Brazil in Crisis; Venezuela even more so; Abortion Access; more…..

716-332-3904         May 20, 2019

Dear Friends,

It certainly is a whirlwind! We are grateful for your help and support – we’re all in this together!! Please join us today:

-at 7pm for Peace Coffeehouse: Brazil in Crisis, with Darien Lamen, Rochester activist & educator, on prospects for organized resistance to a new ruling elite there. Darien has spent many years in Brazil, and is working on a documentary about the role of liberation theology in the struggle for land reform in Amazonia. Canisius College – Science Hall convenient parking on Main near Delavan; and

-at 1-3pm for Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on WBNY 91.3FM (streaming at; for Fair Fines & Fees; upcoming Pro-Choice event(s) info; and Venezuela update, for which we *may* have a very special guest!!

Donations for support for those who were arrested occupying the Venezuelan Embassy should be sent to Popular Resistance (Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers’ group).

Tomorrow you could:
-plan to go to the Rally Day for Renewable Energy in Albany. Call Charley Bowman at 716-908-8227 if you want to go; OR
-call in to your legislators to have them support the NYS OFF Act (A.3565/S.5266) (see for phone numbers ;
-call your State Assemblyperson to support the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, Assembly Bill 2750 of your assembly person.
-bring a child or teen to PeaceJam at the Rafi Greene Center, 1423 Fillmore, for inspiration, education, and action;
-come out at 6pm to Bidwell & Elmwood for a National/Global Solidarity Rally for Abortion Access;
-join us at Nekanesakt, 6:30pm at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St, to support Indigenous peoples and the planet.

Wednesday, please
– come out to Burning Books at 7pm for: The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: An analysis of the use of unilateral coercive measures by the US and Canada against the Venezuelan people in the name of “Democracy.” Presented by members of the AFGJ Deligation – End US and Canada sanctions against Venezuela;
– don’t forget the 4-5pm vigil at the Erie County Holding Center, @Delaware & Church.
Which leads to

Thursday, May 23:
-an important press conference and rally to Free Jerome Wright, at Court & Main Sts/Lafayette Sq; Jerome was and is still unjustly imprisoned for alleged parole violations for ~6 months.
-Open Buffalo’s Sustainers’ breakfast, 8AM-9AM, 261 Swan St.

Don’t forget on FRIDAY to participate if at all possible in an ALL-DAY STRIKE General Strike to Support Planet, stop climate catastrophe, on Friday, May 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm. This all day work strike is to support Stop Climate Change: Sunrise Movement (students working to stop climate change).

And on Sunday, May 26, Riverside Salem will have a special Energy in Action (PUSH Green) workshop exploring renewable energy programs, home and small business energy efficiency programs and practical tips for saving money by conserving energy at home. 3449 West River Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072; 4-6 p.m. + potluck.Lou DeJesus has worked with PUSH Green for the past six years and is an extraordinary activist. Hope to see you there!

And of course, as usual, pace yourself!!! None of us can do it all, and we’re all in this together.

Below as a reminder too are regularly scheduled events.

****Peace, Justice, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love to You and to Us All! ****

Si, se puede! We shall overcome!!

REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC – Progressive program followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island. All are welcome. 

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-4pm. Call-in show! Go to

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt. Indigenous support group/allies. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. At Burning Books, 420 CT Ave. All are welcome!!

Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce – Wednesdays 4-5:00pm protest/vigils at the Erie County Holding Center (Delaware & Church). All are welcome. Please bring signs.

Interfaith Peace Network 9:15am at 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 entrance and parking round back.) Breakfast potluck, planning/publicizing, & discussion.

Vigil for Victims of ICE Terror – Thursdays, 5-6pm, ICE building on the corner of Delaware and Chippewa. Bring your signs and spirit of Solidarity. We will not stay silent! #EndICETerror #FamiliesBelongTogether #AbolishICE

Environmental Justice Taskforce – Vigil to Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada coming over the Peace Bridge. Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park at Vermont & Busti, Buffalo. Signs welcome and also usually available.

US Youth Climate Strike – On-going vigil at 2-3pm at Niagara Square, and/or in front of Buffalo City Hall.

Stop The Violence Coalition – 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month; 6pm, United Way Building, Delaware and Summer Sts.

Women In Black – Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood. Saturdays, Noon-1pm. Signs also available. (and you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black)

Democracy NOW!! Every morning M-F live on WBNY, 91.3FM. Go to to catch it streaming online.