Tod Sloan reads from the introduction to Chris Dixon's Another Politics, a book assessing the trends among grassroots groups on the anti-authoritarian left, based on interviews with over 200 North American activists.
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Joe Clement interviews an organizer with The Portland Solidarity Network about their work and a recent tenant-led campaign against Fox Property Management. They discuss some of the barriers to conventional legal recourse faced by low-income renters and the frightening power of no-cause evictions. In the end, Joe connects their conversation to the work of the Portland Renters Assembly.
Bill Resnick talks with Michael Armstrong, who leads the Sustainability section of the Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The Bureau just released a draft of the 2015 Portland/Multnomah County Climate Action Plan. Armstrong talks about what he would do if he had unlimited money and power to save the planet.
Photo Credit: Portland State University
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Senator Ron wyden is central to the vote on The TransPacific Partnership. We are his constituents. We put him in office to represent our interests. He can stop Fast Track...
But only if you call in your opposition.
Sen. Ron Wyden 202-224-5244
The TPP is way more than a trade deal: It will gives global corporations an international tribunal of private attorneys, outside any nation's legal system, who can order compensation for any "unjust expropriation" of foreign assets.
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Around a hundred protesters gathered this morning at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland to call on state officials to stop Nestle from opening a bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. This past week, The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applied to transfer its water rights to Cascade Locks.
This paves the way for Nestle to move forward with its plan to open a bottling plant in the city of cascade locks. KBOO’s Paul Roland and Jenka Soderberg were there, and bring us this report from the protest 14:22 minutes (13.16 MB)
Top Congressional legislators reached a deal earlier today to introduce fast-track legislation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress.
As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Panel, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was crucial in reaching an agreement between Republicans and Democrats drafting the legislation.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the world’s largest free trade agreement, involving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, and seven other Pacific-rim countries.
It is heavily opposed by environmental groups, American labor unions such as the AFL-CIO, as well as human rights advocates.
The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO has staged multiple protests calling for lawmakers to reject the trade deal. 6:44 minutes (6.16 MB)