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Today more than 10,000 people lined the streets of Philly to protest for clean energy and responsible ways to take care of mother earth.  It was a spectacle of great proportions as protestors took to the streets with their message.   It was an honor to be part of this and then to take part in the Bernie Sanders march (with the ‘V’) rolling through the streets of Philly to chants and cheers as we headed to FDR park to meet those braves souls who walked the 3;5 miles to get there.

Certainly this stuff would not have been covered by the regular media, who continue to minimize the importance of our movements for change.  The day ended with (more…)

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The streets were filled with people who care about global warming as they carried their signs and marched from City Hall to Independence Mall.  There were plenty to march….our guess about 15,000 to 50,000 in the streets.   We’re betting the media didn’t cover it! (more…)

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The people came together today in a couple different locations and began the conversation about why, what and how to fix a broken system. Plenty of folks joined together to plan and network. The room eventually filled and every room was occupied with strong willed, “we need change” people hoping for a better democracy. Lots of Bernie fans wondering why he isn’t running on the green ticket. Over all it was a good show. I hope it goes further and not just another talk session. We need action and a plan if we’re going to make (more…)

250 donkey's around town for a scavenger hunt.

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…)

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The OTR gang left Pueblo on Tuesday and as of 8 am Thursday we are about 500 miles from Philly, making great time on our journey to the People’s Convention. Could it be any hotter? Our air conditioner is not working well. Needless to say it’s a wee bit warm in the back, so we’re all fighting over who’s going to drive!  Plenty of laughs are being had as we make our way to the destination,  it’s too hot to stop!  There’s no generator so we’re hoping to get power at the final stop.   Just gets better doesn’t it….but it doesn’t curb the laughter aboard the ‘V’.

We paid a visit to the Equality House thanks to research and a bit of prompting by Mike Grace. What a hoot that was.   (more…)

James Raymond Smith

This song was written by Janet a while ago.  Jimi Smith has put it to music recently and we wanted to share it with all of you.  Thank you JRS for making this happen!

OTR Song by James R Smith

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!

In all it's glory and ready to roll.

In all it’s glory and ready to roll.

 

 

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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.

Panama Papers…as reported by Democracy now

Cinco de Mayo

So three weeks ago the organizers of Cinco de Mayo parade in Pueblo, CO were told they could have their parade if it was held on 8th St.  So they put in an application for a permit and 3 weeks later…nothing!   Do you think poor sides of town get treated equally?  Nope they don’t.   Chief Velez signed off the 2014 (previous to us helping to organize it) in 3 days!   Veterans Day Parade 9 days!  State Fair 11 days!  So why is the poorest part of town taking almost a month?  Why are we being treated differently?  Because Chief Velez has way too much power in this town and he hates anyone who questions him.

Calling all bikers!   I think we should fill the streets with cars and bikes on May 7th to make a statement.  We are just as good and equal to the rest of town and Velez doesn’t start treating us as such his life is going to become quite stressful!  After all, we are activists!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo