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Biology Is Not Destiny: “The Independent Woman: Extracts from The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir”

By H. Patricia Hynes Originally published on Truthdig, on March 8, 2019 “The Independent Woman: Extracts from The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir” A book translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. Annotated and introduced by Martine Reid “The Second Sex,” a two-volume classic by French writer Simone de Beauvoir, was published in 1949 and quickly […]

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Hands off Venezuela

By Pat Hynes, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Hope and US Aid at the Border, the title of a recent New York Times video, deodorizes the US attempt to overthrow President Maduro of socialist Venezuela and replace him with a hand-picked member of the Venezuelan elite, capitalist class.   As the major media presents it, the […]

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Hands Across the Hills story spreads far beyond Franklin County

Paula Green By RICHIE DAVIS, Staff  Writer Published: 2/12/2019 10:36:50 PM LEVERETT – After a year of drawing attention solely from The Greenfield Recorder, this town’s Hands Across the Hills effort and its organizer, Paula Green, are in the spotlight nationally and internationally as an effort to help bridge the political – and now racial – divides […]

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DISPATCHES: After the UN Climate Conference: The meeting over, the movements growing

By Anna Gyorgy Originally published in the Montague Reporter December 17, 2018 German radio reported that 91% of Germans did not expect major advances from the 24th UN climate conference that ended late Saturday night December 15, in Katowice, Poland. But conference delegates did reach their basic goal, allowing relieved conference organizers to declare COP24 […]

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Climate Crisis: “There Is No Time to Continue Down This Road Of Madness”

By H. Patricia Hynes Originally published on December 20, 2018 on PORTSIDE. People attend a Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice demonstration before the final session of the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Dec. 14., credit: Daily Sabah (Istanbul)   A week into the 2018 UN climate change conference convened in Poland, The New […]

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DISPATCHES: Is Change Coming? (The Climate Won’t Wait)

Dispatch #4 From Berlin, December 10, 2018 Anna Gyorgy This is the fourth in a series of dispatches to the Montague Reporter and Traprock Center for Peace & Justice by Wendell resident Anna Gyorgy, reporting from Berlin.   Is Change Coming? (The Climate Won’t Wait) Reports from Poland and France: Katowice and the COP24 climate conference […]

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DISPATCHES: Getting Ready for Katowice

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 […]

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