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Amid growing resistance to the basing of the F-35A fighter-bomber planes at Burlington International Airport, several strategies have emerged: ongoing protests outside Senator Sanders’ office called Fridays at Bernie’s, legislative initiatives at the local and state level, larger scale protests,...
-Ashley Smith, PJC Member Trump is engaged in an all-out war on immigrants and refugees. He’s unleashed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the US borders and throughout the country: building the apartheid wall,...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine In early June, over half of the 2020 presidential candidates provided videos of support for the American Jewish Committee at its 2019 Global Forum in Washington D.C..  You can view them at the...
Click here for details on the Vermont Climate Strike. -Bram Moreinis, Teacher, Burlington Tech Center When Burlington School District teachers returned to work in August, after a year of training focused on Restorative Practice (building a culture of communication, empathy,...
-Hope Petaro, Montpelier High School Student and Race Against Racism Founder At the first-ever Race Against Racism — as the runners and walkers were taking off, cheered on by a crowd of people, with music booming in the background —...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine According to information from a U.N. body and shared by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, at least 206 Palestinians have been shot dead, including 37 children, during protests along Gaza’s eastern and northern...
-Michaela Compo, PJC Fair Trade Intern The term environmental racism was coined by Benjamin Chavez to refer to the movement developed in the 1970’s and 80’s, but the idea can be traced back over 500 years to when the Europeans...
-By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine The community of Sur Bahir, in occupied East Jerusalem, experienced its worst fears on Monday, July 22, when Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers and other heavy machinery, arrived at about 2:15 a.m....
HARTFORD, V.T.–On Wednesday, August 14th, community organizers from the group Rise! Upper Valley, along with hundreds of supporters, demonstrated outside Hartford Town Hall, Hartford, V.T. in response to the detention of 18 Hartford and Lebanon community members. Federal Immigration and...
-Andrew Schoerke, member of Peace & Justice Center and Veterans for Peace The confrontation between the United Sates and Iran is escalating daily. It began on May 8, 2018 when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Nuclear Arms Agreement...