Campaigns

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

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The Peace Council's standing committees and the campaigns they work on are:

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.

Local Coalition Work
Urban Jobs Task Force

CNY Solidarity Coalition
Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)
Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPAARC)
And others on an ad hoc basis.

 

 

 

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