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July 2, 2018


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Fight for an Anti-War Government


USMLO is putting forward for discussion the following proposal for the program for an anti-war government:

1) Outlaw any and all U.S. involvement in wars of aggression and the use of force in settling conflicts between nations and peoples;

2) All U.S. Troops Home Now;

3) Cancel the Debts of all the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America;

4) Pay Reparations Now for all the crimes of slavery and all crimes of the U.S. government, present and past;

5) End all support for Israel and act to end the occupation of Palestine now, beginning with withdrawal to the 1967 borders;

6) Stop the Raids and Deportations. Legalization for all now;

7) Stop Funding War, Stop Paying the Rich, Increase Funding for Social Programs

8) Defend and Facilitate the Right of the People Themselves to Govern and Decide


Special Buffalo Forum Updates

July 2, 2018

June 30 National Day of Action
Buffalo Joins Actions Defending Rights of Children, Refugees and Immigrants (photos)

June 22 — July 20, 2018

May 18, 2018

March-April, 2018

March 25, 2018

Students Demand Change
Books Not Bullets! Demilitarize Police! Counselors Not Cops (photos)

February 9, 2018

January 22, 2018

Hundreds of Actions Across the Country
Buffalo Joins Demonstrations on One-Year Anniversary of Trump Presidency
Buffalo March: Uniting to Strengthen the Resistance (photos)

January 19, 2017

New Year's Greetings from Buffalo Forum!

December 15, 2017

December 4, 2017

Elections and the Need for Political Empowerment
Organize to Build the New and Refuse to Remain Stuck in the Old
People Must Play a Role in Deciding the Agenda
Erie County and Buffalo Elections Results
Buffalo State Speak Out

November 17, 2017

October 20, 2017

September 22 , 2017

August 25, 2017

June 16-July 21, 2017

May 26, 2017

April 21, 2017


March 30, 2017

You Can Choose to Refuse
Opt Out 2017: Refusing Education as a Police Power Eight Reasons to Opt Out Demand Equality and Justice for All

March 28, 2017

To Raise the Quality of Education, Refuse the Tests!
Test Refusal = People Power Say No to Receivership

March 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

January 27, 2017

December 16, 2016

November 18, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 10, 2016

Buffalo Stands with Standing Rock
Demonstration Defends Right to Safe Water and Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 28, 2016

Thousands of Teachers Rally at City Hall
Working Conditions for Teachers are Learning Conditions for Students — Improve them Now!

September 23, 2016

July-August 2016

June 17, 2016

June 16, 2016

May 20, 2016

April 29, 2016

Celebrating Its Many Languages and Cultures
• Lafayette Shows Its Internationalist Spirit

April 22, 2016


April 15, 2016

Actions in Schools Citywide
Teachers and Students Stand Up for Quality Education

April 4, 2016

New Parents Join the Movement
Successful Forum Energizes Buffalo to Increase Opt Out Parents and Students You Have the Right to Refuse State Tests

Join the Movement to Refuse State Testing and Receivership
Stand Up for the Equal Right to Education for All

March 18, 2016

You Can Choose to Refuse Common Core Testing!
Now is the time to defend the rights of our students and say
Stop State Testing!

February 27, 2016

Join the Discussion
You Can Choose to Refuse State Tests and Receivership
The Tyranny of Standardized Testing What Would Frederick Douglass Do?

Community Forum, Saturday March 12, 2016

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Demonstration February 10
Buffalo Teachers Reject Receivership, Demand Smaller Classes and
Equal Rights for All

New Year's Greetings from Buffalo Forum
Initiative is in Our Hands — Advance Our Fight for Empowerment

United Against State Dictate
Teachers, Parents, Students, Say NO! to Receivership, YES! to Smaller Classes

Refuse the Tests and Refuse Receivership
Unite District-Wide Against Education Commissioner’s Dictate
Say NO! to Commisioner's Dictate and YES! to Public Control (PDF)



Public Control of Public Schools
Lafayette Students and Teachers Say: We Refuse Receivership! (photos)

McKinley Refuse Receivership Rally
Teachers, Parents, Students Demand Decision Making Power (photos)

Refuse Receivership
Picket Says: Hurricane Andrew Keep Out of Our Schools
Public Control Solution, Not State Takeover

Stand United District-Wide
Remove Lafayette and All Schools from Receivership List
An Open Letter to Superintendent Brown and the School Board on Receivership

Stand Firm for Public Control of Public Schools
Top Ten Reasons to Refuse Receivership
Education Commissioner Dictates Receivership for Twenty-five Buffalo Schools
List of Twenty-Five Buffalo Schools Under Receivership

Our Schools, We Decide
Who Decides for “Community Engagement Teams”
School #6 Demonstration Against Receivership Shows the Way Forward

International Night at Lafayette
Songs and Dance Celebrate Many Cultures

Buffalo May Day Celebrations
Our Future, Our Rights, We Decide
Songs for International May Day Event: Refuse the Tests and
Troops Home Now, Not Tomorrow
Unions Organize on May 1

Our Schools, We Decide
No State Takeover! Education is a Right! (photos and report)

Growing Resistance to Testing and Receivership
Hundreds Say Indict Cuomo for Crimes Against Students and Public Schools
Ken-Ton Votes to Boycott Common Core State Tests
Ken-Ton Resolution Demands Full Funding and Opposes Common Core Testing and Evaluation Regime

March Buffalo Forum

March 12

Albany Protest Demands
Full Funding Now! Our Schools, We Decide! (report and photos)
A Lesson in Hypocrisy and Double Standards

Reject Cuomo's Anti-Education and Anti-Democratic Plans
State Receivership Is No Solution
Lawrence Receivership Example and Issues of Decision Making

February Buffalo Forum

Buffalo Forum Update

February 13

Protests Affirm Public's Stand
Our Schools, We Decide!
Measuring Our Success

Buffalo Forum Update


Equal Right to Education for All
Public Persists in Demanding:Public Control of Public Schools
A New Public for a New Public Education is Emerging

January Buffalo Forum

Buffalo Forum Update


Albany Protest
Equal Rights for All! Full Funding Now
An Empowering Protest Demanding Our Rights

Buffalo Forum Update

New Year's Greetings from Buffalo Forum

Buffalo Forum Update

December 23, 2014

Say NO to Closing Lafayette, Bennett, East, MLK
Raising Quality of Public Schools Requires an Increase in Public Control
Redesign Plans Call for Schools to be Organizing Centers for Community
Cuomo Calls “Education Bureaucracy” the Enemy and Targets Buffalo
Was Dr. Perry Brought to Buffalo to Split Teachers and Parents?

December Buffalo Forum

Buffalo Forum Update

November 26, 2014

Rallies in Ferguson and 170 Nationwide Demand Justice for Mike Brown
Buffalo Joins Actions Opposing Racist Police Killings

November Buffalo Forum

October 16, 2014

Lafayette, Bennett, East, MLK Belong to the Public
Public Control of Public Schools

July 18, 2014

U.S. Stop Aid to Israel!
Spirited Buffalo Action Salutes Resistance in Palestine

February 21, 2014

Opposing Common Core and Refusing the Tests
Organize to Keep Matters in Our Own Hands
Join Efforts to Refuse the Tests
Upcoming Event: The Truth About Common Core, Testing, and Data Sharing: Why Parents Are Opting Out
Parents and Teachers Stand United Against Common Core
The Defiant Parents: Testing’s Discontents Bad Questions Are Not the Same as Hard Questions Upcoming March Events Defending the Right to Education

February 18, 2014

Keep Initiative in Our Hands
State Legislation Calls for Halting Common Core
Amendments to S6604 Education Legislation for Consideration
Failed Implementation, or Failed Governance? On the Possibility of a Common Core Moratorium Upcoming March Events Defending the Right to Education

New Year's Greetings from Buffalo Forum

January 17, 2014

Defending the Right to Education
Organize Today to be Decision Makers
Parents and Teachers United in Opposing Testing and Common Core
The Political and Psychological Essence of High Stakes Testing Albany Action: Full Funding for Education NowSchool Peace

January 10, 2014

Democracy Means We Decide Not Cuomo
Albany Action Demands: Ban Fracking in New York and Everywhere
Anti-Fracking Organizers Gain Erie County Ban

November 29, 2013

No to Militarization of Education
What do NSA and Common Core Have in Common?
Parents Demand NYSED Say No to InBloom
“Calibrating” Administrators to Perform Teacher Evaluations
The Common Core “Standards” Are the Global Competition Warriors’ “Product Specifications”

October 18, 2013

Education is a Right
Education Summit Opposes Common Core and Defends the Public Interest
Public Meetings Serve the Public Interest — Demand One in Every District
King and Buffalo News Try to Block Opposition to Common Core
Education Groups Call for Commissioner John King to Resign

Ban Fracking Now
Buffalo Joins Global Frackdown

February 7, 2013

United Action Demands NY Fracking Ban

November 26, 2012

Buffalo Action November 24
Salute Resistance in Palestine

April 232

Buffalo State Demonstration April 19
Ask the Students, Ask the Staff, We Don't Want Your Fracking Gas

March 32

March 2 Demonstration
Teachers Demand Funding for Education and Say Hands Off Pensions!

May 31

Buffalo May Day Stands Up for Rights

April 29 1

HealthNow Office Workers and Teachers Rally
Concessions Are Not Solutions

April 51

Buffalo April 4 Action
We Are One and We Fight for All

March 151

Hold All Public Officials Accountable
Lackawanna Stands Against Racism by Public Officials