The Peace Council's multiple campaigns are largely carried out through committees of activists.
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CNY Solidarity Coalition is a grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to protecting all Central New Yorkers from the dangers of the Trump-Pence-Bannon-Ryan administration’s policies, appointees, and rhetoric. The Syracuse Peace Council and the Worker's Center of Central New York helped initiate the Coalition, and currently serve as its anchor organizations.
We are dedicated to truth, justice, and democracy. We aim to protect and fight alongside People of Color, Immigrants, Refugees, LGBTQI people, the Muslim Community, the Jewish Community, Women, People with Disabilities, People with Mental Illness, the Deaf Community, Teachers, Scientists, Environmentalists, and all other marginalized and oppressed groups and entities that are likely to be targeted in these uncertain times.
The Peace Council's standing committees and the campaigns they work on are:
Ground the Drones, End the Wars
Syracuse, NY has become a hub of drone warfar and a hub of drone resistance. Hancock Airfield in Syracuse was one of the first places in the country to host a base from which drones are piloted, and this committee works to educate the public on the use of drones in warfar and domestic surveillance.
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) recognizes and supports the sovereignty of the traditional government of the Onondaga Nation. The committee works on supporting the Onondagas in the lands rights actions, educating New Yorkers on issues related to treaties and historical treatment of the Onondaga, and environmental issues such as the clean up of Onondaga Lake and banning hydrofracking.
CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
This diverse committee of activists provides grassroots education and generates political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace in the Middle East. The committee shows multiple educational films, brings speakers to Syracuse, organizes demonstrations and is involved in the international movement to boycott, divest and sanction companies that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestine.
Nuclear Free World
The Nuclear Free World Committee, formerly Peace Action of Central New York, works to fulfill a vision of a world free from the threat of war, nuclear weapons, and nuclear power, where resources are directed to human and environmental needs. It is an affiliate of Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace and justice organization, which resulted from the merger of the nation's two largest nuclear disarmament groups: the Committee for the SANE Nuclear Policy (SANE) and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. It is also a founding member of the Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE).
Bikes for Peace
Bikes4Peace is a community bicycle recycling and repair program that engages youth in cooperative bicycle repair. We promote positive relationships between peers and adults through learning about bicycle maitenance.
Military Alternatives Education Project
This committee staffs informational tables in the Syracuse City High Schools and selected rural districts where military recruiters are particularly active. We reach out to youth and educators with information on military recruitment, youth rights and alternative career options.
Youth Organizing Against Militarism and War
A youth-led group that periodically gets together to act against war and militarism.
Plowshares is Central New York's premiere multicultural craftsfair, featuring over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations. It's held the first weekend of December each year at Nottingham High School.
The Peace Council also works on many interrelated issues:
US imperialism in Latin America
General anti-wars organizing
Economic costs of war
The (in)justice system
Global climate change