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Watch System Change, Not Climate Change, a report home from the 2017 World Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

4-Day Hiroshima-Nagasaki Vigil Planned in Greenfield

Originally appearing in the Greenfield Recorder. By RICHIE DAVIS Staff Writer Thursday, August 02, 2018 https://www.recorder.com/4-day-Hiroshima-Nagasaki-vigil-planned-in-Greenfield-19186122 GREENFIELD — The blinding light from the bombing of Hiroshima — and the bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later — birthed the nuclear era. More than seven decades later, the modern nuclear threat — at least 43,000 more […]

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Montague libraries receive $1K grant from Traprock Center

Montague libraries receive $1K grant from Traprock Center A collection of books, which are available to the public, have been added to each of the Montague libraries surrounding themes of peace, social justice, compassion and others. These books were purchased through a grant from the Traprock Center in July. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Angela Rovatti-Leonard By MELINA BOURDEAU Recorder Staff […]

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Overcoming the harm of war

By H. PATRICIA HYNES Sunday, February 18, 2018 How do you know when you have begun healing from the trauma of war?  For Lou, it was two months ago when he no longer “needed” to carry a gun.  We first met at the Greenfield Y where exercise is the medicine that launched his journey to […]

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Discarding waste around globe

My nephew, an Army veteran who spent most of his 20-plus years military service as an officer in South Korea, is now a civilian military contractor living on a base in Afghanistan. Our only conversation about U.S. military pollution in South Korea was something of a non-starter. These two Asian countries, so disparate in development, […]

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WLOE / Traprock Cooperation, 2017

In 2017 the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice continued its sponsorship of the Women & Life on Earth internet project. We worked closely on projects ranging from responses to current events – and threats of war – through statements in local media, to major research during an international trip to Germany in November 2017. […]

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Cangleska Wakan – The Sacred Hoop

“The old ones say… we have a choice to make good or to do something that you know is not right.  Everything good or bad makes that complete circle.  If you’ve done wrong, it will come back to you twice.  If you do good, it will come back to you twice.” Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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A Prize That Matters

The recent awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, made news in many countries, if not our own. It is awarded each year on Dec. 10, the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In elegant surroundings, 1,000 invited guests applauded as […]

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