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 the coming weeks. This project is in its growing phase, so patience with the process is appreciated, as is any expertise or advice. If you are interested in assisting in responding to and processing these letters and essays, whether you have experience corresponding to prisoners or not, please contact the Insurgent staff, and they will connect you with the other people working on this project.         As we struggle to build a different world, we must constantly dismantle the obstacles standing in our way. By amplifying the voices of incarcerated people, we can understand the power and mechanisms of the State that keep them in bondage. Their world is often one of abuse, trauma, and struggle, and it is always distressing to know these struggles in a more personal way, but each story from incarcerated people that can be shared is a victory. The horrors people face while incarcerated by the State need to always be brought into the public eye, and the Insurgent hopes to help in this endless task.

A Letter from the Editors

currently sorting through all the mail that’s piled up. We have a LOT of mail. Most of this mail is subscription requests – we’re slowly but surely working on updating…

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 between…

Reclaim UO Movement Update

…and direct-action strategies with the primary goal of overturning the current UO Board of Trustees structure under Oregon Senate Bill 270 and replacing it with a democratic campus community model….

Charlie Landeros: A Memorial

…in the ways they helped to shape,” she said. Ariel also announced plans to continue holding memorial events annually in the future. Some events, she said, would be informative, such…

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

…up and reminded the crowd of the presence of racist statues not but 20 yards from their current location. Immediately the majority of the approximately 250 people joined in a…

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

…with us in making history. We believe that we can shift the current circumstance from a short-sited for-profit deal benefiting (only few) to a more equitable WIN-WIN-WIN for the community,…

Homelessness in Portland’s Lents Neighborhood

…around town, or they can be mailed back. The mail-in ballots and lack of voter ID laws make it easy to vote in Portland. The city officials are very pro-development…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…