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Remembering U.S. Soldiers Who Refused to Kill Native Americans at Sand Creek

Billy J. Stratton The Conversation
A scholar shares the true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated today. Native American tribal members pay their respects at the headstone of Union Officer, Capt. Silas Soule, at the Riverside Cemetery Dec. 03, 2014 in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre.

ColoradoCare Backers Collect 156,000 Signatures for Single-Payer Plan

Joey Bunch Denver Post
She said supporters will attempt to dispel the impression it's government-run health care — the insurance program eventually would be run by an elected 21-member board — and claimed it would provide more help for more people, by cutting bureaucracy, waste and unreasonable profits.

10 Disruptors: People Who Really Shook Up the System in 2013

Don Hazen AlterNet
In a bleak year filled with bad news, people from Edward Snowden to Elizabeth Warren were brave enough to shake up the establishment. "Fighting the power," as people used to say, is no easy task. Victories are hard to come by and can quickly slide away because the power establishment of money, lobbying, lawyers, PR machines and out-and-out corruption are like Neil Young's rust: they never sleep.
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