Internet Provider Groups Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Law

By David Shepardson, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by [...]

Vermont Puts Prisoners Out For Bid To Slave Labor Corporations

By William Boardman, Readersupportednews.org -

Since the budget summary was written, Vermont has removed all its prisoners from the Michigan facility. In its place, Vermont used the Pennsylvania state facility at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, [...]

Vermont’s Striking Nurses Want A Raise For Nonunion Workers Too

By Jonah Furman, Labornotes.org -

Especially for professional workers, when your main strike issue is pay, attracting public support can be a challenge. Savvy employers paint union members as spoiled. They like to point out that [...]

#RedforMed: 1,800 Vermont Nurses Are On Strike Demanding Their Hospital Put Patients Over Profits

By Rachel Johnson, Inthesetimes.com -

Ranked 47th for pay in the nation. High turnover, stagnant wages, and chronic staffing shortages—sound familiar? You’d be forgiven for thinking these figures refer to the working conditions of [...]

How Vermont Changed From Red To Blue

By Steve Early, Socialpolicy.org -

Donald Trump’s fear mongering about Mexicans and Muslims, Haitians and Africans, and other foreigners is hardly sui generis in U.S. history. In the mid- 19th century, nativists on our east coast [...]

Vermonters Call On Ben & Jerry’s To End Complicity With Israel’s Occupation And Settlements

By Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel,  Bdsmovement.net -

Most everybody knows that Ben & Jerry’s makes premium ice cream and champions “Peace” and “Love.” What they don’t know is that this socially responsible business and strong supporter of Occupy [...]

Democrats And Progressives Push US War Machine In Vermont

By William Boardman, Readersupportednews.org -

This is a story primarily about corrupt practices by the Burlington City Council, in its headlong determination to force a neighboring city to be the base for a weapon of mass destruction, the [...]

Scores Of Farm Workers, Activists March On Ben & Jerry’s

By Wilson Ring, www.AP.org -

By Wilson Ring for Associated Press - MONTPELIER, Vt. - Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben & Jerry’s factory to push for better pay and living conditions on [...]

Wind Takes Center Stage In Vermont Governor’s Race

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News - Sue Minter's victory in the Democratic primary came over an opponent of big wind projects. She now faces another anti-wind Republican opponent in [...]

Right-To-Know Fight Heats Up As Pro-GMO DARK Act Advances

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Defying the rights of Americans who overwhelmingly want to know more about what they eat, a Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that will block [...]

Fracked Gas Pipeline Protest, Feb 9th, Montpelier VT

By Todd Boyle, www.youtube.com -

By Todd Boyle for Rising Tide Vermont - Dozens of community members just shut down ANOTHER eminent domain hearing for Vermont Gas Systems fracked gas pipeline. We packed the hearing room, made [...]

Branding Tradition: A Bittersweet Tale Of Capitalism At Work

By Steven Gorelick, www.localfutures.org -

By Steven Gorelick for Local Futures - Expensive labor-saving technologies not only make it difficult for small producers to survive, they also reduce the number of jobs available among those [...]

Climate Advocates Prevent Eminent Domain Proceedings For Pipeline

By Staff, www.risingtidevermont.org -

By Staff of Rising Tide Vermont - Monkton, VT, Thursday, Jan. 28th, 2016 -- Over 70 Addison County residents and climate advocates from across the state prevented a land appraisal by the [...]

Protesters Shut Down Eminent Domain Hearing In Monkton

By Michael Polhamus, www.reformer.com -

By Michael Polhamus for Battleboro Reformer - MONKTON, VT - Protesters shut down an eminent domain hearing Wednesday in Monkton's Volunteer Fire Department Hall. The demonstration delayed what [...]

Rising Tide Vermont Escalates Resistance To Pipeline

By Staff, www.itsgoingdown.org -

By Staff of It's Going Down - On December 30th, 2015 Rising Tide Vermont organized a shut down of the hearing proceedings to determine logistics in Vermont Gas Systems’ declaration of eminent [...]

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