Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

By Rafi Schwartz, Money.good.is -

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly [...]

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 [...]

South Portland’s Tar Sands Ban Upheld In A ‘David vs. Goliath’ Pipeline Battle

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

A federal judge has ruled that the coastal city of South Portland, Maine, did not violate the U.S. Constitution when it passed an ordinance that blocked a local pipeline company from bringing tar [...]

From Occupation To Community: The Lessons From OccupyICE Portland

By Rob Reimetz, Counterpunch.org -

I remember visiting the the OccupyICEPDX encampment during its first week in Portland, Oregon in which activists successfully shut down the local I.C.E. Facility. I was able to have conversations [...]

Opposing Groups Clash In Downtown Portland Riot

By Jennifer Dowling and Staff, Koin.com -

Portland police called the gathering a riot after officers observed assaults and other criminal behavior during a Patriot Prayer march downtown on Saturday. They said failure to leave the area [...]

ICE Temporarily Shutters Portland Facility Due To ‘Occupy’ Protest

By Dirk VanderHart, Huffingtonpost.com.mx -

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Portland office temporarily shut its doors due to ongoing protests against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy which leads to [...]

Portland Protest Against New Military Ship

By Elise Herron, Wweek.com -

“Smash the U.S. war machine,” protesters chanted. But they didn't get very close to the boat. Activists from roughly 10 different local organizations gathered this morning to protest the naming [...]

Grassroots Movement Wins Millions In Fare Reductions For Portlanders

By Shawn Fleek, Inequality.org -

Policymakers often overlook the people they’re meant to serve. When people aren’t fairly treated or meaningfully involved in the decisions which impact them, it leads to environmental injustice. [...]

Court Upholds Portland’s Carbon Infrastructure Ban

By Natasha Geiling, Thinkprogress.org -

The Oregon Court of Appeals dealt one of the most progressive climate policies in the country a major victory on Thursday when it ruled that Portland’s fossil fuel infrastructure ban does not [...]

Police Put Hoods, Earmuffs On Protesters Detained By Portland ICE Facility

By Staff, www.seattletimes.com -

By Staff of The Associated Press - PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities handcuffed several Oregon protesters who tried to block a bus from taking immigrants to a Tacoma, Washington, detention center. [...]

Big Oil Overturns Portland’s Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban

By Nick Caleb, www.therealnews.com -

By Nick Caleb for The Real News Network - Sharmini Peries: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Back in December last year, we all hailed the city of [...]

Violence Erupts In Portland Amid Alt-Right, Anti-Fascist Rallies

By Andy Campbell and Lydia O’Connor, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Andy Campbell and Lydia O’Connor for Huffington Post - This city has been preparing for war for a week. PORTLAND, Ore. ― For days, Portland has served as ground zero for American hate, heroism [...]

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees To End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, www.truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of [...]

Portland Leads Way To Nationwide Divest From Dakota Pipeline And Private Prisons?

By Mike Ludwig, www.truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - Not long after returning home from the Dakota Access pipeline protests at Standing Rock, Oregon resident Ali Pullen was testifying before the Portland City Council [...]

Portland Is A Sustainable Utopia—How It Happened

By Yves Smith, www.nakedcapitalism.com -

By Yves Smith for Naked Capitalism - Yves here. We so often feature stories about what is wrong, because in our view, you need to have an accurate diagnosis before you can come up with solutions. [...]

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