The F-35, the Covid stimulus bill, and Congress’s unbalanced priorities

Link to sign Roots Action: Petition to Cancel F-35 Program March 8, 2021, 4:36 AM CST By Hayes Brown, MSNBC Opinion Columnist original article   “Is it weird to hate a plane? I don’t mean in the flying or air travel sense; I mean a plane. Specifically, the F-35 II  Lighting, aka the Joint Strike […]

The F-35 is a Failure

The Pentagon has spent about $1.7 trillion on a jet that Trump loved to talk about. But the military never got its money’s worth. MSNBC’s Brian Williams explains. Aired on 02/25/2021. The US Air Force Quietly Admits the F-35 Is a Failure <https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/320295-the-us-air-force-quietly-admits-the-f-35-is-a-failure> By Joel Hruska on February 25, 2021   “The Air Force has […]

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 […]

Cap Times: F-35 Project is the Military-industrial Complex at its Worst

John Nichols  |  September 17, 2019 “Let’s review some headlines from the past several years regarding Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, shall we?” Cap Times: F-35 Project is the Military-industrial Complex at its Worst   Wisconsin has a rich tradition of objecting to the absurd excesses of the military-industrial complex. It goes back […]

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 […]

Scientific American: Defund the Pentagon, Too

Let’s Defund the Pentagon, Too   | 8 July 2020  |   John Horgan  Related Links: The Poor People’s Campaign:  Moral Budget cuts the military budget   Defund the Pentagon – Contact your representatives People over Pentagon  original article   We must begin moving beyond militarism, as Martin Luther King urged more than 50 years ago “Toward the end […]

Battleground States – Kathy Kelly of Voices

Voice for Creative Nonviolence  |  27 June 2020  |  Kathy Kelly      Original article at Voices website Code Pink: Contact Congress to cut military spending Whitehouse propaganda Trump Marinette Fincantieri S.p.A.: The Italians that collect the profits Iron Mountain Daily News: AP Trump touts manufacturing in visit to Marinette Marine “The time for manufacturing […]

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

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 — […]