Green Notes Week of January 27, 2013

Abbreviated Green Notes for the week of January 27, 2013

In light of the governor’s “stamp of approval” on the Keystone XL pipeline route, the following collective response will happen in Lincoln on Monday.

Monday, January 28, 2013, “Groups to protest pipeline route approval.”  There will be a Bold Nebraska / Idle No More rally to protest Governor Dave Heineman’s decision to approve a route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska on the north steps of the State Capitol, Monday, January 28, 2013, at 4:00pm.  The rally will include a round dance, Native drums and wish lanterns to raise awareness about attacks on indigenous sovereignty and lands in the United States and in Canada.

Boycott Bud, Support Pine Ridge.” Students from Creighton University, University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a boycott of Budweiser products at a news conference January 22, 2013. The students have asked Anheiser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser products, to end alcohol sales in Whiteclay by purchasing the beer stores in that town and retiring the liquor licenses, and to provide funding for expanded alcohol rehabilitation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Read the January 23rd Omaha World-Herald story here.  Read a transcript of prepared statements by students at the news conference here. Join the boycott here.

NOT GUILTY: Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala were found not guilty by a Philadelphia judge earlier today on charges stemming from their participation in a housing rights protest at Fannie Mae’s regional offices.  On August 1st of last year, Stein and Honkala, along with 50 other protesters, attempted to escort foreclosed families into Fannie Mae to demand policies that, according to Honkala, would, “keep families in their homes.” The two women were arrested during the protest, along with three others, and spent nearly 24 hours in jail.

Green Notes for all three Congressional Districts will return Sunday, February 3, 2013.