                     +++ “Get Into the Bathroom Free” Codes Distributed to the Rabble
                   +++ Reviewing Ursula’s “Vanishing Vandalism” Analysis 
                     +++ Cornering the Council Candidate’s on Lavatory Liberation
                   +++ Mocking the Meanness with Street Theater and/or Radio Play
Hot Blasts from HUFFland:
                     

  •   Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   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.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM and freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty

More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty

Make your voice heard at City Council – Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:00PM - Santa Cruz City Hall – 809 Center St, Santa Cruz
Free meal provided

Santa Cruz awarded $3.3 million for homeless…Closes the River Street Camp and pubic parks?

On October 17th, Sentinel journalist, Jessica York, reported that the River Street Campground will be shut down in November, with some of its members relocated into a scaled down Winter Shelter program at the VFW Hall on 7th Avenue. The VFW site will sleep  60 people and open only during evening hours, with a first-come, first-served model that does not allow pets and has limited possession storage.

On the same day that the Sentinel announced the closing of the River Street Campground city officials fenced off San Lorenzo and Grant Street Parks, closed its bathrooms and posted signs saying “PARK CLOSED Until further notice for – Focused Maintenance – Public Safety”. Workers started to replace the fence at the Post Office with a permanent iron fence  on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Private security guards were busy rousting homeless people from the San Lorenzo telling them to cross the river into downtown. The city has already fenced off Garfield, Star of the Sea, and Laurel Parks, closed the Louden Nelson bathrooms  and is stepping up harassment of those without housing seeking a place to rest downtown.

Santa Cruz currently has no walk-in shelter with long waiting lists for programs at the Homeless Services Center.  Police and rangers are also violating the Martin v. City of Boise – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against ticketing and arresting people who have no place to sleep subjecting local homeless community members to what the court says is cruel and unusual punishment. The waiting list at the River Street Shelter is closed.

The County of Santa Cruz was just awarded  $3.3 million in State and federal grants to help house homeless individuals and families yet few are being housed and instead they are being fenced out of public space.

Join us and speak out at City Council.  – Call 1-800-884-1136 to get involved

Attachments area

Sunday 10-21-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: Planning Peaceful Protest at City Hall Tuesday, Red Church Round-Up, Whirlwind Wes White of Salinas, Berkeley’s Mike Zint, & New (very old) 1996 Flashbacks

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM  

Archives today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

CURRENT STUFF
  • A Small Group of Activists React to “Less Winter Shelter, More Winter Fences” 
  • Interviews with Victims of the City’s Shifting Anti-Homeless Narrative
  • Shopping Cart Shutdown in Salinas–Coming this Tuesday
  • Anti-Homeless Hogwash Laws in Berkeley–the Mike Zint Report

FLASHBACK TO March 1996 (Partial show is at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/F%20BB%203-13-96%20cont.mp3)
  • Token Police Review by the Citizens Police Review Board–Folly or Fluff
  • “Friends of the Library” Tries to Stifle Flyer Distribution on the Porch of the Civic
  • Interviews and Call-in’s in the 2nd Week of the 8 Month Long City Hall Sleepers Vigil
  • Dragonsheart Dan Hopkins, Shitkicker Sean Alemi, Crossroads Chris Brozda, Skidmark Bob Duran, and other voices of those who have passed or passed on…
  • Many a Sleepingban Buster Song from Bathrobespierre & Others


FURTHER FLASHES FROM JUNGLE-SAVY JULIE: