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At 5:30 am we met with others at the B.A.R.T. where private buses took us to the Ports.   There were about 500 people protesting at the 3 main ports around 5:30 am.   Trucks lined the streets waiting to hear the arbitrators decision on whether to close the Port.  The 7am shift was shut down.   Protestors by the 1000’s gathered again for  the evening march from downtown Frank Ogawa Plaza to the Ports, where the media lined the roads in anticipation of what might happen.  Much to their dismay, I’m sure, it was peaceful and very light spirited.  The masses joined together at Port 55 and celebrated as nothing I’ve seen thus far.   It was a very moving experience.   When the 99% finally have a voice, it’s worth listening!   We advise the government (and their large Corporate Partners) to start listening so we can begin to fix what is terribly wrong in the Country!

 

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Last night we met up with Mel and Cory who are “Unity Walk” and started out from Tacoma.   We heard in Redding that they had just come through before us.  Jeanette was kind enough to put us in touch with each other and we met here in Davis finally.   Spent many hours in the RV discussing the issues at large and things we felt were terribly wrong with our society as it is now.  The money in politics, the wall street corruption and mainly our education system needing total revamp.   The most interesting of conversations we’ve had thus far.   The camps are filled with smart, talented people who GET IT!

Lots of sunshine, beautiful surroundings and great conversation today!   We made signs in the park for the RV.  Food not Bombs brought in lunch today and fed everyone in the park as they’ve done for 15 years.  Steve, Roger and Mateo worked diligently to provide fresh wholesome meals for all in need and we thank them for doing such a wonderful job.

Later we met with the “occupy solutions” folks and sat around collecting ideas on what we see as resolutions for the various issues and concerns of the “Occupy” movement.   We discovered a lot of talent in this small group of about 10.  Each person contributed to a very engaging conversation and WE DO have great ideas that would make this a better Country, if not world.   If only the Government would start listening to its people.

Tomorrow, Oakland will bring a different kind of day, with an expected peaceful protest during a Port shutdown which we will be attending and supporting!