Economic & Social Justice

NatGat2 Kalamazoo

August 21st, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Kalamazoo | National Gathering #2 - (Comments Off on NatGat2 Kalamazoo)

Aug 21st

NatGat2 1st day + Parade.

Many cities and States are represented here today and while the crowd isn’t humongous, we do have some great minds and are planning strategic events and organizing which makes me happy. It would be nice to leave here with a future game plan. It was a great day and more people showing up all the time. Heard from Arkansas and they’re sending a representative. Some people could only make it for the weekend. Captain Ray Lewis arrived today and marched with the crowds through the streets.

Janet was interviewed by al Jazeera this morning for a spot on the 5pm news.  Thank you Tim, Bisi and Tom for taking the time to drive out to Kalamazoo (from Detroit) to cover this event. (more…)

4th of July – Independence Day Celebration-OccuStyle

July 4th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in NATGAT | Philadelphia - (Comments Off on 4th of July – Independence Day Celebration-OccuStyle)

July 4th – The day has arrived…… the crowd is just beginning to mobilize. Many feeling the pain of last nights celebrations and are groping for water on what will certainly be another very hot day! Unfortunately the occupiers were rained on briefly this morning around 6 am. Still no relief from humidity! I’m guessing many were so exhausted they never knew until waking up to a damp blanket! (more…)


July 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in NATGAT | Philadelphia - (Comments Off on NATGAT)

Having the Quaker church has turned into a real treat. Can’t image having to worry about parking on the streets in this heat and constantly running the generator would have been really hard on us and the “V”. So big thanks to the Church for making us an awesome retreat where we occupiers can do our thing without being harassed. We get enough of that from the police! (more…)

Occupy Philly-NATGAT

June 30th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in NATGAT | Philadelphia - (Comments Off on Occupy Philly-NATGAT)

We’re finally here in Philly. The trip was made with ease and songs sung, art made and good conversations until we found everyone sound asleep in the back. It had been a long night and some of us only getting to sleep in the wee hours of the morning. With sleep deprivation and incredible heat wave we forged our way to Philly. It was decided among a few of us (when we heard from Chris Wambaugh of Kalamazoo, MI) that we would meet, them from DC and us from Newark so we could make our grand entrance together. (more…)

Last stop before Philly and what a stop it was. We entered Newark with the usual fanfare and got a very welcoming reception. For Tino and Tony it was like coming home since this is where the last 5 months started for Tino especially who’s spent that whole time on the “V”. We gathered in the park, shared food and stories. Clark from WikiLeaksTruck was there as was Julia from Vinylated. Both of whom were responsible for the Bradley Manning WikiLeaks graphics on the RV. It was 5 months ago we were outside in the cold on a Newark side street under a street light putting vinyl on the “V”. Awesome time! Now months later and over 9,000 miles more we’re back. After eating lunch we made some buttons for OTR, Newark and Anonymous. (more…)