Current Events

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

What promised to be a radical, relaxed teach-in transformed in a moment of revolutionary furor. The event planned for the day, “Community Teach In: Oregon’s Racist History,” began at a comfortable few minutes past 6pm. A series of three speeches were given, all touching upon colonialism in the United States, Oregon’s extensive and frankly shockingly…

By Dionysus June 14, 2020
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 to run, down 11th onto campus. As we approached the statue, hundreds of our comrades streamed out from in front of Deady Hall, most dressed in…

By Bartholomew Simpson June 13, 2020
Where is the City Leadership?

“We’re billing the City of Eugene for doing their job for them.” Thousands of people have protested in our community this past week in support of black lives and against police brutality. The protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful. And the City’s response? Eugene Police Department (EPD) has brought out all of its military equipment and…

By De-escalate Eugene June 4, 2020
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 were angry at the long history of police brutality and white supremacist violence, standing in solidarity with the George Floyd protest movement spreading like wildfire across…

By Anonymous May 31, 2020
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 8:00pm, began peaceful and quaint, as a local expression of the insurrectionary uprising spreading like wildfire from the streets of Minneapolis. As the crowd swelled, the…

By Anonymous May 30, 2020
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 Circuit 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…

By Laurabell May 30, 2020
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 Police Bureau ten years ago tomorrow, community advocates took perspectives straight to the decision makers tonight to oppose increased funding for policing and demand the elimination…

By Care Not Cops May 15, 2020
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 to call on Governor Kate Brown, Sheriff Mike Reese, and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury to release people from Oregon’s prisons, jails, and immigration jails.  This…

By Oregon DA for the People May 15, 2020
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 neighborhoods, with a clear message attached: “In the midst of this crisis, we must take care of each other.” The brown paper bags contained two…

By Lane County Mutual Aid May 1, 2020
Tree Sitters and Community Members Converge to Protest Willamette Greenway Clear-Cut

Tree sitters are locking down in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown. Neighbors are taking action to protect 3.5 acres of the Willamette Greenway and potential affordable housing site slated to be destroyed by out-of-state developers Evergreen Housing Development Group (EHDG). For the past 2 years community members have organized to stop sale of the…

By Anonymous April 23, 2020