• Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

    “Austerity is Insane”

    by  • April 12, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland • 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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    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

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

    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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    Rep. Blumenauer: Say No to Transcanada & the Portland Business Alliance

    by  • March 22, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 3 Comments

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    Representative Blumenauer, I stopped by your office yesterday to request, as a constituent, that you withdraw from the March 27th Portland Business Alliance members only luncheon, which is sponsored in part by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline project which aims to transport oil from the Alberta Tar...

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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

    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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    Tar Sands Blockade Solidarity — Call for Submissions

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

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    In order to support our brothers and sisters fighting the good fight by blockading the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Mismanaging Perception is making a call out for articles to highlight climate profiteers in Portland and greater Cascadia. Although the Tar Sands Blockade is aimed at stopping Keystone XL, there are a number...

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    If You Gaze For Long Into the CRC…

    by  • March 1, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Nicholas, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    Last night, at the Waypost, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters held a forum called “Engaging priorities and engaging pints” to “break down the Oregon Conservation Networks priorities and other important issues in the 2013 legislature.”  It was a pretty standard affair with lots of policy talk except for two events that stood out....

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    ESCO Steel — A legacy worth celebrating?

    by  • February 16, 2013 • Rebel Portland, Stephyn, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    ESCO steel reported $849 million in global sales in 2010. This was enough to earn them lavish praise from local business journalist Richard Read, who suggests that companies like ESCO form an under-appreciated but decidedly manly backbone for Portland’s “weird” economy. One of ESCO’s plants is actually five blocks from Chapman elementary in Northwest...

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    An Open Letter to Steve Novick: You Kant Be Serious.

    by  • August 20, 2012 • Nicholas, No Coal, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This Letter Originally Appeared at Blueoregon.com   Almost-Councilperson Novick, I saw your coal article while checking my email on a camping trip in the Olympic National Forest. It made me spit my coffee out all over the campfire. I couldn’t wait to get back to Portland to write a response. So, let me get this straight....

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