• What is Portland? Response #4

    by  • January 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    Submitted by Roger David Hardesty Mr. Walsh Goes to City Council What is Portland? For containing more than half of a state’s population, the Portland metropolitan area plays an outsized role in national affairs. Portland is sometimes portrayed as a big, ‘small’ town (referencing Pioneer Square as the city’s ‘living room’). Local activists have...

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    Salem CRC Hearing Liveblog: Round 2

    by  • January 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. ••• Due to technical...

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    What is Portland? Response #3

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Lauriel-Arwen Amoroso What is Portland? A Poem Portland is cherry blossoms during a warm snap in February That brings everyone out of their homes To revel in what is quickly described as an “unseasonal event” Even though it happens every year  - Portland is a love of place but with a disconnect...

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    What is Portland? Response #2

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Erik Littlefeather The Winning Ticket I’m out walking the dog on a weekend afternoon in early January, Portland. I usually look up and down the sidewalks of Alphabet City and spy various people in various modes of going about their daily business, and there’s a young man walking past who asks if...

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    Like A Woman Needs A Bicycle

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 10 Comments

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    Guest post: Meg Brennan is the most kindred of souls. She lives with a cat named Scout and a rabbit named Walter. If you grow close to her, expect to be showered in whiskey and cupcakes. ••I didn’t know I was going to name the bike Barbara Gordon, or if I was really going to like...

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    What is Portland? Response #1

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    Submitted by Mark Alter When we moved here in 1970 from Chicago, it was not long after the police riots there in response to the anti-war protests at the Democratic Convention in August, 1968, and Portland certainly seemed to be a place of peace and quiet after witnessing tanks in the streets. (There were...

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    Call for Essays: What is Portland?

    by  • January 5, 2014 • 6 Comments

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    To begin the new year, Mismanaging Perception is issuing a call for essays to answer the question “What is Portland?” This call is primarily motivated by sense of disenchantment that has been communicated to me in different forms by many people in my social circles.  I suspect that this disenchantment is due to a...

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    Solidarity against Gentrification: Turn off the Internet!

    by  • January 3, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    by Sasha The Security of the City On January 1, an anti-gentrification rally took to the streets of the Mission District to protest gentrification. The rally chanted anti-capitalist slogans and carried banners praising the Zapatistas. Much of the demonstration was aimed against increased police presence, as well as rising evictions, which many see as resulting from...

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    The Darkest Hour: Blockade Halts Megaload at Port of Umatilla

    by  • December 2, 2013 • 3 Comments

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    Sustained and Escalating Action at Megaload Blockade By Sasha On Sunday night, fifty activists with Rising Tide and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes held together through the cold to stop a megaload from embarking on its treacherous path. It would prove to be only the beginning. Weighing in at 450 short...

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    The Modern Culture Industry and the New Media Disposition

    by  • November 24, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    By Sasha While consuming a large cup of coffee with comrades at Green Bean in The Peoples Republic of East Portland, I nosed around a sea of newspapers. The New York Times, The Willie Week, The Mercury, (theoretically) The Intelligencer. Allow me to make some preliminary observations before I begin the analysis. First of...

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