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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: University's Coca-Cola contract violates Code of Conduct

BY CLARA HARDIE

Coca Cola's environmental and human rights abuses broke international law. The University should follow its Code of Conduct and cut contracts with the company.

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Letter to the Editor: “Free” software isn’t about price

BY RICHARD STALLMAN

The "free" in free software refers to freedom, not price. Therefore, please describe me as a "free software advocate."

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Letter to the Editor: Abortion is 'dehumanizing'

BY JOSEPH LIPA

Ultimately, if anything is “dehumanizing” to women, it’s not allowing them to be born.

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Letter to the Editor: 40 years later, Roe still controversial

BY JONATHAN LESNAU

Using terms like "reproductive justice," "needless waits," and "the right to decide when and if to have children" avoids the most important question surrounding abortion: Is the fetus human, and does it have the right to life?

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Letter to the Editor: Don't blame the victim

BY WILLIAM ROGERS

We, as a campus, need to recognize that consent may be "sexy," but more importantly, it is required. We, as students, need to send a message to each other that rape will not be tolerated on our campus and that the human rights of each person must not be violated.

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Letter to the editor: U.S. government should halt sanctions on Iran

BY MOZHGAN SAVABIEASFAHANI AND AZADEH SHAHSHAHANI

Have we learned anything from the death of half a million Iraqi children? If we have, then the University of Michigan should raise its voice, as it has for other issues, to demand that the U.S. government halt all sanctions on Iran.

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Letter to the Editor: Establish a campus biking culture

BY JOE MURRAY

The key to living up to and improving the University’s biking standards is to establish a true biking culture on campus, where biking does not simply replace carbon-neutral walking but driving as well.

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Letter to the Editor: Big Ten shouldn’t sell off its integrity

BY SCOTT KASHKIN

For me, the participation of schools exclusively from the Midwest was what made the Big Ten charming and appealing. I hope that advertisements in Michigan Stadium aren’t next, but I can’t say I’d be shocked by anything in a world where money trumps everything.

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Letter to the Editor: The ‘U’ should take advantage of local food

BY MADELINE DUNN

Most food served in University dining halls travels hundreds of miles, uses thousands of gallons of water and is picked well before its ripely filled with the essential nutrients that should be appearing on our plates. However, I think that the leaders and the best should try harder to avoid the waste that our current food system promotes.

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