Water is Life Pictures – April 3 Event

On Saturday April 3rd 2021, we came together at an event organized by the people of Eken Park Resistance to educate and expose and to stand together to defend each other, our lives and our water at the City-County Building, downtown Madison.   Community members and friends brought water and  some attached messages of where […]

Water is Life Event: Apr 3 @ 12 -3 pm City-County Bldg, Madison

Agua es vida, para todos los seres del mundo Water is life, for all beings of the world Join together in an act of care for our water and environmental justice for our community. Saturday April 3rd 2021,  12 – 3 pm City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Madison The wells and waterways […]

Lawsuit #2: Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, Press Conference 3.10.21

Video recording of the press conference announcing the recent lawsuit. It’s available here on Youtube.  (comments are disabled) Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin filed a lawsuit on March 10, 2021 in the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C. against the U.S. Air Force for preparation of a faulty and illegal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The […]

The F-35, the Covid stimulus bill, and Congress’s unbalanced priorities

Link to sign Roots Action: Petition to Cancel F-35 Program March 8, 2021, 4:36 AM CST By Hayes Brown, MSNBC Opinion Columnist original article   “Is it weird to hate a plane? I don’t mean in the flying or air travel sense; I mean a plane. Specifically, the F-35 II  Lighting, aka the Joint Strike […]

The F-35 is a Failure

The Pentagon has spent about $1.7 trillion on a jet that Trump loved to talk about. But the military never got its money’s worth. MSNBC’s Brian Williams explains. Aired on 02/25/2021. The US Air Force Quietly Admits the F-35 Is a Failure <https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/320295-the-us-air-force-quietly-admits-the-f-35-is-a-failure> By Joel Hruska on February 25, 2021   “The Air Force has […]

MEJO’s Maria Powell: Oops! We Poisoned the “Giants Among Us”–Our Lakes

Maria Powell 22 Jan 2021 Madison Environmental Justice Organization Original Article: Oops! We poisoned the “Giants Among Us”–our lakes   “Today the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the highly toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were found in all the Yahara Lakes–dubbed “Giants Among Us” in a summer 2018 newspaper series by Steve Verburg. Results for […]

Change the Mission: We Don’t Need No Lockheed Killing Machines

One approach to prevent the F-35 fighter jets from coming to Truax Field is changing the mission of the 115th Fighter Wing to one of the other 44 missions available to Air National Guard units. Safe Skies has asked Governor Evers and  Adjutant General Knapp of the Wisconsin National Guard to evaluate a new mission […]

Pushing Billions in Arms Sales Is Not an ‘Accomplishment’

It matters to whom the weapons are flowing and how they will be used   William D. Hartung  December 19, 2020 Director, Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy   original article https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/12/pushing-billions-arms-sales-not-accomplishment/170900/ “Earlier this month, the Pentagon and the State Department did their annual briefing on U.S. arms sales. The gist […]

WPR : Lawmakers Seek To Strip DNR’s Ability To Regulate PFAS Foam Under Emergency Rule

Bill Limiting DNR Authority To Be Introduced In State Assembly, Senate By Danielle Kaeding WPR Published: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 4:00pmOpen article to listen to audio Link to original article  Link to Safe Skies PFAS page  “Republican lawmakers want to rein in environmental regulators and restrict their ability to regulate firefighting foam containing so-called forever […]

Cap Times: F-35 Project is the Military-industrial Complex at its Worst

John Nichols  |  September 17, 2019 “Let’s review some headlines from the past several years regarding Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, shall we?” Cap Times: F-35 Project is the Military-industrial Complex at its Worst   Wisconsin has a rich tradition of objecting to the absurd excesses of the military-industrial complex. It goes back […]