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    Climate Overflows and Blockades

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


    … 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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    Speaking Power to Truth: Brian Gard and Ambre Energy

    by  • September 13, 2012 • Michel, No Coal, The Shaming Room • 1 Comment


    In the debate about coal exports in the Pacific Northwest, we are subtly being reintroduced to a familiar Oregon quasi-political engine Brian Gard, who was formerly of the notorious ad agency Gard & Gerber. Now president of PR firm Gard Communications, he currently serves as one of the spokespersons for Ambre Energy’s Morrow-Pacific Project,...

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