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videoMayor Keeley Targets the Homeless with Surprise Traffic Median Motion (video/mp4 165.0MB) by Santa Cruz News
At the March 14th meeting of the Santa Cruz City Council, Mayor Fred Keeley introduced a surprise motion targeting homeless residents who panhandle on traffic medians (watch video below). Keeley's motion was not included anywhere in the meeting's agenda packet, he spontaneously inserted it into an unrelated vote on item #15, which concerned bicycle safety improvements and the removal of automobile parking on Laurel Street. Keeley stated the motion as follows: "Add additional direction that th...
Posted: Mon, Mar 20, 2023 8:06am PDT
textActivist Leads Fight to Stop Harassment of Vehicular Residents by Reggie Meisler (posted by Norse)
In an extensive and well-documented article on LookOut, activist Reggie Meisler published his research and activism to defend the rights of those in vehicles being harassed by police. Cops have been threatening and ticketing for signs not permitted by the Costal Commission....
Posted: Sat, Mar 11, 2023 5:00pm PST
textFood Not Bombs announces Meals-at-City-Hall today after top cop bans Lot #10 serving by Keith McHenry (posted by Norse)
Harsh rainy weather, the City's failure to provide adequate 24-hour Warming Center facility, and the Chief Escalante's recent ban on serving in the protected parking garage #10 have prompted the free survival food service to move to City Hall today and likely during future rainy days until reasonable alternatives are allowed....
Posted: Fri, Mar 10, 2023 8:56am PST
imageFollow-Up Protest Questions for Tuesday February 7th 11 AM
by Robert Norse (for HUFF)
A second protest is slated for the Mountain Community Resource Center after a woman videoing the midnight eviction of a homeless man for "trespass" was arrested, brutalized, and faces a year in jail and $1000 fine....
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 8:10pm PST
documentStop Felton's Mountain Community Resource Center Driving Homeless Out Into the Rain
by Robert Norse
Charges of cruel, discriminatory, and unnecessary evictions of unhoused folks into survival-threatening weather at Felton's Mountain Community Resource Center have prompted this protest. Two fliers describe the situation and ask the community to respond....
Posted: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 11:26am PST
textRV Human Rights Activists Challenges Santa Cruz City Police Violations by Reggie Meisler (posted by Norse)
Reggie Meisler, civil liberties defender of unhoused rights, is waiting for an answer to his January 9th letter to Santa Cruz City Manager Matt Huffaker, Mayor Fred Keeley, Police Chief Rudy Escalante, and the S.C. City Council. Meisler calls for Huffaker to direct his SCPD to stop harassing and uprooting those whose vehicles are their shelter by misusing the "abandoned vehicle" tagging law....
Posted: Wed, Jan 11, 2023 7:07pm PST
textSanta Cruz City Mangler Closes Civic Auditorium Shelter by Robert Norse (and Matt Huffaker)
Yesterday, City Manager Matt Huffaker sent me his first-ever e-mail in response to my denunciation of the closing of the Civic Auditorium Emergency Shelter as torrential rains approach....
Posted: Sun, Jan 8, 2023 2:28pm PST
textOnline events w) Chomsky, Loretta Ross, Park Cannon, Jason Moore, Robin D.G. Kelley, etc. by Toward increased Networking
Here are about 24 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11:00 am tomorrow, 10/31), featuring people such as Richard Wolff, Noam Chomsky, Robin Hahnel, Leah Litman, Sherrilyn Ifill, Wendy Weiser, Loretta Ross, Park Cannon, Jason Moore, Robin D.G. Kelley, Becca Andrews, Gerald Horne, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Jason Stanley and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are a...
Posted: Sun, Oct 30, 2022 8:04pm PDT
textCorrecting the Story: San Lorenzo Benchlands Demolition to begin 9 AM on Tuesday 10-25 by Robert Norse
Contrary to what was posted in Jessica York's recent Sentinel Story, the time of the Tuesday October 25th demolition of the next--to-the-last segment of the San Lorenzo Benchlands Survival Camp will be at 9 AM not at noon....
Posted: Sun, Oct 23, 2022 6:41pm PDT
textLetter to Mayor Brunner on City Council's Latest Homeless Hayride by Robert Norse
I wrote a letter to Mayor Brunner regarding the City's end run around human decency in the Benchlands. Item 19 is a double-barreled blast at those outside--showcasing an empty report that has no significant expansion of shelter for the planned Benchlands demolition. As well as a seizure of homeless funding--using it as demolition money....
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2022 9:12am PDT
calendarStop the SCPD Sweeps! Stop Lying About Available Shelter! Services Not Threats! by Robert Norse
Community Room, Santa Cruz Police Station Laurel and Center Streets....
Event Date: Tue, Aug 2, 2022 3:30pm PDT
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2022 8:10pm PDT
imagePreparing to Defend the Likely Sweeps
by Robert Norse
We did a little tabling downtown yesterday, distributing flyers and circulating petitions encouraging activists to rise up again in support of basic justice for those outside. We were testing the waters for Pacific Ave. passersby. The literature challenged the false "all is well--we've got shelter & housing for those outside" narrative. The flyers and petition set out a more truthful counter-narrative. Our ultimate goal is to provide support for resistance to Benchlands removal at the end...
Posted: Mon, Jul 4, 2022 6:32pm PDT
documentKoffee Klatch Flyers Fighting Planned Benchlands July Sweep
by Robert Norse
For three mornings, activists tabled at City Hall circulating petitions and flyers demanding City Manager Matt Huffaker reverse his plan to sweep the 300-400 people in the Benchlands in July. Some of the flyers distributed are reprinted below....
Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2022 9:32pm PDT
textKoffee Klatch Against Cold Hearts at City Hall by Robert Norse
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) wants to encourage those outside and their supporters to provide a true narrative that exposes the unjustified and exaggerated claims of City officials led by City Manager Matt Huffaker, With help from Food Not Bombs and other good samaritans, we'll be providing coffee and sweet rolls in the morning for 3-days next week (June 6-8) and perhaps beyond.....
Posted: Fri, Jun 3, 2022 12:49pm PDT
imageResisting Two Wars: The Threatened Nuclear Holocaust & The Attack on the Unhoused
by Robert Norse
A brief protest at the Town Clock Sunday (5-8) against U.S, escalation of the war in Ukraine drew a handful of dedicated activists from older times and other places....
Posted: Mon, May 9, 2022 12:51pm PDT
textTriple Trouble Tuesday: Trio of Terrible Items Scars Council Agenda by Robert Norse
Bad news for buskers, street vendors, and rv-dwellers hits the City Council agenda Tuesday April 12th on items 24, 30, and 31 in yet another "public not wanted" Zoomed meeting....
Posted: Sun, Apr 10, 2022 11:27pm PDT
documentTesting the Waters for Another Koffee Klatch
by Robert Norse
With the increased sweeps against those outside in Santa Cruz, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) is checking out unhoused and sympathizer support for a regular daytime presence at City Council offices to lobby the Council for some fundamental policy changes.The regular gathering would include coffee and munchables as we seek to speak to the unspeakable....
Posted: Tue, Apr 5, 2022 9:45pm PDT
textUkraine’s Propaganda War: International PR Firms, DC Lobbyists and CIA Cutouts by Dan Cohen
Dan Cohen reveals the network of foreign strategists, Washington DC lobbyists, and intelligence-linked media outlets behind Ukraine’s public relations blitz....
Posted: Tue, Mar 29, 2022 11:25am PDT
documentTabling Downtown Takes on Two Insane Wars
by Robert Norse
Yesterday a small cadre of HUFFsters set up a table downtown to solicit and spread opinion on the War Against the Poor and the War in Ukraine.. We called our table the Vigil Against Two Wars. We opposed the NATO-provoked war criminal Russian invasion of Ukraine.and the sweep-em-out-of-sight authority now claimed by the City Manager Matt Huffaker...
Posted: Wed, Mar 16, 2022 9:07pm PDT
calendarSay NO to Two Wars! by Robert Norse
Cooper and Pacific Ave. In front of O'Neill's on the sidewalk...
Event Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2022 12:00pm PDT
Posted: Mon, Mar 14, 2022 10:45pm PDT