Posts filed under: Guest Posts

-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 US borders and throughout the country: building the apartheid wall,...
-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 Forum in Washington D.C..  You can view them at the...
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 focused on Restorative Practice (building a culture of communication, empathy,...
-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 crowd of people, with music booming in the background —...
-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, including 37 children, during protests along Gaza’s eastern and northern...
-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 bulldozers and other heavy machinery, arrived at about 2:15 a.m....
-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 President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Nuclear Arms Agreement...
– 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 are witnessing a full scale humanitarian crisis in our country....
-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 of Hebron.  They abducted a nine-year-old named Zein.  (The arrest was captured on...
  – 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 Dandelion Run half marathon in Derby on May 18th. The...
– 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 down an important ruling Thursday, April 26, preliminarily blocking enforcement...
-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 know, Franklin is the son of the evangelist Billy Graham...
-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 2017 according to the FBI, 59% of which were race-based,...