Buffalo March for Science – Today! and lots more

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April 21, 2017

Dear Friends,
The local Tax Day March, on Saturday April 15, was a great show of solidarity on this National Day of Action! Kudos to all who came out to protest the injustice of the president’s secretive tax returns and his plans to give the rich even more tax breaks as programs for people get cut down. We will get our message through! Si, se puede!

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Onward! Let’s keep the pressure on!

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The Buffalo March for Science
Today Saturday, April 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Begins 1pm at Soldier’s Circle, march up Lincoln Parkway, and end in a Rally and Science Festival in Delaware Park (area behind the Art Gallery and near Shakespeare in the Park).
See science writer, Elizabeth Schiavoni’s blog post: https://www.lifesciencewritingsolutions.com/single-post/2017/03/07/The-Buffalo-March-for-Science and we will be reaching out with future details as they come.

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Talking Peace 91.3FM, WBNY Monday April 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Talking Peace radio show with the WNY Peace Center, on 91.3FM, WBNY
With Avery Edwards, Vicki Ross, special guests. Re National Days of Action, Non-violent direct action. Go to wnby.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

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Nonviolent Direct Action Training
April 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Explore strategies; discuss principles and spirit; and practice de-escalation techniques (for ourselves and others) esp re rallies, protests, marches, plus. WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Bflo (entrance & pkg round back). Includes

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April 18, 2017

Dear Friends,
Please remember to come out to the Bissonette Event tomorrow; to help sustain the NAPL victory and campaign and to put the National Days of Action on your calendars!
Thank you for all you do!

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2017 BISSONETTE EVENT: CUBA – US: OPEN THE DOOR!
Wednesday April 19 @ WNY Peace Center / Network of Religious Communities Building, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance and parking around back).
Fundraiser for Pastors for Peace ( ifconews.org). With a report on congressional action regarding USA-Cuba relations, by speakers from IFCO-Pastors for Peace.
Social and refreshments 6pm; talk 7pm. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at door; $5 student; $20 patron. Organized by the Latin American Solidarity Committee of the WNYPC (www.LASCwny.org).

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The Buffalo March for Science
Saturday, April 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Begins 1:00 pm at Soldier’s Circle, march up Lincoln Parkway, and end in a Rally and Science Festival in Delaware Park (area behind the Art Gallery and near Shakespeare in the Park).
See science writer, Elizabeth Schiavoni’s blog post: https://www.lifesciencewritingsolutions.com/single-post/2017/03/07/The-Buffalo-March-for-Science and we will be reaching out with future details as they come.

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Talking Peace 91.3FM, WBNY
Monday April 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Talking Peace radio show with the WNY Peace Center
With Avery Edwards, Vicki Ross, special guests. Re National Days of Action, Non-violent direct action. Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

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Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Explore strategies; discuss principles and spirit; and practice de-escalation techniques

9 Arrested At Good Friday Hancock Drone Action

Syracuse, NY – On Good Friday, April 14, nine non-violent civil resisters of Upstate Drone Action were arrested at the main entrance of Hancock Air National Guard Base protesting the extrajudicial drone killings perpetrated from the base. Three people hung on drone crosses representing victims of US drone strikes from seven majority Muslim countries. Eleven others carried smaller drone crosses bearing words, “Drones crucify: Children, Families, Love, Peace, Community, the US Constitution, the UN Charter, the Rule of Law, US Treaties, Due Process, and Diplomacy. The WNY Peace Center is proud to be a part of Upstate Drone Action (aka the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars), and to have Charley Bowman on hand taking excellent video (see below).

The Good Friday Hancock Drone Action Statement read, “Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. Recognizing that 70% of our nation identify as Christian, we come to the gates of the Hancock drone base to make real the crucifixion today. As Jesus and others were crucified by the Roman Empire, drones are used by the U. S. Empire in a similar fashion. In Roman times, crosses loomed over a community to warn people that they could be killed whenever the Empire decided. So, too, our drones fly over many countries threatening extrajudicial killings and upon whoever happens to be in the vicinity.