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“We must never again see a Confederate flag in the nation’s capital,” says Racial Justice Rising organizer Emily Greene. “Our Saturday morning vigils have focused on the Black Lives Matter message, but we must directly counter white supremacy too.”

January weather will not stop area calls for justice, and the ouster of President

Trump, instigator of Wednesday’s storming of Congress.

Activists from the Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution (FCCPR)’s peace group, Racial Justice Rising and the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice invite all concerned to join them on Saturday, January 9,16 and 23rd, on the Greenfield Common for morning vigils: Racial Justice Rising from 10-11 am, and 11-noon for peace and democracy. Bring a sign or get one there. Masks are worn and physical distance respected.

“Removing Trump is also necessary because he is clearly out of control, yet has the sole power to launch nuclear weapons,” Traprock’s Pat Hynes told the group.

At the vigil on Saturday, January 23rd, 11-12pm, Traprock will join others worldwide in welcoming the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which goes into effect on January 22, 2021. Originally passed in July 2017, it became international law when ratified by 50 of the 122 signing countries. More will follow.

“Given the existential threat of nuclear weapons, a danger similar to the climate crisis, but one easier to act on now,” says Hynes, “this law is a profound relief of most people of the world.

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