A Day of Solidarity in Eugene and Springfield

On Feb. 19, approximately 100 people, kids, and dogs showed up on both sides of River Rd. in North Eugene for a Black Lives Matter solidarity rally.  The rally came after a local resident found a noose made of black rope on their yard waste can on Feb. 13 and their 1972 Volkswagen Type IIIContinue reading “A Day of Solidarity in Eugene and Springfield”

Eugene Rising, Part VII

How Eugene Was Lost

Eugene Rising, Part V

From Occupy Eugene to Donald Trump in Four Short Years

Eugene Rising: A History of Protest in the Emerald City

Part I: The Birth of the Emerald Empire

News You Might Have Missed – January 25

Long Live the Interim Mayor of Springfield Sean VanGordon is the new interim mayor of Springfield following last week’s vote by City Council. The new mayor was appointed after a 4-2 vote, with Councilors Kori Rodley and Leonard Stoehr voting for Stoehr. VanGordon, who previously served as the city councilor for Ward 1, will finishContinue reading “News You Might Have Missed – January 25”

PHOTOS: Black Unity Returns to Springfield

Black Unity and their followers were met by counter-protesters, including some members of the local so-called “patriot’s militia” which led to scuffles and at least one incident in which protesters were attacked with mace.

The Militia is Coming

There’s a long history of right-wing militia activity in Oregon, and the areas around Eugene are no different. For as long as Eugene has claimed itself as a progressive paradise, there have been neo-Nazis and white supremacists and militiamen around to counter that claim.