Forever Wars and Forever Pollutants: A Call to Action

Boswell’s Blog  |  9 Dec 2019  |  Tom Boswell   An open letter to Mark Miller and other legislators Dear Senator Mark Miller, I’m addressing this letter to you, as well as all the other Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly. The subject is the F-35 fighter jets and the PFAS that has been […]

Let’s suspend the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program

New Pittsburgh Courier  |  18 Nov 2019 |  Julianne Malveaux    Original Article “Even as our legislators grapple with impeachment, they are also charged to pass a dozen budget bills, including a bill on “defense.” Recent elections suggest a paradigm shift in the way we view budget spending, what with Democrats taking charge in both […]

South Burlington doesn’t want to foot bill for F-35 noise mitigation

VT Digger  |  11 Nov 2019  |  Aidan Quigley   Find the F-35 Opposition here:  Save Our Skies Vermont “South Burlington officials are worried their city might have to foot some of the bill for noise mitigation after the arrival of the F-35s, reviving a decades-long debate about airport governance. While the Federal Aviation Administration is funding 90% […]

Chris Taylor takes on the Chamber of Corruption & Do your part to get the word out

For your listening pleasure… Chris Taylor and Zach Brandon of the Greater Madison Chamber of Corruption discussing F35s, racial disparities, health inequity, economic development vs economic empowerment, binary approaches, the murder of Atatiana Jefferson by police, Trumps impeachment process, scientist urging direct… and more 10-16-19 – Unheard Of with Brandi Grayson – Hour 1  10-16-19 – […]

Choose Between Life and Death

Truthdig  |  Nov 27, 2019  |  Lindsay Koshgarian   “If you’re following the presidential race, you’ve heard plenty of sniping about Medicare for All and whether we can afford it. But when it comes to endless war or endless profits for Pentagon contractors, we’re told we simply must afford it — no questions asked. According to one […]

We the People Need to Start Setting the Priorities.

Are you familiar with what a dollar looks like?  Of course.  But would you recognize a billion dollars or a trillion? What A Trillion Dollars Looks Like   Over the last 18 years, the United States has spent $4.9 trillion on  weapons and the military.   When people talk of war, we will be asking:  […]

VA to study whether military toxic exposures [Like PFAS] are tied to veterans cancers, illnesses

McLatchy  | Nov 13, 2019  |  Tara Copp   [First, things that are toxic cause cancer and illness … so duh. ] Support the troops. Ban PFAS and PFOS and the chemicals that are related but have not had thorough long term testing. Corporate profits do not TRUMP human safety. “Veterans groups and their families […]

Comparing Fighter/Bomber Jet Aircraft with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [Drones]

Bradley Geyer, former Staff Sergeant USAF/Wisconsin Air National Guard  |  20 Nov 2019   Why would the US government spend $100 Million to purchase on a F-35 fighter/bomber jet aircraft when a Reaper drone costs around $10 Million? The operating and maintenance costs for the F-35 are over $100 Million in addition to the purchase […]

Truthout: Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS

Truthout  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Pat Elder   “Back in July, the House of Representatives included an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to force the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) “as hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Superfund law. […]

Community Development Authority Statement on F-35’s for Truax/Madison

CDA Statement on proposed Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown October 16, 2019 Madison’s Community Development Authority (CDA) governs the city’s 857 public and multifamily housing units. The focus of this housing is to “provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.”  Public Housing Purpose and Properties […]