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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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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…)

Standing with Standing Rock!

November 15th, 2016 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
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OTR is happy and proud to stand with the hero’s on the front line protecting our waterways.  If the houses weren’t taking every minute of our day (to get up and running before the snow flies) we’d be there too.  But, we’re watching it and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters on the front lines who put their lives on hold to ensure all of us are protected and the water free from contamination and big oil!   Stand with us today in Pueblo as we embrace national stand with #NODAPL at 2 pm.

 

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Happy 5th OWS!

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

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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…)

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Delegates arriving….lots of chanting “no HILLARY!”  It was clear the people have had enough.  The crowds continued to grow in numbers and in volume as they sent a message to the delegate. (more…)