Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown pushes expanding vote-by-mail to counter GOP voter...

Oregon was the first state in the country to institute voting by mail and to establish automatic voter registration in an effort to “ensure access to this very fundamental right.”

Timber tax cuts cost Oregon towns billions. Then polluted water drove...

Rural communities in Oregon paid millions of dollars for clean, safe drinking water because the state didn’t protect their watersheds from logging-related contamination.

Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here’s why voters passed this...

These policies show that problem drug use is a public health challenge to be managed, not a war that can be won.

Despite what the logging industry says, cutting down trees isn’t stopping...

Oregon’s timber industry has promoted the idea that private, logged lands are less prone to wildfires, but science doesn’t support that.

4 lawsuits that challenge Trump’s federal agents in Portland test issues...

The nation was founded on the principle that freedom is safeguarded by two governments, a federal government with specific, limited powers, and state governments with all other powers.

The COIN doctrine comes to Portland?

The president has also promised to deploy similar militarized police to other cities, claiming that those run by Democrats are somehow in the thrall of the ‘radical left’, despite the latter being among the most strident critics of the former.

Oregon Senator promises to block Trump from sending armored federal law...

“We won't let these authoritarian tactics stand.”

Watching constitutionally protected freedoms die in Oregon

How long will the term “free press,” or for that matter, “freedom,” have any real meaning?

In Oregon and five other states, youth are making legal cases...

The legal theory underpinning Chernaik v. Brown and other youth climate litigation derives from the public trust doctrine — the concept that natural resources are held in trust by governments that must protect them.

Emails show FBI and police are monitoring Oregon anti-pipeline activists

The emails circulated by the task force include activists' social media posts, emails and rally announcements.

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Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.

Despite cutbacks, ExxonMobil continues to fund climate science denial

ExxonMobil has spent more than $39 million to manufacture doubt about climate science.

‘Bottom line,’ says Bernie Sanders, deal must include Medicare expansion, lower drug prices

"Congress must finally have the courage to stand up to the greed of Big Pharma."

Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

Young climate activists have far more power than they realize

This story is part of The Conversation’s coverage on COP26, the Glasgow climate conference, by experts from around the world.