Posts filed under: Anti-war

Students at two U.S. universities vote to divest from Israel BY MICHAEL ARRIA  SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Columbia University have both passed historic resolutions calling......
-Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   A Progressive FOR Palestine: Rep. Betty McCollum Minnesota Congressional Rep. Betty McCollum was presented with a Champion of Palestinian Rights......
-Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, Written by JOSH RUEBNER, Excerpted from Mondoweiss,  AUGUST 12, 2020 The Democratic Party’s pyramid of support for Israel is crumbling The Top:......
-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......
-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......
–Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Media Reports from Occupied Palestine Number of Palestinian Child Prisoners Increases Excerpted from an article by Yumna Patel Despite the global......
–Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Israel May Block Coronavirus Respirators, Aid, to Gaza Motasem A. Dalloul, from Informed Comment In response to a humanitarian appeal launched by......
-Excerpts from an article by Jonathan Ofir in Mondoweiss, Based on an article in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. Submitted by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine  Soccer players in......
Middle East Eye: Family of Palestinian mangled by bulldozer condemn Israel Belal al-Naem was appalled when he saw the footage: an Israeli bulldozer dragging, mutilating and dangling a Palestinian’s corpse......
-Compiled, Re-Titled & Adapted for Length by Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   Major League Baseball (MLB) Strikes Out: Stops Running Promotions of Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on......
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice In Palestine January 9: Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funneled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for......
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......
-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......
-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......
-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......
-Richard Czaplinski, President, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57   It’s been one hundred and one years since the Armistice was signed that ended the First World......
By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Morton Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America, is riled up about recent comments about Gaza by Bernie Sanders. At......
-Rosanne Greco , PJC Member and member of Save Our Skies/Stop the F-35s There is evidence that the Burlington F-35 basing selection process was corrupt.  This evidence came to light......
-Dan Maxon, PJC Direct Trade Partner Dan Maxon runs El Billete Imports, buying Ecuadorian textiles and handicrafts directly from the weavers and artisanos, with many of the products available in......
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......
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......
-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......
-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......
-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......
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine According to information from a U.N. body and shared by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, at least 206 Palestinians have been shot dead,......
-By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine The community of Sur Bahir, in occupied East Jerusalem, experienced its worst fears on Monday, July 22, when Israeli soldiers, accompanied by......
-Andrew Schoerke, member of Peace & Justice Center and Veterans for Peace The confrontation between the United Sates and Iran is escalating daily. It began on May 8, 2018 when......
– Tim Nyhus, former PJC Intern Meeting Ms. Sasamori and Mr. Yamashita and hearing them speak about their lives was profoundly emotional for me. I was already fairly knowledgeable of the......
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   Joe Biden fared very poorly in a recent candidates’ debate that featured Kamala Harris, to her credit, taking him to school on......
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Eight weeks ago, in the occupied West Bank, Israeli soldiers, full armed, descended on an elementary school for Palestinian kids in the city......
– By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   Texas Court Victory for Free Speech in the U.S. & the Palestinian BDS Movement A Federal Court in Texas handed......
By Commentary Editor’s note: This commentary is by retired Air Force Col. Rosanne Greco, who is a candidate for adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard. She spent 30 years on......
– Charlie Kleinfeld, PJC Racial Justice Intern Minutes after the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the legitimate president of Venezuela, the Trump administration announced their official backing of......
GAZA UNDER SIEGE Shattered Lives ∞ Shattered Limbs By Mark Hage Vermonters for Justice in Palestine SHOOTING TO KILL In 2018, Israeli soldiers killed 290 Palestinians living under military occupation,......
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine 2018 for millions of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza marked another year of brutal military occupation and siege,......
– By Richard Czaplinski, President Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 5   In all the controversy and discussion about the F35s coming to Burlington (jobs, noise, dangers to......
– Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Since 2001, thousands of U.S. police and agents from the FBI, CIA, and ICE have attended special programs either in Israel or here......
— by Kina Thorpe, PJC Program Coordinator There are a lot of things that we agree with Bernie Sanders on. While he leans left on many things, there are positions......
Montpelier, VT (November 29, 2018): For the first time in 20 years, the all expense-paid trips to Israel that bring together American law enforcement with Israeli military and riot police......
In 2015, a Saudi Arabia-led coalition (including the USA) launched an airstrike against Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East. This war has led to the largest humanitarian crisis......
Volunteers around Vermont started organizing a year ago with MoveOn.org to prepare rapid response protests in the event that Trump interfered with Mueller’s investigation. In firing Jeff Sessions and assigning......
by Richard Czaplinski, President, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57 A hundred years ago, in a railcar in a forest in France, on the 11th hour of......
Celebrating and Reclaiming Armistice Day Burlington, VT — ​ At the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 thmonth in 1918 World War I ended. On this 100th anniversary Burlington will call to commemorate......
Photo from US Campaign for Palestinian Rights -Kathy Shapiro, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   Many journalists, politicians and Zionists today accuse people who support BDS of anti-Semitism.  In the......
On Wednesday, September 26th, peace activist Medea Benjamin joined us at the Peace & Justice Center to give a talk about the subject of her new book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics......
“Whatever a soldier believes when they begin their military service, there is no way to behave ethically in the occupied territories. It’s a system in which Palestinians are always treated......
Absolute submission to Israeli authority is required of every Palestinian under military occupation. When past lessons in submission fail to induce acceptable levels of obedience, fear and collaboration, then these......
YouTube issues a warning: This video may be inappropriate for some viewers.” Assurances must then be given by said viewers that they “understand and wish to proceed’’ before being permitted......
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......
“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......
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......
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......
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......
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......
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......
I was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon 12 years after my parents were forced to flee the Upper Galilee in historical Palestine. They lost their home, land,......
Note: This piece is being published as part of a regular series to bring under-reported Palestinian voices to Vermonters. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21 was killed on June 1......
by Robin Lloyd, PJC founder and member Why do I want to take part in the Poor People’s Campaign, especially its focus this week on militarism and gun violence? I’m......
Guest post by By Mark Hage from Vermonters for Justice in Palestine May 15, 2018   There are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees worldwide, and greater than half remain de......
The Peace & Justice Center, and affiliated groups are proud to announce the second Vermont Peace Conference: Building a World Beyond War, on Saturday May 12 from 9:30 – 4:30......
Adrienne Kinne is a ten-year Army Veteran and an 11-year peace activist, now the Vice President of the Veterans For Peace US National Board of Directors. She has also served......
Afghan Peace Volunteers and friends celebrate International Day of Peace in Kabul, Sept 2017 March 1, 2018 Here in Kabul, as the rising sun begins to warm our chilly rooms,......
Last month, the Peace & Justice Center hosted an anti-militarism game night at the University Of Vermont Interfaith Center. It was a great success! The games included Jeopardy and Jenga......
As you know, our campaign to stop the F-35 from coming to Burlington scored a major victory with the passage of Ballot Item #6 last week, by a solid 55-45%......
It is not too late to stop the F35s from coming to Vermont. Other communities have made stopped a planned basing this late in the process. A strong response at......
Thank you Margaret Harrington, Dr. John Reuwer and Channel 17 for this show. We are so excited for our Nuclear War and Weapons Movie Week to start tonight with the......
Join our Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week later this month! This series is designed and supported by Dr. John Reuwer in partnership with the Peace & Justice Center’s programming team.......
“Allyship is work. It’s hard, important work. As one of the facilitators for the Privilege and Accountability workshop I’m grateful for the opportunity to explicitly challenge the notion of learning......
Hi all, If you haven’t heard yet, the campaign to put the F35 issue on the Burlington March ballot was a great success!  Our sincere thanks to everyone who worked on and......
At 1:00 on Saturday, while Women’s March events worldwide were having a minute of silence for women’s equality, we had a minute of yelling — a wild rumpus! This was......
What is militarism, how does it influence American society, economics, politics and culture? These are some of the questions we will be exploring as a study group on militarism. Vermont......
What are you afraid of?  A fairly simple question with any number of possible answers.  If I asked every person who read this post to make a list of their......
Ellen Davidson and I are both active members of Veterans for Peace, and have organized two solidarity delegations to Occupied Palestine. The delegation’s intent was to join with Palestinian nonviolent......
For the last few years the Peace & Justice Center has offered a Reading Frederick Douglass Book Discussion Group led by Dr. Emily Bernard. This year Dr. Bernard proposed reading......
by Gabriella Ribeiro and Rob Persons, PJC Peacework Interns On August 9th, 2017 a number of Peace & Justice Center volunteers, interns, and staff members came together and performed an......
Press release: August 4, 2017 On Sunday, August 6, marchers in Burlington will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by gathering at the top......
The Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center has lead a partnership of peace groups to craft the following letter. They are looking for individuals statewide to join them in contacting......
Interested in becoming a PJC Event Facilitator? Join us, Sunday, October 29 from 3-4:30 at the Peace & Justice Center for a Prospective Facilitator Gathering to learn about becoming a......
Through a series of interviews, university speeches, and lifelong activist work, the book Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis gives valuable insight into the power, influence, and interconnectivity......
Dear Friends and Family, Yesterday was my second day attending the United Nations New York convention for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. I hope the news of the US shooting......
Building A World Beyond War: What Will It Take? Conference Funding provided by the U.S. Women’s International League for Peace and  Freedom (WILPF), the Mercy Peace Initiative, and member groups......
It is a busy time for activist mobilization. We are aware of four more national marches in the next few months: Science March, April 22 People’s Climate March, April 29......
By Rachel Siegel Before I worked at PJC, I had focused much of my activist work on anti-war ef- forts, economic justice (through job train- ing for women and healthcare......
Today is a day that reminds us of the importance of our commitment to nonviolence and civil rights. The work we, together, have done and will continue to do prepares......
PJC co-founder, Robin Lloyd, along with St. Michael’s professors Laurie Gagne and John Reuwer, attended the World Beyond War conference in Washington DC last weekend. The event brought together non-violence advocates and......
“I hope that Oriented can help people unlearn their defensive and divisive behavior and ’embrace the grey’ of the complex human stories that may lead us to a reconstructive attitude......
More than 250 people participated in this year’s Penny Poll. Thanks to the Will Miller Chapter of Green Mountain Veterans for Peace for tabling with us and to all who......
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The PJC agreed to co-sponsor a presentation by Ken O’Keefe based on our knowledge of him as a staunch anti-war and human rights activist. We did not expect......
Come join us on Church Street this Friday, April 15 for our Tax Day Penny Poll and tell us how you think your taxes should be spent! What would you......
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel began an urgent dialogue with Ben & Jerry’s in 2011 over its franchise in Israel, which shares its name and social mission, and manufactures......
We are excited to offer a Surveillance Drones Presentation on Thursday, March 3rd from 7:00-8:00pm,  at Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602. This presentation offers a basic overview of the......
We are excited to offer a Surveillance Drones Presentation on Wednesday, January 27th from 7:00-8:00pm,  at Charlotte Public Library, 115 Ferry Rd, Charlotte. This presentation offers a basic overview of......
Surveillance technology in the United States is extremely advanced, and its newest up-and-coming tool comes in the form of drones. There is relatively little legislation surrounding the private, commercial, and......
The Peace & Justice Center will be hosting a Drone Quilt Block Making Party with a special screening of the film “Wounds of Waziristan” at the Huntington Public Library on......
In 1946 The School of the Americas (currently known as Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation  began training Latin American soldiers in “counterinsurgency operations” out of Fort Benning Georgia. Upon......
The presentation above was made by Alix Mcatee who was the Cost of War: Focus on Drones intern at the Peace & Justice Center in the summer of 2015. She......
Join members of the Peace & Justice Center staff at the Center (60 Lake Street) for tea, dessert and conversation about effective approaches to recruiting for peace. This training explores......
Amelia Boynton-Robinson, a long time Civil Rights activist has passed away at age 104. Boynton-Robinson, initially coming to fame for her participation in the Selma-Montgomery marches during the Civil Rights......