Oregon Teachers Are Walking Out, Forcing 600 Schools To Close

By Holly Yan, Cnn.com -

Tens of thousands of frustrated teachers were airing their grievances at protests across the state Wednesday. But unlike with other teacher walkouts, these educators aren't fighting for higher [...]

King County Poised To Lock Out Fossil Fuels

By Eric de Place and Ahren Stroming, Sightline.org -

King County is poised to join the ranks of Northwest communities that are locking out coal, oil, and gas developments. Later this month, County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove will introduce [...]

Oregon Again A Battlefield For Fracked Gas Pipeline And Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

By Simon Davis-Cohen, Desmogblog.com -

When the incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown defeated Republican Knute Buehler in a contentious race for Oregon’s governorship, many in the state’s climate movement let out a momentary sigh [...]

How Tre Arrow Became America’s Most Wanted Environmental “Terrorist”

By Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank, Counterpunch.org -

That Tre Arrow, a tree-hugging vegan who espouses non-violence and lives by the airy and nebulous philosophy of Gaia, would top the FBI’s Most Wanted list, only reaffirms the notion that the [...]

Homeless America

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

PORTLAND, Ore.—It is 8 a.m. I am in the small offices of Street Roots, a weekly newspaper that prints 10,000 copies per edition. Those who sell the newspaper on the streets—all of them victims of [...]

Activists Have A New Strategy To Block Gas Pipelines: State’s Rights

By Jeff Brady, Npr.org -

Environmental activists are using a new strategy to block construction of oil and gas pipelines. It already has worked in New York where construction on the Constitution Pipeline has stalled. Now [...]

Burgerville Fight Revives The Wobblies, A Radical Union From Oregon’s Industrial Past

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, Oregonlive.com -

The Wobblies emerged more than a century ago, a revolutionary, anti-capitalist union that shook up the nation’s industrialists, including Oregon’s timber barons. Their political descendants no [...]

Meet The Oregon Middle Schoolers Fighting For Net Neutrality

By Melanie Ehrenkranz, Gizmodo.com -

Luca, a 12-year-old student at Mt. Tabor Middle School in Portland, Oregon, first learned about net neutrality through an Instagram post. “Before it was repealed, I was just trying to tell people [...]

Protesters Disrupt Board Meeting, Demand Governor Oppose Jordan Cove LNG Project

By Southern Oregon Rising Tide, Earthfirstjournal.org -

Salem, OR: On Tuesday morning activists with Southern Oregon Rising Tide disrupted the State Lands Board meeting, demanding Governor Brown take action to oppose the Jordan Cove Energy Project. A [...]

Oregon Ecosystem Files Lawsuit To Defend Its Rights

By Dahr Jamail, www.truth-out.org -

By Dahr Jamail for Truthout - On July 24, the Siletz River Ecosystem (SRE) in Northwestern Oregon took legal action to protect itself. Becoming the third US ecosystem to do so, the SRE took this [...]

Salem Protesters Rally Against Pacific Connector Pipeline

By Lisa Balick, www.koin.com -

By Lisa Balick for KOIN 6 News - SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Oregon State Lands building Monday afternoon to demand Gov. Kate Brown stop a pipeline project for [...]

Rural Oregon Deserves Better Than The Bundys

By Jessica, www.telesurtv.net -

By Jessica for ROP - Many of us across Oregon are reeling after the acquittal of the Bundys and some of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers. How can seven people who orchestrated a [...]

Oregon Officials Want Hold On Oil Trains After Fiery Derailment

By Staff, www.AP.org -

By Staff of Associated Press - PORTLAND, Ore. — The fiery derailment of an oil train in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge has state transportation officials asking for a halt to the massive trains [...]

Oregon Oil Train Explosion Fuels Growing Opposition Movement

By Sarah Gilman, www.hcn.org -

By Sarah Gilman for High Country News - Tucked against the steep forests and cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge on Oregon’s northern border, the town of Mosier is a modest collection of wooden [...]

Oil Train Derails Near Mosier In Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge

By Tony Hernandez, www.oregonlive.com -

By Tony Hernandez for The Oregonian - A multi-car oil train derailment Friday in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier sent up a massive plume of black smoke and stoked long-standing fears about [...]

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