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The UO “Demonstration Team”

Surveillance of Students Integrated Across Dozens of Administration Offices and UOPD

Labor Updates from Solidarity News

Check out Solidarity News here! The last few months there has been an outstanding amount of labor activity from workers going on strike, winning new contracts, to seeking to form new unions. It is hard to keep up, even for a seasoned unionist. It has been invigorating, but there have also been losses. In mid-December,…

ASUO Vetos Threat to Student Autonomy

    In an emergency ASUO meeting at 10:30am on Friday Feb 18th the Senate vetoed the I-Fee budget previously delivered to senate by ASUO President Isaiah Boyd. ASUO also voted on an extensive resolution condemning a decision made between Boyd and Dr. Kevin Marbury VP of student life to remove the EMU from the I-Fee…

DEMOCRATIZE UO’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE ASUO SENATE’S VETO OF ASUO PRESIDENT BOYD’S DECISION TO TRANSFER THE EMU OUT OF THE I-FEE TO ADMIN

On February 8th, 2022 the Daily Emerald first reported on the decision by ASUO President Isaiah Boyd to transfer the budget and authority of the EMU out of the ASUO’s Incidental Fee budget to the University of Oregon administration. This development came out of nowhere and was not reported on until the decision was already…

Sunrise Rallies Eugene Students

Over 200 members of the Eugene community gathered at Washburne Park on Friday, February 4th, to participate in a strike for intergenerational climate justice organized by Sunrise Eugene. Morethan 100 local middle and high school students walked out from their classrooms to join the march that began at South Eugene High School. Chants could be…

The Trouble in Our Streets

A group gathered in Portland planning to protest police brutality was forced to witness the murder of one of their members on Feburary 19th, 2022. This murder by an armed “homeowner” (as the police report refers to him) was performed by a fascist vigilante who started firing within 90 seconds of approaching the group. Five…

Big Tom vs. Big Timber

With no given public notice, no required public comment period, and without objection from the Bureau of Land Management, the Roseburg based timber company Roseburg Forest Products (RFP) is moving forward with plans to cut a road through a section of old growth forest that under any other circumstances they would not be allowed to…

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…

Where are they? Remembering Missing and Murdered Land Defenders

We realized shortly before entering 2022 that we would be remiss if we did not document and discuss the Global Witness report that came out in September 2021. Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines: “Murders of environment and land defenders at record high” September 13, 2021 –The Guardian “It Was The Deadliest Year Ever For Land…

David Patrick Schranck Jr. & David Leferve on behalf of the UOYDSA Organizing Committee

Rittenhouse and Arbery Rulings: A Response On the night of August 25th, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people, killing two and injuring one, who were attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, WI in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, who was a minor at the time, had traveled across…