Come rain or cold, HUFF will be struggling to meet at its usual spot in Sub Rosa Courtyard next to the Bike Church 11 AM Today Wednesday November 11th 703 Pacific

A few of the Agenda tidbits to chew on, plus Bring Your Own:

Spotty Updates on the Status of Psych Patients Rights to Refuse Medication in County Lock-Up


Shitty Council Shenanagans–the Tuesday Public-Absent Meeting


Reacting to the Crush-the-Caregivers Edicts from Bowels of City Mangler Martin Bernal


Benchlands Deadline?  And What of Everyone Else?


NOMADettes Provide Helping Hands, Jumps, and Surveillance


Roughhewn Rumors: A “Special Place” for the Homeless at Camp Roberts?


Cold Class War in Santa Cruz as the Temperature Drops

Providing Dining Area The City Won’t–Food Not Bombs combines with Other Fab Foodsters to Do Thanksgiving


 ….With More Last-Minute Meanderings…

Plus coffee, crunchables, and the usual cantankerous comraderie!

HUFFsters Assemble! To See the Wreckage of the “Anyone But Trump” Strategy and Continue the Long Fight for Unhoused Civil Rights in Santa Cruz–Sub Rosa 11 AM Today Wednesday 703 Pacific

A few items on the Agenda tidbits to chew on, plus Bring Your Own:
Reviewing the Santa Cruz “Free” Guide          

Wreckage of the 2020 Election–the Local Scene          

Reacting to the Crush-the-Caregivers Edicts from Bowels of City Mangler Martin Bernal


Confronting the New Shitty Council Meeting and Members 11-10          

Do Black Lives Still Matter in Santa Cruz?  The Status of Mass Protest           Supporting the New Resistance Movement–Aiding TentHomes and VehicularHousing          

“Safe” Parking Places?          

Class War and Rumors of Class War–Where to Go When Winter Descends?
 Rising Psychiatric Forced Holds and Drugging: the Local Scene

Plus coffee, crunchables, and the usual cantankerous comraderie!

As the High-Hysteria-but-No-Change-for-the-Poor Election Approaches, HUFF huddles in frostier weather at the Sub Rosa 11 AM Today Wednesday 10-28 reviewing Resistance to Sweeps, Proposition Pick-Aparts, and Court ‘n Council Conundrums

The usual time and place with the usual coffee and crunchables. 

Likely Agenda Items:  City Clownsil’s Latest Hits,
                                       City Mangler Martin Bernal’s Latest Target,
                                       Reports from Hither and Yon,
                                       New Organizing from Old Suspects,
                                       Eleventh Hour Examination of the state Propositions plus                                        …a bunch of other stuff.

HUFF back at Sub Rosa Courtyard today 11 AM 10-21 dissecting the state Propositions, best activist strategies for homeless help, and other updates

We meet again at 703 Pacific–all welcome–clamoring about what to do next and sharing reports.
Likely topics:  

Election advisories for the Propositions                          

Public Records Update and Review                          

Latest on Marty Mirabel’s Court Case and Latest Sweep Swoops in Salinas Board of Stupes Expansion of Commercial Rental Moratorium, but for Tenants?                          

Strategies for Upcoming Dispersal of County Campground in 10 days  

Role-Playing Prep for What to Do When a Cop Approaches Your Tent (or Vehicle).                          

and…very likely…more.

HUFFing Again Wednesday October 14th at the Sub Rosa Courtyard at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church

HUFF AGENDA PROSPECTS  10-14-20

(Add your own items; swig the free coffee)

  • Election Talk and Recommendations 
  • Follow-Up on Proposed Advice to Confronted Survival Campers–Talking Back Productively to the Police
  • Follow-Up’s on Corvalho and Riess Protections; Nick on Vehicular Letter for Tows 

Flyer Distributed During the Indigenous Slaughter Day Protest  

  • Updates on RV’s under attack:  Latest reports from the City Police assault on RV and vehicular home defenders Alicia Kuhl and others 
  • Indigenous Slaughter Updates from Monday (Keith, Carlos) 
  • Wes’s Salinas Sweeps Update from Monday 
  • Motel, Meal, Camp Reduction Reports 
  • Pleich on AFC “Safe Spaces” Parking Program. 
  • Santa Barbara FRSC Update:  
  • Summary Judgment Victory in Marysville 

HUFF meets today (Wednesday 10-7) licking its wounds and shaking off depression from last Friday’s raid on Food Not Bombs and the nearby encampments

HUFF will be doing its weekly coffee-and-combustion get together today at 11 AM in the Sub Rosa Courtyard with the following likely top topics:

  • Lessons from the partially successful but ultimately failed defense of the Food Not Bombs Lot #27 Resistance last week
  • Updates on RV’s under attack:  Latest reports from the City Police assault on RV and vehicular home defenders Alicia Kuhl and others
  • Reports on the reduction or shutoff of resources to Motel COVID-threatened residents, the proposed County Camp closing, & other camp removals throughout the City
  • The proposed new “behind closed doors” Community Courts laying out reduced but real punishments to the “guilty” stripped of civil rights.
  • New Street Spirits and Street Sheets from the Bay Area for distribution
  • Unhoused Resistance and News Elsewhere in the State: from Santa Barbara to Berkeley to Salinas
  • Street Resistance to Rule by the City Manager, Upcoming City Council “Public Meetings”, and the Continuing Police State

HUFF meets today (Wednesday 9-30) in support of the growing resistance to the threatened uprooting of Food Not Bombs and the demolition of nearby survival camps

​HUFF will be doing its weekly coffee-and-combustion get together today at 11 AM in the Sub Rosa Courtyard with the following likely top topics:

  • Defense of FNB and the Adjacent Camps (see “Growing Resistance to City Manager’s Camp & FNB Sweep Threats” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/18837186.php
  • Defending RV’s under attack: the fallout from City Council’s latest surrender to Bigotry in its attack on Alica Kuhl’s vehicular community.
  • Reports on the reduction or shutoff of resources to Motel COVID-threatened residents, the proposed County Camp closing, & other camp removals throughout the City

HUFF returns to the Sub Rosa Courtyard 11 AM Wednesday September 16 with the usual coffee and crankiness

HUFF Agenda Prospects  9-16-20 

Recent Netcast Norse (“Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides”) Shows: 

+++  9-10  Covers: Latest Street Spirit  article on no escape from Smoke for Those Outside– https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/09/01/smoke-leaves-no-escape-for-the-bunsheltered/https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/09/01/protestors-demand-housing-not-barricades-after-uc-hastings-settlement/ — No Tents for the S.F. Sidewalk Dwellers–8-18 Latinx Vendors at City Hall Part 1; J.C. Orton, Berkeley Samaritan, on the Bay Area Scene; Alica Kuhl Interview  

+++  9-13  Covers: Latinx Vendors at City Hall, Part 2; Speeches at Cynthia Mathews’ house;
Councilman-in-exile Chris Krohn interview; Angry Recall Politics and Retribution Along the Levee; national stories about Police Violence and Discrimination;  Much of the 9-2 HUFF meeting with updates from Nick, Fox, Alicia, Keith, & Robert; August interview with George Carvalho, SC Patient Advocate on 5150 Hearings.  More details at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-archived-hanging-with-a-mid-week-huff-at-thon-encampment-p/  at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html under 9/13
 

Recent Police/Council Abuses Unanswered 

  • Silence on Police Defunding; Signs still up at Swanton & Delaware; Homeless vehicles still held; SCPD property hours unchanged; vendor restrictions still on 

Agenda Notions for Discussion or Action: 

  • Bulletin Board Summary 
  • Alicia & Keith Reports 
  • Seaside, Watsonville, and Salinas Phone in Reports 
  • Street Reports: Downtown Bathroom Closures 
  • Looming Eviction Threat: Reports on Tenant Flight 
  • Forced Drugging—the Riess Protection Update: Carvalho’s interview;  
  • Street Reports on other encampments beyond the Benchlands,. Hiway 1, Levee 
  • Flushing Out Homeless from the Pogonip: Bernal’s Expanded Enforcement Powers 
  • Health status & testing availability of folks in the group shelters, Project Roomkey 
  • Direct Action Protest as part of BLM movement for unhoused outside residents 
  • The Upcoming S.C. Shitty Council Race: Alicia Kuhl’s Candidacy & Endorsements: 
  • Food Not Bombs and Union of the Homeless Reports 
  • St. Francis Soup Kitchen & Other Coffee Shop, Business Discrimination 
  • Olive and Delaware Street Status Updates 
  • Sacramento lawsuit outcome;  
  • Impact of Fire Refugee Arrivals & Discriminatory Treatment of Local Homeless  
  • Norse’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows at  http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

HUFF quaffs coffee, courts controversy at S.C. City Hall Today Wednesday 9-9 11 AM after City Council Mayor Rejects Any Police Defunding for the Latest Council Agenda

HUFF Agenda Prospects  9-9-20 

          Summary of Recent Netcast Norse (“Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides”) Shows: 

+           9-6 Updates from Keith M., Serg K., Alicia K., Scott G., Backlot Ben, Merryweather Mike, Dreadeye, David Rovics, Sarah Iannarone & J.C. Orton at https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%209-6-20.mp3  

+++        9-3  Field Reports from Lighthouse Linda, Mock-me-Not Monica, Whip-the-Worst Wes, & Zero Hour Zav (names from R.N.) at https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%209-3-20.mp3  

O        Ongoing National Police Abuses Suggesting Fundamental Institutional Corruption 

^^^  Rochester, NY Top Cop Resignations & Nightly Protests in Spit-Hood Killing of Daniel Prude 9-8 

^^^  Salt Lake City, Utah Shooting of 13-year old unarmed autistic Linden Cameroun 9-4 

^^^  Portland, OR cops brutalized wheelchair protester Dustin Brandon 

^^^  San Leandro, CA cop Jason Fletcher  charged with felony manslaughter after shooting dead 33-year-old homeless Black man named Steven Taylor inside a Walmart on April 18 within a span of 40 seconds, because Taylor was trying to leave the store with a tent and a bat 

Local Police/Council Abuses Unanswered 

  • No action at City Council 9-8 on police defunding, nor report from the Mills-Cummings Cop Committee 
  • Signs and barriers still block parking at Swanton & Delaware Streets  
  • Ben’s vehicle unreturned; charges still pending against Keith, Jeremiah. 
  • SC Union vehicle still not returned or compensated for  
  • Property return hours (and SCPD closedown?) still absurdly limited  
  • Vendor Restrictions Resume in late September; Beach St. Vendor Ban in Force 
  • New Murders: L.A.Sheriff Killing of Black Bicyclist Monday, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, inn Westmont. 

 Agenda Notions: 

  • Street Reports: Downtown Bathroom Closures including City Hall bathroom shutdown Tuesday 
  • Looming Eviction Threat: Council[‘s Weak 10% Ceiling on Profiteering Delayed 
  • Forced Drugging—the Riess Protection Update: Corvalho’s interview 
  • Street Reports on Status of other encampments beyond the Benchlands,. Hiway 1, the Levee 
  • Activist Harassment—Cooper, Pirate, Jeremiah 
  • Flushing Out Homeless from the Pogonip: Bernal’s Expanded Enforcement Powers 
  • Health status & testing availability of folks in the group shelters, Project Roomkey Update 
  • Status of Direct Action Protest as part of BLM movement for unhoused outside residents 
  • The Upcoming S.C. Shitty Council Race: Alicia Kuhl’s Candidacy & Endorsements:  
  • Salinas and Seaside Reports: Wes White and Anton Hunter on Outside Life to the South 
  • Food Not Bombs and Union of the Homeless Reports 
  • St. Francis Soup Kitchen & Other Coffee Shop, Business Discrimination 
  • Olive and Delaware Street Status Updates 
  • September Street Spirit  newspapers Available 
  • Blake et.al. v. Grants Pass  Federal Court ruling 
  • Sacramento lawsuit outcome 
  • Impact of Fire Refugee Arrivals and Discriminatory Treatment of Local Homeless  
  • Norse’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows at  http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .