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Greg Guma is a longtime Vermont journalist. Starting as a Bennington Banner reporter in 1968, he was the editor of the Vanguard Press from 1978 to 1982, and published a syndicated column in the 1980s and 90s. From the mid-90s to 2004 he edited Toward Freedom, then a print magazine covering global affairs, and organized one the first Independent Media conferences, held in Burlington in 2000. In 2004, he co-founded Vermont Guardian with Shay Totten. Two years later he became CEO of Pacifica Radio. He writes about media and society on his blog, Maverick Media (http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com).
For the political eruption of 2011 to become a “full spectrum movement,” says activist author Todd Gitlin, it must expand beyond “those who want direct democracy.”
If no deal can be reached, deep spending cuts identified during a 2011 debate over raising the debt ceiling will begin to go into effect in January.
Sullivan noted that the state’s $40 million allocation represents less than 6 percent of UVM’s budget, making Vermont “last in the country in support for the public university per capita.”
The term was first used in 1980, as rumors spread about a military invasion of Iran to rescue hostages, and allegations surfaced that Reagan’s team slowed down their release.
Clear your lawn signs. Sandy is coming. The point is that political signs, like Halloween décor, random toys, lawn chairs, trampolines and other implements of enjoyment that can become airborne threats when Hurricane Sandy arrives. Gov. Peter Shumlin put it this way: Prepare for every contingency. “Clear storm drains, gutters, and culverts so water can [...]
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The public access legacy of George Stoney, Saul Landau deconstructs policy hypocrisy in “Will the Real Terrorists Please Stand Up,” and coming attractions for the festival’s last three days.
An Iranian director struggles with repression in “This Is Not a Film,” while Vermont documentaries examine the immigrant experience and the impacts of hunger.
Launched in 1985, VIFF has evolved from an early focus on war and peace, becoming the longest running human rights film festival in the world.
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Two business leaders said jobs will be lost if F-35s are not based in Vermont, while Col. Rosanne Greco used Air Force data to stress noise impacts and debunk the economic dangers.
Bradley Holt, Burlington Telecom Advisory Committee chair, called the timing “unfortunate” and warned that without his group transparency into operations “will become almost non-existent.”