• Archive for January, 2013

    Periodic Coal Export Update #2

    by  • January 31, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kari Chisholm at Blue Oregon already published some coal truth this week through his post on the global-danger-posed-by-versus-comparably-low-local-economic-benefits of Northwest coal exports (after taking into account economic sectors that would be negatively impacted by the effects of coal and externalities, I strongly doubt there would be any net local economic benefits), but there’s still a...

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    Climate Overflows and Blockades

    by  • January 26, 2013 • Michel, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Uncategorized • 4 Comments

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    … for our sake, we need to look at the direct action of the blockade not as an action of pure resistance and opposition but as a positive expression of new relationships. The Clarity of Catastrophe The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee recently released a draft of their report surveying the impacts...

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    Class #1 (1/30) The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Michel, Nicholas, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Friends and Colleagues, If you missed the 1/23 session of the Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred, fear not. You didn’t miss the actual course content and can still freely jump in with us next week. We mostly went over procedural issues and actually hope to design the course in a way that...

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    The problems of borders and rape

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Sasha, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    The most recent increase of border jingoism and rape in India intimates the political establishment of patriarchy that extends from a certain global coloniality of power. The important thing to do is not simply compare borders with rape, but to recognize how borders can be and are used in the power struggle of bio-politics....

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    Talkin’ Nike’s Special Tax Deal on KBOO

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    From January 7, 2013. LISTEN TO FULL BROADCAST HERE:   http://kboo.fm/node/52853   Air date:  Mon, 01/07/2013 – 8:00am – 9:00amNicholas Caleb says that “despite Oregon’s progressive reputation, the last few months have shown that we are on the verge of becoming a state where large corporations can simply invent a crisis (or just invoke the word “JOBS” in...

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    The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred (Course Proposal)

    by  • January 10, 2013 • Nicholas, Right to the City / Free School, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    UPDATE: the first meeting will be at the Community Supported Everything space on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:45 PM. CSE is located at 1626 NE Alberta St. in Portland. ————————————————————————- Initial Thoughts: the following is a rough proposal for a 16-20 week course I’m calling “The Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred.” Though the...

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    Kneel Before the “Job Creators”… Or Stand for Something Better

    by  • January 2, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Photo Credit to Tommy Murray

    Photo Credit to Tommy Murray Nike’s recent coup d’état to secure itself a virtual exception from paying anything close to a reasonable tax rate for up to 30 years on large scale developments — no matter what fiscal conditions emerge in the future — marks a significant departure from the way big money usually...

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