Life Under Occupation

Ahmed Oudeh is the Founder and Director of the Center for Freedom and Justice in Beit Ummar, a village in occupied West Bank. Mr. Oudeh is currently in Colorado for speaking engagements and establishing partnerships to bring back to his community. The work of the center focuses on agricultural and water justice in the Occupied Territories, particularly Area C, which is most tightly controlled by Israel.

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The Future of Corporate Controlled Journalism

With recent layoffs at the Denver Post by its hedge fund owner Alden Global Capital, a lot of local and national discussion has focused on finding a new local owner who would invest in the newspaper. There has been little analysis of the systemic problems surrounding corporate media and what non-profit alternatives might be preferable.

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Longmont Approves Landmark Oil and Gas Deal

On Tuesday night, Longmont city council heard from a handful of speakers about the proposed agreement with TOP operating and Cub Creek Energy that would stop all surface drilling in city limits, but would still allow fracking under city land through horizontal drilling.

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Gun Discussion Dominates Longmont City Council Meeting

Tuesday’s City Council meeting in Longmont saw guns and oil and gas being discussed. The vote on the fracking agreement between the City of Longmont and TOP operating and CUB Creek Energy came later in the night, but the public testimony was largely dominated by gun issues.

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