Buffalo Resistance Weekend!! +++ Weekly Update, Thurs Jan 12

WNYPC Weekly Update, Thursday January 12, 2017
Contact WNYPC:  WnyPeace.org , 716-332-3904


Dear Friends,
There’s a lot going on!
There’s more every day!
Thanks for your help with the ongoing CAMPAIGNS!
See below for peace and justice actions that could include you!

We hope to see you at the Buffalo Resistance Weekend!!

We Shall Overcome!/Si, se puede!
Solidarity, Justice, Thanks, and – yes, Love.        Victory!

Resistance Weekend
Also see Nonviolent Direct Action workshops that follow (below trips and events listings).

*Trip to DC:

We are happy to advise there is another bus:  leaving at 11 p.m. Friday the 20th from UB South campus Park and Ride parking lot, returning Sunday at about 1 a.m. $100 per person. Please call or email Maureen Milligan, mmilligan@tutorialsolutions.com , (716)310-5885.

End of the World Party, coordinated by Citizen Action
Thursday, January 19, 7:30-11:30pm. 322 Amherst St., Buffalo.
Contact Samantha Nephew: (716)812-8508, snephew@citizenactionny.org

Friday, Jan 20: “No Trump, No KKK, No Racist USA” March
4:30pm Niagara Square.
Coordinated by BARC (Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition). See Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuffaloARC/ .

Saturday, Jan 21:
1.)  11am-3pm:  “Buffalo Solidarity Rally” Hub, coordinated by Stronger Together WNY at The 9th Ward, Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave (corner/Tupper).
Come out to recruit, network, publicize etc.
For more information, contact Annie Krause: a.krause@strongertogetherwny.org

2.)  12:30pm:  No Hate, No Mandate March and Rally
Sister to the Women’s March in DC
From the 9th Ward, Delaware & Tupper, to Niagara Square and return. Rally at about 1pm to stand up for justice, solidarity and a culture of peace.
Music, speakers.WNY Peace Center coordinating.

All events are cosponsored by BARC, Burning Books, Citizen’s Action, Indigenous Womens’ Iniative, Interfaith Peace Network, Lawyers of the Left – Buffalo Edition, NYCLU, Planned Parenthood, Stronger Together, WNY Peace Center, and more. Planning details still in process and new cosponsors are welcome.

Buffalo Resistance Weekend Links and Graphics: Download and distribute widely:

The Nonviolent Direct Action TRAINING, below, is offered in conjunction with/preparation for the above events.


TRAINING: Nonviolent 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 Gandhi/King 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.

Remaining session:
Saturday, January 14, 2-5pm; WNY Peace Center, 1272 Delaware Ave. (WNYPC/NRC Bldg, parking round back)

To register:
Call 716-332-3904, or email victoryross9@gmail.com.

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties
All Our Relations Project (AOR)
The “All Our Relations” project is aimed at increasing the mutual respect, understanding, and collaborations between Native and Non-Native groups, organizations, persons, and others, as well as contributing to the health and wellbeing of the Native American community & friends.
Free Cultural competency training.

“Crossing The Border”
The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization (BPTO) and the Urban League Young Professionals are hosting “Crossing The Border” a discussion on race, the presidential election, and the recent comments of board member Carl Paladino.
Wednesday January 18th, 5:30pm. East High School, 820 Northampton St, Buffalo, NY 14211. This discussion will feature a panel of Buffalo public school students, and Buffalo public school teachers and is free and open to the public. Email: DUNCANEKIRKWOOD@GMAIL.COM
Other event partners: Alpha Phi Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter, Black Lives Matter Buffalo, Say Yes Buffalo, the WNY Pride Center, Citizen Action WNY, the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition, Friendship Baptist Church, and Buffalo Prep.

Latin America Solidarity Committee (LASC) of WNYPC
January Peace Coffeehouse: Haiti and Hurricane Matthew: How to Help. First-hand reports by local efforts to help Haiti recover.
Monday January 23, 7-9 pm. Canisius College – Science Hall, 1901 Main St.  Convenient parking lot on Main St. near Delavan
Guest speakers include Katherine Mang (Mother’s Club of Haiti microloans),  Renee Geitz (First Trinity Lutheran Church projects in Torbeck, Les Cayes and Ile-a-Vache, Haiti) Rev. Elena Delgado (First Presbyterian Church and waterequalslife.org).  Other groups with Haiti projects are very welcome; please help spread the news. Cosponsored by WNY Peace Center, LASC, and Peace Action-Canisius.

Amber Canavan, Animal Rights Activist
Fois gras, animal liberation and jail
Syracuse activist Amber Canavan on her experiences rescuing two ducks from an upstate New York foie gras facility, documenting, publicizing the action and paying the price.
Thursday January 26, 7pm. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St., Buffalo.


Cariol Horne Whistleblowers’ Fund
This fund, created by the WNYPC, was created a to support police officers who face reprisals from their department for choosing to strictly uphold their oath to protect and serve the community.  The fund is named for Cariol Horne, former police officer, who faced reprisals when she saved the life of a citizen who was being subjected to excessive force on her duty. She was fired just prior to earning her 20-year pension.
The goal of the fund is to encourage good police officers to follow their moral conscience if and when it conflicts with the infamous blue wall of silence.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_wall_of_silence). So far $565 has been raised in one day.  Please go to
https://www.gofundme.com/cariol-horne-whistleblower-fund to contribute.
Many Thanks!!

Here are the addresses for 3 different petitions to free Leonard Peltier.
If this doesn’t conflict with any of your principles, could you select the
one you would like to sign. Please send to as many people as you can.
Thank You,


CHANGE.ORG <http://change.org/>

FREEPELTIERNOW.ORG <http://freepeltiernow.org/>
http://www.freepeltiernow.org <http://www.freepeltiernow.org/>

Northern Access Pipeline
Click here to see what you can do:

Tell Congress Michael Flynn Cannot be Allowed to Serve Trump administration!
In the parade of bad appointments that is the new Trump administration, phobic (xeno-, Islamo-) retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn stands out. He’s one of the most egregious picks – and now he’s the most vulnerable. In August, Flynn claimed that signs along the U.S.-Mexico border written in Arabic were there for the express purpose of guiding terrorists into the United States. This is absurd, and a man with these opinions should have no voice on our national security.
Please, write to your members of Congress today and ask them to speak out and oppose Flynn’s appointment. – See more at:

Standing Rock Water Protection
Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors! Meeting. Part of Nekanesakt; Friends of the Indigenous People, a coalition.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St., Buffalo.
Alternate weeks (i.e., January 10) the group focuses on No Pipelines (re NAPL, Enbridge).

It’s not over ‘til it’s over.  People are still at the camp.
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 St., Buffalo.
Money can be donated on-line through Riverside-Salem UCC/DC (http://riversidesalem.org/ . (Specify “Standing Rock.”)

Buffalo 25
No more calls to the U.S. Attorney’s office are wanted at this time.
Thank you.

Please send contributions for the Buffalo 25 and their families
Payable to Trinity Episcopal Church (with #Buffalo25 on the memo line of your check)
Trinity Episcopal Church
371 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY  14202.


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 wnby.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors! Part of
Nekanesakt; Friends of the Indigenous People, a coalition.
Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St., Buffalo.
Alternate weeks (ie, Jan 10) the group focuses on No Pipelines (re NAPL, Enbridge).

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 Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave. Parking round back.