Hopes for Peace

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Dear friends,The Gadget, the first atomic bomb, 1945 (1)

On this date in 1945, the US exploded the first atomic bomb known as “the gadget” launching the Atomic Age and setting the stage for the bombs dropped three weeks later on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over the last 70 years, fear and greed have driven world powers to seek weapons that are increasingly bigger and more powerful — weapons of mass destruction. Continue reading

Pride in Stock!

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Dear Friends,Pride

We are happy and proud to announce that we have rainbow flags back in stock! Due to extremely popular demand – and for a wonderful reason! We hope Missoula will cover itself in rainbows in celebration of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to nationally legalize same-sex marriage. Continue reading

Celebrating Interdependence

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Dear Friends,2005-07-04 Butte Peace 168(1)

This weekend our country will celebrate its 239th “Independence Day” with fireworks and flag-waving.  In 1776, the declaration of our Independence from Great Britain began the first successful anti-imperial revolution in world history. We should celebrate the spirit and courage it took to assert the right of a people to create its own form of government based on liberty and freedom. Continue reading

PRIDE and Peace

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Dear friends,PRIDE

The PRIDE Celebration is here and this Saturday, we will walk together in a parade to celebrate our vision of a world without discrimination. I can imagine Jeannette Rankin’s feisty spirit will be there marching still for justice. All across the country change is happening for same-sex marriage and gay rights, like the anticipated Supreme court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, but the struggle is far from won.

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