The fundamental truth of all human history is our striving towards ever greater freedom, prosperity, and justice. In the history of our own country, this is embodied by everything from John Brown’s attempted slave uprising in 1859, to the national protests that occurred during the Occupy movement to today, where a nationwide unionization movement is gaining momentum. But why unionize? What is the point? Simply put, to unionize is to push for economic democracy, to assert our voices as working people and to gain control over our lives.
The Student Insurgent
Summer 2022 in Review Outrage over the federal overturning of Roe V. Wade in early summer of 2022 peaked on the night of June 24th. Following the official Supreme Court decision declared the same morning, there was a day of civil unrest at Eugene’s Federal Courthouse where thousands of residents took to the streets to defend reproductive autonomy. Protestors gathered in the company of career politicians, non-profits such as Planned Parenthood, as well as the inevitable presence of pro-life counterprotestors.