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Vermont's Single-Payer Plan: An Alternative to 'Obamacare'
Coming at crucial point in healthcare debate, many hope Vermont's single-payer will be model for the nation
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'Model for the Nation': California Expands Access to Abortions
Move runs counter-current to state-level attacks on reproductive rights and access across the US
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This Week, Let's Help Burlington Kill the $1.5 Trillion F-35 Taxpayer Ripoff
This Week, Let's Help Burlington Kill the $1.5 Trillion F-35 Taxpayer Ripoff by Robert Naiman We have just a week left to help Burlington, Vermont kill the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , the biggest taxpayer ripoff in human history. On Monday, October 7, the Burlington City Council will vote on a...
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Missiles In Vermont: Wrong Place For A(nother) Bad Idea
Vermonters already fighting the proposed basing of F-35s in their once-pristine state just learned they are also one of five possible sites named by the brilliant minds at the Pentagon for a new missile base on the East Coast mandated by a Congressional study, but deemed unnecessary even by some in...
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Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont
Fukushima showed us the intolerable costs of nuclear power. The citizens of Vermont show us the benefits of shutting it down
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Nuke Plant to Shut Doors: Environmental Victory But Vital Work Still Ahead
Communities celebrate, but demand corporate owners be held accountable for safe decomissioning process and 'just transition' for workers
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Next Fed Head Should Meet the Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren Standard
No presidential appointment, no Senate confirmation, matters more than the one that will soon come for the post of chairman of the Federal Reserve . If ever there was a time to ask for more—and better—this is it. Yet, for the most part, official Washington is on autopilot, preparing for the...
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The Long and Unfinished Struggle: Single Payer Health Care in Vermont
In 1998, Dr. Deb Richter began, almost single handedly, to revive the dream of universal health care in the United States—open to all and paid for by the government. A primary care physician from Buffalo, New York, Richter had become outraged by the barriers to accessing quality health care in the...
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The Border-Industrial Complex
War profiteers have spied a new place they can militarize with their high-tech, high-cost weaponry.
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Surprisingly, No Big Macs in the West Bank
Even the less-than-socially-responsible McDonald's has deemed the Occupied Territories too illegal to do business with, refusing to open a branch in a mall slated for the West Bank settlement of Ariel. The decision by McDonald's Israel's owner, an original co-founder of Peace Now, has sparked anger...
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