• Archive for September, 2012

    You Hate Children

    by  • September 19, 2012 • The Shaming Room, Tracy • 7 Comments

    On September 12, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to fluoridate the municipal water supply. Local newspapers have created a very unbalanced public debate, publishing numerous editorials in support of fluoridation while downplaying or ignoring the concerns of pesky protestors.  TAKE BACK THE TAP! (WE DON’T WANT IT ANYMORE.) In 2009, students at Portland...

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    A debate between powers, or part of the coming community: the Stewart-O’Reilly debate and what it means for media

    by  • September 18, 2012 • Sasha, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Toward Values Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will be going head to head in a debate next month. Before we get too excited, let’s examine the current political economic realities that we face as a society. Here is David Harvey’s seventh lecture on Reading Capital. He gets into the nuances of Capital Vol. 2...

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    Speaking Power to Truth: Brian Gard and Ambre Energy

    by  • September 13, 2012 • Michel, No Coal, The Shaming Room • 1 Comment


    In the debate about coal exports in the Pacific Northwest, we are subtly being reintroduced to a familiar Oregon quasi-political engine Brian Gard, who was formerly of the notorious ad agency Gard & Gerber. Now president of PR firm Gard Communications, he currently serves as one of the spokespersons for Ambre Energy’s Morrow-Pacific Project,...

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    Remembering 9/11…

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Stephyn, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Earlier today, a friend asked why it was that rich people with business experience were always treated like they were experts on everything, regardless of its relation to their business. How do we go from business experience in steel, software, or pharmaceuticals to expert advice on education, economics and international development? Frankly, I am...

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