Friday, 21 September 2012

Thanks for contributions (July 2012)

Posted on Peace Center facebook July 22:
"Thanks to all the people who have contributed so far to Jeremy so he could get his ptsd dog."
 Jeremy is a Marine war resister who went to Canada with his family to refuse redeployment and to get help for his  post traumatic stress disorder. Read Laura's blog for and update and a link to donate.

Militarism & Resistance task force

posted on Peace Center facebook, July 19, 2012

Militarism & Resistance task force meeting at NRC on Thursday, 7/26 at 5 pm
Report welcomed.

Peace Center Media Committee

posted on Peace Center facebook, July 17, 2012:
"This past Sat the Media Committee had a very productive meeting to discuss improving our use of PC media, including Facebook, the web site, the newsletter and other items....
Any PC members interested in joining the group should attend if possible, and/or should send their e-mail to 'directorwnypc" to get included on the listserve for this committee."

Close Guantanamo Bay Prison! (May 2012)

posted on the Peace Center facebook, May 10

Women in Black - Buffalo & WNY Peace Center Announce:

Close Guantanamo Bay Prison!
Saturday, May 12, 2012,   Noon - 1 P.M.
Bidwell Pkwy & Elmwood Ave Buffalo NY

Come and meet several Guantanamo Bay Prisoners!

169 prisoners remain imprisoned.  Many imprisoned 10 years without charge. Many cleared for release by our military but still remain locked up.   Why?   10 Years of Injustice is Enough!

More info:   and

Wonderful talk on medical school in Cuba (last May)

Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC) Event from May 2012

Dr. Keasha Guerrier: a U.S. graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Cuba will speak about  students applying for a full scholarship at ELAM through Pastors for Peace
/ IFCO - the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization
and the Cuban healthcare system.

7-9 pm Monday May 21, 2012 at the Network of Religious Communities
1272 Delaware Ave near Lancaster Ave. (parking/entrance in back)
presented by the Latin American Solidarity Committee

LASC is a taskforce of the WNY Peace Center

Syracuse protest (July 22)

WNY Peace Center shared a link on July 22

While 15 protesters blocked the gate at Hancock there was another protest happening in Syracuse protesting the killing with the drones and Obama's KILL LIST.

Arrests at a march in Rochester

posted by Jamie Nichol Stewart on August 22, 2012 on the Peace Center facebook page.

"At an Anti-Capitalist march in Rochester Saturday night upwards of a 100 people participated in a peaceful protest that ended with police snatch and grabbing individuals at random and pepper-spraying some after they were detained in handcuffs as well as the group as a whole, while we were on the sidewalk no less. 18 arrests were made, 4 of which were from Buffalo. Jail support continued until 4am. All have been released as of today on bail. Arraignments  Monday @ 9am
show support & and solidarity."   Further report and comments welcome.

here is a link to a news report:

18 People Arrested Following Occupy Rochester Protest
Published: 7/21   Channel 13 WHAM in Rochester, NY
Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester police say they arrested 18 people Saturday night following an Occupy Rochester protest and march.

Police say while on East Avenue near the inner loop, the 150 protestors began blocking both lanes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Officers say the protestors refused to disperse and were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Occupy Rochester protestors spent the winter months camped out in Washington Square Park until being kicked out.

Organizers have promised to keep the movement alive.

Police say more information on the arrests will be available Monday.

Among those arrested tonight is one of Occupy Rochester's most notable members, Emily Good.

Good made national news when she was arrested for obstruction of governmental administration charges on May 12.

She was filming officers on a traffic stop when they asked her to step away from the scene.  Charges against her were later dropped. Good has given the city notice that she intends to sue.

Vigil at Erie County Holding Center

The Peace Center helped with a Vigil on Wednesday, Aug 22
at Erie County Holding Center, Delaware at West Eagle St, 5 PM - 6 PM
The suicides continue unabated at the Holding Center....
Does anyone have pictures or a report?

at the Elmwood Festival of the Arts

The Peace Center had a table at the Elmwood Avenue Art Fest on the weekend of August 25 Many many people stopped by to discuss issues and see the scary drone model They signed petitions and acquired choice issue buttons and bumperstickers. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped.  Does anyone have pictures or comments?

the CHASE! Chase Petition

From the Peace Center facebook page this summer:
on August 21, Al Allerton posted to urge the City of Buffalo to move OUR $400 million from JP Morgan Chase Bank to one of our local banks.

See the CHASE! Chase Petition - WNY Peace Center

Please help urge the City of Buffalo to move OUR $400 million from JP Morgan Chase Bank, to one of our local banks. Buffalo has already moved $45-million into First Niagara and got a better rate doing business with a locally grown bank.

Chase's unscrupulous business tactics have been well documented Jamie Dimon has appeared in front of Congress several times to defend th
eir models. After a $2 Billion trading loss and consistent pressure from Occupy Buffalo and WNY Peace Center membership Comptroller Mark Schroder moved 45 million from Chase to First Niagara Bank stating:

"Not only will the funds earn more interest with First Niagara, a major local employer headquartered in Buffalo, but it also sends a crystal clear message to JPMorgan Chase that the City of Buffalo is not happy with their business practices, [City Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder]