Archive: 08/2012

Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

by Dan Schlitt, Local Contact
Friends Committee on National Legislation

When the war is over, then there will be in all countries a pursuit of secret war preparations with technological means which will lead inevitably to ‘preventive wars’ and to destruction even more terrible than the destruction of life. The politicians do not appreciate the possibilities and consequently do not know the extent of the menace.

— December 1944 letter from Albert Einstein to physicist Niels Bohr

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Rally to Raise Awareness in The Battle for Whiteclay

Please join us on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at noon on the Northside of the State Capitol in Lincoln, NE as we rally together to raise awareness for the ongoing Battle for Whiteclay. We will be standing in solidarity with and in preparation for the Women’s March to End Genocide 2012: The Life Givers of the Nations say no more alcohol in White Clay. That march will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Our featured speakers in Lincoln will include: Native American Activist Frank LaMere, Documentary/Filmmaker Mark Vasina, and Philosopher/Writer Char Knoflicek.

Join us later Thursday evening for a special screening of the documentary film The Battle for Whiteclay at Common Root Mutual Aid Center, 1315 S. 24th Street @ 7:00 pm.

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Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending

Prepared by the Center for International Policy

MYTH: The military has been cut to the bone. Any more cuts would be ‘doomsday.’

Reality: Nearly all of the purported ‘cuts’ to the Pentagon’s budget are actually reductions in the rate of growth, rather than true cuts in funding levels. In reality, even if sequestration is fully enacted as planned under the 2011 Budget Control Act, the Pentagon’s base budget would only return to 2006 levels (adjusted for inflation), which at the time was among the highest levels of spending since World War II.1

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Creating a Clean Energy Future by 2030

A Blueprint for Public Power in Nebraska

For years, you have read in the Nebraska Report about the dangers of climate change, and the broad consensus among climate scientists that global warming is real and caused by human activities. You have also read about the detrimental health and other impacts of burning coal to produce our electricity, and the need to move quickly towards clean, renewable energy.

The window, however, for making this move is closing rapidly.

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