Articles by: zack

Anonymous action report

If anyone involved in the actions last night would like to share their perspective we have set up an anonymous form for direct action reports. You can share your thoughts anonymously and we can publish them.
The voices of those involved in controversial events and their reasons for action are often lost in the discussion because they cannot share them without repercussions. We want to hear from you.
https://neighborhoodanarchists.org/action-report

This is a new thing for us. Feedback on this idea and form are welcome.

Radical Zine Reading Online: Abolish Whiteness

We’re doing another Radical Zine reading next Saturday the 2nd at 2pm! We’ll be reading “Abolish Whiteness”

This is a short zine, and no pre-reading is required. We will read it out loud together.

We’ll meet here: https://meet.jit.si/nacabolishwhiteness (Use Chrome for the best experience. Please arrive a bit early to work out technical issues.)

Zine: https://imaginenoborders.org/pdf/zines/AbolishWhiteness.pdf

Mobile Solidarity Share Fair Tomorrow

The Solidarity Share Fair is going to be mobile again this month! We will be be distributing 200 care packages to key locations throughout the city as well as to individuals who express a need for help.

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance or supplies, please contact us at sharefair@neighborhoodanarchists.org, and we’ll do our best to either meet your needs or connect you with someone who can help meet your needs! Also, please feel free to contact us with any clarification questions you may have, we understand that this is a confusing time for everyone, and are happy to answer what questions we can.

We’ll be out Tuesday April 28th, 3-5pm. Please send requests for assistance as early as possible so we have time to get to you.

No April Public Gathering

Unfortunately we will not be hosting a public gathering for new people to learn about NAC this month. If you’re interested in getting involved with NAC please contact us and we can do a video call for an orientation. Contact us here

Solidarity Share Fair Going Mobile Tomorrow *UPDATE*

*** Note that we’ve updated the plan for tomorrow’s Share Fair. Please read carefully. ***

The Solidarity Share Fair is going mobile folks! Rather than have designated Share Stations, which could potentially put all of our attendees at higher risk, the Solidarity Share Fair will be distributing 200 care packages to key locations throughout the city as well as to individuals who express a need for help.

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance or supplies, please contact us at sharefair@neighborhoodanarchists.org, and we’ll do our best to either meet your needs or connect you with someone who can help meet your needs! Also, please feel free to contact us with any clarification questions you may have, we understand that this is a confusing time for everyone, and are happy to answer what questions we can.

Lane County Mutual Aid

The Lane Mutual Aid network is getting off the ground! They are doing street distribution of resources and helping form neighborhood resource sharing networks (neighborhood pods). Please check their website or facebook for the latest and get involved!
https://lanemutualaid.org/ (still in development)

Share Fair Stations

The Share Fair is still happening, just in a very different form!
On March 31st from 3-5pm we are planning to set up four Share Fair stations where we will distribute pre-made bags of fast grab-and-go resources. Locations:
  • Hand washing station near Eugene library
  • Pearl day spa
  • Hand washing station near Red barn
  • Springfield bus station
We will be taking extra precautions for the health of volunteers and people receiving resources.
Healthy volunteers needed! Obviously please do not volunteer if you are feeling ill or think you’ve been exposed to someone who has the virus.
*** Unlike a normal Share Fair, please do not just show up to volunteer. We need you to fill out the form so we know if we have capacity for four locations and so we don’t have too many people in one location. ***

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted daily life, is creating real hardships for many, and is exposing the cruelty of many systems and structures.

We’re canceling/rescheduling many public events and probably moving most meetings online using meet.mayfirst.org or meet.jit.si/ (a free, secure, and open source video conference tool recommended by the CLDC). We’ll announce those changes here when we finalize those plans.

We are working with a number of groups who are coming together to form a mutual aid network that is working on distributing resources to people who are houseless and people who are isolated, helping neighborhoods establish their own resource distribution systems, and are generally working on ways to best connect people with support. More info to come

Here are some radical/anarchist perspectives on COVID-19:

Other things to note:

  • We’re planning on still doing something for the Share Fair on March 31st but it will be different than usual. We’re still figuring that out.
  • Cahoots has urgent need for supplies (hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, disinfect wipes, etc)
  • The City has deployed hand washing stations around town
  • EWEB said they won’t suspend service for unpaid bills. And no late fees. Expanding payment support.
  • Laughing planet is giving out food for kids
  • Thinking Tree spirits giving out free hand sanitizer if you bring a container
  • Occupy Medical is gearing up to do house visits for isolated people
  • White Bird keeping crisis lines open

<3 stay well everyone

Bike Maintenance Zine

Bike Maintenance Zine

We stumbled across a paper version of a great bike maintenance zine by the Bike Church that we wanted to distribute so more people could repair their own bikes. But we couldn’t find it anywhere online so we scanned it and are making it available here for others. Enjoy!

Bicycle Maintenance Zine – A Universal Bike Church Publication

A Sewer Catastrophe Companion

A Sewer Catastrophe Companion

The cascadia subduction zone earthquake has a good chance of knocking out the sewer system in a lot of areas and this could result in a terrible public health crisis as hundreds of thousands of people find themselves with no way to safely dispose of their excreta. This guide has instructions for proven, easily implemented systems for storing and processing human waste. It was created by the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Collaborative Design’s inaugural cohort and MDML and formatted into this zine by me, a nameless anarchist living in the Eugene/Springfield area.

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