Articles by Traprock

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…


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. …


Reckless and unjust

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 energy subsidies,


On corporate exploitation and military aggression

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 list of our long history of corporate exploitation and military aggression in that country might explain.


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 Measure of Our Happiness

By H. Patricia Hynes Originally published on April 3, 2019 on  COMMON DREAMS For the past seven years, the United Nations has issued a report titled the World Happiness Report.  While this report may sound somewhat…




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…