Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Greenpeace activists board the ice breakers Fennica and Nordica in Helsinki. The activists protest against Shell's Arctic oil drilling plans by dropping banners reading "Save the Arctic. Stop Shell". The government owned company Arctia Shipping has contracted the ice breakers to support Shell's drilling for the drilling seasons 2012-2014.

COMMITTMENT

July 30th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Today, Portland, Oregon is the focus for action against Shell Oil’s intention to begin deep water off shore drilling in the arctic ocean. A squadron of kayakctivsts in the Willametter River and others hanging from ropes from the St John’s bridge are making a stand, blocking the icebreaker Fennica from leaving Portland. (more…)

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‘I AM NO LONGER AFRAID’

July 29th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

This past week, New York magazine published a powerful expose on sexual assault, focused on more than thirty women that were victimized by the comedian, Bill Cosby. (more…)

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‘A’ IS FOR ACTIVIST

July 28th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Educating kids to be good and actively engaged citizens can’t start too early. A is for Activist teaches the alphabet and critical thinking to young children from a decidedly progressive political point of view. (more…)

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DECRIMINALIZE SEX WORK

July 28th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

A policy statement just released by the world’s highest profile human rights organization. Amnesty International, calls for the decriminalization of the trading of sex between consenting adults. (more…)

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PROFESSOR’S PERSPECTIVE

July 27th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Staphanie Wahab, PhD, Sociology,  is a Professor at Portland State University, focused on race, class, gender, and violence in the lives of sex workers. (more…)

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SOME PERSPECTIVE ON PORN

July 26th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Porn has been here in one form or another for thousands of years. It’s a reflection of our human nature.  It’s a cultural phenomenon with no exact definition.  (more…)

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RUSSELL BRAND – LIVEWIRE

July 26th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Russell Brand is an amiable cynic. He is a comedian reinvented as social critic. Brand tells us the world as we know it is in big trouble.  He talks candidly and fearlessly about climate change, Earth stewardship, political corruption, and an economic system that feeds all the wealth to the elite… (more…)

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MOTHER NATURE

July 26th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Julia Roberts is the voice of a tormented Mother Nature in this beautiful and very timely short video produced by Conservation International. (more…)

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BROKEN WINDOWS, BROKEN PEOPLE

July 25th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Based in New York, Molly Crabapple is artist, writer, and sharp-edged cultural critic. Her graphic art/political commentary is fearless and uncompromising. (more…)

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THE EQUALITY ACT

July 24th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

The next battle on tap for the LGBT community is a legal framework for outlawing discrimination against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender Americans. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is a co-sponsor of the bill in the senate. A companion bill has been introduced in the House. (more…)