Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska

Whiteclay: The Lives Lost

Monday, August 7, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
First Plymouth Church

Whiteclay activists Frank LaMere and John A. Maisch have announced an event titled, "Whiteclay: The Lives Lost," to be held at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. The event will mark the one year anniversary of the beating of Sherry Wounded Foot in Whiteclay, Nebraska, on August 5, 2016, and her subsequent death on August 17, 2016. "Closing Whiteclay's beer stores was an important first step," Maisch stated, "but we cannot rest until Sherry's murderer has been arrested and successfully prosecuted." Sherry's daughter, Sandra Graham, is scheduled to travel from Pine Ridge to participate in the event.

The August 7th event will also honor the life of Pete Blacksmith, a Pine Ridge resident who co-starred in the documentary, Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian, before losing his battle with liver disease on January 8, 2016. A special video tribute produced by Maisch will premiere at the August 7th event. "Pete courageously spoke out against the most powerful forces in Whiteclay and Pine Ridge," said Maisch, "and still he wasn't afraid." Pete's sister, Melissa, is also scheduled to attend the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

John Maischsoberindianmovie@cox.net405-232-4700Frank LaMerefranklamere@msn.com712-203-0698

Islam, Muslims, Palestine, Israel: Myths and Facts!

Join us for dinner at El Basha’s Mediterranean Grill with speaker Dr. Naser Alsharif, Pharm.D, Ph.D., Palestinian Muslim Creighton Professor.

Dr. Alsharif will share his own family history and speak about the humanity and commonality of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. He will answer the questionIs the Palestinian and Israeli conflict about religion?

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: El Basha Mediterranean Grill, 7503 Pacific St
WHAT: Buffet Dinner (includes soft drinks)

$18 in advance, limited seating

RSVP, checks to: Sharon Conlon, 5010 Nicholas St, Omaha, NE 68132

Help Stop Global Warming - It Can Be Done!

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month, at 11:45am
WHERE: Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE

Our meetings are a time to learn something new and renew our connection to those we are working with on the all-important issue of climate change locally, nationally and internationally. The meetings feature a conference call with the Citizens' Climate Lobby organization (which starts promptly at noon), followed by discussion of local actions.

If you can't join us, please write a letter to the editor about global warming and send it to the Omaha World Herald - (or your favorite local paper found here:

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate. Our focus is to build support for federal legislation to place a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels in which all of the revenue is returned directly to households.

If you are not near Omaha, you may find a CCL meeting anywhere in the world (Yes, this is a world wide problem with a world wide effort to solve it) at

Peace Vigils Every Saturday in Omaha

Join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for our weekly Peace and Justice Vigil on the northwest corner of 72 & Dodge St. in Omaha, NE
Contact Steve Horn for more info: 402-426-9068
Bring and hold your favorite sign, a hula-hoop and do some Hooping for Peace or just come take a stand for something good.
If you don't walk, bike, bus or ride in a carpool to this, please park in the lot on the Northeast corner of 72nd & Dodge Street.

Peace Vigils Monthly in Grand Island

The Cental Nebraska Peace Workers Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace meets on the 4th Sunday of every month.
The group meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm, at 3pm.
The Peace vigils are held the following Wednesday at 5pm on the corner of State St and Webb St,
by the Grand Island mall.
For any questions, contact Del Roper at (308) 384-3266.

Evening programs and vigil schedule to be announced below.

Everyone is welcome, especially those in the Omaha area! Come for an hour or for the whole three days.
 9 1/2 minute video reenactment on the Hiroshima bombing:

Democracy Now Aug 5, 2005 - Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered

Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000 word
report did not get past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has just discovered the carbon copy of the
long-suppressed article.
"The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today" by John Pilger, Aug 06, 2008
 The schedule for the vigil is: Aug 5 - Thursday: Evening –  People are welcome to attend Mass and a Potluck Dinner at
the Omaha CWer starting at 6 p.m. at 1104 N. 24th St. Omaha.  Call ahead if you able to do so. Contact Jerry Ebner - - 402- 502- 5887 for more info.

Vigilers arriving in Omaha will set up base in basement of St John's Church - Creighton Uni.
Please consider bringing food to share with others.
There is plenty of floor space for any and all who wish to attend from out of town. Anyone needing a bed or any other special accommodations please
contact Jerry Ebner and the folks at the Omaha CW., 402-502-5887
Aug 6 - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( )
Bring a chair, sunscreen, blankets, umbrella. Water and Juices are provided.

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "Original Child Bomb" in the basement of St
John's Church on the Creighton campus.

Aug 7 - Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( see above details to bring)

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "The Forgotten Bomb - the truth about nuclear weapons"

Aug 8 - Sunday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate

7:30 p.m Group Discussion: "Why is Offutt AFB the most dangerous place on the planet and what does it have to do with the A-Bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki?"


Aug 9 - Monday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vigil with closing ceremony and prayer (and line crossing if anyone is up to it.)

Contact People for more info:

Jerry Ebner, Omaha CW
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
402- 502- 5887

Frank Cordaro , Phil Berrigan CW House
713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50314
(515) 490-2490

Omaha Catholic Worker
Jerry Ebner, Mike Brennan
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
402- 502- 5887


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