Carl, Ending Pipelines, Supporting All, Counterinaugural, plus . . .

Dear Friends,                                                                               716-332-3904          Weds, Dec 28, 2016

There are so many ways to work for Justice and Peace – and the numerous listings below, only partial, show that We Shall Overcome!/Si, se puede!

Happy Days of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and our upcoming Best Year Yet (crises=opportunity).

Solidarity, Justice, Thanks, and – yes, Love.               Victory!

Thurs, Dec 29, Rally Calling for Resignation of Carl Paladino from Buffalo Board of Education, 10:30am, Niagara Square (in front of Buffalo City Hall).

Thurs, Dec 29, Mtg re Carl Paladino Controversy, 2pm, Buffalo Common Council Chambers, Buffalo City Hall). Mtg. called by Bflo Bd of Ed Chair Barbara Seals-Nevergold.

Thurs, Dec 29, No Local Pipelines-Enbridge; Planning Mtg. 6pm, 1272 Delaware Ave (WNYPC/NRC Bldg – entrance and parking round back), Buffalo. Enbridge is an oil co behind DAPL, with a local pipeline in W Seneca. Leaks are to be expected, and are catastrophic.

Fri, Dec 30, De-Fund DAPL (Dakota Access PipeLine); 11am Bank of America; Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. Rally and invite to withdraw funds from pipeline funders. BoA has invested $350Million in DAPL.

Counterinaugural Events

Trips to DC:
For Fri-Sat events:
5 seats left, Gathering 10pm Thurs Jan 19 at 1272 Delaware Ave (WNYPC/NRC Bldg, Pkg round back), connecting to bus in Syracuse. Overnight accommodations will be arranged (likely church sanctuary). Return after Friday Inaugural and Saturday Women’s March. $100; sliding scale also available. Call 716-332-3904, or Russell at 716-570-5200.

For Sat:
To book a seat, it is  Put in the state and city. It will tell you cost and number of seats left.
Local events are being planned for Friday and Saturday! Details to follow – Save the Dates!!


TRAINING: Nonviolence Direct Action/De-escalation/Know Your Rights

Come get geared up for purposeful effective nonviolent direct action at rallies, marches, protests, etc; including de-escalation (of oneself and others, knowing your legal rights regarding protests, etc. The 3-hour training will include Gandhian/King’s principles, social work best practices, criminal law, civil rights. Collaboration between Lawyers of the Left – Buffalo Edition, Interfaith Peace Network, NYCLU, the WNY Peace Center, and more.

Wed, Jan 11, 6-9pm; WNY Peace Center, 1272 Delaware Ave, Entrance & Pkg round back.
Sat, Jan 14, 2-5pm; WNY Peace Center, 1272 Delaware Ave, Entrance & Pkg round back.

To register
Call 716-332-3904, or email


*Buffalo 25

Please contact the U.S. Attorney before Dec. 30 and ask him to drop charges against the Buffalo 25 Mexican restaurant workers who have charges pending.  Their only alleged crime is re-entry. The U.S. Attorney is James P. Kennedy, Jr.  His address is: United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, 138 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202; Telephone 843-5700.

Please send contributions for the Buffalo 25 and their families to: Trinity Episcopal Church (with #Buffalo25 in the memo line of your check), 371 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14202. ¡Muchas Gracias! ¡Si, se puede!


*Standing Rock Water Protection

People are still at the camp, as it’s not over ‘til it’s over. From “Honor The Earth”:

“The resistance camps at Standing Rock are more than just opposition to a pipeline – they are the embodiment of a historic resurgence of Indigenous Nations, and a blossoming, multi-racial, grassroots movement to protect our Mother Earth.   It is essential that we carry the energy from this fight forward, to the many other places where fossil fuel infrastructure projects threaten our lands and water.”
You can donate through the Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors Group. Warm winter clothes especially outer garments can be brought to Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Ave. Or money can be donated through Riverside-Salem UCC/DC (on line at or via check payable to Riverside-Salem UCC/DC; sent to 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072; in either case, be sure to specify “Standing Rock” on memo line of the check.)

Other regularly scheduled efforts in the One Struggle, One Movement:

Fridays 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Bldg, Delaware and Summer Sts.

Saturdays, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood.

Sundays, 4pm Riverside-Salem UCC/DC progressive program and potluck. 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Mondays, 1-3pm, Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center radio show on 91.3FM, WBNY; with Avery Edwards, Vicki Ross, and special guests. Go to or

Tuesdays, 6:30pm Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors! Part of Nekanesakt; Friends of the Indigenous People, a coalition. At Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St., Buffalo.

2nd and 4th Thurs of month: Resist Militarism! Anti-Weaponized-Drone Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, 3:30-4:30pm. Call Russell, 570-5200 for carpooling.

1st and 3rd Thurs of month: Interfaith Peace Network meeting and breakfast-luck, 8am-9:30am; NRC 1272 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.


Hope to see you soon!

In Justice, Peace, Truth, and – Why Not Love?           Avery, Peggy, Vicki, and All!