Current Events

Cascadia Forest Defenders: Flat Country Tree Sit

The Cascadia Forest Defenders (CFD) have finished up a two-week tree sit at the Flat Country timber sale in the Willamette National Forest. The sit which ended on September 30th was a showcase of the building protest efforts against the proposed timber sale in a hydrologically sensitive buffer of the Three Sisters Wilderness, and a…

Vaccine Privilege in the United States

By: Rosie– We all know that one of the most controversial topics on everyone’s minds right now is vaccines. At the University of Oregon, we have begun in person classes again at full capacity, and many people are under the impression that the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all on campus students. However, the…

Drop Out, Stay Educated

Al Lehto (they/them/theirs) I live near the university. The day I write this, all I can hear outside my windows are students returning to campus. This year, I will not be one of them.I’m taking a break from college for many reasons; A traumatic 2020 dorm experience, fear of in-person classes when the pandemic still…

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 operations at NW Natural by blocking the gate at their office in Eugene. The action occurred at the end of a critical mass bike ride…

Post fire Logging and The Safety Swindle Timber Raids

Our forests evolved with active fire management by Indigenous peoples over thousands of years. However, over the past 200 years, the US government has managed these forests to suppress fire and maximize timber harvests, leaving our forests unhealthy. We need intentional fire to regain forest health so that they can become resilient to climate change…

An Exploration of the Temporary Autonomous Zone: AZ I

“Are we who live in the present, doomed never to experience autonomy, never to stand for one moment on a bit of land ruled only by freedom? Are we reduced either to nostalgia for the past or nostalgia for the future? Must we wait until the entire world is freed of political control before even…

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…

write.as/black-sparrow/

Social media once had promise. Technology is supposed to open doors, to level the playing field. Yet, its potential has been nabbed up from our average hands, and funneled through the sticky web of corporations and governments. Once again, you can pick your favorite color. You can pledge your allegiance to Apple or Google. Or…

Reclaim UO update

Dear Friends and Comrades of Reclaim UO, As we’re sure you are aware, 2020 was a rough year for everyone and Reclaim UO was not left unscathed. When Reclaim UO launched at the beginning of 2020, we had a lot of involvement with our meetings and our organizing efforts. We had started to gain some…