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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?.

This is a free country.. and if not for those who bravely participated in civil disobedience, no change would have come about. With all the turmoil in this country, the apathy has been astounding…but now OMG Football? The protest has gone to the sports fields and I couldn’t be happier, because while you were all watching TV the country went into the toilet, in case you didn’t notice. We have a President who thinks he’s on some kind of reality TV show and can fire anyone he wants, and has not one problem spewing hate, on anyone or anything that gets in his way.

I’m waiting for the country to catch up to those of us who saw it coming a long ago. It’s called “Occupy!” and those who braved the beatings and tear gas in the street, from those wanting it stopped, are hero’s in my eyes. I’m watching reality TV too and it’s getting really scary so I, for one, am hoping a lot of games are disrupted. Maybe then people will understand that crap is going down while you were comatose in front of the TV. There’s rumor that something is going to happen in a major city sometime soon and the US is going to let it happen, so they have another excuse to “bring on the wars” and it won’t be pretty. I hope this source is wrong but it’s coming from a reliable source on the inside. It’s llooking rather scary out there and I for one would like some peace. But you see there will be no peace until people figure out what’s going on and do something, anything to stand against oppression. There’s a reason this is on the side of my RV.

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…)

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.

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…)

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…)

Happy 5th OWS!

September 17th, 2016 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in New York -OWS | OWS S17 - 5 yrs - (0 Comments)
OWS, NY

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!

Philly NaTGaT

Philly NaTGaT

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Pueblo House flyer

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:

Pueblo House

Kalamazoo & Omaha visited!

August 10th, 2016 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit | Lincoln | Omaha - (0 Comments)
Goodbye Detroit!

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…)

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This is an interview done by Janet while in FDR Park during the DNC waiting for Jill Stein to speak.  While speaking to Salvatore another lady (Martha Rollins) spoke up and gave her rendition of what happened.   Martha was there with Code Pink at the time of Berta’s murder. Interesting and somewhat disturbing!

In her final days, Berta Cáceres was bombarded with texts and calls warning her to give up the fight against the Agua Zarca dam, or else.

Berta Caceres death

Salvatore on Berta’s death

Martha (Code Pink) on Berta’s death

 

DNC and Code Pink

July 27th, 2016 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in DNC | Philadelphia - (0 Comments)
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The “Code Pink” women managed another protest  at the DNC, where signs were unfurled and a message was told.  That message:  Free the Whistle Blowers! & Stop the Drones!

All was good until they found Crystal (who blocked a few views) then escorted her into the lobby area where they then circled her with 8 or more security goons.

Crystal was nervous since they were detaining her without charging.  Immediate I asked why she was being detained when there were others who had been holding signs up in the convention (more…)