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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"

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

tell the guy....

pulling into a huge parking lot, i hop outta the truck, head to the back to replenish my food and water supply. heading back to the front door, i notice a large pick-up truck make a turn into the parking lot and stop at the back - i head back there but he takes off. another truck takes it's place.
i meet gracie - she reads everything written on the back, and then moves her eyes to the side, continuing to read. we smile & i ask her if she's heard of codepink.
as we talk, a large white van filled with white men drive around us in a squeaky circle - the driver, an older white man w/a receding hair line, screams out the window "tell the guy that's driving this truck he's an asshole"!
okay... more later

first stop: chicago

i left my only old womon relative left alive in nyc early this a.m., jumped on the subway, tranfered to the bus, and caught a plane for chicago! in chicago, i walked out the terminal, jumped on yet another train - the orange line to the blue line - tranfered to yet another bus, and was dropped off a block from my truck.

i was relieved to see my big baby, beautiful back facing me as i approached - no slashed tires, no graffiti over my art work - i walked along the 'imprision bush' side finding no surprises - the cab calmly waiting for my return. then i went to glance at the 'codepink women for peace sign' - it had been covered with a huge blue tarp, taped down w/yucky, stickly tape that wouldn't let go as i pulled.

i was pissed - what a side to cover! i pulled the tarp off, tried to remove the tape, headed outta chicago.