“If you're not aware of your location in relation to the indigenous people's liberation struggles of whose lands you’re on, then any liberation that you're fighting for is still gonna be colonization." - Klee Benally, Navajo artist and activist of Big Mountain, Black Mesa, AZ
The Root is working to gain a deeper understanding of what this means so that we can be in solidarity with indigenous liberation. We live, work, and organize on colonized land. The history of the Native people in the Connecticut River Valley has been intentionally and violently replaced. What we have learned about the place where we live is from a colonizer perspective. To decolonize our minds and our spaces it is crucial to un-learn the history of this river valley, so that we can better understand the Indigenous narrative.
JUNE BREAKFAST MENUS
June 3rd – Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin Cheese & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.
June 7th - Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
June 10th –Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg, Cheese & Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Juice, Yogurt Parfait , Coffee
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 1 to June 3
June 1 - Salad Bar
Lettuce, tomato, Potato Salad,
Cheese, Boiled Eggs, Sliced Chicken,
Green Salad Fixings
The Democratic Party in Vermont is turning out to be a bunch of flaming hypocrites!
I'm not listing all the forums I have not been included in as a Democratic Party candidate for Governor of Vermont, but this is the most recent one I found out about today that I have been excluded from; and now I can see the Democrats for their true colors.
I have not yet been invited to any Governor candidate forum or debate in Brattleboro.
I’ve been called several times from the “U.S. Government Grant Dept.” in Washington DC, informing me that I have been selected to receive a $7000 grant that I “will never have to pay back”. The callers speak strange English. Not Indian Maybe Philippine.
I was just at Avenue Grocery on Western Ave and learned that there is a missing beagle somewhere in Brattleboro.
The dog was in Harmony Lot with its owner, got spooked and ran away. I was told that it is a shelter dog, named Gypsy, and could be anywhere from downtown to I-91.
If you see a confused, scared beagle out there, get in touch with Avenue Grovery and they can put you in touch with the owner.
Guilford Center Stage begins its second season with the premiere of a pair of one-act plays by Guilford playwright, Michael Nethercott, who also directs the production. “Nocturne Titanica” is a unique take on the sinking of the Titanic. “The Lace Jury” is based on the first American all-women jury of the 20th century. Interestingly, the historic events on which the plays are based happened within 6 months of each other in 1911 and 1912.
There will be three performances: Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm, and a matinee on Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm. at Broad Brook Grange.
From the Brattleboro Police:
On May 29, 2016 at 09:12 hours, members of the Brattleboro Police Department and Emergency Services responded to the Harris Hill Ski-Jump for a report of a possible deceased male.
Upon arrival it was determined the male was in fact deceased.
"I do not celebrate Memorial Day"
I do not celebrate this one day
to commemorate the war dead.
I do not honor this one day
to remember their sacrifice.
No, I will not honor them
on this one day…
Sanders Supporter Clara Daims (From Brattleboro) Files Emergency Injunction Before California PrimaryBy Kurt Daims | Mon, May 30 2016
Brattleboro should be proud.
1994, Ramsey Clark wrote in his The Fire This Time - US War Crimes in the Gulf, "The greatest crime since WWII has been US foreign policy," in Crime in America, 1970, "Crimes are meant to be prosecuted," and in Challenge to Genocide, 1998 that 'investments in the illegal and genocidal use of the nation’s Armed Forces, CIA and mass media will be made unprofitable and brought to an end through prosecution under the law'
May 30, 2016
Town Treasurer/ Finance Director
Town of Brattleboro
230 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
I was preparing bills and I just felt compelled to air a pet peeve that I have had for years.
Every year I get a Property Tax Statement that contains four tear off tabs that I am to mail in to the Town with a check for the quarterly payment of my property taxes.
From the Halls of Montezuma-To the shores of Tripoli (Marine’s Hymn)
In 1805, U.S. Marines and Berber mercenaries attacked the Tripolitan port city of Derna. The Marines and Berbers were on a mission to depose Yusuf Karamanli, the ruler of Tripoli. (Pirates from the Barbary States were seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom).
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/30/16
Monday, May 30, 2016
12:00 am Hunger Free VT - Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Hunger
1:54 am ArtStory Extra: "Art Extravaganza" Report 2016
2:00 am Valley Homegrown: Outer Stylie
3:00 am History Where It Happened: Bennington Museum Pt1
3:30 am Poem City - Reading with Poet Neil Shepard
NOTICE of MEETING
The Brattleboro Town Committee of the Progressive Party will meet on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 145 Green Street, 6:00 PM. The agenda will include: 1) Acceptance of new members 2) discuss and act on nomination of Mollie Burke as State Representative, District 2; 3) Other business
All interested persons welcome.
The PTB are constantly scrambling to find enemies that we can hate so they can continue their nefarious activities without scrutiny.
Here’s a few quotes on the subject:
"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.": Thich Nhat Hanh –
Hi folks -
I've looked on the parking enforcement website but cannot find any information concerning Disabled Parking. Is it free? Can a person park there all day?
Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!
How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!
This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from an unexpected stay-cation:
Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1
OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):
Give Away Videos
Canoe Available to Borrow
Large Garden Space to Share or Barter
ARTful Save of Permanently Stained Clothes
Do you Need Help with Your Computer?
Help Moving Items and/or Hauling Items to the WSWMD ENDS MAY
Vermont Sugar Maples
VERMONT STATE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION QUESTIONS TO CANDIDATES, including Cris Ericson for Governor,
on the Democratic Party primary election ballot Aug. 9, 2016.
Cris Ericson's responses below to VSEA.org Questions.
On Fri, 5/27/16, Susan DeVoid wrote:
Subject: VSEA Endorsement Process
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:26 AM
As per your request, please find the below questionnaire for the VSEA Endorsement Process. You may respond to my email address.
1. Should the work of State government be performed by State employees?
For a kid in the summer, nothing quite compares to having one’s own tree house to escape to to for privacy. It was the perfect place meet with friends. Parents knew where you were, but you were away from them and could see them coming. Just think of all the deep discussions that have been held by those admitted to treetop forts.
Tree houses aren’t just for kids to play in, of course. All around the world grown-ups build tree houses to work, play, and live in.