This Thursday, November 17th, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has called for an International Day of Action. In solidarity with OWS, Occupy Eugene is encouraging everyone to participate in this day of non-violent and direct action.
There will be a march on the banks starting at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza – 8th & Oak at 12:00pm. We will march against the banks along with the Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network and the Industrial Workers of the World.
The march will be focusing on direct action and civil disobedience against big banks and corporate influence in the U.S. government. The march will convene at noon in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and march to several national bank branches downtown. A stop will be made at the U.S. Bank branch to protest the State of Oregon’s contract with them for the “ReliaCard,” which is used to issue unemployment benefits.
The National Consumer Law Center recently released a report on unemployment benefit cards, in which Oregon received a “thumbs down” ranking for the overdraft fees associated with the U.S. Bank-issued ReliaCard.
According to FairEconomyOregon.org, Richard Davis, head of U.S. Bank, says the company expects to recoup about half of potential lost profits from swipe fee reform by nickel and diming the unemployed through prepaid cards and related products.
Nov. 17th marks the two month anniversary of several hundred courageous individuals who began occupying Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park). Since then their actions have given birth to the 99% movement that has spread across the country and around the world.
Last night OWS was evicted by New York Police. As of this writing OWS is still fighting for a place to occupy so that their voices can continue to be heard.
Let’s come together this Thursday to celebrate the accomplishments of OWS and tell the world that we will not give up easily.
Participate in a national day of direct non-violent action and celebration!
High-quality, print-ready versions (11×17, 15×24, 23×36) are available as a freely downloadable .zip file.
Let’s get these posters everywhere! The artist’s only stipulation is that they cannot be sold, only given away.
Props to r.black for his amazing work!
*** Please support our 17 comrades who were arrested on this day.
*Fifteen of the Eugene 17 (arrested outside Bank of America and Chase on 11/17) have their court date Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at 777 Pearl St. Rm. 104. Show up to support them!
*Dusk Winston’s court date is 12/7 at 9 a.m. MUNICIPAL COURT 777 PEARL ST. RM. 104
*Jacob Keeton’s court date is 12/9 at 9 a.m. MUNICIPAL COURT 777 PEARL RM 104