JULY 2023 Onondaga International Win

Onondaga International Win Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Rules the USA Must Answer for Allowing Illegal Seizure of More Than 2 Million Acres of Land Guaranteed by Treaty to Onondaga Nation The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is an arm of the Organization of American States. Onondaga Nation General Counsel Joe Heath debriefs…

JUNE 2023 The Tonawanda Seneca Nation’s Fight to Protect the Big Woods

One of Western New York’s greatest treasures is a 20,000-acre wetland- grassland complex located mainly in the Town of Alabama, and locally known as “Alabama Swamp.” It is also known as the Sixth Great Lake, a glacial lake now largely underground but surfacing in the plentiful streams and pools that make this watery landscape essential to the many reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds who live or pass through, especially during spring migration.

Rae Kramer: A Celebration of Life!

Rae’s Light article in May 2023 SPC in Action Newsletter: RAE’S LIGHT On March 23, Rae Kramer (1947-2023)—pillar of the Syracuse Peace Council, costumed raffle lady of SPC’s Plowshares Craftsfair, pointed speaker of truth to court judges, girls’ soccer coach—after years of cancer, succumbed at her and Lanny Freshman’s home…

MAY 2023 “Doctrine of Discovery”

The “Doctrine of Discovery”, based on three papal bulls (Dum Diversas in 1452, Romanus Pontifex in 1455 and Inter Caetera in 1493), gave religious backing to the Portuguese and Spanish kingdoms to expand their territories in Africa and the Americas under the guise of spreading Christianity…

MARCH 2023 REPATRIATION

Repatriation is the returning of cultural items — human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony — to lineal descendants. In the United States this refers most often to Native Americans and is covered by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA). Native American cultural items and remains have been and are sometimes valued by non-native individuals seeking to collect or sell them…

Volunteer with the Peace Council

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Join us and help with our Spring and Summer 2023 Events! SPC has a number of exciting actions and events including: Medea Benjamin Book tour is April 20 and 21, 2023 (more information to come) Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal and our ongoing campaign for the November 11 People’s…