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An interview with Mark Lakeman

Mark Lakeman with City Repair joins us on Air Cascadia, thursday morning 10 am ...a glypses of the 2014 Village Building Convergence

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Hey, Mugwumps! We Won't be 'Winked' Again....

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 10/30/2012

Curses! 'Hood'winked once again.  But it's not too late to score an end run around the Oregon Department of Forestry.  And Bark can show you the ropes...so to speak. For starters, the ZigZag District Ranger is Bill Westbrook.  Bill's number is 503-622-2001. 

And here's the Bark website:  www.bark-out.org/

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Stock Market to Storm Muck-it: Climate Occupies Wall Street...

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Mon, 10/29/2012

Ignition Ignation Ignotion...Now we know...

What it takes to shut  the shitaree down entirely.  Add 'Climate' to 'sex, religion and politics' as the top untalked about topic.  Neither presidential candidate mentioned it.  Even here at the bastion of Left Coast letters, I was criticized for asking a guest questions about climate change instead of questions about the economy.  Twenty-four hours later all the pundits, talking heads, intellectuals public and private were wondering why neither Romney nor Obama had mentioned the fact that virtually every physical system upon which our daily dose of weather depends is showing signs of irreversible changes .  Our most Byzantine algorithms are incapable of handling all the variables.  And in addition to defying prediction, Climate Change is unstoppable.  Even if the last automobile was parked forever and no fossil fuel saw the light of Ignition Day, even if agribusiness gave way to wilderness and even if birthrates plummeted,

 

Even If...

 

So Wall Street closed up shop as  Sheriff Sandy comes to town...Does this mean that the corporados have made their peace  (More likely made their piece) with "a higher being as they understand it"...or are they celebrating the official opening of Disaster Capitalism Season? Has Sandy blown into town, guns a-blazing, knocking the locks off the tech stocks and burning out the circuits of the last living system in the sky?

Last year at about this same time, Occupy Wall Street mobilized to shut down the markets. October 2012 as the Walls Came Down, between Humankind and the kind of inhuman weather that destroys the nation-state like since the Genghis Khan - and don't forget (That is, if you ever knew...) that the Khan reached the 'suburbs' of Vienna where he was stopped by a freakish fluke. So keep the Freak Flag flying, Keep your eye on the storm and your finger on the trigger because in the immortal words of Thales of Miletus: "The arrow is always coming because it never arrives." "Global Warming"? More like Global Warning...

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Co-Revolting: The Yes Men to Cascadians: 'Welcome Aboard; Watch Your Head'

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Tue, 10/23/2012

The Yes Men are Revolting - Are You?

Mike Bonano of 'Yes Men' infamy can talk about some things - but not about others...Is it possible that Portland, all of it: beer, bikes and coffee -  the whole shitaree -- is an elaborate hoax? If you can't find the money, punt and

“For the last four years we’ve worked with dozens of groups on infiltrations, impersonations, and mass actions to try to make a difference. Check out the video on this page for a little taste! After the part where we ask for your support, you’ll see a scene where we hold a press conference pretending to be from the US Chamber of Commerce (big-money lobbyists who spend hundreds of millions blocking and dismantling environment, labor, housing, and health laws). The press conference goes well, and the Chamber’s real PR guy even shows up—comedic vigilante justice at its best. Stay tuned to this page for more videos in coming weeks.”

“But as we continued pulling off actions like the one against the Chamber, the Obama years rolled by, and as money's chokehold on democracy got tighter, we got more frantic. We even took it out on each other, and our “band” almost split up. But then, a sequence of unbelievable global uprisings, from Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street, got us excited about the idea of a global revolution–and we began to realize that we can do it too.”

follow the business cards. www.kickstarter.com/projects/1194236337/the-yes-men-are-revolting

 

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Votes: It's not the Quantity...It's the Quality...

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Mon, 10/22/2012

    Rob Richie is executive director of FairVote, which has just released a pair of reports on "the roots of lack of competition in congressional races and a roadmap for reform."

* "Monopoly Politics 2012": "Provides insight into the root cause of the lack of competition in House races and the decline of the center in Congress. This root cause is not any dramatic shifts in district partisanship, but rather the combination of winner-take-all voting rules and reduced ticket-splitting by voters. The overwhelming majority of districts are won by the party that has a partisan edge in those districts -- far more than in recent decades."

 * "Fair Voting 2012": Provides a map for each state with current partisan districting and FairVotes proposals to increase voter choice by creating competitive, more representative districts, including by using proportional representation. http://www.fairvotingUs.com

     FairVote also has reform proposals to avoid "vote-splitting" when third party candidates run. Richie pointed to the "U.S. Senate race in Maine -- where there is growing pressure on the Democrat to drop out to avoid splitting the vote of the frontrunner, independent Angus King, as well as reactions to the presidential campaigns of Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson. These highlight the need for instant runoff voting  where people get to rate candidates 1, 2, 3 rather than vote for their 'lesser evil.'

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Campaign Climate: It's Getting Hot In Here...

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Wed, 10/17/2012

The Tar Sands Blockade

As of this past Monday, the Texas tar sands tree-sit  hits Week Four and makes Texas history as the state’s longest aerial action.

More than 50 blockaders tried to re-enter the site with supplies for those aloft;  several broke through police lines, while the rest of the blockaders rallied nearby.  In response,  TransCanada's hired private security to take up the slack in local police presence.  To quote the official press release,   who have formed a human barrier around the pipeline easement.   Two blockaders have locked themselves to construction equipment, and six blockaders have been arrested so far today.

Blockaders have been trying to negotiate with security hired by TransCanada to get food and water to activists occupying the trees in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline, to no avail. Now they are taking a stand together to get supplies to the activists occupying the tree-sit so they may maintain their standoff.

The activists were gathered at the location in Winnsboro after spending the weekend at a direct-action camp hosted by Tar Sands Blockade. Activists traveled from across the country and were trained in climbing, media relations, organizing and body blockade techniques.

And Word from  the Candidate Climate:

Daphne  Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and the co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network has this to say: "The Arctic is melting to record lows, extreme weather is increasing, grain reserves are at record lows threatening millions with hunger should there be another bad grain harvest next year, but there was NO mention of climate change in the presidential debates. It was just who could shout 'drill, baby, drill!' the loudest, with President Obama throwing in a token reference to solar and wind.


    "On the surface, the candidates appear to hold different positions on climate change: Obama has insisted that 'climate change is not a hoax,' while Romney has mocked the president’s promises 'to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.' Yet both candidates have made clear -- either in coded language or in outright support -- that they will allow the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada to the United States to proceed with little impediment, ignoring warnings from NASA’s top climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen, that if the Canadian tar sands are fully exploited, 'it is game over for Earth’s climate.'"

 

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'Vote by BlackMail': the Koch Bros Employees Job Squeeze

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Tue, 10/16/2012

Citizens United v. Citizens Untied from their jobs...

Puttingg the FEC in 'feckless', the Koch Brothers have really outdone themselves this time.  45 thousand Georgia Pacific employees - including 2,200 in Oregon - received packets endorsing Republican candidates.  But the infamous brothers went one step further: they implied that if the GP employees failed to vote the GOP ticket and get Romney elected, they stood a strong chance of losing their jobs.

And the Kochs mean business. Here's the critical link to Mike Elk's piece in In These Times:

inthesetimes.com/article/14017/koch_industries_sends_45000_employees_pro_romney_mailing/

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'The Great Game' 2.0 Reloaded: Sanction This!

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Mon, 10/15/2012

The Water Wars are Here…

 Actually, water wars have been part of the savage continuum that has left Cascadia on the brink of environmental collapse.  Of course Portland doesn’t see it through the urbasn haze. And few people are aware that the State is far from water rich.

So no surprise that Eastern Oregon's Umatilla and Morrow Counties  are finally paying the price for decades of reckless water use.

 Heavy irrigation dropped aquifers by up to 500 feet in a matter of decades, among the steepest declines worldwide.

Chinook and coho salmon runs in the Umatilla River were declared dead in 1926 and weren't restored until 1994. Designation of four "critical groundwater" areas in the basin reduced irrigation rights basin-wide by 67 percent.

Willamette Valley farming is easy on the environment compared to the heavy machinery deployed in  Umatilla and Morrow counties, .  But the two counties  ranked second and third statewide in 2011. Agriculture provides more than 14,000 direct and secondary jobs in the basin, and its growers and food processors annually ship products worth more than $1 billion  to domestic and international markets.

 Umatilla basin farmers  have been seeking additional water for more than 20 years. They believe technology and mitigation will allow them to increase their draw from the Columbia, even during spring and summer, without harm to endangered salmon.

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Wyden's Existential Race

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden isn't on the ballot this year and yet he is nearly as fixated on campaigns for Senate as candidates running in Montana or Virginia or Missouri or any of the other battlegrounds.

If Wyden and the other Democrats hold the majority in the Senate, Wyden is almost certain to chair the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

If President Barack Obama wins re-election and picks Sen. John Kerry to be the new Secretary of State (as many believe possible), Wyden could be the third-most senior member on the powerful Finance Committee.

Next to the race for President, the Senate races offer the most tension -- and are spending the most money.

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 Testifying against Israel's apartheid

This from Portland Indymedia: author: Gary Lapon and Daphna Thier

Gary Lapon and Daphna Thier report from New York City about the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and its two days of hearings into the crimes of the Israeli government.

 October 10, 2012

NEARLY 1,000 people gathered in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in lower Manhattan on October 6 and 7 to hear two days of testimony on the complicity of the U.S. government and the United Nations in Israel's past and present crimes against the Palestinian people.

 

The testimony took place before the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. Modeled on a tribunal to investigate U.S. war crimes in Vietnam organized by British philosopher Bertrand Russell, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine is an effort, embraced by renowned writers and thinkers, to expose the barbarism and oppression against Palestinians carried out by the Israeli government and its allies.

 A statement from the Tribunal [1] said that this session in New York City was the last of four that "[aimed] to bring attention to the complicity and responsibility of various national, international and corporate actors in the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the perpetuation of Israel's impunity under international law."

 The New York session focused particularly on the role of the UN and the U.S. in supporting or failing to prevent or punish Israel's crimes.

 Since it has no legal authority, the tribunal relies on its "members' prestige, professionalism and commitment to human rights." The jury for the New York session [2] included activists, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, legal professionals and scholars, and prominent intellectuals, ranging from Native Americans to African Americans born in the Jim Crow South, to people from South Africa and Northern Ireland.

 

The week before the New York session, it was announced that musician Roger Waters, best known as a member of Pink Floyd, had joined the jury. Waters said in an interview that he had joined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel a few years ago after he was contacted about canceling a concert planned for Tel Aviv. "It's an absolute tragedy that Palestinians have been thrown off land their families have been living on for thousands of years," Waters said.

 This tribunal session was held in the U.S. to call attention to the American government's role as key funder and enabler of Israel's crimes, but also to connect the struggle of the Palestinians with that of African Americans and Native Americans.

 Harry Belafonte, who attended the Saturday session, said the connection between civil rights for African Americans and justice for Palestinians is "a link that I've always recognized...In the midst of our struggles from the civil rights movement to the liberation of South Africa, we have found great synergy in our interests as oppressed people of color. Both benefitted from the presence of each other and we continue to experience the need for one another."

 Organizers of the tribunal aimed not only to shed further light on Israel's crimes, but to build connections between struggles against oppression across the globe and inspire others to act in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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Tap & Double Tap: Drones, Eavesdroppers, Words that Disappear before they are Spoken...

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Thu, 10/11/2012

The Missing Links:

www.bordc.org/

www.justforeignpolicy.org/

www.eff.org/

firedoglake.com/

www.gazaark.org/

www.codepink4peace.org/

 

 

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Romney's Hostile Takeover of America, Power 'Pointless' Presentation & the 2012 Erection

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Thu, 10/04/2012

Confenaca

causaoregon.blogspot.com/2012/10/pcun-and-oregon-afl-cio-to-host-evening.html

PCUN, Oregon's Farmworker Union and Oregon AFL-CIO proudly present an evening with the Dominican Farmworkers of CONFENACA, The National Confederation of the Farmworker of the Dominican Republic.

 Monday, October 8th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm   An Evening with Dominican Farmworkers of CONFENACA

AFL-CIO Oregon Labor Center    3645 SE 32nd Avenue     Portland, Oregon

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"sleep with one eye open..." 

 As the saying goes, "sleep with one eye open..."  Lane County commissioners are considering whether to back a rail pipeline through the Gorge, down the Willamette Valley to a massive terminal in Coos Bay geared up to ship  Wyoming coal to China, whereupon the fumes will be carried straight back to the West Coast.

A draft resolution acknowledges the controversy over possible health and environmental effects of coal but comes down on the side of the economic development benefits for Coos and Lane counties.

Commissioners could vote to approve the resolution, table it or hold further discussions on the matter.

Sid Vicious:

Commissioner Sid Leiken, the president of the county board, said he’s been looking into the issue for the past several months after a Port of Coos Bay official asked whether the board would support the project. Sid says feels our pain; he understands the concerns raised by people who oppose shipping coal from Wyoming to West Coast ports but has tried to take a broad view of the proposal.

He said the question goes beyond coal, as the Coos Bay facility also would be able to handle wood chips and other bulk commodities, and said the economic benefits would be substantial.

Environmental groups are mounting a strong challenge to the coal plans, and a number of state and local officials have come out in opposition.

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Seneca Jones Biomass Discovers Fire

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Mon, 10/01/2012

Baby It's Gold Outside...

 

It's raining money on Seneca CEOs down there in Eugene.  Even though every winter when cold  weather comes in and makes itself at home in Cascadia, sitting on our collective faces, so to speak, the State issues a warning: "Woodstove Warriors! Turn down the heat because your smoke is killing the rest of us."  So it's oficial; woodsmoke is harmful to human  lungs.  And yet Seneca Jones, Eugene's gift to the energy-go-round, Yet Seneca (Green!) Jones got $11 million dollars of taxpayers money to set up shop selling their version of a New! Advanced! Technology! Green! source of power.  And it's all based on rubbing two sticks together

(Something one learns in the Boy Scouts - but that's another story...innit?)

What's next for Seneca?  The invention of the wheel...

 

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Comments

membership means more

your threat of quitting your membership gives me two options for analysis:

1) you gave money to Theresa via KBOO.

2) if Theresa died tomorrow, you'd give up your membership.

my interpretation

1) that's cool, man.  you support community-based radio based solely on your dedication to one weekly half-hour show. that demonstrates that Theresa's voice represents/intrigues you (and many, many others); however you don't feel represented by any one of the other 500 people who volunteer their time and energy in the 24/7 endevour, and you don't value the input (and miraculous existence!) of the other 5-10,000 members and ten times as many listeners; neither do you support the KBOO mission of including as many underrepresented voices as possible on the air, with natural turnover, schedule changes and opportunities as new people arrive.  Membership gives you the power to affect the decision-making, which is why you gave money to Theresa via KBOO; and, by golly, you will do everything in your power to keep her on the air, and you want the KBOO website visitors to know how you feel when they read the comments.  You'd even like them to join you in your fight.

2) wow.

my opinion

Personally, Theresa's show is one of my  favourites and there are plenty of shows that I not only don't like or don't listen to, but also complain about out loud.  It's my radio station, and, like my family, I will not be quiet when they need to shape up or ship out.

writing inflammatory statements on the webpage will remain simply that: inflammatory statements with a reaction or two from trolls (see the 20 pages of Anonymous written about me because of the audio I submitted that Jenka edited), which, in the end, result in: NOTHING.  If you want to chat with others online, that's fine, but you should know that nothing said here is considered in the Committee meetings. It's just an informal public forum, not policy binding.

my advice

Instead of threatening us (volunteers, members, listeners and our very existence), why not use your valuable internet time to phrase it as, for example, a question to which one of us could easily respond:  "Have there been any changes to Theresa's show?  I noticed lately that it has been preemented or even cut.  It is my favourite show. [I fear Air Cascadia will take its place--not necessary but very telling that you chose Chris' page to write it--ed.]. "  You can copy the question to Theresa's email (though I know from experience she doesn't respond) and/or print it out and put it in her cubby hole at the station. And/or show up to the meetings.  And/or call Theresa during her show--she takes calls, you know.  Ask her if she'll train or mentor you to do the same kind of work she does.

p.s.  Air Cascadia basically is the AM News is Chris Andreae: i was engineering {i'm flattered that you liked it}and was very sad when it was cut--but that is the way of the station; we adhere and adapt to the ever-fluctuating needs of the larger community--but i watched, with great pleasure, as it morphed into Air Cascadia.  Though i adore Dennis Bernstein, 15 less minutes of his voice is no skin off my back. 

Highting!

Crystal

air cascadia

im a conservative right wing trucker and i think cris andrae is the greatest broadcaster on the radio. i try to listen when i dont need traffic reports.
her scathing commentary is the best. i would join kboo but i fear america will become too weak and barry will force me to find a green job soon . keep up the good work
michael j

The anchor news program

The anchor news program Democracy Now, conveiniently aired at 11 AM so that all could tune in was moved to 7 AM with a result that most if not all of the people who work nights won't be tuning in as they are still sleeping. Also missed the 40th anniversary bash as it was inconveinently held from 4 to 10 Pm, on a weekday, which would exclude anyone working swing from attending unless they took a day off. Why couldn't this have been held on a Saturday or Sunday?
Air Cascadia is a very rough and unpolished program that leaves me tuning to OPB or just turning it off.
The choppy, emergent voice of Cris Andreae is certainly a large part in that.
If it is true that Press Watch will be axed for this then it will be an easy decision to withhold future pledges from this listener.

What happened to Presswatch?

Is Air Cascadia taking over what Therisa has been doing? If so, I may give up my membership. First, the am news gets axed to accomodate Democracy Now, now is Presswatch going under the plow?

 

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