The Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition turned out a heartbroken but angry crowd on March 3 to demand justice after yet another suspicious death at Buffalo’s vicious and secretive Erie County Holding Center. India Cummings, a 27-year-old Black woman, died Feb. 21 in a hospital. Three days prior, the . . .
Articles by Ellie Dorritie
A rally on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, was held at a midtown Buffalo, N.Y., intersection where many hundreds of high school students catch their trains and buses. The Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition and supporters rallied to show solidarity with those struggling in Minneapolis, Chicago, Baltimore, . . .
After facing a pattern of racial discrimination and sexual harassment, 17 Black and Latino/a McDonald’s workers in the state of Virginia were told by management that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.” Then management fired them. In response to a call for actions in solidarity . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .