Events

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

Annual Rice and Beans Dinner

Save the date for Rice and Beans Dinner – Saturday, June 10, 2017
Please RSVP so we know how much rice to make 402-453-0776 or NFPOmaha1970@Gmail.com
WHEN: SATURDAY, June 10, 2017, 6:00PM 
WHERE: Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, 4444 Frances St., Omaha (One Block South of 45th & Center Street)
WHO: Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action

Building Peaceful, Just and Beloved Communities of Resistance!

The White House’s proposed 2018 Federal Budget calls for massive cuts in domestic services to boost Pentagon spending by ten percent over its already more than half a trillion-dollar total. Agriculture, education, social services, healthcare and the environment are all targeted for cutbacks to shift an additional $52 billion to a military budget that is presently larger than the next seven countries combined (several of which are America’s close allies). Fifty-two billion dollars exceeds the total amount Russia annually spends on its military.

Kevin Martin, whose comments have been featured in such celebrated publications as the New York Times and the Washington Post, is uniquely qualified to address the question of where our national security priorities should lie. In building a nation with affordable health care, clean air and water, good schools and a strong agricultural economy? Or in transferring our national wealth to a bloated Pentagon bureaucracy that can’t pass an audit and account for where the money it is already getting is going?

* Please bring a food dish to share. Rice, drinks and place settings are provided.

Kevin Martin is the President of Peace Action, the country’s largest peace and justice organization with 200,000 supporters nationwide. 

A Future of Care and Peacemaking or War and Waste?-- The 2018 Federal Budget 

Where: Rally on the West Side of the Nebraska Capitol
When: June 11, 1:00 pm
Speaker: Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action

Kevin Martin, our primary rally speaker, is President of Peace Action, America’s largest peace and disarmament organization with 200,000 supporters nationwide, over 30 state level affiliates and over 100 local chapters. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and many other publications.

  • The proposed federal 2018 budget proposes a $52 billion military increase.
  • The proposed federal 2018 budget cuts State Dept and intl. help: 29%.
  •  The proposed federal budget will slash UN support.

Sponsors: United Nations Association-Nebraska, NFP, Lincoln Chapter of NFP, Friends Meeting of Lincoln, First United Methodist, NASW-Nebraska, Nebraskans for a Fair Federal Budget.
 

KEVIN MARTIN TO SPEAK IN GRAND ISLAND

WHEN: June 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm St, Grand Island, NE 68801 in the Gathering Place
WHO: Kevin Martin, the president of America’s largest peace and justice organization will deliver a public talk on the subject of “A Future of Care and Peacemaking or War and Waste? — The 20a18 Federal Budget Debate”

This event is sponsored by the Central Nebraska Peace Workers and Nebraskans for Peace


2017 Local Food Summit Registration

Michael Brownlee and Lynette Marie Hanthorn, authors of the 2016 book The Local Food Revolution, are organizing a free online summit on local food and rebuilding local foodsheds June 18-28. To participate in this unprecedented global event, view the promotional video HERE and fill out the online registration form. Michael will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 Nebraskans for Peace Annual Peace conference in Lincoln, this coming October.

Find out about the importance of localizing food and get connected with people all around the country that are focusing on the important issue rebuilding our local foodsheds. This summit is focused on the urgency of localizing our nation's food supply. 50 of the most significant food rvolutionaries in the nation will be speaking on this topic, all for free.

Reserve your spot now to be part of the local food revolution.


Nelson Mandela Picnic

 
Mark your calendars for July 15th at the Malone Center. Nebraskans for Peace Lincoln Chapter will partner with the NAACP-Lincoln Chapter and the Malone Center to celebrate Nelson Mandela. More info will be posted soon! 


Annual Lantern Float

This year the Lantern Float will be held on Sunday, August 6 at Holmes Lake. More details to come...


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 - Pulse@OWH.com (or your favorite local paper found here: http://nebraskansforpeace.org/letters_to_the_editor).

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 https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lwvImJqT0&NR=1

Democracy Now Aug 5, 2005 - Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered http://www.democracynow.org/2005/8/5/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 http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/commentaries/3578
 
 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 - cwomaha@gmail.com - 402- 502- 5887 for more info.

Vigilers arriving in Omaha will set up base in basement of St John's Church - Creighton Uni. http://www2.creighton.edu/maps/
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. cwomaha@gmail.com, 402-502-5887
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Aug 6 - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate (http://dodlodging.net/VT_Offutt_Map.htm# )
Bring a chair, sunscreen, blankets, umbrella. Water and Juices are provided.

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "Original Child Bomb" http://www.originalchildbomb.com/index.php in the basement of St
John's Church on the Creighton campus.

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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" http://www.forgottenbomb.com/getinvolved.html

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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?"

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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
www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha
Email: cwomaha@gmail.com
402- 502- 5887

Frank Cordaro , Phil Berrigan CW House
713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50314
www.DesMoinesCatholicWorker.org
frank.cordaro@gmail.com
(515) 490-2490
 

Omaha Catholic Worker
Jerry Ebner, Mike Brennan
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha
Email: cwomaha@gmail.com
402- 502- 5887

 

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