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-Peter Lackowski, Seeds for Venezuela In January I will be traveling to Venezuela with a delegation organized by William Camacaro, a Venezuelan-American activist whom Sharyl Green and I know well after several trips. The United States government has created a...
It is my responsibility as the director of this organization and as a white person to do all I can to stand with the People of Color who are central to this work and to compensate them as equitably as...
-Garrett Donnelly, PJC Volunteer In 1863, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a congenial national holiday. But the first harvest fest in 1621 would have been solely Pilgrims if not for their shooting-for-sport which spurred Osamequin, the Massasoit (monarch of the Wampanoag)...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director   I was dismayed when I read an article in the Burlington Free Press on Thanksgiving called “Turkey Twists” that made no mention of the mythology surrounding the holiday, the true violence of its history,...
-Kason Hudman, PJC Volunteer & Facilitator For people interested in resisting large corporations, the many sins of Amazon are discussed so often that it has almost become cliché. However, due to its unusually broad influence on the marketplace and our...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine A 2018 report by the World Health Organization found that “there was an unprecedented number of attacks on healthcare in the Gaza Strip in the context of the Great March of Return.” Over the...
-Aris Garcia, PJC Volunteer Coordinator & Assistant Store Manager As holidays from various cultures approach, we in one way or another are preparing for the coming together of family, both biological and chosen. The tradition here in the United States...
-Richard Czaplinski, President, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57   It’s been one hundred and one years since the Armistice was signed that ended the First World War. That war was so horrific that it was viewed...
By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Morton Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America, is riled up about recent comments about Gaza by Bernie Sanders. At the 2019 annual conference of the liberal, pro-Israel advocacy organization...
-Rosanne Greco , PJC Member and member of Save Our Skies/Stop the F-35s There is evidence that the Burlington F-35 basing selection process was corrupt.  This evidence came to light as part of a lawsuit against the Secretary of the...