Two Activists Arrested At Sunrise Movement Direct Action

Eugene OR – On March 19th two organizers with Sunrise Eugene, a local hub of the national climate justice non profit Sunrise Movement,put their bodies on the line to stop operations at NW Natural by blocking the gate at their office in Eugene. The action occurred at the end of a critical mass bike ride…

Once more into the breach for climate justice: Breach Collective

Breach Collective is the new Environmental Org in town making noise across the environmental and climate justice spectrum. Only officially a non-profit for less than a year, the collective appears to draw from several environmental disciplines and various activist orgs. Notably the founders are former members of Our Children’s Trust staff, which organized around the…

Post fire Logging and The Safety Swindle Timber Raids

Our forests evolved with active fire management by Indigenous peoples over thousands of years. However, over the past 200 years, the US government has managed these forests to suppress fire and maximize timber harvests, leaving our forests unhealthy. We need intentional fire to regain forest health so that they can become resilient to climate change…

An Exploration of the Temporary Autonomous Zone: AZ I

“Are we who live in the present, doomed never to experience autonomy, never to stand for one moment on a bit of land ruled only by freedom? Are we reduced either to nostalgia for the past or nostalgia for the future? Must we wait until the entire world is freed of political control before even…

The Unemployed

God, give grace to the unemployed God save our weak, elderly and impotent masses. God, may you keep the power in the hands of the ones you have ordained to lead us. Only you know the lot of us could never be worthy of such great responsibility. God, save our democracy, from being exposed for…

write.as/black-sparrow/

Social media once had promise. Technology is supposed to open doors, to level the playing field. Yet, its potential has been nabbed up from our average hands, and funneled through the sticky web of corporations and governments. Once again, you can pick your favorite color. You can pledge your allegiance to Apple or Google. Or…

Why you should take psychedelics with your political opponents…(maybe)

Like many stoners, when preparing for my psychedelic experiences I’ve always tried to surround myself with pleasurable and positive sensory items. I always assumed that the way to avoid a “bad trip” was to only trip with familiar people and to avoid potentially triggering content, however after a very eventful LSD experience, my perspective has…

Reclaim UO update

Dear Friends and Comrades of Reclaim UO, As we’re sure you are aware, 2020 was a rough year for everyone and Reclaim UO was not left unscathed. When Reclaim UO launched at the beginning of 2020, we had a lot of involvement with our meetings and our organizing efforts. We had started to gain some…

This Season, a Liberated Future

It’s radical to see the pain in each other’s eyes, to see what haunts and keep loving anyway. If we could love each other better, my god would we be cured of every curse of shame? I think so. We are each other’s resilience. Sometimes compassion is the most radical act. Sometimes it is anger….

ASUO Burns Down Athletics Contract and helps out students during the pandemic

At 3pm on February 2, 2021, an email abruptly materialized in university students and staff’s inboxes announcing that the administration was giving ASUO until 6:30pm to vote on a $1.7M athletics contract. The ASUO Executive Committee had cut a deal with the admin and there would be an open meeting in an hour at 4pm…

The Guaranteed Crisis of UO’s Board of Trustees

One year ago, a member of the UO’s Board of Trustees assaulted a student who was protesting an in-person board meeting one week into the pandemic closing campus. Students were dressed in biohazard gear in front of the main entrance to the Ford Alumni center and were hoping the weight of the crisis would change…

PANDEMIC ON TOP OF PANDEMIC

By: J. Ellis Ask any person living in Eugene what the city’s most dire issue is and chances are they will respond with homelessness. It has been well established that Eugene has the highest rates of homelessness per capita than any other city in the United States, and the City of Eugene has done little…

Judas and the Black Messiah

FILM REVIEW: When I heard that there was an Oscar-bait bio-pic coming out about Fred Hampton, the assassinated Chairman of the Illinois Black Panthers, I was of course skeptical. Hollywood very, very rarely does justice to the stories of radicals. Not even a few months ago, we saw how Hollywood can butcher stories about radicals…

St. Paul Principles

St. Paul Principles 1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups. 2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of time or space. 3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media…

2020.9.24

It must be understood that though we are one country, our experience is anything but unified. We sit in cities and complain about the injustice while we hide behind our screens and seclude to our urban hideouts, seeking out those that feel the same.  You must drive out to the desert and the plains, to…

1-800-RAD-ICAL

Does more income make you more free? Does no income make you not free? Across America, the last six months have been filled with fatigue and frustration in the wake of cataclysmic symptoms of systemic failure. Working Americans’ lives are riddled with injustice as a shoddily managed pandemic rages on and “public servants” brutalize their…

Insurgent Prisoner Mail Project

The Insurgent mails out the newspaper to hundreds of prisoners across the country, and many of those prisoners respond with simple or complex asks, often for their essays to be transcribed, for their art to be uploaded and shared, or for additional newspapers. The Insurgent will need help processing and responding to these requests in…

Hunger Strike at Lane County Jail

Like many incarcerated people in the United States, those in pre-trial detention in Lane County Adult Corrections are suffering for the State’s commitment to incarceration and the lucrative prison industrial complex.  Under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, jails and prisons function as a death sentence. Detainees know that the deadly virus will spread fast…