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The ‘V’ gets a new roof!

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo - (0 Comments)
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The weather held out as we put a new roof on the ‘V’    She was in pretty bad shape with all the wear and tear throughout the years.  Not to mention all those trees scraped while trying to park in cities around the country.

The roofing supplies went on sale at almost 1/2 price so the timing was perfect.  Now we’re good for another 10 years with two layers of rubber compound to stop any leaks. (more…)

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? (more…)

Portland Protest

The ‘V’ spent a few days on the sunshine coast traveling all the way to Squamish, BC Canada where it surely was a big hit with all our revolutionaries on the side of it.

The day before leaving I noticed a lady riding her bike in front of the house. She had her dog on a leash and as I came out of the house to put some stuff in the RV, I saw that she had stopped and was now taking pictures of the RV, so I put the stuff down in the inside, closed the door and went to say hi. She said, “that’s quite a vehicle you have there”, to which I replied yes indeed. Then she stated how each person whose picture adorned the ‘V’ were so inspirational and made the world a different and better place. She remarked about people and serious struggles that were prevalent today. She said the world had changed and mentioned it was tough to deal with all the issues we faced without getting depressed (I remind myself this was Canada), then she mentioned that she cries almost every night about the things that are happening around us.   (more…)

Chelsea Manning

Obama’s flood of last-minute commutations marks the second day this week that he has reduced sentences for federal inmates. On Tuesday, he commuted the sentence of soldier Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for leaking US diplomatic secrets. Manning will walk free on 17 May. (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.

unles some...climate march

A few of us weathered the weather on Saturday to show our support for the National Climate March 2017.

With the snow coming down the speakers persevered to lend their voices.   Across the country people marched to stand up to the administration who think it’s not real.  Well, the people spoke up and this is what it looked like:

Climate March DC 2017 (more…)

Clay/Cobb oven addition.

OTR Foundation is working around the clock to bring a creative space to the Eastside of Pueblo where gangs and drugs run rampant.   It’s been some time renovating these abandoned homes that were donated over the course of 3 years.  With very limited funds we’ve managed to finish one for art and makerspace and almost completed the second for music and radio station.   After launching our 98.5 FM LP station we’re finding a voice for the community to raise its concerns and talk about the issues facing the Eastside. Our third house will be a while before we can find funding for that, but eventually that will become a media, virtual reality space.   Fun on Fifth St. is where it will be soon!   In the meantime we’re enjoying the (more…)

Pueblo Flash Mob!

March 30th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Rally - (0 Comments)
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Calling all musicians to come join us for a flash mob in Pueblo CO.   This is a civil disobedience action to support all the musicians/artists who are banned from playing on the RiverWalk in Pueblo.  The RiverWalk was paid for with tax payer dollars.   But we found out only a dozen musicians are allowed to play on this long expanse of beautiful man made river walkway.   Not only that, they MUST audition before playing and then, if lucky enough to be approved (not sure what the criteria is or who decides) then the musician must remain in the same spot for only 90 minutes and not go anywhere else along the (more…)

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What a great way to end the day, seeing this pardon.  Having attended Mannings trial and seeing how fragile Chelsea was..this brought tears to my eyes. This is a great thing Obama is doing.  The American taxpayers should be grateful to Manning for exposing the criminal behavior of some military through the released movie “Collateral Damage” that went viral on the Internet. Chelsea risked her life giving documents to WikiLeaks in order that we would know what was going on behind the scenes.   The message, when our government sent Manning to prison, was that it’s ok to be a whistleblower on a company… but not the government.

Obama Commutes Bulk-of-Chelsea Mannings Sentence (NY Times) (more…)

Cake by Catherine Calderon

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a fantastic success.  Catherine Calderon for getting all the food and making sauce for the spaghetti along with a cake. And Maggie for making a vegetarian spaghetti sauce. Doug for bringing buns and Anne Courtright who brought a tray of cookies. Nita Bakes for another wonderful tray of goodies and for handling all the guests at the door and also for the gifts she brought, James Raymond Smith and Patrick Pulis for all the moving and organizing throughout the day and making sure the music room was set up for us, We thank all the people who brought items for the silent auction (Nita, Catherine, Kate, Marsha & Steve) and especially Bella Chacon’s mom who made a special trip to bring a gift basket to help us raise money and to all the guests and musicians who played for our first gig in the music house (Dave David Gouge, Maggie May Johnny Watson, Traemon McCabe Amberdawn M McCabe, Cat Connor, Michael Comora, Fred & Bernie, Phil Holland, Steve Lujan and George Samaras who joined us later. We loved that Angelina Perez and Chacee Martinez sang a special song for us.
We raised $520 for the radio station which will launch at the end of this month. We’re working with an engineer who is bringing everything we need to get up and running by the end of this month. My dream has been fulfilled when we finished the night at the music house and all the musicians came together to create a vibe like no other!
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