For well over a decade, Nebraskans for Peace has publicly supported the Catholic Worker protests of StratCom’s nuclear and space war missions—including the nonviolent civil disobedience trespass of protesters onto Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue to spotlight the peril these missions pose to life on earth. This past December 27, however, an individual with connections to the Des Moines Catholic Worker community, as a protest, destroyed some property at Northrop Grumman, a private military contractor working directly with StratCom.
Nebraskans for Peace had no advance knowledge of this action—nor do we condone such property destruction, as it runs counter to our organizational policy of nonviolence. While NFP shares the ethical, social and economic concerns defendant Jessica Reznicek raises about StratCom’s (and Northrop Grumman’s) activities in the statement reprinted below, willful destruction of property is not a political tactic Nebraskans for Peace advocates.
Nebraskans for Peace will continue to use all peaceful means to express its resistance to our country's increasingly dangerous militarism by ‘modernizing and improving’ its nuclear weapons and delivery systems. But we will also maintain our policy of peaceful protest.
-- Ron Todd-Meyer, NFP President
‘JUSTICE FOR ALL’
Securing Justice for Nebraska’s Diverse Communities
A Free and Open-to-the-Public Panel Presentation by Local Experts on Housing, Economic Opportunity, Education, Health & Legal Rights Issues
The 2015 Annual Peace Conference will be held Saturday, October 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5th & Elm Streets in Grand Island. There is no registration cost for this year’s program and everyone is welcome to attend both the morning panel and afternoon workshops for free. Meal reservations for the $10 per person Mexican buffet luncheon can be made by contacting the NFP State Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 402-475-4620, or by downloading the conference brochure by clicking HERE.Read more
presented by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Grace Abbott School of Social Work & Nebraskans for Peace
A Free and Open-to-the-Public Panel Presentation by Local Experts on Housing, Economic Opportunity, Education, Health & Legal Rights Issues.Read more
Nebraskans for Peace advocated on over 20 bills during this legislative session. Volunteers testified on 5 bills, letters were sent to committees on 15 bills, Action Alerts were sent out to NFP members and friends state-wide on key bills, numerous posts were placed on our Facebook page throughout the session, emails were sent to Senators and letters were hand delivered to the offices of some Senators.
Thank you to all who read the updates sent to you throughout the session and to those who called, emailed or visited your Senators to make your voices be heard.
We experienced some successes and some set-backs, and some bills are on hold until next session. Here is the outcome on some of our key pieces of legislation:Read more