Holyoke March is Nov. 14

In Holyoke on November 14 there will be a climate march. It starts at 1 p.m. at Crosier Field. The number one cause of climate change is over-population. The average American uses much more fossil fuels than the average resident of a poor nation like Mali or Afghanistan. On average, in the USA and globally, the more education, and the more money, a person has, the fewer kids they will have. One of the groups that's promoting the Holyoke march has a web site at https://350vermont.org.

Data on population and climate is at:

www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/climate

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The USA uses its military to steal oil and other resources from poor nations like Iraq and Nigeria. In Greenfield and Northampton, there will be peace rallies on November 13 at 11 a.m. With 4 percent of the world's population the USA spends as much on war as the rest of the world combined. The Greenfield rally will be at the town common. The Northampton rally will be at the corner of Main and King streets. More information is available from the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice.

Michael Klare is a professor at Smith College, and the other four local colleges that make up the Five College Consortium. One of his books says the USA uses its military to steal oil and other resources from poor nations in Africa.

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A total of 80 or so people were at climate rallies in Amherst and Greenfield on November 6 and 7, a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion Western Massachusetts told the Valley Post. That's the group that organized both rallies.

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Tragedy struck Brattleboro November 7 when a pedestrian was hit by a car. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with major injuries. On November 9 the police chief told the Valley Post, “As far as I know, yes she is still alive.”

Vermont activists are fighting to save the lives of pedestrians and bicycle riders by demanding the government make more and better sidewalks, crosswalks, and bicycle paths that are separated from cars by a physical barrier. The activists have a web site at www.LocalMotion.org. Similar groups exists in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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