Campaigns

The Peace Council's multiple campaigns are largely carried out through committees of activists.

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Protect the Election 2020

Resources and action everything election related.

 

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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.

 

Beyond War and Militarism Committee
Our goal is to increase awareness of the dangers resulting from government and corporate militaristic policies and practices. The Committee is dedicated to nonviolent protest of:
1. United States participation in multiple wars* and plans to engage in other wars
2. The acceptance and proliferation of nuclear weapons and weaponized drones for use in terrorism and warfare.
3. The enormous size of the “defense” budget
4. The pervasive infiltration of militarism into our culture
5. The corporate state that is the primary beneficiary and supporter of this militarism

 

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.

 

Justice for Palestine
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).

Plowshares
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.

 

Coalition Work
Urban Jobs Task Force Sign their current petition here; download the petition here

The Peace Council also works on many interrelated issues:

US imperialism in Latin America
General anti-wars organizing
Economic costs of war
Migrant's rights
Workers' rights
The (in)justice system
Global climate change

 

 

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