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Israeli Occupation of Palestine Begins 54th Year – No End in Sight   -By BDS Committee, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   The ice-cream brand will stop advertising on Facebook, Inc., and Instagram FOR A MONTH starting July 1. Why?...
–Kristen Connors, former PJC staff member Recently, I participated in the Peace & Justice Center’s Toxic Whiteness discussion group for the first time in the two years since I moved from Vermont to Cleveland, Ohio.  Members of my extended family...
-By Kina Thorpe, Dayna Stimson, and Ashley Smith, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights Video: United in the Fight for Liberation. Message from people inside Mesa Verde Detention Center in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement. The Black-led multiracial working-class uprising...
-Elise Guyette; author, historian, and PJC member We propose to change the name of “Negro Brook” in Townshend to Susanna Toby Brook. Susanna (1750– 1855) lived in Townshend, sometimes Acton, beginning as early as 1810 for at least 40 years. She...
-Hannah Stump, former PJC Intern Content Warning: Sexual assault, abuse. Though slavery’s existence precedes written records, it is not a thing of the past. It is a dehumanizing practice still prevalent in societies across the world today, and most often...
-Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, Written by Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) (Excerpted)   We can’t breathe until we’re free! Palestinians stand in solidarity with Black Americans      Art by @shirien.creates   The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC),...
We were grateful to host the webinar on Racial Justice Work in Vermont. Being able to highlight such a range of work related to Racial Justice was inspiring. It is our hope that people who attended will choose at least...
  In response to the latest senseless loss of life by police murder to go viral, the heinous killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the murders of Ahmaud Arbury, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, we have compiled...
-Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Israel approves 7,000 new settlement units in southern West Bank By Yuma Patel, Excerpted from Mondoweiss, May 8, 2020 Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has approved the expansion of the mega...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director May 13, 2020  I set out four days ago on a drive from Burlington, Vermont to Durango, Colorado, to pick up my 16-year-old daughter, Gertie. She had gone home with a friend during spring break and...