• Posts Tagged ‘NIKE’

    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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    “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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    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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    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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