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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"

Friday, November 03, 2006

auburn, charlie, and sacramento - to be continued

heading to auburn - looking for internet cafe - scrape 66,000 dollar brand new horrible truck - how much does the light cover for such a monstrosity cost????

no other cp'ers show at the town hall meeting. staff concerned press will be more concerned w/my truck than charlie. says they will take pictures of my truck & not brown. well okay.

i have already told reporters we (in cp) will NOT be distracted. we are about ending war not fighting charlie brown.

danville & chevron - to be continued

we take WITS to a huge intersection in danville across from the chevron headquarters - so many positive honks, even sureya is impressed.

young man, iraq vet, peers with such heavy weight at the names on the shoes. i wonder if he's thinking about the names of those he's killed. i urge him to join ivaw - he doesn't commit but he is so anti-war -i tell him his voice is so needed.

young womon w/child joins us, hold up banner. yeah!

lb comes to pleasanton - to be continued

secret service dogs - sniff truck

police try to contain us on one sidewalk - concede both sidewalks.

secret police dogs sniff shoes - then start manuevers, training, running the dogs - i intervene - i'm furious - how dare they disrespect the WITS action. officer commands young dog trainer to continue. we lock eyes & he remains frozen. i ask for the name of his commanding officer - he says its the secret police - orders. i challenge his following orders -if he's ordered to shoot me, will he? the young man has remained frozen thru-out our exchange, even tho he's been ordered to continue training.

lb does'nt even pass by

CAll in PINK nov 6-9th to be continued

For the past three days, we have taken the WITS action to several small and larger communities along highway 50, through South Lake Tahoe, up 89, and back down I 80 to Granite Bay. We have returned to Rocklin and then over to Placerville.

Even though these communities are purportedly heavily Republican, i.e. pro-war, we have been received mostly with genuine gratitude and that shattered bewilderment as folks not normally used to facing 655,000 deaths try to grapple with that horrific concept.

From young girls, to police officers, to raving white angry men, we have been able to present the real face of war and hopefully convince many folks we must vote for peace on Tuesday.

We have had mostly incredibly moving experiences - although biodiesel does NOT do good in chilly weather and it dropped to 20 degrees in the early Wednesday morning hours.

Everyone Call in PINK Monday the 6th thru Thursday the 9th, especially those of us who realize the true state of our union. We have such a huge opportunity to at least get the vote out in our neck of the woods. The WITS action team plans to be on the road, in those crucial counties, on both the 6th & 7th. We welcome you to join us - your participation is urgently needed in fact.

As are your shoes! We need more shoes - we have about 200 pairs right now - out of 655,000 & counting - not much! You can leave them on the porch at the CodePINK Office in Albany, or bring them to the CodePINK Office in Global Exchange at San Francisco.

Today we plan to take WITS to Pleasanton & Laura Bush's appearance again. Then we are off to the Sierras and Auburn & Charlie Brown's Town Hall Meeting by way of Sacramento and maybe other stops along the way.

In Pink Peace, Power, Participation, Protest,

Our WITS Team