• Posts Tagged ‘NIKE’

    The PSU Foundation Board: Fossil Fuels, Wall Street, and a McDonald’s Analogy.

    by  • August 1, 2013 • Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This post was originally published on Rebel Metropolis. With the exception of a copy-and-paste press release in the Oregonian, the appointment of eight new members to the Portland State University Foundation’s Board of Trustees elicited zero press coverage last month. One might expect such appointments at our state’s largest educational institution ought to warrant...

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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


    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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    Earth Day Cycling Tour: Photographic Review

    by  • April 23, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    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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    “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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    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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