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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…)

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We gathered again at City Hall where plenty of marchers wanted to be heard.  Their voices came through loud and clear…..Bernie or bust!  After the march to FDR park we gathered in huge numbers to hear Jill Stein deliver her speech and it was great.  There’s no doubt the people are confused as to where to go during this campaign.  What was very clear is that they are NOT voting for Hilary!  The evening was cut short when torrential rains starting giving us all a nice bath after a very hot day.  As everyone ran toward the subway protecting their equipment it was noticed that the huge stage and image projectors had been covered in plastic.  There was going to be some great music, (more…)

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Today more than 10,000 people lined the streets of Philly to protest for clean energy and responsible ways to take care of mother earth.  It was a spectacle of great proportions as protestors took to the streets with their message.   It was an honor to be part of this and then to take part in the Bernie Sanders march (with the ‘V’) rolling through the streets of Philly to chants and cheers as we headed to FDR park to meet those braves souls who walked the 3;5 miles to get there.

Certainly this stuff would not have been covered by the regular media, who continue to minimize the importance of our movements for change.  The day ended with (more…)

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The people came together today in a couple different locations and began the conversation about why, what and how to fix a broken system. Plenty of folks joined together to plan and network. The room eventually filled and every room was occupied with strong willed, “we need change” people hoping for a better democracy. Lots of Bernie fans wondering why he isn’t running on the green ticket. Over all it was a good show. I hope it goes further and not just another talk session. We need action and a plan if we’re going to make (more…)

250 donkey's around town for a scavenger hunt.

The revolution is looking pretty sparce so far. We’re hoping the masses are going to show up soon so we can remain hopeful there’ll be change! Otherwise Costa Rica is looking real good. The volunteers got together in the “Friends Church (Quakers) in whose parking lot we are occupying. Then it was a day of checking out the city and wow, what a great day we had touring around. Ended the day with frozen yogart and that was yummy. (more…)

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The OTR gang left Pueblo on Tuesday and as of 8 am Thursday we are about 500 miles from Philly, making great time on our journey to the People’s Convention. Could it be any hotter? Our air conditioner is not working well. Needless to say it’s a wee bit warm in the back, so we’re all fighting over who’s going to drive!  Plenty of laughs are being had as we make our way to the destination,  it’s too hot to stop!  There’s no generator so we’re hoping to get power at the final stop.   Just gets better doesn’t it….but it doesn’t curb the laughter aboard the ‘V’.

We paid a visit to the Equality House thanks to research and a bit of prompting by Mike Grace. What a hoot that was.   (more…)

The OTR RV will be heading out of Pueblo, CO on July 19th and heading to Philly for the  People’s Revolution the DNC Convention.    We are looking forward to the trip east where we hope to meet all our friends also attending these events.  We encourage everyone who can to join us for this historic event.

The ‘V’ is ready!

In all it's glory and ready to roll.

In all it’s glory and ready to roll.

 

 

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What a beautiful trip as we drove through Pagosa Springs and visited the hot springs…wow.  Came across an indigenous school and they all loved the RV.  I interviewed teacher Belinda Garcia (teacher) about their school, then they interviewed me about OTR.   We then drove to Durango where we occupied Walmarts parking lot until this morning before heading to Oscars for an amazing breakfast. The people are quite friendly here and the city is very clean.   Later it’s off to Telluride, Montrose and Salida on our way back to Pueblo. (more…)

Hundreds of journalists around the world pored over the 11.5 million files leaked last year by an anonymous source that reveal how the rich and powerful in numerous countries use tax havens to hide their wealth. The files were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive offshore companies, Mossack Fonseca, a law firm based in Panama. They were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, who shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. We hear the story of the collaboration, which did not include The New York Times, from Frederik Obermaier, an investigative reporter at Süddeutsche Zeitung, which helped publish the Panama Papers, and Michael Hudson, senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Panama Papers…as reported by Democracy now

You can't evict an idea whose time has come.

Perhaps a good start to raise our voices in a city that is not listening to its people, would be to hold the “Occupy National Gathering – NATGAT” here in Pueblo and fill downtown with tents, tarps and plenty of houseless people holding signs on every corner, especially along that beautiful (old people’s walk called “The Riverwalk”),    We could fill the grassy slopes (that Pueblo is trying to sell off in exchange for more concrete) with our messages of “occupy”.   Let’s disrupt the downtown core for a month or so and let them know exactly how we feel about them ignoring the poor in this city, which is about 1/2 the population. A new survey released shows 84% of Pueblo is moderate to low income, yet there’s no bus service after 6 pm and the bus terminal (used for Greyhound stops to Denver) locks all their doors, so bus loads of people, who are stopping over in Pueblo have no access to a bathroom or vending machine. The city is run by those with money, so why do they care if people can get home from their min. wage job at midnight?   Apparently this city doesn’t care if people are walking home in unsafe neighborhoods, late at night.   I’m calling out to all my occupy friends across the Nation to see about hosting the National Gathering here in Pueblo.  We have houses and empty lots ..and perhaps we can get churches and other buildings willing to help put people up. If anyone thinks this is a good idea let me know. I think it would be absolutely beautiful myself. Let’s disrupt some very comfortable lives in Pueblo! How do you think they’d like being made uncomfortable?

This might be the start of a yearly thing where we pick cities that have lots of poverty and hold our National Gatherings there to elevate their voices and demand change!   Get in touch if you think you might like to host or help host this years in Pueblo, Colorado.