Eric Howanietz

Eric is an editor at the Insurgent.

The UO “Demonstration Team”

Surveillance of Students Integrated Across Dozens of Administration Offices and UOPD

ASUO Vetos Threat to Student Autonomy

    In an emergency ASUO meeting at 10:30am on Friday Feb 18th the Senate vetoed the I-Fee budget previously delivered to senate by ASUO President Isaiah Boyd. ASUO also voted on an extensive resolution condemning a decision made between Boyd and Dr. Kevin Marbury VP of student life to remove the EMU from the I-Fee…

Book Review: University of Nike

Old News, Same Nike Joshua Hunt’s University of Nike is not a new story, but a legacy of corruption that shows no sign of changing or even slowing down. It can be difficult to come to grips with the reality that the students of UO are immersed in an active model for the privatization of…

UO Coalition Organizes Safety Demonstration

On Friday Jan 21st 11:30am The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) lead a “Health and Safety speakout” with a diverse coalition of campus organizations in solidarity. The original speak out was planned to be in front of the Administration building at Johnson Hall. But organizers claimed they had received “a slap on the wrist” about…

Unhoused man dies of exposure sheltering at bus stop

For three days an elderly man sheltered at the intersection of Hwy 99 and Royal Ave. With the first bitter cold snap of the year on Nov 17th, he passed away. The bus stops there four times a day, yet none called for help or rendered aid. In response, on Friday Nov 19th, Black Thistle…

By Eric Howanietz January 10, 2022
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 has recently changed names from Disarm UO to Cops Off Campus (COC) to support a larger police abolitionist movement unfolding across the region. Despite this…

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…

PIPELINE UPDATE: ACTIVIST VICTORY!

On Jan. 24, the Pembina Pipeline Corporation withdrew its Removal-Fill permit application from the Department of State Lands for the Jordan Cove pipeline project. Earlier that week, the Department had rejected Pembinas fifth extension request to prolong a decision on the permit. Facing a final decision on Jan. 31 for the Removal-Fill permit, Pembina withdrew…

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……

FUCK THIS PIPELINE: Jordan Cove Must Die

On November 21 st a glorious bald eagle soared above the crowd of several hundred people amassed on the Oregon capital steps to protest the Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. Hundreds simultaneously inhaled and then erupted in celebration at the auspicious omen. No sooner had the noble creature passed than Yakama Elder Ed Edmo who…