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    Let My City Go!

    by  • November 6, 2014 • Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

    Letmypeoplego

    The election story in Oregon is about the Democratic gains in the state legislature, which ensure a solid majority and eliminates the Betsy Johnson “I’m against everything” roadblock to progressive legislation. Already, I’m intrigued by what I hear from the rumor mill regarding carbon taxes, background checks, and especially a potential repeal of the...

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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

    Photo Credit: Hart Noecker

    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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    Class #10 (4/17) The Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • April 17, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

    NWForest

    Class from last week:   This week we’ve got Alexander Baretich coming in to facilitate a conversation on bioregionalism. In preparation, we haven’t much (as I’ve dropped the ball), but skim over the following: A working definition A geographical area described in terms of its unique combination of plants, animals, geology, climate and water...

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    Class #9 (4/10) The Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

    School10

    This week, we’ve got Tracy as facilitator. Here’s her introduction: One of the things that struck me most about the Occupy encampments was the realization that “public space” in no way belongs to the public. That we continue to call it ‘public’ obscures the fact that it actually belongs to our cities’ Business Alliances...

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    Class # 8 (4/3) The Commons, the Public Domain and the Sacred

    by  • April 1, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School, Stephyn, Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    olympic national forest

    Part 1: Tree Huggers by Kathie Durbin, Chapter 1: The Glory Days of Logging (21-26) Chapter 2: Stopping the Juggernaut (26-33) Chapter 7 (scroll down): Loving a Place (72-77) + picture of Slade Gorton (not yet scanned) (Olympic National Forest) Part 2: The Battle of Bull Run — 1-5 Part 3: Public Assets, Private...

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    VIDEO RECAP & Next Readings – Class #5 (2/27) – The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

    Speech

    We were a little bit rascally last night because of the booze. Gotta respect stack a little bit more, but still some interesting conversation:   For 2/27, we’re going to start our look at the commons. Here are the readings: Regenerating the Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment in the Commons Renaissance part...

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    VIDEO RECAP & Next Readings – Class #4 (2/20) – The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

    This week we stuck with “The Sacred” and talked about relationships of/with things:   This week, we’ve got Max and Patrick facilitating and the following readings: (1) Joseph Campbell – The Hero With A Thousand Faces (Epilogue) (2) The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, and Poetic Terrorism by Hakim Bey (3) Peter Lamborn WIlson –...

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    VIDEO RECAP & Next Readings – Class #3 (2/13) – The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • February 17, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

    Video of the discussion, Part 1 (generally includes our planning for the course in the longer term): Part 2 (discussion over the readings): (see end of this post for the notes from the meeting).   Next Week’s Readings (Tori will facilitate): Chapters 1 &2 in Bennett, Jane. 2010. Vibrant matter: a political ecology of...

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    VIDEO RECAP & Next Steps – Class #2 (2/6) The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • February 6, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School, Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    This week’s discussion was very lively and, in my humble opinion, excellent. Here’s the video: YouTube Ustream For next week, we are going to hold off on introducing new material in order to do some housekeeping and also to address readings we haven’t yet had an opportunity to fully embrace. Per this development, Elizabeth...

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