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Hotseat: Evgeny Morozov

The revolution may not be televised, but here’s one man who says it’s not going to be posted on social media, either.


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Amid the torrent of words praising social media’s role in helping to overthrow governments, Evgeny Morozov has a different take.  Morozov, who speaks in Portland Wednesday, April 6, contrasts   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Hashtag: #Boot-on-a-Face-Forever

Evgeny Morozov challenges the idea that the Internet will set us free

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Are Facebook, Twitter and Google going to usher in a new age of democracy and freedom around the world? No, according to Evgeny Morozov, who's speaking in Portland on Wednesday night, April 6.
Morozov, a native of the for...   More
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES

Hanford Gets MOXY?

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With the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex fresh in their minds, about 100 people filled a hotel ballroom last night to question a small group of engineers and government officials in charge of cleaning up the Hanford nuclear reservation.

"State of the Hanford Site" meetings like last night's at the Red Lion Hotel in North...   More
 
Friday, April 1, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES

Blumenauer Approves of Obama's Libyan Decision

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 U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) isn't among the growing number of lawmakers opposing-or seriously questioning-President Obama’s decision to commit U.S. forces to the international offensive against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. 
“I think it was appropriate for the United States to be part of an international response to stop Gadhafi from slaughtering his people and reestab...   More
 
Saturday, March 26, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES

Greg Walden's Thoughts on the Libya No-Fly Zone

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The only Republican in Oregon's seven-person congressional delegation is U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a fact that left us curious about his opinion of President Obama's decision to back the international no-fly zone over Libya.
Earlier this week, we reported that U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was among a group of liberal House Democrats   More
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES

Coal, Alberta Tar Sands and the Columbia River

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Heard the expression "not in my backyard?" Try not on our back river, according to Columbia Riverkeeper and Portland Rising Tide.

The environmental watchdog groups will hold a teach...   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES

War Protest in Downtown Portland

Oregon protestors think the war economy is bankrupting us

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Carrying signs reading, “Jobs Not War” and “Peace: A Growth Industry,” about 1,000 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The March 19 date marks the eighth anniversary of U.S. forces invading Iraq. But the protest was as much about jobs as it was anti-war. With the U.S. deficit soaring, the economy l...   More
 
Saturday, March 19, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES

If You're Worried About Genetically Modified Food, Read This

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We don't know if the corn in this photo was genetically modified. We do know that Saturday, March 26, Oregon will be among a dozen spots taking part in a nationwide protest against Monsanto by people who want labeling of GMOs and factory-farmed animal products as well as independent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMOs.

The noon rally on March 26 in Salem outside the Capitol ta...   More
 
Thursday, March 17, 2011 by NATHAN GILLES
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