Category Archives: Brian’s Blog

Housing as a right, but not yet protected by US Constitution

PORTLAND, OR December 7, 2012–Members of Right 2 Dream Too and supporters will hold a press conference and rally at Portland City Hall at 10am on Monday, December 10, United Nations Human Rights Day. Right 2 Dream Too has maintained a self-sustaining rest area for people who are houseless at NW 4th and Burnside since [...]

NO to Corporate Proposals to Make Pacific Northwest a Major Coal Export Region

December 8, 2012 Governor John Kitzhaber, State Capitol Building, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301; Fax: (503) 378-6827; Phone: (503) 378-4582  RE: AUSTRALIA’s AMBRE ENERGY COAL EXPORT PROJECT (subsidiary PACIFIC TRANSLOADING LLC): Port Morrow/Boardman – Columbia River – Port Westward/St Helens There are multiple reasons to deny approval of this horrendous private project – daily moving multiple tons [...]

“Merciless Indian Savages”

As I stared into the eyes of the “enemy” woman lying at my feet in a Vietnamese farming village, I was stunned to see “my” sister. Her eyelids and much of her facial skin had been burned by napalm. I was in shock. I was 9,000 miles from my home farming village in western New [...]

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