Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

Note: this article was originally published on May 24, 2013 as the fifth installment of my six part series for Mismanaging Perception on the unsuccessful campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water supply. If you worked on the ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Portland‘ campaign promoting fluoridation of Portland’s legendary Bull Run fresh water, you’re probably not having the best week.  You’re probably thinking,… Continue reading Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

When Is it Okay to Say ‘Fuck Charlie Hales’?

Listening to Portland, OR mayor Charlie Hales claim that police raids on homeless people are meant to punish “lawlessness” – hearing him respond to questions about expanding Dignity Village with quips like “it’s hard to find land”, it’s difficult to quell the revulsion one feels in their stomach. Listening to Hales being asked if he… Continue reading When Is it Okay to Say ‘Fuck Charlie Hales’?

The PSU Foundation Board: Fossil Fuels, Wall Street, and a McDonald’s Analogy.

With the exception of a copy-and-paste press release in the Oregonian, the appointment of eight new members to the Portland State University Foundation’s Board of Trustees elicited zero press coverage last month. One might expect such appointments at our state’s largest educational institution ought to warrant a modest amount of coverage, even if only to… Continue reading The PSU Foundation Board: Fossil Fuels, Wall Street, and a McDonald’s Analogy.

Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. If you worked on the ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Portland‘ campaign promoting fluoridation of Portland’s legendary Bull Run fresh water, you’re probably not having the best week.  You’re probably thinking, “I don’t understand, HOW could we have lost by 21 percent with the campaign manager/consultant duo of Evyn… Continue reading Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

Slaughter the Freeways: A Radical Livable Streets Movement

This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. Where Are the Slayers of the Mt. Hood Freeway Today? In the 1960s in Portland, Oregon the proposed Mt Hood Freeway was a done deal. By 1972 the plan for the freeway had perished. In 1967 the city proposed making the Harbor Drive highway even wider. Several… Continue reading Slaughter the Freeways: A Radical Livable Streets Movement