Western New York Peace Center

Dozens of protesters gathered at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo Saturday to voice their opposition to the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Tne United States needs to restore normal relations with Cuba. That is the opinion of two local activists back from a summer trip to the island nation.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Hundreds of protestors turned out Sunday for a International Women's Day March in downtown Buffalo. The event was run by the Western New York Peace Center with 70 sponsors across the political and cultural spectrum.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The United Nations has warned that millions of people in Yemen are at risk of famine, perhaps the worst world famine in a century, as the result of ongoing civil war and Saudi-led military actions in Yemen. Activists stood outside the Buffalo building Monday where Sen. Charles Schumer keeps a regional office. Their message to the senator: put his name on a proposed resolution calling for the end of U.S. support of those Saudi actions.


Lynne Bader / WNED-TV

When did immigration to the United States become illegal? That is the question many people may wonder, as the Trump Administration toughens restrictions on undocumented Americans. As Latin American scholar and author Aviva Chomsky told an audience Thursday evening at Trinity Church of Buffalo, excluding non-white immigrants is a long tradition.

Democracy Now!

Independent investigative journalist Amy Goodman will be visiting Buffalo this Friday night to give the keynote address at the Western New York Peace Center’s 50th annual dinner. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke with Goodman, ahead of the visit, about the state of journalism and the role of the media.


Western New York honors those lost on 9/11

Sep 12, 2016
WBFO's Mike Desmond

From the red, white and blue lights on top of Buffalo City Hall to the enormous American flag hanging high above the Renaissance Bridge connecting the Twin Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, the stars and stripes dominated the scene on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.


Chris Caya, wbfo

A small group of activists outside the Erie County Holding Center were demanding "Justice for India" Wednesday. 

Sydnie Perkins/WBFO News

With the recent spotlight shifting to the debate over accepting refugees from places like Syria, some Western New Yorkers gathered Thursday to send a message of peace.