This message was prepared by two participants of the Friday (10/21) meeting with the City Manager and Eugene Police Department (EPD), which started a discussion about suspending the order for arrests on Friday night and finding a viable site for Occupy Eugene.
The City Manager will be making a proposal to the City Council to permit a temporary Occupy Eugene site at Alton Baker Park (ABP) while the City and OE work to locate a permanent site. Given the fact that OE currently occupies ABP—and is not sure about our future location—OE encourages community members to show up in support of this proposal. For background on the earlier meeting between OE, the City Manager and EPD, please see this article.
Occupy Eugene has relocated to Alton Baker Park. We thank our community for their continued support, and we hope you will join us at our new location as we continue engaging in this important dialogue.
Community, Solidarity, Protest: March to help defend the free speech rights of the occupy protesters!
This afternoon, October 21, 2011, Occupy Eugene will vacate the downtown park blocks as planned, allowing Saturday Market to operate without interference, and then march to a new occupation site. Occupy Eugene is asking community members to meet at the present occupation site at the corner of 8th & Oak Street at 5 p.m. in
To supplement protests of Bank of America, Occupy Eugene is calling a march from the occupation site (8th and Oak) through downtown. Stops will be made outside of all the infamous banks, bringing attention to the handouts, greed, corruption and cynical political lobbying within the financial industry that has become the status quo. Occupy Eugene
Attention all Committees: Please send contact information for who your primary and secondary point of contact for the finance committee will be to oec_finance [at] lists.riseup.net. As discussed at a previous GA, these will be the people that will be the point of contact between your committee and the finance committee for the handling of
Occupy Eugene marchers gathered at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at 8th and Oak at 2 p.m. today, and began our peaceful march across the Ferry Street bridge and back at 4 p.m. Eugene Police estimated 2,000 marchers.… Because our march was so long, for a few minutes we filled the pedestrian crosswalks on both sides of the Ferry Street Bridge as passing drivers honked their support.
The occupation will be at the Park Blocks in downtown Eugene, where the Saturday Market is on 8th and Oak. Watch livestream here
Occupy Eugene’s big day is almost upon us. Tomorrow, October 15, 2011, Occupy Eugene will gather in solidarity with the nationwide Occupy movement to protest corporate greed and the politicians who enable it. Occupy Eugene will march through the streets to proudly display our support of a movement that has shaken up an entire country, brought national attention to urgent issues that affect everyday people, and provided a new sense of hope to countless Americans. We will demonstrate to our entire community that true democracy is still alive and well.
The Campbell Club is holding a benefit show for Occupy Eugene this Friday! (10/14) 8pm-1am. We will have live music, speakers, sign making and a good time. The big occupation for Occupy Eugene will be the following day (Sat 10/15), so let’s all get together in solidarity for this historic moment in our country!