Justice, Solidarity, Nonviolence, & Love

Camp Peaceprints!


Alternative Summer Camp for Youth 8-13 years old

“Pathways to Peace”

Monday – Friday
10am – 3pm
July 18 – 22, 2016
July 25 – 29, 2016

Interfaith Peace Network of Western New York
SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence
Western New York Peace Center

2 Gatherings: Vigil 7/10, 4pm, Mt Olive; Racial Solidarity Rally, Noon Tues 7/12, Niagara Sq Please join us

2 Gatherings: Vigil 7/10, 4pm, Mt Olive; Racial Solidarity Rally, Noon Tues 7/12, Niagara Sq
Please join us
* TODAY, SUNDAY 7/10 at Mt Olive Baptist Church at 4pm for a Citywide Prayer Vigil
* TUESDAY 7/12, at Noon at Niagara Square for a Racial Solidarity Rally
See below for more.

We need to stand together and work together justice, nonviolence, and peace in our Beloved Community.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness – only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only Love can do that. –Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Dear Friends,

After we have had two black men killed by police within 24 hours, gathering together as a community for healing and solidarity is vital. Such violence has got to stop!

Please join us as we join with the Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 East Delavan (near Grider), on Sunday, July 10, at 4pm. The city-wide prayer vigil will be outside.

Please join us too at the Community Speak Out on Ethical Peace Officers on Monday, July 18, at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main, 7-8:30pm. Training and culture can be changed, who is hired and how breaches are handled must be changed too. This is the second in a series, with information and discussion to help us work together, creating the culture of peace and justice that we all need.

You also might want to

*    make emergency calls re legislation for Stopping Gun Violence through Congress
Support sensible Gun Violence Reduction Legislation, and PREVENT SHAM LEGISLATION!
Please call Paul Ryan at 202-225-3031 and your reps at 202-224-3121 (Congressional Switchboard) and tell them you want them to support:
1. Rep Jackie Speier [D-CA-14] Fix Gun Checks Act of 2015: H.R. 3411
2. Rep Tim Murphy [R-PA-18] Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015: H.R. 2646
3. Rep David Cicilline [D-RI-1] Assault Weapons Ban of 2015: H.R. 4269
4. Rep Peter King [R-NY-2] Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015: H.R. 1076
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence – http://nyagv.org/

*    check out article countering President Obama’s misrepresentation of the drone program and the war crimes being committed.

*    support activist Nate Buckley at a court date coming up on Tuesday, July 12 at 10am in the Federal Court House 2, Niagara Square. If you can come, bring your state issued photo ID and be prepared to pass the courthouse’s tight security. The hearing is in the chambers of Judge Michael J. Roemer. For more info, contact Nate at buckleynate1@gmail.com

Peace and Courage, and why not love?.     Vicki

Victoria Ross Executive Director
WNY Peace Center Consultant
Interfaith Peace Network

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr

Please send YOUR message to the Public Service Commision

New York can do better WITHOUT nuclear power
The Environmental Justice Taskforce would like to share with you this letter from Tim Judson, Executive Director, Nuclear Information and Resources Service
July 20, 2016
Dear Friends in New York,
Your actions this past week have given New Yorkers nearly an extra week (until Friday) to make our voices heard.
Now we need to send a strong message to the Public Service Commission (PSC) opposing the $7.6 billion nuclear tax.
The PSC is still planning to vote on the bailout on August 1, and we need as many New Yorkers as possible to load the public comment record with as much opposition as possible.
There are so many reasons to oppose this bailout, but what it boils down to is this:
New York would waste 12 years and $7.6 billion of state residents’ money on propping up dirty, dangerous, uneconomical, old reactors–which are going to shutdown anyway–instead of spending that time and money building the clean, green economy we need.
Tell the PSC to drop the nuclear tax, let these dirty, dangerous, old reactors shut down, and double down on the real clean energy solutions.
So why is the PSC doing this? What the commission and Governor Cuomo say is that the state can’t meet its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if nuclear power plants shut down.
That’s bogus. The state has produced not a shred of evidence that that is the case.
In fact, the PSC is relying on an industry-funded report that is so full of holes, you couldn’t play tennis with it. It seems more and more that this is about politics: Exelon’s vast lobbying and PR machine, and two upstate communities desperate to save local jobs and property taxes.
Tell the PSC there is no “nuclear bridge” to clean energy–the only bridge to clean energy is … clean energy!
Here’s the truth: New York can do better WITHOUT nuclear power–preventing nuclear accidents, ending the creation of radioactive waste, reducing carbon emissions faster, creating more jobs, and creating real solutions for nuclear workers and their communities.
No need to spend $7.6 billion bailing out nuclear power. Save energy and make New Yorkers’ lives easier. Build our green economy faster and create more jobs, with more investment in clean energy. And actually help nuclear workers and their communities make the transition.
So please BOTH take action AND get the word out to your friends and social networks TODAY.
Together, we can stop this outrageous nuclear bailout. We will keep you posted on more actions to take in the coming days.
Thanks for all you do!
Tim Judson
Executive Director

Stay Informed:

NIRS on the web: http://www.nirs.org

GreenWorld: (NIRS’ blog chronicling nuclear issues and the transition to a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system) http://www.safeenergy.org

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Prisoners Rights Taskforce

Prisoners Rights Taskforce
Continuing Vigil at the holding center including #JusticeForIndia
Every Wednesday 4-5 pm. Erie County Holding Center, 40 Delaware Ave, Buffalo.