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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 27, 2007

Summer of Protest in my community???

I have been unable to scientifically keep track of the number of yeahs, nays, fuckus, and other responses as I am traveling with one very verbal womon and one deaf womon, who are getting most of my attention.

But the general feeling is one of very positive response with the very small negative response nevertheless heavy with white male rage. The fuckus seem angrier and more personally directed, although the ‘conversations’ with these white men have been very limited thus far. They seem content with keeping their distance.

Pulling into Atlanta, we are greeted enthusiastically on the road and in the stores. We have yet to run into any other Social Forum goers, but the general Atlanta public is still warmly entrenched on the side of peace and ending war.

Everyone seems to be informed about the recent horrific betrayal of the democrats in congress. People seem excited about the idea of a Summer of Protest, although no one has said “yes, I will start this in my community”.