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image Remembering Michael Mears 480_img_2746_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Remembrance Gathering April 11 at City Hall...
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:14PM
text Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie. by Mike Zint & JP Massar
Governments need to take a serious look at how we have succeeded – and how they could help us succeed better. They need to take stability seriously. They need to allow an environment where stability can exist. And that means cities need to change how they are doing things when housing simply does not exist or is unaffordable....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11AM
audio Interview with Dj Jaffe - Focusing on Reforms for Untreated Serious Mentally Ill People (audio/mpeg 26.5mb) by WTUL News and Views
Dj Jaffe - Author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill - is a mental health advocate unafraid to speak the truth about the realities of untreated serious mental illness. He has been called radical by some and a gadfly by others but there is no doubt that his words resonate with many families unable to help their sick loved ones because the mental health system is completely dysfunctional....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:24PM
text Revised: HUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Reject Trump’s “Death Budget” by Posted By Lynda Carson
“Trump’s budget will push millions of people from their homes; starve seniors, children and families; and deny health care to 24 million people,” said Ed Lucas, of Chicago, President of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT). “People will die if these proposals see the light of day. Congress should declare Trump’s “Death Budget” dead on arrival!”...
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19PM
calendar The 89th Freedom Sleepers Sleep-out at Santa Cruz City Hall 480_screen_shot_2017-03-20_at_10.28.43_am.jpg by Keith McHenry
The Freedom Sleepers will be sleeping out at City Hall once again this Tuesday, March 21, 2017. We will provide free food and sleep out against the sleeping ban where unsheltered people are woken and often ticketed by the police and rangers....
Event Date: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:39AM
calendar Third Anti-homeless Fence Decorating Party 480_santa-cruz-post-office-anti-homeless-fence_1.jpg by Free SANTA CRUZ
Post Office 850 Front St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:36PM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who recently bought a fancy $1.3 million home near D.C., in Vienna, Virginia, where he resides with his wife Candy, was A.W.O.L., and nowhere to be found by the media yesterday when it came time for him to step up to the plate on behalf of the poor, elderly and disabled, to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts that will harm hundreds of thousands of HUD’s subsidized households!...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:52AM
calendar Training: Homeless Encampment Sweeps Watch by Kelley Cutler
Coalition on Homelessness 468 Turk St. San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:26PM
calendar Denounce City Council's Toothless Sanctuary Law, then Join Freedom SleepOut #88 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Join the fun in front of City Hall at 809 Center St. on the brick entranceway to the "City Hall Courtyard" from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday mid-morning. The area was declared a "park" to give Parks and Recreation Rangers power to exclude homeless folks guilty of nothing but sleeping there at night in an unprecedented due process-free process on pain of a year in jail. Food and festivities will begin near (or perhaps inside) City Council chambers. The Gang of Seven will finalize an ...
Event Date: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:42AM
image Anti-Homeless Fence Decorating Party 480_anti-homeless-architecture-fence-decorating-party-santa-cruz-post-office_1_1_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
Anti-homeless architecture is common in Santa Cruz, including hi-frequency Mosquito Boxes in parks, removing planter boxes and free speech zones on Pacific, replacing the City Hall lawn with gravel and rocks, and now the ugly chain link fencing at the historic downtown post office. On March 11 and 12, Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs decorated the anti-homeless fence at the post office to make it more attractive. Signs, toys, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, soap, clothes, shoes, flowers, and str...
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:16PM
text Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California by Lynda Carson
Based on the documents from the Senate Appropriations Committee, this is an updated impact of some of the proposed cuts to HUD. Below are some of the numbers in regards to how California will be affected if Trump’s proposed $6 billion in budget cuts to HUD are enacted. This information may change if the budget cutting numbers are not final, regardless these numbers should assist tenant and housing activists in opposing the proposed budget cuts to HUD, by the Trump regime....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00AM
image Anti-Homeless Architecture — Anti-Homeless Fence at the Post Office in Santa Cruz 480_po_fence_1_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
A safe dry shelter for over a dozen of our homeless friends is now being fenced off and one of our city's most historic and beautiful buildings is being defaced....
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 7:52PM
image Trump regime may cut HUD’s budget by $6 billion or more 120_houselessness_grows_balconies.jpg by Lynda Carson
Oakland has been receiving around $1.5 million per year in recent years from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) that is shared throughout the city by 7 districts. Now that the CDBG program is being targeted for elimination by the Trump regime, it will result in a great hardship for many residents in Oakland!...
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 6:08AM
image Police Department Bombshell: ICE Inside SCPD 480_irene-o-conell-city-council_1.jpg by Chris Krohn
I've been writing a column about Santa Cruz city council politics, and the general goings-on in Surf City. Of course, it is from my perspective as a city council member, and director of the internship program in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. I would love your feedback on this column....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:38PM
calendar Showing Contempt for Local Trumpite Sleeping Ban Enforcement--Freedom SleepOut #87 1984_came_early_in_santa_cruz.pdf_140_.jpg by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Again Besieging the Balmy Bigots at City Hall--809 Center St.---in the City Hall Courtyard both there and on the sidewalk. Sleeping bags, blankets, cameras, and hot soup are our weapons. From Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. Help needed posting videos on line to showcase the antics of the Sleepbuster Scalawags who stalk Freedom Sleepers by night and by day....
Event Date: Tue Mar 7, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 10:43PM
text In condemned remarks, HUD Secretary Ben Carson calls slaves “immigrants” by Lynda Carson
People have allegedly been around for the last 195,000 years or more, and slavery has existed since before written history. The slavery era insurance registry reveals a lot of information about slavery!...
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 9:07PM
text Housing Secty Carson and Energy Secty Perry confirmed with Democratic votes by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Millionaire former Democrats, anti-public housing Ben Carson, was confirmed as Housing Secretary with 6 Democratic votes and anti-Energy Department Rick Perry was confirmed as Energy Secretary with 9 Democratic votes on March 2, 2017....
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 6:08AM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson leads subsidized renters & union employees into uncertain future by Lynda Carson
As the federal employees, including HUD employees, and HUD’s subsidized renters experience a state of panic regarding the future of HUD and it’s subsidized housing programs, the future seems very grim and uncertain under the fascist right-wing Trump regime, and the new Hud Secretary, Ben Carson!...
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 1:57AM
image Steve Schlicht and Take Back Santa Cruz are Linked to Hate Sites 480_santa-mierda-santa-cruz-steve-schlicht_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News Network
Web designer Steve Schlicht, of the group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), is the anonymous blogger behind the Santa Mierda website, according to information circulated by former Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Candidate Bob Lamonica and posted to his website. It is the first concrete evidence linking Steve Schlicht to the production of santamierda.com, which has been called a "rabid anti-homeless website" by one homeless advocate in Santa Cruz, and a hate site by others. Besides being a m...
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 6:54PM
image Anti-homeless group tries to drive Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs out of sight 480_food_not_bombs_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
Does “Street Feeding” really keep people homeless?...
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 1:36AM