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Creeping Fascism Education SROs

A Wolf in Dog’s Fur

The data has been clear for some time that cops in schools do not make children safer; particularly children of color, autistic and disabled children, and LGBTQIA+ children. These children are more often injured or killed, face harsher school punishments, and are placed squarely in the school to prison pipeline. School Resource Officers are significantly […]

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Education LPS The Pod

E54: Nebraska School Libraries need your help ASAP!

E54: Courtney Pentland joins the pod to talk about The Nebraska Department of Education’s draft of new regulations which would *nearly eliminate* all requirements for a trained librarian in schools. Students and schools need you to voice your opinion before June 1, 2021 to save school libraries.  To leave feedback, click this link and choose “approval”: […]

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The Pod

E53 Amanda Gailey Discusses the Tire Mountain in Alvo, NE

E53- Amanda Gailey investigates the Alvo, NE’s failed government and a dangerous tire pile Episode  53 – Join SeeingRed as we laugh about  finally seeing vaccinated friends in person  and welcome  Seeing Red contributor, Amanda Gailey , to the pod. Most recently she  has done some citizen journalism investigating a dangerous tire pile site in […]

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Worker Solidarity

“Lazy” Workers Are Not the Problem

There is a new fight brewing between the owner and worker classes – and the owners aren’t winning. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen article after article from local media in which restaurant and other business owners are boo-hooing because nobody wants to work for them. According to these business owners, the […]

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Education LPS

Save Nebraska School Libraries

The Nebraska Department of Education has written a draft of the proposed new regulations regarding the approval, accreditation, and accountability for schools, but despite all the input received from schools, teachers, and librarians, the department has nearly eliminated all requirements for a trained librarian in schools. Students and schools need you to voice your opinion […]

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misogyny Nebraska Politics NEGOP

Nebraska Has A Right Wing Internet Troll Problem

Candidates like Amiee Melton win, sit on the Omaha City Council for a decade without a single accomplishment, and the shitposters chalk up another victory. But Nebraska loses. The talent and skill of good candidates is wasted, nothing changes in the political arena, Democratic voters squabble about why their candidate didn’t succeed–blaming one another–and Republican […]

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Environment

A Nebraska Village’s Failed Government is Playing with Toxic Fire Near Lincoln

This is Alvo’s sea of tires. It is illegal. It arose over just the last few years and now threatens environmental catastrophe only ten miles as the crow flies from Lincoln. It sprang up in plain sight, in a Nebraska village on the brink of collapse, and it shows us how failures of governance in small towns can lead to significant environmental risk beyond their boundaries.

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The Pod

E52 – John Cartier Talks About Drug Reform and Police Accountability

We’ve got John Cartier, an attorney who specializes in constitutional law and a graduate of University of Nebraska Law. He’s worked on numerous campaigns, including his own for Lincoln Public Schools board of education. His advocacy passions are voting rights where he serves as a director at Civic Nebraska and drug law reform, most recently […]