Candlelight Vigil for Occupy Portland

Candlelight Vigil for Occupy Portland

In support of Occupy Portland: Candlelight Vigil TONIGHT @ Occupy Eugene. Occupy Portland has been ordered an eviction notice from their site as of midnight tonight. Come peacefully protest in support of the global Occupation. Bring extra candles/candleholders, signs in support of Portland. Let’s hold our vigil along the sidewalk on 7th (Big Red side

Defend the Egyptian Revolution – End Military Trials for Civilians

Defend the Egyptian Revolution – End Military Trials for Civilians

Occupy Eugene will have a day of action on Saturday, November 12, beginning at 12:00pm. We will meet at Free Speech plaza, march at noon to the Federal Building (as it is the most visible representation of the US Government in Eugene), and then march to the occupation site at 6th & Washington. Once at

Egan Warming Center Training Saturday

Egan Warming Center Training Saturday

In an effort to support the Occupy Eugene camp and its occupiers, the Egan Warming Center is inviting all those interested to attend a training on professional homeless assistance. The training aims to better work with and care for the homeless community on site and make a positive impact within camp. Who: Egan Warming Center

Bruce Beasley's 'Big Red' Becomes Willing Participant of Occupy Eugene

Bruce Beasley’s ‘Big Red’ Becomes Willing Participant of Occupy Eugene

Bruce Beasley’s ‘Big Red’ Becomes Willing Participant of Occupy Eugene   Bruce Beasley’s “Big Red,” the abstract steel sculpture which has sat in Washington-Jefferson Park between Sixth and Seventh Avenues since 1974, is a special feature of the City of Eugene’s landscape as well as the community’s culture. So while Occupy Eugene readied itself for

We stand in solidarity with the students and teachers at Occupy Cal

We stand in solidarity with the students and teachers at Occupy Cal

As shown in this video, U.C. Berkeley students trying to set up an Occupy encampment faced a violent altercation with campus police, who arrested seven protesters and tore down tents along the campus’ Sproul Plaza Wednesday afternoon. The police, wearing riot gear, clashed with students again Wednesday evening as they attempted to reestablish their camp.

Why Occupy? Two Upcoming Events

Why Occupy? Two Upcoming Events

There are two events coming up that will be very helpful to community members interested in learning more about Occupy Eugene—and the occupation movement more generally. The first is a teach-in with Occupy participants, community organizers and UO professors. The second is a discussion about the broader context the occupation movement, facilitated by two UO professors who study social movements. Please mark your calendars and spread the word!

Halloween Zombie March

Halloween Zombie March

Come join us for our Halloween Zombie March on Oct. 31st at Riverfront Research Park (located on the corner of Franklin and Onyx). There will be two marches, one at 12:00pm and one at 4:30pm. Show up an hour before the march for zombification! You may not have realized, but there are significant advantages to zombification; as well, costumes can be very political and sometimes tragic.

Occupy Eugene moves to the University of Oregon

Late Wednesday night, in an exercise of consensus process and direct democracy, the community known as Occupy Eugene elected to relocate to the University of Oregon campus. After hours of negotiations on Thursday between the University and representatives of Occupy Eugene, it was decided that the occupation would move to the Millrace Park on East 11th Avenue

Occupy the University March and Temporary Occupation

Occupy Eugene will stage an “Occupy the University” rally at 12:00 p.m. this afternoon from the current occupation site at Alton Baker Park to call attention to the rising cost of education, predatory student loans, the lack of employment options for college graduates, and the crippling amounts of debt students must take on for access