Earth Day in the Park!

Invite your friends! EARTH DAY 2015 is on! Forty five years after it began, a committee of local organizers is keeping the global celebration alive in Eugene/Springfield! This year’s event, April 25th at Alton Baker Park, replaces the recently- canceled annual observance originally scheduled for April 18th at EWEB (River Place Plaza). “EARTH DAY IN 

Human Rights and the Crisis of Youth Homelessness

​HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CRISIS OF YOUTH HOMELESSNESS 11:30am to 3pm April 25, 2015. First Christian Congregational Church 1050 E. 23rd Ave., Eugene OR A community forum and conversation on the growing numbers of children and youth who are unhoused in the Eugene/Springfield Area and what can be done toward elimination of this violation of 

Oregon Legislature is looking at a Right to Rest Act

Oregon legislature is looking at a Right to Rest Act (SB629) right now and our representatives really need to hear from their constituents in favor of this bill. People can’t do better if they can’t get sleep to even be coherent the next day.  Give people a chance and legalize survival.  Please contact your representatives, 

Occupy Eugene Endorses Solidarity with Palestine

Occupy Eugene Endorses Solidarity with Palestine

The General Assembly of Occupy Eugene has endorsed the 2014 Occupy National Gathering statements of solidarity with Palestine. Occupy Eugene rejects any effort to use this statement for anti-Semitic purposes. To read the statements in full, please click on the post title. 

Opportunity Village Eugene Video Wins Award

Opportunity Village Eugene Video Wins Award

Major shout out to Jana Thrift of Occupy Eugene Media Group and David Zupan of Peace Works. The two videographers entered their video about Opportunity Village Eugene into Eugene’s International Film Festival and won the award for 2014 best documentary short. Check out this beautiful video here 

Sidewalk Rental vs Us

Sidewalk Rental vs Us

With great persistence and the willingness to push unconstitutional policies, premiere Occupier Art managed to cajole the City to issue a memo delineating how much of our public sidewalks are still public. Art who had been reading poetry on the sidewalk outside of a downtown business was arrested for trespassing and jailed overnight. Couple of months later the charges were dropped. Couple of months after that Art passed this memo from City Attorney Klein to us. Click on the title post to see the memo. 

SLEEPS Protest Camp

SLEEPS Protest Camp

Another Oregon winter has begun. Again, thousands of our unhoused citizens face another New Year with their basic human rights being violated by Eugene’s laws against sleeping. Forcing people from one place to another when they honestly have no where to go and no choice but to sleep, is a waste of city resources and anyone that agrees can email here. You can also go to a meeting and let your voice be heard. See local meetings for dates and times. Click on the post title to see a list of needs. 

Nightingale Health Sanctuary Opens New Rest Stop

Nightingale Health Sanctuary Opens New Rest Stop

On Dec. 8, the Eugene City Council approved Nightingale Health Sanctuary’s plan to operate a self-governed, village-style community on county land near the Lane County Behavioral Health building through April 2015. 

Nightingale welcomes new volunteers. If you want to help, please volunteer here or contact us at nightingalehealthsanctuary@gmail.com
If you would like to help with a financial contribution, you can donate here. Click on the post title to read more. 

Care Packages for Vets & Houseless Survivors

Care Packages for Vets & Houseless Survivors

From Dandy of Occupy Medical: As the nights get cooler and the ground gets soggier, some of the treatment team at Occupy Medical are assembling care packages for veterans and houseless survivors flying cardboard signs welcoming the kindness of fellow Eugeneians passing through streetlights as we go to work and run our errands. Our goal is to assemble 25 care packages this week. If you’d like to contribute financially, you can sponsor one of these holiday care packages for $20 and put a smile on someone’s weathered face. To make a donation, go to Donate at Occupy Medical and put “Sponsor A Survivor” in the purpose line. 

This project is assembled in memory and honor of my friend Jacob David George, a peace warrior and survivor of war trauma who spent many years of his life on the streets. Jacob David George in the Huffington Post 

Whoville - Update

Whoville – Update

Whoville continues their protest camp at 6th and MIll in Eugene despite being ticketed on 11//24 and 11/26 for violating the City camping ban. So we’re wondering, what’s up EPD with all the tickets? Is Whoville too safe, too peaceful, too clean, too sanitary? To learn more about Whoville and how you can help, go to http://respectexistence.org/ 

Media Arts

OEMG Releases the Community Solutions Media Library Right Here on Our Website!

OEMG Releases the Community Solutions Media Library Right Here on Our Website!

You can go directly to the Community Solutions Media Library at http://occupyeugenemedia.org/mediagroup/community-solutions-media/. The library is a table of contents full of media. We have more work to do but you can find a considerable amount of media there, beginning with Rob Sydor’s photos of Occupy Eugene’s first General Assembly September 29, 2011 and going all the way to our current efforts with Eugene’s Avant Gardeners, the Ninth Ward Protest Camp, and the various sanctioned camps that we have now. Twenty Producers have contributed so far with more to come. 

We will be continuing to add media to the library and we hope that anyone who has relevant photos or videos will share them with us, so we can add them to the library also. You can put your photos on our Occupy Eugene Photos Facebook page, email Jana at occupyall1@gmail.com or call 541-606-2025 for more information. 

Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Speak! Video Footage

Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Speak! Video Footage

For those that missed Community Alliance of Lane County’s Dramatic Reading of MLK’s speech, Beyond Vietnam–A Time to Speak!, it was amazing!  And the Occupy Eugene Media Group has a great video of it to share with you at our youtube channel https://youtu.be/WsG1t58iQzU.  Martin Luther King wrote this speech in 1967 and it is seriously eerie how 

Opinions

Opinion: Failure within Occupy Eugene

“If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough.” 

Opinion: Wake Up

Opinion piece by Lotus Occupied. Occupy. Revolt. Smash Capitalism.