At last night's send-off of the Oregon bus, Alicia Jrapko and other past and current Pastors for Peace Caravan participants gave a presentation summarizing the current situation and plans. The bus was financed in part by Portland's chapter of the War Resister's League and will carry a variety of aid material given by donors across the city, including 20 computers from Free Geek.
The bus will stop first in Corvallis this afternoon, where children will paint panels on its side. It will then proceed south down the west coast, crossing into Mexico at McAllen, Texas. Hopefully they will not run afoul of the new Bush policies, which include serious fines, such as $50,000 charged to a couple from Vermont recently. Professional research licenses to visit Cuba have been cancelled, relatives of Cubans have been restricted to only 1 visit every 3 years (and now only immediate relatives - siblings, children, parents), and twelve federal judges have been assigned to deal with these cases (compare this to the the 1 judge assigned to citizens attempting to transport aid to Afghanistan!)
If the caravan runs into trouble, a Rapid Response Network has been set up to notify people back in towns where the participants are from, so that they can get the word out.
See the P4P site for more information.
also see: Free the Cuban Five