I would like to share some photos – which are further down this page below the video – that I took in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the national march protesting the Republican Party’s “War on Women.” Not surprisingly, the GOP is now denying that they are waging any war on the women in our country. How can they not see what is as plain on the nose on our faces? Because extreme right wing conservatives believe firmly in a hierarchical system. Men are at the top. Excuse me… white men. Followed by white women… about 5 steps behind, pregnant and getting ready to cook their dinner. Any one else is of little to no importance to them – unless they serve a purpose as Allen West does in Florida.
We are a Democracy, not a Theocracy.
A woman’s body was not made for the government’s legislation.
I honestly cannot find any other way or words to tell the story of how the upcoming March on April 28th came to be. So here is the short article from Addicting Info. A very important read to understand where so many women are coming from who are in support of the War on Women movement.
On April 28th, just a few short weeks away, is the march for the War on Women. In every state capitol throughout the country, and perhaps other major cities, women and men alike will unite in a march to protest all these insane bills. Bill which are appearing like cockroaches that allow the state’s governments to gain control over women’s uterus’. Arizona is now taking the cake with the most recent passing of their completely absurd AZ HB 2036 that redefines a pregnancy as beginning at two weeks before conception. So….
I woke up to sleet pelting the windows in my toasty warm house this morning and wondered what the turnout would be like for the Bank Transfer Day rally/protest at the Bank of America in Uptown, Albuquerque NM. Fortunately, as is typical with New Mexico weather, it quickly passed. The day was cold and blustery, but spirits were high as I arrived at the pre-arranged location on Uptown Blvd. Several people already had arrived and were in various locations on both sides of Bank of America as well as along Louisiana Blvd After approximately an hour of sign waving, hand waving and thumbs up’s to the cars honking as they went by, the group then marched from BofA to Louisiana Blvd and south down to Indian School Rd where the destination was the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union paying them respect for all they do.
Once again, Occupy Albuquerque marches on in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. On Saturday, the group started from the home base of Coyote Camp and marched to downtown Albuquerque. Many banks were visited, but the final spot of protest before the return home was at the intersection of 4th and Central – the heart of downtown Albuquerque.
Today was a most phenomenal day! I arrived early at Coyote Camp and shortly before the scheduled noon protest at Wells-Fargo in Nob Hill, we gathered together to march as one to the meeting point. There were approximately 75 of us leaving from Coyote Camp. When the rest of the protest came into view, it was a glorious site… hundreds and hundreds had already gathered! It is difficult to estimate the size of a crowd constantly in motion, but I would estimate there were upwards to 800 people at peak time. All ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc. You name it, they were there! A perfect representation of the people today within the 99 percent.
Protesters claim victory as Brookfield properties, owners of Zuccotti Park in New York, call off their plans to clean the area. Demonstrators had mounted their own clean-up operation during the night. More…
Yesterday, Occupy Burque took to the downtown streets and spread the word. This video is not a march full of chants, nor any police action, but was done to spread the word and educate the public about the facts of what the banks are doing to this country… to each individual. Some of the numbers provided are shocking.
Occupy Albuquerque set up camp, now called Coyote Camp, last Saturday, Oct. 1st, on the UNM (University of New Mexico) campus on the corner of University and Central Ave. During the past week, the campers have received permission to remain on campus, but needed to relocate to another area due to the elderly trees in the vicinity of the original camp. The move was peaceful, and the new location actually adds more visibility for the protesters. Today, Occupy Albuquerque combined efforts with an Anti-War protest as they marched down Central Ave. The local Albuquerque Police Department maintained decorum and actually assisted with traffic control as the march led on. Once the march returned to Coyote Camp, the police arrived and arrested an individual. However, once back at Coyote Camp, the police arrived and arrested an individual. I was not present during the alleged incident and cannot confirm the validity of the news report within this post.
This is a peaceful protest and the actions of one individual, if true as stated in the news footage below, should not reflect upon the group as a whole.
If the alleged incident is NOT true, then this only adds more support to the reasons the 99% are protesting.
Holding signs and chanting “We love sluts!” approximately 2,000 protesters marched Saturday in Boston, as the city officially become the latest to join an international series of protests against sexism and rape, known as “SlutWalks.” (May 7)