Movement to Close Valley Nuke Heats Up

In the coming weeks there will be a series of rallies, courtroom actions, and a non-violent civil disobedience training camp. All are intended to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.... Read more »

Striking Verizon Workers Seek Public's Help

Hundreds of telephone and internet workers in the Valley went on strike on August 7. They work for Verizon Corporation. In 2010, Verizon's CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, was paid more than $18 million. The... Read more »

UMass Amherst, A Major Valley Employer, Is Run In Secret

The University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, with 26,000 students, more than 900 professors, and thousands of other workers, is one of the biggest employers in the Valley. Workers at UMass... Read more »

Northampton Company Mows Lawns With Sheep

A locally-owned company is offering sheep lawn mowing services in Northampton. The advantages of sheep over fossil fuel powered lawn mowers include: the animals are usually silent; they don’t... Read more »

Anti-Nuke Activists Celebrate Brattleboro Court Ruling

On July 18, a federal judge in Brattleboro ruled that the state of Vermont had a better case than Entergy Corporation of Louisiana. Entergy wanted the judge to force Vermont to let Entergy run its... Read more »