Victory!! No NAPL Permit!!!

We can thank the brave Indigenous Water Protectors and persistent activists and allies, Governor Cuomo, the DEC, and all who participated in protesting and working to stop the Northern Access Pipeline! and of course, the Creator for the Water itself and its protection!

Today, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the 401 water quality permit was denied: No NAPL – No Northern Access Pipeline!!

Story links include:

http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/dec-denies-northern-access-pipeline-permit/429811050

http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/dec-denies-permit-for-northern-access-pipeline/article_6e61177e-1c95-11e7-9818-8f840cd0acd8.html

One: We Are the People!    Two: We Love Each Other!    Three: We will not let them wreck our Planet!!!!

We shall overcome!    Si, se puede!!

Special events Tues & Sat re Taxes, Militarism; Pastors4Peace 4/19

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Many thanks for those who collaborated or came out to make our All-Day-MLK on April 4 such a memorable time. We have more opportunities coming up to get informed and inspired as we grow a movement! Please join us as you can. We especially draw your attention to three events:
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Tues, April 11, 6:30-8pm, Town Hall on Budget: How the Proposed Trump Budget will impact WNY. Speakers include Assemblyman Sean Ryan and ___ [your name here]. Hamburg Central High School – Auditorium; 4111 Legion Drive – Hamburg (Village). More info below!
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Sat, April 15, 1-2:30pm, Tax March/Rally. Solidarity event for National day of action. Niagara Square Rally (1pm); then march to IRS, Federal Office Bldg., 130 South Elmwood Ave; around that block and back to Niagara Square. Speakers include Wayne Alt, WNYPC (lifelong activist!); Samantha Nephew, Citizen Action; and many more. See more below.
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Weds, April 19, Cuba – US, Open the Door! Pastors for Peace. 6pm social and refreshments, 7-9pm program. Latin American Solidarity Committee of the WNYPC. Fundraiser for Pastors for Peace (ifconews.org), At WNY Peace Center/ Network of Religious Communities Building, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance and parking round back). $10 in advance; $12 at the door. $5 for students. $20 for patrons. More info below.
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Many other worthy events are coming up. Please check them out at wnypeace.org on the calendar. Some also appear below, in chronological order, with campaigns and list of regular events at end. *Of note, Subversive Theater’s “The Trial of Trayvon Martin” is a stellar and original production (see subversivetheatre.org). Don’t miss it!*

We’ll see you- hopefully soon – at one event or another! Many thanks!!

We shall overcome!! Si, se puede!! Peace, Solidarity, and yes Love.

Every day – the Whirlwind! Pace yourselves, and join us as feasible!

Sunday, April 2

3-5pm. 10th Anniversary of the Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence
“On the Edge of Violence and Nonviolence: The Challenging Words of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”, presented by Dr. Chris Stanley,
Professor of Theology, St. Bonaventure University. Reception following.
$25 fundraiser for the Center. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St,
Buffalo.

4-6pm. Riverside-Salem UCC/DC progressive program and potluck. This week
White Privilege exploration. 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

7-9pm. Environmental Justice Taskforce: Transitioning NY State to 100%
Renewables by 2030. Special event with phenomenal guests!
Speakers: Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund (GELF)
will present update on state efforts around renewable energy.
Betta Broad, Outreach Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power will talk
about Electric Vehicles (EV) in New York State.
At Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY.
Entrance and parking are around the back.

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Monday, April 3

10-6pm. Environmental Justice day-long broadcast, hosted by Jack Kanack,
Weather Medic. On 91.3FM WBNY, livestreaming at wbny.buffalostate.edu,
and/or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/ (re-broadcast of 3/20
show).

7pm LASC planning session. Join us at El Buen