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Protest Is Broken, He Said. Now He Dreams Of Revolution In Oregon | Terrestrial

KUOW | June 13, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Nehalem, Oregon

This episode of terrestrial is about a radical idea — that protest as we know it is broken. Micah White once led Occupy Wall Street. Now he thinks it’s time to try something else.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

Oregon Climate Activist Convicted For Pipeline Shutdown In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | June 7, 2017 4 p.m. | Seattle

A Skagit County, Washington, jury found climate activist Ken Ward guilty Wednesday of second degree burglary for turning off an oil pipeline.

News | Pacific Ocean | Environment | World | Water | Climate change

Crossing the Border To Protest A Canadian Pipeline

KUOW/EarthFix | June 4, 2017 10:15 p.m. | Vancouver, British Columbia

People in the U.S. technically have no say in the matter of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline. But that hasn’t kept them from protesting increased tanker traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

'Valve Turner' From Oregon Faces Trial In Washington For Pipeline Protest

KUOW/EarthFix | June 2, 2017 2:41 p.m. | Seattle

An Oregon man is set to be tried Monday in a Western Washington courtroom after for turning off a pipeline that brings Canadian oil into the U.S.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

Seattle Climate Activists Get Confrontational In Trump Era

KUOW | April 28, 2017 10:15 a.m.

While civil disobedience is nothing new,  climate activists see a balooning interest since the election of President Donald Trump.

Sustainability | Environment | Energy

Portland Climate Activists Prepare Medical Bus For Standing Rock Protesters

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 9, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland climate activists have transformed an old school bus into a shelter and medical facility for oil pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

Northwest Activists Arrested After Shutting Down Canada-To-US Oil Pipelines

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 11, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Seattle

Protesters -- all from the Pacific Northwest -- shut down pipelines Tuesday at all five sites across the northern U.S. where pipelines deliver oil from Canada’s oil sands to American refineries.

News | Environment | Climate change | local | Energy

52 Climate Activists Arrested In Washington State

AP | May 15, 2016 9:39 a.m. | Seattle

Authorities cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists in Anacortes, Washington, Sunday morning. The protestors had been camped out on the tracks since Friday.


A Different Kind Of CSA: Community Supported Activism

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 29, 2015 2:45 p.m.

A few years ago Carlo Voli quit his corporate job and decided to fight fossil fuels full-time, with the pooled financial help of his community.

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Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

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Portland Remembers Politician & Activist Gretchen Kafoury

OPB | April 6, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Longtime activist and former lawmaker Gretchen Kafoury died March 13 at the age of 72.

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"Don't Shoot Portland" Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Violence

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: In the last few weeks, Don't Shoot Portland shut down a Portland Public School meeting and a town hall held by Senator Ron Wyden.

News | Uncategorized | local

Hundreds Rally In Portland Against Grand Jury Decisions

OPB | Dec. 6, 2014 5:57 p.m.

Hundreds of Portlanders march through downtown, joining  with groups in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

Nature Writers Say Environmentalists Need A Good Laugh

Ecotrope | Sept. 7, 2012 12:43 a.m.

Portland author Cheryl Strayed struggles to dig a pit toilet for herself in the desert, where the ground is "like a granite countertop." Writer Brian Doyle watches a toddler put a live caterpillar into her mouth, "savoring the interior wriggle of her guest."

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Rob Ingram Remembered

OPB | Dec. 28, 2011 9:06 a.m.

In November Portland lost a true community leader: Rob Ingram. He died at 38 of a heart attack. Soon after his passing we talked to some people whose lives he changed.

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The Legacy of Rob Ingram

OPB | Nov. 30, 2011 9:20 a.m.

On Sunday, Rob Ingram, President of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals and Director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention, died of a heart attack at 38. We speak to those whose lives he changed.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

Radical activism vs. sensible environmentalism

Ecotrope | Jan. 7, 2011 6:33 a.m.

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has a fascinating first-person piece in the Vancouver Sun today that traces his evolution from a "radical activist" to what he calls a "sensible environmentalist." In it, he explains two key events that led him in the 1980s to drop out of the organization he helped to form and criticizes the modern Greenpeace policy of confrontational ...

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Northwest Passages: Willy Vlautin

OPB | April 23, 2010 9 a.m.

Singer, songwriter and novelist Willy Vlautin on the hard-knock life.

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Water: From the Bottle or the Tap?

OPB | March 22, 2010 9 a.m.

Do you prefer your drinking water from the bottle or the tap?