Change the Mission: We Don’t Need No Lockheed Killing Machines

One approach to prevent the F-35 fighter jets from coming to Truax Field is changing the mission of the 115th Fighter Wing to one of the other 44 missions available to Air National Guard units. Safe Skies has asked Governor Evers and  Adjutant General Knapp of the Wisconsin National Guard to evaluate a new mission […]

Pushing Billions in Arms Sales Is Not an ‘Accomplishment’

It matters to whom the weapons are flowing and how they will be used   William D. Hartung  December 19, 2020 Director, Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy   original article https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/12/pushing-billions-arms-sales-not-accomplishment/170900/ “Earlier this month, the Pentagon and the State Department did their annual briefing on U.S. arms sales. The gist […]

Tierney City Council Resolution #61587 To Fund Noise Abatement

by Harry Richardson and Barb Smith  of Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin As many residents will tell you, noise from both commercial and military aircraft at the county airport is a burden to those living on the east and north sides of Madison. The proposed deployment of a squadron of F-35 fighter jets will greatly […]

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 […]

News Release – North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field Responding to a questionnaire from Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, most candidates for the State Legislature in districts surrounding Dane County Airport are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Faith Leaders Oppose F-35 Fighter Jets, Wisconsin State Journal 7-29-2020

A full-page ad appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal today – July 29, 2020 – speaking against the F-35 fighter jets for reasons of social and environmental justice, and world peace. It’s signed by a long list of clergy and other faith leaders who call the proposed deployment “morally offensive”. Wisconsin State Journal Ad, Faith […]

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.   Overheard Video  Explore some of the issues

More PFAS contamination found in airport runoff

The Wisconsin State Journal  |  6 May, 2020  |  Chris Hubbuch   original article   “Dane County says it has found additional sources of harmful chemicals in water that drains from the Madison airport and plans to test a new technology for treating the water. The county said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon that […]