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    Le Tour de Gentrification: My First Pedalpalooza Experience

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Guest, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Jason Merritt Gentrification. That was the theme of Le Tour de Gentrification, a Pedalpalooza bike tour of areas affected by gentrification led by lawyer and former city council candidate Nicholas Caleb and Rebel Metropolis writer/editor Hart Noecker. Arriving at Col. Sumner’s Park early Monday evening, about 100 people were already gathered for...

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    PRT Tug-o-War at the DEQ

    by  • April 28, 2014 • Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    Earlier today, as part of the Global Climate Convergence, activists with Portland Rising Tide staged a direct action in the lobby of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in protest of the agency’s complacency with corporate polluters poisoning the planet. From the action’s event page: “Join Portland Rising Tide and others Monday, April 28th...

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    Spring Bloom Justice Campaign

    by  • March 20, 2014 • Jonah, Nature's Trust, Portland Water Trust, Public Trust, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Water Wars • 0 Comments

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    via Jonah Majure, Chief Petitioner of the People’s Water Trust initiative campaign Today is the first day of Spring, but you’ve probably been noticing its approach for some time now. The buds are transforming into blossoms, your neighbors are out walking their dogs a little more, families are spending time together over games of basketball...

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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 • 2 Comments

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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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    An Opportunity for Real Change

    by  • November 2, 2013 • Guest, Nature's Trust, Portland Water Trust, Public Trust, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Water Wars • 0 Comments

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    This is a guest submission from Jonah Majure, Chief Petitioner in the Portland Water Trust initiative effort. The events leading up to the city-wide vote on whether or not to fluoridate our city’s water supply reconnected Portlanders with where our exceptional water comes from and how it is managed. Voters on both sides of...

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    ‘Scorched Earth Urbanism’ and other Quasi-Satirical Street Vocabularies

    by  • October 7, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    This article originally appeared on RebelMetropolis.org. When defining a new term, or redefining a marginalized term, it helps to define its converse. The word ‘sustainable’ has become such a meaningless marketing brand. If we’re going to take this one back from the PR firms we’ll need to draw a few lines. The opposite of...

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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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