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Current Activities

Th 5/23: The Right to Boycott:
BDS and Your Civil Liberties

Save the Date: Thursday May 23, 7 pm:

The Right to Boycott: BDS and Your Civil Liberties
Come to learn about the importance of BDS as a global campaign to achieve human rights for Palestinians, as well as the rise of anti-BDS state and federal laws that undermine our Constitution.
Speakers include:

  • Nerdeen Kiswani, founder of Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine
  • Brian Hauss, ACLU Staff Attorney, working on the Speech, Privacy, and Technology project
  • Sumaya Awad, Palestinian writer and organizer, and co-founder of Against Canary Mission

Poetry performance by Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American performance poet, writer and organizer.

Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn
Wheelchair accessible. Admission Free.
Doors open 6:45 pm.

Sponsored by: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-sponsors: Arab American Federation, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Fort Greene Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC, Jews Say No!, Labor For Palestine, Peace Action New York State, Peace Action Staten Island, Tree of Life Educational Fund, USA Palestine Mental Health Network, Veterans For Peace NYC ch-34, World Can’t Wait, and others

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See it on Facebook. RSVP and spread the word!
If you’d like to add your organization as a co-sponsor, contact us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org 

Phone calls to make TODAY!

As we seem dangerously close to overt war in Iran and Venezuela, our phone calls to Congress are important.
Speak up to prevent new, unconstitutional, unacceptable, unauthorized wars.
Please call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and your representative, re these two important bills:|
**Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019 (S.1039 in the Senate and  H.R.2354 in the House) (Gillibrand has signed on to S.1039; Velazquez has signed on to H.R. 2354: Please thank them!
**Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act (S.J.Res.11  and  H.R.1004). Clarke and Velazquez have signed on to H.R. 1004: Please thank them!)
Congressional switchboard: 202-224-3121
If you can’t get through to Washington, call the local office.  Contact info here.
Please email bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know that you called

BAM – 2019 DanceAfrica Festival
Celebrates Rwanda Reborn

Post: May 23, 2019

DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest African dance festival returns for its 42nd year to BAM from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, with “Rwanda Reborn: The Remix,” under the leadership of Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam. READ MORE.

Action Alert: Promote Human Rights for Palestinian Children (HR 2407)

Your phone call needed!!
On April 30, 2019, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced H.R. 2407, the “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act,” a bill prohibiting U.S. taxpayer funding for the military detention of children in any country, including Israel.
This legislation was introduced in the previous Congress and had 30 co-sponsors, but none from New York.
We need to change that this time around! Please call your representative in Congress to ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of this bill.  Let us know that you called; email bfp@brooklynpeace.org
Click here for more information.

Free Trip to Egypt – Documentary

Post: May 19, 2019

Find out where you can get tickets for this amazing film about bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and connecting on a human level. HERE

Don’t Interfere in Venezuela’s Internal Affairs!
Embassy Protectors Removed

Embassy Protection Collective members were arrested and removed from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on Thursday, May 16, in an extraordinary violation of international law. Follow our Facebook page for updated information.

We continue to the danger of U.S. military action against Venezuela, on the background of longstanding economic warfare and sanctions against the elected government of Nicolas Maduro.

Pick up the phone! Call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and your Congressional representative. Urge them to speak out against using either sanctions or military action to support the coup attempt. Demand that they sign on to S.J.Res 11 and H.R 1004, prohibiting unauthorized military action against Venezuela.

Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121. If you can’t get through to Washington, call the local office. (Click here for phone numbers.)
Please let us know that you called! Email bfp@brooklynpeace.org

You can also sign this petition calling on Congressional representatives to support HR 1004, to prevent military intervention in Venezuela. Clarke and Velazquez have already signed on as co-sponsors. Please modify text in the petition to thank them!)

Read This Open Letter to the United States.
The open letter—signed by 70 scholars on Latin America, political science, and history as well as filmmakers, civil society leaders, and other experts—was issued on Thursday, January 24, 2019, in opposition to ongoing intervention by the United States in Venezuela.
Other resources:
A Call for Clear Heads on Venezuela:
How To Criticize Maduro While Opposing U.S. Regime Change
by Alejandro Velasco (In These Times March 11, 2019)
Check out Peace Action’s post on Venezuela C

 
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