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-Michaela Compo, PJC Fair Trade Intern The term environmental racism was coined by Benjamin Chavez to refer to the movement developed in the 1970’s and 80’s, but the idea can be traced back over 500 years to when the Europeans...
-By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine The community of Sur Bahir, in occupied East Jerusalem, experienced its worst fears on Monday, July 22, when Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers and other heavy machinery, arrived at about 2:15 a.m....
HARTFORD, V.T.–On Wednesday, August 14th, community organizers from the group Rise! Upper Valley, along with hundreds of supporters, demonstrated outside Hartford Town Hall, Hartford, V.T. in response to the detention of 18 Hartford and Lebanon community members. Federal Immigration and...
-Andrew Schoerke, member of Peace & Justice Center and Veterans for Peace The confrontation between the United Sates and Iran is escalating daily. It began on May 8, 2018 when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Nuclear Arms Agreement...
– Tim Nyhus, former PJC Intern Meeting Ms. Sasamori and Mr. Yamashita and hearing them speak about their lives was profoundly emotional for me. I was already fairly knowledgeable of the politics that orchestrated the terror hibakusha endured, the quantitative aspects...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   Joe Biden fared very poorly in a recent candidates’ debate that featured Kamala Harris, to her credit, taking him to school on the difference between civil rights and states’ rights.  But it...
– Ashley Smith This commentary is by Ashley Smith, of Burlington, who is a socialist writer and activist. He writes for various publications including Truthout, Jacobin, and New Politics. We are witnessing a full scale humanitarian crisis in our country....
Don’t let the horror of what’s happening in our country paralyze you. The situation is not new (see the History of Concentration Camps in the US) but because there is heightened awareness, we are in a moment of possible change....
-Anna Shea, Peacework Intern   This past week, Wayfair workers in Massachusetts walked out on the job to protest the company furnishing ICE detention facilities with $200,000 worth of furniture. This action has made people question what other companies and groups...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Eight weeks ago, in the occupied West Bank, Israeli soldiers, full armed, descended on an elementary school for Palestinian kids in the city of Hebron.  They abducted a nine-year-old named Zein.  (The arrest was captured on...