EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.

Bernie Sanders & Working Class Politics

Andy Moxley, a supporter of Socialist Alternative, explains that the biggest audience for building support for independent working class politics is the millions of workers and youth gravitating around the Bernie Sanders campaign. Yet Sanders’ decision to run as a Democrat and the anger at big business that he is giving voice to – is the basis of the deep contradiction running throughout the Sanders campaign.

Greek Defiance & the Struggle Ahead

Lee Sustar explains why the European rulers and International Monetary Fund are determined to keep squeezing Greece despite the referendum's overwhelming"no" vote to the austerity measures demanded by European authorities in exchange for financial support. The European Central Bank has pushed the Greek banking system deeper into crisis, while European Union officials continue to press Greece for deeper cutbacks and concessions.

Fighting Back for our Jobs, our Essential Services, our Rights!

Michelle Salvador, vice-president of the Vermont State Employees Association, explains why working Vermonters are joining together to take a stand against devastating budget proposals that would result in the loss of good jobs and vital services important to so many Vermonters. Vermonters are faced with devastating budget cuts that impair our right to live dignified lives. In this legislative cycle alone, proposals are on the table to:

Rallying for Jobs, Vital Services & Rights

Rank-and-file VSEA leader John Howe explains that on April 11th, hundreds of Vermonters will be at the Statehouse in Montpelier to provide their own answer to devastating budget cuts: No More Austerity Cuts! 

More than a dozen Labor Unions, Advocacy Groups, and Community Organizations, will rally against austerity and for a budget that focuses on equitable taxation, growing a strong, healthy economy and meeting the needs of all Vermonters.

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