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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Madison Real Estate Firm Tallies F35-Affected Property Values

Solidarity Realty  |  Nov. 11, 2019  |  Darcy Haber  and Jesse Pycha-Holst   Madison Real Estate Firm Tallies F35-Affected Property Values Assessments add another component to Fighter Jet Debate   Madison, WI— A local real estate firm has released findings it says shed new light onto the debate on the proposed F-35 Operation Beddown at Madison’s […]

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 […]

Wild Warner: Advocates of Wildlife and Nature Oppose F-35’s in Madison

Wild Warner,Inc., is a 501.c.3 organization that advocates for the wildlife and natural spaces in Warner Park and our partner city and county parks; for public nature recreation; and for the promotion of nature education for children of all ages as well as the general public. We are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Cap Times: Madison Must Consider Global Implications

Patrick O’Connell  |  guest columnist  |  Nov 9, 2019  | Cap Times    Madison Must Consider Global Implications of F-35 [weapons] “Given that at some point, these new jets will likely find themselves flying overseas, we need to ask ourselves whether or not we’ll approve of all of their future missions. If America enters another […]

Flight of the Discords: Military Industrial Complex Bullies [Harpers]

Harper’s Magazine  |  Jun 6, 2013  |  Andrew Cockburn HEART OF EMPIRE – The Harper’s Blog Flight of the Discords The military–industrial–congressional complex bullies the F-35 Lightning II into Burlington “Before Dwight Eisenhower delivered his famous farewell address on January 17, 1961, the text of his speech warned of the threat posed by the “military–industrial–congressional complex.” But […]

PFAS Pollution from Truax: Emerson East Neighborhood Association of Madison

Dear elected representatives, [listed below] The Emerson East neighborhood in Madison is nearby the Truax Airfield, the major known source of PFAS (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances) in the Madison area. Before Well 15 was taken offline in March 2019, the Emerson East neighborhood received up to 20% of our drinking water from that well. […]