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.
Doug Henwood, author of My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency, makes a case that little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing Clinton's forty-year record, Henwood shows how her positions on key issues have always blown with the breeze of expediency, yet he makes it clear that Hillary is not the Problem.
Tom Hughes of Energy Independent Vermont makes the case that we have a responsibility to tackle the root cause of global warming; that means we have to stop allowing oil and gas companies to pollute Vermont for free. The Energy Independent Vermont coalition wants these companies to pay a tax on the carbon pollution created by the fossil fuels they sell.
David Walters argues that nuclear power as a low CO2 producing energy source must be part of the solution to uncontrolled global warming. New technologies, such as the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (which doesn’t require any uranium mining, enrichment or long term disposal of spent fuel) and the Integral Fast Reactor, provide the basis for eliminating fossil fuels and for powering a future society without want.