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In Show of Direct Democracy, Vermont Pushes for Public Bank
Fifteen towns approve resolution that would establish bank that works for people of Vermont, not Wall Street
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In Cracks of Capitalism, Time Banks on the Rise
'If there was ever a time that this makes sense, it would be now'
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The Trigger Trap: Will Vermont Lawmakers Let Industry Strangle Another GMO Labeling Law?
From spending millions to defeat ballot initiatives, to floating a voluntary federal labeling “solution,” to threatening to sue any state, including Vermont , if it passes a GMO labeling law, the biotech and junk food industries are determined to keep labels off of foods that contain genetically...
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The Class War on Drug Users
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death at the end of a heroin needle again spotlights the dangers of a poisonous drug. And so did the Vermont governor's plea last month to confront the "full-blown heroin crisis" plaguing his rural state. His population is far poorer and more isolated than an Oscar-winning...
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Vermont's @SenSanders Is Right: Use War Money to Take Care of Veterans
Sometimes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders does something that reminds us that it does actually matter that he's an Independent in the best sense of the word: thinking for himself, not accepting the D.C. "conventional wisdom" that often defines the limits of reform. Now, Bernie's done it again,...
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Experts Reject Food Industry's Bogus Legal Claims About GMO Labeling
The food industry is playing every conceivable angle in its quest to keep labels off foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—including, according to a leaked document , threatening to sue the first state that passes a GMO labeling law. (Maine and Connecticut passed GMO labeling...
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Single Payer Is Not Dead
The prospects for single-payer health care -- adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others -- did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the famously long legislation. Single-...
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NSA to Sen. Sanders: We Can't Legally Tell You if We Spied on You
In response to letter from Sanders, NSA chief leaves open possibility that the agency is spying on elected officials
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NSA Doesn't Deny It Might Be Spying on Congress
In response to letter sent by Sen. Bernie Sanders, surveillance agency says members of Congress 'have the same privacy protections as all US persons.'
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GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain
2014 is shaping up to be a decisive year for the future of food and farming. Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. Meanwhile the multinational food corporations last month raised...
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