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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"

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fatigues or Boas?

The military presence is HUGE in D.C., not to mention the police presence.

Squat, camouflaged hummer tanks sprawl across intersections and along the Mall; 10, 20 soldiers at a time march across sidewalks with backpacks and who knows what else dangling off their belts, and extend around doorways, driveways, metro entrances. Often two or three hooded soldiers stand barking orders: not there, get out the street, over here.

I ask you, imagine a line of soldiers in their full regalia lining up on a crowded street.

And then imagine a line of hot pink womyn lining up on a street. Who would you turn to, who would you rather have watching over you, keeping the peace?