Ides of March walk 2013

Occupy Walk USA in solidarity with all occupy groups will observe the May Day 2012 General Strike

Occupy Walk USA in solidarity with all occupy groups

will observe the May Day 2012 General Strike

Please participate in this direct action of protest against corporate greed. The 1% ‘ers y must be made to feel just what it means to betray the 99% who have made it possible for the 1% to maintain their financially obese lifestyles —  squandering money that could be used to feed the poor and provide medical care. There is no excuse for the lack of conscience that the Banksters, congressional representatives and their cronies have shown the American people. Do not doubt that this general strike will send a powerful message to the 1%. They laugh now but their safe nests are very soon to catch fire and burn burn burn. Without our support, they are nothing. Solidarity! Unite!

Please let everyone you know that Tuesday, May 1st the masses will do absolutely nothing. We will watch the corporate world squirm — that is all.

No work, no school, no banking, no shopping, not even housework

on Tuesday May 1st, 2012


April 24, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, This is why we walk | 1 Comment

What is the big deal about feet? This is what!

What is the big deal about feet? This is what!

Picture from New Mexico Lightworkers

The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains. God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.

Thank you Vicki H. for sharing this with us.

April 12, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

Should Occupy Walk USA detour in Lake Havasu for outreach?

This map below shows one route from Needles to Kingman Arizona. This route is 46 miles. 

town along the county road 10

This route shows another route from Needles to Kingman that is 62 miles.


I don’t know, the 43 mile county road 10 route seems to be up and down a mountain? But the Interstate 40 route seems to go around the mountain.

If they go the Interstate 40 route they are going to pass very close tot he Lake Havasu city turn off.


This map shows the distance from the second route (around the mountain) to Lake Havasu









March 19, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, Walking Blog | 3 Comments

Looking at the weeks ahead for occupy walk USA team in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu luring spring-break visitors

by Cale Ottens – Mar. 12, 2012 06:34 PM

                                           Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2012/03/12/20120312lake-havasu-luring-spring-break-visitors.html#commentform#ixzz1pXYNcPW5

LAKE HAVASU CITY – On a Facebook page dedicated to spring break in this western Arizona city, perhaps it isn’t surprising to see a featured picture showing a young woman sporting a bikini top, belly-button ring and Mardi Gras beads, her arms raised in celebration.

But this isn’t just any page: Those arms extend to a superimposed sign saying, “Lake Havasu,” while just below her navel is a matching sign saying, “Arizona’s playground.”

When revelers ask about hot spots for parties and suggest bands they’d like to see perform during their time here, those offering comments, suggestions and “likes” often are from the city’s hotels, restaurants and other businesses.

“Hey! Hit up Kokomos and BJs to start, and the channel will start bumpin soon!” says a comment linked to the Havasu Travelodge’s Facebook page. “MadDogs always has a good crowd on Tuesdays too …”

This page, run by a local firm for the Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau, is one way business and civic leaders are embracing this community’s status as a spring-break mecca by trying to attract young visitors and their wallets as well as directing them to the fun.

“For this audience, this particular market, the best way to reach these college students, the young people that are looking to come here for spring break, is through social media,” said Doug Traub, the bureau’s president and CEO.

Depending on which official one asks, an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 young people will spend their 2012 spring break at the beach and on the lake here.

Spring break at Lake Havasu is often portrayed beyond this community as an out-of-control party, but Traub said that image is exaggerated and that businesses aim to make sure the young visitors enjoy their visit.

“It’s about the exhilaration of being young; it’s about that time of your life where you’re in that process of learning and growing and you’re free of a lot of the responsibilities that shackle us as we get into our later years,” he said. “It’s a true celebration of that spirit we have here in this town.”

Dates for which college’s will converge on Lake Havasu during 2011 spring break by state:

March 19- 23


Arizona State University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly Pamona

California State University – Chico

California State University – Sacramento

California State University – San Marcos

Pepperdine University

San Francisco State University

University of Denver

Kansas State University

University of Kansas

Wichita State University

University of Nebraska – Kearney

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Nebraska – Omaha

University of Nevada – Reno
New Mexico

New Mexico State University – Las Cruces

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater

Oklahoma University

Seminole State University

University of Northern Texas

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

MARCH 26- 30


California State University – Bakersfield

California State University – Fullerton

California State University – Long Beach

California State University – Los Angeles

California State University – San Bernardino

San Diego State University

San Jose State University

Sonoma State University

Stanford University

University of California – Berkeley

University of California – Davis

University of California – Irvine

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – Riverside

University of California – San Diego

University of California – San Francisco

University of California – Santa Barbara

University of California – Santa Cruz

United States Air Force Academy

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Boise State University

Idaho State University – Pocatello

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Portland State University

APRIL 2- 6


California State University Northridge

Chapman University

Concordia University

University of Montana – Missoula

University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2012/03/12/20120312lake-havasu-luring-spring-break-visitors.html#commentform#ixzz1pXXubfXo

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Occupy Walk News, Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

Proposed Route through the States

Proposed Route through Arizona and New Mexico



Proposed Route through Texas, Kansas, and Missouri




Proposed Route through Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania


Proposed Route through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York



March 15, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

Occupy Walk @ Joshua Tree March 9, 10, 11 Southern California General Assembly

Occupy Walk USA at Joshua Tree

#occupywalk — the adventure begins:

Come to Joshua Tree this coming weekend to see what it’s about.

Day 20, 21 Joshua Tree Outreach

March 9, 10, 11, 2012



Check out Joshua Tree National Park

For a first-time visitor the desert may appear bleak and drab. Viewed from the road, the desert only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals. A rich cultural history and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place.

Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree. In addition to Joshua tree forests, the western part of the park also includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California’s deserts. Five fan palm oases also dot
the park, indicating those few areas where water occurs naturally and wildlife abounds.

Hexagram 45, Gathering

Key Questions

What is asked of you?
What are you investing in?


‘Gathering, creating success.
The king enters his temple.
Fruitful to see great people, creating success.
Constancy bears fruit.
Using great sacrificial animals: good fortune.
Fruitful to have a direction to go.’

The old character in Chinese for ‘Gathering’ shows people gathered like grass, or perhaps gathered to bring in the harvest: they have a shared identity, and invest together for a purpose, looking for what will bear fruit. Sometimes this is an external gathering, sometimes an internal one – collecting yourself and integrating your many roles and strengths, getting yourself together. Many people, roles, energies and issues are concentrated in this single focal point.

The king enters his temple to connect his people with the ancestral spirits. This is a time to strengthen shared roots, and understand mundane daily activities as part of a larger story and identity that gives them meaning.With this connection made, it is time to see great people. Originally this might have meant consulting with diviners, to make sure your offerings were in harmony with the spirits of nature. Seeing “great people” (whether in the flesh or with your inner vision) gives you longer- term guidance to align your efforts with your purpose. Then a steady persistence will bear fruit. And you are making great efforts – and an act of faith – investing the best you have in this gathering. You need those good, deep roots, and clear-sighted guidance, and you need to know where you are going with it all.


‘Lake higher than the earth: Gathering.
A noble one sets aside weapons and tools, and warns against the unexpected.’

We should be careful not to let anything get out of hand and we should try to foresee possible misfortune in advance.

Joshua Tree map

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March 7, 2012 Posted by | General Assembly, Occupy Walk News, Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

Money for our Walkers? GA Meeting Now!!!


Ben & Jerry’s Leads Business Push for Occupy Wall Street

February 28, 2012, 10:30 am

Ice cream magnates Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are helping lead an effort by left-leaning business leaders to pump money into the “Occupy” movement, The Wall Street Journal writes.

The Ben & Jerry’s founders are on the steering committee of the Movement Resource Group, which aims to raise $1.8-million to re-invigorate the economic-equality campaign that captured global attention last fall but has lost momentum as cities have broken up Occupy protest camps.

The former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, the entertainment-industry executive Richard Foos, and the Philadelphia restaurateur Judy Wicks are also active in the effort, which has raised about $300,000 so far. The group will support a New York office for the national Occupy movement and disburse grants of up to $25,000 to protest groups across the country, with five Occupy activists involved in reviewing applications.

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February 29, 2012 Posted by | General Assembly, Occupy Walk News, Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

What we need #occupywalk

 Right now we need solidarity with other occupy groups along our route.

We need to network with locals to better understand the areas where we walk — the natural habitat and how to protect it

And we need someone with experience to coordinate this

We also would greatly appreciate someone skilled in social networking for a promotional event.

I wish people would donate to the walkers because it really gives their morale a boost. Even if its only 5 dollars. 

The next two days we will walk through Temecula and Hemet in California. It would be great if someone could deliver sandwiches and water at lunch time in those areas. 

And the other thing that is really great is to forward the link to our sites:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/occupywalk Twitterwww.twitter.com/occupywalk and Britten Occupy LA doing our live stream channelhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupywalkusa and our soon to be up and running website: www.occupywalkusa.org

 Thanks to everyone for connecting with us. 

 Susan Sayler
co-coordinator #occupywalk
760 960-2944

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

The route taken by the Great American Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament

The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament left Los Angeles in March of 1986.

The marchers crossed the United States through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, and arrived in Washington, D.C. on November 14.

Concluding ceremonies were held the following day in Meridian Park, followed by speeches in front of the White House, and closing ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial.


February 27, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

Inspiration to Occupy Walk USA: Great American Peace March

We love you Wikipedia!

Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament

The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, Inc. (also referred to as The Great Peace March, GPM, and the March) was a cross-country event in 1986 aimed at raising awareness to the growing danger of nuclear proliferation and to advocate for complete, verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons from the earth. The GPM consisted of hundreds of people, mostly but not exclusively Americans, who convened in Los AngelesCaliforniaUSA, in February 1986 to walk from L.A. to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. The group left Los Angeles on March 1, 1986 and arrived in Washington, D.C. on November 15, 1986, a journey of about 3,700 miles, nine months, and many campsites.

Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose preamble as approved:

The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament is an abolitionist movement. We believe that great social change comes about when the will of the people becomes focused on a moral imperative. By marching for nine months across the United States, we will create a non-violent focus for positive change; the imperative being that nuclear weapons are politically, socially, economically and morally unjustifiable, and that, in any number, they are unacceptable. It is the responsibility of a democratic government to implement the will of its people, and it is the will of the people of the United States and many other nations to end the nuclear arms race[citation needed].

Life on the march

Along the way marchers created a vibrant visual impact as they walked through small towns and big cities alike. They interacted with local populations and conducted educational workshops for each other and for the communities through which they passed. Workshops usually centered on options for non-violent conflict resolution and peace-and-justice topics related to the mission of the demonstration. Marchers self-selected the facets of GPM life where they wanted to focus their energies. The speakers’ bureau spoke in schools and community centers from coast to coast. Other outreach activities included a “Marcher In The Home” program to match up GPM marchers with “townies” for overnight stays, sleeping indoors, and special events like concerts and community potlucks. For many, the walk-a-day life of a peace marcher also brought opportunities for “marcher in the cafe,” “marcher in the diner,” and the popular “marcher in the laundromat.” Through all of these activities and events, conversations were sparked, friendships were forged, and the seeds were sown for communities to explore their own notions of peace, justice, and non-violence long after the March had passed by.An average day’s walk on The Great Peace March was about 15 miles. The group camped outside most nights, an advance team having scouted locations and secured permits in advance. Most people on the March walked at least some part of each day. There were gear trucks specially outfitted to transport clothing, tents, and other personal supplies. There was a mobile kitchen, dry-storage trucks, a library, school, and other specialty vehicles. For an expedition of this size and scope, it took many people working in camp to keep systems and processes humming, and each marcher was expected to volunteer for two regular in-camp “job” shifts each week. On any given day, dozens of marchers did not walk with the GPM on the highways and byways of that day’s route; but were instead washing breakfast dishes, packing up the tractor-trailers, advancing to the next camp site, preparing lunch, gathering supplies for dinner, teaching the schoolchildren, cleaning and dumping the porta-potties, participating on councils or committees, making presentations to community organizations, leading a classroom discussion in a local school, doing educational outreach to church congregations and Universities, maintaining daily contact with local, national, and international media to provide Peace City and GPM updates, re-shelving items on the library bus, fund-raising, formulating logistics, negotiating land use permits, restoring damaged areas of the last camp site caused by the heavy trucks and heavy foot traffic, and any of a number of other jobs necessary to keep this traveling community on the road and on schedule.

Synopsis of GPM history from the Swarthmore College Archives

Historical Introduction by Swarthmore College[1]
The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament evolved from another peace effort, PRO-Peace (see below). Formally organized on April 2, 1985, by David Mixner of Los Angeles, California, PRO-Peace envisioned raising $20 million to send 5000 marchers 3000 miles eastward to Washington D.C. The march departed from Los Angeles on March 1, 1986, with only 1200 participants and a fraction of the needed monies in hand. The marchers soon began to realize that the collapse of PRO-Peace was imminent and some began to organize a new structure to take its place. On March 14, while camped near Barstow, California, they received word from David Mixner that PRO-Peace no longer existed. Many marchers departed but those who remained incorporated on March 19 into the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. A home office was established in Santa Monica, California, and financial aid was received from individuals and organizations, including the Peace Development Fund and Physicians for Social Responsibility.The GPM, also known as Peace City and now numbering approximately 600, resumed its eastward walk on March 28. Its governance and organizational structure adapted to meet its evolving needs. Marchers assumed volunteer jobs, replacing the highly structured and paid PRO- Peace network, and a Policy Board began the task of governing. A City Council soon replaced the Policy Board with decisions made preferably by consensus. The Board of Directors was enlarged from three to seven members and a Judicial Board oversaw resolution of disputes and disciplinary problems among marchers. Three City Managers, one for each of the tent cities, plus department heads, formed an Operations Council. Mayor Diane Clark represented Peace City at ceremonial occasions as the GPM made its way across the United States.Many departments and task forces were created to carry on the work of the March. These included the Community Interaction Agency which planned outreach events with communities the March passed through, the Field Department which later merged with the C.I.A., Education (Peace Academy) which worried about school for the children on the March as well as issue-oriented speeches for marchers, and Entrance/Exit which handled marcher applications.The marchers crossed the United States through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, and arrived in Washington, D.C. on November 14. Concluding ceremonies were held the following day in Meridian Park, followed by speeches in front of theWhite House, and closing ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial.

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment