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(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File) by Ashley Smith, Democratic Socialists of America and Peace & Justice Center member After dragging its feet for months, the Democratic Party has finally launched an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. While this is welcome news,...
  by Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director I must be very clear: racism does not harm white people the same way it harms people of color. People of color die every day from racism. The harm it does to us,...
By Ashley Smith, Democratic Socials of America and PJC member What’s the cause of the so-called migrant crisis on the US border with Mexico? The Trump administration of course avoids this question preferring to demonize the human beings trying to...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine After ten long years of intensifying a brutal military occupation and expanding an illegal , Jewish-only settlement regime, laying siege to and savagely attacking Gaza, punishing the working class and poor, stoking the...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director Because there have been so many powerful, global climate justice actions1 recently, we have been asked at the Peace & Justice Center on more than a few occasions if environmental justice is part of our...
-Jennifer Decker, PJC Member How do healthy relationships happen in movement and political spaces?  The present time has immense potential because so many activists are engaging with this question.   Healthy relationships rely on curiosity, understanding, safety, delight, play, time, care,...
Amid growing resistance to the basing of the F-35A fighter-bomber planes at Burlington International Airport, several strategies have emerged: ongoing protests outside Senator Sanders’ office called Fridays at Bernie’s, legislative initiatives at the local and state level, larger scale protests,...
-Ashley Smith, PJC Member Trump is engaged in an all-out war on immigrants and refugees. He’s unleashed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the US borders and throughout the country: building the apartheid wall,...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine In early June, over half of the 2020 presidential candidates provided videos of support for the American Jewish Committee at its 2019 Global Forum in Washington D.C..  You can view them at the...
-Ian Stokes, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   International law is “a body of rules established by custom or treaty and recognized by nations as binding in their relations with one another” – a major aim is preventing war or...