1/31/12 Movie & Discussion: “The End of Poverty? Think Again”

Cosponsored by the Lane branch-Industrial Workers of the World,
Occupy Eugene, AFSME 3214 & Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network.
Free admission.

Poverty is no accident. It comes from 20% of the planet’s population using 80% of it’s resources. This exploitation has historical roots, but now is based on unfair debt, trade and tax policies toward the lower classes and the entire “third world.” The film asks if it’s possible to end poverty under capitalism.

When: Tuesday, 7 – 10pm.

Where: Cozmic Pizza, 8th & Charnelton, Eugene

Contact Info

Scott Fife


Occupy The Legislature!!

Occupy Eugene will be joining dozens of Occupations from around Oregon to rally in Salem for the opening of the 2012 legislative session on Wednesday, February 1, from 10am -5pm.  Throughout the day there will be workshops, opportunities to coordinate & advocate for our causes and a GA to coordinate further actions for this session.

This new legislative session will last for 35 days with a focus on finding $3.6 Billion in budget cuts, the so-called “austerity budget.” We need to let our representatives know that we will not stand for draconian cuts to schools, social services, and other important budget items that directly effect our lives. We need to bring pressure on the legislature to let them know that we are watching them closely and that we intend to ensure that they produce a budget that is fair and humane.

Come join this action in Salem and stand in solidarity with dozens of other Occupations from all over the state! Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301. Bring your signs, ideas, affinity groups, causes and creative energy to help expose ALEC-initiated bills. Fight austerity on the working class and help take back control of our government! Car-pooling is encouraged!

Free Bradley Manning

Free Bradley Manning
When: Wednesday, February 1 – 7:30pm
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.
Contact: Michael Carrigan, CALC, 541.844.4677, calcpeace@efn.org

Bradley Manning, a 24-year-old Army intelligence analyst, faces life in prison for allegedly sharing the “Collateral Murder” video of a US helicopter attack that killed 11 civilians and wounded two children in Baghdad, Iraq with the WikiLeaks website. Bradley has also been charged with blowing the whistle on the “Iraq War Logs”, the “Afghan Diaries”, and “Gitmo Files” and embarrassing US State Department cables. All of the documents released have added significantly to public knowledge of war crimes, civilian casualties, government corruption, and the over-classification of information. No one has been harmed and the information has helped fuel pro-democratic protests globally.

“God knows what happens now. Hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms… I want people to see the truth… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” –a discussion attributed to Army PFC Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning Support Network campaign organizer *Jeff Paterson will provide a multi-media presentation to include:
• An overview of US v. Bradley Manning
• His report from the Fort Meade courtroom where Bradley had his first court hearing after 18 months of pre-trial confinement, while hundreds of supporters marched on base December 16-22.
• Updates on the international grassroots campaign.
• An opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Bradley’s defense fund, which in addition to supporting public education efforts is responsible for 100% of Bradley legal expenses.
• Introduction to the new Courage to Resist book, “About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War”-from Army Lt. Ehren Watada to PFC Bradley Manning, and two dozen other stories. Published by PM Press, September 2011.

*In August 1990, Marine artilleryman Corporal Jeff Paterson became the first of many US military personnel to refuse to fight in Iraq. Today, Jeff is the project director of Courage to Resist, an Oakland-based organization.

Also available in : Spanish

Oakland Solidarity March TODAY

In response to brutal police repression in Oakland, Occupy Eugene will join in a day of Solidarity with Occupy Oakland along with Occupies Wall Street, Boston, Philadelphia and many others.

What: Oakland Solidarity March

When: 5:00-8:00pm

Where: Free Speech Plaza 8th and Oak
event contact : John Monroe- doublealius@riseup.net

Check out this event’s Facebook page

1/27/12 Work Party Today!

Come on down! Bring your youthful enthusiasm and your get-it-done attitudes! We can get Occupy V spiffy for tonight’s Art Walk together.

Where: 1274 W. 7th, Eugene

When: 10am until we get it done

1/25/12 Neighborhood Actions Committee Meet & Greet

The Occupy Eugene Neighborhood Actions Committee is having a open meet and greet at the Grower’s Market today, Jan. 25th from 5 to 6pm.

Please come meet the participants in the committee dedicated to fixing the Eugene foreclosure crisis and network with others.

Where: 454 Willamette St.

Contact person: Reid Kimball

email: rkimball@gmail.com

Support for Lane County Nurses

January 26, at 6 pm, Lane County nurses and their supporters will
meet at the AFSCME bldg (7th and Charnelton Aves in Eugene), have
something to eat and then go out to leaflet around the city in small
groups. We encourage you to turn out in support of the nurses and to help
them get a fair contract. Pizza will be offered before the action. Please
be there at 6 pm.

Here is letter from the nurses explaining why they need our help:

Nurses who work for Lane County have made the difficult decision to
possibly walk off their jobs and go on strike. We are Lane County
employees who work across the broad spectrum of nursing: registered nurses
(RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and
certified nursing assistants (CNAs). We work at the county’s public health
department, in the county health clinics in Eugene and Springfield, at the
Lane County Jail and at Springfield High School — plus three dental
hygienists who see and treat up to 15,000, mostly lower-income students
per year.

Indeed, we generally deal with Lane County’s underprivileged, lower income
residents; they typically have no health insurance or poor insurance.
Because of the work we do, we face a high risk of exposure to a long list
of illnesses and disease. People without insurance often wait longer than
they should to seek treatment. We also face an increasingly difficult
clientele. We are not just medical workers any more, we are ad hoc social
and psychological workers as well. We counsel our patients in many ways;
we literally offer mental health services to thousands each year. These
are not “jobs,” we love our work and our patients. We could work
elsewhere, but we choose to serve our communities.

We need to get our message to register with the Lane County Commissioners.
We’re asking you to help us with an evening of public flyering — at the UO
campus, malls, grocery stores and the like. This will be easy-to-read,
non-combative literature that simply asks the public to call the
commissioners on our behalf. We’d appreciate your help!

Lane County Nurses

Where: AFSCME Union Hall, 688 Charnelton Ave. and then into the neighborhoods

When: Today, Wednesday the 25th, 6 – 9pm.

1/26/12 Oregon Education Investment Board Public Hearing

The Oregon Education Investment Board is primed to rush legislation with inadequate public review that will profoundly change public education, permitting UO to opt out of the higher ed system with a private board.
It reinforces the assessment based movement with investment of human energy in collecting data for the P-20 Longitudinal Data Collection System. After ten years, we already know what assessment based outcomes looks like: failure of 50% of the schools in the country.
No additional assessment systems until more important and pressing issues are resolved such as class size, furlough days, and inadequate number of high school classes.
Enact no laws without more public discussion of unintended consequences of this NCLB rehash.
We need to promote the human component of education, the teachers and staff who are the connections that make a school a successful learning environment.

Eugene / Springfield Solidarity
Network / Jobs with Justice URGES you to ATTEND the OEIB Hearing
Today, January 26, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lane Community College,
4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene
Center for Meeting and Learning, Room 104

FLYER https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401325_354965167847355_100000016255603_1428954_1035159457_n.jpg

Where: Lane Community College; 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene; Center for Meeting and Learning, Room 104

When: Today, January 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Occupying the Heart and Mind

Please join us this Friday the 27th at 11:45am and/or Saturday the 28th at 2:30pm for a Silent Interfaith Meditation/Prayer Circle.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious affiliation. The intention is to create the time and space to listen to the message arising from within our hearts and minds and to generate the compassion that will benefit us all.

Where: Occupy V, 1274 7th St., Eugene

When: Friday, 27 January, 11:45am &/or Saturday, 28 January, 2:30pm.

Click on the links below for details.



1/19/12 Empowering the 99%

Where: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.

When: Today, January 19, 6 – 8:30 pm.

Why: Our economic and political systems are ineffective for the 99%. Lane County citizens will gather this evening to discuss what next steps we can all take together.

Here’s the flyer:   http://i42.tinypic.com/9hrga0.jpg