Andrew Simon 
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Re: “Burlington Voters Will Weigh $21.8 Million Mall-Related Question

TIF is essentially a bad bet that the next generation will have to pay off. The "industrial growth" economy that depends on unrelenting expansion of production and revenues is a dead end powered by fossil fuel and greed. So here's why I'm voting against the TIF in November: we need a downtown development that fits the real needs of the coming decades. Not one that encourages production and consumption of needless items imported from China, but one based on Earth-friendly principles and real, useful, locally-produced things. Yes that includes restaurants, grocery stores, child care centers, farmers markets, even gift and clothing shops. It is not the Sinex Towers project. Vote no and save the future for your kids and grandkids.

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Posted by Andrew Simon on 09/28/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Bus Fair? CCTA Drivers Get Ready to Strike

This is what strikes come down to: risky collective action against institutions that aren't listening or acting responsibly. As bus riders, we have to act in solidarity with the drivers' union so the whole system can get better. This is what happened in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. The African-American community stood in solidarity against racism and they won. They organized carpools, they walked, they helped each other. We need to do the same next week if the CCTA management refuses to negotiate fairly with the drivers. Let's work together.

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Posted by Andrew Simon on 03/06/2014 at 7:21 AM

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