2016 Annual Peace Conference

Saturday, October 29 • Augustana Lutheran Church
in Omaha

The world is getting hotter.

Globally, July was the hottest month on the historical record, eclipsing ten straight months of record-breaking temperatures. The nation of Kuwait set a temperature reading of 129 degrees Fahrenheit—the hottest ever recorded on earth.

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Message from John Maisch and Frank LaMere about Whiteclay

The following message is from our friends Frank LaMere and John Maisch. We hope you will attend one or more of the events listed to help bring justice to the victims in Whiteclay and the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

It is a pretty big step to have the Lincoln Journal Star's Editorial Board call on the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission to revoke Whiteclay's four beer store licenses rather than the half-measures proposed by Whiteclay's beer store owners and others:

http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-death-another-reason-to-tackle-whiteclay-issue/article_a5b980b3-347c-5ec4-8868-93004c9c077f.html

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Obama Pipeline Plot Twist Is Not a Victory—And Could Erase the Struggle

The illusion of victory is a dangerous thing. We could undo what we have built at Standing Rock, this unprecedented act of Native American collective resistance.

Kelly Hayes
Sep 10, 2016
yes! magazine 

All Native struggles in the United States are a struggle against erasure. The poisoning of our land, the theft of our children, the state violence committed against us — we are forced to not only live in opposition to these ills, but also to live in opposition to the fact that they are often erased from public view and public discourse, outside of Indian Country. The truth of our history and our struggle does not match the myth of American exceptionalism, and thus, we are frequently boxed out of the narrative.

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Local View: We’re Going to Have Dinner Guests

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Lincoln Journal Star
by Tim Rinne

None of us likes to go without eating.

Even Warren Buffett — who claims to be one-quarter Coca Cola from all the calories he daily ingests drinking Coke — has been known to make an emergency run to one of his Dairy Queens when he gets a case of the hungries.

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CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS

Lincoln Journal Star
Letter to the Editor-08/19/16

Jay Schmidt-Nebraskans for Peace Board Member

On Aug. 3, the Journal Star had an article entitled "Scientists on planet: Earth's fever rises.'" Yes, the world keeps setting new record high temperatures. We know that people have difficulty with the 100 plus degree temperatures, especially if there is high humidity. However, our food crops can't handle it either. Other factors brought on by global warming, such as drought and floods, are also destructive of our food supply.

If your child had a high fever and the fever kept going up, you wouldn't sit and twiddle your thumbs! You wouldn't listen to people with no medical education telling you not to worry or that the science on high fevers is not yet conclusive! That would be irresponsible and foolish.

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