Maria Powell: Madison’s long history of racist planning and development

By Maria Powell | executive director, Midwest Environmental Justice Organization Oct 8, 2020 Read online to view all the hyperlinks in this article Flying in the face of its stated commitment to racial equity and social justice, Madison is as racist and classist as less “progressive” cities — and when it comes to environmental justice, […]

Eglin F-35 crash resulted from tired, distracted pilot and unresponsive tail glitch, investigators find

Air Force Times, October 5, 2020 Read Online An investigation has concluded that the May 19 crash of an F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida was caused by the pilot trying to land at an excessive speed, and a previously unknown flight control logic glitch that left its tail unresponsive. The […]

TODAY: Contact alders about noise mitigation

The idea of sound mitigation for the F-35 fighter jet is a sham, a scam, and a shameful ruse. It’s a farce, a fraud, a fake, a fiction and it’s phony. It’s a bluff, it’s bogus, it’s a hoax, a hustle and hypocrisy.   In other words, we shouldn’t believe it and it’s doubtful that […]

Marine Corps F-35 and C-130 Collide During Refueling Exercise, All Personnel Found Safe

29 Sep 2020 Military.com | By Gina Harkins and Oriana Pawlyk Read online A Marine Corps F-35B fighter jet crashed in Imperial County, California, on Tuesday after a mid-air collision with a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker during a refueling exercise. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. when an “F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting […]

Find a New Mission for Truax Field

Evaluate a New Mission for Truax Field July 2020 This spring the Air Force ignored local opposition and promoted environmental racism by selecting the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field to receive a squadron of F-35 fighter jets costing $1.5 billion. If we want the 115th Fighter Wing to be an asset to our community, we […]

Roots Action Petition to Cancel the F-35

Sign the petition here: https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12514 The F-35 is a weapon of offensive war, serving no defensive purpose. It is planned to cost the U.S. $1.4 trillion over 50 years. Because starvation on earth could be ended for $30 billion and the lack of clean drinking water for $11 billion per year, it is first and foremost […]

Fly Kites not Fighter Jets – Sat, Oct 3 (rain date Oct 10)

Kites not Fighter Jets Vuele Cometas, No Aviones de Combate  Any time! Kite fly across Madison and beyond. Reclaim our public spaces for peaceful enjoyment.   Enjoy your day, fly your kites. The wind speed is around 10 mph. Please fly ’em today. If you have an issue with flying today, we can also fly […]

Report Airport Noise

Report or contact the Military regarding a noise event:  Public Affairs: 608-245-4395 or online Military Aircraft Noise Report Form Michael Stephens, Operations & Public Safety Director 246-3392 Here is the link to sign up for alerts of unusual activities by the 115th: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDMA/subscriber/new?category_id=WIDMA_C4/. These F-35 fighter jets should not be in highly populated areas of the country.  They  […]

Kenosha, Racism and F-35s

We mourn the tragedies of police killings and the murder and injury of protesters in Kenosha and all across our country. The shootings and killing show the ugly public face of racism abetted by a lack of accountability and transparency in law enforcement. Yet, beneath the surface racism pervades our society, its government, and its […]