"Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. diagnosed America's sickness: When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

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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. https://interc.pt/2rrVKee

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 https://www.standingrock.org/ 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 
Active in Germany for a decade, we continue as part of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, based in Western Massachusetts. In November 2017 we returned to Bonn for citizen action before, during and after the UN Climate Change Conference. more

We honor Erica Garner
..."Erica Garner died at the age of 27 on December 30 after an asthma-induced heart attack, four months after giving birth to her second child. Erica’s father, Eric Garner, was killed when police officers in Staten Island wrestled him to the ground, pinned him down and applied a fatal chokehold in 2014." Democracy Now!
Christen Smith: The Fallout of Police Violence Is Killing Black Women Like Erica Garner
"Too many black women like Erica Garner are dying in America’s maternal mortality crisis." more

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January 15, 2018

Remembering Dr. King... with action in 2018

2018... 50 years after the watershed year of 1968, the year of the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [more...]

January 14, 2018

NAACP to Launch Solar Equity Initiative with MLK National Day of Service Kick-Off Event

"On January 13th, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and National Day of Service, the NAACP will kick off a civil rights economic and environmental justice initiative to connect 30+ communities of color and low income communities across the nation with solar energy infrastructure for homes and community centers, as well as skills training for solar jobs, all supported by s... [more...]

January 11, 2018

Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi

"Not only does she defy Israeli stereotypes of a Palestinian, she has struck a blow against the self-deception of a highly militarised and masculine culture." [more...]

January 08, 2018

Frida Berrigan, A Mother Confronts a World on Fire

In this Tomgram piece, activist Frida Berrigan relates the problems of the world with the strong tenderness of a caring mother. Her web links offer much additional information. [more...]

December 28, 2017

From Traprock in 2017, with thanks

The Women & Life on Earth Internet Project has had a productive year as part of Traprock, and we look forward to expanded work in 2018 and beyond. [more...]

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