Economic & Social Justice

OTR-Tour of Duty with Occupy Armed Forces

October 8th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Buffalo | New York -OWS | Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vigil - (Comments Off on OTR-Tour of Duty with Occupy Armed Forces)

Our “OTR-Tour of Duty” mission will be to educate as many people as we can, about what’s going on in America. Issues which people should be concerned and speaking out about. A good example that should outrage everyone, would be when Vets were arrested in Vietnam Memorial Park, NYC as they held a vigil for the war veterans on Oct. 7th. The police say the park closed at 10pm and would not let the calling of fallen vets continue. It was outrageous. (more…)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza-Vigil in NYC

October 7th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vigil - (Comments Off on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza-Vigil in NYC)

On this day we gathered in Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown NYC on Waters St. The vigil started around 6 pm and when we arrived around 5 ish there were a few scattered vets mingling. As we approached and introduced ourselves (Janet, Diane & Donny) we met Watermellon Slim (William P. Homans) from Mississippi among a few others. He, as it turns out would end up spending the night with us on the “V”. Slim was a bugle trumpet player in the army. He was quick to pull out his harmonica and play us a little taps. Excellent job! As more people joined in we noticed the canopies were being erected and since the threat of rain loomed, equipment stored under for safety. Speakers were set up as well as microphones, etc. and appeared very organized with Ellen Davidson & Tarak Kauff. Just after 6 pm the ceremony started with words from Mike Ferner and lead to many more speakers including Micah Turner who was apparently turning himself in before midnight as he was and had been AWOL for 30 days. He talked about the propaganda that was being spewed in Iraq & Afghanistan and that it was the reason for his leaving the army. (more…)

Occupying NYC (Broadway & Times Square)

October 6th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in New York -OWS | NYC-End the War - (Comments Off on Occupying NYC (Broadway & Times Square))

Managed to get parking right down in Manhattan on 37 & Broadway. The drone model was in Times Square, where we met some Vets For Peace and the “Grannies”. The turnout wasn’t real great but the enthusiasm was awesome by those who were there. There’s a gathering a march expected for tomorrow Oct. 7th and we hope the people come out in droves for that. (more…)

Back in New Jersey! Heading to NY tomorrow

October 5th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Newark - (Comments Off on Back in New Jersey! Heading to NY tomorrow)

Finally arrived in Newark around 5 pm and had dinner with Clark and Julia. Get to be back. Looking forward to seeing everyone while we’re here and especially joining the Vets for Peace and the Anti-War prostest on Oct. 7th ( Sunday) at Veitnam’s Memorial Park in NYC. (more…)

Indianapolis and Richmond, Indianna

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Indianapolis | Richmond IN - (Comments Off on Indianapolis and Richmond, Indianna)

Arrived in Richmond, IN and now finished touring the historic district. I’m admiring Joe’s Pizza Place as I sit here enjoying a slice and using their wifi to update you! The “V” is always a hit with some and then there’s those that just stare wondering…”What the heck is that?” Gotta love driving around in a big billboard for “Occupy”.

Just interviewed Chileab Corey Antrobus and posted on FB for all to see. (more…)

Heading to New York….3rd tour

October 1st, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Denver | St. Louis | Topeka - (Comments Off on Heading to New York….3rd tour)

Oct. 2, 2012

Sitting just outside Indianapolis now calling it a night. Got to meet a few more interesting people along the way. One in St. Louis and another at a gas station (George). I had some bookkeeping to do and updating on FB & Website to get done. Happy to report I was able to catch up on most things tonight. I will try to “Occupy the Debates” tomorrow night via Livestream, if I can find free wifi somewhere. Want to see Denver in action! Some of our peeps will be there….Go Pueblo! (more…)