Tag Archives: Non-Violence

Occupy Inauguration Weekend

From Jill2016.com:

Tune in all day on Saturday, January 21, as we “Inaugurate the Resistance” on Facebook Live and here on the Jill2016 site.

You resisted the neoliberalism of Hillary Clinton and the neofascism of Donald Trump. Thank you! The resistance against Trump and the failed corporate two-party system continues even before he is inaugurated, and will continue afterwards as well.

The recounts in MI, PA and WI helped to reinvigorate the movement for election integrity. We will continue to fight to ensure that every vote counts.

In addition to the recount we are resisting corporate rule through protest.

On January 20, we will join thousands of people and organizations from around the country in Washington DC to Occupy Inauguration, sending a message to Trump that we reject his dangerous presidency from the very start.

On January 21, day one of the Trump administration, we’ll be on Facebook Live with an all-day online forum featuring Greens, social movements, and progressives, sharing resources and inspiration to support resistance and transformation.

We do not consent to Trump’s regime of hate, fear, and corruption.

We will oppose oligarchy with democracy. And we will build an unstoppable movement whose time has come, to put people, planet, and peace over profit.

Join us!

Read more and get the full schedule.

NGP State Council Meeting Sunday, Jan. 15, in Lincoln

The monthly Nebraska Green Party State Council meeting will be Sunday, January 15, at 7 p.m. Location is The Coffeehouse, 1324 P Street, in Lincoln. The agenda will include the ballot access drive and other business.

Before the meeting, it would be a good idea for attendees to check out INDIVISIBLE: A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.

Updated venue: #Earth2Trump Roadshow coming to Omaha Jan. 13

From Progressive Omaha:

Join the resistance to Trump’s attack on our environment and civil rights by attending the #Earth2Trump Omaha Event.

The #Earth2Trump Roadshow is rallying and empowering defenders of civil rights and the environment to resist Trump’s dangerous agenda. Stopping in 16 cities on its way to Washington DC, it will bring thousands of people to protest at the presidential inauguration.

The Omaha event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 13, at First Unitarian Church, 3114 Harney Street, Omaha.

Check out the video and full route map at the Center for Biological Diversity.

Jill Stein: In 2017, Occupy, Resist, Build Power

From Jill2016.com:

The 2016 Presidential election has left our nation reeling.

Donald Trump’s shock victory is the result of the massive failure of the corporate two-party system, which imposed a whiteout on progressive and independent campaigns while producing the most disliked and untrusted major-party candidates in history.

This toxic election has delivered a uniquely toxic result: right wing extremists, bigots and blowhards will take control of government starting in January, casting a distressing shadow over our future.

As the two-party system hits rock bottom, momentous grassroots struggles are being waged outside the political establishment: at Standing Rock, in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for 15,and more. In these emerging political spaces, we can make this breaking point for the establishment a tipping point towards a new politics for people, planet, and peace over profit.

Greens are uniquely positioned to help lead the way.

Read more.

Join fellow Greens at Occupy Inauguration.

Hearing will seek input on new death penalty protocol

From the Lincoln Journal Star:

People will get a chance to record their views Friday, Dec. 30, on a controversial new death penalty protocol.

While Attorney General Doug Peterson called the scheduled administrative hearing just part of the required process, Department of Correctional Services Director Scott Frakes last week promised to keep an open mind about testimony during the scheduled five-hour hearing.

ACLU of Nebraska and Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers are expected to weigh in with their objections. And the Nebraska Pharmacists Association will send a letter with that group’s concerns.

The protocol was developed within weeks after three-fifths of voting Nebraskans nullified the Legislature’s 2015 repeal of the death penalty. It comes at a time when death sentences nationwide are down 39 percent in 2016 from the record low set last year.

The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, December 30, at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall, Lower Level Conference Room.

Read the full story.

Nebraskans renew vow to fight Keystone XL, if needed

From InsideClimate News:

President-elect Donald Trump has signaled his plan to move quickly to re-start the Keystone XL pipeline as part of his goal to revive a fossil-fueled future. But his administration would be heading quickly into the same legal and political thicket where the Canada-to-Texas tar sands oil pipeline project was stuck for seven years.

If anything, Keystone’s path forward may be more difficult, because economic pressure for Canadian producers to get the pipeline built has eased. While TransCanada’s Keystone was stuck in limbo, producers found other routes to get oil to the U.S. Gulf coast and Midwest, and on Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two pipelines to export tar sands oil to global markets.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the resolve of about 100 Nebraska landowners who have refused to agree to TransCanada’s right-of-way across their properties. “For us and for a good number of the resisters, this is a fourth- and fifth- generation land holding,” said Jeanne Crumly, whose family owns a ranch and farm in Page, 40 miles south of the South Dakota border. “It’s not a possession. It’s an inheritance. And it comes with responsibilities.”

Read the full story.

What to do now: Sustained protest and organizing

From the Green Party US:

“The Green Party and Green candidates and activists represented political revolution throughout the 2016 election year. We’ll continue to do so during the next four years and beyond,” said Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 nominee for president.

“For Greens, political revolution means supporting front lines of struggle from Black Lives Matter, to pipeline blockades, ending immigrant deportations and bailing out students. It also means fighting Sen. Charles Schumer’s corporate tax break proposal as well as the Trump-Pence agenda. It means offering a Green alternative to neoliberalism, white supremacy, and the two-party political establishment that made the election of someone like Donald Trump possible,” said Dr. Stein.

Read the full list of talking points and action plans from Greens around the country.

Nebraskans demand that their State Troopers come home from North Dakota

From the Lincoln Journal Star:

Nebraskans who don’t want this state’s troopers responding to anti-pipeline protests in North Dakota slid a wad of petition signatures through the Governor’s Mansion gates Monday.

The two petitions contained names of more than 29,000 people calling for Gov. Pete Ricketts to bring the troopers home, said organizer Joseph Hams, a 21-year-old University of Nebraska-Lincoln student.

“At the very least, I hope he recycles them,” Hams said of the petitions, joking. He added, “I hope that he’s moved by how many people were offended by his actions.”

Thousands of Nebraskans along with people from other states and countries signed the online petitions, one started by Hams and the other by Bold Nebraska.

Read the full story.

Check out Election Central from the Green Party US

From the Green Party US:

Check out Election Central from the national Green Party all day on election day and into the evening. You can:

Go to Election Central.

Mother Jones on Gov. Ricketts vs. the Retain campaign

From Mother Jones:

On May 20, 2015, the Nebraska state Legislature voted to repeal the state’s death penalty. When the Republican governor, Pete Ricketts, vetoed the legislation six days later, the Legislature overrode his veto. It was an extraordinary move, making Nebraska the first solidly conservative state in more than 40 years to end the death penalty.

But the victory for death penalty opponents was short-lived. Having failed in his role as governor to protect the death penalty, Ricketts worked to reinstate it in a different capacity: As a man of deep pockets. Ricketts and his billionaire father, Republican megadonor Joe Ricketts, spent $300,000 on an effort to collect enough signatures to put the death penalty question to voters, in the form of a referendum on November 8. The governor donated another $100,000 this fall to fund a campaign to sway voters to reinstate the death penalty.

Read the full story at Mother Jones.