A farmworker who participates in the Ben & Jerry's supply chain marches for better working and living conditions.
Activism

“Thirteen Miles of Dignity:” Hundreds March on Ben & Jerry’s Vermont Factory for Migrant Workers’ Rights – Photo Essay

On June 17th, hundreds of migrant workers, allies, and advocates set out from the Vermont state capital of Montpelier in a thirteen mile March for Dignity to the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT. They demanded that the ice cream giant make good on overdue promises regarding working and living conditions for workers in its dairy supply chain.

Activism

“We’re Under Attack”: Burlington, VT Holds Vigil for Orlando Shooting

More than 1,500 people gathered in Burlington on the evening of Monday, June 13th to hold a collective vigil for the 49 victims of the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Organized on the fly by the Pride Center of Vermont, the vigil celebrated Burlington's LGBTQ community and condemned ongoing violent homophobia and transphobia in Vermont and across the nation.

Middle East

Seven Syrians: War Accounts from Syrian Refugees – Book Review

Diego Cupolo’s short collection Seven Syrians: War Accounts from Syrian Refugees is a testimony to the innumerable voices often excluded from conventional coverage of war and conflict. Faces of presidents, generals, and world leaders flash across television screens as Cupolo quietly assembles a collection of flowing narratives of just seven of the estimated 2 million people that have fled the Syrian civil war.