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Monroe Park, Saturday, April 10th @ 5:30pm email wvap@riseup.net for more information or to participate…

Monroe Park, Saturday, April 10th @ 5:30pm email wvap@riseup.net for more information or to participate Come to listen or to share testimony against EPD, UOPD, Oregon jails and prisons as…

The Red Fair

International Workers’ Day Celebration! Alton Baker Park Mayday May 1st Noon-6pm Games Speeches Movies Panels Zines Friends

International Workers’ Day Celebration! Alton Baker Park Mayday May 1st Noon-6pm Games Speeches Movies Panels Zines Friends

Disarm UO Public Meeting

April 7th @ 6PM Email: disarmuo@riseup.net for the zoom link We will be engaging in a discussion about police abolition on campus, ways that we can better support our campus against policing, and our campaign surrounding Eliborio Rodriguez’s illegal stop by UOPD in 2018.

Say Her Name

A hand– attachedto a body– holdsa heavy pen.The ink is blood and tears.The words written–are a lament.The words written–are a rage.The words written–are an oath, to never forget, to never give up.The words written are a lullabyefor the One who was slayed down in her sleep–eyes shut, lips puckered, dreaming sweet songs of freedom.

Clarifying Commodity Fetishism

What is commodity fetishism? The common response is to conceive it as a kind of marketing. Yet if we consult the opening passage of Capital Vol 1 Chapter 1 Part 4 The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof, it becomes clear that this understanding is off the mark; “A commodity appears, at first sight,…

We Pulled Down The Statues: Pioneer Statues Come Down Following an Evening of Education

What promised to be a radical, relaxed teach-in transformed in a moment of revolutionary furor. The event planned for the day, “Community Teach In: Oregon’s Racist History,” began at a comfortable few minutes past 6pm. A series of three speeches were given, all touching upon colonialism in the United States, Oregon’s extensive and frankly shockingly…

Pulling down white supremacy

The affinity group arrived just in time with a sack full of tools. It was filled with sledge hammers, pickaxes, and climbing rope. We were speed walking, trying not to run, down 11th onto campus. As we approached the statue, hundreds of our comrades streamed out from in front of Deady Hall, most dressed in…

Where is the City Leadership?

“We’re billing the City of Eugene for doing their job for them.” Thousands of people have protested in our community this past week in support of black lives and against police brutality. The protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful. And the City’s response? Eugene Police Department (EPD) has brought out all of its military equipment and…

Peaceful George Floyd protest leads to arrests

As the 9:00 curfew set in on Saturday, May 30, a crowd gathered around the fire station at 13th and Willamette – just outside the curfew area. These protesters were angry at the long history of police brutality and white supremacist violence, standing in solidarity with the George Floyd protest movement spreading like wildfire across…

FUCK 12: 5/29 Riot Aftermath

On 5/29, fury swept the streets of Eugene as a large crowd demonstrated against police violence in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The demonstration, beginning around 8:00pm, began peaceful and quaint, as a local expression of the insurrectionary uprising spreading like wildfire from the streets of Minneapolis. As the crowd swelled, the…

PROTEST IN EUGENE OREGON

Beginning at 8pm on Friday May 29, approximately 50 people gathered for a quiet demonstration against police violence in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the Lane County Circuit Courthouse in downtown Eugene. Around 8:40pm protestors began marching through downtown Eugene and headed towards the police headquarters. Along the way, people joined and the…

What can be done?

COVID-19 has accelerated capital’s self-destructive tendencies. Its delicate arrangements have come crashing down as it turns to auto-cannibalization. Yet now is not the time for idle distractions or premature celebration:  rather, now is the time for thinking. We have to thank the virus for combining the myriad of disparate crises into a single, raging torrent,…

Care Not Cops screens Portlanders’ responses to Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler’s budget outside City Hall, calling for dissolution of controversial ‘Gang Enforcement Team’

Portland – With the city’s budget forums cancelled and the only hearing scheduled tomorrow during a time of community mourning for Keaton Otis, who was murdered by the Portland Police Bureau ten years ago tomorrow, community advocates took perspectives straight to the decision makers tonight to oppose increased funding for policing and demand the elimination…

Community Organizations Rally In Cars In Support Of Mass Prisoner Release

Portland, OR [05/01/2020]– A grassroots coalition of organizations representing people who are directly affected by the criminal legal system rallied in front of the Multnomah County Detention Center today to call on Governor Kate Brown, Sheriff Mike Reese, and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury to release people from Oregon’s prisons, jails, and immigration jails.  This…

Keaton Otis Memorial-10th Anniversary

When Keaton Otis was killed by police, he was a kind, loving 25-year-old Black man. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, and a good friend. On May 12, 2010, he was driving his mother’s car and happened to be wearing a hoodie. The Portland Gang Enforcement Team spotted him. They radioed…

Community Members Distribute Bread and Roses to Support their Neighbors during the COVID-19 Quarantine

EUGENE, OR​ – This morning, many Eugene residents awoke to find a package on their doorstep. Hours earlier, just before dawn, several gloved-and-masked locals had made the deliveries around their neighborhoods, with a clear message attached: “In the midst of this crisis, we must take care of each other.” The brown paper bags contained two…

Chairman Chuck Lillis Assaults Protesters Before Trustees Meeting

When the University of Oregon student body became informed that facilities are closed by Safety and Risk Services as of March 17 in an email, a pre-scheduled Board of Trustees meeting still occurred at the Ford Alumni Center. Before this meeting began, a small number of students with the Reclaim UO campaign had assembled outside…

Police in LA still perpetuating violence during COVID-19

I am a 53-year-old Iranian American and have lived in LA since 1990. As a marijuana user, I needed to buy enough marijuana to quarantine. On March 26, I went to my local dispensary in Los Angeles. After they checked my ID they let me inside. It was me and two other customers, including a…

Tree Sitters and Community Members Converge to Protest Willamette Greenway Clear-Cut

Tree sitters are locking down in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown. Neighbors are taking action to protect 3.5 acres of the Willamette Greenway and potential affordable housing site slated to be destroyed by out-of-state developers Evergreen Housing Development Group (EHDG). For the past 2 years community members have organized to stop sale of the…

UCSC graduate employees go on wildcat strike

Graduate employees at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) voted by a landslide margin for a wildcat grade strike on Dec. 8, 2019. The strikers refuse to submit final grades unless the administration gives them a cost of living adjustment (COLA). UCSC GEs demand a COLA of $1,412 per month so they can afford to…

Community Members Celebrate Win in Fight Against Jordan Cove

Community members and climate activists celebrated a win when the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) voted 2-to-1 to delay their decision on the approval of the Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) on February 20. Commissioner McNamee stated that FERC needed more time to review permit denials from the State of Oregon, including the State’s…