• Call for Essays: What is Portland?

    by  • January 5, 2014 • 6 Comments

    Credit: PortlandMonthlyMag.com

    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


    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


    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


    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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    I drink, therefore I am: Portlanders and their water.

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    hood with flowers

    What is Portland? Is it more than houses, cars, and silly hats? For those of us who have fallen in love with Portland, the answer is yes: something about this place really is different – towering old growth forests to our east, sublime coastal beaches to our west, and flowing water everywhere in between....

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    Protect Portland’s Water for Generations to Come

    by  • November 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bull Run

    This is a guest submission from Marie Teasdale, law student at Lewis and Clark, and an author of the Portland Water Trust initiative. Here in Portland, we are lucky to enjoy an impressive array of natural endowments, from beautiful Forest Park to Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge to scenic Mount Hood. We have so many...

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    An Opportunity for Real Change

    by  • November 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bull Run

    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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    Transpecies Adaptation in Technologies of Domination vs. Technologies of Liberation

    by  • August 16, 2013 • 0 Comments


    This is a guest submission by Jonathan Brooks Superfluously represented from the annals of antiquity to live-stream channels of modernity, it hardly is a challenge to find instances where ‘technologies of domination’ fulfill the intention of their design, to effectuate oppressive control (over members of ours and other species) for a supposed benefit to...

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    Capitalism Sucks… All Your Time and Energy

    by  • August 15, 2013 • 4 Comments


    Note: I started work on this article two months ago, but I was too busy enjoying life to finish it until now. Work, as a moral imperative, seems to function a lot like the panopticon: you discipline yourself, unsure whether anyone else is watching. This makes a lot of sense if you accept, a...

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