Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday 6-23-24 show joins folks at one of the few surviving homeless gatherings–the weekend Town Clock meet + a 12-11-08 Flashback featuring in-studio cawster Crow, Sat Nite SleepOut Vignettes, NY Prof’s report on Greece

The June 23, 2024 show includes:  

  • “Cornerstone” Carol Denney on present city, university, court, and legislative shenanigans and the future of People’s Park
  • Oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the Grants Pass v. Jackson’s case: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2023/23-175
  • “All About Action” Athena on recent police raids against those outside along Coral St. and vicinity as well as more on the recent behavior of Housing Matters
  • “The U.S. is Preparing for World War 3 while Expanding Draft Registration” by Caitlin Johnstone at https://substack.com/@caitlinjohnstone
  • Airborne Athena recounts the casualty list and increased hostile fire facing folks outside after the Coral St. raids

The Flashback to December 22, 2008 includes:

  • “Linda A”  to be turned out of River St. mini-shelter while legally blind still recovering from eye surgery
  • Crow joins the show as guest and co-host on reclaiming fenced off Drum Circle space rejecting a “stay away” order from Farmer’s Market/drum circle and demanding a jury trial.
  • Last Saturday night [12-17] Sleep-Out: 2 cops give 4 a.m. citations
  • Sociology prof Nick Alexieu at Queens College from NYC calls in to give update on the Greek rebellion.
  • [12-18] “Street Guy with Tatoos” from Julia Vinograd’s then new Beside Myself book

Bathrobespierre’s Broadside’s Thursday, June 20, 2024 show Flashes back to the September 25, 2014 broadcast featuring Street Interviews a-plenty and discussion of the anti-homeless “Mosquito” devices set up to disperse homeless folks

The Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides June 20, 24 show is a Flashback to September 25, 2014. 

It includes:      

+++  G9-20 Interview with Keith McHenry on Mother Theresa in S.F          +++   9-25 Red Church Interviews: Eric Ray & Donna Marie on P&R’s August raid taking his stuff–5 camps destroyed, stuff hidden in trees taken, tents slashed by Labor Ready workers, repeats seizures subsequently      

+++  Honey’s 24-hour stay-away order from the beach after a ticket      

+++  Mass bust at Parking Lot #9 against travelers for smoking w/5 cops      

+++  Street jeweler Robin reports levee wildlife destruction to drive out campers, fencing near Tannery 2-3 weeks ago; HLOSC now like a prison with locked gate so no more meals there             

+++  Lone WolfHutch denounces S.C. Hotel for ripping him off for vets check             

+++  Jeweler reports Move-Along fine reduced from $349 to $100 though they weren’t asked as the law required to move along      

+++  DreamCatcher on massive seizure of property of 7 older men in San Lorenzo Park while they were at lunch      

+++  Correspondence with assistant City Manager Scott Collins on the anti-homeless “Mosquito” devices used to discourage groups of “undesireables” from clustering near banks, under bridges, and elsewhere in the city.       

+++  A caller and in studio broadcaster Doc Mike discuss the health implications of the Mosquito devices           

+++  Colin Campbell Clyde’s national political dismay

HUFF plans a shorter meeting 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the SubRosa Courtyard next to the Bike Church on January 20, 2024 with a 2:30 convoy to the Mental Health Advisory Board to talk sanity on the toxic effect of police sweeps on those outside

HUFF Ruf Agenda Suggestions 6-20-24                                             

 Top of the Agenda                 

++++   A shorter meeting than usual is planned because SubRosa worker Jacine is ill with COVID; Robert and Gloria may also be affected.   

++++   Likely meeting in the courtyard outside: be prepared for cool weather.  

++++   The meeting will be interrupted at 2:30 p.m. with a convoy of activists to the Mental Health Advisory Board [MHAB]at Emeline St. which begins at 3 p.m. to demand the Board consider and respond to the toxic effects of police raids (“sweeps”) on unhoused encampments who have no other shelter choices.  

++++  Other HUFF concerns for the MHAB: forced drugging, functional Reiss protections, out-of-county removals to facilitate forced incarceration and drugging; inadequate services; statistics on all these issues.  

++++ Minutes of the last MHAB meeting [5-24] : https://www.santacruzhealth.org/Portals/7/Pdfs/Local%20Mental%20Health%20Board/2024/04.18.24%20Approved%20Minutes.pdf    

++++  Restoring right to survival encampments in Santa Cruz regardless of the Supreme Crapster decision`                                    

Standard Stuff: Procedures and Preliminaries  

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

++++   Passarounds & Handouts  Minutes of last MHAB meeting;  Supreme Court’s decision in Grants Pass v Johnson impacting Martin v Boise and right to rest/sleep in Santa Cruz  

++++   Announcements: TBA

++++   Street Reports with particular focus on recent Pogonip and Golf Club Drive Police Attacks

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

++++   Saturday  6-22 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.

++++    Monday The Santa Cruz Homeless Union will be meeting at City Hall, 809 Center Street on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 5:00 pm to review our response to the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of anti-camping laws in the Grants Pass v Johnson case                  

Gathering Information

++++   Property lost on Coral St. and at other recent seizures

++++   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

++++   New  Strategies for Documenting Property Loss:  Case #, Receipts, Audio recordings

++++   Tourist Train Strategy & Spectacle Update

++++   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.)   

++++ Milk cloudy weather for the next 10 days; no promise police will be stopping their raids.                                            

Keeping Tabs: Someday Follow-Up’s   

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

Delayed Net-Show Access

June 13th :  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-thursday-june-13-2024-show-flashes-back-to-the-october-24-2004-broadcast-featuring-interviews-with-rough-rider-richard-quigley-compassion-flower-inn-manager-andrea-ti/ June 16th  https://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-sunday-6-16-24-show-joins-folks-at-one-of-the-few-surviving-homeless-gatherings-the-weekend-town-clock-meet-a-10-27-13-flashback-on-protests-against-tightening-city-la/ ++++ 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 6-16-24 show joins folks at one of the few surviving homeless gatherings–the weekend Town Clock meet + a 10-27-13 Flashback on protests against tightening City laws against the poor outside

The Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday 6-16-24 show includes:

  • Background of the Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides musical introductory theme “Sing me a Song of Social Significance” from the 30’s musical Pins and Needles
  • Paula and Alana on police and code enforcer interference against poor folks downtown
  • Paula on her past and Watsonville vs. Santa Cruz for the poor
  • “San Francisco street beautification program turns ugly” from May 29, 2024 Chronicle
  • “Giving Away Booze? Program actually Helps Alcoholics”  https://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle-late-edition-sunday/20240609/282381224698524
  • Russell on the Coral St. demolition followed by fences and repeat raids
  • Cooper: Health care racket dumping people on the streets; Dreadeye—Gov. Newsom cleaning out California of working people.
  • Greg B.: Fragments of feeling and frenzy starting with exclusion for meyowing in the Sobering Center​
  • Restless Robert Woodleaf on garbage can crime
  • Katzenjammer Keith on unveiling of 750 beds-in-one-room shelter in San Diego—harbinger of the future?
  • “Rainbow” has sour words about Chico’s musical sidewalks policies towards the homeless​
  • [6-15]  Stefanie’s report from her sidewalk shopping card combo in the downtown library parking lot


The October 27, 2013 Flashback includes:

  • Bathrobespierre on the backstory behind the Downtown Ordinance, past, present, and future
  • Specifics of the proposed and toxic “non-commercial use” ordinance then coming up at City Council
  • Constriction of the Consent Agenda public comment period and 4th of July Triple Fine Zones & racial profiling
  • Myths of the Public Hysteria Task Farce conclusions (aka the Public Safety Task Force).
  • Public Comment on the ordinance constricting performer, table-ing, vending, and panhandling space downtown
  • [ ]  Protest against the ordinance with Sage, Dan, Sgt. Bush, Dan C. of the Sentinel, Razor Ray, Alley & Apso from Chico, Anonymous, Denica, Anihu the pooch, David Silva, and Phil Posner.
  • Phone Interview with Spilly Chilly’s Bowl of Rocks with Sandra Leigh as Community TV gets gentrified
  • Task Farce Debate on Whether to Survey or Not
  • Lighthouse Linda on the homeless ID system—compulsory or voluntary.
  • More cheeky chalkers and supporters at the Protest: Dennis E., ​McCall, Mama Shannon, Colin Campbell Clyde, Sgt. Bush

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, June 13, 2024 show Flashes back to the October 24, 2004 broadcast featuring interviews with Rough Rider Richard Quigley, Compassion Flower Inn Manager Andrea Tishler, and more

The Thursday June 13, 2024 show is a Flashback to October 24, 2004. 

It includes:

  • [throughout] Social and Political Songs from Mike True
  • A 10-22-24 Interview with Gary, Bliss, and Joe Barker, focusing on Barker’s harassment by Parks and Rec rangers and state campground repression/restriction & Bliss on disabled discrimination.
  • Compassion Flower Inn empresario Andrea Tishler on Supervisor expansion of caregiver canopy space for medical marijuana
  • [10-23]  Bill and Chloe on sitting on Union Grove planter boxes across from Metro; Musical Mike Pentecost banned from Bookshop Coonerty for sleeping nearby; Curey, city library worker who lived in with her mom and three dogs in her car for a year in Mission St. Safeway lot; 
  • Rough Rider Richard Quigley on the Last Days of Sheriff Mark Tracy, KSCO’s cutoff of Bathrobespierre Robert on the issue, and the latest on Quigley’s “freedom to helmet” issue
  • Becky Johnson’s critical analysis Mayor Emily Reilly on homeless issues.
  • Mad-and-Moody Michael Tomasi interview on police activity under acting Police Chief Skerry
  • [9-2]  Thursday night FRSC-on-the-street interviews on the Iraqi war
  • Brune and Norse—City Council candidates on the air

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