Activists must seize this opportunity and build connections between struggles against the different dimensions of policing at home and abroad. In particular, we should build solidarity between fights to defund the police and abolish ICE.
But no one should be under any illusions that the state colleges are safe; the governor made clear that he wants the Legislature to pass a budget with devastating cuts to our public institutions.
If Burlington votes for immigrant rights, we can set a precedent for all the other towns and cities in the state to do the same.
We are demanding that the Burlington City Council pass a resolution that would tighten Burlington’s Fair and Impartial Policing Policy.
Vermont’s senator defends ICE and CBP in general, and specifically ICE’s data facility in Williston.
We need an independent movement that rejects both Trump’s barbarism and the Democrats’ ‘lesser evil” of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Now is not the time for bipartisanship, but for open defiance of the Trump administration’s war on immigrants.
Vermont’s unions and progressive organizations have called for a picket to oppose Walker’s extremist corporate agenda and stop our governor from importing it into Vermont.
By steering liberal and left supporters into a Democratic Party whose policies and politics he claims to disagree with, Sanders — no matter how critical he might be of Hillary Clinton — is acting as the opposite of an “alternative.”