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Traprock supports peace action in Korean crisis

We face so many problems, issues and challenges, both personal and in the larger society, all at the same time. But let us not forget the situation in Korea. Just as Donald Trump finds it difficult to condemn outright right-wing hate and violence at home, so he keeps the fires of hatred burning against a […]

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My Turn: Banning nuclear weapons is just the beginning

Against all odds, 122 countries agreed in July to ban nuclear weapons. At the heart of the United Nations treaty is an explicit ethical goal: to protect peoples of the world from the humanitarian catastrophe that would ensue if nuclear weapons were employed. Once 50 states ratify the treaty, it will enter into international law. […]

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What do we want for our country, and the world?

Just days ago we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s April 4, 1967 speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence and its warning that: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Now an abrupt missile strike in […]

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Several children's books collected by the Greenfield Public Library in a partnership with the Traprock Center.

Children at heart of this collection

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library will release a new collection of children’s books centered around themes of peace, social justice and nature during an event Saturday afternoon. At least 60 books were purchased with a gift of $1,000 from the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice. Chosen by the library staff, the books include […]

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While citizens embraced ‘Silent Spring,’ a poisonous war raged on

Pat Hynes & Frances Crowe – Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking book “Silent Spring, published in September 1962, ignited modern U.S. environmentalism and resulted in new laws for environmental and public health protection in the United States. Two days before it came out, President Kennedy signed his approval for the so-called “rainbow herbicides” (Agents Orange, White, Purple, […]

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Peace Award Honor Students

ARN ALBERTINI Recorder Staff 5/13/2011 Reprinted courtesy of the Recorder, Greenfield MA TURNERS FALLS — This year’s Peacemakers all distinguished themselves by helping out their fellow students, whether it was by sitting with others who were all by themselves at the lunch table, helping fellow students resolve conflicts or raising money and sending books to […]

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