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Fighting Disaster Capitalism in Oregon’s Fire Burned Forests

While communities across the West continue to rebuild from the literal ashes of fire seasons past, Oregonians are witnessing the timber industry hastily take what’s left of our fire-burned forests. Post-fire logging is the West’s brand of disaster capitalism. In the aftermath of wildfires, the timber industry turns a profit by advancing extensive logging programs…

Farmers protest update!

A win for the farmers of India! As of November 19th, Prime Minister Modi said that he will be repealing the three agricultural bills that were put in place to push for the privatization and corporatization of the farming industry, leaving millions to be exploited under the hands of corporations.   For context, before these laws…

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Vivian Day Care Responds to Staff COVID Safety Concerns

Teachers at the Vivian Olum Child Development Center were awarded a pay-raise and shorter work hours after weeks-long negotiations with administrative staff at the Center and UO Campus Services administration. The change comes after the refusal to acknowledge long-held complaints regarding work conditions at the center. Vivian is described on their website as “providing a…

PANDEMIC ON TOP OF PANDEMIC

By: J. Ellis Ask any person living in Eugene what the city’s most dire issue is and chances are they will respond with homelessness. It has been well established that Eugene has the highest rates of homelessness per capita than any other city in the United States, and the City of Eugene has done little…

Judas and the Black Messiah

FILM REVIEW: When I heard that there was an Oscar-bait bio-pic coming out about Fred Hampton, the assassinated Chairman of the Illinois Black Panthers, I was of course skeptical. Hollywood very, very rarely does justice to the stories of radicals. Not even a few months ago, we saw how Hollywood can butcher stories about radicals…

Clarifying Commodity Fetishism

What is commodity fetishism? The common response is to conceive it as a kind of marketing. Yet if we consult the opening passage of Capital Vol 1 Chapter 1 Part 4 The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof, it becomes clear that this understanding is off the mark; “A commodity appears, at first sight,…

Anti-Hate Action At Elkhorn

A group of activists, students and community members interrupted dinner at Elkhorn Brewery near campus on Feb. 8 to call out owner Steve Sheehan’s attempts to criminalize poverty through his involvement in the anti-homeless group Eugene Wake Up.  The activists displayed a banner which read “House Keys not Handcuffs” and delivered a speech by megaphone…