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Naomi Klein: on climate change and racism

Interview with Naomi Klein: The Struggles Against Climate Change and Racism Are Inseparable
By Natalie Hanman, The Guardian, Published September 15, 2019 in Truthout

Naomi Klein, author of the new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes and how she finds hope. “In a North American context, it’s the greatest taboo of all to actually admit that there are going to be limits… But we are going to have to contract on the endless, disposable consumption side.” more

2018 -- Fourth Warmest Year on Record

"Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)." Source, with 1:22 min. video on warming, 1880-2018


The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.

A Vision for Black Lives

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

"Project Unspeakable"

a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more...

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project

on women and peace, ecology and global justice worldwide. more 
Active in Germany for a decade, we continue as part of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, based in Western Massachusetts.


A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza

... "Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression."... more
By Alicia Garza, from the feminist wire, October 7, 2014


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March 16, 2020

Civil disobedience in the time of climate crisis

Editorial by Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Director Patricia L. Hynes

Wendell State Forest Alliance members and supporters after court appearance,
Feb. 28, 2020, Orange, MA

Civil disobedience in the time of climate crisis


March 11, 2020 in the Greenfield Recorder

"On Thursday, Feb. 27 of this year, a Portland, Ore. jury refused to convict the so-called Zenith Five — activists fighting for a “habitable future” — for blockading a train track used by Zenith Energy Corporation to transport crude oil. Their blockade consisted of building a garden over the rail line making it impassable for the transport train. Their defense: they were justified in breaking the law on behalf of the planetary climate crisis. Five of six jurors voted to acquit them.

The next day 16 members of the Wendell State Forest Alliance (and supporters) gathered in Orange Municipal Court for closing arguments on why their trespassing to prevent state-supported logging in the Wendell state forest was necessary and justifiable. The judge will likely render his decision in May. “Social change happens by having people who … make sacrifices to bring critical issues to the attention of a larger public,” explained their lawyer, Luke Ryan." ...

more: download 3 page pdf


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