A talk by Michael True at Greenfield Community College,11/5/2010 Michael True, an activist peace educator, has documented the nonviolent tradition in American literature. He introduced his presentation on poetry and peacemaking in our Roots of Peace series, by saying the “most important thing we can do as peacemakers is teach peacemaking skills.” Under themes of “Battlefield,” “Homefront,” […]
Watch System Change, Not Climate Change, a report home from the 2017 World Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.
A talk by Tina Clarke at Greenfield Community College, 2/18/2011 Tina Clarke, Regional Coordinator of Transition Towns, spoke about the Transition Town movement to transition from a carbon to a post carbon world by creating resilient communities. Given the role of oil in recent U.S. wars in the Iraq, the transition town movement is vital […]
A talk by Paul Chappell at Greenfield Community College, 4/8/2011 Paul K. Chappell, writer, peace leader and veteran: April 8 from 12-2 in Sloan Theater: “Why Peace is Possible and How We Can Achieve it.” Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002. He served in the army for seven years, was deployed to Baghdad, and […]
A talk by Takaaki Morikawa at Greenfield Community College, 4/29/2011 Takaaki Morikawa, a survivor of the Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, shared his personal history of the event using a power point presentation and a film dramatically illustrating the devastating effects of the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Mr. Morikawa’s presentation described […]
Thursday, 05/24/12 7:34am Masked protestors gather at the front of the room, where NRC officials had planned to speak.
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont—Carrying facts about the dangers of radiation and nuclear power and attired as medical professionals, women of the Shut It Down Affinity Group appeared at Entergy headquarters Monday to alert officials to the necessity of closing their Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. Brattleboro police commanded by Lieutenant Robert Kirkpatrick arrested eight women […]
The State of Vermont has scheduled a trial the week after Thanksgiving for civil resistance at Entergy Corporation’s Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. The actions of six women arrested August 30, 2011 for unlawful trespass when they padlocked the main gate will be weighed by a jury beginning November 27. The state’s action […]
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts—Applauding continuing actions of the Shut It Down Affinity Group to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont, Dr. Helen Caldicott of Australia had lunch with Shut It Downers on Sunday, March 24, before exhorting an audience of 200 in First Churches to close all nuclear power plants for good. […]
We are here today, on the 50th anniversary of the letter from Birmingham Jail, the manifesto of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he invoked the necessity of repeated resistance to the evils surrounding him. We are surrounded by the evils of Vermont Yankee: the invisible evils of radiation, stored spent fuel rods, leaks of radioactive […]
Shut It Down Affinity Group actions in the week of April 15-22. Shut It Down Affinity Group held actions daily at Vermont Yankee in the week of April 15-22. In small groups of 2, 3 or 4 women, they walked onto Yankee property and read statements at the inside gate before being arrested by Vernon […]