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We support the Walmart strikers!

November 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House | Walmart Protest - (Comments Off)

This Black Friday we need to send the Waltons a message. We can’t sit back while their workers go hungry any longer. And Walmart and the Waltons must stop taking illegal actions against Walmart workers who want to work hard and be able to provide for our families

To take action, join us at the north end Pueblo Walmart with a sign saying that you support the workers fighting for fair pay and respect, we’ll be taking picture of ourselves, to let the manager we support the workers’ cause. Walmart tracks all of these actions and they have a huge impact. There’s an example picture right below!

Join the “workers take action” here

Walmart strikers

 

Sister City Plaza in Solidarity with Mexico

November 20th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Faltan 43 | Pueblo - (Comments Off)
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Tonight we joined others at Sisters City Plaza (Pueblo), a stand in solidarity with our Mexican friends and families who are rising up against their Gov’t, being held liable for the disappearance of 43 male activist students.

Protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero have set fire to the local legislature as outrage spreads over the disappearance of 43 students. The students from Ayotzinapa teacher’s college have been missing for nearly seven weeks after they were ambushed by police. Unrest has intensified since Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam announced Friday that suspects in the case have admitted to killing the students and incinerating their bodies at a trash dump. More than 70 people have been arrested in the case, including the mayor of Iguala, who is accused of ordering the police attack ……see more on the story here:

Mexico Burns….story by Democracy Now

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Mexico Burns as Outrage over Student Disappearances!

November 13th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (Comments Off)

Protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero have set fire to the local legislature as outrage spreads over the disappearance of 43 students. The students from Ayotzinapa teacher’s college have been missing for nearly seven weeks after they were ambushed by police. Unrest has intensified since Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam announced Friday that suspects in the case have admitted to killing the students and incinerating their bodies at a trash dump. More than 70 people have been arrested in the case, including the mayor of Iguala, who is accused of ordering the police attack ……see more on the story here:

Mexico Burns….story by Democracy Now

Remember, remember!

November 5th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Nov 5 march | Pueblo House - (Comments Off)
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recordar 05 de noviembre

Pueblo has its first Nov 5th march. The RV rolled through the streets of downtown tonight picking up friends along the way. We expect this to be the start of many future Nov. 5th marches. It’s exciting to see so many young people standing up against corruption!

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On the road again!

October 21st, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Durango - (Comments Off)
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The “V” is headed to Moab, UT and having a little fun on the way with family for a week.  Stopped at the sand dunes overnight, then went to Durango today where we played outdoor Xylophones in a park.  Tomorrow on to Moab, UT to check thing sour.   Add another State to the list of 42 visited!

Occupying the Roads always feels good and especially meeting all the  wonderful people as we go. (more…)

MMM Nov 5

The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making; to provide a forum for people, to organize and speak out against corruption; and to educate the public about the consequences of corruption.  …

Be sure to join in the Global Masked March in Pueblo on Nov. 5th and raise your voice about the corruption in politics.   No more bought politicians.   It’s time for a change in congress.  We need real people finding solutions for real problems.

 

Million Mask March Pueblo

Global March against Corruption

Focus on climate change

October 11th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (Comments Off)

In recent months many voices have called for larger, escalated action on climate change. We agree. At the beginning of November, as the election campaigns conclude, we call for multiple, consecutive days of climate direct action in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Vote we must, but we must do much more.

We hurtle toward a climate precipice with one foot occasionally, tentatively tapping the brake but the other simultaneously flooring the accelerator on our fossil-fueled economy. (from Popular Resistance)

 

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Last week updates from Pueblo & Trinidad, CO

September 29th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | LWV | Pueblo | Stone House | Trinidad - (Comments Off)
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We’d like to welcome Marcel Kuemmet who arrived last week to lend a hand fixing the Li’l stone house, where we’re building a future music and art space for kids on the Eastside of Pueblo.  We’re excited with all that’s been happening here to get us to the finish line with our music space.  We can’t wait until we can use it for Friday night open mic.

The “V” was in Trinidad, CO this past week for a the Southeast Regional Philanthropy Days.  Over 3 days we pitched our case for a grant so we could fund our vision of 3 functional houses all offering unique things.  The media house will be the most expensive to fix and we’ll definitely need grant help to make that happen.  If anyone knows of grant writers send them our way :-) (more…)

Remembering 9-11 and wondering.

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Sept 11 2001 - (Comments Off)
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It’s amazing that so much information is available on the subject of 9-11 and yet so much is discarded as “conspiracy”, when in fact there are specialists, former government officials, etc. all of whom share their beliefs and facts on the subject.  Is it that the public are in such denial or naive that their minds won’t go there?  Is it that they (as one man stated honestly) cannot wrap their brains around these facts because then they’d have to “do something” about it?   If anyone could explain these facts with decent arguments it would be helpful, but how do you argue fact?    Here we are, 13 years later and still no one has been held accountable for this atrocity that flies in the face of “American Democracy”.  As Americans it’s our duty to question authority when there’s doubt, or we’re given substantial evidence of (more…)

CSU Orientation + Riverwalk Drumming Circle

August 27th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in CSU | Pueblo - (Comments Off)
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Met a whole lot of great people today at CSU student orientation. It was packed around noon and both Joe & I gave out hundreds of cards. We hope to have student volunteers joining us soon. We met musicians, artists, creative and passionate people who loved what we’re bringing to the east side. Great things are on its way and with the music and art space complete we’ll have another area for bringing people together to better the community.

We followed the day by joining a drumming circle on the river walk under the main st. bridge where many talented drummers gathered and what a sound they made!  The coordination of rhythm & beats was astounding.  Drummers came from CO Springs and Denver to participate.  We surely have a lot of talent locally.  Many have offered to play at Pueblo House and that’s wonderful.  We’re working hard to get the houses completed so we can start more programs for the kids. (more…)