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protest http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1009/all en Middlebury College students stage 'die-in' http://addisonindependent.com/201412middlebury-college-students-stage-die <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27429" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412middlebury-college-students-stage-die"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/DSC_2983.thumbnail.jpg" alt="DSC_2983.jpg" title="DSC_2983.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AROUND 40 MIDDLEBURY college students laid down on the floor at a campus dining hall this past Wednesday evening during a “die-in” to raise awareness of police oppression against minorities in the wake of the deaths in the past few months of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and grand jurors’ failure to bring charges against the police officers who killed them. Photo by Michael O’Hara </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; About 40 Middlebury College students on this past Wednesday evening took part in a &ldquo;die-in&rdquo; to raise awareness about police oppression of minority groups.</p> <p> The event was organized by freshmen Kizzy Joseph and Elizabeth Dunn, and senior Molly Stuart. The trio said the impetuses for the die-in were the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner &mdash; black men who died at the hands of police in Missouri and New York, respectively.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27430">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412middlebury-college-students-stage-die" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Eric Garner Featured Michael Brown Middlebury College police protest racism Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:34:39 +0000 Zach Despart 27430 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Vt. Gas showing it acts like bully http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-vt-gas-showing-it-acts-bully <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jane Palmer </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">I and my four knitting comrades, four of us &ldquo;natural&rdquo; gas pipeline-impacted homeowners, went to Vermont Gas Systems headquarters last Wednesday to make three reasonable demands, one of which is already agreed upon in a Memo of Understanding with Monkton. We wanted VGS/Gaz M&eacute;tro to meet them publicly.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24399">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-vt-gas-showing-it-acts-bully" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion eminent domain knitting Monkton Palmer pipeline protest Vermont Gas Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:13:02 +0000 Zach Despart 24399 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Editorial stance on pipeline protest wrong http://addisonindependent.com/201406opinion-editorial-stance-pipeline-protest-wrong <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bill McKibben </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23793">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406opinion-editorial-stance-pipeline-protest-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Angelo Lynn assault editorial pipeline protest Vermont Gas Wark Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:47:26 +0000 Zach Despart 23793 at http://addisonindependent.com U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College http://addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23387" style="width: 145px;"><a href="/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EnergySummit3755.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EnergySummit3755.jpg" title="EnergySummit3755.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="145" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, seated between Sens. Patrick Leahy, left, and Bernie Sanders, answers a question about the use of natural gas during the Sustainable Energy Summit held at Middlebury College last Friday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont&rsquo;s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.</span></p> <p> Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state&rsquo;s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury climate change Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Featured Leahy Middlebury College National Climate Assessment natural gas pipeline protest Sanders Shumlin Vermont Gas Welch Mon, 19 May 2014 13:59:12 +0000 Zach Despart 23388 at http://addisonindependent.com Hundreds weigh in on gas pipeline proposal in Middlebury http://addisonindependent.com/201309hundreds-weigh-gas-pipeline-proposal-middlebury <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18842" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201309hundreds-weigh-gas-pipeline-proposal-middlebury"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/pipelinemeeting5609.thumbnail.jpg" alt="pipelinemeeting5609.jpg" title="pipelinemeeting5609.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="92" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SHOREHAM RESIDENT RUSTAN Swenson speaks in front of a crowd of more than 500 people in attendance at Tuesday&#039;s Public Service Board hearing at Middlebury Middle School. The board listened to comments about the proposed Vermont Gas Systems natural gas pipeline that would bring gas to Addison County. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; More than 500 people from throughout the state packed the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on Tuesday to weigh in on a proposed 43-mile natural gas pipeline, with most of the commenters urging the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) to deny Vermont Gas Systems the permit it needs to pursue the $70 million project.</p> <p> Like many citizens who spoke, New Haven resident Craig Zondag addressed environmental issues, including the fact that some of the gas in the pipeline would have been captured using a controversial drilling technique called fracking.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18843">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309hundreds-weigh-gas-pipeline-proposal-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured frack Middlebury pipline protest Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:45:34 +0000 John McCright 18843 at http://addisonindependent.com Peace coalition protests 10 years in Afghanistan http://addisonindependent.com/201110peace-coalition-protests-10-years-afghanistan <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9548" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110peace-coalition-protests-10-years-afghanistan"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bristolprotest2879.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bristolprotest2879.jpg" title="bristolprotest2879.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEMBERS OF THE Five Town Peace Coalition, including Bunny Daubner at right, hold signs on the town park in downtown Bristol last Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the Afghanistan War. Independent photo/Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The U.S. military marked its 10th year of war in Afghanistan last Friday, and the Five Town Peace Coalition wasn&rsquo;t prepared to let anyone passing through Bristol&rsquo;s Main Street forget it.&nbsp;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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