January 2022

Anti-work, The Great Resignation, & YOU

Resignation rates in the so-called United States have been increasing far above the usual upper limit of 2.4% from the last 20 years. They have gone up to 3% as of November 2021 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The pandemic has made work even more miserable than it already was before, and people…

Book Review: University of Nike

Old News, Same Nike Joshua Hunt’s University of Nike is not a new story, but a legacy of corruption that shows no sign of changing or even slowing down. It can be difficult to come to grips with the reality that the students of UO are immersed in an active model for the privatization of…

Podcast Review: Behind the Bastards

It’s true, a lot of us love true crime. We love the mystery, we love the stakes, and perhaps most of all, we are utterly captivated by the depths of depravity people seem capable of. You may be one of those people that can’t get enough analysis of some really nasty folks. You may also…

III. Shelly battles the prison system

With the way incarceration is depicted in the media, it’s no surprise that the impression of the US prison system that many Americans have is far different from the extreme reality. Prison is no joke, incarcerated people are kept against their will and forced to follow strict rules for weeks, months, and even years, with…

Don’t Look Up Review

On Christmas Eve 2021, Netflix released the latest film from comedic writer-director Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up. The film, written and directed by McKay with David Sirota (a former Bernie Sanders advisor) receiving a story credit, follows two Michigan State University astronomers, Dr. Randall Mindy (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and PhD student Kate Diabiasky (played…

Lit Review: Desert

The world is fucked, and that’s okay. This is the core thematic message of Desert, a long-form manifesto covering climate collapse and its meaning for the Anarchist movement. Written by an anonymous ecologically inclined anarchist, Desert prefaces itself by almost immediately asking the reader the question, “what if we don’t win?” It’s a hard prospect…

Seguimos en resistencia: Colombia’s Indigenous Environmentalists

If you identify as an anti-capitalist, you likely possess some basic knowledge of the struggles that North American Indigenous peoples have long waged against colonial and neoliberal threats of capitalist development of Indigenous land. One recent example is the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock in 2016-17. Hundreds were injured during those protests, which…

The Truth is Revolutionary–Greetings from Tribune of the People

The Editorial Board of Tribune of the People sends our revolutionary salute to the readers of The Student Insurgent. We are a revolutionary news service which serves the proletariat and people of the United States. All things have a class character, and journalism clearly expresses this fact. The monopoly media of the US serves the…

Public Records Request Reveals Campus Collusion with the CIA

In November of last year, CIA recruiters made a visit to the University of Oregon campus. In our December issue we wrote about their visit and the counterprotest that was organized against it. We had one lingering question: “who arranged for the CIA to recruit on campus, and why?” Since then, we have obtained public…

Medical Elitism in America

Since the dawn of modern medicine, only those with power and privilege were able to enter a field as “prestigious” as medicine. Despite traditional medicine and healing being historically practiced by women, the emergence of modern medicine was the emergence of medical elitism and transformed into an opportunity for white men to become the highest…