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FaRied Munarsyah 
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Re: “Mayor: The Encampment by Burlington City Hall to Be Off-Limits

How about coming up with some constructive concepts and bringing them to your next town meeting.
Not disagreeing with your post necessarily, but Burlington doesnt have town meetings. At least not in the sense that other towns in Vermont do. If youre talking about bringing a proposal to be voted on during city elections, Burlngton also has no citizen-sponsored ballot initiatives, no matter how many voters petition for the proposal.

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 08/19/2019 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Activists Demand Burlington Fire Cops Involved in Violent Incidents

By numbers, most victims of police violence are white men often of working class background. Standing up against their victimizers arent exploiting, Patrick. Its recognizing the common enforcers for a ruling class and for the system that exploits every one of us. Its called solidarity.

Working whites are the primary victims of White Supremacy. Many whites recognize this and some march with BLM on the streets, agitate for social justice or at least support reforms.

But where are the rest and what the hell are they waiting for? That is the question.

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 05/10/2019 at 5:02 AM

Re: “Shannon Raises Most Cash of All Burlington Council Candidates

OK, so whats the deal with Adrians $118 donation?

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 02/06/2019 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Infinite Possibility? Mayoral Candidate Culcleasure Aims to Lead From Behind

It amazes me how, three times out of three, your reporting never mentioned any of the unique, concrete policy proposals that Infinite for Mayor campaign has put out and endlessly mentioned in every NPA meeting and candidate forum. Reflecting both Infinite's longtime leadership at his Ward's NPA, as well as his campaign's main principle of community participation, these proposals include:

City charter amendment to enhance the status of Neighborhood Planning Assembly resolutions from advisory to something with actual teeth, legal power that require the City Council to take up for consideration and formally respond to.

Adequate, independent and equitable funding structure for the NPAs to replace the current, underfunded patronage model of funding, to provide childcare, meal, youth activities, transport, interpretation services, even stipends for low income residents attending NPA meetings or other programs, with the goal of elimination of all barriers to participation.

Review Weinberger-era changes to the original Livable Wage Ordinance, reversing exclusion of businesses with contract relationship with the city including municipal-owned land and property on the waterfront, the airport and downtown area, which effectively exclude the very workers, in retail and service, the LWO was designed to help.

In contrast to our campaign's serious policy proposals, our opponents differences have been essentially symbolic. Regardless of passage of the F-35 ballot issue, or whether the mural comes down before or after the election, systemic racism in our city and militarism in our foreign policy will continue.

Please give us reporting that reflect the importance of this upcoming city election.

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 02/15/2018 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Infinite Possibility? Mayoral Candidate Culcleasure Aims to Lead From Behind

City charter amendment to enhance the status of Neighborhood Planning Assembly resolutions from advisory to something with actual teeth, legal power that require the City Council to take up for consideration and formally respond to.

Adequate, independent and equitable funding structure for the NPAs to replace the current, underfunded patronage model of funding.

Review and reverse Weinberger administrations' 2013 changes to the Livable Wage Ordinance that exclude businesses with contract relationship with the city including municipal-owned land and property on the waterfront, the airport and downtown area, which effectively exclude the very workers, in retail and service, which the LWO was designed to help.

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 02/15/2018 at 3:07 AM

Re: “Culcleasure Vows to Remain in Burlington Mayoral Race

------ "At what point will Mr. Culcleasure accept responsibility for his crimes? Through his actions he directly ruined the lives of numerous addicts to whom he sold narcotics, and his associates in his first criminal enterprise fatally shot a young girl in the head just to make a point. His response to date; all those white kids asking me for drugs made me a drug dealer. Way to blame your victims."

At what point will Pat Cashman accept that nobody gives a shit about his white fragility? Move Stop the guilt by association. He accepted responsibility by not contesting and pleading guilty in the court of law, then doing his time, then more than repaid his debt to society by dedicating his life working to serve Burlington's communities in various roles, especially youths and working families for the last twenty years.

Unless you can show that you've brought the same level of commitment to community service, or have inspired as many people as he has, or even simply have the guts to step up and run for public office, I suggest you move on, Pat.

At least please find something less repetitive, maybe a somewhat more interesting angle to present your racist argument.

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 02/10/2018 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Twenty-Nine Arrested After Protest Disrupts Shumlin Inauguration

Way to side with the powerful there, Seven Days!

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Posted by FaRied Munarsyah on 01/09/2015 at 3:10 PM

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