Met some folks at Occupy Salem which was under threat of being shut down by Dec. 3rd. All clean up was scheduled to be done that day. We were invited to network with people at the Red Opera House.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We are 99% and it’s up to us to stand together as a unified movement.
Our mission is to identify and visit the Occupies throughout the United States, starting in Washington, and working our way through southern California, then across to Florida, and up through the eastern sea board, into New York City, to convene with Occupy Wall St.. There is no occupy too small to be incorporated into the movement. Our journey depends on the communication and support of the Occupies and their lessons along the route. Your communications help us to incorporate individuals and groups into the movement as a whole. The funds that are donated to our caravan will directly translate into gas and base expenses for the caravan. All are welcome to contribute their words, from quotes to interviews – no one need be excluded. If you wish to travel with us as a caravan, we encourage you to do so. We welcome your participation, at whatever level you desire. With solidarity for all; the Crew of Occupy the Roads~~~