Low-wage Workers Rising!: Fighting for a Livable Wage and Paid Sick Days • 12-1pm, McDonald’s, 1205 Williston Rd, South Burlington ( https://www.facebook.com/events/256162754532069 ) • 12-1pm, McDonald’s, 1332 US Route 302 Barre/Montpelier Rd, Berlin Across the country, communities are standing up against low wage jobs and policies that fail to protect working families. In the coming weeks, Vermonters will join workers in hundreds of other cities to demand better wages, benefits, and policies that respect people’s right to work with dignity. As we continue our fight to expand access to paid sick days for all Vermont workers, we stand with OUR …continue reading
Liberty Union Party meeting Sunday, December 8th 1:00pm 43 Orange Street, Barre Vermont’s voice for Revolutionary Socialism! Tired of Democrats and Republicans promising you crumbs? Organize with us! Help us organize at least 15 town committees throughout Vermont to secure our major party status, which will help us get our message out to thousands of Vermonters! Liberty Union gives voters the choice to stand firmly against war, militarism, and nuclear power, while defending our civil and political rights. Help us bring this message of hope and empowerment to Vermont voters. Also on our agenda: * Defend Whistleblowers and political prisoners …continue reading
Episode 24 of Cooperative Vermont, featuring footage from a live event at H.O. Wheeler School covering topics such as an overview of Vermont’s co-op economy, an introduction to the Green Mountain Worker Co-op Alliance, and several speakers from the Mexican Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) discussing the work of their movement in building Mexico’s cooperative movement.
It’s an argument widely accepted within, and forcefully promoted by, feminist and queer circles: Gender and sexuality are socially constructed; they are the product of only socialization and social norms. Julia Serano believes this crucially ignores the role played by biology. She forwards what she calls a holistic model of gender and sexuality. Listen to Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, interviewed on KPFA’s Against the Grain from November 25, 2013.
Interesting post about social democrats, Hollende in France is the focus of the article. http://interestingblogger.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/the-hollende-deception/
http://vtdigger.org/2013/11/20/jackowski-dont-hide-poor-help/ Rosemary Jackowski author of Banned in Vermont writes about proposed anti-panhandling laws.
Regardless of party affiliation, we can’t expect much from liberal politicians. This Seven Days Article, Can’t We All Just Get Along? Vermont’s Divisive “Debate” Over F-35s exposes the cowardice of liberal Democrats, Progressives, and the “Independent” Bernie Sanders. While our congressional delegation avoids engaging F35 opponents, Progressives on the Burlington City Council are a divided minority. Factual arguments about health and safety risks, what really creates jobs, and a legacy of belligerence around the globe are not enough to deter career politicians from serving wealthy power brokers.
With roots in the laws of seventeenth and eighteenth-century England, intellectual property protections go back to the beginnings of capitalism itself. Read the article Locked Out by Sean Andrews appearing in Jacobin, a magazine of culture and polemic. Also listen to the interview of Sean Andrews on Against the Grain from KPFA. Against the Grain is a radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is produced and hosted by C.S. …continue reading
By Ross Caputi Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Originally appearing: UD’s The Review Veterans Day is one of the worst days of the year for me. It makes me remember what I am a veteran of, and I think about the city I helped destroy as a Marine in Iraq, the thousands of civilians I helped kill and the hundreds of thousands of civilians I helped drive from their homes during the 2nd siege of Fallujah. Those are memories I would like to forget. Also, the way that we celebrate Veterans Day is particularly upsetting for me. The selective remembering and …continue reading