The General Assembly consensed on Tuesday Dec. 20th to hold General Assemblies every day at 7:00pm on site as long as we are occupying Washington Jefferson Park.
Occupy Eugene is saddened by the City Council’s decision to evict protestors from Washington-Jefferson Park only 5 days before Christmas. The emergency meeting and decision to evict represents a clear betrayal of the collaborative relationship established between OE and the City. This decision will serve as further motivation to protesters here in Eugene and around
OE medics help to save another life at W/J Park despite generator noise hampering efforts;
25 OE organizers arrive within minutes to help keep site calm for Eugene Police and Medics
Tim Lewis and Lauren Regan are going to have a legal observer and cop watch training Wednesday, at 8pm at the Dome.
The movie Santa doesn’t want you to see
Monday, December 19th 7:00pm
@ Cozmic Pizza/ 8th & Charnelton
Cosponsored by the Lane branch-Industrial Workers of the World and Occupy Eugene
Occupy Eugene applauds the city council for recognizing that homelessness is an issue requiring more significant attention, and for allocating greater funding for Eugene’s houseless population. However, Occupy Eugene did not request funds for an increased police presence at the site, and maintains that the site has been running adequately with the help of volunteer
Dec 17 we invite any members of our community who are interested in Occupy Eugene to come to this Open Assembly. If you are interested in Occupy, and have yet to plug in, we send a special invitation to new faces.
On December 14th, Occupy Eugene reached a milestone in its ongoing protest after the City Council offered another extension of the municipal camping ban exemption, which has afforded the movement a legal occupation site since late October. In contrast to the fate of many Occupies in other cities, Occupy Eugene continues to actively engage with city officials, seeking partnership in addressing both acute and systemic social and economic issues.
The Eugene City council will decide tomorrow at noon (Dec 14th) whether or not to extend the camping exemption to allow the occupation to continue at Washington / Jefferson Park. If you would like to attend, please be at 777 Pearl Street – 12:00pm, the meeting will be held in the McNutt Room. Please see our discussion of the current proposal as far as we understand it. Essentially, Occupy Eugene would be given 45 days past the original deadline of Dec 15th and then would be required to disband. If the camping ban exemption is not extended, Occupy Eugene will have 72 hours to vacate the camp. Should this happen, there will be an emergency GA tomorrow at 7pm (at the occupation site), to discuss our options. In response, the Occupy Eugene General Assembly reached consensus on the following proposal to City Council.
On Friday December 16th, In the Spirit of Winter Solstice, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Festivus, and every other Holiday Tradition, we heartily welcome one and all to the Geodesic Dome at Washington/Jefferson Park to help us celebrate Occupy Eugene’s December Birthdays with a very special Winter Feast! Music will start at 4:00pm and will feature “Scotty