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 the sham it truly is and always has been.

God, give us your finest politicians and public speakers, so that our voices may remain unheard.

God, we worship you as we do this Earth. We give praise on Sundays, and sanctimoniously defile your sacred image Monday through Friday.

God, give grace to your unemployed. For we did not choose this life of purposelessness. We only wanted to work, to prove ourselves to you, that we are worthy of our meager retirement on your green lawns of opulent serenity.

God, return to us the meaning that comes with material acquisition.

God, we will build our landfills up to the heavens. And ascend to your glory upon our legacy of garbage.

God, set my children free.

God. Fuck off,

and let us be.

University of Oregon Expands! Eugene’s Housing Crisis

Oregon is a fundamental cause of the expansive housing crisis my community faces, and yet the institution and its partners evade all responsibility to formally address it. The Crisis: Eugene

PANDEMIC ON TOP OF PANDEMIC

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 to ameliorate this.     We spoke…

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

…potential affordable housing site as an immediate threat to our neighborhood and our public health. We call for Seattle-based Evergreen Housing Development Group to re-sell the controversial site back to…

PROTEST IN EUGENE OREGON

…Courthouse in downtown Eugene. Around 8:40pm protestors began marching through downtown Eugene and headed towards the police headquarters. Along the way, people joined and the crowd quickly grew to approximately…

Time to Strike: Democratize the Board

…governing structure of Oregon’s public universities. These bills transformed the previous Oregon University System (which I should note, was also not great) that oversaw all seven public universities in Oregon,…

Vaccine Privilege in the United States

…term.In Oregon, large crowds continue to protest vaccine and mask mandates in the name of personal freedom, with hundreds swarming the Oregon Capitol in Salem just a few weeks ago…

ICE in Oregon

…a blow by the Oregon court system. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters issued a statement Nov. 14 that restricts warrantless activities by ICE agents in state courthouses. Previously, unchecked…

Anti-Hate Action At Elkhorn

…groups like Eugene Wake Up suggest are the only solution. We are waiting for the city and citizens of Eugene to respond to this human-rights crisis for the emergency that…

Community Members Distribute Bread and Roses to Support their Neighbors during the COVID-19 Quarantine

EUGENE, OR​ – This morning, many Eugene residents awoke to find a package on their doorstep. Hours earlier, just before dawn, several gloved-and-masked locals had made the deliveries around their…

Dancing for justice: Sunrise Eugene benefit show

…environment is pretty punk,” a message that surely their audience that night would agree with. This attitude made them perfect for a Sunrise Eugene benefit show.  Sunrise Eugene’s movement is…

Where is the City Leadership?

…around the nation, we echo those calls in Eugene. Eugene desperately needs increased accountability and transparency for EPD and the City Manager and increased funding to de-escalation services and other…

East-campus Housing Mold

University of Oregon-owned homes in the east campus neighborhood area are still molding years beyond their sell-by date. No, houses don’t have sell-by dates. Instead, they are condemned and fenced…

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…