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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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Getting to the roots of climate repair – even at a Garlic Festival

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 […]

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African Feminists Emphasize Key to Global Peace

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 […]

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4-Day Hiroshima-Nagasaki Vigil Planned in Greenfield

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 […]

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Montague libraries receive $1K grant from Traprock Center

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 […]

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