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Monkey Business

After eight years, OHSU finally releases records from its primate center.

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In Defense of Animals has its work cut out for it. The animal-rights organization got 113,000 pages of documents in 30 boxes Tuesday morning from the Oregon National Primate Research Center.The physic ...   More
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Rev. Dorothy Mackey of STAAMP

Rev. Dorothy Mackey had to remind her captive audience to breathe during a presentation Sunday on rampant sexual abuse in the military.

She spent nine years in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of commander. Mackey explained that she was raped three times during the first five years of her...   More
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

Anti-War Activists Confab at PSU

Portland State University hosted Stumptown's own version of the Iraq Study Group this weekend. Students United for Nonviolence and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 worked together to present the Human Rights Abuses in the Military Conference.

The somber, two-day conference was sparsely att...   More
Monday, December 11, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

Fur Flies

With Schumacher's leaving downtown, what's next for animal rights activists?

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Now that Schumacher Furs is leaving downtown, where will the store's protesters take their enlarged photos of skinned animals and chants of "40 dead animals, one fur coat"?In Defense of Animals outrea ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Northwest In Defense of Animals Outreach Coordinator Matt Rossell

Hot Action, a post running on WWire each Tuesday exploring political action and activists, spoke with Matt Rossell, 37, who has been outreach coordinator for the Northwest chapter of In Defense of Animals since 2001. Rossell has been at many of the Saturday protests outside Schumacher Furs over the las...   More
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

Egad, Ebay

A Portland man inadvertently prompts the auction website to show how fiercely it guards its slice of the Net.

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Fledgling business owner Mark Gazeley didn't raise much of a stir when he tried to attract Web visitors to his Portland-based management company for coastal properties with site names such as gotorock ...   More
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Julie Sabatier

In Tomorrow's Paper: eBay—"Cyber Bully"?

EBay is a “cyber bully,” according to one Portland business owner who has received unwanted attention from the online auction giant. Pick up tomorrow's WW to find out just how fiercely eBay guards its slice of the Internet market....   More
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Portland Central American Committee Volunteer Brodie Lewis

Hot Action, a post running on WWire each Tuesday exploring political action and activists, spoke with Brodie Lewis, 25, a PCASC volunteer, PSU student and cab driver who has helped to organize what he calls the “Oaxacan Solidarity Movement” from 2,468 miles away.

Most Portlan...   More
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

Randy Bluffstone

A Thanskgiving check-in with a Portlander far from home.

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Randy Bluffstone is 8,505 miles away from home this Thanksgiving.The 46-year-old Portland State University economics professor is spending the current academic year working in Ethiopia at the Ethiopia ...   More
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Nigerian Anti-Oil Activist Omoyele Sowore

Hot Action, a post running on WWire each Tuesday exploring political action and activists, spoke with Nigerian anti-oil activist Omoyele Sowore. Sowore visited PSU last week to share his stories from life in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

The 35-year-old Sowore, who goes by his last name, grew up in a tiny village situated in southern Nigeria, where the Niger Ri...   More
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 by Julie Sabatier
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