Several other border communities in Erie County have also issued curfews.
The WNY Peace Center: Waging Peace Since 1967
The WNY Peace Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of peace through justice at home and abroad. The organization works to achieve its purpose through task-forces created to address particular issues and areas. For nearly four decades, the Peace Center has proudly established itself as a force for progressive social change in Western New York and beyond. The organization came into existence in 1967, formed in opposition to the Vietnam War as a chapter of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Clergy and Laity Concerned.
Mission: Peace through justice at home and abroad.
Several other border communities in Erie County have also issued curfews.
Black Love Resists In the Rust
One of our organizers, Mari Smith, spoke with 7 Eyewitness News WKBW about what folks can do in this moment to advance racial justice: listen to Black voices.
“Make sure you are following the lead of our voices and what WE need to get done and not going ahead and doing what YOU feel needs to be done."
The Legal Aid Society
"Now, more than ever, with police violence raging unchecked in cities across the country, New York must live up to its progressive ideals by ending police secrecy." #Repeal50A
Bail Fund Links
Atlanta - https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-justiceforgeorgefloyd-protesters-in-atlanta Louisville - https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/louisville-community-bail-fund/ Brooklyn - https://brooklynbailfund.org/donation-form NYC- https://www.libertyfund.nyc/ Columbus - https://www...
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"This is why, Buffalo.
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If you don’t understand why people are protesting in Buffalo, maybe you should think about how:
-Buffalo is still one of the most segregated cities in the entire country
-More than 30 people have died in Erie County jails since 2005. That’s 1 person every 6 months before Covid
-In 2016, India Cummings died at ECMC of a pulmonary embolism with kidney failure, dehydration, and an untreated broke arm NYS Commission of Corrections called her treatment at the Erie County Holding Center “so grossly incompetent and inadequate as to shock the conscience."
-Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne lost her job and her pension after stopping a fellow officer from choking an unarmed black man in his own home. The officer she stopped later spent 4 months in jail for shooting 4 black teenagers with a BB gun
-in 2017, Pito Rivera was running away from officers, having already thrown away the weapon he was suspected of having, when he was shot in the back.
-In 2017, Wardel “Meech” Davis was in police custody when he stopped breathing. There were no body cams, there were not witnesses. There was no accountability.
-Just two weeks ago, a Buffalo police officer was filmed repeatedly punching a black man in the face during a traffic stop. He has a broken eye socket and shoulder blade
Our justice system is broken. Our neighbors are suffering. I’m sure there are other people who can/have said this better, but I’m tired.
This isn’t just about George Floyd
It’s about Cariol Horne
It’s about Wardel Davis
It’s about Pito Rivera
It’s about Jose Hernandez-Rossy
It’s about India Cummings
It’s about Quentin Suttles
No justice, no peace"
Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis
The surveillance drone is flying in a circle above the city, which has broken out in protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
The 5pm Sat 5/30 event at City Hall today is not organized by the WNY Peace Center, nor do we know the organizers. We have not seen any indication that it's organized or endorsed by any local groups. We are organizing another Speakout on Ethical Peace Officers, details to be publicized on Monday. We work with determination to end racism, injustice, domination, and violence. #BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames #EnoughisEnough #Unite
George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show
Trevor shares his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, the protests in Minneapolis, the dominos of racial injustice and police brutality, and how the con...
Local community leaders react to the death of George Floyd ahead of a protest planned for Saturday in Niagara Square.
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“@VetsAboutFace @Mephtrix @NationalGuardMN Remember Ohio. Just go home.”
Beginning in ~30 minutes!
In conversation with #cityclub CEO Dan Moulthrop, Crystal Massey of American Immigration Council and American Immigration Lawyers Association's Immigration Justice Campaign will join virtually to discuss Border Patrol & how COVID-19 impacts asylum seekers.
Watch live on http://cityclub.org or listen on 90.3 WCPN ideastream
Questions? Tweet us @TheCityClub or text them to 330-541-5794
The City Club serves Cleveland with programs that convene leaders, engage citizens, and provide all of our communities with a free speech forum where they can engage with the issues that shape our future.
The Blue Plague and Black Death | Black Agenda Report
George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion. “The Blue Plague is a serial killer that dates back to the slave patrols of the pre-Civil War South.”
Police ATTACK George Floyd Protesters, But ENABLE Racist Protesters
Israel settlers dump sewage on Palestinian school in Qalqiliya
Israeli settlers dumped their sewage on a Palestinian school in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia yesterday. The Azzun Beit Amin School playground was flooded with sewage for the...
4 White Missouri Cops Brutalize Black Mother And Son After Falsely Accusing Them Of Stealing - COWRY NEWS
A 68-year-old black woman and her adult son have sued four white police officers who used excessive force on them after wrongly
Hass on Twitter
“55 Years ago, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or known as Malcom X. Gave a speech, about Police brutality in America, or the so called “Justice system”. Till this day, the same exact events, Malcom x, spoke about, still occurring. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #GeorgeFloyd https://t.co/Ik164SL1k9”
Ava DuVernay on Twitter
“You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act - for you - and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd”
This isn’t leadership. It’s criminal negligence.
[Cartoon via Matt Wuerker]
Choir! Choir! Choir! & Patti Smith sing "PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER" in NYC with Stewart Copeland
On April 13, 2019, Patti Smith + Stewart Copeland (on percussion) joined Choir! Choir! Choir! at Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, co-presented by ...
Four Minneapolis officers are fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died, mayor says
Video of the encounter between a black man and Minneapolis police sparked immediate outrage.
U.S. Airstrikes Hit All-Time High as Coronavirus Spreads in Somalia
The massive escalation of America’s undeclared war in Somalia comes as the U.N. Secretary-General has repeatedly appealed for a global ceasefire.
90-Year-Old Woman Shields Grandson As Police Pull Guns On Him For Running A Stop Sign
A video surfaced online this week, showing a 21-year-old man laying on the ground in terror as a gang of police officers pointed their weapons at him.
Analysis | The U.S. plans to withdraw from the Open Skies treaty. That’s a miscalculation.
The transparency of monitoring flights helps avoid military conflict.
We had some trouble with our FB livestream, but you can still check out the recorded special WNYPC session of Draw and Talk with Valentino Dixon on Zoom! (Just click the attached link below to access.)
Today's discussion featured local social workers. We hope you will participate from home (at your leisure) and send us photos of your trees to share!
You can check out more of Valentino's lessons on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lJxXptLLWJGIvd0ABIaow and works on Instagram @valentinodixon and @valentino_drawingforjustice
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Keith McHenry at Univ of WA - Dec. 6, 2013
Keith McHenry at Univ of WA - Dec. 6, 2013 talks about the history of Food Not Bombs! This event was hosted by the UW Student Food Cooperative. For more info...
BREAKING: We stopped a fracked gas pipeline in NY!
Join us in thanking Gov. Cuomo for stopping the dangerous Williams Pipeline and help build the movement to stop dirty fossil fuel projects in New York and across the country!
Sea Shepherd Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Agencies to Save New Zealand’s Maui Dolphin from Extinction
Sea Shepherd Legal and its co-counsel, Earthrise Law Center, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Sea Shepherd New Zealand and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society against the U.S. Department of Commerc…
Manitoba Hydro halts sending workers to construction camp as Keeyask blockade continue - APTN News
Manitoba Hydro has stopped sending workers to the Keeyask generating station as the blockade by the Tataskweyak Cree Nation continues.
Robert Reich on Twitter
“Unfettered capitalism is Jeff Bezos growing his net worth by $35,000,000 every day for the last three months, and still refusing to provide paid sick leave for all of his employees.”
What do you think about this violent arrest?
Do you agree that there are clear discrepancies in the treatment of white and black suspects?
What can we the public do to demand ethical policing in Buffalo?
A group of local clergy and community leaders wants Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood to suspend two police officers shown on a ...
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Train Derailment East Aurora, NY Drone
Drone footage of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh train derailment that occured May 19th, 2020 in East Aurora, NY.
Woman says Jacksonville police entered home without warrant, used excessive force
A 29-year-old woman says Jacksonville police entered her home without permission and used excessive force, pinning her to the ground.
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