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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.

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.

Judge Rules for Free Speech

Judge Rules for Free Speech

Eugene Municipal Court Judge Karen Stenard issued a ruling Thursday August 15th upholding the rights of protestors
to hold 24-hour protests at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in Eugene.

Press Release: Municipal Court Hearings Set for Occupy Eugene and SLEEPS Activists

Press Release: Municipal Court Hearings Set for Occupy Eugene and SLEEPS Activists

On Monday, July 15, a Eugene Municipal Court judge will hear arguments for and against dismissal of trespass charges against 20 Free Speech activists

Press Release: Occupier Scales Chain Link Fence to Protest City's Lack of Action on Homelessness

Press Release: Occupier Scales Chain Link Fence to Protest City’s Lack of Action on Homelessness

On Saturday, November 17, Occupy Eugene activist Gwendolyn Iris climbed a $70,000 chain link fence that bars access to Eugene’s old City Hall near 8th and High and chained herself to it in protest of the City’s lack of action for the unhoused.

ACT AGAINST APATHY ON N17!

ACT AGAINST APATHY ON N17!

A day of action in the defense of the unhoused!
Starting at 12 Noon at Free Speech Plaza.

Come help raise awareness around the issue of homelessness in Lane County. We are headed into another winter and once more the unhoused community faces the elements with no option of a safe place to sleep.

There will be a rally, march, poetry, street theatre, free food and free medical care, as well as direct action to raise community awareness.

Paint a Picket at Outpost A on Labor Day

On Labor Day, Monday, September 3, volunteers from Occupy Eugene will paint a picket fence in the front yard of Outpost A at 1191 Lawrence Street.

The purpose of the event is to educate the public about bank foreclosures—many of which are fraudulent—and their devastating impact on neighborhoods.

OE invites the community to visit us at 1191 Lawrence, to talk with activists and volunteers and to see and hear about the work we are doing.