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– By Richard Czaplinski, President Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 5   In all the controversy and discussion about the F35s coming to Burlington (jobs, noise, dangers to surrounding homes, schools and businesses, reliability, need, cost, to name...
We are greatly concerned about the uptick of antisemitic and other forms of hate crimes and violence in our country. We seek to ally with individuals, organizations, and congregations against these acts and towards a more just society. Peace &...
– By Wendy Coe, PJC Founder & Gene Bergman, former Board Chair Organizations as dynamic as the Peace & Justice Center activate many people, year after year. Quite often, people involved now know nothing of what happened before their time....
A few weeks ago, employees at HOPE Works, the rape crisis center in Burlington, expressed their frustration their leadership, specifically their Executive Director Cathleen Barkley. Following the organizing, an individual was fired — seemingly in retaliation. Since then, they have written an...
Khalid Myshkin and Kat O’Donnell In 2005, a Palestinian collective of trade unions and active members of Palestinian civil society called for BDS — Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions — against the State of Israel. Inspired by South Africa’s struggle against...
-by Jeanne Keller, PJC member   Obstruction of Justice: an act that “corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of...
– Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Since 2001, thousands of U.S. police and agents from the FBI, CIA, and ICE have attended special programs either in Israel or here in the U.S. with visiting Israeli military personnel.  Just weeks...
— by Kina Thorpe, PJC Program Coordinator There are a lot of things that we agree with Bernie Sanders on. While he leans left on many things, there are positions that are abhorrent to our organization and who we are...
Montpelier, VT (November 29, 2018): For the first time in 20 years, the all expense-paid trips to Israel that bring together American law enforcement with Israeli military and riot police have run into a snag – from Montpelier to New...
There is so much happening both locally and nationally to speak out against our government’s response to immigrants. Here are some things you can do to support the cause: 1. Educate yourself on Migrant Justice’s law suit against ICE: Listen...