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.

ASUO Vetos Threat to Student Autonomy

…of student control over the EMU after the transfer, it would be a fraction of the previous authority that students held over the budgetary process. Student members of the EMU…

Student Union, Student Control

…administration would act in students’ best interests now that they have control of the only student-led space on campus. With the loss of financial control and few bylaws protecting student

Fuck You, Pay Me!

…along with at large representatives, would work to achieve the goals listed below while engaging with student workers on campus. The Student Workers Rights Directive tells the student government to…

Day of Demands: Ducks Demand Democracy

…Net Impact, Mustard Seed Project, the Student Sustainability Center, Diverse Organization of Business Students, and yours truly, the Student Insurgent, to table and give speeches. The core demands call on…

Cops Off Campus Kick-Off

ASUO insider reveals Student Activity Fees funding police surveillance through Duck Rides Cops Off Campus launched their November 4th kickoff meeting to a packed lecture hall at UO. The Group…

The Insurgent Archives: What have we learned in 33 years? (nothing)

…our archives: What have we learned and how have we evolved throughout the past 30+ years as a publication? First Student Insurgent For the oldest issue we could find on…

ASUO President & Senate Approve Handover of EMU to Admin

…which most students are a part. The only exceptions to this policy are the ASUO President and the Student Trustee.   What has happened is that the largest asset that students…

Public Records Request Reveals Campus Collusion with the CIA

…had been tracking it beforehand. Kevin Marbury, VP of Student Life, says he had been made aware of the event, and shared a screenshot of Cops Off Campus UO boosting…

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…

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

…undermining of student autonomy on this campus and must be strongly condemned. After news of this deal came out, campus activists; including our organization and comrades from the Student Insurgent,…

How UO’s COVID Response Underscores the Necessity of Democratzing the Board of Trustees

…later move out mid-way through the year if conditions worsened. Throughout the 2020/2021 school year, the @covid.campus Instagram page diligently compiled anonymous testimony from the campus community about how they…

The Student Workers’ Manifesto

…so as to meaningfully impact student workers and be achievable through methods practical to implement. We, as student workers for University Housing, have both a moral and practical imperative to…

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,…