Economic & Social Justice

Front lines International -War Resisters Unite!

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Toronto Ontario | Toronto-Canada | War Resisters-FrontLine - (Comments Off on Front lines International -War Resisters Unite!)

OTR will be involved in touring with Front Lines Internationa Oct. 7th to 14th.

Veteran and Afghan peace activists are organizing a series of events in the Greater Toronto Area October 7 – 14, commemorating the 12 year anniversary of the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan. The tour marks the launch of a new initiative called “Front Lines International”, which “connects and strengthens the front line voices of war across borders, cultures and generations.”

“The public in all of our countries—Canada, the U.S. and Britain—are constantly berated with notions of the War on Terror that are, at best, inaccurate,” says project participant Lt Cpl Joe Glenton, former British military, Afghanistan veteran, and author of the new book, Soldier Box (Verso, 2013). Glenton will be in Canada from London, England for the duration of the tour.

“As a soldier on the ground in places like Afghanistan, I have witnessed both the human cost to the Afghan people, and the toll taken on military service personnel and their families, who are lied to, exploited, and then cast aside for the sake of the war’s duration.” (more…)

Interviewing -University of New Orleans

December 4th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in University of Nola Orleans - (Comments Off on Interviewing -University of New Orleans)

” Today we drove out to the UNO where we interviewed at random. Immediately upon arriving we found two med. students India & Yasmin who talked with us for some time. When we were leaving we noticed Jose sitting on a bench and decided to ask if he’d talk to us. At first he was hesitant, but then he started to open up and with Ty on camera we rolled until the camera was overheating and we’d exhausted both our batteries.   (more…)

We occupied Buffalo for the 2nd time….

October 13th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Buffalo | New York -OWS | NYC-End the War | Toronto-Canada | Tour of Duty - (Comments Off on We occupied Buffalo for the 2nd time….)

Buffalo might be economically depressed, but the people are warm, loving and inviting. Visiting for the second time, we were treated well and welcomed by honks of “we get it” as we rolled through. Our 31 ft of billboard surely captures the attention of passers by. We are making our mini-tour before heading to D.C. and Buffalo was a city we wanted to hit again.

Both Windsor and Toronto were on my “get to” list so while I headed to Canada the “V” stayed in Buffalo and attended a couple sites of her own. We didn’t bang any pots this time but some of the crew did attend the Radical Philosophy Conference which they tell me was very good. (more…)