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Stories of Police Violence in Omaha 7.25.20 Pt. 1: Anonymous

Seeing Red Staff note: The author of this firsthand account has requested to remain anonymous. I was arrested Saturday night after marching peacefully in solidarity with Portland and in memory of James Scurlock. The march was entirely nonviolent and no property was damaged. OPD cars followed the march the entire time, both directly behind us […]

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Nebraska Politics NEGOP racism

Enough with the Race-Baiting

In this election year in which overheated rhetoric is already a hallmark and at a time when everyone’s emotions are already running high, Nebraskans must take a stand against the use of race-baiting in political advertising and messaging by local candidates and campaigns.  In this context, “race-baiting” means instances when a politician, political party, or […]

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The Pod

E21 – Jordan Corbin Talks about Getting Arrested in Omaha for Protesting

E21 – As a march was ending, Omaha Police decided to detain and arrest over 120 people on July 25, 2020, after trapping them on a bridge downtown. Jordan Corbin was one of those people. He tells his story of a night that started out as a protestor walking down the street to being pepper […]

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Editorial: Get Prayer Out of Government

Before we decided to write this piece, many of us on the SRN team didn’t know what religious identity many of the rest of us were. So we took a roll call and here are some of the answers: “An atheist who occasionally thinks things are so fucking weird I am agnostic-ish” Protestant Christian Methodist […]

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E20 – Legislature is Back 2020!

E20 – First the first time that we know of, political nerds will have a chance to watch senators in the summer time have the debates that shape much of our lives. Stephanie and Melody talk about their predictions and hopes, advice to the senators, and remind you that the governor works day and night […]

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E19 – Ja Keen Fox Taps You In

E19 – Ja Keen Fox, Omaha organizer and activist, gives his wisdom for people new to the work of social justice, working in and out of power structures to make change, the 36 day protest of Don Klein, and we remember the legacy of John Lewis, civil rights hero. Buy any of the books we […]

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Nebraska Politics NEGOP racism

The Nebraska GOP is a Career Placement Service for White Supremacists

Over the weekend, the folks at NOISE Omaha brought to light the fact that the Omaha Police Officers Association officially endorsed Don Bacon just days after their pity party at which the Proud Boys showed up to show their support for racist police violence. That got us to thinking about the previous reporting we have […]

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Proud Boys? Never Heard of ‘Em

Last weekend the Omaha Police Department threw themselves a party because they were sad about the Black Lives Matter movement calling out racist police violence. In addition to the 500 or so average Joe Racists who showed up (nowhere near the 2000 reported by organizers of the event), the Nebraska Proud Boys also showed up […]

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E18 – Happy Birthday to Ernie Chambers, Defender of the Downtrodden

E18 –  Senator Ernie Chambers recently turned 83, golfers are trying to kill us all, and the right is trying yet again to stifle free speech with the weight of government oppression.  Buy any of the books we love and support our work at the same time! https://seeingrednebraska.com/fight-back/  Social Media links:  https://seeingrednebraska.com seeingredne@protonmail.com  Tweet@seeingredNE FB@seeingrednebraska […]

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COVID-19 Education

These Demands Must be Met for Lincoln to Responsibly Open Schools

Many Lincoln parents are concerned that political pressure is outweighing science as Lincoln Public Schools reopens school. The burden of improving the economy during a pandemic must not fall on the teachers and children of our city. We reject any argument for re-opening schools that pits parents against teachers or that expects the chronically underpaid […]