ON THE SUNDAY 10-18-20 BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
*** Portland’s Mayoral Race (“Teargas” Teddie and Sarah Iannarone) and Police Issues there–contrasted with no positions on Police Defunding (Deafening Silence) here https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ted-wheeler-sarah-iannarone-participate-in-virtual-forum/vi-BB1a77ck
*** Vet Concerns in Santa Cruz with Robert Carrigan
*** Native American Slaughter Speeches Aplenty–Mostly on Homeless Issues–preceding the 10-12 Day March
*** Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”)–Another “Moved Along” Musician at the Boardwalk*** Huffing and harumphing from the 10-14 HUFF meeting
FLASHBACK TO THE BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW OF JULY 17, 2011
*** “Democracy”…in Santa Cruz? A Critical Discussion including the Jail’s “Restraint” Chair*** Interview with 15-year stage hand, out of Paul Lee Loft & homeless again
*** Interviews at the Casey Livinggood’s once-monthly “Stop the Orlando Food Busts” Meal by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs with Charles Goodwin, “Fox”, Casey L.
*** Ed Frey’s appeal of his “Illegal Lodging” 647e conviction for a peaceful non-obstructive nighttime protest : Update
*** Mark Beckner on his indefinite ban from the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center [now known as Housing
Matters]*** Protesters at SC City Hall “Trespass” Serving and Eating Free Food with S.C. Food Not Bombs*** Norse’s Nighttime Narrative During the July 1st City Hall Sleep-Out
***Measure K Commission–Hobbled by Vacancies, Hostile Appointments, & a Sabotaging Staffer: Last of
the Just– Former Member Anita Henry Reports on the Bankrupt Commission.
*** Craig Canada, Cannabis Champion, on the State Legislative and Initiative Activity, Media Spin, and the Vote
*** Bob Lamonika on Measure K funding and organizing & Santa Cruz history of medical marijuana
*** Norse on then-Commissioner Kim Baskett’s “Guilty” Verdict in the Sinister Street Singsong case and the Upcoming Appeal.
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SHOW ARCHIVES AND DESCRIPTIONS
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Act Locally or Regret Later
- Vote (if you choose) for local candidates who oppose the dominant anti-homeless narrative (Alicia Kuhl was recently endorsed by HUFF), but don’t expect them to take real action which, as ever, will be coming from those outside and those who support them on the streets.
- Demand NO SWEEPS OF THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS without real justification, alternative location or shelter, and respect for the Martin v. Boise and Blake v. Grants Pass rulings, the CDC guidelines, and the City’s own spring 2019 requirements respecting the health and safety of those sheltering outside.
- Volunteer for homeless civil rights or service programs that actually serve: Food Not Bombs, Day/Night Storage, HUFF, SC Homeless Union, Your Allied Rapid Response (YARR), Sub Rosa Cafe and others mentioned on Instagram
- Support decent resources (portapotties, trash pick-up’s, electrical access, needle exchange, potable water) to those sheltering outside.
- Check out HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) now meeting Wednesday 11 AM in the courtyard of the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.
- Support Tenant Resistance against landlord pressure as unemployment compensation and federal aid remains stalled.
- No Fences on Coral St. and at the former Food Not Bombs Survival Resources Lot #27 !
- Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833; Post your video on Facebook and You-tube. Pass on protest times and places via Instagram and Santa Cruz Indymedia.
- Follow homeless civil rights struggles in other cities on You Tube’s “John Doe13K” channel, the S.F. Coalition on Homelessness’s Street Sheet website, and Santa Cruz County Homeless Advocates facebook page.
- Join in volunteer efforts that provide real services like Footbridge Services at 150 Felker St., Food Not Bombs daily meal at Lot #22 next to the old Taco Bell at Pacific & Laurel 1-6 PM daily.
- Restore in-person City Council meetings and access to those in power (City Manager Bernal)
- Defund “Homeless Removal” police services and put the money in real community help
- Resist a Reactionary City Council’s gentrification drive that threatens health and traditional values.
The October 31st “Move Without Destination” Depopulation of the Benchlands comes closer. Some activists consider assisting Brent Adams and his Day/Night Storage crew in assisting those who forced to move and acting as “diplomats” and “helpers” as police under City Mangler Martin Bernal violates Martin v. Boise “no citations without indoor shelter” ruling as well as the CDC’s “let the homeless shelter in place” guidelines.
While a small number are temporarily in the safer motel shelter, most of the “sheltered” are warehoused in the unhealthy group shelters–and even those shelters are full with waiting lists.
Air quality problems and high temperatures have returned with no protected areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the potential smoke danger, etc. –particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic. Large publicly funded buildings like the Civic and the Stadium stand empty while encampments multiply outside the “lack of services” Housing Smidgeons Poverty Pimp Palace at 115 Coral St. with its misleading “Housing Matters” sign. Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Smidgeons” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police” as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesirable” outdoor camps being destroyed in the Pogonip, along the levee, and elsewhere.
The Pogonip camps have been blocked off and bulldozed. Those along hiway 1 continue to be starved of resources like portapotties, wash stations, and other basics. Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St. multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees by displacing the larger Benchlands encampment with their own show County-run encampment there. There are no provisions for providing decent facilities for those camps as fall turns to winter.
No indication that “banned” vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk, while unmasked tourists continue to be invited to crowd beaches, the Boardwalk, and the “no vendors allowed” sidewalks.
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