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Category: Olympia


Forget the flowers. Bring the funnel!

I was in Olympia yesterday, checking out the Capitol and wandering around the area. I came across the Washington State Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It’s basically a smaller replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

Like other memorials, there were American flags and flowers to honor those who died serving our country. But there was also another kind of tribute I have yet to see at a war memorial.

Wanna know what it was? Click below:

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‘We’re getting the message out’

Phan Nguyen, a member of Olympia Port Militarization Resistance, believes the protests were worth it:

In terms of success, we’re getting our message out. And that’s really important. And our message is that we won’t tolerate the militarization of the Port of Olympia. And I think that message is being made clear. Ideally, we would like to be able to stop all military shipments to and from the Port of Olympia. And that’s a big task, because we’re just average citizens, average residents who just want to take a stand. Our elected readers won’t take that stand. They won’t

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Olympia protester says movement gaining strength

Rob Whitlock, a protester in Olympia, originally voted against the blocking of military shipments because he was worried about public protests. He’s changed his mind:

"I’m not sure what public perception is. The movement here in Olympia is getting stronger. The decision to block the shipments has really resonated with a lot of people. I’m glad I was outvoted because I think it was the right thing to do now. "

"I think we were successful because on Friday we were able to blockade the transport of cargo out of the port, although on Saturday they

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