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The ‘V’ spent a few days on the sunshine coast traveling all the way to Squamish, BC Canada where it surely was a big hit with all our revolutionaries on the side of it.

The day before leaving I noticed a lady riding her bike in front of the house. She had her dog on a leash and as I came out of the house to put some stuff in the RV, I saw that she had stopped and was now taking pictures of the RV, so I put the stuff down in the inside, closed the door and went to say hi. She said, “that’s quite a vehicle you have there”, to which I replied yes indeed. Then she stated how each person whose picture adorned the ‘V’ were so inspirational and made the world a different and better place. She remarked about people and serious struggles that were prevalent today. She said the world had changed and mentioned it was tough to deal with all the issues we faced without getting depressed (I remind myself this was Canada), then she mentioned that she cries almost every night about the things that are happening around us.   (more…)

Back occupying some roads

August 30th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
posters up on the V

The ‘V’ is back occupying a few roads as we make our way west across the US and then up to Canada where it will be parked for a week or so while we enjoy some ocean time.

The trip through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and then across the border into B.C. Canada was beautiful.

We met a couple interesting men while getting tires checked in Utah and surprisingly enough found some of the same issues there as were plaguing Pueblo.  Crime and drugs do not have defined borders.  The interview will be posted shortly. (more…)

boys playing checkers

We’ve been working hard on the radio station to bring programs for youth and part of that entailed interviews of kids on the Eastside.  It’s pretty sad when 50% of the 10 kids interviewed openly admit they’ve thought of suicide because life is too tough.  We’re doing our best to reach out to kids and let them know they have support and options.

Two of our donated houses are now up and running.  We host MakerSpace @ 816 E 5th on Fridays from 4-6 pm.  On Saturdays we have open mic and yard fun @ 824 E 5th.   There are more programs coming, we just need funding to make it happen.   Our gardens have been planted thanks to Baker Seed Co (Rare seeds) who donated $250 worth of non-gmo seeds. (more…)

Chelsea Manning

Obama’s flood of last-minute commutations marks the second day this week that he has reduced sentences for federal inmates. On Tuesday, he commuted the sentence of soldier Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for leaking US diplomatic secrets. Manning will walk free on 17 May. (more…)

Just received a new shipment of my book I wrote about my journey through Occupy  (with more pictures) “MoVement”or “Who Put the ‘V’ in Occupy? (same content is in both,   but you can order the cover depending on your preference) if anyone would like to purchase a copy. This is the one I’ve been trying to reformat forever. I’m sending those who ordered their copy this weekend. The one I sent in the meantime is a freebie for your patience. Purchases can be made here and all proceeds go to help KYOC radio station and Pueblo House.  Just scroll down the page a bit and on the right hand side you’ll see where you can order either cover. Thank you everyone. (Janet)

Choose either cover...content is the same with pictures.

Choose either cover…content is the same with pictures.

unles some...climate march

A few of us weathered the weather on Saturday to show our support for the National Climate March 2017.

With the snow coming down the speakers persevered to lend their voices.   Across the country people marched to stand up to the administration who think it’s not real.  Well, the people spoke up and this is what it looked like:

Climate March DC 2017 (more…)

Clay/Cobb oven addition.

OTR Foundation is working around the clock to bring a creative space to the Eastside of Pueblo where gangs and drugs run rampant.   It’s been some time renovating these abandoned homes that were donated over the course of 3 years.  With very limited funds we’ve managed to finish one for art and makerspace and almost completed the second for music and radio station.   After launching our 98.5 FM LP station we’re finding a voice for the community to raise its concerns and talk about the issues facing the Eastside. Our third house will be a while before we can find funding for that, but eventually that will become a media, virtual reality space.   Fun on Fifth St. is where it will be soon!   In the meantime we’re enjoying the (more…)

CSU-Pueblo Students bring their ideas for logos

The art students from Colorado State University here in Pueblo gave us some fresh ideas for their renditions of logo’s for our new radio station and the choices were tough with so many great designs.  We have decided on this one with a few minor changes.   We thank CSU graphic art students for giving us some great samples and making our little community low powered radio station so very cool! (more…)

Pueblo Flash Mob!

March 30th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Rally - (0 Comments)
Riverwalk In Pueblo

Calling all musicians to come join us for a flash mob in Pueblo CO.   This is a civil disobedience action to support all the musicians/artists who are banned from playing on the RiverWalk in Pueblo.  The RiverWalk was paid for with tax payer dollars.   But we found out only a dozen musicians are allowed to play on this long expanse of beautiful man made river walkway.   Not only that, they MUST audition before playing and then, if lucky enough to be approved (not sure what the criteria is or who decides) then the musician must remain in the same spot for only 90 minutes and not go anywhere else along the (more…)

Patrick-crash course in programming shows

We have our radio station studio set up and are now live on 98.5 FM LP-Pueblo.  What an exciting day it was to hear our own airwaves being broadcast that first day.   This is going to give us, and the community, a voice in Pueblo.  We’ll be interviewing musicians, artists, politicians and just your everyday citizens to see what they feel about their city.   Our youth will have a voice too and DJ’ing will be taught to those interested.   We officially occupying the airwaves.  (more…)