Category: Elona Trogub

Pussy Rioters on Bike Swarm Portland in Solidarity

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By Elona Trogub Three members of Pussy Riot, the anonymous feminist group that’s half performance art, half punk band, have been found guilty of hooliganism, motivated by religious hatred. Now Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30 will spend two years in a medium security prison for their ‘crime’–a one minute performance…

Fluoridation VS. A Junk Food Tax

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By elona trogub In this twisted world of ours, the solutions that most often move forward are those that end up creating a whole new set of problems. Dr. Robert Kehoe, the scientist who convinced the world that the use of leaded gasoline was safe (which has since been phased out of use due to…

Cascadians Drop Banner During Obama Fundraising Visit

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by John Williams Barack Obama has failed to halt any wars and has greatly expanded presidential power, despite promises to carry out different policies than his predecessor George W. Bush. At noon today, several members of the Cascadia Now! Movement gathered across from Obama’s Portland fundraiser event and dropped a large banner depicting a Sasquatch…

Cascadia: Is There Hope?

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By Elona Trogub The Cascadian flag attached to my bicycle looks like a big blue, white, and green jib as I join about one hundred others in the kick-off to Pedalpalooza on June 7. I fly the Cascadia flag from my bicycle because it gives me hope. Instead of telling people that I live in…

Let’s Take Uncle Sam and Uncle Scrooge off Life-Support (Us)

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By Elona Trogub Capitalists are great at making money but they’re terrible at predicting the future. All those dollar signs get in the way of seriously looking at the long-term consequences of their actions. Our government is run by and for capitalists. That’s why the U.S. spends half of the global total on militarization. Capitalism…

Surprise! Occupy Portland Celebrates Manning, Shuts Down Recruiters

by Pete Shaw, K. Kendall, and Elona Trogub The US government considers Army private first class Bradley Manning a threat. Such a threat, in fact, that he was held in military prison for over one and a half years–including 10 months in virtual solitary confinement–before being arraigned. Chanting “Free Bradley Manning!” and urging potential enlistees…