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Immigration

Save Your “Zero Tolerance” for ICE

Last month, Seeing Red Nebraska wrote that Democrats Need to Commit to Dismantling ICE and we meant it. Last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the NY-14 primary after she campaigned on a platform that included abolishing ICE. Since our first post on the subject in May, many new details have come to light about this full-on humanitarian crisis. […]

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Immigration

“America First” is “I’m Next” and Then “You’re Next”

What’s happening to immigrants and undocumented in this country is a shameful abomination future generations will judge all of us by. The practice of turning away asylum seekers at the border has suddenly become routine, in defiance of U.S. and International law. In a six week period, 2,000 children have been taken and imprisoned. The […]

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Immigration

These Children are Not Our Enemies

If the image of toddlers being ripped from their parents’ arms and kept in cages does not convince us that refugees, whether political or economic, are human beings and not criminals to be further brutalized by armed military enforcement, what will?  People who try to immigrate to the US by physically arriving at our borders […]

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Nebraska Politics

Child Loss is Torture

Pretty much every single one of us at Seeing Red has been going back and forth from grief and despair to just unadulterated rage for the last few weeks.  And no, the executive order didn’t make shit better.  And since this is a blog, we are doing our first blogathon where we each emote all […]

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Nebraska Politics

Stop Government Abuse of Children

This was originally spoken to the Lincoln City Council in support of a resolution affirming that we want to protect DREAMERS in Lincoln, NE. A shortened version appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star as a letter to the editor. — Right now, families are entering the United States, perceived to be without the correct paperwork […]

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Nebraska Politics

Nebraska Women Put Their Feet on the Ground: Now it’s our turn

As we have already pointed out, who runs the world? GIRLS! Now that we’re all danced out celebrating the primary victories of the female candidates we endorsed (we’re nothing if not modest here at Seeing Red), we want to take some time to talk about campaigning. Many of these amazing progressive candidates will have a […]

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Nebraska Politics

I do not think this word means what you think it means, Senator Erdman

State Senator Erdman’s latest attack on UNL in his “Straight Talk” column demonstrates once again that the Senator should not be spending his time attacking the state’s teachers but instead needs to be sent back to school.  Much of his criticism seems to be based upon his confusion over two words—censor and censure—that the Senator […]