CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – December 28, 2021 to January 4, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Upcoming Meetings on Zoom: 1/9/22, 1/23/22, 2/6/22, 2/20/22, 3/6/22, 3/20/22, 4/10/22, 4/24/22.

Committees will meet on their own. See last page to sign up for committee lists.

January 9 Meeting: Annual Membership Meeting on Zoom. Nominations for Coordinating Committee are open. A few additional members would be a huge help! Email for information. 

Articles of the Week:

With Omicron, You Need A Mask That Means Business

Unlike cloth masks, N95, KN95 and KF94 respirators are all made out of material with an electrostatic charge, which “actually pulls these particles in as they’re floating around and prevents you from inhaling those particles,” Karan notes. “And that really is key” — because if you don’t inhale virus particles, they can’t multiply in your respiratory tract.

The material in surgical masks also has an electrostatic charge. But surgical masks tend to fit loosely…

Read it on NPR

How The Koch Network Hijacked The War On COVID

As Omicron surges, a shadowy institute filled with fringe doctors appears to be part of big business’ two-year strategy to legitimize attacks on pandemic interventions.

Read it on the Daily Poster

Businesses Have Manufactured Inflation Fear to Protect Profits Amid Rising Wages

 It is business owners who are the ones raising prices. They are currently setting record profits, so do they have to raise prices? The answer to this question ultimately reveals that inflation is a question of class politics

Read it on Truthout

This is from Bloomberg. not exactly a radical source:

U.S. Military Spending Is Out of Control

We keep fighting about the federal budget without mentioning the biggest spendthrift.

Read it Here.


Demonstrate Against Drone Terrorism

4pm, Tuesday December 28

Main entrance of Hancock Air Force Base on  East Molloy Rd in DeWitt

Organized by Upstate Drone Action

On August 29, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan U.S. Reaper drones wiped out a local family of ten, including seven children. The military chain of command claimed those victims were terrorists. In its self-investigation it found no one in the chain of command responsible for the massacre.

Recently the New York Times featured a page 1 article on  “Hidden Files Bare Military Failures in Deadly Strikes: High-Flying Drones and Precision Bombs Regularly Hit Innocent Targets.” 

Upstate Drone Action   protests the August 29th massacre, as well as numerous other barely publicized Reaper drone massacres in Afghanistan and elsewhere. To learn more, check out  or contact Ed Kinane/Ann Tiffany, 315 478 4571.

Public Hearing on the County Legislature Redistricting Maps:

11:30 a.m.  Wednesday, Dec. 29. 

 OnCenter ballroom, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.

Opponents of the Onondaga County Legislature’s latest district maps will have one more chance to make an argument to County Executive Ryan McMahon. McMahon has scheduled a public hearing on the latest round of maps Legislators voted 9-8 last Tuesday to approve the latest maps. McMahon has 10 days to hold a public hearing and either sign the local law or veto it.

Mothers For Justice Rally and Candlelight Vigil

Friday, Dec. 31 at 4 PM 

Expressway Market,at 3226 South Salina St 

Mother’s For Justice Rally and Candle light vigil

Mothers for Justice will rally from 4-5 pm. Candle light vigil following the rally for all our loved ones whose lives have been taken.

Annual New Year’s Eve Demo

Friday, December 31.  5-5:45pm,

Along Salina St. by Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse

Share the facebook event

Start off the New Year right: Stand up and out for peace and social justice. Use one of our signs or bring your own. Of course, we’ll stretch out along the block and stay safe.

For more info, contact Ann or Ed at 315-478-4571 or

Organized by Beyond War and Militarism, a committee of the Syracuse Peace Council and the CNY Solidarity Coalition.


Remembering January 6th: Defending Democracy in Central New York

January 6, 2022, at 2:15 PM 

Online event – more info to come. 

See the event on Facebook.

On January 6, at 2:15 PM – the precise moment our nation’s capitol was attacked in a violent attempt at insurrection one year prior – Veterans Organize CNY is hosting a virtual event to reflect upon this dark moment in our history and honor our shared commitment to the work ahead.

A full speaker list – including elected leaders in CNY from the village, town, and city levels to state and federal office – is forthcoming. Please join us as we stand united for the rule of law and respect for our democratic institutions. 

National Vigil to Mark 1 Year Since January 6th

4:30 PM, Location TBD.

Join this national action to underscore the threats facing our democracy. Call on the Senate and the President to protect democracy through passing the federal legislation, including the Freedom to Vote Act and the Protecting Our Democracy Act. 

Action by  Citizen Action, CNY Solidarity Coalition, and others. 

More to come. 

Heat Pumps 101

Monday, January 10, 2022 At 7 Pm – 8 Pm

Event by GreeningUSAHeatSmart Tompkins and 2 others

Want to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient?

Register Here:…/tZUldumtpzsrGNRPMu…

Heat Smart CNY is hosting an online workshop about improving home performance and and clean heating and cooling technologies like air and ground source heat pumps.

ArtRage Gallery Virtual Fair Trade Sale

November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022

Your purchase supports ArtRage Gallery and artisans from around the world!

There are two ways to shop with SERRV International as a fundraiser for ArtRage:
1. Place your order through ArtRage using this order form and ArtRage will receive 25% to 50% of the sale.   
2. Shop directly with SERRV. Through our partnership with SERRV International, ArtRage Gallery (The CORA Foundation) will receive 20% from your purchases made online using this special web address: Make sure you see the banner that The CORA Foundation will receive 20%.
There is FREE Ground Shipping on $50+ orders from November 8-22! Use Promo Code SE4SERRV21
We’ll keep you posted on other upcoming promotions.



4 to 4:45 pm every first Tuesday of the month thru the winter – local upstate drone action coalition members protest the nys national guard’s 174th attack wing.

For over a decade we have been  gathering right across from the main gate of the 174th’s host, Hancock Airbase, on East Molloy Road in the town of Dewitt.

Please join us. To learn more: 315 478 4571 and

PALESTINE SOLIDARITY WEEKLY STREET HEAT. Gaza and Palestine Solidarity  Street Heat to 4 -4:45 PM Every Friday. Join us at the intersection of East Genesee St &  Erie Blvd east [across from the DeWitt fire station]

CNY Solidarity Coalition: Follow us online and on social media. Check out our Website and our Instagram. Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24 and Facebook:  and

From our Committees: To sign up for each of the committee mailing lists, contact the person listed. 

Indivisible NY24: Contact: Deborah Rose:

Climate Justice: Contact: Dick Kornbluth

SLAT (State/Local Action Team) Contact: Peter McCarthy –  

Beyond War and Militarism. A joint committee of CNY Solidarity Coalition and the Syracuse Peace Council.Contact: Ron Van Norstrand;

Peter McCarthy

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