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
Two of the most experienced, effective and respected community leaders working with the homeless population, Chuck Gerard of the White Bird Clinic and the Rev. Dan Bryant of First Christian Church in Eugene provide interesting observations about the surprising impact of the Eugene Occupy Camp and how its unprecedented work with the homeless is helping them in their work and the entire Eugene community.
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When: Wed December 14, 9:30pm-2:00am Where: Oak Street Speakeasy 915 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401 What: Join with us and help Occupy the Oak Street Speakeasy! Occupy Eugene has organized a benefit for the Eugene Seventeen – the seventeen demonstrators of civil disobedience who were arrested outside Chase and Bank of America on November 17th.
Dusk Winston, one of the 17 Occupy Eugene members arrested on November 17th actions was hit by a car yesterday in Portland, OR while participating in the actions to shutdown Portland commercial ports. Seen in the nearly 1 minute video above, protestors were gathered nonviolently in the street when a car approaches and without stopping
The City Council Chamber was packed out the door on Monday evening as supporters (and a few opponents) of Occupy Eugene turned out to discuss the planned vote on whether to extend OE’s camping ban exemption. Because of the limited time, and due to the large numbers of respondents, Mayor Piercy decided to limit each
Members from Occupy Eugene went to Portland, OR to assist in the actions to shutdown the commerce ports. photo by Justin
On Friday, December 9th, the villagers of the Occupy Eugene camp created a voluntary set of agreements to live by on site in order to set a community standard . In two days over 160 villagers have signed. Villagers have come together to paint a picture of what their ideal community would like like and