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
The Eugene City Council on Monday evening voted 5-3 in favor of granting Occupy Eugene formal permission to camp at Alton Baker Park through December 15. In all, 22 different speakers stood before the council to present their opinions on exempting Occupy Eugene from the city ordinance that prohibits camping within the city limits. Though there were some in opposition, the majority who spoke voiced their support for the waiver.
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.