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May Day 2014 Press: "VERMONT WORKERS’ CENTER CELEBRATES UNION VICTORIES, BIAS-FREE POLICING BILL" in VTDigger

VERMONT WORKERS’ CENTER CELEBRATES UNION VICTORIES, BIAS-FREE POLICING BILL
by ANNE GALLOWAY MAY 2, 2014

Original article here

Several hundred Vermonters descended on the Statehouse steps on Thursday for the Vermont Workers’ Center’s annual May Day event.

The center, and a coalition of unions and advocacy groups for poor and disabled Vermonters, had a lot to celebrate.

America's Green Summer: From Vermont to Appalachia to Texas, Citizens Say No to Dirty Power

Original story: http://truth-out.org/news/item/10621-americas-green-summer-from-vermont-...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:55
By Michael Levitin, Truthout | Report

Ever seen a human oil spill? It's not a lot like the real thing, except in the ways that it is: black, silent and ominously stationary - because these bodies, like crude, aren't going anywhere.

Only Human (Seven Days feature)

(Original article: http://www.7dvt.com/2012only-human)
Poli Psy
BY JUDITH LEVINE [07.18.12]

The “I Am Vermont Strong” license plate is a clever way to get working-class people to pay for the Irene cleanup and avoid taxing the rich. But that’s not all that bugs me about it. First, the slogan starts with “I,” not “we.” It’s individualistic.

Second, it’s macho, as if someone (the gov?) thought Vermont was starting to look a little sissy, overrun with same-sex couples and foodies. In fact, the only vehicles I’ve seen with the new plates are big-guy pickup trucks.

Op-Ed: A First Step Toward a People's Budget

Publication Date: June 29, 2012
James Haslam, Vermont Workers' Center
Burlington Free Press

My Turn: A first step toward a people's budget

It is hard to tell a legislator that he or she is failing — particularly a hard-working member of one of the appropriations committees. But let’s face it: when it comes to human needs — food, housing, education, employment, social security and, of course, health care — things have not been getting better for the people of Vermont, and those who have been suffering the most have been slipping behind the fastest.

Media Report Card: May Day Rally 2012

Why the “Report Card”?

Many people rely on the mainstream media (TV and Newspapers) to know what’s going on in their communities and in politics. Having worked for years on workers’ rights and economic justice issues, we’ve gotten used to shaking our heads at the lack of coverage and/or the negative spin that the media outlets put on our events. After all, these media outlets are themselves, employers, often flush with their own workers’ rights issues. They make their money selling ads to the big corporations.

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