Current Events

David Patrick Schranck Jr. & David Leferve on behalf of the UOYDSA Organizing Committee

Rittenhouse and Arbery Rulings: A Response On the night of August 25th, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people, killing two and injuring one, who were attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, WI in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, who was a minor at the time, had traveled across…

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…

Living and Fighting, indeed: Atlanta Activists Show Eugene How it’s Done

Not so long ago Eugene, Oregon was the hotbed of the green anarchy movement: a reputation that resulted in feds kicking doors down in the Whiteaker and the Chicago Tribune declaring this small university town the “cradle to [the] latest generation of anarchist protestors,” at the dawn of the 21st century. But let’s face it,…

CIA, Go Away!

In the first couple weeks of November, undergraduate and graduate students across all departments received their weekly advising emails. Those of us who actually read these newsletter updates couldn’t help but notice a curious opportunity announced in fine print: This raised some questions: Who arranged for the CIA to recruit on campus, and why? Most…

The Power of Positive Thinking… and how it’s killing us all

We’ve all heard of COPs— no, not the ones we are trying to get off campus, but the annual intergovernmental meetings held to discuss what exactly we are going to do about capitalism killing our planet. Every year it seems like climate change is at the top of the list for the United Nations and…

AMERIKKKA

Rittenhouse and Arbery Rulings: A Response Depictions of white supremacy as we celebrate white supremacy. That’s as poetic and telling as it can be in another day of living melanated in Amerikkka. To not only have to experience the watering down of genocide each year and the celebration of it, but to witness the justice…

Grants Pass High School Protest – Student Response

On Tuesday, November 16th, around 300 students at Grants Pass High School participated in a walkout protesting the school board’s decision to reinstate two transphobic educators who were fired in July. Media coverage up to this point has focused unduly on the actions of a few counter protesters and largely ignored student voices. The following…

Who put Julius Jones where he is today?

OKLAHOMA CITY- On November 18th, 2021, Julius Jones was scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma for the crime of murdering Paul Howell in 1999, only recently contested by conflicting information from other inmates associated with the alleged accomplice. With only a few hours remaining, Governor Kevin Stitt granted clemency for Jones with no possibility of commutation, pardon, or parole.

Mikey Muffins: Do It For The Story Tour 2021

Good music can keep 40 people out in the cold.

IASTE’s Fight to Improve Wages and Working Conditions for Crews in Tinseltown

For the first time in the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) union’s 128 year history, 60,000 workers represented by the union came close to striking over grueling working conditions and inadequate pay. The union represents most of the film and television industry’s behind the scenes workers. The union members authorized a strike with 89.66%…