After the 2018 Election

After the Election: A New Political Landscape? A discussion with Andy Simon, Genese Grill, Amey Radcliffe, Charles Simpson, and Ibnar Avilix Stratibus. Originally aired on Channel 17/Town Meeting Television and CCTV Center for Media & Democracy

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Town Meeting Day Election Forums 2018

Town Meeting Day Election Forums: Rights & Democracy Burlington City Council Candidates Panel Rights & Democracy Burlington City Council Candidates Panel. City Counsel Candidates include: Abdullah Sall Confirmed (Abdullah Burlington) Joan Shannon City Councilor Charles Winkleman for East District City Council Genese Grill for City Council Richard Deane for Burlington…

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Town Meeting Day 2018

Town Meeting Day Election Forums: Burlington City Council Ward 6 Seat Moderated by Morgan True. Burlington City Council candidates for Ward 6 Karen Paul (D), Charles Simpson (P) and Joel FitzGerald (R) outline their platforms. Originally aired on Channel 17/Town Meeting Television and CCTV Center for Media & Democracy

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Burlington and the Threat of Mass Deportations

Mass deportation based on perceptions of threat to national security, without the necessity of proof, were a common feature of the past century. It can happen again. In the 1930s when the economy was in turmoil, as many as 2 million people of Mexican origin were deported in boxcars from…

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VT Digger Article: “Democracy, Burlington-Style”

Here’s an article I wrote for the VT Digger news website: Democracy, Burlington-Style On Oct. 28, council President Joan Shannon opened the public comment portion of Burlington City Council’s deliberation on the Air Force’s proposal to base the F-35A fighter bomber at the otherwise civilian Burlington International Airport which the…

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Champlain Parkway Project Update

On February 1, 2017, DPW Director Chapin Spencer provided Council with a progress report on the plans for the Champlain Parkway. (Download Here) What’s missing is a financial discussion of two scenarios: The first is the City’s plan for the immediate development of the parkway plus the City-borne cost of…

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