Posts filed under: Cost of War

By Richard Czaplinski “I’m for peace, but not your kind of peace.” So said a man as he came up close to me while I led the Vermont Veterans For Peace (VFP) “Budget Banner” down State Street during the July...
by Robin Lloyd, PJC founder and member Why do I want to take part in the Poor People’s Campaign, especially its focus this week on militarism and gun violence? I’m not a poor person, but I have an aversion to...
The Peace & Justice Center, and affiliated groups are proud to announce the second Vermont Peace Conference: Building a World Beyond War, on Saturday May 12 from 9:30 – 4:30 pm at the Old North End Community Center on 20...
Adrienne Kinne is a ten-year Army Veteran and an 11-year peace activist, now the Vice President of the Veterans For Peace US National Board of Directors. She has also served as the President of the Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans...
Last month, the Peace & Justice Center hosted an anti-militarism game night at the University Of Vermont Interfaith Center. It was a great success! The games included Jeopardy and Jenga with a trivia twist, incorporating questions about various different military...
Thank you Margaret Harrington, Dr. John Reuwer and Channel 17 for this show. We are so excited for our Nuclear War and Weapons Movie Week to start tonight with the 1984 movie Threads at UVM. For more info on Dr....
Join our Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week later this month! This series is designed and supported by Dr. John Reuwer in partnership with the Peace & Justice Center’s programming team. Each film is being hosted by a different partnering group....
Hi all, If you haven’t heard yet, the campaign to put the F35 issue on the Burlington March ballot was a great success!  Our sincere thanks to everyone who worked on and supported this wonderful effort. Due to the steadfast work of...
What are you afraid of?  A fairly simple question with any number of possible answers.  If I asked every person who read this post to make a list of their greatest fears, there are a few items that would appear...
by Gabriella Ribeiro and Rob Persons, PJC Peacework Interns On August 9th, 2017 a number of Peace & Justice Center volunteers, interns, and staff members came together and performed an informative pop-up piece that gave insight into the current and...
Press release: August 4, 2017 On Sunday, August 6, marchers in Burlington will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by gathering at the top of Church St. at 7 pm and walking and singing...
Dear Friends and Family, Yesterday was my second day attending the United Nations New York convention for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. I hope the news of the US shooting down Syrian jets and the Russians buzzing US military aircraft,...
The Peace & Justice Center is delighted to share screenings being hosted in various places throughout Vermont next month. Each screening will be followed by a panel and/or Q&A. VT PBS, local communities and the PJC are coming together to do...
By Rachel Siegel Before I worked at PJC, I had focused much of my activist work on anti-war ef- forts, economic justice (through job train- ing for women and healthcare access), and social justice issues (especially feminist, queer and racial...
PJC co-founder, Robin Lloyd, along with St. Michael’s professors Laurie Gagne and John Reuwer, attended the World Beyond War conference in Washington DC last weekend. The event brought together non-violence advocates and anti-war activists and organizations in an intense sharing experience that...
War is a Racket Performance and Discussion at the Fletcher Free Library, May 25 at 6pm A lively and engaging reenactment of the prescient words of Major General Smedley Butler, War is a Racket is a one person show based on General...
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect their nation and those they love, etc. As I see...
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect their nation and those they love, etc. As I see...
When people think about war, they relate their thoughts to newspapers and statistics. These provide numbers that demonstrate the tangible outcome of a conflict: deaths of soldiers and civilians, wounded people, deserted towns, and the territory covered.  Problem is that...
Constant gun shots, bullets pelting from the sky, blood, and death; these are the four main things that veterans were in touch with when they were out on duty. When they return to their home country, soldiers keep these things...
Throughout time there have been many soldiers who have turned into authors who have given us the experience of war through writing. Many of them are civilians in the midst of war, and amongst them are many women who have...
The price of war is… Does anyone have a factual, ethical, and moral way to finish that sentence? Wars only take things from people, their societies, their governments, and most importantly their futures. Since January 2012 the Peace & Justice...
On this day, people on all continents will join together in joint actions to focus public, political, and media attention on the costs of military spending and the need for new priorities.  The Peace & Justice Center is organizing events...
On February 15th, the Peace and Justice Center will have the privilege of hosting author Kathleen Barry who will present her riveting lecture ‘Overcoming Masculine Violence in War and at Home: A Call to Action’ at Burlington City Hall in...
On Wednesday night, Omar al-Mashhadi led a conversation in the Fletcher Room of the Fletcher Free library about his experiences and culture in Iraq and the work he is doing with his paintings. All of these paintings are on sale for...
On Wednesday night, Omar al-Mashhadi led a conversation in the Fletcher Room of the Fletcher Free library about his experiences and culture in Iraq and the work he is doing with his paintings. All of these paintings are on sale for...
The Road to Iraq— part of our ongoing Cost of War speaker and film series. An intimate conversation on Iraq led by Omar al-Mashhadi. Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm....
Members of the Middlebury College Amnesty International Chapter will be participating in a support demonstration for Syrian civilians. The chapter invited all those interested to attend: “Come join us in support of Syrian civilians this Saturday March 17th from 10am-12pm...