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Come for the Boobs, Stay for the Conversation

Four years ago, I worked briefly as a camgirl on a porn site, and this experience gave me a new perspective on the idea of intimacy. A camgirl, for those who don’t know, is someone who livestreams themselves for the purpose of sexual entertainment. These shows span a range of nudity, content, and interactivity, with…

Justice for Jerrin: Benefit Show

This was the first show hosted by the Lorax Manor since the beginning of the pandemic, and was held with strict checking of vax cards. Masks were provided at the door for anyone who didn’t have their own, and wearing them was encouraged throughout the night. Leading the show was DR/UNK, a hardcore drag punk…

A Statement on the Ukraine Crisis

I am writing on behalf of the staff of The Insurgent on the matter of the current crisis in the Donbass region of Ukraine. We, at The Insurgent, are opposed to imperialist wars of aggression, no matter which imperial power is instigating. We stand in solidarity with the workers of Ukraine and Russia both, who…

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…

The Insurgent Archives: What have we learned in 33 years? (nothing)

At the end of 2021, I took on the task of organizing the archives of our previous publications. We had copies of issues for almost every single year going all the way back to the inception of the paper in 1988. While organizing these archives, I inevitably became pulled in by the radical history and…

UO Coalition Organizes Safety Demonstration

On Friday Jan 21st 11:30am The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) lead a “Health and Safety speakout” with a diverse coalition of campus organizations in solidarity. The original speak out was planned to be in front of the Administration building at Johnson Hall. But organizers claimed they had received “a slap on the wrist” about…

Eugenics Economics

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent variants and surges, one thing that many people said was “it’s okay, this only kills those who are already vulnerable. It’s not That bad and we can’t let the economy die because of the threat to Them.” This, on its own, is a horrible and…

Working Class History in Eugene’s Whiteaker Neighborhood

See the original report in its entirety INTRODUCTION: The Whiteaker neighborhood is sometimes called Eugene’s “oldest and poorest neighborhood.” There is a high concentration of tenants and people living in poverty living here, and the numbers continue to increase each year as wages fall and costs rise. However, the trend will eventually reverse, not because…

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…

By banzai November 30, 2021