• Archive for January, 2013

    Periodic Coal Export Update #2

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

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    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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    Terminal Street Art: the CRC

    by  • January 29, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Michel, Rebel Cities • 0 Comments

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    Clusterfuck freeways don’t deserve artwork this lush, but thanks to Mismanaging Perception’s own Michel Losier, you’ll soon be able to send a postcard with this design to your state representative telling them to vote NO to funding the Columbia River Crossing freeway expansion.  We don’t need more 1950′s highway projects that will increase our...

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    As the CRC approaches, it’s time to ask ourselves, WWJJD?

    by  • January 28, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    This article was originally published on Blue Oregon.  “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ~ Jane Jacobs It was recently reported that the highly controversial 12 lane Columbia River Crossing freeway expansion has finally received an overhaul of sorts.  For years,...

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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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    IT’S THE FALSE DICHOTOMY, STUPID!

    by  • January 16, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, No Coal, The Shaming Room • 2 Comments

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    Ecological Intelligence and Economic Reinvention by Hart Noecker “In 1980, whale watching surpassed whaling as an industry. Now it’s worth about four times as much. Whale watching provides far, far more jobs to people than whaling ever did.” ~ Paul Watson The argument goes something like this: ‘We recognize that the planet is dying,...

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