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DNC and Code Pink

July 27th, 2016 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in DNC | Philadelphia - (0 Comments)
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The “Code Pink” women managed another protest  at the DNC, where signs were unfurled and a message was told.  That message:  Free the Whistle Blowers! & Stop the Drones!

All was good until they found Crystal (who blocked a few views) then escorted her into the lobby area where they then circled her with 8 or more security goons.

Crystal was nervous since they were detaining her without charging.  Immediate I asked why she was being detained when there were others who had been holding signs up in the convention (more…)

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Today Rebecca picked up Crystal and I then drove out to the start of the BLM rally where we ran into Bill PerryKevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers among others who showed their support today.

There were about 10,000 people in FDR Park tonight, spread out over a huge area. They marched from city hall once again and with a mix of heat and angst tensions were high but still the crowd remained peaceful. Some inside bickering about candidates, corruption and feelings of giving up and taking back the “arena”.  After seeing some of the speeches tonight (more…)

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Delegates arriving….lots of chanting “no HILLARY!”  It was clear the people have had enough.  The crowds continued to grow in numbers and in volume as they sent a message to the delegate. (more…)

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We gathered again at City Hall where plenty of marchers wanted to be heard.  Their voices came through loud and clear…..Bernie or bust!  After the march to FDR park we gathered in huge numbers to hear Jill Stein deliver her speech and it was great.  There’s no doubt the people are confused as to where to go during this campaign.  What was very clear is that they are NOT voting for Hilary!  The evening was cut short when torrential rains starting giving us all a nice bath after a very hot day.  As everyone ran toward the subway protecting their equipment it was noticed that the huge stage and image projectors had been covered in plastic.  There was going to be some great music, (more…)

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Today more than 10,000 people lined the streets of Philly to protest for clean energy and responsible ways to take care of mother earth.  It was a spectacle of great proportions as protestors took to the streets with their message.   It was an honor to be part of this and then to take part in the Bernie Sanders march (with the ‘V’) rolling through the streets of Philly to chants and cheers as we headed to FDR park to meet those braves souls who walked the 3;5 miles to get there.

Certainly this stuff would not have been covered by the regular media, who continue to minimize the importance of our movements for change.  The day ended with (more…)

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The streets were filled with people who care about global warming as they carried their signs and marched from City Hall to Independence Mall.  There were plenty to march….our guess about 15,000 to 50,000 in the streets.   We’re betting the media didn’t cover it! (more…)

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The people came together today in a couple different locations and began the conversation about why, what and how to fix a broken system. Plenty of folks joined together to plan and network. The room eventually filled and every room was occupied with strong willed, “we need change” people hoping for a better democracy. Lots of Bernie fans wondering why he isn’t running on the green ticket. Over all it was a good show. I hope it goes further and not just another talk session. We need action and a plan if we’re going to make (more…)

250 donkey's around town for a scavenger hunt.

The revolution is looking pretty sparce so far. We’re hoping the masses are going to show up soon so we can remain hopeful there’ll be change! Otherwise Costa Rica is looking real good. The volunteers got together in the “Friends Church (Quakers) in whose parking lot we are occupying. Then it was a day of checking out the city and wow, what a great day we had touring around. Ended the day with frozen yogart and that was yummy. (more…)

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The OTR gang left Pueblo on Tuesday and as of 8 am Thursday we are about 500 miles from Philly, making great time on our journey to the People’s Convention. Could it be any hotter? Our air conditioner is not working well. Needless to say it’s a wee bit warm in the back, so we’re all fighting over who’s going to drive!  Plenty of laughs are being had as we make our way to the destination,  it’s too hot to stop!  There’s no generator so we’re hoping to get power at the final stop.   Just gets better doesn’t it….but it doesn’t curb the laughter aboard the ‘V’.

We paid a visit to the Equality House thanks to research and a bit of prompting by Mike Grace. What a hoot that was.   (more…)

James Raymond Smith

This song was written by Janet a while ago.  Jimi Smith has put it to music recently and we wanted to share it with all of you.  Thank you JRS for making this happen!

OTR Song by James R Smith