Posts filed under: Anti-war

Check out this story and video from Democracy Now! Peace activist Kathy Kelly is about to begin a three-month prison sentence for protesting the U.S. drone war at a military base in Missouri earlier this year. Kelly, along with another...
We Boycott Honeywell because of their manufacture of navigational and propulsive technology for Reaper drones, making them hundreds of millions of dollars for their work supplying one of the most potent tools there is for extrajudicial killing and American imperialism....
On Dec. 12, 2013, United States drone operators attacked a wedding party in Yemen killing at least 12 people.  Below is a video account of Abullah Huhammad Al-Tisi, who witnessed the attacked, quoted on Democracy Now Feb. 21, 2014. “We...
The Peace & Justice Center started their Cost of War program in 2012. The program focused on numerous costs of war, especially how soldiers are affected by war. In 2014, the program became specifically about drones. As I am finishing...
We remember. We remember the six Jesuit priest scholars and academics, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter shot to death on the campus of the University of El Salvador. We remember Archbishop Oscar Romero, a bullet pierced his heart as...
Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm, The Experience of Drone Pilots Presentation, at the Peace and Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Since the implementation of the Cost of War Program in 2012, the Peace & Justice Center has...
Violinist Michael Dabroski will perform two concerts for humanitarian relief for the people of Gaza. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 7pm, he will play works by J. S. Bach as well as his own Suite for Gaza at the...
BY Michaela Herrmann, PJC Intern The documentary Wounds of Waziristan reveals the damage caused by American drones. Waziristan is a federally administered tribal area in Pakistan. This area has a long history of being bombed by US drone strikes. Many...
“Afghans are more used to the presence of UK and US armed and surveillance drones flying overhead” than kites (Voice for Creative Non-Violence UK).  The country has since become the “drone capital” of the world due to the UK’s 547...
Post by Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The movement to end the nuclear arms race is still underway. On April 24, the Marshall Islands filed the Nuclear Zero lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations for their failure to negotiate for nuclear...
Take a big piece of lightweight newspaper and draw a perfect square on it. Open the paper and place your wooden dowel vertically on the fold line to make the spine. Place another dowel horizontally across the first dowel above...
Join us at the Peace & Justice Center (60 Lake St, Burlington) this Thursday at 7:30pm as we hear from Meg Audette-Nikolic about her experiences living in Jerusalem and working in Palestinian territories. Ms. Audette-Nikolic will speak about the region...
Next Saturday the Peace & Justice Center will be flying kites on Burlington’s waterfront to celebrate an Afghani tradition. Being the best kite flyer in ones neighborhood is a very sought after and respectable achievement. From 1996 to 2001 the...
It is arguable that environmental justice is the issue of the time. Without deep societal change, we will eventually obliterate ourselves as well as most of the earth’s ecosystems and other species. While environmental catastrophes are rising, they are impacting...
On Monday, July 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm join Central Vermont WILPF and the Peace & Justice Center at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street in Barre for an evening of education and discussion centered on drones as a political...
Condoleezza Rice spoke in Northfield, Vermont this past Thursday as a part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series. A delegation of activists from CODEPINK Vermont, the Will Miller Chapter of Green Mountain Veterans for Peace, The Peace & Justice Center,...
April 15th was Tax Day and also the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending so to celebrate we conducted a Penny Poll on Church Street. There were torrential downpours so we were only out from 11am-2pm.  A huge thank...
The Peace & Justice Center is excited to work with our members throughout Vermont in solidarity with a world wide coordinated campaign in April and May to End Drone Killing, Drone Surveillance and Global Militarization. This campaign is designed to...
March 20th marked the first day of spring, as well as Nowruz (New Year) on the Persian calendar. In celebration of Nowruz and in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan the Peace & Justice Center is hosting a day of...
Fly kites with the Peace & Justice Center on Sunday, March 23rd from 10:30am to 11:30am at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. This event is in solidarity with the Afghan Peace Volunteers who want to end the use of drones. Afghans traditionally...
To be quite frank, enlisting in the US Armed Forces never crossed my mind. Instead, college was always an expectation, a path I would be silly not to follow. I realize now – two months from my college graduation –...
We are very pleased to have had over 50 people participate in our January “Peace is Possible” series to examine what it means to live in peace and the power of nonviolence. Dr John Reuwer facilitated these three workshops on Peace...
From March 21 – 24 participate in “Fly Kites Not Drones” event in your community in solidarity with people in Afghanistan and the United Kingdom. http://vcnvuk.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/fly-kites-not-drones/...
With the words of President Obama’s State of the Union Address fresh in our minds it is an opportune time to pursue drone aircraft resolutions via our local city councils. Currently drones are being used by the Obama Administration to...
  Tuesday, October 29th, 6-8pm: Recruiting for Peace Training at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St., Burlington. The Peace & Justice Center is hosting a training for community members who want to work towards the cultivation of peace...
CALL YOUR CONGRESSMEN, SIGN A PETITION AND JOIN THIS LAST MINUTE RALLY ON THURSDAY AT LUNCH!!!Tomorrow at NOON there will be a rally against an attack on Syria in front of Senator Leahy’s office on Main St. (corner of S....
  WHEN:  Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 7:00 pm WHERE:  Merrill’s Roxy Cinema WHAT:  A screening of the film Dirty Wars, which follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from...
  WHEN:  August 22nd, 2013 WHERE:  Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 WHAT:  A book signing & film viewing.   This event will be a fun evening held in conjunction with our friends at the Burlington...
The Stop the F-35 Coalition is a coalition of people who oppose the idea that a new generation of super-sonic military jets should be based in Vermont. Bringing the F-35 to Vermont would damage our quality of life, our economy...
Here on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, where the government of Cyprus may collapse thereby threatening the euro currency, or may revive itself, thereby protecting the corrupt oligarchs who used it as the Mediterranean’s Cayman Islands; where Italy vacillates...
The US policy for waging the War On Terror is simple: Find al Qaeda terrorists and kill them. To do this, unmanned combat air systems, commonly known as drones, have become the weapon of choice. To date, the independent Bureau...
The US Navy is currently assembling three Carrier Strike Groups in the Arabian Sea. Although not yet announced, there is little doubt that the purpose of this sea power is to ride “shotgun” for a multi-nation countermining exercise to be...
It seems to me that nominations, awards, and viral YouTube videos have a lot to do with whether or not the majority of America will see problems that are happening right in front of our faces. I recall Jason Russell...
Written by PJC intern, Taylor Dorn In an effort to prepare for the Peace & Justice Center’s upcoming Cost of War speaker Medea Benjamin, who will be presenting her lecture on drone warfare at the First Unitarian Universalist Society on...
Join us on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm at Ira Allen Chapel for a special presentation by Chris Hedges, as part of the Cost of War Speaker and Film Series.  Award winning foreign correspondent for nearly two decades in Central...
By Taylor Dorn On February 14th, Kathleen Barry, a renowned author, activist, and professor, came to Burlington City Hall to present her riveting lecture “Overcoming Masculine Violence in the War and At Home: A Call to Action.” This event appropriately...
The U. S. Navy is currently assembling three Carrier Strike Groups in the Arabian Sea. Although not yet announced, there is little doubt that the purpose of this sea power is to ride “shotgun” for a multi-nation countermining exercise to...
Join us for a film screening as part of the Vermont International Film Festival- The Invisible War – a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US...
Actions are preliminary to legal proceedings under Act 250, zoning regulations, and the National Environmental Policy Act, as well as for compensation for loss to health, hearing, and home values Jim Dumont, attorney for the Stop the F-35 Coalition, submitted...
The following letter was written to our Vermont Congressional Delegates by the Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans for Peace, and is endorsed by the Peace & Justice Center. Dear Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Representative Welch: We, the Will Miller...
A celebration of activism, protest, and hope for the future At 6pm on Thursday August 2nd, in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Peace and Justice Center will be hosting our  Songs of...
by Burlington Vermont Friends Meeting As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we join with other Vermonters in opposing the stationing of a fleet of F-35s at Burlington International Airport (BIA). As Quakers, we aspire to be good...
Written by Tavish MacLeod On the night of April 20 2012, residents of Burlington witnessed the spread of the now famous Kony 2012 posters throughout Church Street and all over downtown. The Kony initiative, started by the U.S. group Invisible...
Written by Paul Fleckenstein When several hundred people turned out to Air Force’s draft environmental impact statement (EIS) hearing on basing the new F-35 bomber at Burlington’s airport, things didn’t begin well. For the first 20 minutes the hearing officer...
Join the PJC outside Burlington’s Post Office on Elmwood Ave. April 17th from 12-2:00pm.  We’ll be protesting military spending and talking to taxpayers about how their tax dollars are actually spent  – on war!  We’ll be having a sign and...
On February 11, Jo Comerford presented “The Dollars and Sense of War Spending” at Contois Auditorium as the second event of the Peace and Justice Center’s Cost of War Speaker and Film Series.  Ms. Comerford is the Executive Director of...
Written by Tavish MacLeod Active-duty soldier suicides have reached a record high in 2011 according to U.S. Army officials, with the expected Army suicide rate in 2011 to be 24 in 100,000. This revelation compounds the Army’s recent report “Generating...
Wednesday, November 16, 6:30pm Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington If you are so old you can remember the two devastating nuclear bombs dropped in 1945 by the United States on Japan, or if you are so young you barely...
A Walk to Close the School of the Americas, followed by the “Presente” ceremony will take place with people gathering at noon at the top of Church Street on Saturday, Nov. 12. This local event in solidarity with the annual Close the SOA Vigil at...
As this Armistice Day draws to a close, the Peace & Justice Center would like to encourage all to reflect on the original purpose of Armistice Day, more commonly known as Veterans Day – to recognize the end of World...
St. Michael’s College Professor, Bob Brenneman, shares his experience participating in the Occupy Vermont protest on October 9th in Burlington’s City Hall Park with his wife and children.  He also shares some facts and resources for those who remain skeptical...
Women’s Rights and Anti-Nuclear Activist Vaishali Patil will be speaking about opposition to the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Jaitapur, India on Monday, September 26th at the Burlington Friends Meeting, at 173 N. Prospect.  A potluck will begin at 6:00...
Activists opposing Burlington’s partnership with Lockheed Martin made significant headway Monday Night at a Burlington City Council Meeting, when Councilor Emma Mulvaney-Stanek proposed and defended a nonbinding resolution to set community standards.  These standards set guidelines for Burlington to make...
“Like earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural calamities, the experience of Hiroshima should be etched into human memory: it was even more dramatic a catastrophe than those natural disasters precisely because it was man-made. To repeat the error by exhibiting, through...
In 2006, the Kiss administration received much criticism for hosting “Wings Over Vermont”, an airshow sponsored by the Vermont Air National Guard.  People opposing the airshow complained about the noise from the jets, the harmful carbon emissions, the display of...
What Would You Do With $1.6 Trillion? Join the Peace & Justice Center and others in Burlington on Church Street from 12-1 in order to promote awareness about the all-time high amount of dollars that America spends on the Military....
Call to Action and Request for Endorsement April 9, 2011 New York & San Francisco from the United National Antiwar Committee WHO ARE THE WARMAKERS? THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage the environment and...
Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation's east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Prime Minister Naoto Kan...
http://www.towardfreedom.com/home/americas/2245-lockheed-martin-and-burlington Greenwashing War: Burlington, Vermont Mayor Signs Deal With Lockheed Martin by Jonathan Leavitt When it leaked in Seven Days, a local alternative weekly, that Mayor Bob Kiss of liberal mecca Burlington, Vermont had inked a deal with the world’s...
August 6, Friday: 8am-8:30am. Annual AFSC Silent Vigil to remember Hiroshima — on the 65th anniversary of the bombing at 8:15am. Corner of Main and South Prospect Sts., Burlington. 658-1047. 6pm. From Washington to Moscow, 1981 documentary. Almost 30 years...