• Peace Train: Giving peace a chance - 06/18/2015 05:59 PM MDT
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    Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice CenterPeace Train: Giving peace a chance

    Calls for war against Iran are hypocritical, especially considering negotiations have produced results
    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." 
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    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

    Peace Train:The ISDS threat
    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.  Full Story

    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

    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

    (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
    College footballCU football: Sefo Liufau expects gain from 2014 pain

    After close losses, quarterback believes Buffs ready to win
    Now that he is more than a half year removed from his sophomore season, Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau can reflect with some perspective and not just feel that sick feeling in his stomach that comes from so many missed opportunities. Full Story
    (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
    College footballCU football: Sefo Liufau expects gain from 2014 pain

    After close losses, quarterback believes Buffs ready to win
    Now that he is more than a half year removed from his sophomore season, Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau can reflect with some perspective and not just feel that sick feeling in his stomach that comes from so many missed opportunities. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Boulder's Eminence Ensemble

    The term "prog rock" has been reclaimed by younger musicians who never had to live through the genre's bleak era. Prog rock, at least in its Rocky Mountain form, has evolved to emphasize its rock, funk and jam dimensions. And Eminence Ensemble embodies this progression.  Full Story