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
  • 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