• Austerity

    From Resilience to #Blockupy and Back Again

    by  • June 26, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    At the beginning of June, I found myself in Germany. The formal purpose of the trip was to attend a congress in Bonn called Resilient Cities, which, since 2010, annually brings together a wide swath of important people — city officials, academics, members of state & international regulatory and financing apparatuses, non-profits, non-governmental organizations,...

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    Portland Public Schools Target Teachers

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Austerity, Guest, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Photo Credit: Nicole Dungca/The Oregonian

    By Portland Teacher (writing anonymously out of fear of reprisal) Just months after angry parents, students, and teachers forced Portland Public Schools (PPS) officials to back down from closing several neighborhood schools, PPS has found a new target: teachers. Negotiations between the school district and Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) began this month with...

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    “Austerity is Insane”

    by  • April 12, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland • 1 Comment

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    Last night, the City of Portland held budget hearings at Montgomery Park. Several hundred people attended; so many that testimony had to be limited to a minute. There was incredible energy in the room and impassioned testimony by community members highlighted the programs that will be severely impacted if cuts proceed as expected. One person in...

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    Truce: An End to the Car-Bike Wars

    by  • February 26, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Lisa Marie, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment

    Better options, better quality of life for everyone. It's time to work together.

    Article originally posted on BlueOregon.com They’re aggressive, sometimes dangerously so, and destroy our air quality, communities, and planet. They’re in the way, run stop signs, and ride without regard for others on the road. Regardless of which trench (or, god forbid, in the inhospitable in-between of No Man’s Land) you find yourself, you’re likely...

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    A Brighter Future for Oregon: Ending the CRC

    by  • February 15, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Lisa Marie, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

    This article was originally published by Blue Oregon. Childhood asthma. In the era of Swine Flu, pandemics, and entire shows dedicated to outrageous medical oddities (an amoeba in his BRAIN?!), the concept of asthma seems so blasé. But to the kids who deal with it on a daily basis, often bravely and without complaint,...

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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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    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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