Posts filed under: Guest Posts

-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:......
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,......
–Kristen Connors, former PJC staff member Recently, I participated in the Peace & Justice Center’s Toxic Whiteness discussion group for the first time in the two years since I moved......
-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......
-Elise Guyette; author, historian, and PJC member We propose to change the name of “Negro Brook” in Townshend to Susanna Toby Brook. Susanna (1750– 1855) lived in Townshend, sometimes Acton, beginning......
-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......
-Central VT Showing Up for Racial Justice and Sylvia Knight, VT Freedom Bail Fund and PJC member Hussien Noor Hussien, his wife, children, and extended family are loved members of......
–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......
-Bria Yazic, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights   Living in Vermont, we’ve all watched with horror as COVID-19 has spread like wildfire through the Burlington Health and Rehab Center. The......
-By Dayna Stimson and Ashley Smith Dayna Stimson, of Burlington, is a family nurse practitioner and a member of the Champlain Valley Democratic Socialists of America and Community Voices for......
–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......
-The BDS Committee, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine In 2013, VTJP launched an international campaign calling on Ben & Jerry’s to end its Israeli franchise’s complicity with Israel’s illegal settlement......
-By Betsy McGavisk and Ashley Smith (PJC Member) Editor’s note: This commentary is by Ashley Smith, of Burlington, a socialist writer and activist who writes for various publications including Harpers,......
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......
-Betsy McGavisk and Ashley Smith, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights A powerful policing apparatus threatens the rights, livelihood and safety of undocumented immigrants in our state. The combined forces of......
-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......
-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......
-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......
(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 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......
-Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine After ten long years of intensifying a brutal military occupation and expanding an illegal , Jewish-only settlement regime, laying siege to and savagely......
-Jennifer Decker, PJC Member How do healthy relationships happen in movement and political spaces?  The present time has immense potential because so many activists are engaging with this question.   Healthy......
-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......
Click here for details on the Vermont Climate Strike. -Bram Moreinis, Teacher, Burlington Tech Center When Burlington School District teachers returned to work in August, after a year of training......
-Hope Petaro, Montpelier High School Student and Race Against Racism Founder At the first-ever Race Against Racism — as the runners and walkers were taking off, cheered on by a......
-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......
– Ashley Smith This commentary is by Ashley Smith, of Burlington, who is a socialist writer and activist. He writes for various publications including Truthout, Jacobin, and New Politics. We......
-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......
  – Guest post by Netdahe Stoddard, PJC facilitator     I was full of positive energy and wearing a big smile as I lined up to race the 2019......
– 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......
-Guest post by Carol Price I see that the Baptist church in Bristol has a sign up advertising an upcoming visit by Franklin Graham to Vermont. For those who don’t......
-Kathy Shapiro, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine An atmosphere of hate and discrimination against oppressed minorities flourishes under the current administration.  We’ve seen a 17% rise of hate crimes in......
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......