City of Madison & Dane County Homeless Issues Committee Statement Opposing F-35’s

Dear Senator Baldwin,   As staff for the CCHIC opposition to F-35 at Truax I am sending a letter (attached) from committee co-chairs Linda Ketcham and Ulysses Williams, voicing the committee’s opposition to placing F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field.   Thank you.   Sarah Lim “The committee opposes the proposal that will likely result […]

Unknown fear: Madison residents are increasingly alarmed by PFAS levels in local waterways

Cap Times  |  11 Dec 2019  |  Steven Elbow Film on PFAS in theaters, started early December  Dark Waters Trailer Documentary on PFAS DuPont vs. the World: Chemical Giant Cover Up “Lance Green has been collecting water samples from Starkweather Creek for years. As a volunteer for the state Department of Natural Resources, he records observations […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]