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Hope in Dark Times: Reflections on 30 Years in the Women’s Peace Movement

Hope in Dark Times: Reflections on 30 Years in the Women’s Peace Movement
Saturday October 20th 2018 at 5 p.m.
Women in Black – Union Square
Invites you to an afternoon of reflections on  activism for justice in Israel/Palestine

Come and meet Dalia Sachs and Hannah Safran, long time feminist/lesbian activists in Women In Black, Haifa,  and the women’s peace movement,
who will give a talk and lead a discussion on:
Reflections on 30 Years in the Women’s Peace Movement.

Hannah and Dalia will share their experiences and reflect on the current situation in Israel/Palestine. After 30 years of participating in women’s peace movements their focus has had to shift many times on different issues as the political  reality has deteriorated. In the last three years Hannah began to go to the Jordan Valley to support Palestinian communities while Dalia has been a part of a campaign to help women from Gaza with breast cancer get through Israel for treatment in East Jerusalem.
The meeting will take place in mid-town at a wheelchair-accessible location. Please RSVP to  sherrygorelick@rcn.com or to hsafran10@hotmail.com and we will send you the address.
Attendance is free. Donations to the Palestinian community in the Jordan Valley (area C under Israeli military control) would be appreciated. (Information on how to support them will be discussed at the meeting.)

Co-Sponsored by Jews Say No, Brooklyn for Peace; Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC

Justice for Jamal Khashoggi: Sign petition!

Sign petition (to be delivered next Wed 10/17) 
Justice for Jamal Khashoggi
To U.S. Department of State:
It is unacceptable that you have remained quiet about the murder of prominent Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. From the war on Yemen to the imprisoning of women activists, Saudi Arabia is a persistent and vile perpetrator of human rights abuses. Now it appears that they have carried out the cold-blooded murder of a journalist who wrote for a leading U.S. paper and was a US resident.

If it is verified by investigators in Turkey that Jamal was murdered by the government of Saudi Arabia, you must take immediate action to recall our senior official to Saudi Arabia and place sanctions on the Saudi government.

No country that commits egregious human rights abuses and murders journalists should receive special status and friendship from the U.S. You must demand answers and hold Saudi Arabia accountable.
Sign petition.
Petition circulated by Code Pink.
For background and updates, check out recent coverage on Democracy Now.

Wed 10/17, 1 pm:
Stop US Funding of Saudi War Crimes Against the Yemeni People

Stop US Funding of Saudi War Crimes Against the Yemeni People

  • 22M 75% of the Yemeni population needs humanitarian assistance and protection.
  • 8.4 million people do not know how they will obtain their next meal.
  • Less than 50% of health facilities are functioning; 18% of districts have no doctors.
  • 16 million people, 55% of the population, lack regular access to safe water and basic hygiene.
  • 2.9 million children and women are acutely malnourished.

Stand with our friends in the Granny Peace Brigade
Location: NY Public Library, 42nd St at Fifth Ave, Manhattan

Action Alert: Your Call Needed! End U.S. Complicity in Yemen War
3 of 6 Brooklyn Reps Have Signed On!

October 2, 2018:
Action Alert: Your Call Needed to End US Complicity in Yemen War
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Support H.Con.Res 138!
Last week Reps Ro Khanna (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced new legislation (H.Con. Res. 138) invoking the War Powers Resolution on the U.S. role in the war in Yemen. This legislation would demand an end to U.S. involvement in Yemen, unless specifically approved by Congress. Congress has never authorized U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Our involvement, and our support of the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign and siege of the key port city Hodaida,  has contributed to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

Five New York Representatives including three from Brooklyn (Clarke,Jeffries, and Nadler) are co-sponsors to this new legislation. If you’re in their district, please call to thank them. So far the other Brooklyn Representatives (Donovan, Maloney, and Velazquez) are absent. If you’re in their district, please call to urge them to sign on. Cong. Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or check here for the local office numbers. And please email bfp@brooklynpeace.org let us know that you called! 

Volunteers Needed: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2018!
Sat 10/20; Sat 10/27; Wed 10/31

Sat 10/20; Sat 10/27; Wed 10/31:

Volunteers needed: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2018!
In 2017, our UNICEF committee working with 18 neighborhood schools and doing local outreach focussed on the Park Slope Halloween Parade raised $23,185 for much-needed funds for UNICEF. Join us to make this year’s campaign even better!
Volunteers are needed:
Sat 10/20: 10 am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm
Sat 10/27: 10 am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm
Wed 10/31: 3 pm to 5 pm, 5 pm to 7 pm
Please help! Email unicef@brooklynpeace.org to let Monroe Allison, UNICEF Coordinator, know when you will be available, and for specific location.


Did you miss it? See the video!
International Law, Seeking Justice,
and the Great March of Return in Gaza
Panel & Discussion: Palestinian Right of Return

International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza:

During Israel’s creation, over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled temporarily to save themselves from the violence. Palestinian refugees and their descendants around the world continue to be denied their right of return as stipulated in a 1948 UN resolution. Why won’t Israel let them return to their homes? What can be done to achieve peace with justice?

If you missed this discussion of the Palestinian Right of Return, check it out on YouTube

Speakers:

Bina Ahmad (social justice attorney, public defender, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights Steering Committee, Food Empowerment Project Advisory Board)

Jamil Dakwar (human rights lawyer and adjunct professor at John Jay College and Hunter College)

Donna Nevel (community psychologist, Facing the Nakba Project, Jews Say No!; Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism)

Moderated by Riham Barghouti (founder of Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel)

Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace; bfp@brooklynpeace.org brooklynpeace.org 718-624-5921

Co-sponsors: Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel;, Al-Awda NY, All Souls Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East; Arab Muslim American Federation; Committee to Stop FBI Repression; Fort Greene Peace; International Action Center, Jewish Voice for Peace/NYC, Jews Say No!; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; JVP-Westchester; Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians; Peace Action New York State; Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; Tree of Life Educational Fund; USA Palestine Mental Health Network; Women in Black Union Square; World Can’t Wait

 

 
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