Vermont

2014: Vermont Migrant Farmworkers March and Picket for Return of Withheld Pay

An acocunt of picketing by Migrant workers at a dairy in Vermont over poor living and working conditions and wage theft.

1933: Barre Granite Workers Strike

Account of a strike by Quarrymen in Vermont in 1933.

1996-8: Sierra Blanca Community Opposes Nuclear Waste Site

History of the campaign against building a nuclear waste disposal site in a Texan town. The campaign was notably in that it mobilised people across the US and Mexico and that the $55 million deal was supported by State Governor George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

The Texas-Vermont-Maine nuclear dump: bringing environmental racism home

Article from 1998 on the dumping of nuclear waste from Vermont and Maine in Texas. The article details the involvement of Bernie Sanders in sponsoring the bill that led to the dump being authorized.

Vermont secession: Democracy and the extreme right

An article about the problems with the Second Vermont Republic, a prominent organization which advocates for Vermont secession from the US. In 2007 it was revealed that the 2nd Vermont Republic had very close ties with extreme right-wing, racist, and fascist organization nationally and internationally. The case is also made that secession in and of itself cannot be the goal but instead a international libertarian communist revolution is needed.

Neither Washington Nor Stowe: Common Sense for the Working Vermonter

Latest edition written in 2007, Neither Washington Nor Stowe explores what anarchist-communism means for Vermont. It makes the case for revolutionary class struggle Anarchism in our region and what a revolutionary Vermont could look like.

Precarious and pissed off: Lessons from the Montpelier Downtown Workers' Union, 2003-2005

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An account and analysis of the Vermont Workers' Center's innovative but ultimately failed attempt to set up a geographically-based union in the state's capital.