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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"

Thursday, October 07, 2004

to the east coast

we've received a resounding total of 164 yeah's while driving on the freeways in ohio! and only 4 fuck you's, and 4 negatives!!! it has been such an awesome experience, spending these final few days among ohio voters. energy is high, folks are determined, and activists are flooding the streets like nothing anyone has seen! we heard over 250,000 voters have been registered, 10,000 alone on the last day to register!
we've been joined by another wonderful brilliant committed young womon ariel who will continue to florida w/me - rae is going to continue her work in wisconsin, another swing state.
we drove thru the pretty mountains of western pennsylvania, mostly in early evening. as has been my experience in the past, hardly any drivers in this part of pa reacted to the truck - we got only 4 positives! cutting up thru upstate new york, we got 5 positives before pulling into a rest stop for the nite. this was ariel's first time sleeping in the back of the truck with us,
we all passed out until a loud rude rapping on the driver's door startled us awake. i yelled in my best mama bear's voice 'what the hell do you want?' a white male voice answers 'oh, i'm the attendent & the police are here too. we're just checking to see where you were.' 'we're here & sleeping!' i growled. we heard him retreating as he mumbled his apologies & we returned to sleep.