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VT AFL-CIO Adopts Leftist Platform For Change

Following the election of a new progressive leadership by members of the Vermont AFL-CIO (September 15, 2019), the new Executive Board, on October 6th,  unanimously voted to adopt the following as the official platform of the Vermont AFL-CIO. This platform makes the Vermont AFL-CIO among the furthest left major labor organization in the United States.

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Vermont Labor takes sharp left turn

Vermont. Van Deusen elected as president, Adie as executive vice president. On September 15, 2019, in South Burlington Vermont, former Green Mountain Anarchist Collective-NEFAC member David Van Deusen was elected President of the Vermont AFL-CIO. Former ISO member, and union nurse, Tristin Adie was elected as Executive Vice President. Van Deusen and Adie were part of the larger progressive United! slate which swept into leadership positions capturing 14 of the 15 seats on the Vermont State Labor Council’s Executive Board. This marks a sharp turn towards the left for Organized Labor in Vermont. Let’s see what comes next!

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Mattole’s Ancient Forest: 5 years of resistance

California. September 12th marked the expiration of the Long Ridge timber harvest plan (THP) in the Mattole watershed. After 5 years of fierce direct action and multiple months-long road blockades, tree-sits, and tripods to save the Mattole forest, this day conjures both somber and celebratory emotions.

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The Importance of Print Media And the Digital #Censorship to Come

Since 2017, we (CrimethInc) have distributed 50,000 stickers proclaiming “Immigrants Welcome.” Now, thanks in part to your support, we have printed 50,000 more copies. You can order them here for the costs of production and delivery alone.

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Rainbow Ridge, #CA: After 60 days in the canopy, #Rook has returned to the ground…

Message from tree sitter Rook. Rook came down but protests and acts of civil disobedience are expected to continue.

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Urgent: Anarchist political prisoner Xinachtli in danger of heatstroke

Xinachtli is a revolutionary Chicano anarchist political prisoner, jailhouse lawyer, and member of the Certain Days collective, who is held in the Texas prison system as a result of disarming a police officer who was threatening his life. He is currently in severe medical danger. As a 67-year-old man who takes several medications for hypertension and also has Hepatitis C, he has serious medical needs and is sensitive to the heat. Staff at the Polunsky Unit, where he is currently held, are refusing to give him access to a fan, or even to use his own funds to purchase one, even though Xinachtli warns that he is on the verge of heatstroke. In addition, he has not yet been given all his property, including legal papers, after a recent medical transfer from the Allred Unit. UPDATE July 24: As a follow-up on this, TDCJ have now issued a statement saying that Xinachtli has now been given access to a fan, so it looks like no further action is needed on this for now.

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#Mattole Forest: Office Demonstration Disrupts #Humboldt Redwood Co. Offices to Demand Safety for Treesitter

California: Forest defenders report on continuing actions to defend the ancient Mattole forest. Recently, the Humboldt Redwood Company has attempted to forcefully remove a tree sitter. 

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#AllOutDC: Together we can stop the alt-right and put an end to #Trump’s white supremacist fantasies

Washinton DC: Where the alt-right rallies with hundreds, or even dozens, it should be met with thousands. On July 6th, two days after Donald Trump’s July 4th rally, the alt-right is planning a convergence in DC at Freedom Plaza. #AlloutDC is calling on every one of good conscience to join us.

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