Still in the Benchlands 11 AM Thursday September 23rd at the tables between County Building and the Survival Encampment: New Move on River Encampments?


Thoughts for an Agenda Prospects
  for Thursday’s (9-23) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting
 ​Diminishing numbers of participants and a lack of interest among San Lorenzo residents will most likely prompt a return to HUFF’s old meeting ground—the Sub Rosa–at its next get together on 9-23.  There’s also talk of reducing meeting frequency to twice a month rather than weekly.   Finally there is some interested in moving the day and perhaps the time of the HUFFmeet.   Come and weigh in if you’re interested.


  Latest Broodworthy Topics-      

+++ October Benchlands and River Eviction Notice


+++Excretia of the Special Shitty Council Meeting: A Positive HUFF Response


+++ Reports of regular police harassment in the Benchlands by top police officials (Mills & Butler)      

+++ Coalition and coordination prospects for West Side Cares, Sanitation for the People, SC Homeless Union      

+++ Homestead Rights for Vehicular Dwellers in Washington State

Meanwhile ongoing concerns include:
+++ Charting the Lack of “progress” on City shelter/storage alternatives
+++ Failure of legal support to solidify and localize Martin v. Boise protections for unhoused folks–as has been done in Novato and Chico.       +++ Lack of grass-roots S.C. Union and HUFF organizing utilizing many declarations already made by many unhoused victims      

+++ Hot weather conditions and lack of shade in the Benchlands      

+++ Fall off in on-site organization for emergency response to likely move on the Benchlands in the coming weeks (say an immediate campground established by housed volunteers): Coalition Co-ordination
+++ Vaccination discrimination & Antibody testing; SB 742

Research is needed into:
      +++ Vehicle Code Vivisection: Defanging Hobohammer SCPD’s Haebe and Dustheart Deborah Elston’s favorite tools for stealing homeless homes–the so-called 72-hour “abandoned vehicle” fraud.
      +++ Record of Failed protections against Psychiatric Deportations, the record of Reiss hearing failures, dumping and forced drugging of the  “mentally ill”.  (Free Radio show coming up on fighting forced drugging with attorney  Jim Gottstein & psych-survivor Roxanne Stewart-Johnson)

Still Awaiting Action:
      +++ Link-Up with Tenant and Student Organizations regarding the end of the Rent Moratoria and Unemployment Benefits

Reports from the Roughlands
      +++ Padre Panther on the Dakota Landing Agreement Camp (if he ever shows)
      +++ Petaluma Update  (in person or by paper)
      +++ Latest Police Actions Against the Benchlands Residents and SC Homeless Unionists
      +++ North Bay Updates:  North Bay Unhoused Movement on Facebook       +++ Latest on the Pledge to Defend the Benchlands (Sophie by phone?)


Santa Cruz Homeless Union and Coalition to Defend the Benchlands Still Meets 5 PM Friday 9-24 at the Tables above the Benchlands
September Street Sheet and Street Spirit newspapers still available!
Weather still variable and uncertain, come ready to bundle up or strip down.

Last Days of HUFFish summers in the Benchlands 11 AM Thursday September 16th at the tables between County Building and the Survival Encampment: Farewell to Goatland?

Thoughts for an Agenda Prospects  for Thursday’s (9-16) Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom Meeting
 ​Diminishing numbers of participants and a lack of interest among San Lorenzo residents may prompt a return to HUFF’s old meeting ground—the Sub Rosa–at its next get together on 9-23.  There’s also talk of reducing meeting frequency to twice a month rather than weekly.   Come and weigh in if you’re interested.

Meanwhile ongoing concerns include:
       +++ Reports of regular police harassment in the Benchlands by top police officials (Mills & Butler)      

+++ No relief for seizure of vehicular homes on the far-West side      

+++ Lack of “progress” on City shelter/storage alternatives as part of the intensified Camping Ban passed last spring      

+++ Failure of legal support to solidify and localize Martin v. Boise protections for unhoused folks–as has been done in Novato and Chico.       +++ Lack of grass-roots S.C. Union and HUFF organizing utilizing may declarations already made by many unhoused victims      

+++ Hot weather conditions and lack of shade in the Benchlands      

+++ Fall off in on-site organization for emergency response to likely move on the Benchlands in the coming weeks (say an immediate campground established by housed volunteers): Coalition Co-ordination
      +++ Vaccination discrimination & Antibody testing

Research is needed into:
      +++ Vehicle Code Vivisection: Defanging Hobohammer SCPD’s Haebe and Dustheart Deborah Elston’s favorite tools for stealing homeless homes–the so-called 72-hour “abandoned vehicle” fraud.
      +++ Record of Failed protections against Psychiatric Deportations, the record of Reiss hearing failures, dumping and forced drugging of the  “mentally ill”.  (Free Radio show coming up on fighting forced drugging with attorney  Jim Gottstein & psych-survivor Roxanne Stewart-Johnson)

Still Awaiting Action:
      +++ Link-Up with Tenant and Student Organizations regarding the end of the Rent Moratoria and Unemployment Benefits

Reports from the Roughlands
      +++ Padre Panther on the Dakota Landing Agreement Camp
      +++ Latest Police Actions Against the Benchlands Residents and SC Homeless Unionists
      +++ North Bay Updates:  North Bay Unhoused Movement on Facebook       +++ Latest on the Pledge to Defend the Benchlands
      +++ Miniscule report on the 9-14 Shitty Council meeting (and perhaps the Supervipers latest Tiddletattle).


September Street Sheet and Street Spirit newspapers still available!

HUFF summers on in the Benchlands 11 AM Thursday September 9th at the tables between County Building and the Survival Encampment


Preliminary and Partial Agenda Prospects
  for Thursday’s (9-9) Meeting

+++ Sacramento Union of the Homeless Update from Keith or Wes       +++ Vehicle Code Vivisection: Defanging Hobohammer Haebe and Dustheart Deborah Elston’s favorite tools for stealing homeless homes
+++ Street, Park, and Camp Reports Re: Discrimination, Sweep Threats, Goat Breakthroughs, etc.      

+++ Federal Eviction Moratorium Gone; California’s Moratorium Going;  State Unemployment Benefits at Risk
+++ Panther May Report on the Dakota Landing Agreement Camp
+++ Little Bites off the Beast: Possible Projects?
+++ North Bay Updates:  North Bay Unhoused Movement on Facebook       +++ Latest on the Pledge to Defend the Benchland

+++ Coming Up on Free Radio: First Psychiatric Refugee Granted Asylum–Jim Gottstein and Roxanne Stewart-Johnson      

+++ Another Shitty Council Meeting 9-14; City Hall Bathrooms finally open; Shelters Closing      

+++ New September Street Sheet and Street Spirit newspapers available!

HUFF cools its heels 11 AM Thursday September 2nd above the Benchlands at the tables between County Building and Encampment

Preliminary and Partial Agenda Prospects  for Thursday’s (9-2) Meeting:
 +++ Agenda Additions and Priorities      

+++ Street, Park, and Camp Reports Re: Discrimination, Sweep Threats, Goat Breakthroughs, etc.      

+++ Expanded Attacks on RV’s: Latest Reports
     

+++ Research into Ordinances Used to Harass RV’s locally
     

+++ Co-Ordinate Copwatch Reports to Prepare Injunctive Relief
     

+++ Federal Unhoused Bill of Rights  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/07/28/formerly-homeless-rep-cori-bush-introduces-unhoused-bill-rights
     

+++ Text of the Bill: https://bush.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/bush.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/UNHOUSED%20BILL%20OF%20RIGHTS%20FINAL%20VERSION%207.27.pdf      

+++ Homeless Freedom Ride Concert Yesterday and Sacramento Rally Coming Up: HUFF Response


+++ Panther Reports on the Dakota Landing Agreement Camp

+++ Little Bites off the Beast: Possible Projects?
+++ North Bay Updates:  North Bay Unhoused Movement on Facebook       +++ Latest on the Pledge to Defend the Benchlands

HUFF Still in the Benchlands Thursday August 12 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Tables between Courthouse & the Survival Camps

Agenda Prospects  for Thursday’s (8-12) Meeting       

+++ Sisterly Greetings from the People’s Kitchen in Berkeley’s People’s Park
      +++ Resurrecting AB 5: the Homeless Bill of Rights
      +++ Salinas Sweeps and the un-Zoomed Salinas City Council Report from Whipster Wes
      +++ Resistance Strategies Against Further Sweeps and Benchland on Hold?
      +++ Novato and Chico City-Wide Injunctions: Gathering Plaintiffs for Santa Cruz
      +++ HUFF Response to Exclusion or Mandatory Vaccinations on the Horizon for Those Outside?
      +++ Bring Reports of Threats or Citations Using the New Camping Bans, Other Laws, or No Laws to HUFF
        +++ Possible Sweep Defenses When the Cops Come Calling–Individual & Group Strategies
        +++ Laura’s Law Substitutes in Santa Cruz: Conservatorships, “No Warning” Deportations, and “No Protection” Reiss Hearings
       +++ Untwisting the Crooked O’Hara Narrative:  Mustering Past Evidence of Shelter Denial and the City Manager’s Jive Claims
       +++ New Contacts with the Coastal Commission on Monitoring Illegal “Parking Limitation” Sign Placements Against Vehicular Residents

       +++  HUFF Chess ‘n Chatter Tabling in the Benchlands

        +++ Still Hooked on Meetings?  the City-organized Camp Meeting 6 PM mid-Camp 8-5; Coalition of Benchland Defense Organizations meets 5 PM  8-6 same tables where HUFF meets!
Mid–70’s Predicted in Santa Cruz.   If you can believe the internet.

Continue to Organize for pre-emptive pressure on the City with Resistance strategies and support for unhoused through Santa Cruz at these and other meetings: 
City-organized Benchlands meeting 6 PM 8-5 mid-Benchlands;              Santa Cruz Homeless Union Camp meeting 5 PM 8-6 Tables between Benchlands and Courthouse.Tune in for ongoing reports netcasted on Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 6 PM Thursdays on freakradio.org and 9:30 AM-3 PM Sundays. 

Shows archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   Likely updates from San Diego, Berkeley, Sausalito, San Rafael, and elsewhere.


Read encouraging words defending the Chico survival camps and unhoused folks at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/07/10/18843676.php  (“The Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz”).
Action Against Homes-on-Wheels Removal in Mountain View: https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2021/07/12/aclu-law-foundation-announce-lawsuit-to-stop-mountain-views-rv-parking-ban


 RV Defense in L.A. :  https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2021-07-27/a-federal-class-action-lawsuit-challenges-los-angeles-restrictions-on-where-hom-eless-people-can-park-rvs

HUFF Cools It in the Benchlands Thursday 8-5 at the Tables between Courthouse & the Survival Camps Reviewing the Latest SCPD Raids

Agenda Prospects  for Thursday’s (8-5) Meeting       

+++ Updates on the Fentanyl Follie

+++ Resurrecting AB 5: the Homeless Bill of Rights
+++ City Council’s Zoom Charade and the Coalition Protest August 10th 5 PM City Hall
+++ Possible Resistance Strategies Against Further Sweeps and Benchland Demolition in the Benchlands: Polling Results
+++ Novato and Chico City-Wide Injunctions: Gathering Plaintiffs
+++ Exclusion or Mandatory Vaccinations on the Horizon for Those Outside?
+++ Bring Reports of Threats or Citations Using the New Camping Bans, Other Laws, or No Laws to HUFF or Alicia at 431-7766
+++ Possible Sweep Defenses When the Cops Come Calling–Individual & Group Strategies
+++ Laura’s Law in Santa Cruz: Did They Opt-Out?  Countering Conservatorships & “No Warning” Deportations as Go-To Bad Alternatives
 +++ Untwisting the Crooked O’Hara Narrative:  Mustering Past Evidence of Shelter Denial and the City Manager’s Jive Claims
+++ New Contacts with the Coastal Commission on Monitoring Illegal “Parking Limitation” Sign Placements Against Vehicular Residents

 +++  Moving HUFF meetings back to the Sub Rosa, perhaps Tuesdays at Noon?

+++ Hooked on Meetings?  the City-organized Camp Meeting 6 PM mid-Camp 8-5; Coalition of Benchland Defense Organizations meets 5 PM  8-6 same tables where HUFF meets!

   Looks like Cool Weather.  But come prepared.

Continue to Organize for pre-emptive pressure on the City with Resistance strategies and support for unhoused through Santa Cruz at these and other meetings: 
City-organized Benchlands meeting 6 PM 8-5 mid-Benchlands;              Santa Cruz Homeless Union Camp meeting 5 PM 8-6 Tables between Benchlands and Courthouse.

Tune in for ongoing reports netcasted on Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 6 PM Thursdays on freakradio.org and 9:30 AM-3 PM Sundays. 

Shows archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   Likely updates from San Diego, Berkeley, Sausalito, San Rafael, and elsewhere.


Read encouraging words defending the Chico survival camps and unhoused folks at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/07/10/18843676.php  (“The Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz”).
Action Against Homes-on-Wheels Removal in Mountain View: https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2021/07/12/aclu-law-foundation-announce-lawsuit-to-stop-mountain-views-rv-parking-ban


 RV Defense in L.A. :  https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2021-07-27/a-federal-class-action-lawsuit-challenges-los-angeles-restrictions-on-where-hom-eless-people-can-park-rvs

HUFF Another Benchlands Meeting Thursday 7-29; Tables between Courthouse & Benchlands: Sharing Sad Stories and Hopeful Happy Ones from Other Cities

Agenda Prospects  for Thursday’s (7-29) Meeting       

+++ Rumbles and Rumors: Status of the Benchlands Lawsuit?      

+++ Pajaro River Residents Again Attacked by Watsonville PD
 +++ Possible Resistance Strategies Against Further Sweeps and Benchland Demolition in the Benchlands
 +++ Novato and Chico City-Wide Injunctions: Why Not Here?
 +++ Exclusion or Mandatory Vaccinations on the Horizon for Those Outside?
 +++ Bring Reports of Threats or Citations Using the New Camping Bans, Other Laws, or No Laws to HUFF or Alicia at 431-7766
 +++ Possible Sweep Defenses When the Cops Come Calling–Individual & Group Strategies
 +++ Laura’s Law in Santa Cruz: Did They Opt-Out?  Countering Conservatorships & “No Warning” Deportations
 +++ Untwisting the Crooked City Hall Narrative:  Mustering Past Evidence of Shelter Denial and the Susie O’Hara’s False Narrative
 +++ New Contacts with the Coastal Commission on Monitoring Illegal “Parking Limitation” Sign Placements Against Vehicular Residents

+++ Moving HUFF meetings back to the Sub Rosa, perhaps Tuesdays at Noon? 

   Whither the Weather?   Who Knows?  Come Prepared to Strip Down or Bundle Up.

Continue to Organize for pre-emptive pressure on the City with Resistance strategies and support for unhoused through Santa Cruz at these and other meetings: 
City-organized Benchlands meeting 6 PM 7-29 mid-Benchlands;              Santa Cruz Homeless Union Camp meeting 5 PM 7-30 Tables between Benchlands and Courthouse.

Tune in for ongoing reports netcasted on Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 6 PM Thursdays on freakradio.org and 9:30 AM-3 PM Sundays.  Shows archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   Likely updates from San Diego, Berkeley, Sausalito, San Rafael, and elsewhere.


Read encouraging words defending the Chico survival camps and unhoused folks at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/07/10/18843676.php  (“The Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz”).
Action Against Homes-on-Wheels Removal in Mountain View: https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2021/07/12/aclu-law-foundation-announce-lawsuit-to-stop-mountain-views-rv-parking-ban


 RV Defense in L.A. :  https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2021-07-27/a-federal-class-action-lawsuit-challenges-los-angeles-restrictions-on-where-hom-eless-people-can-park-rvs

HUFF Meetings are Back in the Benchlands! Thursday 7-22; Tables between Courthouse & Benchlands

Agenda Prospects  for Thursday’s (7-22) Meeting       

+++ The Successful Novato Injunction–The Documentation Used and How It Might Apply to Santa Cruz
+++ Possible Resistance Strategies Against Further Sweeps and Benchland Demolition in the Benchlands
+++ Update on Pajaro River Sweep Wednesday morning from Monike Tone

+++ Wes White reports on his Union of the Homeless Tour of Marysville, Modesto, Fresno, San Diego, and Venice
+++ Bring Reports of Threats or Citations Using the New Camping Bans, Other Laws, or No Laws to HUFF or Alicia at 431-7766
+++ Rental Moratorium Prospects and Landlord Harassment–Possible Updates  
+++ Possible Sweep Defenses When the Cops Come Calling–Individual & Group Strategies
 +++ Laura’s Law in Santa Cruz: Did They Opt-Out?  Countering Conservatorships & “No Warning” Deportations
+++ Untwisting the Crooked City Hall Narrative:  Mustering Past Evidence of Shelter Denial and the Susie O’Hara’s False Narrative
+++ New Contacts with the Coastal Commission on Monitoring Illegal “Parking Limitation” Sign Placements Against Vehicular Residents

   Cool Weather Continues… Dress warmly.


Holding off the Novato Camping Ban Crapola with another Union of the Homeless Injunction (thanks to Anthony Prince–now come to Santa Cruz and do likewise!).  Also encouraging–a Chico Injunction Victory and a new lawsuit against the Mountain View RV Parking Ban,
Still, the Santa Cruz Survival Camps in the Benchlands remain in the tender arms of a hostile City Manager and government. 
Watsonville’s Pajaro River Camp was attacked by Watsonville Police Thugs Early Today (7-21) destroying 15 homes.
Continue to Organize for pre-emptive pressure on the City with Resistance strategies and support for unhoused through Santa Cruz at these and other meetings: 
City-organized Benchlands meeting 6 PM 7-22 mid-Benchlands;              Santa Cruz Homeless Union Camp meeting 5 PM 7-23 Tables between Benchlands and Courthouse.

Tune in for ongoing reports netcasted on Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 6 PM Thursdays on freakradio.org and 9:30 AM-3 PM Sundays.  Shows archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   Likely updates from San Diego, Berkeley, Sausalito, San Rafael, and elsewhere.


Read encouraging words defending the Chico survival camps and unhoused folks at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/07/10/18843676.php  (“The Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz”).
Action Against Homes-on-Wheels Removal in Mountain View: https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2021/07/12/aclu-law-foundation-announce-lawsuit-to-stop-mountain-views-rv-parking-ban

HUFF Taking a Summer Break: No Meeting Thursday 7-15; Check Out PUSH Film at Tabbycat 7-14 Tonight 7:30 PM; ; Benchlands Meeting 6 PM 7-14 mid-Benchlands; SC Homeless Union 5 PM 7-15 Tables between Courthouse & Benchlands

In the wake of the Chico Injunction Victory and a new lawsuit against the Mountain View RV Parking Ban, Santa Cruz Survival Camps in the Benchlands remain in the tender arms of a hostile City Manager and government. 
Continue to Organize for pre-emptive pressure on the City with Resistance strategies and support for unhoused through Santa Cruz at these and other meetings: 
PUSH Film master-of-ceremonied by Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs 7:30 PM 7-14 Tabbycat Cafe  Union and Cedar;  Organize against the Dark Building Buy-Up.             

City-organized Benchlands meeting 6 PM 7-14 mid-Benchlands;              Santa Cruz Homeless Union Camp meeting 5 PM 7-15 Tables between Benchlands and Courthouse.

Tune in for ongoing reports netcasted on Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 6 PM Thursdays on freakradio.org and 9:30 AM-3 PM Sundays.  Shows archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   Likely updates from San Diego, Berkeley, Sausalito, San Rafael, and elsewhere.


Read encouraging words defending the Chico survival camps and unhoused folks at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/07/10/18843676.php  (“The Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz”).
Action Against Homes-on-Wheels Removal in Mountain View: https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2021/07/12/aclu-law-foundation-announce-lawsuit-to-stop-mountain-views-rv-parking-ban

As Sweeps Step Up Across the State HUFF meets at the Courthouse tables between Benchlands and back of the Courthouse Thursday 7-8-21 at 11 AM

As authorities attack survival camp communities in Sausalito & San Rafael, HUFF meets 11 AM Thursday 7-8 at the benches between the Courthouse & the Benchlands.
We may arrive early in the Benchlands from 10:30 to 11 AM giving out literature to folks living there.


Agenda Prospects
  for Thursday’s (7-1) Meeting
       +++ Report on the Dumphy Park Camp Demolition and Resistance
      +++ Possible Resistance Strategies Against Further Sweeps and Benchland Demolition in the Benchlands
      +++ Remembering a Fallen Activist
      +++ Upcoming SC Homeless Union Camp Meet-Up 5 PM tomorrow at the Benches between Courthouse & Benchland
      +++ Additional Meetings: Jeremy Leonard holds his weekly Benchlands meeting Thursday 6-10 6 PM at the middle of the Benchlands camp
      +++ Homeless Organizing Reports from Novato, Chico, & Petaluma       +++ Bringing Reports of Threats or Citations Using the New Camping Bans, Other Laws, or No Laws to HUFF or Alicia at 431-7766
      +++ Rental Moratorium Prospects and Landlord Harassment–Possible Updates  
      +++ Possible Sweep Defenses When the Cops Come Calling–Individual & Group Strategies
      +++ Laura’s Law in Santa Cruz: Did They Opt-Out?  Countering Conservatorships & “No Warning” Deportations
      +++ Untwisting the Crooked City Hall Narrative:  Mustering Past Evidence of Shelter Denial and the Susie O’Hara’s False Narrative
      +++ New Contacts with the Coastal Commission on Monitoring Illegal “Parking Limitation” Sign Placements Against Vehicular Residents

      +++ Violence Against Women Outside—Rumors & Facts

      +++ Still Up…  Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows on the HUFF website–http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html /

      Cooler Weather Predicted Cool to Nippy  Dress warmly.

Court Order Ending Federal Protection of the Benchlands Camp: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/06/30/18843516.php

Activists Respond (“Sounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/07/03/18843556.php