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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, July 13, 2007


This guy, white, huge, middle-aged, suited, short short hair, in a fancy red car, drives by with this huge camera filming me. He has zoomed in behind the truck and hovered there for awhile. He passes slowly filming, then drops back. He pulls in front & slows down, forcing me to pass him. He films as I pass.

I do not get the usual exuberant extolling from photographers. He looks menacingly, threatening even.

I grab my camera & pretend to take pictures of him – I can’t turn it on quickly enough and don’t want to lower it. He pulls away & I’m finally able to turn it on and get my kodak moment!

Rochester Anti-War Crisis Center

One of the cp protestors has turned me on to this new center is Rochester. I am too early to actually meet anyone - they don't open until 1:00p.m. I am feeling pressure to make it to the NOW conference - not to mention the Peace-In in Cleveland - so I don't wait but I'm thrilled to see this center.

They have groups for GI's, returning vets, and those considering going. And they have a full calendar of events for the Rochester area. I leave flyers in the door, take pics and promise myself I'll come back!