Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

By Peter Garland Last week, hospital support staff in Springfield, Oregon, initiated a two-day strike at the McKenzie-Williamette hospital to protest poor working conditions amid contract negotiations. The hospital is one of two for-profit hospitals in the state, and is managed by Tennessee-based health care corporation Quorum Health Corp. The workers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 49, report understaffed shifts, which force the … Continue reading Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

Worker Correspondents: Wildland Firefighters Face Job Insecurity and Suppressed Wages

By an Oregon Firefighter In the Pacific Northwest, government agencies and independent contracting companies use several means to exploit wildland firefighters, including keeping wages low and contributing to unstable job conditions. Wildland firefighting is a physically and mentally exhausting profession that entails long shifts, living away from friends and family for weeks or even months at a time, and working in an arduous and dangerous … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Wildland Firefighters Face Job Insecurity and Suppressed Wages

Eugene: Protesters Denounce Olympic Trials’ Impact on Community, Imperialist Ties

Photo credit: James Croxton  @jwcroxton // Double Sided Media By James Avery and David Martinez In Eugene, Oregon, on the first day of the US Olympic Trials on June 18, community members led by Eugene Housing and Neighborhood Defense (HAND) gathered to protest the event, citing imperialism as the exploitative foundation for the Olympic Games. The Olympic Trials, in which American athletes compete for spots on the … Continue reading Eugene: Protesters Denounce Olympic Trials’ Impact on Community, Imperialist Ties

Trump Admits to Extrajudicial Execution of Antifascist Activist

By Peter Cherry A New York Times investigation into the murder of antifascist activist Michael Reinoehl at the hands of US Marshals has revealed important evidence that this was a targeted political assassination. Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have upheld the cold-blooded murder as a model for dealing with antifascists who dare to defend themselves against armed reactionaries menacing protesters for Black lives. … Continue reading Trump Admits to Extrajudicial Execution of Antifascist Activist

Washington: Witness Claims Michael Reinoehl was Assassinated without Warning from Law Enforcement

By Ed Dalton On September 3, US Marshals surrounded and killed Michael Forest Reinoehl, suspected shooter of fascist Aaron J. Danielson. Tribune of the People reported this act as an assassination, and now a witness has come forward, confirming Reinoehl did not draw a gun and was given no warning by the federal police before being gunned down with dozens of shots. Nate Dingess, a … Continue reading Washington: Witness Claims Michael Reinoehl was Assassinated without Warning from Law Enforcement

Fascist Militias Begin Hunt for Fictional Antifa Arsonists

By Brian Martel In the wake of the massive fires which have engulfed the west coast, reactionaries in Oregon have begun forming armed patrols in search of looters and ‘antifa’ arsonists. The rumors of ‘antifa’ being behind the wildfires first began online, and were then popularized by reactionary, Trump-supporting ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theorists. These rumors began circulating only days after Portland celebrated their 100th consecutive night … Continue reading Fascist Militias Begin Hunt for Fictional Antifa Arsonists

Fires Cause Unparalleled Damage Across the West Coast

By Brian Martel Devastating wildfires have torn through areas of the west coast over the past week, causing multiple deaths and in some cases, burning entire towns. The fire’s impact can be seen across the western US as ash rains down from red, smoke filled skies. For some time, these wildfires have been getting worse every year. Many people have been put at greater risk … Continue reading Fires Cause Unparalleled Damage Across the West Coast