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PJC staff and pets, from top left, Willow, Leo, Kina , Gavin, Rachel, Aris, Sookie, Klaus, and Amy Dear friends,   Things are changing so rapidly it is hard to keep up. Just two weeks ago we thought we might still host the Peace...
-Hannah Stump, PJC Intern Everyone in the United States has been impacted in one way or another by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Small and large companies alike are working remotely. Densely populated cities such as San Francisco have ordered residents...
-Excerpts from an article by Jonathan Ofir in Mondoweiss, Based on an article in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine  Soccer players in Gaza: Victims of Israeli Snipers On Friday [March 8], a...
-Rachel Siegel, Executive Director In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff of the Peace & Justice Center have decided to temporarily close our store and center to the public as of Friday, March 13. This decision aligns...
-The BDS Committee, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine In 2013, VTJP launched an international campaign calling on Ben & Jerry’s to end its Israeli franchise’s complicity with Israel’s illegal settlement regime in Occupied Palestine. While a great deal has happened...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director My class and race privilege limit my ability to do this work with the expertise and authenticity that this organization deserves.  I came to this solid understanding after participating in the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training...
-Elizabeth Dunford, PJC Intern In 1869 the United States Congress passed the 15th Amendment, securing the right to vote to all United States citizens, regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”[1] This legalized and allowed for the enforcement...
-By Betsy McGavisk and Ashley Smith (PJC Member) Editor’s note: This commentary is by Ashley Smith, of Burlington, a socialist writer and activist who writes for various publications including Harpers, Truthout, Jacobin, and New Politics, and Betsy McGavisk, of Burlington,...
Middle East Eye: Family of Palestinian mangled by bulldozer condemn Israel Belal al-Naem was appalled when he saw the footage: an Israeli bulldozer dragging, mutilating and dangling a Palestinian’s corpse in the besieged Gaza Strip. Then he found out it...