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The following is one of many speeches given during the  November 8th “Nobody is Above the Law” protest in response to Jeff Sessions leaving the white house. Click here for more information. -Guest post by Gene Bergman Good evening, I’m...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director I am anticipating this Thursday with much ambivalence. I love to be with friends and family, I love to cook and to eat, I love a day with the wood stove going and games to...
In 2015, a Saudi Arabia-led coalition (including the USA) launched an airstrike against Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East. This war has led to the largest humanitarian crisis on the globe today. Half of Yemen’s 28 million people...
Volunteers around Vermont started organizing a year ago with MoveOn.org to prepare rapid response protests in the event that Trump interfered with Mueller’s investigation. In firing Jeff Sessions and assigning Whittaker (not Rosenstein) as Mueller’s supervisor, Trump has crossed the...
Photo: Hanging in a meeting room at the Hartford Town Offices, this image represents the “typical”, white Vermonter.   -McKenzie Imhoff, PJC Racial Justice Intern Vermont’s whiteness is not an unknown fact: in light of the recent Saturday Night Live...
by Richard Czaplinski, President, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57 A hundred years ago, in a railcar in a forest in France, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11, 1918,...
Celebrating and Reclaiming Armistice Day Burlington, VT — ​ At the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 thmonth in 1918 World War I ended. On this 100th anniversary Burlington will call to commemorate the armistice and to abolish war with (a) church bell...
By Netdahe Stoddard         I don’t have to tell you that our current political leaders are promoting violence against, and denying equal rights to, People of Color, women, LGBTQIA folks and all political opponents of the right. Meanwhile, every shade...
Photo from US Campaign for Palestinian Rights -Kathy Shapiro, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   Many journalists, politicians and Zionists today accuse people who support BDS of anti-Semitism.  In the U.S. to date, laws have been passed in 25 state...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director When my partner, Jules, showed me the headlines Saturday morning about the murders at the Pittsburg Tree of Life Synagogue during their Shabbat service, I was deeply rattled. I imagined being there. I imagined my...