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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Sunday, September 19, 2004

what's christian about bush - the end

i've arrived in oakland after being on the road for 5 or 6 awesome weeks. we've made a fabulous video: "what is christian re:bush?" we've registered over 60 voters, plus or minus, in 4 swing states & spoke with countless folks. many republicans told us they were not going to vote for bush this time; many told us they were not voting period this time; many told us they were confused about what was really the truth. yes. many democrats spoke of their frustrations with kerry and the media not covering him in any fair or accurate way; many spoke of their fears of republican violence in their communities as well as their fears of bush's violence in our nation and world. several undecided voters decided to swing our way!!! yeah! a couple of folks parted enemies - i regret losing my temper on those occasions.....
and several folks in many small towns will have a topic for conversation in the many years to come!
AND, remember, many, many, many more folks were positive & happy to see us then those who were disgruntled & angry!!!
stay tuned - we're going to figure out how to get the video on the internet for your viewing pleasure! AND we're going back on the road thursday or friday - it's off to the wee state of ohio until voter registration deadline; and then to florida for the duration! keep the faith, work hard, stay in tune & remember, if you want to support the work we're doing, we do need your help. i got several tickets in nyc, ugh, not to mention costs. do you know in several states you have to pay postage to mail the voter registration forms? AND you have to figure out the address where to send it to! ufb! another huge cost is fuel - i try to buy biodiesel whenever it is available - the money cost is $3.50 per gallon; the cost to our environment is minimal compared to diesel! peace, passion, and love, sam