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Upated with interview - Apocalypse in Eugene

Image The Eugene meeting, which was small, 12-14 people, took part at the Apocalypse on Broadway warehouse in an industrial estate.

Portland once more (Oregan this time)

Breakfast in OlympiaThe morning after the Olympia Mayday 'riot' and my meeting there I was dropped back into the centre of Olympia where I was to meet Rogue and the others who were driving down from Seattle to take me to the Portland meeting.  With some time to kill I popped into a diner and got the largest breakfast plate of hash, gravy and mash that I'd ever seen.  Enough to make me a little late for the pick up point back on the main square.  The main thing I remember from the initial part of the drive down was the volume of military traffic on the road, I'd also noticed this on arrival in Olympia, whatever base is in the area is obviously huge.

A not so quiet Mayday in Olympia

Inside the Capitol On Mayday I was in Olympia, Washington one of the few East coast ports rumored not to be shout down by the one day strike against the war. The meeting that evening in Evergreen College attracted around 18 people, we'd probably have got more was it not for the drama of the day.

At the pitchpipe in Tacoma

View of Tacoma Last nights meeting at the Pitchpipe infoshop in Tacoma was the smalled of the west coast leg to date with around 16 people attending.

By the border in Bellingham

Waterfront in Bellingham Just did the most northly stop of the north west tour in Bellingham, a town of 75,000 which is just across the border from Vancover. Despite having to postpone the meeting 24 hours at only five hours notice just over 20 people turned up. It was at the university.

Effing Greyhound

The Greyhound which should have got me to Bellingham a couple of hours before tonights scheduled meeting was booked out. I'll now be getting there a couple of hours after the meetings advertised time so we've postponed the meeting till tomorrow at the same time.

Its green in Seattle

Lenin in Seattle Well Florida was green too buts its nice to be somewhere northern where everything is not the muddy brown of winter.

At Arise in Minneapolis

Arise bookshop Last nights meeting at the Arise bookshop in Minneapolis was packed out, I counted over 40 people crammed into the limited space. Minneapolis is the last of the mid-west stops, its on to Seattle and the west coast today.

At Finding our Roots, Chicago

The river running through downtown Chicago

The Chicago meeting took place Saturday 19th April as part of the 'Finding our roots' conference at the Roosevelt University.  This was the second Finding our Roots conference and was on the topic of  “Anarchist Organizing in the Midwest.”  The trip from Lansing to Chicago was the only one I made south of the border by Amtrak train – or rather partly by bus from Lansing to the nearest active station and then by train.  


Lansing I've been moving along so fast this week that I've fallen behind on blog updates and the updates are short - I may expand some of these later.


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