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Interviews while in Humboldt

December 6th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Humboldt | Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)

Met Jack Law who was bike touring and landed in Eureka.  He was one of 31 that were arrested.  I was told no notice was given to disburse and that unlawful searches were performed by the Eureka Police Dept. who have been very aggressive in their mission to suppress the citizens speaking out or “occupying” space there.  This was done at 4:30 am on Dec. 15th.

Spoke with Martens Loren who had been in the camp since mid Oct..   He would like to see the camps continue because it’s a way to keep a local HQ meeting area. He felt Arcata was very progressive.  He too was arrested while protesting for “resisting arrest” and “camping” while outside the tent, when there were 3 others inside the tent who were not arrested.  Therefore he felt he was targeted.   He said the body search was bordering personal violation due to the nature of the “pat down” and the amount of time the police officer spent searching up and down his legs.   After arrest, he and another man were held handcuffed and locked in a closed vehicle which got uncomfortably warm, since it was 1:30 in the afternoon.   he was finally released at 7:30 p.m.

The GA was quite long and some proposals went round and round in stack for over an hour.   A few blocked the process and kept the conversation going far too long in my opinion.  The first proposal was for a 90% approval if full consensus could not be met.  The second proposal was recognizing the need to meet regularly and to be in “solidarity with OWS using non-violence for seeking social, economic and political justice.   In the end it was passed with removing the mention of non-violent protest and the reference to OWS.   Copy of the proposals in their entirety are available upon request.

After the GA we met with Peggy who saw lots of protesting in her day.  She was in Alabama during the civil rights movement when many black children were sprayed with a hose by those of “authority”.  She experienced first hand the protest on Vietman.   She talked about how power had corrupted Castro and that initially he was considered a “great model” for the country, but got caught up in the money and power and corruption in the end.  She lives in Eureka with her disabled son who relies on medical marijuana for comfort from his seizures.

Arcata /Humboldt University GA

December 6th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Arcata | Humboldt | Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)

Joint GA at the University (Humboldt County)

Jacob made t-shirts.  He’s trying to make enough to fund his trip to NY this summer

Occupy Mike + Ileah’s in Redding

December 6th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Redding - (0 Comments)



Happy Birthday Betty Doty

December 4th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Redding - (0 Comments)

This brave lady closed her account at BofA today!

December 4th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Bank of America | Redding - (0 Comments)

   Magdalena Villaronga Going in with her debit card


Security locked everyone out Got the bank draft…NO $20 fee!Deposit funds at Sierra Credit Union


Occupy Portland

November 21st, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps | Portland - (0 Comments)

Ah Portland,  so many people passionate for the cause.  And even though they have been ousted from their camp the energy remains high with their marches and protests.   Big thanks to Jenika who gave us a place to make home for a couple days and shower, etc.   To all the great folks there who are supporting Occupy the Roads, thank you.  Together we will make the progress we need for change!  Thank you to the “house” who made some very special signs for me to share.  You give inspiration to the cause.

Occupy Olympia

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps | Olympia - (0 Comments)

Olympia was moved and when we got there the rain had taken its toll on the occupiers.  But with the help of a few great volunteers the camp was cleaned and all the wet items had been removed.    Thanks to the ex-military man for taking charge and doing what needed to be done.   The media team was off site and learning livestream from Aeron who spent two days with them.

Occupy Olympia

Food and supply tents

Legislative Building as seen from the Occupy Camp

Occupy Olympia - drenched

Occupy Everett

November 11th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Everett | Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)

Nov 9th to 14th -Everett starts Occupy camp two weeks before.   We arrive to help set up livestream and organize supplies (need a generator).  Many people  have found out we’re here.   New York dudes from the Occupy Media Tech Team are liking it here.  Tomorrow we head south to Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver and Portland for starters.   Firewheel coffee house has been exceptionally hospitable.  We highly recommend this place.  Books, coffee, entertainment on Sat. nights (new talent) and a great atmosphere with very supportive owners of the Occupy Movement.  Visit here if you can.
Our worst experience so far….WALMART & VERIZON who suck……the worst customer service EVER!


Occupy Seattle

November 10th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps | Seattle - (0 Comments)

Amazing reception from our Occupy camp in Seattle.   We were toured through the camp and shown some wonderful art and creative dwellings.  Thank you to Jenny and Jordon for taking time with us.   Thanks to Rhianna for awesome video of occupiers in Seattle.

Jenny & Craig

Occupy Seattle-Aeron

special friends

Occupy Tacoma

November 9th, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps | Tacoma - (0 Comments)

Way to go Tacoma.   We loved your camp.  It was organized and clean and we felt very welcomed in your space.  The media team is excellent and you have great volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of others.

In the park