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Citizens Demand Their Government Stand Up To Coal

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September 6, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw A boisterous crowd of over 100 people descended on the Northwest Headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers on August 28 to demand an environmental and public health impact study for all four possible export coal terminal sites, as well as planned routes for the trains and barges...
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Community Continues to Speak Out Against Coal Trains

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August 27, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw The Lombard Overpass of the railroad cut that bisects St. John’s – from the Willamette River to the Columbia Slough – was the site of an August 18 demonstration, with over 75 activists protesting and educating people about the proposed transportation of coal through Oregon and Washington. With...
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Whither Blows Change? Community Forum on Climate Justice

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July 20, 2012
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Story and photos Pete Shaw Three years ago I was in Haarlem, Netherlands, watching a televised debate on climate change. For a few moments I felt I had bent my balance: something was bothering me, but I could not figure out what it was. And then I realized that the debate was not about...
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Labor, Environmentalists Come Together To Build On Common Ground

June 27, 2012
Jeremy Hays, Jana Gastellum, and Ben Nelson at the labor and environmental workshop.  Photo by Pete.

By Pete Shaw Labor unions and environmentalists have sometimes been at each other’s throats. A workshop on jobs and the climate held June 20 at Musician’s Union Hall in Northeast Portland was about building common ground and strategies for the two groups to work together for some shared goals, as they did when their...
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Dear Cascadia: A Letter from the Great Beyond

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May 16, 2012
Dear Cascadia: A Letter from the Great Beyond

By Little Bear This is a follow-up to May 6th’s piece titled “RIP Ernest Callenbach, Good Morning Cascadia”. This letter was originally published in TomDispatch. Ernest Callenbach, author of “Ecotopia”, dreamt of a liberated and sustainable Pacific Northwest. He called it Ecotopia. We call it Cascadia. Epistle to the Ecotopians By Ernest Callenbach [This...
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How Far Would You Go, Eileen Brady? An Open Letter

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May 10, 2012
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By Stephen Quirke Updated 5/12/12: with edits by the author. Hey Eileen, it’s Stephen. We spoke a few weeks ago on Earth Day. I’m writing to you because, to my great surprise, you recently brought me up at a mayoral debate on KGW TV (see the linked video at the 18:18 mark). A moderator...
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Video: Anti-Nuclear Advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott At Occupy Hanford, Part 2 of 2

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April 22, 2012

Occupy Portland held a rally against the Hanford Nuclear Site on April 15, at John Dam Park in downtown Richland, Washington.  This video is the second of two parts and features the keynote speech by well-known anti-nuclear advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott, as well as an interview Occupy Portland Media did with Dr. Caldicott right after the speech.  The first part ran yesterday.

Video: Anti-Nuclear Advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott At Occupy Hanford, Part 1 of 2

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April 21, 2012

Occupy Portland held a rally against the Hanford Nuclear Site on April 15, at John Dam Park in downtown Richland, Washington.  This video is the first of two parts and features the keynote speech by well-known anti-nuclear advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott.  We’ll run the other part tomorrow.

Toxic Derivatives: Get On the Bus to Hanford

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April 11, 2012
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Get On the Bus to Hanford: Your Life Could Depend On It by Rochelle Toxic derivatives and assets. We’re not talking about the freakish financial devices cooked up by crooked banksters. This stew is far more lethal and it’s going to be wreaking havoc on the planet long after Bank of America lies on the...
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Hanford: North America’s Fukushima

February 23, 2012
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by Miriam German The Occupy Portland rally, Hanford: North America’s Fukushima, came about from a simple request from an Occupier originally from Tri-Cities. My friend called me one night to ask if we could do something about the Hanford Nuclear Waste Site. Anything. She called me because as well as being a musician, I’ve...
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