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Today we participated in the MLK march with Pueblo Veterans for Peace and other groups who joined in to make this 30th year special. Since the RV is adorned with MLK and Rosa Parks it was fitting to have it part of the march. I enjoyed meeting many new people and seeing some of the old familiar faces. Thanks to Catherine Calderon & Michael Stapleton who helped make the “other side” of the RV a little nicer this morining in our rush to get going (we still had the paint from election times on there…oops).

We’re planning some additions to the WIKI side this year for our remaining revolutionairies…like Caesar Chavez, Malcolm X and more. Anyone want to help paint lol? (more…)

Columbus Day Protest

Salvatore Pace and Janet Wilson

Fiesta Day Parade was fantastic this year! The streets were lined with tons of people…it was probably one of the most well attended parades in which we’d  participated. We got lots of cheers as we rolled though the streets, especially when people saw the revolutionary side of the ‘V’ where all the hero’s reside (thanks to Brett & Alais). We got lucky following a live band who played some great music as we rolled down the streets. Thanks to Salvatore Pace and John Camilli (more…)

Bob Ballard performs for Pueblo House-Fundraiser!

July 17th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Bob Ballard Music | Occupy Camps | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Bob Ballard performs for Pueblo House-Fundraiser!)
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Our guest Bob Ballard arrived from California and played guitar and sang along the Pueblo RiverWalk on Friday.  Pueblo House collaborated with Operation Paintbrush from NeighborWorks (who are fixing and painting  2 blocks of homes on the Eastside of Pueblo) to do a fundraiser.  Then, on Saturday he performed at “The Daily Grind” on Union Ave. where he gave another stellar performance.  Bob writes his own songs and you can’t help but find yourself humming and singing them long after the music stops. (more…)

Artists give the ‘V’ a makeover!

July 4th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Artists give the ‘V’ a makeover!)
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We are in awe with the progress that’s taking place on the infamous ‘V’. It was a lot of work removing the mountains of tape which secured the posters on one side of the ‘V’.  No matter how hard we tried, keeping it in tact and looking nice was difficult. The weather had played its toll on it for the past months as it mainly sat (other than a couple day or weekend adventures & the odd protest) in the backyard of Pueblo House. No longer will the pieces of posters being flying off as we occupy the roads!   All the stickers ad  posters have been removed.  The artists Alais Clay (from Denver) and Brett Jones (from Utah) have painstakingly removed all traces of stickers, cleaned, scraped and sanded this beautiful beast and have now transformed it into a work of art for all to see.   Everyone around the Country will be able to enjoy for years to come.   We don’t know how to thank these artists enough.   (more…)

No, No…GMO protest

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Colorado | Monsanto Rally | Pueblo | Rally - (Comments Off on No, No…GMO protest)
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It was a fantastic day to spread the news about Monsanto and let shoppers know what’s really up with their food. Some of course have no interest…even though they have no idea what your talking about, protesting and don’t care to know. But, those that honked, listened and cared were plentiful. Every year we reach more people to help the cause and this was no exception. (more…)

League of Women Voters Presentation for OTR & OTR F

April 13th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in LWV | Pueblo - (Comments Off on League of Women Voters Presentation for OTR & OTR F)
LWV Luncheon April 13/15

Today I presented for the League of Women Voters luncheon on the topic of “Occupy the Roads (how it all started) and the Pueblo House (and our 3 houses in the works) under “Occupy the Roads Foundation”. (Janet)

How it started …The ‘V’ & Occupying roads!

Pueblo House and what we’ve been doing in Colorado! (more…)

A blast from the past!

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo - (Comments Off on A blast from the past!)
Paki Weiland & Crystal Zevon

Welcome to Pueblo Colorado Crystal Zevon and Paki Weiland who stopped in on their way back from the protest against drones last week. Plenty were occupying Vegas to protest Remax who sell Palestine land to Israel and then “Shut Down Creech Civil Resistance” a drone protest which took place March 6. It had been just about a year since Crystal was here last and she saw what Pueblo House looked like then and now. We’ve come along way since then. Our conversations lead us to plan a new (more…)

When is it enough?

February 25th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (Comments Off on When is it enough?)
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This young man shares his song with the world.   There’s nothing good about war.  It sends brave young men and women into harms way and it’s usually for some resource needed by the rich.  In this day and age we should be bringing peace and love not violence.   (more…)

The ‘V’ is back in Pueblo after touring NM & AZ

January 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Truth or Consequences - (Comments Off on The ‘V’ is back in Pueblo after touring NM & AZ)
You can't evict an idea whose time has come.

A wonderful time was had roaming the streets of Truth or Consequences, Hatch and Deming, New Mexico and then into Arizona through Casa Grande.  Beautiful weather and some new friends met.   Felt real good to be back out in the streets.   (more…)