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Women’s March Pueblo

January 20th, 2018 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
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This was an extraordinary turnout for Pueblo.  It was obvious that women, men and youngsters felt strongly about supporting this important cause , indicated by the numbers that showed up, to help spread the love and the message of solidarity for equal rights and equal treatment of everyone on the planet.

It’s always great to get the ‘V’ out on the streets, especially for a cause about equality.  But, alas it appears that sometimes our message can be too big for some even if we’re fighting the same battle.   Perhaps it’s the 31 ft. of “WikiLeaks” or the “Top Secret”,  or “Information Task Force” on side,  that intimidates  those with whom you’ve aligned to fight injustice.   You’d think with all the revolutionaries on the other side of the ‘V’ it would have been a perfect fit for a march about equality.  After all, those faces adorned on the ‘V’  fought for civil rights and the equality of people,  but yet we were sent off and told, “no vehicles allowed inside the coned area.”  So (more…)

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Someone please reveal to our inquiring minds,  how does one misplace trillions of dollars?   Imagine going to your bank and finding out that they “misplaced”  your money…like it’s gone, oops, sorry.  Would you give them more?   Of course NOT!  But yet we’re still required to send millions more to the government, yes the same one who “lost” trillions and last reported it was 29 trillion that is missing.

Wouldn’t this be a good time to have a plan?    What if  we formed an escrow account  (The People’s Trust) for tax fund deposits from individuals & businesses who agree to participate.  We immediately  stop sending money to the government, and instead have it go into trust until the following happens: (more…)

Reality TV and Occupy!

September 25th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
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People attack you for standing up to the status quo and for equality. It’s hard to be different and be your own person with your own thoughts, in a world that wants a nation of clones. Ah, but now in the news… all this talk about football players kneeling during the anthem! In this country we have “rights” protected by the law? Freedom of Speech is one? If those who think everyone should just follow and not do, or say anything to disrupt the apple cart then perhaps they should go live in a country where you’ll be told what to think and say. As long as you follow the ‘rules’ no problem, right? (more…)

Back occupying some roads

August 30th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
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The ‘V’ is back occupying a few roads as we make our way west across the US and then up to Canada where it will be parked for a week or so while we enjoy some ocean time.

The trip through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and then across the border into B.C. Canada was beautiful.

We met a couple interesting men while getting tires checked in Utah and surprisingly enough found some of the same issues there as were plaguing Pueblo.  Crime and drugs do not have defined borders.  The interview will be posted shortly. (more…)

Chelsea Manning

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)

Choose either cover...content is the same with pictures.

Choose either cover…content is the same with pictures.

Cake by Catherine Calderon

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!
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Finally ...The Book!

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…)

Caitlan, Trevour and Chelsey

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…)

Standing with Standing Rock!

November 15th, 2016 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
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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.

 

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