New Year, New Editor Eric Howanietz

With nine months left to save the world, no one wants to be part of a generation that gives Nixon a second term this time around. But as we face the reality of another rigged coin toss, the existential crisis tempts even the best of us to withdraw into apathy. One way or THE OTHER… everyone is ready for a riot. Let’s not forget how crazy things will get this year, how absolutely absurd they are, and how much worse they will become. But most of all, let’s not forget that this is the time for action. Not alone, not on the internet, but together, in the streets, in the forest, in solidarity.

While there is a lot of work to get done at The Insurgent, we had an amazing start with the help of our outgoing editor Laurabell Harlow and researcher Mary Bogen. They are the reason we could jumpstart this radical paper into its 30th year and why we could hit so hard against a runaway Board of Trustees bent on privatizing our public university. We have a great team of contributors that produce quality information on forest defense, labor solidarity, and social justice, and who are on the ground at direct actions across the country. Many people are excited to see The Insurgent grow into a center of radical thought and an engine for mass action.

We changed format, and monthly we distribute 5,000 issues at UO and across Lane County. Soon the Eugene Tech Collective will expand our capacity for prisoner support through the creation of a unique Prisoner Submission Archive and our action support through anonymous drop box capability.

Our staff is unable to collect stipends for the amazing work they do. But I have to thank ASUO Senator Brian Sun for his support in funding our printing by “special request” and our significant pizza budget for staff projects. The Insurgent is an open radical publication, so if anyone has 500 words they want to say against power or hate, come join the team…Yes we have vegan pizza.

Time to Strike: Democratize the Board

…this year. Despite months of time and resources student orgs and campus workers spent lobbying the state (successfully) for additional funding to address the deficit, administration balanced the budget on…

East-campus Housing Mold

…up, thus yielding less than rent. Meanwhile, multiple construction projects on campus have built new facilities, amenities and luxuries all over campus during the past several months. A lawsuit filed…

A Letter from the Editors

…sorted out smoothly. If you’d like to submit or otherwise be involved with creating the magazine, please email InsurgentUO@gmail.com or write to: Student Insurgent 1228 University of Oregon Eugene, OR,…

Chairman Chuck Lillis Assaults Protesters Before Trustees Meeting

…campaign Reclaim UO, said in a phone interview, “His (Chuck Lillis) physical response to dissenting students is much like his leadership response to dissenting students.”  “I think there should be…

Board gives $100k bonus to Schill during finals week

…creative acts of student protest. The Graduate Student Union President Ellen Gillooly-Kress made a speech as a theatrical character called Schillbot_3000 where she mocked Schill as a heartless robot. In…

Students Reject TFAB Proposal, Demand Tuition Decreases

…change depending on cohort year. In fact, many students voiced concern that the different tuition brackets could be divisive for the student body, causing younger students significantly more financial stress…

Angela Davis Is Coming To Campus

…activism, and second wave feminist movements, continues with her contemporary activism. Friday April 30th, 4-6pm. Located at the University of Oregon campus in Straub Hall room 156. View campus map…

Calendar

September 2020 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 Internationalist Communists of the Pacific Northwest Internationalist Communists of the Pacific Northwest September 3, 2020  6:00 pm -…

UO Student Under Quarantine

In the winter of 2020 Ari was approached by a Chinese recruitment agency, specializing in assisting native English-speaking teachers obtain work contracts throughout China. With the current political relations…

Graduate Employees Continue Fight for Fair Contract

…2018-19, the university has demonstrated its disregard for undergraduate student education. After all, GE working conditions are student learning conditions. Throughout negotiations, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF), which represents…

Students for Sustainable Development: ACTION PRESS RELEASE

On December 4th, University of Oregon students part of the informal group, Students for Sustainable Development, zip-tied protest signs on the fencing surrounding Hayward field, and on the recently put…

Students Save the World

…protest climate change. Then her whole school went on strike every Friday, Then her entire country, then all of Europe. If high school students are going on strike on September…

Drop the Mike

…Olympic stadiums at the behest of Nike? Is it by moving the historic Collier House so we can endure another three years of construction directly in the middle of campus?…