Warning: Disturbing images posted by Bressman are shown in this post. Governor Pete Ricketts’ former state field director Bennett Bressman is a Neo-Nazi, according to a report by Antifa Nebraska. The anti fascist network found this information by combing through infiltrated alt-right Discord chats released by the media collective Unicorn Riot. Bressman, 22, posted comments on Discord under the handle “bress222” and made multiple references … Continue reading Pete Ricketts’ former field director revealed to be Neo-Nazi
Continued from “No One Left to Speak Out” and “Last Words” from the December and January issues. By Bao Hu Yi Anthony stared at the package on his coffee table, and wondered exactly how long he’d been staring at it. He checked the time on his phone: it was 12:17 pm. It had probably been about an hour, but he wasn’t sure. He was sitting … Continue reading Last Chance
By Mark Honey Slavery would be formally ended in Nebraska if a newly introduced amendment to the state constitution is passed. State Senator Justin Wayne of northeast Omaha introduced the bill. The state’s constitution still today reads, “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this state, otherwise than for punishment of crime…” “I hope one hundred percent of my colleagues support this amendment,” … Continue reading Ending Slavery? Or Hiding It Behind Bars?
By Evan Carlson How we fund our schools matters. In her book Cutting School, American Studies scholar Noliwe Rooks comments on the dangers of one such source of funding — property taxes. “Because public schools are funded mostly by local property taxes, wealthier communities have the resources to spend more for school buildings, teaching supplies, administration, extracurricular programs, and technologies,” she states. As such, the … Continue reading Legislature Considers Changes to Schools’ Property Tax Funding
by Triumph staff. Prison + Crime LB 176, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers would eliminate certain mandatory minimum penalties for felony crimes. This would allow these felons to be eligible for parole. LB 83, by Sen. Justin Wayne. This bill would allow felons to vote immediately after serving their sentences or completing parole. Currently, felons are barred from voting for two years after completion. … Continue reading Medical marijuana, conversion therapy and more — bills to watch in the 2019 Legislature
By Phil Gillen “Been through some things but I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border / Flint still need water / People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers.” Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage added this verse to his performance of hit song “a lot” for the Jan. 29th episode of The Tonight Show, expressing solidarity with immigrants and the residents of Flint, MI. Five … Continue reading Targeted harassment and detention of rapper 21 Savage yet another example of ICE abuse
Continued from “No One Left to Speak Out” from the December issue. By Bao Hu Yi All that Teresa could sense was the acrid stench of sweat soaked into the coarse black hood over her head, her own ragged morning breath, and the frigid air whipping along her body. The muffled cries and whimpers of the other prisoners sliding around the bed of … Continue reading Last Words
Feed The People – Lincoln connects working class people to each other By Evan Carlson On the surface, Feed the People – Lincoln looks like many food distribution programs. Tables of free food, hygiene products, and clothes lining the basement of a church, and people taking what they need. But FTP-L is more than that. When I asked C (a member of the program) … Continue reading We Have All The Skills We Need
By A.F. Since the beginning of November, from all corners of France, people in yellow vests have taken to the streets in protest over recent decisions made by French President Emmanuel Macron. They include a tax on fuel that would only impact the working class, a low minimum wage, education reforms over the baccalauréat (secondary-school exam) that would create disparities, as well as other problems. … Continue reading Can There Be an American Yellow Vest Movement?
By Phil Gillen Television series have a tendency to age poorly. They’re churned out by broadcasters who have 24 hours of content a day to fill, and made by constantly shifting groups of writers, directors, and actors. Rather than a theatrical filmmaker, the TV producer doesn’t need to motivate you to leave your house and go to the cinema with an excellently crafted work of … Continue reading Why we’re still watching The Sopranos