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Watch System Change, Not Climate Change, a report home from the 2017 World Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Peace Net Saturday April 12th

Featured Presenter: Strong Oak Peace Net for Girls and Women is providing a special music and drumming program held at the Brick House in Turners Falls at 24 Third Street. Time: 2 pm to 4 pm Arrive early at 1:15 to learn songs by women from the People’s Music Network which will be shared during the gathering. […]

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Peace Award Honor Students

ARN ALBERTINI Recorder Staff 5/13/2011 Reprinted courtesy of the Recorder, Greenfield MA TURNERS FALLS — This year’s Peacemakers all distinguished themselves by helping out their fellow students, whether it was by sitting with others who were all by themselves at the lunch table, helping fellow students resolve conflicts or raising money and sending books to […]

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The Art of Peacemaking

Newton School students express what it means ABOUT TOWN 5/23/2011 Reprinted courtesy of the Recorder, Greenfield MA GREENFIELD — What does peace mean to you? When this question was posed to students at Newton School in Greenfield, they first answered by creating lists of what peace means to them, lists which included words like love, […]

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A talk by Norman Solomon at Greenfield Community College, 10/27/2009

The Roots of War Speaker Series was launched on October 27, 2009 with a talk by Norman Solomon, an incisive critic of mainstream media’s support for war (from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan) even when the majority of the American public have turned against it. Thanks to the GCC video archive this talk is available for viewing here. Listen to the talk. […]

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The Global Struggle for Resources

A talk by Michael Klare at Greenfield Community College, 2/18/2010 Geopolitics scholar and teacher Michael Klare addresses how 21st century wars will be driven by competition over access to scarce and valuable natural resources due, on the one hand, to rising world affluence, population growth and the rise of China as a major industrial economy and, on […]

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How Federal Spending Priorities Make Us Less Secure

A talk by Jo Comerford at Greenfield Community College, 4/23/2010 Jo provides evidence that our growing military spending is starving “Main Street” services,including schools, libraries, police and fire departments, and health and human services.  She addresses, specifically, how the costs of the war in Afghanistan and the occupation of Iraq contribute to our recession-ridden economy […]

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Building Peace in a Stormy World: Exploring the Causes and Conditions of War and Peace

A talk by Paula Green at Greenfield Community College,9/24/2010 Dr. Green’s talk and photos explored her work as an international peacebuilder and highlighted her understanding of the root causes of conflict and the obstacles to peace. She also talked about how insights from her professional training in psychology aid her efforts to create learning environments […]

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Poetry & Resistance: A Celebration

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,” […]

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