Buffalo First City to Bring Drone Ordinance to City Council

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 5:06 pm

At the last demonstration just prior to our chance to speak, we were greeted with our usual warm welcome of “you guys can’t be here” from the Building Superintendent (and constitutional scholar). We were able to speak to plenty of people about the issue outside, with the model drone drawing people’s attention.


Occupy Buffalo vs. ECIDA

By: Friday April 13, 2012 6:07 am

A war vet, college students, teachers and retirees were among over twenty people who attended the Erie County Industrial Development Agency’s public hearing on Monday, April 9 all of whom are affiliated with Occupy Buffalo.

Occupy the Blog! Occupation Reports from February 20, 2012

By: Monday February 20, 2012 1:40 pm

You might have seen the post from Jane Hamsher inviting folks to the Tent Party on Saturday at Occupy Delaware. Here’s a slideshow from the event, plus updates and pictures from Occupy Buffalo, Newark, Monterey, Littleton, Tampa and more.

In the Middle of Negotiating New Agreement, City Raids Occupy Buffalo

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 6:45 am

The city had police move on Occupy Buffalo early in the morning after it decided not to renew the occupation’s permit for Niagara Square. At least ten were arrested and tents and personal property were bulldozed. Occupiers had been offered an agreement, which they turned down. After midnight, they were in Niagara Square without a permit but the city could have continued to negotiate with Occupy Buffalo and chose to carry out an eviction instead.

Occupy Buffalo & What to Do with Homeless People

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 11:50 am

Occupy Buffalo like all occupations has been concerned with, as John Washington says, “enabling them” to continue to be a drug addict by offering a place where they can “continue that behavior in a more comfortable way.” They have have tried to deal with people and empower them so they can stay here at the site and help build the movement in Buffalo.

Are There No Poor Houses? Paladino says “You Betcha!”

By: Sunday August 22, 2010 8:45 am

Carl Paladino, Buffalo real estate developer and Republican candidate for New York State governor, wants to turn New York State prisons into housing for welfare recipients.

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