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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 (for ourselves and others) esp re rallies, protests, marches, plus. WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Bflo (entrance & pkg round back). Includes coordinated group efforts at keeping each other safe, and Know Your Rights. Please register at 332-3904 or victoryross9@gmail.com, or on Facebook event page when up.

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People’s Solidarity Climate March –. National Day of Action!
Bus to Washington with Sierra Club Niagara. Bus leaves Friday April 28 @ 11:30 pm. Returns Saturday April 29 @ 11:30 pm. Go to niagarasierraclub.org for bus tickets to DC gathering.
OR – In Buffalo/WNY
Saturday, April 29. 1:30pm: Rally at Niagara Square. March down Delaware Ave, Lower Terrace, along Naval site to Canalside for brief gathering; return same rte to Niagara Square. Music, dancing, tabling, connecting, inspiration, movement-building.
Gnonyoh – Indigenous traditional thanks offering will open and close. Many will speak (briefly).
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

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No Press, No Freedom! Special UN World Press Freedom Day Event
Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Bulger South.
We’ll explore our need for a free and independent press. The current administration has threatened the press in no uncertain terms. Join us at for a stellar panel, facilitated by renowned commentator, journalist and Media Studies Professor Mike Niman.

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Save the Date: Immigrants March – National Day of Action
Saturday, May 6, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Plans for the March are in progress, and details will be announced.

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CAMPAIGNS:
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE TASKFORCE
Northern Access Pipeline (NAPL) – The Battle is Not Over
National Fuel is taking landowners who don’t sign an Eminent Domain Agreement to court!
Your respectful presence in court is needed! Important to pack the courtroom and witness the proceedings. Supporters would be “court watching” as a means of passive resistance.
Court dates for the landowners in the various Counties:
*Allegany County, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:30 am. Allegany County Court, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY. Petitioner National Fuel v 2 Respondents
*Erie County: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:00 am. Erie County Court, 25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY Part 21. Presiding Justice: The Honorable John F. O’Donnell J.S.C.
Petitioner National Fuel v 15 Respondents
*Cattaraugus County: Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:30 am. Cattaraugus County Courthouse, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY. Presiding Justice: The Honorable Jeremiah J. Moriarity. Petitioner National Fuel v 6 Respondents

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