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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.

How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine

A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight, explains Naomi Klein, giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their most extreme ideas. But these tactics can be resisted. See short video here.

Grace Lee Boggs, at 100 years, remembered

Her vision and analysis from her last days, here from 2014, as true as ever. more


Support Standing Rock, stop the pipeline

Latest news at and the Indigenous Environmental Network

Keepers of the Fire: Fostering Dialogue to Change Sexism

Free download of 33 p. booklet by Sarah Pirtle, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice   (more)

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 
Based in Germany for a decade, we are continuing our work as a project of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice in Western Massachusetts.

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October 17, 2017

Pope Francis on World Hunger Day

"Pope Francis says addressing armed conflicts and the effects of climate change are "prerequisites" for ending global hunger." [more...]

October 06, 2017

ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize 2017 -- congratulations, and thanks!

This award is a signal that the world must address and ban nuclear weapons worldwide, making nuclear 'modernization' and threats of use things of the past. [more...]

October 04, 2017

Puerto Rico and Why Climate Reparations Must Know No Borders

"Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, tells In These Times, “The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria is the culmination of centuries of colonialism, extraction and repression. This climate catastrophe downed many grids that were already buckling under the weight of neglect and austerity: the communications grid, the elect... [more...]

October 02, 2017

US peace groups call for international action on November 11

"November 11th was not made a holiday in order to celebrate war, support troops, cheer the 17th year of occupying Afghanistan, thank anybody for a supposed “service,” or make America great again. This day was made a holiday in order to celebrate an armistice that ended what was up until that point, in 1918, one of the worst things our species had thus far done to itself, namely World War I." [more...]

September 30, 2017

Naomi Klein's speech to the UK labor party

..."I am highlighting Puerto Rico... because the situation is so urgent. But also because it’s a microcosm of a much larger global crisis, one that contains many of the same overlapping elements: accelerating climate chaos; militarism; histories of colonialism; a weak and neglected public sphere; a totally dysfunctional democracy."... [more...]

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