The latest Justice Department report has revealed that 150 years after the formal end of slavery a new kind of race based profiteering is alive and well in Ferguson, MO. To the police department and town officials of Ferguson the lives, well being, livelihood, dreams and bodies of the descendants of African slaves are nothing more than little pots of money waiting to be harvested via traffic tickets, dog bites and noise complaints. Continue reading
We are NOT Charlie Hebdo!
Neither do we condone the bombings and murder of journalists at their headquarters, however much we are repulsed by their racist, chauvinist and hateful Islamophobic caricatures of oppressed people. Neither do we condone the subsequent murders at the Paris Kosher supermarket.
Quorumed Occupy Eugene General Assembly
Occupy Eugene endorses the 2014 Occupy National Gathering statements of solidarity with Palestine.
Occupy Eugene rejects any effort to use this statement for anti-Semitic purposes. Continue reading
What I see is a MASSIVE, well-equipped, aggressive police force showing en masse anytime a freeway is approached, a large portion of the march keeping them on guard, as an even larger portion of marchers outflank police and pour over indefensible barriers and scramble over 7-8 ft walls to the freeway. Walls and barriers these cops cant follow us over due to being decked out like robocop. Continue reading
Facebook has capriciously decided “”Red Slider”” is an “”invalid name”” and has blocked all access to our accounts. FB demands we change our name or submit to their intrusion into our privacy…
“Well, it’s their property, they can do what they want,”” or “”It’s free (Facebook, e.g.) so you get what you pay for.”” We vigorously challenge that position. We should recall that the earliest legal battles over civil rights law—battles that prepared the way for civil rights law— were over the rights of privately owned facilities and organizations which owned and operated what was or needed to be regarded as “”public spaces”” Continue reading
If Your Neighbor Had Ebola …..you would beg the US government to nationalize the healthcare system. Why wait until it’s too late?
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Care.
Why wait till the captains of industry make the same kind of obscene profits from Ebola that they made from the AIDS epidemic? Greed is a disease that can be stopped. Let’s make Ebola the cure. Continue reading
It is useless to try to hold back the tide of weary, desperate people seeking a better life. Let’s get real: no one is going to stop a hungry child from jumping on the top of a train and looking for higher ground. Why not just let them in? All of them ? Yes, all of them. Continue reading
The party is over. The well feds minority that have put this country into the hopper must back away from the trough. Address poverty and racism or bear the consequences; the violence that is endemic among the dispossessed survivors of eat-your-own capitalism will be in all our streets, all our homes, all our neighborhoods. Continue reading
When the big climate march is over, some believe it’s time for a flood. As world leaders meet for a historic UN Climate Summit on September 22, people from across the globe — dressed in blue — will hold a … Continue reading
We are striving for a world where we deal with harm in our communities through healing, love, and kinship. This means an end to state sponsored violence, including the excessive use of force by law enforcement. We are committed to … Continue reading