We spent most of the day with Crystal Zevon, after meeting up at the Railroad Place in Santa Fe. There was so much to see and we sure were grateful to the church for letting us park there because parking was very limited. After Shar, Jimi and I met Crystal we walked to the plaza where we found the most amazing art and food. After veggie pizza and visiting the old Basilica church we parted ways and ventured down (more…)
From Pueblo to Taos and then on to Santa Fe. The scenery is spectacular. It’s been 5 years since I came through here originally. Hope to meet up with some occupiers if they’re still around.
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…)
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…)
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)
Our Fundraiser is this Saturday from 4 – 8pm at the Pueblo House 816 E 5th St. (Between Glendale & Hudson).
The Radio Station 98.5 FM KOYC (k-occupy your community) will be raising money to purchase a transmitter and antennae so we can start broadcasting by Feb. 15th. Stay tuned..lol
We’re gearing up and getting the houses ready to view for anyone who would like a tour to see what we’re doing over here on 5th St. (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…)
Just found a whole lot of pics on another hard-drive (the main one stopped working) and wanted to share all of these wonderful places and people I got to visit with, while touring. They’re in alpha order for the most part. Five years later and occupy still lives on, sort of, kind of…well a few of us are still here! This is a sample of the city’s and towns visited. Happy 5th to everyone in Occupy!
Coming up 5 years of occupying for OTR
Click here to See: Alternet News Article
Members of the Occupy the Roads Foundation gathered with Occupy Pueblo and decided to transform the vacant brick building into a community center. A large team of community activists and residents cleared out the trash, cleaned up the interior, and with the help of a grant, fixed the roof and the electrical system, and painted and decorated the interior. The process is captured in the following video:
Spent a few hours hanging out in Kalamazoo before Tammy Hibner arrived . Didn’t get to see old friend Chris maybe next time through. It was peaceful where I was able (with Tammy’s help -massage therapist) get comfortable again and drove west of Chicago before stopping for the night. Then it was off to Des Moines.
Passed…..Iowa & Nebraska and saw corn…lots of corn. Passed a wicked innovation center. (more…)