Small Victories; Large Challenges: Conscience and Action Meets 11 AM Today (Wednesday 5-22-19) with HUFF following at Noon at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific

 CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  5-22-19

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items;  Watsonville Rise in Homelessness from Ross
  • Report on 1220 River St. Campground Access; Eric Snickars Update
  • Board of Supes & City Council Follow-Up
  • June 29th Action Organizing & Follow-Up
  • Any Organizing Volunteers for Survival Camp/Homeless Union Solidarity ?  Copwatch?  New “Give a Shit” Bathroom Work?   RV Support?
  • Lawsuit Report; Union of the Homeless Report; Prince Contact?
  • Jail Food Strike Update
  • Needle Exchange Support for Harm Reduction Coalition–Public Debate
  • Our Infraction Public Records Request; City Council Agenda Process: Next City Council; Drew Phone Contact 
  • Abuses at Red Church’s Monday Meal; Jack’s Discrimination: Report

FRSC 7 PM Saturn Café Tonight;  Tabby Cat Elisse City Council Obstruction Meeting 1 PM Thursday (?)   39th FNB Party 610 Ocean 7 PM May 21 Fri

Video:  Brent’s Positive River St. Camp Reports: https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/videos/624976134684062/
Olga’s Livestream of the Monday Protest: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/424382847?filter=archives&sort=time

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street Reports
  • Campsites and Ross Camp Removal Fallout Situation
  • Crackdown on RV’s at Safeway and Elsewhere; Recent Fliers
  • RV Attacks & “Reforms” in Other Cities—Local Updates
  • Small Action on Upcoming Council Meeting Towards Affected Agencies
  • Denver Homeless Voter Defeat and Homeless Response There
  • SNAIL Update on Campus RV/Vehicle Struggle
  • May 28 City Council Agenda Item Legal Changes: Glover Intern Meeting Friday 5 PM;  Phone Call

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 5-19-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org : An Activist Views the River St. Camp Confrontation, Watkins Gags the Public at City Council, At Last: Behind the Barbed Wire!

STILL AVAILABLE!  REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is 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!


Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  


On the show today:


  • Another View of the River St. Camp  Confrontation with Conditions at the Barbed Wire Boneyard
  • Catching Up with Katzenjammer Keith McHenry on Camp Chat and the Forthcoming Departure of  “Liar for Hire” City Attorney Reed Gallogly
  • Audio Snips from Olga’s River St. Camp Video continued.  Full video at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/424382847?filter=archives&sort=time  
  • 5 Years Later, a Parody of Justice for the a NY Cop who killed Eric “I Can’t Breathe” Garner  
  • Tangled Council Afternoon: More Delays on  Getting the Stats on Homeless Harassment
  • Shutting Down Support for Councilmember Glover at City Council: The Mayor Shuts Out the Public
  • Short Shafts from a Red Church Monday
  • Looking Back at a Whirlwind Week with Ross Camp Liaison Alicia Kuhl
  • Inside the River St. Camp’s Barbed Wire Compound At Last: Mark’s Musings on Life There

Bits of the Bitter and the Better from Santa Cruz Fulltimer Vandweller Julie & Bathrobespierre

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (5-16-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Historic Confrontation Between River St. Campground Managemen and Homeless Advocates

Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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).  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!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
On tonight’s show:
  • River St. Campground: Press Conference and Protest
  • Troubling Questions on Visitation Access
  • Commentary by Attorney-Activist Anthony Prince, Ross Camp Liaison Alicia Kuhl, Conscience and Action Activist Phil Posner, and Councilmember Drew Glover

PUBLIC COMMENT SHUT OUT AT CITY COUNCIL; FURTHER ACTION ON RESTORING RIGHTS OF THOSE SURVIVING OUTSIDE: Conscience and Action Meeting meets 11 AM Wednesday 5-15-19; Followed by HUFF meeting at Noon

Conscience and Action huddles today at 11 AM, with the HUFF meeting following soon after at noon or thereabouts.  As usual, we meet at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.   Free Coffee with the Clamor.

Last week’s tumult led to a successful action at the River St. Camp:  GOOD WORK!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  5-15

Progressive “Majority” Collapses at City Council, Shuts Down Public Comment; Excludes Public;

Planning Action Defending Survival Shelters

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Follow Up on May 13th Demo and Dialogue at the River St. Camp
  • Organizing Volunteers for Survival Camp/Homeless Union Solidarity
  • Connections with Plaintiffs and Other Homeless Camps–Establishing Contacts
  • City Council Report & Follow-Up
  • Anthony Prince Report by Phone (?)
  • Judge Davila’s Final Written Ruling & City’s Response
  • Update on Documenting the Ross Camp Demolition Losses
  • Public & Media Response to the False Ross Camp Narrative: Specific Protests
  • Resistance Organization for Ross Camp Successor Camps
  • Abusive Conditions at Red Church’s Monday Meal: Activist Double Standards
  • SCPD Community Room Homeless-Hostile Meeting Tonight at 7 PM; May 21st anti-RV meeting Tuesday at 5 PM

     
    For HUFFsters
  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street Reports
  • Campsites and Ross Camp Removal Fallout Situation
  • Reports from Other Campsites & Areas
  • Crackdown on RV’s at Safeway and Elsewhere
  • Denver Homeless Voter Defeat and Homeless Response There
  • RV Attacks & “Reforms” in Other Cities—Local Updates
  • May 16 City Council Agenda Item Deadline for 5-28: Legal Changes: Glover Phone Call
  • Berkeley Reports:  Anti-RV Law:  People’s Park Meeting, Lawsuit Fightback, 

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 5-12-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org : Migration, Dispersal, Token Shelter: the Ross Camp Aftermath

STILL AVAILABLE!  REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is 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!


Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
On the show today:

  • River St. Campground–the 11 AM Protest Tomorrow Monday May 13 
  • Katzenjammer Keith’s on Prison-like Conditions at the Very Limited Shelter Availabla
  • Throughout the Program, Songs of Protest from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Anti-war_songs
  • Community TV Interviews “All In!” Alicia and Bathrobespierre Robert
  • CalTran Cruelty–Business As Usual: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article222344385.html
  • Upcoming Tuesday City Council Agenda
  • Gloomy Poems from Berkeley’s Julia Vinograd–Died Late Last Year (12-11-43 to 12-5-18)
  • Rumbles of Rage and Rumination from Last Monday at the Red Church
  • Lawsuit Update from Ross Camp Council Liaison Alicia Kuhl
  • Flashback Intro


Flashing Back to April 29, 1996

  • SCPD’s Steve Clark vs. City Hall Sleeper’s Protesters
  • Crossroads Chris Brozda’s Report
  • Councilmember Katherine Beiers on Police Blanketburgling
  • Downtown Drumming Controversy at City Council
  • Travelin’ Tom Noddy Gives the Voluntary Street Performers Guide Perspective
  • Beggarbacker Becky Johnson Critiques Her Citizens Committee for the Homeless


Blasts from the Boulevard from Santa Cruz Fulltimer Vandweller Julie & Bathrobespierre
ADVICE FOR ADVOCATES
  • Confronting the Containment Camp at 1220 River Street:             11 AM Monday April 13.  Bring Video, Friends, and Fury
  • Support Successor Ross Camp Refugee Camps and other Real Alternative Survival Camps and Squats
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766
  • Join Campquest 2019–the Search for Community Shelter in Empty Buildings and Parking Garages for Refuge if Ross Is Depopulated and “Clean-Up” Restricted
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Community and City Council Take Note!–Ross Camp Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots.
  • Demand Immediate Council/Supervisor Support for the Hundreds of Homeless Refugees Outside in Wet and Freezing Weather
  • Support 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 Ross Camp, The Santa Cruz Community, & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook 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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833.
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

IN THE WAKE OF THE ROSS CAMP DEMOLITION : Conscience and Action Meeting meets 11 AM Wednesday 5-8-19; Followed by HUFF meeting at Noon


Conscience and Action will be meeting Wednesday, May 8th at 11 AM, with the HUFF meeting following at noon.  As usual, we meet at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.   Free Coffee with the Clamor.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  5-8

Following Up and Expanding the a Response to the City’s Ross Camp Removal

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Challenging Prison-Like Conditions at the River St. Campground
  • Anthony Prince Report by Phone
  • Judge Davila’s Final Written Ruling
  • Update on Documenting the Ross Camp Demolition Losses
  • Organizing a Public Response to the False Ross Camp Narrative
  • Resistance Organization for Ross Camp Successor Camps
  • Abusive Conditions at Calvary Episcopal’s Monday Meal: Danger of Double Standards
  • Crackdown on RV’s at Safeway and Elsewhere

     
    For HUFFsters
  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street Reports
  • Campsites and Ross Camp Removal Fallout Situation
  • Reports from Other Campsites & Areas
  • RV Attacks in Other Cities—Local Updates
  • Upcoming City Council Agenda: Legal Changes: Glover Phone Call
  • Berkeley Reports:  Anti-RV Law:  People’s Park Meeting, Lawsuit Fightback, May Street Spirit https://www.courthousenews.com/jury-must-decide-if-berkeley-retaliated-against-homeless-for-speech/
  • Oakland Homeless Encampment Lawsuits: See “Encampments Sue the City of Oakland” in the hard copy of the April 2019 Street Spirit

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 5-5-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org : Ross Camp Wreckage–The Final Days

 STILL AVAILABLE!  REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is 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!


Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
On the show today:

  • Ross Camp Voices: The Final Week
  • Hour by Hour Reports from May 5th–the Final Day
  • Following the Evasions and Rebuffs of Slippery Susie O’Hara
  • Punishment for Poverty: Intensifying the Homelessness of the Ross Camp Residents
  • Evicted Without Shelter and Herded Back Onto the Streets: Martin Bernal’s Plan

Blasts from the Boulevard from Santa Cruz Fulltimer Vandweller Julie & Bathrobespierre
ADVICE FOR ADVOCATES
  • Support Successor Ross Camp Refugee Camps and other Real Alternative Survival Camps and Squats
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766
  • Join Campquest 2019–the Search for Community Shelter in Empty Buildings and Parking Garages for Refuge if Ross Is Depopulated and “Clean-Up” Restricted
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Community and City Council Take Note!–Ross Camp Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots.
  • Demand Immediate Council/Supervisor Support for the Hundreds of Homeless Refugees Outside in Wet and Freezing Weather
  • Support 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 Ross Camp, The Santa Cruz Community, & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook 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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833.
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (5-2-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: The Temporary Restraining Order Hearing Dooming the Ross Camp

Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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). 
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!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
On tonight’s show:
  • Ross Camp Rundown: the History & Background
  • Notes on the TRO Hearing
  • Post-TRO Dissolution Press Conference
  • Conversation Snips Heard Outside the Last Council Meeting April 23rd
COMPASSION NOT EVICTION

Nonviolent Protest against the eviction of Heroes’ Camp Friday, May 3, 2019, on the levee behind Ross at 9 AM.

The city plans to force the community living behind Ross out into the doorways, yards and parks of Santa Cruz starting on May 3rd. Join us in calling on City Council to stop the evictions until the city has provided a realistic alternative that will include the formation of self managed transitional camps supported by local non-profits and city services.
Most of those who have lived at Ross Camp will need to find safety on the streets, doorways and parks. Some people might get to stay at the Santa Cruz Motel for five days. Sixty people may get to stay at 1220 River Street camp for 60 days. After that the 200 or more people at Ross Camp will be sleeping on the streets of Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz Homeless Bail and Fine Solidarity goFundme www.gofundme.com/santa-cruz-homeless-bail-and-fine-solidarity

RESPONDING TO THE ROSS CAMP EMERGENCY: Conscience and Action Meeting meets 11 AM Wednesday 5-1-19; Followed by HUFF meeting at Noon


Conscience and Action will be meeting today at 11 AM, with the HUFF meeting following at noon.  As usual, we meet at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.   Free Coffee with the Clamor.

WE MAY BE MOVING SOON AFTER TO THE ROSS CAMP TO HELP RESIDENTS THERE DEAL WITH THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL EVICTION OF HUNDREDS OF FOLKS.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  5-1

City’s Eviction Order Gives a Deadline of 10 AM Friday May 3rd

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Trial Report
  • Implications of the Court Ruling and Report from the Camp
  • Resistance Organization for Ross Camp Support Groups
  • Possible Prince Report by Phone

     
    For HUFFsters
  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street Reports
  • Benchlands and Other City Shelter Reports & Monitoring
  • Recessing HUFF Meeting to the Ross Camp
  • Reports from Other Campsites & Areas
  • RV Attacks in Other Cities—Local Updates
  • Push for Council Procedure Changes by Thursday 5-2 ?
  • Berkeley Reports:  Anti-RV Law:  People’s Park Meeting, Lawsuit Fightback: https://www.courthousenews.com/jury-must-decide-if-berkeley-retaliated-against-homeless-for-speech/
  • Oakland Homeless Encampment Lawsuits: See “Encampments Sue the City of Oakland” in the hard copy of the April 2019 Street Spirit

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 4-28-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org & a Flashback to 3-13-96

 STILL AVAILABLE!  REWARD ! :
$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power. 
Free Radio Santa Cruz is 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!

Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  


On the show today:

  • Katzenjammer Keith McHenry Gives Us a Federal Court Update
  • Brent Adams’ Take on the Latest Ross Camp Doings
  • Visiting the Benchlands “Emergency” Campground
  • Anti-Ross Camp Ragers Confront Councilmember Drew Glover
  • Glover at Ross Camp
  • Criminalization of Homelessness Workshop at Housing California 2019
FLASHBACK to March 13, 1996 show includes:
  • Refuse & Resist report from B.D.

    Bobby Joyce of SF Coalition on Homelessness

    Ron Howard of Interfaith Shelter Program



ADVISORIES FOR ADVOCATES
  • Support Ross Camp and other Real Alternative Survival Camps and Squats
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766
  • Join Campquest 2019–the Search for Community Shelter in Empty Buildings and Parking Garages for Refuge if Ross Is Depopulated and “Clean-Up” Restricted
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Community and City Council Take Note!–Ross Camp Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots.
  • Demand Immediate Council/Supervisor Support for the Hundreds of Homeless Refugees Outside in Wet and Freezing Weather
  • Support 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 Ross Camp, The Santa Cruz Community, & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook 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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833.
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!