from Southern Oregon Rising Tide
Over the holidays, Southern Oregon Rising Tide mailed festive postcards to several of their fracking foes with a special message: Bring the pipeline, expect resistance. Donning elf hats and tree-climbing apparel, SORT members scaled a snow laden doug fir tree that stands in the path of the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline near Ashland, OR.
Pipeline construction still awaits final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of State Lands, so trees on the 95-foot-wide, 232-mile-long pipeline easement are safe for now. But the message from the grassroots to the corporate world should be clear: this pipeline is a bad investment.
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Since October 23, an aging gas well that ruptured has been spewing enormous amounts of methane into the air at the northern end of the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. Like the 2010 BP oil "spill" and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, this is an unprecedented, out-of-control situation involving energy extraction or production facilities. 55:51 minutes (76.71 MB)
Alva Noë is the author of the new book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature. Alva works on the nature of mind and human experience. He is the author of Action in Perception; Out of Our Heads; and Varieties of Presence. The central idea of these books is that consciousness is not something that happens inside us, or to us. It is something we do. Dr. Noe received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1995 and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. He previously was a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 29:11 minutes (21.03 MB)
This audio was recorded by Caldera Youth at the "A Day In Paradise" series of events on Saturday October 24, 2015. Thanks to Beans, Little Hawk, the interviewees, and all Caldera helpers.
Edited and produced by Erin Yanke.
Fallen Fruit creates art installations in cities around the world, featuring a fruit specific to each project place–for Portland, that fruit is the apple. Using the apple as metaphor, Fallen Fruit of Portland will explore concepts of place and history in the context of complexities unique to Portland.
Joe Clement reads an opinion piece from December 23rd's Portland Observer by Lew Church of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United, that suggests a city-wide rent strike is worth considering.