Sign the letter: Eken Park Resists the F-35 Jets & Military Industrial Complex

If you’d like to learn more,or sign on in support… please be in touch with Eken Park Resistance at ekenparkresistance@gmail.com     Link to —>  Eken Park Resistance Letter Dear Community Leaders, In April, our neighborhood learned that we face a bleak future––one that will disproportionately impact those of us who are people of color, low […]

News Release – North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field Responding to a questionnaire from Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, most candidates for the State Legislature in districts surrounding Dane County Airport are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Faith Leaders Oppose F-35 Fighter Jets, Wisconsin State Journal 7-29-2020

A full-page ad appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal today – July 29, 2020 – speaking against the F-35 fighter jets for reasons of social and environmental justice, and world peace. It’s signed by a long list of clergy and other faith leaders who call the proposed deployment “morally offensive”. Wisconsin State Journal Ad, Faith […]

Overheard: Short film on the opposition to Madison F-35’s

Overheard   |  May 2020  |  by videographer Lucy McNeil   Overheard tells the story of one community’s fight to protect their homes against the placement of F35 fighter jets within their neighborhood.   Link to Overheard Video  Explore some of the issues

Uncle Sam: clean up your mess

Wisconsin State Journal  |  27 May 2020  |  Brad Geyer I live next to the Truax Field military base in Madison. The U.S. government has poisoned the water and should clean it up. The federal government plans to spend more than $50 million to expand the base. It plans to bring in a squadron of […]

More PFAS contamination found in airport runoff

The Wisconsin State Journal  |  6 May, 2020  |  Chris Hubbuch   original article   “Dane County says it has found additional sources of harmful chemicals in water that drains from the Madison airport and plans to test a new technology for treating the water. The county said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon that […]

PFAS, COVID and potential environmental racism

The draft environmental impact study acknowledged that there will be “significant disproportionate impacts to low-income and minority populations as well as children.”  Although much of the US government is phasing out fluorine based firefighting foam use,  due to having jets with composite bodies like the Lockheed Martin F-35, the fluorine based foams will continue to be […]

Decision to base F-35s in Madison ignores public health concerns

The Cap Times  |  29 April 2020  |  Bruce Barrett and Paula Rogge   original letter    “Today we are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Our federal, state and local government officials have been working hard to contain the pandemic, and the public has followed social distancing instructions to “flatten the curve” until effective testing, […]

Air Force picks Truax for F-35 base; Madison opponents consider legal response

The Cap Times  |  15 April 2020  |  Steven Elbow   original article  While the U.S. Air Force cleared the final bureaucratic hurdle Wednesday to bring a squadron of F-35 fighter jets to Truax Field, opponents say they might take to the courts to stop the move. “We have retained some attorneys a while ago […]

Nation doesn’t need more war planes — Bradley Geyer

Wisconsin State Journal  |  15 April  |  Bradley Geyer :  Original Article  The U.S. military needs to focus on defending our nation. We have more than enough military already. We have too many bases around the world. Our government should not be controlling other nations. It should not be taking resources from other nations — […]