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.  

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.  

Sunday 3-4-18 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Flashback Free! All Current Calamaties with special focus on the Destruction of the San Lorenzo Benchlands Campground and the new Barbed-Wire Boneyard

Current Stuff:

  • Interviews aplenty from City Manager-created refugees on the last days of the San Lorenzo Campground
  • Big Drum Brent Adams on the Boneyard River St. Campground with additional remarks by employees there
  • First They Came For the Homeless self-run encampment activist Stacy on the Berkeley Alternative
  • “Push Back”  Pat Colby on the Santa Cruz Street Scene
  • L.A.’s Peggy Lee Kennedy on the Fight Against the Beach Curfew
  • Gloomy gobs of grim from the last City Council meeting
  • On-going updates and looks back from Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry

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

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 grim details of the Boneyard River St. Campground.
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 3-7-11 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.

HUFF in the Wilds: Special meeting 10:15 AM Wednesday 2-28-18 at San Lorenzo Benchlands Look for the Protest Signs

We will be moving from our usual Sub Rosa location next to the Bike Church to the San Lorenzo Benchlands as the City forces campers to leave.

  PLEASE COME DOWN TO SAN LORENZO PARK TODAY TO ASSIST FOLKS:

    •   Help document the mass deportation to nowhere with audio and camera
    •   Assist, if you wish, in helping move homeless gear
    •   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


    UP FOR DISCUSSION AS WE EYEBALL THE BENCHLAND EVICTIONS:

  • More Reports from Santa Ana Riverbed Encampment,
  • Communicating with Other Encampments to the North and South
  • Stories from the Street Around Us

 

Several Suggested Strategies for Those Left Outside

A double-sided flier I circulated today and will do again tomorrow, energy willing. The San Lorenzo Benchlands area contains scores of tents which now face eviction. The “humanitarian” cover for this removal operation is a $90,000/month fenced off area on the edge of town at 1220 River St. with unclear access policies and three levels of policing (internal hosts, First Alarm Security outside, and a nearby mobile Police Substation.

The deadline for eviction tomorrow, according to workers at the River St. campground, is 11 AM. While I found numerous City-funded workers helping move homeless property from San Lorenzo to River St. today, there is clearly no place for most homeless people in the City to go.

HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) activists will be down at the San Lorenzo Campground to observe and document the eviction of the poorest in our community 10:15 AM Wednesday 2-28.  Join us and post any video you take.
Read more and make comments at

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/27/18807021.php

Flyer is at https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2018/02/27/campground_evictions__side_one.pdf
and https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2018/02/27/campground_evictions_side_two.pdf

LAST DAY OF THE SAN LORENZO CAMPGROUND? COME DOWN TO DOCUMENT THE CREATION OF INTERNAL REFUGEES!

According to Channel 8, today, Tuesday February 27th, is the last day for survival campers in the San Lorenzo Benchlands.  


      The only immediate campground alternatives is a barbed wire-ringed fenced-off space at the edge of town at 1220 River St.  It looks to be 1/3 the size of the current San Lorenzo campground.   Homeless people are considered too dangerous to be able to walk to and from the campground, so those using it must be ferried to and from.  It is reportedly already almost completely filled.  It costs $90,000 a month–which is likely far     more than was spent on San Lorenzo, with only a fraction of its clients.  Homeless advocates and homeless people were not consulted in its creation.  Its existence seems more of a fluffy PR cover for the elimination of the San Lorenzo campground with no real alternatives..

       The other “shelter alternative” is the Winter Shelter program slated to end in mid April. It involves body searches, strict entering and leaving times, and other aspects that make it unsuitable for many outside.  It is current limited to around 110 people.  There are no plans for a summer shelter program other than the “have your ‘Path to Housing’ cash or vouchers” ready program of the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center.

        Given these sober facts, it’s nonsense to believe government claims that San Lorenzo campers are being given a real alternative –at least for most.  Much of the ballyhoo around these “shelter proposals” seems simply to be a way of dressing up mass eviction & possible crackdown city-wide.

        The San Lorenzo campground was initially created as a “toleration” zone given the Hepatitis A epidemic.  Won’t removing the campground recreate the bad conditions?


       PLEASE COME DOWN TO SAN LORENZO PARK TODAY TO ASSIST FOLKS.

  •   Help document the mass deportation to nowhere with audio and camera
  •   Assist, if you wish, in helping move homeless gear
  •   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 from HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of the Warming Center or Food Not Bombs
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A LONGER E-MAIL WITH MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW

       PLEASE COME DOWN TO SAN LORENZO PARK TODAY 

    •   Help document the mass deportation to nowhere with audio and camera
  •   Assist, if you wish, in helping move homeless gear
  •   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.