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