• Consenting to Clean Water

    by  • May 10, 2013 • 5 Comments

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    By now you’ve likely received your special election ballot in the mail, and if you’ve been focused on the issue of adding fluorosilicic acid, (aka fluoride) into our drinking water, you’ve likely already voted and mailed your ballot.  If you’re one of the thousands of Portlanders who haven’t yet voted and are undecided, well,...

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    Veloprovo: Flower Petals and Parklet Fun – Round One

    by  • May 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    On Tuesday, April 30th 2013, a semi rig hauling a massive trailer collided with the CL line streetcar on Martin Luthur King Jr. boulevard at Market street.  There were no injuries.  The massive truck was attempting a left-hand turn and swung wide across all four lanes of moving traffic before slamming into the streetcar, completely...

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    Commons/Sacred/Public Domain • Class #11

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    • The following three essays were written by local PDX bicycle writer Elly Blue.  Please be prepared to discuss the following articles at our next class. • ‘More and more of us have less and less money these days. Fortunately, there are a lot of things you don’t need money to do, and bicycling...

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    Marching Fourth for Clean Water In Portland

    by  • April 26, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    Friday, April 26 • Portland, Oregon Alberta Street saw upwards of 700 clean water lovers take to the streets Thursday in opposition to fluoridation chemicals being added to fresh Bull Run tap water.  The heated campaigns for and against fluoridation have been waging an all out war, though the pro-fluoride side has received far...

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    Earth Day Cycling Tour: Photographic Review

    by  • April 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    Earth Day, 2013 • Portland, Oregon In what has become an ongoing series of cycling tours aimed at shaming corporate polluters and exposing the greenwashing going on in our city, Monday, April 22nd, saw scores of activists gather in Holladay park for the Portland’s Worst Polluters Tour: Earth Day Edition. Like previously themed bike...

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    Exxon After Arkansas: Greenwashing from Coast to Coast

    by  • April 17, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    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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    Terrorists and Rainbows

    by  • April 17, 2013 • 2 Comments

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    Like with the Sandy Hook shootings this winter, I awoke late Monday morning to read headlines of massacred Americans.  Once again, out East, all hell had broken loose.  Somebody had bombed the world famous Boston Marathon at the finish line.  Two bombs.  Three dead.  Hundreds injured.  Dozens lost limbs, mostly legs, as the bombs...

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    “Austerity is Insane”

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    Last night, the City of Portland held budget hearings at Montgomery Park. Several hundred people attended; so many that testimony had to be limited to a minute. There was incredible energy in the room and impassioned testimony by community members highlighted the programs that will be severely impacted if cuts proceed as expected. One person in...

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