Category Archives: Oakland

Mass Incarceration Here and Now

  My friend Shane Greene, whom I’ve known since we were locked up in Multnomah County Jail last year for months together, came to visit me the other day; he’s been out of state prison for three months now, and … Continue reading

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We Were Never Data-driven

  I’m retired, after more than twenty years full-time teaching in high school, in Portland Public Schools.  During that time, and with greater and greater urgency toward the end of my tenure, we were continually beseeched, as teachers, to do … Continue reading

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The Notorious Bloody Nose

Okay, where was I? That last phrase, to those who have either enjoyed or endured my many years (more than 20) of teaching mathematics at Portland Public Schools, would denote when I had got to the end of a digression. … Continue reading

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Chapter Meeting Minutes Cinco de Mayo

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 Attending were Herschel Soles, Dave Westerlund, and two California residents Del and Yeon, not to mention Your Intrepid Reporter Herschel spoke for 45 minutes explaining the context and events surrounding the Citizens … Continue reading

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A Dispatch from the Front (Oregon State Prison)

When I was last — for some 100 days; they said they needed the time to determine if I understood the charges against me — in Multnomah County Jail, I met Shane Greene, cocaine addict. Well, meth too; lots of … Continue reading

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The Justice System

is really the Just Us system

Posted in Dan Handelman, Economics, Fascism, Gar Alperovitz, Inequality, Israel, Local government, Oakland, Oregon state government, Pacific Green Party, Police, Ronald Reagan, Saudi Arabia, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, Uncategorized, US Senate, Woody Broadnax | Leave a comment

conclusion of Political Institutionalization of Science in the United States

[this is the second of two posts, conveying the 1983 article in the leading Soviet scholarly journal concerned with issues of scientific research and policy — of course there are other journals, but they tend to be swamps of Party … Continue reading

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