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    Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice CenterPeace Train:The ISDS threat

    Public law instrument that gives public interest a back seat to trade considerations
    05/28/2015 07:39 PM MDT
    Corporate-controlled media has hyped the threat from IS (ISIL, ISIS), the self-proclaimed Islamic State. IS has committed horribly brutal acts in part of the Middle East, based on its interpretation of Islam.  
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    Peace Train: The American Empire
    05/14/2015 04:49 PM MDT - On January 5, 2003, the entire cover of the Sunday New York Times Magazine said "The American Empire (Get Used to It)." The accompanying article read: "[W]hat word but 'empire' describes the awesome thing that America is becoming?....Being an imperial power means enforcing such order as there is in the world and doing so in the American interests." Full Story

    Peace Train: Insider views of real politics
    05/10/2015 02:24 PM MDT - During its early history, the U.S. primarily used force to implement its foreign policy. A 1933 speech by U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler described this situation well. Full Story

    Peace Train: Media's role in propaganda
    05/04/2015 03:34 PM MDT - The U.S. prides itself on a free media that isn't controlled by the government. It would really be great if our media, especially the influential media — such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, PBS, NPR, the television networks and the cable news channels — would exercise this constitutional freedom. Full Story

    Peace Train: SANE approach to nukes
    05/04/2015 03:06 PM MDT - As the world staggers under devastating natural and ongoing human-created disasters, the SANE Act might bring a modicum of relief and sanity to your day. It was recently introduced by Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D.Ore.). Full Story

    Letter: Why is there no CU men's varsity soccer team?
    04/28/2015 04:55 PM MDT - We as students go to a nationally recognized research institution with a population of more than 30,000 in students, yet we still can't have a men's soccer team. CU currently sponsors 17 varsity athletics teams in both men and women's sports. This means that there is an imbalance of both gender teams, which leads me to propose that the next sport to be added be a men's D1 soccer team to keep the balance. I feel as though this sport is the only one singled out of all the major sports played in the world. It's not like there is a lack of potential people to add another sport to the men's side of the program. Full Story

    Peace Train: Drone attacks detrimental to Yemen
    04/23/2015 08:38 PM MDT - The country of Yemen lies at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It has a population of approximately 24 million people, and is about the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined. Full Story

    CU's Environmental Center: Dinner and droughts
    04/22/2015 09:14 PM MDT - California is running out of water. While it may seem easy to blame sparkling-clean cars, agriculture is actually responsible for 80 percent of human water use in California, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Full Story

    Peace Train: Recalling the Vietnam War teach-in
    04/02/2015 04:49 PM MDT - I have just returned from Ann Arbor, Mich., where we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1965 anti-Vietnam War teach-in. It was gratifying to reconnect with old friends and fellow organizers, and to see that almost all of the survivors still have the same political values and are still engaged in progressive activism. Full Story

    Fantz: Off with their heads
    03/30/2015 02:39 PM MDT - The length we travel to avoid fear is often by way of irrational distress. My phobia, which has resulted in therapy and numerous panic attacks, seems foolish. It's taxidermy. This ancient art of killing an innocent animal for sport, then stuffing and mounting its head on the wall as a trophy knocks the wind straight out of me. (Greek origins translates it to the arrangement of skin. Sweet fancy Moses that's gross.) Full Story

    (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)
    Women's basketballCU women's basketball: Lappe believes proposed rules would change game for better

    Coach favors four 10-minute quarters, revised team foul format
    Like many coaches, Colorado's Linda Lappe loves the game of women's basketball. And, like many coaches, Lappe believes the game can get better. Full Story
    (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)
    Women's basketballCU women's basketball: Lappe believes proposed rules would change game for better

    Coach favors four 10-minute quarters, revised team foul format
    Like many coaches, Colorado's Linda Lappe loves the game of women's basketball. And, like many coaches, Lappe believes the game can get better. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story