The Muskegon Streetcar Riot of 1919

Americans like to riot, for better or worse. Better when there’s a just cause, worse when it’s over sports, or pumpkins. With mass media though, a single burning gas station can be looped for hours, giving the impression of mass chaos, as was the case in Baltimore, when in fact that uprising was timid in… Continue reading The Muskegon Streetcar Riot of 1919

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