December 3, 2018 (published December 6) Kale not Coal in Germany: on stage and in the streets Wendell resident Anna Gyorgy continues her November-December reporting from Germany for the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice – and the Montague Reporter. By ANNA GYORGY COLOGNE – Seeing “Kale not Coal” on a homemade […]
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Watch System Change, Not Climate Change, a report home from the 2017 World Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.
By ANNA GYORGY Originally published in the Montague Reporter on November 29, 2018. BERLIN – It’s not just the climate that is heating up. Around the world, official country delegates, environmental organizations and international energy corporations are gearing up for the next round of international climate meetings – although with differing goals on how fast and […]
By ANNA GYORGY Originally published in the Montague Reporter on November 15, 2018. BERLIN This is the first in a series of “dispatches” to this community during my time in Germany. The trip, supported by the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, of which I am part, will continue through December, when I will […]
By ANNA GYORGY Friday, October 05, 2018 (printed on Thursday: https://www.recorder.com/my-turn-gyorgy-GarlicFest9-29-20297770) Hurricanes wreak destruction in the Carolinas, the Philippines and beyond. A season of out-of-control wildfires, drought in some areas, floods in others should have brought home to all the reality of climate change, and related disruption. So what to do? Clearly action is needed […]
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 […]
Posted Friday, June 8, 2018 2:06 pm By Pat Hynes and Frances Crowe GREENFIELD — Fifty-five years ago on June 10, President John F. Kennedy delivered a commencement address at American University that, in fewer than 30 minutes, turned traditional national security policy on its head. Kennedy proclaimed that world peace is “the most important […]
Posted Monday, June 4, 2018 By Pat Hynes GREENFIELD — “8 Candidates, 8 Visions for 1st Franklin Seat,” announced the April 17 lead story of my county newspaper in Western Massachusetts. Most, if not all, of the basic needs for human security and well-being are there in the platforms of four women and four men […]
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 […]