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 […]

WPR : Lawmakers Seek To Strip DNR’s Ability To Regulate PFAS Foam Under Emergency Rule

Bill Limiting DNR Authority To Be Introduced In State Assembly, Senate By Danielle Kaeding WPR Published: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 4:00pmOpen article to listen to audio Link to original article  Link to Safe Skies PFAS page  “Republican lawmakers want to rein in environmental regulators and restrict their ability to regulate firefighting foam containing so-called forever […]

8 O’Clock Buzz Interview: Environmental Review at Truax Field Done Improperly

Steve Klafkla appeared on Tony Castaneda’s Thursday 12/10 – 8:00 Buzz radio show on WORT 89.9fm  to discuss the Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin lawsuit. Safe Skies believes that the environmental review of construction to prepare Truax Field to host the new planes was done improperly. Safe Skies “…claims the National Guard Bureau violated federal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]