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 »

SLEEPS Moves On Again

EUGENE, Ore. — The group of activists called SLEEPS is planning its next move after being forced out of its latest location. Members cleared out of the Federal Building Plaza for a second time Saturday night. The Government Services Administration, a division of Homeland Security, ordered the group to leave. Members left peacefully, but two … Continue reading »

FBI Considered Occupy Movement a Threat

(CNN) — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security considered the Occupy movement that swept across the country as a potential terrorism threat. That’s according to newly-released FBI internal documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI met with New York Stock Exchange officials and New York businesses in August of 2011, before … 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 »

Occupy Eugene Celebrates Anniversary

EUGENE, Ore. — Occupy Eugene is celebrating its first anniversary Monday. The social movement began last October as a local branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. While its message is diverse, the group’s main focus is corporate banks and their alleged role in the economic meltdown. Occupy will be starting its celebration this afternoon … Continue reading »

Neighbors React to Occupy’s Latest Move

EUGENE, Ore. — Occupy Eugene has found a new home. Activists cleaned up a residence on the 1100 block of Lawrence Street on Friday. “We have had a number of people coming by and expressing their support. We are happy we got the garbage out of the place and there was no disruptive behavior last … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Occupy Your Garden

Save your garden, save the world? It sounds like a strange concept, but Master Gardener Ross Penhallegon shows us how growing our own food or buying locally can help more than just your pocketbook.