Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center

A show dedicated to enriching the quality of life of our local and global communities through the prevention of violence to people and the planet

12/2/20 Show #1: Medea Benjamin, CodePink
The following topics were discussed:
- US endless "war on terror";
- Biden cabinet includes war hawks- activists working to stop WarProfiteer Michelle Flourney;
- USViolence and war crimes including economic sanctions and drones, interventions;
- foreign policy dangers in remainder of Trump's time in office;
- Campaign for Cuban Doctors to get Nobel Peace Prize for International Service during pandemic.
to listen (56:45)..... click here ...for download right click here
12/2/20 Show #2: Myles Carter, community activist
The following topics were discussed:
- County Budget, legislature votes Dec 8;
- Co lock-ups (Erie Co Holding Center [ECHC] and Alden) together at 1/3 capacity, taking up about 10% of funds during economic crisis;
- huge toll on POC in Buffalo;
- vicious circle of violence visited on Black, Brown and Indigenous communities;
- Speak-Out on ECHC plus on Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, 6:30 on zoom https://wnypeace.org/wp/event/speak-out-on-erie-co-holding-center-2/
to listen (55:23)..... click here ...for download right click here
11/24/20 Show #2: Vicki Ross, Jill Yagwaneest Clause, Tuscarora; and Diane D’Arrigo, Nuclear Information and Research Service. West Valley
The following topics were discussed:
- Thankful for those protecting people and environment from the nuclear waste, and full clean up scheduled
- massive danger to community and environment (including 20% of world’s freshwater supply)
- mitigate by covered/contained complete cleanup with extensive air and water monitoring
- lobby all elected government officials to demand and fund same.
to listen (55:11)..... click here ...for download right click here
11/24/20 Show #1: Vicki Ross, Jill Yagwaneest Clause, Tosh Hamby and Robert John Knapp
The following topics were discussed:
- Gnonoyoh by Tosh in Tuscaroran
- Joined by Robert John
- Thankfulness; every morning; what we’re thankful for
- Indigenous wisdom
- care for Creation, for the 7th Generation.
to listen (58:39)..... click here ...for download right click here
11/18/20 Show #1: Vicki Ross and Judy Einach, Community Activist, Chautauqua County
The following topics were discussed:
- What is Peace? Internal and External Balance;
- West Valley nuclear waste: history; current plan; issues and needs
- Lobbying elected officials for containment/enclosed cleanup
to listen (57:53)..... click here ...for download right click here
11/18/20 Show #2: Vicki Ross, Judy Einach, Laura Evans, Esq, Keeping Things Alive podcast and website; Geovaira Hernández, NY Renews
The following topics were discussed:
- Justice issues: Environmental, Economic, Racial included in the CCLPA , a NYS bill passed last year
- the upcoming community climate investment act;
- ancient Indigenous wisdom;
- need to see ourselves as part of nature;
- Defend the Sacred;
- keep things alive;
- care for each other, people and the planet.
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11/12/20 Show #1: Christian Parra, Citizen Action; India Walton, of the People (former Fruit Belt Land Trust Director)
The following topics were discussed:
- 2020 Elections
- support for racist, criminal behaviors
- predatory capitalism
- sources and development of political power
- healing
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11/12/20 Show #2: Christian Parra, Citizen Action; India Walton, of the People (former Fruit Belt Land Trust Director)
The following topics were discussed:
- caring for the community
- people's needs esp in COVID
- emergency financial relief for housing
- youth, education needs
- local political power
- a change is gonna come.
to listen (59:04)..... click here for download right click here
11/4/20 Show #2: Buddy Bell: Longtime national and international activist; working with Voices For Creative Nonviolence and frequent facilitator for Global Days of Listening.
The following topics were discussed:
the 2020 election and what it tells us so far; where we might go from "here;" other developments re criminal justice, economic justice, workers' rights, antiwar (#UnitetheStruggles) etc.
to listen (58:25)..... click here for download right click here
11/4/20 Show #1: Jillian Hanesworth: Poet and Activist; Director of Leadership Development at Open Buffalo. Jalonda Hill: Paralegal for WNY Law Center; principal organizer the Fair Fines [No] Fees Coalition.
The following topics were discussed:
WNYPC Evening with Cornel West on Nov 9, 7pm; the awards the two are receiving and work they're doing; Recent Developments and Activism in Buffalo; #RacialJustice; #allyship
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10/28/20 Victoria Ross and Carlanda Meadors
The following topics were discussed:
- Cornel West
- WNYPC 53rd Annual
- Principles
- Self Care
- Peace And Love
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10/28/20 Victoria Ross, Carlanda Meadors, Matt Meyer, Kathy Kelly
The following topics were discussed:
- Racial Justice
- COVID
- Economic Justice
- Elections 2020
- Peoples Strike
- Collective Nonviolent Action
to listen (59:57)..... click here for download right click here
10/22/20 Heron Simmonds, Paki Wieland, and Vicki Ross part 2
Afrocentric Humanism; roots of community (vs. facism); truth and love, and solidarity of collectivity.
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10/22/20 Heron Simmonds, Paki Wieland, and Vicki Ross part 1
Overview of current threats to democracy; overriding peacefulness and clear constitutionality of protests; courageousness of nonviolence; music and other peace tools.
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