City Repair is now accepting donations for their Most Magnimous Garage Sale taking place Saturday April 4th. If your Spring cleaning has recently unearthed any unused clothes, furniture, doo-dads, or family heirlooms, City Repair would be happy to take them off your hands--and all proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the annual Village Building Convergence. Bring all donations to City Repair headquarters at 3125 East Burnside in Portland. Drop off times are TODAY from 5-8pm and
It’s April and that’s no fooling! This is Natalie bringing you the weekend Community Calendar on KBOO Portland. Please note that you don’t have to be a speed writer as this information is repeated at the KBOO.fm website.
Hosted by Tom Becker, this show features a discussion of the politics of urban planning and its effect on the racial and ethnic geography of Portland. We also hear a eulogy for the late labor song folklorist Archie Green; a critique of the press's treatment of the Rihanna - Chris Brown violence case; and a discussion with a leading Marxist about openings for socialism in the current economic crisis. To hear the whole show, click the arrow above. For individual pieces, follow the links below:
Jorge Lizárraga has a lot to say about the racial and class politics of portland "planning," which has almost always been subservient to the interests of capital, despite more recent rhetoric about participatory planning.
The issue of domestic and dating violence has received national attention with the case of Rhianna and Chris Brown. The Old Mole's Frann Michel takes a critical look at how the press has been handling the question of what it takes to be considered a victim. Read her commentary, with many links to her sources, here.