This Thursday, November 17th, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has called for an International Day of Action. In solidarity with OWS, Occupy Eugene is encouraging everyone to participate in this day of non-violent and direct action. March With Us from Wake the Beast on Vimeo. There will be a march on the banks starting at the
Here is a transcript with Occupy Eugene organizer Samuel Rutledge on KUGN Morning News with Storm and Grant on November 14 (download .mp3): Storm: Why this all started and what are you actually protesting? Sam: The Occupy movement started back in September in New York City and a group of people came together to start
“We’ll occupy the streets, we’ll occupy the courts, we’ll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few.” Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, artist Makana, wearing an “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt performed his song “We are the Many” at a dinner with leaders from 21 economies.
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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
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
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,” 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
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.
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!