Economic & Social Justice

We are on our way Detroit to Pueblo

October 16th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Chicago | Detroit | Lincoln | Omaha | Pueblo - (Comments Off on We are on our way Detroit to Pueblo)

This is our route for the next couple days as we head West to Pueblo, Colorado from Detroit Michigan.  Stephen, Joe and I are in Kalamazoo and the journey begins as we look forward to arriving in Pueblo. There we will be working on building a kids Music & Art Center all while trying to bring sanity to a Government that has lead us astray.  Let the strategies begin!   In the meantime here’s the journey plans.  We’re trying to avoid freezing overnight temperatures in Denver/Pueblo area.  By Sunday we’re clear.  Therefore we’re going to participate in the Enbridge pre-trial event Thursday at 10 am in Battle Creek. (more…)

Protest on the streets of Chicago “no NATO”

May 20th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Chicago | Night Before NATO - (Comments Off on Protest on the streets of Chicago “no NATO”)

May 19th ….Earlier in the day:

Tino, John and Tony are out marching & streaming. We lost the charger for the big camera, ugh! Had only a couple hours of sleep after a very tense night in the streets. Our equipment sucks which really restricts us for todays events.

John had captured the protester getting hit by the van and dragged, but the phone didn’t save it. Appears our video gets dropped when an incoming call comes. Ugh again! But,wWe’re doing the best we can. I’m putting pics (over 2000 to crop & organize) up and trying to find some solutions to our techie issues. (more…)

Chicago Protesting continues….

May 19th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Chicago | Rahm Emanuel March - (Comments Off on Chicago Protesting continues….)

Tino, Tony and John out on another march supporting the Bridgeport people that were arrested the other night in Chicago. Appears there’s some funny stuff going on there….can we say trumped up charges?

The march today around noon from the park to Rahm Emanuel’s home went really well. Lots of people took over the streets. Tino was streaming and I took pictures…lots and lots of pictures. The police presence was over the top! (more…)

No NATO Protest in Chicago

May 18th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Chicago - (Comments Off on No NATO Protest in Chicago)

We’re occupying a hotel on W. Adams/N.Clark Sts and very fortunate to be so close to all the action (Loop)lucked out on a cheap room! Starting with a drive in to Chicago from South Bend at 4:30 am on the 18th. We arrived to Lincoln Park at 6:30 am to find our friends who bused in the night before. Unfortunately they were dropped off in the park with hundreds of others (3 buses organized by the Nurses Union in New York) without any accommodations or facilities available. All bathrooms in the park were locked so many were just left to sleep without blankets in the cold Chicago night. We took our friends to the closest restaurant and that is where we grouped and organized all 8 of us to plan our day. (more…)

Arrived in Chicago 4 days before the NATO protest

May 16th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Chicago | Occupy Camps - (Comments Off on Arrived in Chicago 4 days before the NATO protest)

Well we made it to chicago, found a parking space with the help of micah, Thanks micah! Unfortunately we decided to leave and park in South Bend, Ind. for several reasons, 1) 15 minutes into being there we had undercove cops come take pics front and back 2) soon after we had Chicago police do a slow drive by 3) then we had what looked like a state trooper in an unmarked car 4) under cover return at a very slow pace 5) Chicago PD do a drive by hitting us with the spot light 6) we had two Ch PD suv’s park half a block away watching us and 7) when we started up the V to head out the under covers show up again and stayed there stopped until we left, so thinking that by staying there we might bring unwanted heat to our comrads and to ourselves within the first 2 hours of being in Chicago we decided to leave and park in South Bend :/ (more…)