See National Bird with VT PBS this April

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 this. We are excited to help make connections to members of the Will Miller Chapter of …

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War is a Racket!

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 Butler’s incisive book of the same name that outlined the military industrial complex two decades …

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“Where Soldiers Come From”: perception of a soldier’s life

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 it, the main problem with enlisting is that regardless of what nation one is a …

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Invisible Cost of War

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 there are a plethora of issues that media doesn’t talk about because they can’t be …

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Article Based on: Hell and Back Again: A film by Danfung Dennis

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 in their mind. Escaping what one experienced is not easy because it sticks in one’s …

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