TODAY, Tues 1/24: 2 Emerg Events: 4pm re Cabinet picks; 6:30pm DAPL approval

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After an energizing weekend, and horrifying developments coming from DC in
the news every day, we can’t help sending this out so soon again - there
are too many things going on and that need doing! So here they are! Please
join us especially at **today’s** two events
 - today, 4pm in front of Sen. Schumer’s at 130 South Elmwood, to protest
the terrible cabinet picks, each worse than that last!!
* today, 6:30pm at 420 CT Ave (Burning Books) Buffalo Supports Standing
Rock Water Protectors: emergency due to Trump’s approving DAPL and
Keystone pipelines!! We shall overcome ....... No fear . . . .

Peace/Salam/Shalom/Shanti!    Nya weh/Asanti/Gracias/Tashakor/Thanks!!

TUESDAY, Jan 24 -
Join with us in front of Sen. Schumer's office to encourage him to do
absolutely everything in his power to block the terrible cabinet picks
that have been and are being selected! The epitome of foxes proposed to
guard chicken house! Protest/rally initiated by Signs welcome!

Info re Cabinet and Other Proposed Officials:
Please call Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand (202-224-3121); or go to their 
websites; – or come out to the above gathering - to voice your opposition

*Rex Tillerson: APPROVED by committee!! Totally inappropriate as Secretary of
State as he, as former Chair & CEO of Exxon-Mobile, has had substantial
business dealings with Russia
and lobbied for ending sanctions to enable a proposed contract between
Exxon-Moblie and Russia - egregious conflicts of interest.

*Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn: outrageous as National Security Advisor as his
Islamophobic remarks include claiming sharia law is spreading in this
country (when it isn’t) and his having been a paid lobbyist for the
Turkish Government shows his mercenary attitude toward national security.

*Mike Pompeo: JUST APPROVED!!! One of the most partisan to ever head the
CIA, Mike Pompeo has denounced President Obama’s closing of black-site
prisons, advocated for bulk retention of calling records (ie spying on
entire populace without probable cause), and denounced adherence to the
rules of the Army Field Manual in interrogations.

*Sen. Jeff Sessions: inappropriate as Atty Gen as he has a history of racism,
AND recently couldn’t affirm that irreligious persons may be just as correct
as others in assessing law.

*Steve Mnuchin: inappropriate as Treasury Secretary
as he has made millions on leaving the bank he directed that undertook
foreclosures on homeowners on trivial excuses.

*Scott Pruitt: inappropriate for leading the Environmental Protection Agency
as he is (outrageously) a climate change denier (!!) and has sued the
EPA 11 yes eleven times.

*Betsy Devos: inappropriate as Education Secretary as she doesn’t support
public education and does support guns in schools!!

*Ben Carson: inappropriate to lead Housing and Urban Development as his only
experience in this area is having grown up in public housing.

*and more …..



Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors! URGENT

Trump just approved the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone pipelines!!
Meeting TODAY Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.,
Buffalo. Alternate
weeks (i.e., January 24) the group focuses on No Pipelines (re NAPL,
Enbridge). Part of Nekanesakt; Friends of the Indigenous People, a

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 ( . (Specify
Rock.”) and/or make check contributions for Standing Rock Water Protectors
(with “Standing Rock” on the memo line of your check) Payable to: Riverside-
Salem UCC/DC (write “Standing Rock” on the memo line of your check)
3449 West River Road Grand Island, NY 14072

“Gas is a Problem, Not a Solution” video shown by Sierra Club Writers’
Group at their Meeting Thursday, Jan 26, 6-7:30pm, Crane Library, 633
Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222

Environmental Justice Taskforce Meeting Thursday, Feb 2 (Ground Hog Day),
6pm, Crane Library, 633 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222

* Northern Access Pipeline

Click here to see what you can do:



2nd and 4th Thurs of month, i.e., includes this Thurday, Jan 26: Resist
Militarism! Anti-Weaponized-Drone Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station,
3:30-4:30pm. Call Russell, 570-5200 for carpooling.



Cariol Horne Whistleblowers’ Fund This fund, created by the WNYPC, was
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
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
conscience if and when it conflicts with the infamous blue wall of silence. The firs day $565 was
raised. Please go to to contribute.
Many Thanks!!



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

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.


SAVE THE DATE: WNYPC Quarterly Membership Meeting and Potluck, Saturday,
Feb 18, 2-4pm, WNYPC/NRC Building, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209.


Upcoming Allies’ Events

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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
St., Buffalo.

We Are Women Warriors, Community Conversation to Develop a Plan for the
Next Mayor of Buffalo, Weds, Feb 1, 5:30-7:45pm, Merriweather Library,
1324 Jefferson Ave. Sponsored by Betty Jean Grant.

Prisoners Are People Too, Monthly meeting Monday Jan 30, Pratt Willert
Community Center, 422 Pratt St, 7-9pm, with Hip-Hop artist “Fonz” Carter.
Karima amin 716-491-5319.


Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties (NACS)
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 in a wide variety of areas,
voluntary case management, and many Native cultural programs. To register,
call Pete Hill, 716 874-2797, ext 348, or
Save the Dates:
*Friday February 3, 1-4:30pm. “Expanding Trauma-Informed Care from
to Communities – A Native American Perspective.” Pete Hill (Cayuga, Heron
 NACS’ Niagara Falls office, 1522 Main St. (Inside Family and Children’s
Services, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 *Tuesday February 14, 1-4:30pm:
“Addressing Unresolved Historical Trauma – A Native American Path towards
Healing for All Our Relations” in honor of Black History Month. Pete Hill
(Cayuga, Heron Clan) Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson
Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208 *Friday, February 17, 1-4:30pm: “Traditional
Teachings of the Good Mind”, Michael Martin (Onondaga, Beaver Clan).
NACS office, 1005 Grant Street. *Friday, February 24, 1-3:30pm:
“Traditional Teachings of the Good Mind”, Michael Martin (Onondaga, Beaver
Clan). John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY


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

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

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

Sundays, 4pm Riverside-Salem UCC/DC progressive program and potluck. 3449
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. 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.