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    The Leviathan Reaches the Pacific Northwest

    by  • August 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Staving Off the Monster Oregon has a complicated history. Perhaps it is its distance from DC, or its proximity to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest that has defined its rugged and unpredictable history. It was a stronghold of “radically-led” unions—in particular the ILWU—but at the same time deeply segregated. Even the Portland longshore...

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    Le Tour de Gentrification: My First Pedalpalooza Experience

    by  • June 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Submitted by Jason Merritt Gentrification. That was the theme of Le Tour de Gentrification, a Pedalpalooza bike tour of areas affected by gentrification led by lawyer and former city council candidate Nicholas Caleb and Rebel Metropolis writer/editor Hart Noecker. Arriving at Col. Sumner’s Park early Monday evening, about 100 people were already gathered for...

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    Jac and Jo Went Up the Hill…to Crush Monsanto!

    by  • May 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    If you’re like me, your attention during this election cycle was probably focused on the burgeoning fight for a $15/hr livable minimum wage here in Portland, the skirmish over control of our Bull Run watershed, and the ascendency of Nicholas Caleb, with whom I helped run an insurgent campaign for city hall against 16 year...

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    PRT Tug-o-War at the DEQ

    by  • April 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Earlier today, as part of the Global Climate Convergence, activists with Portland Rising Tide staged a direct action in the lobby of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in protest of the agency’s complacency with corporate polluters poisoning the planet. From the action’s event page: “Join Portland Rising Tide and others Monday, April 28th...

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    Spring Bloom Justice Campaign

    by  • March 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    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

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    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

    Photo Credit: Hart Noecker

    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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