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    Spring Bloom Justice Campaign

    by  • March 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    via Jonah Majure, Chief Petitioner of the People’s Water Trust initiative campaign Today is the first day of Spring, but you’ve probably been noticing its approach for some time now. The buds are transforming into blossoms, your neighbors are out walking their dogs a little more, families are spending time together over games of basketball...

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    How Corrupted is the OLCV?

    by  • February 17, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Last week at a public hearing over the proposed Columbia River Crossing freeway expansion, Oregon League of Conservation Voters executive director Doug Moore sat down in the capitol building in Salem to testify against the bloated mega-project. After refusing to oppose the CRC during the 2013 legislative session, and after refusing to even sign...

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    Snow Anarchy is the Best!

    by  • February 8, 2014 • 4 Comments

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    If, as Michel Foucault tells us in Discipline and Punish, rulers dream of a state of plague in order to exercise full emergency powers over society, what state of affairs can the anti-coercive among us hope for? We dive into history and bygone eras to construct lost Edens that we can look to for...

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    Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing

    by  • January 12, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    In the last two years I’ve written over 20 articles breaking down why the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion isn’t just failed transportation policy, but why it’s an outright nightmare totally out of line with the values our community champions.  From historical precedent, to strange-bedfellow political opposition, to austerity, to the growing climate crisis, to Charlie...

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    What is Portland? Response #4

    by  • January 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    Submitted by Roger David Hardesty Mr. Walsh Goes to City Council What is Portland? For containing more than half of a state’s population, the Portland metropolitan area plays an outsized role in national affairs. Portland is sometimes portrayed as a big, ‘small’ town (referencing Pioneer Square as the city’s ‘living room’). Local activists have...

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    Salem CRC Hearing Liveblog: Round 2

    by  • January 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. ••• Due to technical...

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    What is Portland? Response #3

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Lauriel-Arwen Amoroso What is Portland? A Poem Portland is cherry blossoms during a warm snap in February That brings everyone out of their homes To revel in what is quickly described as an “unseasonal event” Even though it happens every year  - Portland is a love of place but with a disconnect...

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    What is Portland? Response #2

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Erik Littlefeather The Winning Ticket I’m out walking the dog on a weekend afternoon in early January, Portland. I usually look up and down the sidewalks of Alphabet City and spy various people in various modes of going about their daily business, and there’s a young man walking past who asks if...

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    Like A Woman Needs A Bicycle

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 10 Comments

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    Guest post: Meg Brennan is the most kindred of souls. She lives with a cat named Scout and a rabbit named Walter. If you grow close to her, expect to be showered in whiskey and cupcakes. ••I didn’t know I was going to name the bike Barbara Gordon, or if I was really going to like...

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    What is Portland? Response #1

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    Submitted by Mark Alter When we moved here in 1970 from Chicago, it was not long after the police riots there in response to the anti-war protests at the Democratic Convention in August, 1968, and Portland certainly seemed to be a place of peace and quiet after witnessing tanks in the streets. (There were...

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    Call for Essays: What is Portland?

    by  • January 5, 2014 • 6 Comments

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    To begin the new year, Mismanaging Perception is issuing a call for essays to answer the question “What is Portland?” This call is primarily motivated by sense of disenchantment that has been communicated to me in different forms by many people in my social circles.  I suspect that this disenchantment is due to a...

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