Seek sunshine or shade with HUFF Thursday June 13, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM with a “Loose Cannons” meeting at the Sub Rosa Courtyard or Cafe with new issues of Street Sheet and Street Spirit available

HUFF “Loose Cannons” Agenda Suggestions 6-13-24                              `  Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   The meeting is follows the format decided by Athena and other members  

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation  

++++   Passarounds & Handouts: Past two resolutions +  supporting UAW strike; grants pass v. Johnson summary, flyers given out at Coral St. and Duck Pond “Soupstock” concert  

++++   Announcements: TBA

++++   Street Reports (recorded if possible)

++++   Reviewing the Refugee Losses from Coral Street Demolitions  

                                               Upcoming Events

++++    Anti-Gaza Protests: Any word?

++++    Juneteenth 6-15 12 pm -5 p.m. Laurel Park: live music, presumably open bathrooms, basketball clinics, soul food, a parade, honoring the day news of the “Emancipation” reached Texas in 1865.  Others say it  was 6-19-1865.

++++   Saturday  6-15 11 AM-12:30 PM Ocean and Water  Stop genocide and support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza now. No more tax dollars for Israel. End the occupation and the apartheid system. Free all hostages and prisoners. 11 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday. Help hold up banners. More info:  call Laura at 831-247-5332.                  

Gathering Information

++++   Upper Coral/Fern/Linekiln St.Updates—contacts for the future

++++   Still searching out Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

++++   Flyer suggestions for upcoming Tourist Train protest with Coral St. info. By RN                                            

Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   Strategies for Organizing and Supporting Survival Encampments on Fern & Limekiln

++++   Still needs doing:  Anti-Genocide text of HUFF supportive resolutions. ++++   Tourist Train Strategy & Spectacle

++++   Cooling Center when extreme heat threatens?  Suggestions?

++++   Specific Demands? (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)  

++++  Reports from gov bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)  

++++  Budget Report from Shitty Council and Stupes?

++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)   

++++ No rain for the next 10 days                                            

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s   

++++  Target Suggestions: Tourist Train Sites City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall…​Emeline/TelcCare/Supes 

                                                If enough time and desire  

++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints, Stupes update at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.   

++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

++++People can’t be detained just for trying to avoid police https://www.pressreader.com/usa/marysville-appeal-democrat/20240504/281590950645117

++++    Various news items                                                                

Delayed Net-Show Access

June 6th :  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-thursday-june-6-2024-show-flashes-back-to-the-march-18-2010-broadcast-featuring-bathrobespierres-analysis-and-commentary-of-the-rotkin-mathews-city-council-shutdown-o/ June 9th  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-sunday-june-9-2024-show-has-interviews-with-victims-and-witness-of-the-coral-st-police-destruction-a-flashback-to-june19-2011-featuring-many-interviews-from-peacecamp/  

++++ To View these BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOWs:  go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on June 6th or 9th links there.            To Read descriptions of the show, click on above June 6th and 9th links above.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday June 9, 2024 show has interviews with victims and witness of the Coral St. police destruction+ a Flashback to June19, 2011 featuring many interviews from PeaceCamp 2010 the year before

The June 9, 2024 show includes: 

The Flashback to June 19, 2011 includes: 

  • Interviews with PeaceCamp 2010 from August 8-10, 2010:  Bob and Dipshit the Dog on Oaksterdam U, Crow & Red “illegal lodgers”; “Lighthouse” Linda Lemaster on sheriff-created blanket shortage at PC 2010;
  • More PC 2010 Interviews: Max on the Meth menace; Curbhugger Chris on arrest-created illness; “Big Drum” Brent on flag-burning; Mountainman Rich on corrupt  San Jose cops; 
  • Unrepentant sleeper; 1996 Sleep Veteran remembers;  nighttime picture of the SleepOut; Richard, Amanda, and Bogie the dog
  • Sheriffs make arrests; supporters aid and document; Commentary by Becky, Linda, & Collette
  • Reacting to the next morning’s Sentinel story
  • Pressing Mayor R. Coonerty to support the Mayoral anti-war Resolution
  • Seth in Tent City in Santa Cruz 18 Years Ago; Paul on ticket for sidewalk standing on Spruce St.
  • Crow on 2011 Vigil Supporting the jailed attorney-activist Ed Frey—6th month jail sentence for sleep protest; June 12, 2011: Casey caged for recording cops…
  • Counterpunch: Obama’s Dehumanizing Immigration Policy
  • 3rd Pardigm: Is the U.S. Constitution an Act of Treason?

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday June 6, 2024 show Flashes back to the March 18, 2010 broadcast featuring Bathrobespierre’s analysis and commentary of the Rotkin-Mathews City Council shutdown of additional marijuana dispensaries

The June 6, 2024 Show is a Flashback to March 18, 2010.  It features:

  • Santa Cruz City Council seeking ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • Check out more info at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/21/18642319.php Final Vote on New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban &  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/09/18640441.php Santa Cruz City Council Votes to Ban Additional Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
  • Public testimony on the ban and Valerie + Mike Coral of WAMM’s special pleading for itself but not for anyone else
  • Attorney Jonathan Gettleman defends Downtown homeless sleepers Anna Richardson and Miguel de Leon (“Lito”) against a civil “sleep ban” injunction prohibiting them from sleeping at night there.

Cool Water and Cookies at the 6-6-24 HUFF meeting at the Sub Rose Cafe Thursday June 6 1:30 PM next to the Bike Church. Main Focus–the Tourist Train Pleasing Demolition of Homeless Survival Camps on Coral St.

HUFF Agenda Suggestions 6-6-24                             

Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation  

++++   Passarounds & Handouts: UCSC Gaza Encampment Support Resolutions  

++++   Announcements: TBA  

++++   Reviewing the Coral Street Demolitions—Tourist Train Focus  

++++   Street Reports                                               

Upcoming Events

++++    Anti-Gaza Protests: TBA

++++   Saturday  6-8  11 AM-12:30 PM Ocean and Water  Stop genocide and support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza now. No more tax dollars for Israel. End the occupation and the apartheid system. Free all hostages and prisoners. 11 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday. Help hold up banners. More info:  call Laura at 831-247-5332.

++++   Tuesday June 11 1 p.m. Santa Cruz Shitty Council Meeting City Hall 809 Center St.     

++++   Tuesday June 25 9 AM Board of Supervipers 701 Ocean St. County Building                  

Gathering Information

++++   Coral St.Update—what do they want to do in the shadow of the next sweep?

++++   Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)                                            

Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   Strategies for Organizing and Supporting Survival Encampments on Fern

++++   Anti-Genocide Encampment: Take them text of resolutions.

++++   Tourist Train Strategy & Spectacle

++++   Cooling Center when extreme heat threatens

++++   Specific Demands? (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)  

++++  Reports from gov bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)  

++++  Budget Report from Shitty Council and Stupes  

++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MH CAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)   

++++ Cloudy but not rainy for the next 10 days    

 Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s   

++++  Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes                                                  

If enough time and desire  

++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.   

++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

++++People can’t be detained just for trying to avoid police https://www.pressreader.com/usa/marysville-appeal-democrat/20240504/281590950645117                                                

Delayed Net-Show Access May 30:  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-thursday-may-30-2024-show-flashes-back-to-the-february-19-1996-broadcast-featuring-judgment-day-john-stuart-townwise-tony-mello-barbara-riverwomon-and-many-others-a/ June 2nd:  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-sunday-june-2-2024-show-features-keith-mchenry-and-coral-st-refugees-a-flashback-to-june-7-1995-with-cops-busting-signs-at-city-hall-sleepers-protest-cchs-frank-pu/

++++ To View these BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOWs:  go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click May 30th or June 2nd.            To Read descriptions of the show, click on above May 30 and June 2nd websites

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday June 2, 2024 show features Keith McHenry and Coral St. Refugees + a Flashback to June 7 1995 with cops busting signs at City Hall Sleepers Protest, CCH’s Frank Pucelik, Keith on the SF Matrix, and much more

The Sunday June 2, 2024 show includes:

The Flashback to June 7, 1995 includes: 

  • The Flashback prerecorded because of Bathrobespierre’s sentencing hearing for serving free food without a permit in San Francisco
  • Background of the S.F. harassment of Food Not Bombs and the homeless there
  • The Santa Cruz Injunction against the City Hall Sleepers Protest Vigil:  Sunshine and Pat Ring face citation and arrest for “protruding sign”
  • [6-4-96] Discussion with Frank Pucelik of the Citizen’s Committee for the Homeless
  • Palo Alto homeless activist and KKUP broadcaster Perusha Obluda on that city’s anti-homeless “No Sitting on the Sidewalk” law
  • Keith of San Francisco’s Food Not Bombs response to Bathrobespierre’s jailing for soupcrime & other recent SF events.
  • San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness staff attorney Judy Appel on the fight against Mayor Brown’s anti-homeless Matrix program
  • Former Homeless Daycenter Duchess on attacks on homeless people

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 30, 2024 show Flashes back to the February 19, 1996 broadcast featuring Judgment Day John Stuart, Townwise Tony Mello, Barbara Riverwomon, and many others as Winter Shelter was soon to shut down

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides’s May 30, 2024 show is a Flashback to February 19, 1996.  It includes: 

  •  Bathrobespierre Robert and guest/co-host “Judgment Day” John Stewart on Santa Cruz anti-homeless laws and policies, plus the dangers of involuntary social service “help” for the “mentally ill”; plus a crique of “Brimstone” Barbara Riverwomon’s support for Jonathan Kuzol Rachel and Her Children.
  • “Townwise” Tony Mello on the Berkeley Food Not Bombs gathering and the Fresno homeless scene.
  • Riverwomon calls in
  • Jerry of the Loose Cannon publication on government subsidizing homeowners over renters.
  • Bathrobespierre Upstart Updates from the Road and the Sidewalk 

HUFF ducks between sun and shadow at the Sub Rosa Thursday May 30th at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM or so

HUFF “Loose Cannons” Suggestions for 5-30-24                                `  Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   The meeting is follows the format decided by Athena and other members  

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation  

++++   Passarounds & Handouts: Past two resolutions +  supporting UAW strike; grants pass v. Johnson summary, flyers given out at Coral St. and Duck Pond “Soupstock” concert  

++++   Announcements: TBA                                               

Upcoming Events

++++    Continuing protest against the War in Gaza at the student encampment at Quarry Plaza

++++    Palestine Solidarity protest – support the UCSC student encampment Now at both the base of campus and the West entrance.

++++   Saturday  5-18 11 AM-12:30 PM Ocean and Water  Stop genocide and support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza now. No more tax dollars for Israel. End the occupation and the apartheid system. Free all hostages and prisoners. 11 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday. Help hold up banners. More info:  call Laura at 831-247-5332.                  

Gathering Information

++++   Coral St. Encampment Contacts and Flyer Distribution

++++   Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)

++++   Coral St. Pogonip, & Elsewhere: Contact Info with Survival Campers

                                          Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   UCSC Support for Anti-Genocide Encampment: Take them text of resolutions.

++++   Eyes on the Main Library Parking Lot for Police Treatment of Vehicular Refugees

++++   UCSC Contacts: Gaza Protest,  RV Camp, 2-Entrance Protests

++++   New Info on Ratner/Matt, County Homeless Czar (Accountability for $$ spent) as prep &/or End Raids/More Survival Camp Services

++++   Specific Demands? (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)  

++++  Reports from gov bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)  

++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MHCAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)   

++++ No Rain Predicted for next 10 days  

++++ Street strategies to use if the Supreme Court overturns Martin v. Boise right to rest.                                        

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s  

++++  Patient Advocate George Corvalho for data on numbers of TeleCare psych holds sent out of County last year; Reiss protection against forced drugging procedures posted at TeleCare?  

++++  Updating CARE Court, Conservatorship, LPS protection weakening,   ++++  Reggie Meisler Report?  Prospects for an in-streets HUFF meeting out on Delaware  

++++  Water accessibility at survival camps, on Pacific Ave., at city Hall and elsewhere;   

++++  Public Bathrooms; London Nelson Discrimination  Open Bathrooms at Night   

++++  Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes                                                  

If enough time and desire   

++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/  

++++  https://streetsensemedia.org/article/how-could-grants-pass-v-johnson-reshape-homelessness-policy-in-the-united-states/  

                                               Delayed Net-Show Access ++++ BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOW: After 6 PM Thurs & 9:30 AM Sun go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on date  5-23 Show:  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-thursday-may-23-2024-show-flashes-back-to-the-july-22-2001-broadcast-during-the-camp-paradise-vs-the-progressives-era-with-the-dolphin-lee-eviction-relocation-proj/   5-26 Show:  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-sunday-may-26-2024-show-features-athena-of-huff-reporting-on-the-housing-matters-pr-march-and-coral-st-refugees-biking-against-the-gaza-genocode-a-flashback-to-jun/   The Flashback is to the June 30, 1995 on the life and death of Linda “the Lark” Edwards

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday May 26, 2024 show features Athena of HUFF reporting on the “Housing Matters” PR march and Coral St. refugees+ Biking against the Gaza Genocode a Flashback to June 30, 1995 on the life & death of Linda the Lark Edwards

The May 26, 2024 show includes: 

  • [throughout] Human rights outrage set to music by David Rovics
  • https://www.mercurynews.com/2024/05/17/santa-cruz-county-a-case-study-on-pandemic-project-roomkey/
  • Conversations at the Funding Matters  [which calls itself “Housing Matters”{HM}] 5-18 “March to End Homelessness” with Terra Nelson Weeks from Selva Beach church group; William Henry van Brott on $4 for a cup of hot water at Lulu Carpenters
  • Report afterwards by Angel-Arc Athena on the 5-18 March and on HM policies
  • Angel-Arc’s report from Survival Tent Encampment on the Coral St. sidewalk (regularly driven away by police in “clean-up’s”)
  • [5-22] At the UAW graduate student strike/Gaza encampment at the base of UCSC campus speaking with Ian, Anna, and Jii
  • [5-25] Cafe chatter with David Tennessee supporting anti-authoritarian action at City Council
  • [5-25] Walk-a-mile Woodleaf on his housing search; Clinton the Vet praises HM; Marnie the merciful landlord 
  • [5-25] Midwife Maria from Gaza at the Town Clock with the Bikers Against Genocide

The Flashback to June 30, 1995 includes:

  • Reverend Benet on Toxics in the environment and fluoridation in Santa Cruz [5-18] 
  • Bathrobespierre critiques former Mayor Scott Kennedy, the SCPD, the CPRB [Citizen’s Police Review Board], and Police Chief Belcher
  • “Lighthouse” Linda Lemaster on Linda “the Lark”‘s history of defending Free Meal clinics, high profile tabling at the 1990 Post Office Homeless Table vigil, & the sexual assault on Linda “the Lark” Edwards shortly before she died at Hillhaven Rest Home.
  • Beach Flats resident Lisa Johnstone, John Stuart, Morgan Firestar, recall their memory of Linda’s last day.
  • Discussion of the subsequent rape investigation and discussion of D.A. and police (non) response
  • Discussion of how the community should respond to Linda’s deathbed rape

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 23 2024 show Flashes back to the July 22, 2001 broadcast during the Camp Paradise vs. the “Progressives” era with the Dolphin-Lee eviction/relocation project

The May 23, 2024 show is a Flashback to July 22, 2001 and includes: 

  • Bathrobespierre’s updates on recent and upcoming City Council plan to purchase the Lee property for the Nueva Vista project; refusal to put Councilmember Porter’s “Modify the Sleeping Ban” proposal on the agenda.
  • Dustyhands Doug McGrath on the recent abuses of Officer Seiley (the younger) around Camp Paradise.
  • Bud, the Street Spirit street paper vendor
  • Skidmark Bob interviews Camp Paradise head Larry Templeton with a positive view; cordoning off of Hippie Planter at New Leaf market
  • Bathrobespierre speaks to City Council on its [Failure to provide Portapotties] Politics 
  • Stillstanding Steve Argue on sheriffs called to retag a tent in Riverview Campground for “blocking view” & a citation for “intent to urinate”
  • “Dangerous” John Thielking discusses negotiations for bail for Justman Jim Costner for his Columbus statue smashing.
  • Street Spirit update on Camp Paradise: https://www.huffsantacruz.org/StreetSpiritSantaCruz/2002-7-camp-paradise-vs-city-hall-001.pdf 

Proposed HUFF Agenda and Info Sheet for 5-23-24 HUFF convenes 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Thursday May 23 at the Sub Rose Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church

HUFF Ruf Agenda Suggestions for 5-23-24                                `  

Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries

++++   Timekeeper (10 minutes per item)  Hand-raisin’ courtesies, Chair rotation  

++++   Passarounds & Handouts: Proposed UCSC Gaza Encampment Support Resolution  

++++   Announcements: TBA  

++++   Reviewing the Funding Matters PR-and-funding march from last Saturday  

++++   Street Reports                                               

Upcoming Events

++++    Continuing protest against UC police thuggery and the War in Gaza at the base of campus at the Gaza Encampment (24-hours) and the UAW strike (daytime)

++++    May 25th Take the Streets for Palestine 3 PM Town Clock

++++   Saturday  5-25 11 AM-12:30 PM Ocean and Water  Stop genocide and support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza now. No more tax dollars for Israel. End the occupation and the apartheid system. Free all hostages and prisoners. 11 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday. Help hold up banners. More info:  call Laura at 831-247-5332.

++++   Tuesday May 28 Santa Cruz Shitty Council Meeting City Hall Time TBA                  

Gathering Information

++++   Coral St.Update—what do they want to do in the shadow of the next sweep?

++++   Surveillance Camera Location (thru direct inquiry, observation, and public records)                                            

Possible Topics for Discussion

++++   Strategies for Organizing and Supporting Survival Encampments ++++   UCSC Support for Anti-Genocide Encampment: Take them text of resolutions.

++++   UCSC Gaza Protest,  RV Camp, Town/Gown, recent road takeover

++++   Specific Demands? (Stop the Sweeps, Reapportion funding to service existing camps)  

++++  Reports from gov bodies (City Council, Board of Supes, Mental Health Advisory Board)  

++++  Incidents from PovertyPimp Palaces (Housing Matters, Armory) & Service Agencies (MHCAN, Grey Bears, FNB, etc.)   

++++ Cloudy but not rainy for the next 10 days   

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s   

++++  Target Suggestions: City Mangler’s office…Police Station…Coastal Commission… City Hall—City Council meets Tuesday 4-30 1 p.m.  ​/Emeline/TelcCare/Supes                                                  

If enough time and desire  

++++  Possible phone contacts: Laura C. on Recent political updates and incoming videos/complaints at 245-0956; Wes White on Watsonville sweep threat; Helga on Coral St.   

++++  Pro-Palestinian-Homeless Alliance protest info: https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

++++People can’t be detained just for trying to avoid police https://www.pressreader.com/usa/marysville-appeal-democrat/20240504/281590950645117                                                

Delayed Net-Show Access

++++ BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES NET-RADIO SHOW: After 6 PM Thurs & 9:30 AM Sun go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  click on date