Letter From a Green-Rainbow Russian Native

Hello Peacemakers, On March 3rd, my brother was assaulted and arrested just for walking down the street from the grocery store, and because he wasn't registered to live in the city of Belgorod, Russia. He was released after providing a large bail. My brother texted me saying that his hands were shivering from the cold because they turned his heat off, and because of fear, but he couldn't tell which feeling prevailed. "I've never had to debate where this kind of madness comes from", he wrote. His words are keen to speak to 95% of Russian citizens in his city near the border.  Continue reading

Julian Assange is Married under the Eye of Prison Guards...

...as his Last Appeal is Knocked Back to the Original Court. Julian Assange, Wikileaks publisher, was married to his devoted partner in Belmarsh Prison as his appeals against lifetime incarceration in the United States (for telling the truth) are shrinking.   Continue reading

Grp...How To Resolve Conflicts

In an effort to build the Green-Rainbow Party, 20 active members have committed to working together effectively, building a common strategy out of the many, heartfelt, divergent views and passions. Two workshops were held in February and March, led by Kara Hunter, Executive Director of the YOLO Conflict Resolution Center. Continue reading

Put Michael Lavery in the State House!

Hello, my name is Michael Lavery and I am seeking signatures on my nomination papers to run for State Representative in the Third Berkshire District. Due to the recent redistricting efforts in the legislature, the Berkshire Third District is the former Fourth District, minus a few towns and with the addition of Dalton, MA. The current incumbent is William “Smitty” Pignatelli, Democrat, who has held the office since 2002. I decided to run last year and recently took out papers to get on the ballot. The redistricting talks make it an interesting contest, since “Smitty” will have a lot of new constituents to meet in Dalton, with a population of over 6,500 as of the 2020 census.  Continue reading