Opinion

2020.9.24

It must be understood that though we are one country, our experience is anything but unified. We sit in cities and complain about the injustice while we hide behind our screens and seclude to our urban hideouts, seeking out those that feel the same.  You must drive out to the desert and the plains, to…

What can be done?

COVID-19 has accelerated capital’s self-destructive tendencies. Its delicate arrangements have come crashing down as it turns to auto-cannibalization. Yet now is not the time for idle distractions or premature celebration:  rather, now is the time for thinking. We have to thank the virus for combining the myriad of disparate crises into a single, raging torrent,…

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Bernie Isn’t Our Savior, We Are

This is a historic moment for the left-wing movement in the United States. Bernie Sanders is on the edge of winning the Democratic Party’s nomination. The genuinely leftist power behind the realistic possibility of a socialist elected president is undeniable. However, we must not lose sight of what our true end goal is. But electing…

Drop the Mike

UO President Michael Schill has started a blog series called “Open Mike” which ironically appears to have the comments disabled. In this non-open discussion forum, President Schill addresses budgetary issues in the typical manner of someone saying nothing for a long time and expecting not to be interrupted. Before the end of the second paragraph…

Chelsea Manning Still Jailed Over Contempt in Grand Jury on Julian Assange

Recently, I wrote a research paper on the mainstream media’s opinion of Chelsea Manning and its influence around LGBT individuals within the U.S. military. My findings were that it will never matter what major news corporations think of Manning. She is a unicorn among those who have, or still, serve their country. The Williams Institute…