The Ascendancy of Camp Cascadia

In protest of an EPA mandate to bury Portland’s historic water reservoirs, activists and organizers together with the neighbors of this city launched Camp Cascadia at the base of Mt. Tabor last Friday. After years of stagnation from City Hall in procuring a waiver to the plan know as ‘LT2’, the people of this community… Continue reading The Ascendancy of Camp Cascadia

Aqua Team Waiver Force!

A showdown is about to happen on Mt Tabor. Activists and neighborhood organizers are preparing to set up Camp Cascadia¬†in protest of city hall’s failure to secure an LT2 waiver to the costly mandated burying of Portland’s historic water reservoirs. According to organizers, this protest is about far more than just the reservoirs themselves. This… Continue reading Aqua Team Waiver Force!

Forget It, Jake. It’s Chinatown.

Possibly the most famous closing line to a film, the last utterance of Roman Polanski’s neo-noir Chinatown¬†was meant to convey the sense that no amount of truth-telling or investigative light-shining can stop corrupted bureaus of city government. For anyone who hasn’t seen the film recently or isn’t familiar, Chinatown is loosely based around the real… Continue reading Forget It, Jake. It’s Chinatown.