Monday, January 30, 2012


Photographs from a rally in Burlington, Vermont in opposition to Judge Murtha's ruling about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Entergy corporation, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FED UP Rally

The following images are from a recent rally by the group FED UP, a group that organizes for reproductive rights, ending sexual violence, and economic equality for women. Occuring in Burlington, the rally to end rape culture, sexism, and patriarchy marched from the University of Vermont campus, past "fraternity row", (the former site of Sigma Epsilon, which distributed the now infamous "rape survey" that caught national headlines).

FED UP members mount a banner at the steps of Burlington's City Hall

Members of FED UP march and demonstrate against patriarchy and rape culture on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace

Two Ben & Jerry's customers watch as the rally passes by their window

Peg Luhrs of Burlington speaks candidly and courageously about sexism and patriarchy at a teach-in following the march through Burlington

Surrounded by signs touting the renewed passion for Women's rights and the fight to and sexism, Emily Eck, a student at UVM speaks about the continuing culture of rape and sexual violence at that university

Friday, January 20, 2012

Occupy Goes to Washington

The following images are from a recent trip to Washington D.C. to cover the Occupy Congress event on January 17th.

Occupiers rally on the National Mall on the first day of legislative session

The Capital Police Department responds to a gathering of several thousand Occupiers

Occupiers are pushed and arrest from their location in front of the Capitol by Police forces

An Occupier prepares to march by calling out to the 99 Percent

Gathering in front of the Newseum en route to the White House, Occupiers recite the
1st Amendment of the Constitution via the People's Mic

A group of Occupiers marshall the crowd together as they move towards the White House

Outside the White House, Occupiers join hands and meditate
as others live-stream to fellow Occupiers around the world.

Shortly after this photograph was taken a smoke grenade was lobbed into the crowd.

Read the accompanying article in Vermont Commons here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Leahy's Vote Sparks Protests in Burlington

Vermont residents protest outside of Senator Patrick Leahy's Burlington office

BURLINGTON: On the heels of Senator Patrick Leahy's vote in support of the National Defense Authorization Act residents of Burlington as well as Ferrisburg, Bristol, and other surrounding towns arrived outside Leahy's Main St. office building to protest his vote that supported, among other things, the codifying into law, the indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of American citizens.

Feeding off the national debate that the NDAA has stirred up, Vermonters demanded a meeting with Leahy's staff in order to air their grievances. Meeting yesterday at 4pm with Leahy's Chief of Staff John Tracey, the Vermonters expressed grave disappointment with their Senator. "Apparently the tradeoff of getting National Guard Representation on the Joint Chiefs of Staff was worth it to nullify our Constitution. Even with the signing statement, who's to say what interpretation the next President will have when they come into office?" said Jonathan Leavitt, a Burlington resident who attended the meeting.

John Tracy, Sen. Leahy's Chief of Staff speaks with Burlington residents in his Main St. office on Tuesday afternoon

"Senator Patrick Leahy has a long history of defending the Constitution and will continue to do so in the future" said Tracy who repeatedly, if somewhat robotically, articulated his admiration and dedication to Leahy despite the recent vote for NDAA which was subsequently signed into law by President Obama.

Meanwhile, the protest continued down on Main St. as various members of the press arrived to conduct interviews and photograph various protesters, some of whom concealed their faces, citing distortion of their words by the local corporate media in the past.

A Burlington protestor speaks anonymously with a journalist not far from Leahy's office

For more articles by Dylan Kelley please visit his journalism blog here.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Occupier Arrested at GOP debate in Concord

The following photographs were taken when a member of the Occupy NH Primary movement attempt to gain access to the public forum and debate (held on public property) of GOP candidates for President in Concord, NH. Explaining that he had the right to confront those who may be representing him the White House in 1 years time, he was refused access to the candidates as well as the public property they were debating on and after a struggle with GOP security forces was placed under arrest by the Concord Police Department.

Occupy the Primary

The following photographs were taken during the New Hampshire GOP primary and focus on the activities of the Occupy NH Primary movement.

The Occupy NH Primary encampment

Occupiers consult a journalist from The Weekly Standard in an attempt to get information on candidates schedules

Supporters of Rick Santorum gather in the town of Hollis, NH

Former Senator Rick Santorum speaks to a crowd in Hollis, NH that contains several discreetly position Occupiers intent on "bird-dogging" the candidate

An Occupier is confronted and glared at by a member of Santorum's personal security force

Screaming "END THE WAR AND TAX THE RICH" an Occupier is aggressively escorted off the premises of the Santorum event

Members of the international press corps gather to interview the Occupiers after their disruption at the Santorum event

Articulating a message about the effect of money in politics, an Occupier is interviewed by a major news outlet

Preparing for a candle-light vigil, Occupiers begin to mourn the death of the American Dream

An Occupier from Occupy Providence takes the scene in via smartphone

Occupiers gather at the base of a hill near St. Anselm college

Confronted by supporters of the GOP candidates, Occupiers begin chanting and singing about The 99 Percent

Mourning the death of the American Dream, Occupiers kneel in silence before a draped casket

Occupiers drop a banner from a large building outside the GOP debate hall in Concord

Nearly impossible to ignore, Occupiers glean the attention of a national media outlet once again

Occupiers lead a chant of "GET UP, GET DOWN, CONCORD IS A UNION TOWN!"

Across the street from the Occupiers, union demonstrators join in the chant

Orthodox Jews gather outside the debate hall as well to denounce Zion-ism and the United States support of the state of Israel

Embracing street theater, Occupiers marry a corporate "person" to a happy bride outside the GOP debate hall

A ranking officer from the Concord Police Department is given instructions by the GOP security forces that surround the hall

John Huntsman, the only GOP candidate to directly address media and demonstrators is quickly surrounded and overwhelmed with questions

An anonymous Occupier waves a flag of peace outside the GOP debate

A ranking police officer of the Concord Police Department postures in front of the line of protestors that surround the debate hall

Occupiers confront the GOP candidates as they flee the demonstrations that have surrounded the debate hall

Occupiers signal their opinions of the candidates as they depart the state of the New Hampshire for South Carolina's primary