How secure is your housing? There are now more empty houses than unhoused people in Maine. As global institutions of private capital hoard more and more of our landscape, homeowners, renters and people without housing of their own are increasingly being put in peril. Even though Maine has more than enough shelter for everyone, the myopic logic of casino capitalism keeps the doors locked and keeps most of us imprisoned by debt. But we have rights, some of which are even protected by the government, and we can come together to help our neighborhoods prepare for the tough years ahead. We will fight foreclosure together - let's occupy our homes!
Join in the discussion about our legal rights, the effects that foreclosure is having on our neighborhoods and the ways that we can help each other be prepared - 6:30pm Tuesday, October 9 - State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland 04101.
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Occupied By Art is a neighborhood-based effort working to build community and save Maple Edge Studios (331 Middlesex Rd., Topsham) from foreclosure. The galleries will be full of community-contributed ART throughout August and September! Come share your sculpture, paintings, sketches and imagination! Events will include a workshop with poet Gary Lawless, fun with Occupy Brunswick's fab paper mache team and a drum circle featuring Rick Cormier on August 25. Don't miss it!
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Rockbridge Capital, the new owner of the Eastland Hotel in downtown Portland, is trying to convert Congress Square, a public space at the heart of the city, into a private ballroom. Portland needs more public space, not less - a loss of public space is a loss for everyone! Help defend the square!
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Tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest forms of energy on the planet and is a growing threat in Maine and the Northeast. Extracted from huge open pit mines in Alberta, Canada, tar sands oil is 20% more carbon intensive than conventional crude oil. Big oil companies are now considering pumping tar sands oil through pipelines from Ontario to Portland, Maine to be exported by tanker. We say, not in Maine's backyard!
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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]