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Destabilization of the Middle East

Destabilization of the Middle East by Ron Forthofer Ongoing fighting in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen have devastated these nations and they may not survive as unitary states. The effects have been horrific for the populations of all four countries. There have also been lesser impacts for nations in Africa and Europe. For example, extremist […]

Peace Train, May 2nd 2014

Peace Train for May 2, 2014 By Judith Mohling   “Those without a lot of wealth or a lot of power are getting absolutely killed in America today,” according to Michael Snyder from “The American Dream,” and the same could be said world wide. The big corporations, the major financial institutions, the ultra-wealthy and those […]

Peace Train column, August 2013

The sham peace process by Ron Forthofer The U.S. has pressured Palestinians and Israelis into another round of so-called peace negotiations. These negotiations are likely to go nowhere unless the Palestinian negotiators betray the interests of their people by accepting major Israeli violations of international law. If the Palestinian negotiators instead stand up for international […]

Peace Train, Aug. 2, 2013, by Judith Mohling

by Judith Mohling, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center   “War – What is it good for? – Absolutely nothing!” Edwin Starr; “War,” 1970 The morning of August 6, 1945, was clear in Hiroshima, Japan. A rumor had spread among the people that the Americans would not harm Hiroshima because it was a city of devout Buddhists, […]

Peace Train, July 2013, by Ron Forthofer

Imperialism’s impact on nations by Ron Forthofer The Arab Spring experiences caused me to think more broadly about the role of decades (centuries) of Western imperialism in shaping the world today. I am thinking especially of the Middle East, southern Asia, Africa and Central and South America. For example, when the imperialists left a county, […]

Feb. 3, 2012

Peace Train for February 3, 2012 By JUDITH MOHLING Maybe you have rafted or kayaked the Green River in Utah. If so, you know its beauty. On January 20, plans for Utah’s first nuclear power plant received a green light when State Engineer Kent Jones gave the go-ahead to the excited planners for the use […]