The May March Against Monsanto grew into a state ballot initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs). This was one of many examples where grassroots activism surged for positive community change. (photo by Mark Lewis)

2014: comebacks, progress

2014 a year of comebacks, progress By Steven Saint Despite a year when violence and injustice seemed to gain ground as rapidly as climate change, we witnessed numerous signs of…

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Nonviolence

Iraq vet questions US abuse of troops By James Schneiter Matt Stys served two separate stints in the U.S. Army, was willing to go to war and even die for…

Nonviolence: Local activist will travel to Palestine

By Christy Le Lait In 2011, I had the opportunity to view the film “This is My Land … Hebron” at the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival. I walked out…

Sustainability

What a food future plan is and why having one matters By Steven Saint Feeding the people of El Paso County in the foreseeable and distant future will be challenged…