Updated: August 28, 2015 11:51:28 PM MDT
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice CenterPeace Train: Building a New Labor Movement

08/28/2015 11:51 PM MDT
Giant corporations have enormous economic and political power in American society. The power exercised by corporations weakens democracy in the United States. 
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Peace Train: Black Lives Matter
08/20/2015 09:19 PM MDT - The shamefully large number of killings by police of unarmed minorities, especially black men, women and children, as well as the disproportionately high rate of imprisonment of these same groups demonstrate that racism is still with us. Full Story

Peace Train: Is Israel a Democracy?
08/08/2015 02:20 PM MDT - In your recent letter on foreign policy, you say that: "Ever since its statehood, Israel has been a shining light for democracy in a politically unstable region. Full Story

Peace Train: Banks too big to go to jail
07/30/2015 09:17 PM MDT - The financial crisis of 2008 not only resulted from Wall Street greed, but also from a failure of rating agencies and government regulators. Full Story

Peace Train: Open Letter to Sen. Cory Gardner
07/16/2015 08:51 PM MDT - Dear Senator Gardner: Last week a delegation from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center met with your Denver office manager to urge support for a nuclear agreement with Iran. We presented extensive evidence about why a nuclear agreement would be good for the United States, for Iran, and for the world.  Full Story

Peace Train: Changing Israeli behavior
07/10/2015 06:50 PM MDT - 'Gaza is on the threshold of being intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution," said Karen Koning AbuZayd in January 2008. Full Story

Letter: In response to Peace Train's 'controversial' column last week
07/02/2015 09:02 PM MDT - Editor's note: On June 26, the Colorado Daily withheld Tom Mayer's Peace Train column, titled "Racism and war," due to the use of offensive and derogatory names that have been used to label the enemy in times of war. Although it was noted by Mayer that the intention of the use of the disparaging names was "to dramatize the vicious nature of racism," the editor opted to pull the column.  Full Story

Peace Train: 'Journey of death'
07/02/2015 08:59 PM MDT - The Jornada del Muerto Desert in New Mexico was the apocalyptic birthplace of the nuclear age. On July 16, 1945, the first detonation of an atomic weapon was tested in this desolate, lovely desert — truly beginning a "journey of death," as the Spanish phrase translates into English. Full Story

Peace Train: Giving peace a chance
06/18/2015 05:59 PM MDT - For several years, Israel has threatened a military attack on Iran over an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program. In addition, U.S. leaders, including former-president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have repeatedly said that, if diplomacy fails, "all options are on the table." Full Story

Peace Train: Two takes, one nuclear impasse
06/11/2015 07:26 PM MDT - A conference held at the United Nations every five years to chart the progress nuclear nations are making in upholding world commitments, as part of the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), ended recently in failure. Full Story

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Second Story Garage: Dirty Bourbon River Show

Once the Dirty Bourbon River Show began playing, all you have to do is close your eyes and you can almost feel the breeze off the Mississippi River and smell the crawfish and red beans and rice. Full Story