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Join us at the Peace & Justice Center (60 Lake St, Burlington) this Thursday at 7:30pm as we hear from Meg Audette-Nikolic about her experiences living in Jerusalem and working in Palestinian territories. Ms. Audette-Nikolic will speak about the region at this moment in history, including how moderate Palestinians and Israelis are responding to a crisis fueled by extremist beliefs. The current crisis in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Israel is creating untold hardship for civilians.

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Powerful Motivator: Greenpeace Non-Violent Direct Action Camp

BY Lucy Gluck

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Fly Kites Not Drones

Next Saturday the Peace & Justice Center will be flying kites on Burlington’s waterfront to celebrate an Afghani tradition. Being the best kite flyer in ones neighborhood is a very sought after and respectable achievement.

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Mi escuela es su escuela

There are humanitarian reasons for Gov. Peter Shumlin to answer President Obama’s call for help with the Central American refugees who have flocked to the U.S. in recent months. But taking in school-age children, especially on a long-term basis, also could help him with one of the perceived problems with Vermont’s education system.

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Mi escuela es su escuela

There are humanitarian reasons for Gov. Peter Shumlin to answer President Obama’s call for help with the Central American refugees who have flocked to the U.S. in recent months. But taking in school-age children, especially on a long-term basis, also could help him with one of the perceived problems with Vermont’s education system.

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PJC Kids’ Club “Global Gatherings”: Africa

The PJC Kids’ Club continues July 26th from 2-4pm with celebrating Africa! Bring the kids for an afternoon of cultural acceptance, exploration, and fun! Francine Serwili-Ngunga will be sharing about her Rwandan culture through dance, story telling, and yummy sambusa making. Get the next stamps for your PJC passport and join us for this special afternoon at the Peace & Justice Center on Lake Street. Bring your sense of adventure to this event and to all Summer PJC Kids’ Club days: August 9th (Europe) and August 23rd (Asia)! This Summer Series is Free and open to all ages!

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Jobs Return, With Inequality in Tow

The number of non-farm payroll jobs in Vermont is inching back to pre-recession levels. But the mix has changed in the last seven years. The latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show service sector jobs have grown, while goods-producing jobs have decreased. New data also show that the number of unemployed Vermonters grew in June. It’s not known yet whether the rise is a result of new layoffs or people returning to the labor force to seek work.

 
 
 
 

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: an Assault on Workers

BY Alissa Boochever, PJC Intern
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to be secretly negotiated among certain members of the US Congress and 11 countries including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,Singapore,and Vietnam. A major agreement affecting a third of all world trade, those partici- pating in the TPP negotiations have kept its contents a close secret.

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