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Join hundreds of people converging in Burlington, VT to make a GIANT HUMAN OIL SPILL at the New England Governor’s Conference! After the action, make some new friends and share your ideas with a general assembly of Occupy activists from throughout New England.

Even if you can’t go – support the action!

You’ve probably heard: Oil companies are plotting to ship their TAR SANDS OIL through northern Vermont and New England.

You’ve probably also heard: New England’s governors & Canadian premiers are meeting in late July in Burlington, VT to discuss the future of energy in our region. Right now Tar Sands oil transportation isn’t even on the agenda. Let’s change that.

Occupy Maine is mobilizing as many people as we can to travel more than 250 miles each way. We have a small bus and couple cars and are likely to spend between $400 and $500 on gas alone. Any help you can give would be amazing! Together we are power!

Wear a black t-shirt & clothing to create an oil spill motif.
Where: Gather at Battery Park – 2pm EST, Sunday, 29th.

Check out Converge on the Conference for information about other fun revolutionary actions happening in Burlington that weekend.printable promotional flyer

What is Occupy Maine doing?

Defending Congress SquarePortland – The new owners of the Eastland Park Hotel are trying to turn Congress Square, a big public space in the middle… (May 22, 2012)

Protesting at USM graduationPortland – Senator Olympia Snowe profits off the exploitation of low-income workers and veterans who go into debt to… (May 12, 2012)

Fighting for Affordable Health Care with Margaret FlowersPortland – Everyone has a right to be healthy and get the care they need when they’re sick or injured.  Margaret… (May 10, 2012)

Super Hero March!Portland – Bank of America is a super villain! And all of us can be heroes in taking back our community! Photos by Steve… (May 6, 2012)

May Day!Portland – May Day is international workers day, and Occupy Maine came together with both student and labor groups to… (May 1, 2012)

1 T Day RallyPortland – Student debt in the United States is now over one trillion dollars.  So we got together and spoke out! (Apr. 25, 2012)

Maine Earth WalkState-Wide – Come walk a leg if not the whole journey! Earth Walk Begins April 23, 10am in Lincoln Park. It is a seven… (Apr. 23, 2012)

Earth Day! Portland – We brought Jim Gerritsen to Portland for our Urban Earth Day event on Sunday, April 22. We gathered outside… (Apr. 22, 2012)

Treyvon Martin Rally at Monument SquarePortland – OccupyMaine rallied in Monument square in solidarity with Trayvon Martin on Monday, April 9.  After… (Apr. 3, 2012)

Followup gathering for Occupy groups in MaineState-Wide – OccupyMaine is coming together for a statewide gathering to encourage more effective, coordinated, and planned… (Mar. 26, 2012)

SOUP or PAC!?Portland – We are occupying President Obama’s ritzy fundraiser! We are holding a Soup Line in Congress Square at 5pm.  Occupy… (Mar. 23, 2012)

Bring Our War Dollars Home!State-Wide – A collection of photos from a rally in the Hall of Flags at the State House surrounding Bring Our War Dollars… (Mar. 20, 2012)

Movie: Paul Goodman Changed My LifePortland – Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited a cameo in Woody Allen’s Annie… (Mar. 4, 2012)

#F29 Shut Down the Corporations National Day of Action Portland – Join the Rally in Protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council at the offices of Pretti Flaherty… (Feb. 22, 2012)

Marching Against Fiscal MadnessPortland – We’ve had enough of the attacks on the 99%. Stop the tax cuts for the rich. End the assault on labor, women,… (Feb. 15, 2012)

126 Days Mark at Occupy MainePortland – As you may know, Occupy Maine is preparing for eviction and preserving many of its artifacts, resources and… (Feb. 5, 2012)

OM Dome Moves to Allen Ave. UUPortland – The Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church has been asked if the dome can occupy their grounds temporarily…. (Feb. 5, 2012)

Update: People’s Press ConferencePortland – Date change: People’s Press Conference “Whose Tank are we Filling?” will be postponed untill Feb. 14th… (Feb. 4, 2012)

Film: The Renaissance 2.0Portland – Come watch this video series, Renaissance 2.0, which explores ways that our lives will be profoundly changed… (Jan. 29, 2012)

Solidarity Rally with Occupy Oakland!Portland – Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education,… (Jan. 29, 2012)

Voices of Occupy Maine

What Real Economic Stimulus Looks LikeBy Steve Demetriou  – Check out his blog! Via Brad DeLong and Jamie Galbraith,… (Jul. 9, 2012)

Abuse By Airport Security (TSA) Persists!This is not just my story but the story of many. My name is Betsy Fecto. I am an… (Jul. 2, 2012)

In Defense of Occupy MaineAs the months wind on and the Occupy movement in Maine evolves, taking on new roles… (June 20, 2012)

Music Video \ Summer Camp PreviewCheck out this new video (about 5 minutes long). The first part is our first ever… (June 20, 2012)

A Conversation with Brian L.Brian has been involved with Occupy Maine since last fall and initiated Occupy… (June 2, 2012)

A Conversation with Diane EikerThis is the first in a series of interviews by Doug Bowen of Occupy Maine, Portland… (May 25, 2012)

Captured by Corporations Dear friends: If you’re enjoying the ever degenerating attack rhetoric known… (Mar. 3, 2012)

Occupy Maine TV Ep4In this edition, Brian Leonard will cover the final GA in the Dome at Lincoln Park… (Feb. 26, 2012)

Occupy Maine Tv Ep3This is the third edition of Occupy Maine TV with stories on the few and hearty who… (Feb. 26, 2012)

Occupy Maine Tv Ep2This show takes a look back at the Occupy News in 2011…a year in review. Also presents… (Feb. 26, 2012)

Occupy Maine TV Ep1Occupy Maine TV’s first show: December 19, 2011. Our mission is to inform and educate… (Feb. 22, 2012)

Kymara Gallery Mixed Media Show: “Wall Street” River Tree Arts and The Kymara Gallery present, “Charles Gatewood’s Wall Street,”… (Feb. 4, 2012)

Local Band Features #OccupyMaineLocal band featured protesters and shots of the #OccupyMaine camp in their latest… (Oct. 27, 2011)

Occupy Rap – DanielleCheck out this occupy rap by Danielle. Share it! Watch it! Please enjoy! (Oct. 23, 2011)

Call for video submissions!In an attempt to put some faces to our movment the OccupyMaineMedia team has requested… (Oct. 6, 2011)

A look back: Why r u here?CODEPINK Maine made this awesome video from footage of the first day of occupation… (Oct. 6, 2011)

Photos!Hello everyone! David Meiklejohn took some really awesome pictures of the past… (Oct. 4, 2011)

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Occupy Maine is a movement that stands in solidarity with but is independent from Occupy Wall Street and other “Occupy” protests across the country, as well as the world. Originally established October First in Monument Sq. located in downtown Portland, Maine; Occupy Maine soon had occupation sites all over the state including Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Aroostook County, Biddiford, Mount Desert Island, and Waldo County. The Portland Occupy Maine group moved its encampment from Monument Sq. to Lincoln Park, Portland oldest public park, on October 3rd, 2011. The Lincoln Park encampment was one of the countries longest running occupation sites before it was peacefully evicted from the park by the city of Portland on Friday Feb, 10th 2011.

In accordance with the Occupy Wall Street slogan “you cannot evict an idea whose time has come” the Occupy Maine group in Portland has continued to and will continue to be active after the Lincoln Park eviction. OM has established an office located at the Meg Perry Center a facility with a great tradition of social activism. All are welcome to drop by to get involved or simply gather information. Thanks for visiting our website!

CONTACT US -General Assembly and working meetings: locations and times posted on the calendar Office Address: Occupy Maine, c/o Meg Perry Center 644 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Office Phone: 207-221-5899   Voice to text line: 207-200-1791 Direct Action Text messaging line: [coming soon]

DONATATIONS General Donations can be made at our office, at our events, or online here. Donate to media here. Donate to Friends of Lincoln park fund here. Donate to the legal defense fund here.