• Posts Tagged ‘austerity’

    From Resilience to #Blockupy and Back Again

    by  • June 26, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    At the beginning of June, I found myself in Germany. The formal purpose of the trip was to attend a congress in Bonn called Resilient Cities, which, since 2010, annually brings together a wide swath of important people — city officials, academics, members of state & international regulatory and financing apparatuses, non-profits, non-governmental organizations,...

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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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    “Austerity is Insane”

    by  • April 12, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland • 1 Comment


    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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    Charlie Hales: CRC Lobbyist

    by  • February 5, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, No Coal, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This article was originally published on Blue Oregon. Another week, another 180° change of policy coming out of the mayors office.  Like many Portlanders who supported Charlie Hales’ opponent in the election, I committed to giving Charlie the benefit of the doubt as he took office.  I was even excited when reports that his...

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    Talkin’ Nike’s Special Tax Deal on KBOO

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    From January 7, 2013. LISTEN TO FULL BROADCAST HERE:   http://kboo.fm/node/52853   Air date:  Mon, 01/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00amNicholas Caleb says that “despite Oregon’s progressive reputation, the last few months have shown that we are on the verge of becoming a state where large corporations can simply invent a crisis (or just invoke the word “JOBS” in...

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    A Bridge to Austerity: The CRC

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    This article was originally published on Blue Oregon. Funding the mega-freeway will destroy livable street budgets. by Hart Noecker “It is an utter monstrosity…a horrible, awful, dark, miserable place.” ~ Robert Campbell, architecture critic, describing the proposed Hayden Island interchange of the CRC The colossal Columbia River Crossing mega-project is far more than a new bridge...

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    Kneel Before the “Job Creators”… Or Stand for Something Better

    by  • January 2, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Photo Credit to Tommy Murray

    Photo Credit to Tommy Murray Nike’s recent coup d’état to secure itself a virtual exception from paying anything close to a reasonable tax rate for up to 30 years on large scale developments — no matter what fiscal conditions emerge in the future — marks a significant departure from the way big money usually...

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    Columbia River Crossroads

    by  • December 28, 2012 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities • 7 Comments

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    COLUMBIA RIVER CROSSROADS Can Progressive Eco-Warriors and Conservative Budget-Hawks Combine Forces to Stop the ’Build-Baby-Build’ Democrats? ——————- by Hart Noecker Ever have one of those nightmares you awake from gasping for breathe, pouring sweat, heart racing – only to look around and realize you haven’t woken at all, that the nightmare is still surrounding you, terrifying you,...

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