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Silent Protest Against the F-35 Fighter Jet 5/8/19

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A group of concerned Windham Country area citizens will conduct a Silent Vigil & Meditation on the Whetstone Path at the Brattleboro Food Co-op from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday to protest the basing of the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Bomber at Burlington's International Airport next year.This local action is in solidarity with a state action Thursday in Montpelier that will include a 24 Hour Meditation Protest for Peace, culminating with a one-hour meditation for all to join from 2 to 3 p.m. on the Statehouse lawn. Participants who join in the vigil are encouraged to either stand silently, holding signs, or to join those who will be meditating. Bring your own chair or cushionThe F-35A, a stealth bomber, is designed to carry a nuclear payload, thus making it an offensive, not a defensive weapon.Opponents say the stationing of the F-35s with nuclear capability exposes Burlington, and the entire state of Vermont, to being a first-strike target.Opponents further contend that immediate consequences of an accident involving a nuclear weapon will be catastrophic beyond human imagination, and that any accident of the F-35, even without nuclear weapons on board, will devastate the greater Burlington area due to the toxicity of the materials with which the plane is constructed, producing fire not extinguishable by conventional means.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 11:15

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