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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"

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

2500 U.S. dead & I'm off to Asheville North Carolina

It is still light as I leave D.C. even tho it is close to 8:00p.m. – the sky is beautiful, etched clouds of all shades of gray & white, slight pink from the fading sun – no red skies yet, maybe rain tomorrow???

6 fuck you’s – all from under 40 white men – accompany me as we all leave D.C. into Virginia. Rush hour traffic even tho it’s hours after 5:00. One white woman passenger appears to be hanging out the window, holding her nose – did I really see that?

I forge doggedly forward, radiating circles of peace, challenging these privileged majority white drivers heading home to their suburban ghettos that war is NOT the answer; that their view is NOT the right, the only, even the majority view.

After my 6th fuck you, I’m getting kinda down – but then a station wagon full of young, beautiful brown women pass by, their bodies hanging as far & long out the windows as they dare, whooping loudly, determined fists circling the humid air, peace & love signs energetically embracing me. Back to reality! Thanks wimmin!!!!

I make it to the first rest stop that says 2 hour limit – yeah, right. I take note of all the trucks & cars that are there when I pull up in case some fool is going to try to enforce the limit for me only.