Costs -> Powerless

Move the people or move the jets:  stop building housing for poor and people of color where it is noisiest and the most polluted.  Stop handing the costs to the powerless and the profits to the powerful.  These are flaws in the market. #corruption #externalized costs Environmental Racism Causes People of Color to Face Compound […]

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 […]

Fort Ord, Closed for Years, High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Remain for Local Residents

Military Poisons  |  27 April 2020   Original Article   “The Army has revealed that two highly toxic chemicals, PFOS and PFOA were recently found in the groundwater at the old Fort Ord, near Salinas, California at 560 parts per trillion, (ppt), which is 8 times higher than the EPA’s advisory level of 70 ppt. The […]

Tom Boswell: County Resolution on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jets

I’m aware that the Badger Air Community Council has been flooding your [County Supervisors] email box with letters in support of the Joint Strike Fighter Force F-35s at Truax Field. In concert with the Chamber of Commerce and editors of the Wisconsin State Journal, they are accusing the opponents of this project of spreading misinformation. I […]

Is it Business or Is It Government: Lockheed Conflicts

On February 10, General Joseph Dunford will join the Lockheed Board of Directors. Gen. Dunford was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2015 to 2019 according to Reuters news agency. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and the principal military advisor to the president, the […]

VIDEO: Defense Analyst, Military Jet Expert Pierre Sprey on F-35’s – January 17

Pierre Sprey spoke in Madison on January 17 explaining many of the issues with the F-35, a program that he feels should be cancelled. F-35s blow up if they get hit by lightning? They can’t fly if the sun is out and the jet fuel gets too hot? They won’t be a defense for the […]

Foes urge Dane County to oppose F-35s, which look increasingly likely; county says it is powerless

The Capital Times  |  24 Jan 2020  |  Steven Elbow   “Several activists on Thursday urged a Dane County committee to “get the ball rolling” to oppose bringing F-35 fighter jets to the Air National Guard base at Truax Field before the possible start of construction this spring, but county officials say there’s little they […]

Richard Tillema: Legislators should openly debate F-35s

The Capital Times  |  15 Jan 2020  |  Richard Tillema   “Dear Editor: The time for vigorous debate about national security has come to Madison. Here, politicians want to locate F-35s. F-35s’ purpose is to destroy others’ defenses and clear the way for larger, less mobile bombers, thus preventing the kind of disaster that befell […]

Honor King by opposing F-35 jets — Steven Klafka

Wisconsin State Journal  | 13 Jan 2020  |  Steve Klafka   “For the upcoming celebration of Martin Luther King Day, people will recall his mandate to love and serve all people and stand up for justice. They’ll remember how he decried the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism.” Locally, we can put his […]

Tim White: F-35 consequences reach beyond Madison

The Cap Times  |  20 Dec 2019  |  Tim White   Dear Editor: It would be unwise for those outside of the Madison city limits to ignore the proposed presence of an F-35 Fighter Wing at Truax Field. The planes in question pose many health and safety concerns. Believing that the consequences of those hazards […]