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 […]
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.
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.”
Climate, campaigns and corruption: Progressive thinkers propose fresh tactics with “Do the Math Tour”
Bill McKibben’s climate change tour calls for a divestment campaign, while Lawrence Lessig suggests using an Article V. strategy to push for campaign finance reform.
The Burlington City Council will consider a proposal to consolidate oversight of the troubled finances and operations of Burlington Telecomm tonight. The mayor and a number of city councilors want to replace the previous advisory committee and Blue Ribbon Committee with a Burlington Telecom Advisory Board that is supposed to advise BT management, the mayor, […]
A new district policy on diversity, equity and inclusion recognizes the need to “actively reject bias” and asserts that Burlington’s diverse student body requires a “multicultural mindset.”
More working families are in need at a time when county food donations have dropped 500,000 pounds, said Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf director Rob Meehan.