Saturday night at 8:30 New Year’s Eve come one come all and meet up in Free Speech Plaza for an “opposites” march. Get dressed up as 1%ers out for a night on the town! They will be carrying silly signs saying, “Greed is good” or “Save the Economy; Shop til you Drop” or “the
This Thursday, Dec. 29th at 7pm, Occupy Eugene BankBusters is having a movie and discussion night on the issue of the foreclosure crisis and that housing is a human right. 245 Van Buren at Reality Kitchen.
Occupiers acted as Santa’s helpers this Christmas and delivered socks full of coal to five Eugene banks. Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank, and Umpqua were included. Next to each sock hung a chronicle of their actions which made them part of Santa’s Naughty list. The coal came from the Occupy Eugene site
Occupy Eugene Tent Monsters infest George Poling’s lawn. Police come to the rescue.
For 75 days, in one of the longest running occupations in the US, Occupy Eugene provided a legal place to sleep, three meals daily, professional medical assistance, job skills trainings, and most importantly, a community for hundreds of homeless folks in Eugene. Simultaneously, we have explored with the city how Eugene might better serve homeless
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Occupy Eugene will be having a holiday potluck Sunday, December 25th at 2pm in the new Occupy 5 building (7th and Polk). Bring a dish if you can and a space heater if you have one! There will be a projector and we will be showing holiday movies (bring some of those too :) And
Occupy Eugene Open Assembly When: 4:00pm Where: 1274 W. 7th Ave. (7th & Polk, Occupy 5 building ) All are welcome! Come help us plan the next steps of Occupy Eugene.
Occupy Eugene is extremely saddened by the news of the death of Rick Adam Youngblood, who was involved in a fight at the Occupy Eugene site late Monday night. Life on the streets is rarely easy. The unfortunate and hidden truth about homelessness is that it can be violent and dangerous, as we saw in the microcosm of street life that sprung up at Occupy Eugene. As a society, we condone and promote this state of affairs when we push the unhoused into the shadows on the periphery of our community and limit the resources available to them. The fight which ended Rick Adam Youngblood’s life was an unsettlingly common event; of a type generally dismissed by society.
Occupy Eugene is holding a candle light vigil in memory of Rick Youngblood and other victims of street violence at 6:30p today at Free Speech Plaza. There will be a general assembly to follow at 7:00pm.
Lieutenant Kamkar has promised that he and his team will make no arrests tonight. So everyone come celebrate the solstice and farewell to camp party.