An Apology

Originally published to Instagram (can also be viewed anonymously here) Following the feedback we received today*, we have been carefully considering the response to our initial publication and the following artist’s statement, and we apologize. We apologize for the harm that our actions inflicted, and we have spent much of today reflecting as an organization. We have read every single one of your comments, and we know an apology is not enough. We at the Insurgent recognize that we are predominantly white, therefore we have a heightened responsibility to dismantle racism and hold ourselves accountable when we perpetuate anti-Blackness. Moving forward, we will show you steps that we are taking to ensure greater accountability, credibility, and equity in our collective. Thank you to all who…

Thomas Sankara: The Land of the Upright People

Thomas Sankara was a Pan-Africanist Marxist-Leninist and former president of Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta. Sankara is oftentimes compared to the Argentine born revolutionary, Che Guevara. Many of his radical actions, ideas, and planning were inspired by Che Guevara. Born in 1949, Thomas Sankara was one of ten children to two Roman Catholic…

DEMOCRATIZE UO’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE ASUO SENATE’S VETO OF ASUO PRESIDENT BOYD’S DECISION TO TRANSFER THE EMU OUT OF THE I-FEE TO ADMIN

On February 8th, 2022 the Daily Emerald first reported on the decision by ASUO President Isaiah Boyd to transfer the budget and authority of the EMU out of the ASUO’s Incidental Fee budget to the University of Oregon administration. This development came out of nowhere and was not reported on until the decision was already…

Fuck You, Pay Me!

UOSW Ballot Initiative Statement & Updates Over the past few months, UO Student Workers in collaboration with UOYDSA have been disseminating our Student Labor Survey and meeting with student workers in hopes of collecting stories and opinions about the material conditions of workers at the University of Oregon in order to produce a ballot measure…

Eugene Starbucks Workers Fight for Union

Check out Solidarity News here! On January 6, workers at the Starbucks store on 29th and Willamette in Eugene filed for a union election, the first store to do so in Oregon. They joined Starbucks Workers United which has organized 100 shops across the country. This fast growing movement was sparked by workers in Buffalo,…

Labor Updates from Solidarity News

Check out Solidarity News here! The last few months there has been an outstanding amount of labor activity from workers going on strike, winning new contracts, to seeking to form new unions. It is hard to keep up, even for a seasoned unionist. It has been invigorating, but there have also been losses. In mid-December,…

El Violador Eres Tú

Despite the frigid cold and the threat of rain, community members gathered the evening of Valentine’s Day on the stairs of the Eugene federal building for an impassioned rally calling to end thewar on women’s bodies. Led by Erika Lincango Kitu-Panzeleo, founder BIWOC Rising, the rally made space for speakers and victims of sexual violence…

ASUO Vetos Threat to Student Autonomy

    In an emergency ASUO meeting at 10:30am on Friday Feb 18th the Senate vetoed the I-Fee budget previously delivered to senate by ASUO President Isaiah Boyd. ASUO also voted on an extensive resolution condemning a decision made between Boyd and Dr. Kevin Marbury VP of student life to remove the EMU from the I-Fee…

Sunrise Rallies Eugene Students

Over 200 members of the Eugene community gathered at Washburne Park on Friday, February 4th, to participate in a strike for intergenerational climate justice organized by Sunrise Eugene. Morethan 100 local middle and high school students walked out from their classrooms to join the march that began at South Eugene High School. Chants could be…

Prison Project, Contrarianism v. Loving Kindness

In “Contrarianism Vs Loving-Kindness”, Joshua Clark reflects on creating radical spaces accessible to all. Clark draws from his own experience as a young Anarchist, who wishes to reject the structural violence of the state and break free of prescribed roles in society– yet finds that spaces of resistance often perpetuate a certain kind of elitism….

The Prison Project, A Quest for Justice

In “Quest for Justice”, Steve McCain pens a compelling call to action for anyone in opposition to tyranny, the carceral justice system of the U.S.A, and the privatized state – elements of an elitist society which values profits over human lives and well-being. His essay criticizes the fact that many laws are for the purpose…

Thomas Sankara: The Land of the Upright People

Thomas Sankara was a Pan-Africanist Marxist-Leninist and former president of Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta. Sankara is oftentimes compared to the Argentine born revolutionary, Che Guevara. Many of his radical actions, ideas, and planning were inspired by Che Guevara. Born in 1949, Thomas Sankara was one of ten children to two Roman Catholic…