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-Kristen Connors, former PJC staff I am thrilled to see more and more Fair Trade certified products on the grocery store shelves, and in other retail settings.  Not only are more Fair Trade certified products available to consumers, but also the number of Fair...
By Ashley Smith, member: PJC, Democratic Socialists of America, and Community Voices for Immigrant Rights This commentary is by Ashley Smith, of Burlington, a socialist writer and activist who writes for various publications including Harpers, Truthout, Jacobin, Against the Current,...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   November was another bloody month in Occupied Palestine. The Al Quds Center reported that Israeli occupation forces killed 43 Palestinians last month – 3 in Hebron, 1 from Jenin, 1 from Jerusalem,...
-Betsy McGavisk and Ashley Smith, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights A powerful policing apparatus threatens the rights, livelihood and safety of undocumented immigrants in our state. The combined forces of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP),...
-Richard Czaplinski, President of Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57 Christmas, 1914. The First World War had started only months before on July 28, 1914. The proximate cause of the war was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand...
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photo from 7 Days By Kahlia Livingston, PJC Board of Directors Oh, no Brandon Del Pozo, your recent headlines have almost brought me to a loss for words.  During this past summer, Chief of Police Brandon Del Pozo created an...
-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)...