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.

Winning Healthcare as a Human Right

Dustin Guastella, part of the leadership of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, talks about Medicare for All, what it is and what it will take to finally win it. The aim is to create a single healthcare system that is free at the point of service: with no premiums, no co-pays, and no deductibles for all medical services. Winning will require an unprecedented level of mobilization and organization.

Single-payer legislation a major step forward to solving health crisis

On the eve of Sen. Sanders’ introduction of the Medicare for All Act of 2017, Dr. Marvin Malek, a board member of Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program, explains why single-payer is gaining traction in this political moment; and answers the hard questions about that will be posed by opponents of improved Medicare for All.

High Stakes in Burlington's Schools Showdown

Darren Allen, Communications Director for the Vermont-NEA, explains that the Burlington Education Association wants schools Burlington deserves. This includes affordable health care for teachers and all Vermonters; adequately resourced schools and support for all students; time for teachers prepare and collaborate to educate students; and transparency with how decisions are made by the school district. The BEA developed contract proposals in line with these areas.

Redneck Revolt & John Brown Gun Club

Ryan and Bobby, organizers with Redneck Revolt and the Maine John Brown Gun Club, talk about building “a movement amongst white working people that works toward the total liberation of all working people, regardless of skin color, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, or any other division that bosses and politicians have used to fragment movements for social, political

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