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    The Leviathan Reaches the Pacific Northwest

    by  • August 8, 2014 • Sasha, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments


    Staving Off the Monster Oregon has a complicated history. Perhaps it is its distance from DC, or its proximity to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest that has defined its rugged and unpredictable history. It was a stronghold of “radically-led” unions—in particular the ILWU—but at the same time deeply segregated. Even the Portland longshore...

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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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    Portland to DEQ: “NO COAL”

    by  • July 11, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 4 Comments


    Rather than write my own account of the DEQ’s Coyote Island coal export terminal draft permit hearings, I’m going to embed my favorite videos of community members who spoke against the permits inside the hearings and at the People’s Hearing outside of the Oregon Convention Center. If you’re looking to be inspired and to...

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    Rudy Crew – Unabashed Neoliberal

    by  • May 19, 2013 • Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room, Tracy • 5 Comments

    Photo Credit MailTribune: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130125/NEWS07/130129981

    Recently, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer (CEO) Rudy Crew wrote an editorial in the Portland Tribune purportedly distancing his plans for education “reform” from the much-maligned standardized testing regime being foisted upon our youth. Here are some comments on his editorial I made in an email exchange that I’ve chosen to publish as a free standing...

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    Portland Public Schools Target Teachers

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Austerity, Guest, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Photo Credit: Nicole Dungca/The Oregonian

    By Portland Teacher (writing anonymously out of fear of reprisal) Just months after angry parents, students, and teachers forced Portland Public Schools (PPS) officials to back down from closing several neighborhood schools, PPS has found a new target: teachers. Negotiations between the school district and Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) began this month with...

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    Exxon After Arkansas: Greenwashing from Coast to Coast

    by  • April 17, 2013 • Sasha, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 1 Comment


    By Sasha Ross If you live in Oregon, you are familiar with the spectacle of greenwashing at the highest levels of political theater. As Portland gears up to host the UN’s World Environment Day, the international attention almost obscures the plans for multiple freeway expansions, a Nestle water bottling plant, huge timber sales (whispers...

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    Radical Accountability vs. Security Culture: An Unconditional Apology for My Racism

    by  • April 3, 2013 • Jess, The Shaming Room • 47 Comments

    What Happened This past weekend, Veloprovo had its inaugural ride. It was quite an awesome experience — a long, educational ride throughout the city, culminating with a radically positive direct action. Afterwards, we gathered for a celebratory beer, before heading our own respective ways. It was a positive, uplifting experience. Some of the people...

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