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This is the second official issue of the year- designed this for the Student Insurgent. (An independant publishing house at the UO)

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  • i21 years of thought and action volume 21. issue 1 october 2009The Student Insurgent

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    submissions.

    Studentinsurgent

    3/4 Letters5 Lit6 Comics

    7 Art8 Contest Winner!9 News11 Street Talk

    12 More News

    19 Art22 More

    The Student Insurgent is based out of the University of Oregon in Eugene. We are a radical publication that seeks to deconstruct the existing social order to facilitate its replacement with one which is ecologically sound and functions on egalitarian lines.

    We strive to be an open forum, somewhere the silenced and the oppressed can express their ideas and opinions free from the filters of the mainstream media.

    Subscriptions are $15 a year by mail. The Insurgent is distributed freely to UO students, the community, and prisoners.

    Submissions...The Insurgent encourages its readers and supporters to submit news and feature articles, short fiction and poetry, cultural cr iticism, theory, reviews, etc. Graphics, cartoons, and photos are more than welcome. Priority will be given to local news and analysis. We reserve the right to edit anything and everything we recieve for grammar, clarity, or length. All articles, with the exception of unsigned Editorials, merely reflect the opinion of their authors and not that of the Student Insurgent.

    about.us

    1228 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 97403

    studentinsurgent@gmail.com541.346.3716

    staff.Co-Editors: Chris Pollard,

    Cimmeron Gillespie, Abby Bluth and Ashley Pennington.

    Contr ibutors: Brett Baren, Ashley Young, John Sheehy, Nathan Montgomery, Josh Kennett, Max Smoot, Emily Walker and Matt Silbernagel.

    ArtThe Student InsurgentFree Yourself.

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    contains:

    17 Commentary15 WTO Photos13 World News

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    {Letters.}

    *from us. insurgent4

    To Our Dear Insurgent Readers, Hereitis:thesecondissueofourtwenty-firstyearofpublication.Thatsright,whilesomeofourstaffremainunderage,ourmagazinecertainlyisnot.Wethoughtwedcelebratebytreatingittoafewdrinks.Well,itturnsoutthatwhenourlittleolmagazinegetssauced,ittakesofitsbindinganddancesontopofthebar.Needlesstosay,wewontbedoingthatagain. Pleasecomevisitus!Nowthatourdearofficemate,OSPIRG,hasleftthebuildingwearelonely.Wehavenobodytositandplotthedestructionofvariousgovernmentagencieswithanditismakingoureditorsverydistraught.Westillfindourselveswistfullygazingintotheircorner;occasionallyweevenstillseethem.Asperourusualtradition,wehavepouredoneoutontothecurbforourdeadhomey.Yes,OSPIRGmaybegone,buttheirgiantwindmillwillalwaysremaininourheartsandoffice. Nowtothisissue:EvanGreerandBroadcastLive,WTOandunions,OSPIRGand.WellandOSPIRG.WevebeenfairlybusyoverhereattheInsurgent,tryingnottoletourgriefgetthebestofusasweprepareanotherissueforourall-toowonderfulreadership.Muchtoourdismay,theEMUboardiskickingOSPIRGoutoftheSurvivalCenterinordertomakeroomforanew,radicalgroup.Amongstourtearswehavebeendiligentlytryingtoproduceaqualitypublicationforallyoucatsandkittens-soenjoy!

    YourInsurgentStaff

    *from you. DearStudentInsurgent, IamwritingtoletyouknowhowpleasedOSPIRGsdeparturehasmademe.Withsomanyturnoverseachterm,Ifinditdifficulttobelievemorethanoneortwodedicatedstudentsdidmuchofanything.Moreimportantly,thefreshrecruitsseemedunaware of just how irritating their presencewastothestudentbody.SinceyouhaventgivenmuchspacetothefallofOSPIRG,thisisagoodtimetoaskwhenyouAREgoingtocoveralloftheactivismwerefamousforatUO.Isawsomefreshmeningoofycostumeslastweek.Surelytheyaremakingadifference,yettheSIisbusywithnationalproblemslikepsychiatricdrugsandthepresident.Theycantbeasbadasyoumakethemouttobeareyouguysseriousorwhat?Isuspectthisisallaparody.Howcansuchnicepeople,spreadsomuchtimetellingotherpeopletofuckoff,andisthatreallyfair?Imsendingalongahug,afuckoffandsomeThorazine.Enjoy.LucasMeere

    DearStudentInsurgent, Thanksforthelasttwoissues,particularlygoodwasthecommunityorganizingarticle.Itsveryhelpfultoshowprisonershowothershavesucceeded,becauseorganizigcaptivesislikeherdingcats.EachonewntstobetheBMOT,butnoonehastheskillstoaccomplishmuch.WhoeverwrotethePantherarticleshouldbegivenplentymorespaceforfuturearticlesbecauseitwasgreatanddetailed.Thiswilldousmuchgood. Thearticleonsecuremeetingswasverygood,too.Someofourwriterscouldhavegoodideasonthissubject,buttheykeepusdistractedw/otherstuff(theseprofit-suckingprisonsareaconstantstruggleforragsandscraps).Itspitiful.$45/LBofsalt;$135/LBforpepper.CanvasPJsforclothesthathavenotevenbuttonsorwhizz-holes.Theelasticwearsouttooquickly,thenwehavetoholdthemuporpayfornewones. AlsogreatwastheCascadiaarticle.IvewrittenaboutthisinHumansExtinctby2200ADandPlagueofReligionsonwww.jamesbauhaus.org.Itrynottousetheestablishmentsblandizationofglobalwarming(climatechange),becauseweknowwhichwayitschanging:toglobalfurnace.Whenwelose,itsoftenbylegitimizingthevocabularythatthepolsspeechsmithshaveconcoctedtovendus.Anyway,thatsalotofmurderedforest.ItrytohelpasmuchasIcan.Thanksagainforallyourefforts.Sincerely, JamesBauhausP.S.Tripodsareroadobstructions?Govtsusedtojackduringthecoldwar,muchlikecopteckusespikestrips.Justwonderingofanysimilarity.

    DearStudentInsurgent, Help!Iamaconvictstuck!Ihaveabadkneeandfortwo,yestwo,monthsIhavebeenfightingwiththeOregonDept.ofCorr.(ODOC)togetahingedkneebrace.Doctororderednoless!Bytheirowndoctor! Okay,herearesomefacts:In2007IwasexaminedatEOCIforchronickneepain.Iwasgivenastateissuedkneeimobilizer.ItwasorderedformetogoseetheODOCorthopedicdoctor(Dr.Becker),anditwasscheduled. IwasorderedaNeoprinhingedkneebraceandwassubsequentlycharged95$forit.IwentandsawDrBecker,andhedeterminedthatIneededsurgeryorakneebrace.Soheorderedoneformethatwasmysize(short).ODOCrefused.Itcosttoomuch(2500$)andIonlyhadacouplemonthsleft.SoheorderedanotherNeoprinone(firstwaslostbyODOC).Sameresults.IfIhadthemoney,fine.Buttheywouldnotincurthedebt.ThesefactsareallonrecordwithODOC. BottomlineisthatIwasindigent,soIwasshitoutofluck.IwasreleasedwithaNeoprinwrapthatwastoobig.Thatwasallin2007. Now,nothingisdifferentwiththeknee.TheygivemeawoodencaneforwhichtododealwiththistilIseethedoctor.Therubberpiecefallsapartonthecane.TheyhavekneeimmobilizershereatTCRI.WhycantIhaveone,youask?Ihavenoclueeither. Ihavenofamilyonthestreet,nomoney,andnowaytoresolvethislegally.Idontknowwhattodo.Iamnotreallysurewhattoexpectfromthisletterexcepttomakesomeonewhocaresdosomethingaboutit.Whattheyaredoinghereiswrong.IambeingunduallypunishedbecauseIampoorinprison. Soifyouarereadingthisandwouldliketoknowmorethenbyallmeanspleasecontactme.GaryDoser7274268TRCI82911BeachAccessRd

    Umatilla,OR97882

  • 5insurgent *lit.

    *comics.

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    IgnoranceisourbibleGloryisourcrossWealthisourleaderThatwillleadustoourlossGreedisourhungerImpossibletocureWarisourblunderButusitcontinuestolureNobilityareourmodelsThoughnakedandbareAndEqualitywefondleButbackatusitstares.

    OurValuesBrett Boren

    Needaplacetobe.Don'twanttohavetostay,though.Justwanttowander.Banks,January2009

    JoshuaHeath

    Wanderlust

    Irefusetowearthecriminallabelsocruelesslycastaroundmyneck.IsitpossibletocreateaProject

    WellIaintnobodysmasterAndIaintnobodysslave,IaintnobodyssoliderAndIaintnobodysgrave,IaintnobodysSheppard,AndIaintnobodyssheep.ImjustaworkinmanTryintoearnmykeep.

    WellImaunionman,IdothebestIcanIwontslaveanotherday.

    Illwalkthatline,I carry a sign ,Iwontslaveanotherday!

    WellyoucanworkrealhardEachandeveryday,Butitdontmatter,Cuzzwontraiseyerpay.

    Youbossisabastered,Andthatsthetruth,Yougottafightrealhard,Oryoullgetscrewed.

    WellImaunionman,IdothebestIcanIwontslaveanotherday.

    Illwalkthatline,I carry a sign ,ButIwontslaveanotherday!

    Wellmymommaworksforabigcorporationtheyalwaystellhertheyadmireherperspiration

    they announced one yeartheyllbenoraisestheysaidbuthavenotfearwellgiveyoulotsofpraisesWellImaunionman,IdothebestIcanIwontslaveanotherday.

    Illwalkthatline,I carry a sign ,ButIwontslaveanotherday!

    Wellthatsameweek,Announcebyemail,Theysaidmanagementgetnewships,Totraveltheirseatrails,

    ThatsaperfectexampleAndIwilltaut,OfhowworkersgetshitWhilemanagementfloats.

    WellImaunionman,IdothebestIcanIwontslaveanotherday.

    Illwalkthatline,I carry a sign ,ButIwontslaveanotherday!

    WellIaintnobodysmasterAndIaintnobodysslave,IaintnobodyssoliderAndIaintnobodysgrave,IaintnobodysSheppard,AndIaintnobodyssheep.ImjustaworkinmanTryintoearnmykeep.

    WellImaunionman,IdothebestIcanIwontslaveanotherday.

    Illwalkthatline,I carry a sign ,ButIwontslaveanotherday!

    WalkinUnionDevlinJones

    DisarmTobantheintrastatepossessionoflethalinjectionbyGovernorsacross this racist nation?AnexistenceofdespairIscriminal.Excusemydysfunction,Thenaturalreactionoftheresistancetofascism.Warriorsmanyourstations.DailywefightawarAgainstanenemyofsoullesssheep.OurwomenweepAstheirliberatorsarewarehousedtoevaporateourpower.Adversitydoesntbuildacharacter,Itrevealsit!SotodaysillsArethedirectresponsibilityofourNativemen.Ourfailureiswhyourwomencry.IhaveswornuponthealteroftheGreatSpirit,Eternalhostilityagainsteveryformoftyrannyoverthemindsofmen.Withthatinmind,MysoulsourswhenyourequestmyallegiancetotheUnitedStatesofAmerikkka.RelaxAswetakethisjourneytoseerealityforwhatittrulyis.DeconstructionDeconstructionoftheabilitytoresist.IwouldberemisstomissThefactthattheKKKstillride.Theyridethecorporateboardsofmostoftheirbusinessworld.YetyouspeakofequalityEqualonlytothepartyouwantustoplay.TheseveryrealizationsCostmethelabelIamforcedtoweartoday.AfuturegreyAsIpayFornotstandingup!Iwastemyfreedom,yethavedonenothingforthegoodofmypeople.Anativemindrebornthroughalifesacrificedtothestreets.YetIgainanotherchanceeachtimeIteachAyoungnativemindtoseebeyondtheliesintendedtobringextinctiontoournativetribesANativeSonOntherise!OpenyoureyesOpenyoureyesOpenyoureyes!

    BenJacobsToSeeBeyondtheLies

  • *art.

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