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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"

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Camp Hope and Yes We CAN Help Obama...

... CHANGE Direction!

Which is what I painted on my truck today, as I get ready to head out of town on my Camp Hope tour across the country.

We have elected Obama and I felt the hope surging across the nation when I drove from Atlanta to California the end of November. I also felt the fury of white males driving pick up trucks in Texas mostly.

I want to focus on that hope and, inspired by the CodePINK chapter in Chicago, I will attempt to set up "Camp Hope" in the cities and towns I travel through, asking folks to bring their hope for our nation this upcoming year. I will take these hopes to Chicago, and then on to D.C.

why i'm going to the inauguration ... to be continued

i'm coming to the inauguration because i HOPE we can help obama CHANGE direction! From Iraq to the USA, NOT Afghanistan.

i am almost 60 years old and i have worked my hardest to eliminate racism on all levels, personally, socially, institutionally, nationally - everywhere.

i want the election of obama to be a blow to right-wing fascism, militarism, and fundamentalism, not just racism.

i want to be the anti-war voice, pro-peace voice in washington d.c. this january 20th. i want this voice to be the LOUDEST voice ever.