“National Bird”, Paul K Chappell, Veteran for Peace, Indigenous Peoples/Nuclear Free Future Day + more

Dear Friends,       716-332-3904; 716-931-3520      7/31/17

Please join our Aug 1-2-3 Resist Militarism! triad: see immediately below!
Exciting events with nationally known guests and special opportunities!
See you there!!

Also, it’s important to continue calling our senators (and reps) to STOP
The Attempts to repeal and/or de-fund the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!  (aka
Obamacare) All at 202-224-3121, or see wnypeace.org/GovtContactInfo.

Please go to our Facebook page for additional information and events. We shall overcome!!


Resist Militarism! Taskforce

Vets speak for Nonviolence; against Weaponized Drones; about Women & the

WNY Peace Center – Resist Militarism! Taskforce; with allies Veterans For
Peace #128, Burning Books, Hallwalls, Interfaith Peace Network, Pax
Christi WNY; are hosting events focusing on Nonviolence vs. Militarism.
Hear vets re war, drones, women in the military as follows:

Tues, Aug 1, 7-9pm: Paul K Chappell, Veteran for Peace, Author, and Peace
Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Paul is a
nationally well-known leader and speaker (@Chautauqua, National Vets for
Peace Conf., more); has written numerous books on waging peace, ending
war, and what it means to be human; and is truly inspiring. See his
website www.peacefulrevolution.com.
At Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Buffalo.

Weds, Aug 2, 7-11pm: Screening of “National Bird” – A documentary film
about weaponized drones and drone warfare, directed by Sonia Kennebeck.
~Former drone technician Lisa Ling will be on hand, truth-telling about
the drone program. Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station personnel are
especially welcome. Ms. Ling’s perspective is key to understanding the
dangers of weaponized drones to all concerned. Also see the film’s
website: www.nationalbirdfilm.com.
At Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

Thurs, Aug 3, 6-8pm: The Lonely Soldier Monologues: Women at War in Iraq –
A staged reading of the play by Helen Benedict. Powerful real-life
accounts of military service by U.S. women – including of color, and
Indigenous – who experienced war conditions, combat, often sexual
harassment, and sometimes sexual assault from their own comrades.
Infringement Festival offering. Free and open to the public. (Donations
encouraged.) Don’t miss this last currently scheduled showing of a superb
and incredibly moving presentation. It is unforgettable. See you there!!
At Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Buffalo.


Environmental Justice Taskforce
Meeting: Thursday August 3, 6-7:30 pm. Crane Library, 633 Elmwood, at

Indigenous Peoples/Nuclear Free Future Day
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Rights of
Indigenous People. Special guest Joann Shenandoah!!
Indigenous speakers and musicians. About Solid and Liquid Nuclear Waste
being transported over our bridges and byways. Also, Japanese lantern
ceremony at dusk – Toro Nagashi – remembering victims of Nuclear weapons
at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nuclear issues, support renewables will be
featured. Sponsored by the Buffalo History Museum, Indigenous Women’s
Initiatives, WNY Peace Center, Sierra Club, WNY Drilling Defense, and
Tuesday August 8, 3pm to dusk. The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum
Court (Elmwood just past R#198), Buffalo, New York.


Come stand with the Erie Co Landowners going to court to fight unnecessary
eminent domain condemnation. Following clerical errors, the case of
National Fuel suing Erie County landowners to invoke eminent domain has
been postponed for what is believed to be the final time. National Fuel
Gas is still moving forward with eminent domain proceedings, despite the
Northern Access pipeline project being denied all necessary state water
permits.  This is the third and final case as landowners in Allegany and
Cattaraugus counties have already been sued by National Fuel.  Landowners
and concerned citizens will be available for interview following the
Friday August 4, 10am-5pm. Erie County Court, 25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY
(Part 21). (Check at 716-845-9486  to see whether court is taking place.)



Resist Militiarism! Taskforce
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,
(Checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.
Please support the Sanctuary Church, Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, (Utica and
Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH to support the construction of
For more info, call Rev. Justo Gonzales, (989-9207 or 885-9443).


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. Film showing: Get Out!! Environmental Cottage, 3449
West River Road, Grand Island.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm. Special reports today include Zach Greymont in Turkey,
Israel; special guest re upcoming Resist Militarism! Events (see above);
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, August 1. Meeting with
discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind, THIS WEEK AT
1272 DELAWARE AVE (entrance and parking round back). Sponsors include
Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Burning Books, 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

Environmental Justice Taskforce
Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada.
Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park, Buffalo.

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

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

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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!