• Columbia River Crossing

    Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing

    by  • January 12, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 2 Comments

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    In the last two years I’ve written over 20 articles breaking down why the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion isn’t just failed transportation policy, but why it’s an outright nightmare totally out of line with the values our community champions.  From historical precedent, to strange-bedfellow political opposition, to austerity, to the growing climate crisis, to Charlie...

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    Salem CRC Hearing Liveblog: Round 2

    by  • January 10, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment

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    Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. ••• Due to technical...

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    Columbia River Crossing Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them

    by  • November 5, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment

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    This piece was originally published on Rebel Metropolis. Okay, I’m gonna try to keep this one short. After dancing on the grave of the CRC this summer, I’ve largely refrained from dragging myself through the nauseating task of tapping fingers to keyboard yet again over this $4 to $10 billion dollar mistake that just...

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    ‘Operation CRC’ Needs You!

    by  • September 19, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This last week has seen a blitz of Columbia River Crossing updates. We learned the now dead freeway expansion and light rail project will likely see an attempted reanimation via a special legislative session originally focused on tax increases and gutting public employee pensions. We learned that the Oregon-only plan being shoved forward will sink...

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    When Is it Okay to Say ‘Fuck Charlie Hales’?

    by  • August 15, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 7 Comments

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    Listening to Portland, OR mayor Charlie Hales claim that police raids on homeless people are meant to punish “lawlessness” – hearing him respond to questions about expanding Dignity Village with quips like “it’s hard to find land”, it’s difficult to quell the revulsion one feels in their stomach. Listening to Hales being asked if...

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    The CRC: Another Dead Freeway

    by  • June 30, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 10 Comments

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    As I begin writing this, Saturday night, June 29th, 2013, news of the death of the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion has just been published. Just hours ago the Portland Tribune broke the story: CRC champion and Oregon governor John Kitzhaber had admitted defeat, declaring the decade long project that has already wasted $170 million...

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    VELOPROVO Launches, Car Culture Trembles.

    by  • April 1, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland • 4 Comments

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    Monday, April 1st, 2013 • Portland, Oregon Sunday saw the inaugural launch of a new league of tactical urbanists calling themselves VELOPROVO.  Expanded from the Dutch word for ‘provocateur’, the group has formed in response to big money interests pushing auto-centric infrastructure, and due to the  ineffectiveness of compromised “nonprofit” franchises who no longer...

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    Bicycle Brigade Raid On Portland’s Worst Polluters

    by  • March 18, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 18 Comments

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    March 18, 2013 • Portland, Oregon Today’s Tar Sands Blockade solidarity action consisted of some 60 cyclists touring the offices and headquarters of Portland’s worst polluters. While often lauded by the likes of the New York Times as being a bastion of sustainability and forward thinking green politics, Portland houses some of the most ecologically...

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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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