Occupy Protesters Face Federal Judge

EUGENE, Ore. — Two Occupy Eugene protesters will be back in court in a couple of weeks to find out the fate of a lawsuit they filed against the government. Friends and fellow Occupy members were at the federal building Thursday afternoon to show their support. The group filed a civil suit after they were … Continue reading »

SLEEPS Protesters Set Up Downtown Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — SLEEPS protesters returned to Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene and they’re planning to expand. The plaza is filled with more than a dozen tents as the protesters move back into the plaza. Last Thursday around a dozen protesters moved into the plaza after a judge ruled their eviction in … Continue reading »

Eugene Residents March Against Monsanto

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people spent Saturday afternoon rallying against the agricultural giant Monsanto. It was all part of a nationwide protest against the biotechnology company and called for an end to genetically modified seeds, or GMOs. Protestors said GMOs can ruin organic fields, when the wind blows them onto crops. Hundreds of people … Continue reading »

Protesters to March Against Monsanto

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of thousands of people in cities worldwide Saturday will march in unison against bio-tech giant Monsanto, accused of genetically engineering agriculture and food. Protesters will gather at the old federal building at 10 a.m. to prepare for Eugene’s march. They will begin marching at 11 a.m., starting at the Wayne Morse … Continue reading »

Occupy Eugene Activist Pleads Guilty

EUGENE, Ore. – An Occupy Eugene activist pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing after chaining herself to a fence around city hall for two days in November. Gwen Iris says she’s satisfied with the verdict Wednesday morning. She’d rather plead guilty so she can get back to what’s truly important to her, keeping the occupy movement … Continue reading »

City Council Approves Conestoga Huts

EUGENE, Ore. — We will likely see more covered wagon-type huts popping up around town. The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday temporarily allowing Conestoga huts as part of the car camping program. The design was developed at the Occupy Eugene camp in Washington-Jefferson Park. Members of the homeless community call it a viable … Continue reading »

Occupy Eugene Leaves Foreclosed Home

EUGENE, Ore. — Occupy Eugene is leaving a formerly-foreclosed home in the Whiteaker neighborhood and returning control to its owner. Occupy first moved into the house in July. They cleaned it up and used it to raise awareness about foreclosure. The home’s owner says she’s grateful to Occupy for taking care of the house in … Continue reading »

Advocates Push for Homeless Care Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — This week’s heavy storms prompted homeless advocates to push for the Eugene City Council to develop a plan to take care of the people who call Eugene’s streets home. This topic is heating up as the weather gets colder. At the old city hall on Pearl Street, a memorial is set up … Continue reading »

Protesters Removed from Old City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Occupy Eugene members occupied the old city hall building all weekend and right up to Monday morning. One protester even spent 36 hours behind the fence now surrounding city hall. Protesters scaled the side of the building and jumped over the fence. Both they and officers agree it ended peacefully, but activists … Continue reading »

Fundraiser Supports Opportunity Village

EUGENE, Ore. — Plans are moving forward for Opportunity Village, a proposed village for Eugene’s homeless population. Members of Occupy Eugene will be holding a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Monday. The event will be held at Ninkasi Brewing Company on Van Buren Street. There will be food, face painting, activities and beer; in the spirit … Continue reading »

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