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)
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a fantastic success. Catherine Calderon for getting all the food and making sauce for the spaghetti along with a cake. And Maggie for making a vegetarian spaghetti sauce. Doug for bringing buns and Anne Courtright who brought a tray of cookies. Nita Bakes for another wonderful tray of goodies and for handling all the guests at the door and also for the gifts she brought, James Raymond Smith and Patrick Pulis for all the moving and organizing throughout the day and making sure the music room was set up for us, We thank all the people who brought items for the silent auction (Nita, Catherine, Kate, Marsha & Steve) and especially Bella Chacon’s mom who made a special trip to bring a gift basket to help us raise money and to all the guests and musicians who played for our first gig in the music house (Dave David Gouge, Maggie May Johnny Watson, Traemon McCabe Amberdawn M McCabe, Cat Connor, Michael Comora, Fred & Bernie, Phil Holland, Steve Lujan and George Samaras who joined us later. We loved that Angelina Perez and Chacee Martinez sang a special song for us.
We raised $520 for the radio station which will launch at the end of this month. We’re working with an engineer who is bringing everything we need to get up and running by the end of this month. My dream has been fulfilled when we finished the night at the music house and all the musicians came together to create a vibe like no other! (more…)
The OTR book is available. It’s been a few long, grueling days over the past couple weeks getting the book to print, and making an electronic format available on Kindle. After 3 years in the making it’s finally done. Thanks to thank Jones (who airbrushed the ‘V’) for designing the cover and helping me quite a bit over the past few days. I would also like to thank all my friends who helped edit the content (Catherine Calderon, Nita Backes with some parts done by Cate Mugasis & Randy Kalish). I have copies of “MoVement” coming next week and “Who Put the ‘V’ in Occupy the original edition (arriving the following week). I decided to have two titles to encourage everyone to read it regardless of what they think of Occupy. Sometimes people are quick to judge from the title. We all know the media did a good job portraying the movement in a negative light. With book can be ordered now (link on the right). I’d welcome any feedback from the readers. Safe journey into 2017 everyone! Much Love…Janet (more…)
The face painting for Peace & Love Fest was held on the courthouse steps today and the kids were enjoying the awesome weather as they played and had faces painted.
After we took the ‘V’ through town and on our way back heard honks and saw peace signs being waved. We pulled over and met Catlin, Trevour and Chelsey from Oklahoma. They belong to the Lakota and Choctaw nations are heading to Standing Rock, ND to support the water protesters. (more…)
OTR is happy and proud to stand with the hero’s on the front line protecting our waterways. If the houses weren’t taking every minute of our day (to get up and running before the snow flies) we’d be there too. But, we’re watching it and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters on the front lines who put their lives on hold to ensure all of us are protected and the water free from contamination and big oil! Stand with us today in Pueblo as we embrace national stand with #NODAPL at 2 pm.
The revolution is looking pretty sparce so far. We’re hoping the masses are going to show up soon so we can remain hopeful there’ll be change! Otherwise Costa Rica is looking real good. The volunteers got together in the “Friends Church (Quakers) in whose parking lot we are occupying. Then it was a day of checking out the city and wow, what a great day we had touring around. Ended the day with frozen yogart and that was yummy. (more…)
The OTR RV will be heading out of Pueblo, CO on July 19th and heading to Philly for the People’s Revolution the DNC Convention. We are looking forward to the trip east where we hope to meet all our friends also attending these events. We encourage everyone who can to join us for this historic event.
The ‘V’ is ready!
What a beautiful trip as we drove through Pagosa Springs and visited the hot springs…wow. Came across an indigenous school and they all loved the RV. I interviewed teacher Belinda Garcia (teacher) about their school, then they interviewed me about OTR. We then drove to Durango where we occupied Walmarts parking lot until this morning before heading to Oscars for an amazing breakfast. The people are quite friendly here and the city is very clean. Later it’s off to Telluride, Montrose and Salida on our way back to Pueblo. (more…)
Hundreds of journalists around the world pored over the 11.5 million files leaked last year by an anonymous source that reveal how the rich and powerful in numerous countries use tax havens to hide their wealth. The files were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive offshore companies, Mossack Fonseca, a law firm based in Panama. They were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, who shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. We hear the story of the collaboration, which did not include The New York Times, from Frederik Obermaier, an investigative reporter at Süddeutsche Zeitung, which helped publish the Panama Papers, and Michael Hudson, senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.