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Current Activities

Jan 30, Fri;, 6:30 to 8:15 pm:
Evening with Jan Clausen (Poet)
Music by John O’Connor
@WORD Bookstore, Greenpoint

Join us tonight!
An Evening with Jan Clausen – 4th Annual WORD Event

Poet Jan Clausen will read from her new book Veiled Spill: A Sequence, and talk about her work as an artist and activist from the environmental movement to Occupy Wall Street; followed by a Q&A.

Musician John O’Connor will perform.

WHEN: Friday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:15 pm

WHERE: WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St,(corner of Milton), Greenpoint
Train: G to Greenpoint Ave
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On Facebook. Invite your friends! Free and open to the public!
Space is limited. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Refreshments provided (donation by The Garden)

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Thurs 1/29, 5:45 pm:
Deliver Report Card to Rep Hakeem Jeffries!

Although Jeffries is one of the most progressive members of Congress when it comes to domestic issues, on foreign policy issues he has been the opposite.On December 2nd, 2014, he voted FOR the $535 billion military budget also known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA.)  He was the only Democratic Brooklyn Congressperson to do so.  Also, he is the only Brooklyn Congressperson who has NOT been publicly supportive of Obama’s diplomatic efforts to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.

Jeffries will be delivering his State of the District Address on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 pm at Long Island University (LIU)  (Paramount Theater, 1 University Plaza at Flatbush & DeKalb, downtown Brooklyn.) He has invited the community.

Please join Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace at 5:45 pm to deliver his Report Card.
(E-mail us at for exact meeting spot.)
Especially if you’re in Jeffries’ district, join us inside at the event to urge him to be a voice for peace and justice.
RSVP to Jeffries’ office is required.

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Make A Call — Help Avoid Another War!

Jan 16, 2015


In honor of Dr. King’s birthday …
Can you take one little step that can have giant repercussions? 

In 1967, virtually alone, but with tremendous courage, Dr. Martin Luther King came out against the war in Vietnam.
Back then he said —

The bombs in Vietnam explode at home;
they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.”

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100 Calls to Senator Gilllibrand Needed Quickly!!

100 Calls to Sen. Gillibrand Needed ASAP!!
Senate hardliners are determined to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran. Early this week Senators Kirk and Menendez  will introduce  legislation which imposes new sanctions on Iran, including tighter controls on its oil industry.
They will be pressing Senator Gillibrand to sign on as  an early co-sponsor. Senator Gillibrand has swung back and forth on this issue and is amenable to pressure.
Please call her office now:
Let her know you support diplomacy with Iran and do NOT want her to co-sponsor any legislation that would add additional sanctions now, as this will have the effect of killing the diplomatic process.
After you’ve called, please send an email to us: so we can keep a count.Send Facebook post to your friends and ask them to call also.  It’s important!!

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Tell NYC City Council Members: Don’t Tour Apartheid!

Tell NYC City Council Members:
Don’t Tour Apartheid! 

As pressure mounts against racism and militarized policing in our country, we are outraged that 15 City Council members have decided to tour Israel, an apartheid state and one of the global centers of the military/policing industrial complex.Join us in telling them not to go, and why!  Use this link to send a message to all 15.

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Follow up to NYC Millions March/Black Lives Matter!
Stay in touch with upcoming actions
Resources to educate ourselves

Follow up to Millions March/NYC: Black Lives Matter!

Play and to learn song from the Peace Poets:

“I still hear my brother crying ‘I can’t breathe’…
Now I’m in the struggle crying “I can’t leave’ “

**Stay in touch! Check out:
Justice League NYC
We Will Not Be Silent!
Week of Outrage (Info about upcoming events in NYC and Brooklyn)
Police Reform Organizing Project (calendar)
11 Days of Action/This Stops Today
Ferguson Action
Hands Up United
Black Lives Matter
Gathering for Justice/Justice League NYC
Stop Mass Incarceration Network (includes statement from Cornell West)
NYC/Millions March
Center for Constitutional Rights
Fort Greene Peace Facebook
Brooklyn For Peace Facebook (see photos from Sat Dec 13)

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