Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Henninger High School

The Syracuse Peace Council will join our social movement allies to "greet" President Obama in Syracuse on Thursday - bring your voice to speak out about his all of the above energy policy that includes HYDROFRACKING and 

Syria Film: The Suffering Grasses

Tue, Sep 24, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY

“when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers”

Join the Peace Council for a film showing and skype discussion with director Iara Lee.



The War on Terror - Making Us All the Enemy, with Steve Downs

Tue, Sep 17, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY


Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse 13204

Activist Training: Facilitating Consensus

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
2013 E Genesee St. Syracuse NY 13210

Ever been to a meeting where peope talk in circles, over one another or where one person's voice dominates the conversation? Don't like it? Meetings can be a sgnificant part of activism and organizing with a group, which is why the Peace Council is hosting a Consensus Facilitation training on August 29, 6-8pm. This training is intended for people who want to improve their skills in facilitating and participating in consensus decision-making. To RSVP, please contact Ursula,, (315) 472-5478.




Oregon Prisoners Driven to Suicide by Torture in Solitary Confinement Units

From the Content

by Kevin Rashid Johnson


I am not one prone to fits of temper. But a few days ago I almost lost it. My outrage was prompted by witnessing the steady deterioration of another prisoner, resulting from particularly acute mental torture inflicted in Oregon’s Disciplinary Segregation Units (DSU), which duplicates almost exactly conditions of torture first practiced at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, that were outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court way back in the 1800s.[i]


Two Row Wampum Campaign Prepares to Hit the Water

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by Andy Mager

Over two years ago, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation began discussions with the Onondaga Council of Chiefs about a major effort to mark the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Treaty, the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Europeans. Collectively we developed a vision for taking the Two Row throughout New York State and beyond, to bring the Onondaga Nation’s vision for healing between our peoples and between humans and Mother Earth to many thousands of people.


Feminism is Humanism (and Humanism is Anti-Capitalist)

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by Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre

At age 16, I discovered in myself a need for specifically female camaraderie and I set out to start a women’s group at my high school. The first students I approached about this possibility were women in my class who I estimated to have similar views or values as me. I was shocked when the first few people I asked—the women who I thought were sure yeses—reported that they did not, with any regularity, experience sexist discrimination, and they were not interested in my women’s space.


On The Illusion of Security

From the Content

by Aly Wane

As I write this, it will have been a little over a year since I came out to my beloved community of Syracuse as an undocumented immigrant. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Something shifted in me after that “coming out event.”  Paradoxically, I have been less afraid in the past year than I had been in a very long time. Before I made the decision to “come out,” I agonized about waiting until the right time to do it, hoping that there would be a perfectly “safe” moment to do so. There wasn’t. In the end: I had to take a leap of faith.