• Posts Tagged ‘Direct Action’

    Portland to DEQ: “NO COAL”

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

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    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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    From Resilience to #Blockupy and Back Again

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

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    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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    Veloprovo: Flower Petals and Parklet Fun – Round One

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 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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    Earth Day Cycling Tour: Photographic Review

    by  • April 23, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 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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    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Stephen, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments

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    Two days ago I demonstrated outside the Portland Business Alliance in downtown Portland. There are lots of good reasons to demonstrate against the PBA, but on this occasion my friends had learned that Earl Blumenauer, an alleged “climate hawk” and ally in Congress, was attending a luncheon sponsored by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is...

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    Open Letter to ESCO Corporation

    by  • March 19, 2013 • Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This letter was delivered to ESCO Corporation as a part of March 18′s Tour of Portland’s Worst Polluters Ride – Tar Sands Edition: TO:           Calvin Collins, Corporate Officers, and ESCO Corporation Employees RE:           ESCO’s Legacy and Place in the Community DATE:      March 18, 2013 ESCO, we’ve come to...

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    Brand Portland — The Greenwashing Machine

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    I still live in Portland because of a vision that our unique culture could be animated into a real political force for an equitable and sustainable future. Despite my optimism, I couldn’t help but laugh when I found out that Portland is going to be highlighted as a model of urban sustainability for World Environment...

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