Direct Action

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,…

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…

Worth More Standing! UO Students Join Forest Defenders To Rise Against Post-Fire Logging

That’s why over 50 students, community members, educators, and activists young and old risked arrest to protest post-fire logging on Tuesday, Nov 16th, occupying a logging road in a section of the Breitenbush watershed forest impending to be clear-cut. Behind a giant blockade built from gathered branches, they learned about the lies of salvage logging in Oregon and its logic of disaster capitalism, the wonders of post-fire forest ecology, and the joy of participating in direct action.

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
Chairman Chuck Lillis Assaults Protesters Before Trustees Meeting

When the University of Oregon student body became informed that facilities are closed by Safety and Risk Services as of March 17 in an email, a pre-scheduled Board of Trustees meeting still occurred at the Ford Alumni Center. Before this meeting began, a small number of students with the Reclaim UO campaign had assembled outside…

By Trey Kodman April 29, 2020
What’s the Deal with Timber Industry Propaganda?

The Oregon Logging Conference has been a major pain in the neck for Eugene’s environmentalist community for many years. Nothing stinks worse for us green-minded folk than to see a bunch of timber industry buffs haul felled trees into the parking lot of the Fairgrounds to showcase how effective their bulldozing equipment is. But, you…

Students for Sustainable Development: ACTION PRESS RELEASE

On December 4th, University of Oregon students part of the informal group, Students for Sustainable Development, zip-tied protest signs on the fencing surrounding Hayward field, and on the recently put up fences around the construction site of the proposed new Hamilton residence. The signs included the statements “Green Universities Don’t Break their Climate Action Promises,”…