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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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A 2-Day Leadership Training for Teens and Young Adults

The Art of Waging Peace. Peace Leadership Skills Are Life Skills! This two-day training explores tough issues and emphasizes the powerful form of leadership that is needed to promote peace and justice in our communities and in everyday life. Practiced by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., this form of leadership is grounded in nonviolence […]

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Think Like A Commoner

Traprock Peace Education Center at GCC invites you to hear David Bollier on: Think Like a Commoner October 17 from 12-1:30 GCC Main Building C208 At a time when our representative democracy has become a gaudy charade driven by big money and remote bureaucracies, the commons is arising in countless places around the world as […]

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Peace Net Saturday April 12th

Featured Presenter: Strong Oak Peace Net for Girls and Women is providing a special music and drumming program held at the Brick House in Turners Falls at 24 Third Street. Time: 2 pm to 4 pm Arrive early at 1:15 to learn songs by women from the People’s Music Network which will be shared during the gathering. […]

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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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The Art of Peacemaking

Newton School students express what it means ABOUT TOWN 5/23/2011 Reprinted courtesy of the Recorder, Greenfield MA GREENFIELD — What does peace mean to you? When this question was posed to students at Newton School in Greenfield, they first answered by creating lists of what peace means to them, lists which included words like love, […]

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A talk by Norman Solomon at Greenfield Community College, 10/27/2009

The Roots of War Speaker Series was launched on October 27, 2009 with a talk by Norman Solomon, an incisive critic of mainstream media’s support for war (from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan) even when the majority of the American public have turned against it. Thanks to the GCC video archive this talk is available for viewing here. Listen to the talk. […]

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The Global Struggle for Resources

A talk by Michael Klare at Greenfield Community College, 2/18/2010 Geopolitics scholar and teacher Michael Klare addresses how 21st century wars will be driven by competition over access to scarce and valuable natural resources due, on the one hand, to rising world affluence, population growth and the rise of China as a major industrial economy and, on […]

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