IWW April Movie and Discussion: “Taken For A Ride How a corporate conspiracy destroyed the U.S. trolley system.”

Tuesday April 24th 8:00 pm Cozmic Pizza

Come Learn how a corporate conspiracy destroyed the U.S. trolley system
With short “The True Cost of Oil”-Alberta Tar Sands Mining
Discussion to follow

The film reveals a story of an auto & oil industry campaign to buy & dismantle streetcar lines. The highway lobby then pushed through Congress a network of urban freeways that fueled suburbia, increased auto dependence & elicited passionate opposition.

Sponsored by Lane branch-Industrial Workers of the World, Occupy Eugene, We The People-Eugene, ESSN & AFSME 3214


Max Rameau Visits Occupy Eugene!

Housing is a Human Right

Author and Noted Housing Rights Activist, Max Rameau will be in Eugene for several events starting Wednesday, April 18. Rameau is the author of “Take Back the Land” and director of the national movement of the same name, which specializes in “liberating” vacant government land and foreclosed homes by moving homeless families into them.

Schedule of Events

April 18thActivist training session 6:30p – 8:30p at Occupy V (1274 W. 7th Ave.)
Learn to utilize Positive Action (a form of Direct Action) campaigns to advance organizational objectives and build a movement for social justice. The training will focus on land, housing rights, and the fight against foreclosures. Desert and drinks afterwards.

April 19th – Benefit for “Take Back the Land” and Max Rameau 6p – 9p at Reality Kitchen (245 Van Buren)
Hour presentation, preceded by a social with food and music by David Rogers, tickets are $10/$12 day-of, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Get info at realitykitchen.org.

April 20th – Kesey Square Revival ~2 – 2:30p (Willamette St. & Broadway)
Brief speech and comments to media.

April 20th – Bank of America Protest ~4:45p – 5:15p (11th Ave. & Pearl St.)
Brief speech and comments to media.

April 20th – Lane Peace Symposium 6p – 8:30p (Lane Community College, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405)
Plenary Panel: “The State of the Global and U.S. Democracy Movement.

April 21st – Lane Peace Symposium 3:30 – 5 p (Lane Community College, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405)
Keynote address

Facebook Event Invite Page

Rameau’s Eugene visit is co-sponsored by Reality Kitchen, Occupy Eugene, Civil Liberties Defense Center, Lane Peace Symposium, and A Community Together – Lane County (ACT). Visit co-coordinated by Majeska Seese-Green (ACT) and Jim Evangelista (Reality Kitchen).

Occupy The Trees (The Mother Earth Tree Convention)

EARTH DEFENSE WEEK: Occupy the Trees

Occupy Eugene and Cascadia Forest Defenders, in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, have put an “Occupy the Trees” call-out to activists around the world to protest the destruction of our Earth for the week of April 22-27.

Here in Eugene on Sunday the 22nd (formerly known as Earth Day), there will be an Earth Defense Day celebration at the park blocks in downtown Eugene, with speakers, music, teach-ins, and food.

Activities are planned in Eugene throughout the week: Monday is Public Lands Day, Tuesday is World Day for Animals, Wednesday is Kids Need Forests Day, Thursday is Eco-feminism Day, Friday is Global Climate Change Awareness Day. There will be speakers, musical performances, marches and rallies throughout the week. Tree occupations are planned as well.

See a full schedule here:



Our Call to Action includes 3 main points:

1. Immediate attention and reversal to Global Climate Change which threatens all llife on Earth.

2. Disruption of the Earth-destroying profit machines led by the richest 1% of the world and their government lackies.

3. Ending all Commercial Extraction from Public Lands in all nations of the Earth.


Moon, Occupy Eugene
Jim Flynn, Cascadia Forest Defenders

Sacred Economics and the Divine Commons

Collective Visioning welcomes Benjamin Crandall talking about Kindista, the online giving network which his group is about to launch. We’ll be discussing the work of Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics with others working to bring the vision of sacred economics and the gift economy home to Eugene.

When: Saturday, April 28th, 2-4pm

Where: OE V, 1274 W. 7th

Occupy The Trees Reggae Night at OEV

Occupy The Trees will go inside to celebrate Eco-Feminism with FREE Live Music! We will have Medium Troy, Swag Sensi & The Tip! Join us!

When: Thursday, April 26,  7pm to 10pm.

Where:  Occupy Eugene V, 1274 W. 7th Ave. (7th & Polk)

Annual LCC Peace Symposium featuring Occupy Movement! and Occupy Chautauqua OE Film Festival

This annual community event will feature keynote speakers and workshops on various topics including a workshop/speaker track about the Occupy Movement. National author and activist David Barsamiam will present on the economic issues that the Occupy Movement has spotlighted. Symposium details…

Following the Friday/Saturday conference at LCC, there will be a sister event on Sunday, April 22. Occupy Eugene’s Zinn Chomsky Library will host a day long film festival at Occupy V featuring everything from OE member-created videos to full length films. The film festival will end with a potluck dinner and discussion hour.

When: April 20-21 (conference) & the 22nd (film fest)

Where: LCC & OE V

Contact person: Jennifer Frenzer-Knowlton,  kokomojo0664@msn.com

Friday General Assembly At 5:15pm

The GA will happen right after Max Rameau’s media stops at Kesey Square and Bank of America protest. We’ll begin at 5:15 this Friday and end at 6:15 so people can carpool to the LCC Peace Symposium panel on “The State of the National and International Democracy Movements”. Join us!

~2 – 2:30p: Kesey Square Revival, Willamette St. & Broadway
Brief speech and comments to media.

~4:45p – 5:15p: Bank of America Protest , 11th Ave. & Pearl St.
Brief speech and comments to media.

5:15 – 6:15p: General Assembly, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak