• Archive for March, 2013

    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Stephyn, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments

    Two days ago I demonstrated outside the Portland Business Alliance in downtown Portland. There are lots of good reasons to demonstrate against the PBA, but on this occasion my friends had learned that Earl Blumenauer, an alleged “climate hawk” and ally in Congress, was attending a luncheon sponsored by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is...

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    Rep. Blumenauer: Say No to Transcanada & the Portland Business Alliance

    by  • March 22, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 3 Comments

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    Representative Blumenauer, I stopped by your office yesterday to request, as a constituent, that you withdraw from the March 27th Portland Business Alliance members only luncheon, which is sponsored in part by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline project which aims to transport oil from the Alberta Tar...

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    Open Letter to ESCO Corporation

    by  • March 19, 2013 • Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    This letter was delivered to ESCO Corporation as a part of March 18’s Tour of Portland’s Worst Polluters Ride – Tar Sands Edition: TO:           Calvin Collins, Corporate Officers, and ESCO Corporation Employees RE:           ESCO’s Legacy and Place in the Community DATE:      March 18, 2013 ESCO, we’ve come to...

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    Brand Portland — The Greenwashing Machine

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    I still live in Portland because of a vision that our unique culture could be animated into a real political force for an equitable and sustainable future. Despite my optimism, I couldn’t help but laugh when I found out that Portland is going to be highlighted as a model of urban sustainability for World Environment...

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    Tar Sands Blockade Solidarity — Call for Submissions

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    In order to support our brothers and sisters fighting the good fight by blockading the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Mismanaging Perception is making a call out for articles to highlight climate profiteers in Portland and greater Cascadia. Although the Tar Sands Blockade is aimed at stopping Keystone XL, there are a number...

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    The Politics of Instagram: War, Apartheid, and Aesthetics

    by  • March 4, 2013 • Sasha • 0 Comments

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      The Dictator is a Hipster! Today, there is an interesting Guardian report on the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has just opened a new twitter account. He bemoans the problem that “if, for people, Instagram is just entertainment, for me it’s an additional burden.” Already we have the dictatorial language of ennui: “everyone...

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    If You Gaze For Long Into the CRC…

    by  • March 1, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Nicholas, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    Last night, at the Waypost, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters held a forum called “Engaging priorities and engaging pints” to “break down the Oregon Conservation Networks priorities and other important issues in the 2013 legislature.”  It was a pretty standard affair with lots of policy talk except for two events that stood out....

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