• Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

    ‘Operation CRC’ Needs You!

    by  • September 19, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This last week has seen a blitz of Columbia River Crossing updates. We learned the now dead freeway expansion and light rail project will likely see an attempted reanimation via a special legislative session originally focused on tax increases and gutting public employee pensions. We learned that the Oregon-only plan being shoved forward will sink...

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    The Rights of Cities

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Austerity, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    This article was originally published on Rebel Metropolis. Editors note: This is my first piece for Rebel Metropolis, a new writing endeavor of mine that will chronicle the ongoing struggles of people to protect urban space and wilderness, the current bicycle resurgence against capitalist car culture, and the Right to the City movement.  I look...

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    The Fight Against Fluoridation: Epilogue

    by  • June 2, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments

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    It’s been almost two weeks since Portland voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan to add fluorosisilic acid to Bull Run tap water.  Outspent 3 to 1 and facing fluoride lobbyists, high-paid consultants, and king-maker campaign operators, a loose-knit posse of citizen activists banded together to help Clean Water Portland overcome ‘Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland’ by...

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    Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

    by  • May 24, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 14 Comments

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    If you worked on the ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Portland‘ campaign promoting fluoridation of Portland’s legendary Bull Run fresh water, you’re probably not having the best week.  You’re probably thinking, “I don’t understand, HOW could we have lost by 21 percent with the campaign manager/consultant duo of Evyn Mitchell and Mark Wiener that crafted platinum...

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    Consenting to Clean Water

    by  • May 10, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 5 Comments

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    By now you’ve likely received your special election ballot in the mail, and if you’ve been focused on the issue of adding fluorosilicic acid, (aka fluoride) into our drinking water, you’ve likely already voted and mailed your ballot.  If you’re one of the thousands of Portlanders who haven’t yet voted and are undecided, well,...

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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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    “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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