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‘Making connections’ tour

By August 18, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.

A speaking tour of upstate New York cities was kicked off in Buffalo on Aug. 4 with a meeting that filled the office of the Buffalo/Western NY International Action Center. Buffalo IAC’s Garrett Dicembre introduced the speakers, Judy Bello, a member of the United National Antiwar Committee and a leader of the Upstate Coalition to […]


Brigade defies U.S. travel ban on Cuba

By August 7, 2014
WW photo: Garrett Dicembre

Buffalo, N.Y. — Twenty-two courageous U.S. citizens, members of the 45th Venceremos Brigade, crossed the Peace Bridge from Erie, Ontario, Canada, into Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 3, proudly declaring that they had defied their own government’s ban on travel to Cuba. Along with groups of supporters, they held demonstrations on both sides of the border, […]


Women say NO to high court’s ruling

By July 17, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.

A demonstration “to let Hobby Lobby know how we feel about the recent SCOTUS [Supreme Court of the United States] ruling” was held in front of the Hobby Lobby store in Williamsville, N.Y., a Buffalo suburb, on July 12. It was initiated and organized mainly by young women from in and around Buffalo, who work […]


All issues are LGBTQ issues!

By June 6, 2014
WW photo: Garrett Dicembre

The annual Pride Parade in Buffalo is huge, raucous and wonderfully well-attended, but for many years it has been depoliticized by corporate sponsorship, becoming a party rather than a rallying point for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. For the parade on June 1 this year, the Buffalo/Western New York International Action Center called […]


War and fracking protested in Buffalo, N.Y.

By August 29, 2013

A big, noisy demonstration met President Barack Obama when he visited the Buffalo, N.Y., campus of the State University of New York on Aug. 22. The crowd showed opposition to Obama’s stand on fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline and U.S. intervention in the Middle East and North Africa — and called for an end to […]


Drone base picketed

By May 19, 2013

Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Activists rallied at the gate of Niagara Falls Air Base on Mothers’ Day, May 12, to oppose plans to operate Predator and Reaper drones from the base. About 50 people from the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, including No Drones Niagara and the Western New York […]


Memorial held for Dacajeweiah

By April 10, 2013
WW photo: Ellie Dorritie

Dacajeweiah, whose name means Splitting-the-Sky, died at the age of 61 on March 13. He is pictured here speaking in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., in 2011 on the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion. His many friends and comrades held a memorial tribute at Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo on April 5 to […]


U.S. activists return from Cuba

By July 29, 2012
WW photo: Ellie Dorritie

The 43rd Venceremos Brigade marched across the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie in Canada to Buffalo, N.Y., on July 23, proudly declaring that they had defied the U.S. government’s travel restrictions by visiting socialist Cuba. They delivered over 1,000 pounds of material aid, volunteered on civic projects and talked with people all over the island. […]