Posts filed under: Government & Politics

Israeli Occupation of Palestine Begins 54th Year – No End in Sight   -By BDS Committee, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine   The ice-cream brand will stop advertising on Facebook,......
-By Kina Thorpe, Dayna Stimson, and Ashley Smith, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights Video: United in the Fight for Liberation. Message from people inside Mesa Verde Detention Center in solidarity......
-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......
-Claire Kohler, Global Studies Student at UVM It is hard to imagine the world as it is right now- in the midst of a global pandemic- without Amazon. When your......
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......
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......
(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File) by Ashley Smith, Democratic Socialists of America and Peace & Justice Center member After dragging its feet for months, the Democratic Party has finally launched an......
By Kristen Vrancken, Organizer, Women’s March Vermont and PJC member Many Vermonters are proud of what they see as the state’s uniquely progressive politics. To be sure, it has earned......
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......
It is important for non-immigrants, especially white non-immigrants, to show up as aspiring allies and put ourselves on the line. Since the first European colonizers set foot on this continent,......
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......
We are posting this information from an e-mail we received and it includes: * Info on the upcoming Standing Rock Solidarity Evening and supply drop off in Montpelier Nov 12 * Background on NoDAPL......
  Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm Liberty in North Korea Presentation at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Three dedicated members of the LiNK team will bring......
Remember that extraordinary confrontation? When 40,000 protestors, in November of 1999, occupied Seattle and brought the World Trade Organization Conference to its knees? Well, now, another trade battle is brewing.......
Written by Tavish MacLeod With the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union, many in the United States welcomed in an age of a peaceful United States standing as the sole......
Burlington Advisory Ballot Question for Voting Rights of Non-Citizens Overview At the January 21st Burlington City Council meeting, the Council will consider a resolution that would place an advisory question......
Occupy Burlington will be meeting at the fountain in Burlington City Hall Park at 4:30pm Wednesday, November 2, and then marching to the Bailey Howe Library at UVM.  The Occupy......
In Vermont last Sunday, more than 100 people gathered in Burlington as part of the Occupy Wall Street political uprising, expressing their outrage about economic inequality and the excesses of......
Law Enforcement Experts and Victims of “S-Comm” Conclude Program Should Be Ended August 16th, Burlington, VT–The Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project and the Vermont Workers’ Center are releasing a new......
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......
Across the world gatherings, rallies, memorial services, and ceremonies are taking place on the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Simultaneously, the nuclear catastrophe in Japan......