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Our 400-year history

Published in the Greenfield Recorder, September 10, 2020 MY TURN By SUZANNE R. CARLSON In reviewing Recorder articles on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jeff Singleton (My Turn) posed a closing question: “Is it really helpful to…

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A Pandemic Within The Pandemic

By H. Patricia Hynes Published on September 7, 2020 in Portside Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for Covid 19 face violence where they should be safest: in their…


Racist attitude

Letter published in the Greenfield Recorder, September 1, 2020 When I stated in a recent Recorder article that dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a racist act against non-white people, described as…


Sign on to prevent biomass pollution


Letter printed in the Greenfield Recorder, Friday, August 28, 2020 The Massachusetts legislature is currently finalizing climate legislation with a bill that calls commercial wood burning biomass incinerators “non-emitting sources” of energy. It encourages their…


An Evil Action

Greenfield Recorder, August 6, 2020:
 Readers Write My own father, who was in the Army and who was on a ship heading from California as a member of the forces expected to fight on the…




A good idea: No nukes

Thursday, August 6, 2020 MY TURN By SUZANNE R. CARLSON “What do you think of Western Civilization?” a journalist asked Mahatma Gandhi, who replied, “I think it would be a good idea.” I’ve been thinking…