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% […]

Chris Taylor takes on the Chamber of Corruption & Do your part to get the word out

For your listening pleasure… Chris Taylor and Zach Brandon of the Greater Madison Chamber of Corruption discussing F35s, racial disparities, health inequity, economic development vs economic empowerment, binary approaches, the murder of Atatiana Jefferson by police, Trumps impeachment process, scientist urging direct… and more 10-16-19 – Unheard Of with Brandi Grayson – Hour 1  10-16-19 – […]

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 […]

We the People Need to Start Setting the Priorities.

Are you familiar with what a dollar looks like?  Of course.  But would you recognize a billion dollars or a trillion? What A Trillion Dollars Looks Like   Over the last 18 years, the United States has spent $4.9 trillion on  weapons and the military.   When people talk of war, we will be asking:  […]

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. […]