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My Turn: Lives and legacies — David Koch and Frances Crowe

By ANNA GYORGY Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder 9/16/2019 1:20:34 PM Two lives are remembered in the pages of local and national newspapers. How differently they lived and led, and impacted the world they recently left behind. The Greenfield Recorder article on David Koch’s death (”DA alum David Koch dies,” Aug. 24), read like […]

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Economic sanctions: War by another name

https://www.recorder.com/my-turn-hynes-WarbyAnotherName-279 By Pat Hynes Published: 9/3/2019 9:05:19 AM In early 2019, the White House threatened to invade Venezuela, take down the government and replace it with their choice of president and political party. Though no missiles have been fired and no bombs dropped on the country, our government is waging a war by other means, […]

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Traprock Center helping young people build a better world through books

https://www.recorder.com/a1-open-focus-richie-davis-09819-27500612 Published: 8/12/2019 2:00:15 AM Like 1,000 paper cranes being folded to commemorate the prayers of Hiroshima children for peace, the 100 paperback books that are flying into the hands of young readers in West Africa mark a conviction by Greenfield-based Traprock Center for Peace & Justice that young people can help build a better […]

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Valley anti-war activist Frances Crowe dies at 100

Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Published: 8/27/2019 5:59:23 PM NORTHAMPTON — Legendary anti-war activist and longtime city resident Frances Crowe died on Tuesday morning at the age of 100. “She lived an amazing life and had a beautiful death at home surrounded by her children,” Crowe’s 72-year-old daughter, Caltha, […]

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Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Originally published on August 7, 2019 in the Greenfield Recorder. Venerable Brother Towbee Keyes, Venerable Brother Gyoway Kato and Sister Clare Carter, from the New England Peace Pagoda, offer chants and prayers as people gather along the riverbank Tuesday afternoon at Unity Park in Turners Falls to honor the victims of the nuclear bombing of […]

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Remember, and Prevent, Nuclear War

By ANNA GYORGY Originally published on July 25, 2019 in the Montague Reporter. TURNERS FALLS – The Japanese city of Hiroshima was bombed on August 6, 1945, and three days later Nagasaki. Each year, many people around the world gather to remember this first use of atomic weapons, and urge an end to the nuclear […]

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Give back peace, give up nuclear weapons

By PATRICIA HYNES and VICKI ELSON Published: 7/22/2019 9:26:07 AM  Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder.   Give back my Father,  Give back my Mother.  Give Grandpa,  Grandma back;  Give my sons  and daughter back.  Give me back  myself.  Give back  the human race.  As long  as this life lasts,  this life,  Give back Peace  […]

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Reckless and unjust

Letter to the Editor, Greenfield Recorder Published 6/24/2019 7:50:25 PM The state Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has its head in the sand in light of current environmental health findings regarding the human health and climate polluting effects of burning biomass to generate energy. Calling it “clean energy” and promoting legislation to give state renewable […]

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On corporate exploitation and military aggression

By PATRICIA HYNES Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder, May 29, 2019 “We are here because you were there.” — Slogan of 1980s immigrants rights campaign in Britain. Why would so many Guatemalans make the arduous journey to the U.S.-Mexican border seeking refuge, knowing the hatred heaped on them by the Trump administration? A short […]

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The Madness Driving Climate Catastrophe

By H. Patricia Hynes Originally published on April 5, 2019 on Truthdig.com Gerry Machen / Flickr “Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption” A book by Simon Pirani The Great Acceleration: This is the designation given to the last 70 years during which industrial countries and a handful of newly rich developing countries […]

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