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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Barstow Day 2 and 2nd stop!

We think this will probably be our most deserted base! The entrance is stuck under the freeway and surrounded by very primitive asphalt roads that are in dire need of resurfacing.

And this, like other bases we've protested at during this trip, does not seem to attract many demonstrators. When we start chanting at approaching cars full of soldiers "RESIST" "REFUSE" "DON'T GO", several people come out the little motel that is on the hill opposite us.

But the base is being well used we discover, as several cars approach and go in while we are there. People respond mostly open-mouthed and unsure, even though our signs and banners are quite plain!

On occasion we get a smile, a wave, a peace sign. And the military police come up too to let us know we need to move 10 feet to behind the yellow post. Everything past the post - including the road that turns just before the gate to the golf course or some such place - is military land!

There is no press in Barstow. We've called the TV stations and discovered that Barstow doesn't have any TV stations. For a town as big as it is, about 30,000 folks, it's amazing how little press there is. The newspaper office is closed on weekends, only open 9-5 M-F!

We leave a message for them that there are about 20 people standing outside the base, protesting the SURGE against Afghanistan! Hopefully, they will report after the fact.

Off to Ft. Irwin!


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