Busy Day Tomorrow; Nat’l Fuel vs People/Planet – Jul 18; more

Dear Friends,                         50th  Anniversary Year          716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         7/11/17

Many thanks to all who supported the #ImpeachmentMarch & Rally for the Public Good. The speakers, music, and message were all very well received – both by the crowd (125 per the Buffalo News) and the many who didn’t make it out during the holiday weekend. Each day brings more information supporting impeachment. And each day we continue working for the common good.

We draw your attention to

~Camp Peaceprints is looking for drivers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to bring children swimming down the road from St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. Please call 931-3520 to volunteer. We also may need help with transport to and from

~Cariol Horne Court Support, July 12, 9am, Buffalo City Court (50 Delaware), change.org petition re misuse of power; and   Court Support for Cariol FB event page
~Twitterstorm for Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim, 7/12 Jalil Twitterstorm Support FB Event Page.
~Sign the petition for Congress to debate the Authorization for the Use of Military Force at

And call our congresspeople to ask them to vote to repeal it – see below. Vote expected Th/F.

and particularly:

~ Erie County Landowners – Eminent Domain Court Case; July 18, 9am. Erie County Court, 25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY Part 21; 25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202. Justice: Hon. John F. O’Donnell J.S.C. Petitioner National Fuel v 15 Landowners. Clerk’s Phone: 716-845-9486. This court case is the last of a series with National Fuel taking homes for a pipeline that is not permitted. National Fuel has won the previous two cases. Please come to support people and the planet.
Any adverse disruption could jeopardize the case for the landowners. 
Please know too, the dates (time) can change. It is best to call the day before to confirm.
Judge O’Donnell Court Clerk #: 716-845-9486.

~Planning Meetings, July 18, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & pkg round back).
5-6:30pm Indigenous Peoples/Nuclear-Free Future Day (8/8; 3-dusk, Buffalo History Museum).
6:30-8pm WNYPC 50th Annual Dinner (to be held 11/3 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Ctr) with special keynote speaker.

~Speak Out for Ethical Peace Officers; 8th in a series; in District C. July 25, 6:30-8:30pm; Rafi Greene CAO Masten Community Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo. Police, public officials, and mayoral candidates will be invited, and all are welcome. Recruitment, Training, Personnel and Advancement Policies, Accountability and more will be discussed, in the inform-reform-transform paradigm.

For more events, please go to wnypeace.org/events/ and to our facebook page. Notice our special Infringement offerings, and the Aug 1, 2, 3 events that Resist Militarism!! So vitally important.

Below are regularly scheduled events as well as ongoing campaigns.

We’re all in this together – and si, se puede! We shall overcome! With Peace, Justice, & Nonviolence.



Resist Militiarism! Taskforce

Please call your Congressperson and urge him or her to support Rep. Barbara Lee’s amendment, already passed by the House Appropriations Committee, that would repeal of the 2001 War Authorization (AUMF) – whenever and however that issue might come the floor.  The core arguments for repeal include: 2001 was fully 16 years ago; the war has been a sprawling and relatively random  (at least 14 countries have had military operations under the bill) without Congressional debate; and Congress needs to reassert its war powers authority under the Constitution and of course put a stop to this rampant militarism and endless war that only benefits the weapons manufacturers. Let’s get our congresspeople to rescind this permission for endless war!!

Let’s also support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones. Our government is setting up killer drone bases all over the country and all over the world. The 107th Attack Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is slated to begin assassinations from there by the end of the year, possibly the end of the summer. It is past time to grow the opposition to these horrors. Ban Weaponized Drones:

Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The subject Greenlight program restores access to drivers’ licenses to all community members, to avoid abusive immigration enforcement.  For more info, please go to
https://www.facebook.com/GreenLightNY/; Green Light Petition

Vive la Casa, shelter for people awaiting documents and/or sanctuary, desperately needs toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins/maxipads, storage shelves, baskets for storage and of course, CASH.
(Checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.

Also please support the Sanctuary Church, Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, (Utica and Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH to support the construction of showers.
For more info, call Rev. Justo Gonzales, (989-9207 OR 885-9443).

For more info, please go to lascwny.org/immigration.


We still urge those of you reside in Sen. Chris Jacobs NYS Senatorial District to communicate with him on the Farm Workers Fair Labor Law. It supports farm workers, and includes them in fair labor bills in New York State. Sen. Jacobs WNY phone number is: 716-854-8705 or Jacobs@nysenate.gov.



REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Progressive program and potluck.
Sundays, 4-7pm. Programs vary, and include a go-round, discussion, sharing, and potluck.
Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm.
Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8pm – next is Tues, July 18. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind, at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Also supported by Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Sierra Club, WNYPC.

Resist Militarism! Taskforce
2nd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm, WNYPC, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & parking round back), regular taskforce planning meeting re vigils, National Bird showing(s), Infringement events, etc.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of month, 3:30-4:30pm. Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Lockport Road Entrance. Call Russell 716-570-5200 for carpooling.

Fridays 2-3pm: Protest Liquid Nuclear Waste Shipments, Front Park.

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

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


More listings on calendar page of this website and in previous email posts.
Please submit possible listings for consideration to weeklynews@wnypeace.org.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!