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WORT 89.9FM Thu Noon, A Public Affair When the Jets Fly: New Warplanes Turn U.S. Towns Into Sonic Hellscapes

WORT 89.9FM Thu Noon, A Public Affair When the Jets Fly: New Warplanes Turn U.S. Towns Into Sonic Hellscapes

Nina Berman, the maker of the film “When Jets Fly,”  will be my guest next Thursday noon, 12/30 on WORT’s “A Public Affair”  Feel free to spread the word.  -Allen When the Jets Fly: New Warplanes Turn U.S. Towns Into Sonic Hellscapes U.S. communities are beset by deafening roars from a generation of louder military…

WI State Journal: $142M [peanuts] to WI for poisoned water in “infrastructure law”

WI State Journal: $142M [peanuts] to WI for poisoned water in “infrastructure law”

[As always, the connected and wealthy puppeteers get paid first and last.  To begin to clean up the poisons spread by the military it will take hundreds of billions of dollars.]   Link to original article Wisconsin receives $142M to combat water challenges under bipartisan infrastructure law Funding will target underserved communities, lead pipes and…

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

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
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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

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
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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…

Been Busy – February Update

Been Busy – February Update

We’ve been busy.  Cat Typing GIF from Cat GIFs More to come – but here’s something you can do right now: President Biden wants your input and has set up a website for comments. Please let him know we do not want the proposed squadron of $1.5 billion F-35 fighter jets destined for Truax Field….

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

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…

8 O’Clock Buzz Interview: Environmental Review at Truax Field Done Improperly
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8 O’Clock Buzz Interview: Environmental Review at Truax Field Done Improperly

Steve Klafkla appeared on Tony Castaneda’s Thursday 12/10 – 8:00 Buzz radio show on WORT 89.9fm  to discuss the Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin lawsuit. Safe Skies believes that the environmental review of construction to prepare Truax Field to host the new planes was done improperly. Safe Skies “…claims the National Guard Bureau violated federal…

People who live here: Stop F-35s from destroying our neighborhood

People who live here: Stop F-35s from destroying our neighborhood

This Air National Guard base is incompatible for residential use. It’s time we tell them to leave. All are welcome to sign on to our Eken letter here. Dear Editor: In April, our neighborhood learned that we face a bleak future — one that will disproportionately impact those of us who are people of color,…