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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, Stephen, Uncategorized • 4 Comments

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    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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    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Stephen, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments


    Two days ago I demonstrated outside the Portland Business Alliance in downtown Portland. There are lots of good reasons to demonstrate against the PBA, but on this occasion my friends had learned that Earl Blumenauer, an alleged “climate hawk” and ally in Congress, was attending a luncheon sponsored by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is...

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    ESCO Steel — A legacy worth celebrating?

    by  • February 16, 2013 • Rebel Portland, Stephen, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    ESCO steel reported $849 million in global sales in 2010. This was enough to earn them lavish praise from local business journalist Richard Read, who suggests that companies like ESCO form an under-appreciated but decidedly manly backbone for Portland’s “weird” economy. One of ESCO’s plants is actually five blocks from Chapman elementary in Northwest...

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    Remembering 9/11…

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Stephen, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Earlier today, a friend asked why it was that rich people with business experience were always treated like they were experts on everything, regardless of its relation to their business. How do we go from business experience in steel, software, or pharmaceuticals to expert advice on education, economics and international development? Frankly, I am...

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