Without Public Bathrooms, Eugene's a Latrine

Without Public Bathrooms, Eugene’s a Latrine

OE and allies staged a Potty Protest in Kesey Square to put pressure on the City Council to reopen park bathrooms and keep downtown bathrooms open 24 hrs. People voted in a penny poll by pitching pennies into a toilet marked “Tax Breaks for Developers” or a toilet marked “Public Bathrooms.” It’s all about priorities.

Liberating Kesey Square

Liberating Kesey Square

Some call it economic revitalization, we call it class cleansing. In Eugene’s “downtown activity zone” there were more police, more security, more people being hassled and vendors publicly selling their art told they had to be regulated. Kesey Square, the only public space downtown, was threatened. Occupy challenged that – and won.

Burrito Brigade Needs You (Who me? Yes, you!)

Burrito Brigade Needs You (Who me? Yes, you!)

Burrito Brigade feeds the hungry of Eugene & Springfield through a community network of food banks and personal donations while engaging our community in the fight to end hunger. You can become a member of their family by volunteering to help with cooking and hand delivery of their nutritious burritos every Sunday.

Even though Lane County has enough food to feed every hungry person, excess food is not widely distributed, and some don’t have the knowledge or resources to access the food. Burrito Brigade gives away hot burritos to hungry locals and travelers on Sundays, when free food is especially scarce. For more info about the project and ways you can help go to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurritoSundays/ or email burritosundays@gmail.com.

MUSIC IN THE MEADOW: Benefit for Nightingale Health Sanctuary

MUSIC IN THE MEADOW: Benefit for Nightingale Health Sanctuary

Kickoff fundraiser: Sat., Jun. 7, 11am-6pm, Madison Meadow, W. 22nd and Madison; featuring Walker T. Ryan, SugarBeets, other local musicians & talented students.

Funds raised will support NHS and will provide amenities like port-a-potties for current homeless camps. NHS will provide safe community for un-housed people with disabilities living alongside individuals who can provide support.

Beyond Toxics: BEE-FEST! A celebration of America’s most bee-friendly city

Beyond Toxics: BEE-FEST! A celebration of America’s most bee-friendly city

Eugene is the 1st US city to pass a resolution to ban bee-killing pesticides & make pesticide-free parks a priority!

Live music, yo-yo demo, bubble art, face painting, field games, kid’s book give-away & poetry workshop, prizes, beekeepers, coloring books, open mic poetry reading.

Sponsor: Smith Family Bookstore. Coconut Bliss provides “SCOOPS FOR A CAUSE.”

Global Fast Food Strike - Rally and March

Global Fast Food Strike – Rally and March

Global Climate Convergence (GCC) will be meeting and protesting fast-food employees’ low wages Thursday, 5/15/14. GCC is joining the worldwide call for a livable $15.00 per hour wage for workers in the fast-food industry.

Join Global Climate Convergence 11:30 AM at McDonalds, 659 E. Broadway in Eugene to hold signs, chant labor slogans and pass out leaflets. At 12:30 PM, GCC will march to Wendy’s, 1895 Franklin Blvd.

Occupy Eugene General Assembly

Occupy Eugene General Assembly

Occupy Eugene continues to hold GA’s at Growers Market.

They are now being held 6:00 pm on the third Friday of each month.

Please join us at our General Assembly at the Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., Eugene, OR.

February 11th 2014 is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

February 11th 2014 is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

Why is there a US news blackout on Edward Snowden’s January 27 interview (in English) on German TV? Maybe because he accuses the US Director of National Intelligence of lying to Congress about NSA mass surveillance. Watch the interview here:
LiveLeak.com – German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview (ENGLISH)

Occupy Eugene will add our voice to a broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms holding a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA mass spying regime on February 11th. Dubbed “The Day We Fight Back.” Please revisit this site Tuesday, February 11, to help us flood Congress with our messages of support for the USA Freedom Act, to rein in illegal NSA mass surveillance and restore the rule of law over the US national security state.

For more information about this day of activisim against mass surveillance, go to:
The Day We Fight Back – February 11th 2014

Whoville Granted Reprieve Through February 28

Whoville Granted Reprieve Through February 28

On January 27, 2014, the Eugene City Council granted Whoville and its advocates 30 days to find a new location for the Whoville Unhoused Sanctuary. City Manager Jon Ruiz prefers private instead of public land for Whoville although everyone is aware we are not likely to secure private land in the 30-day period. Therefore three temporary sites on public land are currently being evaluated.

Occupy Eugene Launches Sustaining Donor Drive

Occupy Eugene Launches Sustaining Donor Drive

Occupy Eugene is asking for your sustained financial support to help our organizers and activists to achieve the change the 99% wants to see.