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-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...
Click here to contribute to our campaign to better compensate the people of color (POC) that work with the PJC and keep our work alive! In recognition of the oppression that BIPOC are surviving, even while doing the work to...
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)...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director   I was dismayed when I read an article in the Burlington Free Press on Thanksgiving called “Turkey Twists” that made no mention of the mythology surrounding the holiday, the true violence of its history,...
-Kason Hudman, PJC Volunteer & Facilitator For people interested in resisting large corporations, the many sins of Amazon are discussed so often that it has almost become cliché. However, due to its unusually broad influence on the marketplace and our...
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine A 2018 report by the World Health Organization found that “there was an unprecedented number of attacks on healthcare in the Gaza Strip in the context of the Great March of Return.” Over the...
-Aris Garcia, PJC Volunteer Coordinator & Assistant Store Manager As holidays from various cultures approach, we in one way or another are preparing for the coming together of family, both biological and chosen. The tradition here in the United States...