Occupy This: Rally for Pesticide Justice
Beginning at noon Saturday July 7th at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, Pitchfork Rebellion and Occupy Triangle Lake are staging a rally to call for an immediate end to the aerial spraying of timber industry pesticides near homes and schools.
Recent studies found that nearly everyone that lives in Oregon has timber industry pesticide in their urine. Also, pesticides can be carried in the wind up to 20 miles from locations subject to aerial spraying. Triangle Lake residents live amidst the clear-cuts and have the highest levels, but all of us are getting it in the air we breathe, according to a recent study.
There will be Sol Seed playing Reggae music and several speakers including Day Owen and Roy Keene. Day Owen speaks on “Monsanto Sucks” and Roy exposes “Weyerhaeuser and its crimes against our forests.” The rally will end about 4:20 PM.
The Welcoming Committe is sponsoring a clean up day at the Occupy Eugene V building on 7th & Polk, Wed. June 27 from noon to 7pm. In an effort to continue using this donated space to the best of its potential, we will be tidying up and looking for any new volunteers that are interested in staffing the building and or planning activities there, to engage the community in a fun way.
You can sign up for a volunteer shift by calling Jana at 541-606-2025 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking to fill 10am to 2pm shifts Mon. thru Fri.
Check out the caravan happening to the national gathering!
The Winnemam Wintu have called for people to join them in solidarity as they engage in direct action against the Forest Service on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta, CA. At risk is their traditional Coming of Age Cermony; CLDC is taking an active role in assisting the tribe and invites Occupy Eugene to join them. Peacekeepers, legal observers and copwatchers are needed.
Because this is a sacred ceremony, the tribal tradition is to feed everyone. Feel free to bring food to donate to the tribe’s kitchen if you’d like. They would also be grateful for any financial donations for the costs of port o pots, campgrounds, etc. Sacred Ceremonies are traditionally drug and alcohol-free events.
We will be attempting to block the McCloud river so that boats cannot pass into the ceremonial area. Bring any canoes, rafts, kayaks, or floatables you may have (water will be cold).
Also bring camping gear, chair, mess kit, water bottle, warm and cold weather clothing. Carpool if possible. There will not be cell service at this location.
Lauren Regan, of CLDC says, “I really hope to see you all there for what I believe will be an incredible experience and will an important step toward real solidarity amongst movements.”
From June 30th to July 4th, the Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! in solidarity with their fight for the right to health. On July 5th we will conclude by joining Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.
See the National Gathering website for more information: http://www.occupynationalgathering.com/
Join us on Saturday, June 16, at the Old Federal Building at 7th and Pearl, from 11am until 10pm. We’ll have music, poetry, 1pm & 6pm potlucks, committee meetings, and presentations for activists. Everybody welcome!
Friday’s silent meditation/prayer circle will take place as usual 11:45 – 1 pm at OE V. Saturday’s meditation/prayer circle will Not take place in anticipation of Sunday’s 50th!
Sunday June 17th join us at the federal building at 7th and Pearl for the 50th gathering of Occupying the Heart and Mind
1:00-1:20 Communion Ceremony, with Reverand Brent Was
1:20-1:50 Sufi Dancing facilitated by Hafiz?
1:55-2:20 Qi gong, led by Solala
2:25-3:35 Meditation/Prayer Circle, led by all
3:45-4:30Native Pipe Ceremony, conducted by Jerry Hall
The center of this event is the interfaith meditation/prayer circle. We sincerely hope that you will be able to come sit with us and invite others to do so as well. We exceeded our goal of 25 individuals holding the circle on the 25th gathering. The intention is for 50 on the 50th. Please help spread the word!
See our facebook event here
Our mission is the social transformation through inner peace. By bringing togther Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Agnostics, and those of many other traditions (or lack thereof), who share the desire to cultivate greater peace and compassion amidst the chaos and confusion of the shifting paradigm, providing a strong base for the difficult conversations ahead.