Mark Braverman's Love of Israelis & Palestinians

by Paul Olson & Rich Little

The Palestinian Rights Task Force of the NFP Omaha Chapter recently did Nebraskans a great favor by bringing Mark Braverman, executive director of “Kairos USA,” to the state. The following article summarizes and expands on the views expressed in Braverman’s talks.

Mark Braverman has the credentials, describing himself as follows on his website:

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TEDxLincoln | Growing Food, Growing Community: The Example of the Hawley Hamlet

NFP State Coordinator Tim Rinne delivered a talk at the 2014 TEDxLincoln event November 14 on climate change and local food. His 14 minute speech can be viewed at the following link on YouTube.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Since 2010, Tim and his wife have gone from a measly little tomato patch to six tenths of an acre (the equivalent of roughly 65 yards of a football field). They have planted over 50 fruit and nut trees and two dozen berry beds, set up two chicken coops and two beehives, and now have 20 neighbors actively participating in what they call their hamlet.

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LOCAL VIEW: City Dwellers Can Grow Food in a Risky Climate

Lincoln Journal Star
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Tim Rinne

It’s been a year of bad news for the security of our food supply.

In March, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to further erode food security — particularly in urban areas and emerging hot spots of hunger.” All aspects of food security, the report stated, are potentially affected by climate change, “including food access, utilization and price stability.”

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Climate Summit or Not, We are Still Losing the War Against Greenhouse Gases

By Bruce E. Johansen

Another climate summit has come and gone.

Remember the huge “Peoples’ Climate March”?

Carbon dioxide has already blown past it.

However, one thing has not changed: reports from the front in the war on greenhouse gases are grim.

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TAKE ACTION | War is NOT Working, End Endless War

The following email is from our national Peace & Justice affiliate Peace Action. Please take a moment to read the message below and then let's take take a stand together and tell Congress WAR IS NOT WORKING! Contact your members of Congress TODAY!

In the wake of the election, we knew pressures would mount to escalate the war in Iraq and Syria. We had no idea that within a few days of the election, the White House would double down on the war, ordering twice the number of troops on the ground and requesting over $5 billion more dollars.

Call Congress toll-free today, 877-429-0678, and tell them: War is not working and is ineffective in addressing the threat of ISIS. (Click HERE to find your Nebraska Representatives.)

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