Originally appearing at Truthdig. Sept. 25, 2018 https://www.truthdig.com/articles/nothing-without-women-african-feminists-raise-the-stakes-for-global-peace/ H. Patricia Hynes A banner at the recent International Feminist Peace Congress in Ghana (Photo: H. Patricia Hynes) “The days when one could claim that the situation of women had nothing to do with matters of national and international security are, frankly, over.” —Valerie M. Hudson On the […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this year of conflict, challenge and resistance, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice projects reached people locally and beyond. We share some here, with thanks for the community support making them possible. Onward in 2018!
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. […]
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 […]
In late June 2017, the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice board of directors approved grants for members’ projects ranging from identifying and addressing sexism at home and in our communities, to planting trees in a reforestation project in an area of Vietnam devastated by Agent Orange defoliants during the Vietnam War. “These projects have […]
Oil is indispensable for war and militarism. Think of it as the lifeblood coursing through our foreign policy veins — a policy based on maintaining superpower status through force. The 1980 Carter Doctrine, which stated that the United States would use military force if necessary to defend its national interests in the Persian Gulf, formalized […]
10,000 Trees for Vietnam is an environmental justice project created in collaboration with the Vietnamese forester Phung Tuu Boi. Its purpose is to restore biodiversity to an area of central Vietnam that was heavily sprayed with herbicides, chief among them Agent Orange, during the American War in Vietnam. This project is a sequel to the Peace […]
This year, more than a dozen area students were honored for their community contributions in the annual Peacemaker Awards. These awards are given to youths in eighth grade or higher, as well as teens who are homeschooled or have left school. Nominations come from school staff and community members.