Posts filed under: Cost of War

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...
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...