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I am a poet. I am a water protector. I’m also a being with memory. An enormous watershed of memory. I’m also a white person in America evaluating the values I hold. Better to evaluate how I Walk, not what...
On September 3, as we celebrated Labor Day in Vermont, the jobs of more than 30,000 Palestinians who work for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency  (UNRWA) were put at risk by the Trump administration’s sudden cancellation of U.S....
“I’m for peace, but not your kind of peace.” So said a man as he came up close to me while I led the Vermont Veterans For Peace (VFP) “Budget Banner” down State Street during the July 3, 2018, Montpelier...
Why get arrested? By Fairen Stark, Leland and Gray Union High School student Newfane, Vermont, For the children who cry out in the night for their families. Wrapped in silver Mylar blankets Rather than the arms of their parents. For...
Calls to ICE Tip Line (Williston ICE office) 1-866-DHS-2ICE   “Hello, I’m calling to report the kidnapping of immigrant children and the detention of immigrant families. The primary suspects’ names are Donald J Trump, Jeff Session, and Kirstjen Nielson. We...
Join various events around VT in recognition of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The atomic bombs that were dropped in Hiroshima (on August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9th) in 1945 changed the way that we view the dangers of...
By Richard Czaplinski “I’m for peace, but not your kind of peace.” So said a man as he came up close to me while I led the Vermont Veterans For Peace (VFP) “Budget Banner” down State Street during the July...
I’ve never been a marcher. I don’t like to feel used by anyone. But this time, I marched and wore black as requested. I marched because I am grieving for those 30 murdered young people. I never thought that our...
For six months in 2011 I lived in East Jerusalem, in the neighborhood of Wadi Joz, just adjacent to the Old City, and to Silwan where this boy’s story took place.  Silwan has been a Palestinian village for at least...
I am writing in support of a remarkable organization that deserves our attention and support. Planting Hope (PH) was started in 2001 by by Beth Merrill of Montpelier and is based in Montpelier and Matagalpa, Nicaragua. It has expanded to...