TH, SEPT 15: A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO and Putin’s Russia with Joseph Gerson
Does NATO make Europe and the U.S. more or less secure? Is NATO’s military buildup dangerous?
A Community Forum with Joseph Gerson, Director, Peace and Economic Security Program, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Moderator: Molly Nolan, Professor of History, NYU
WHEN: Tuesday, September 15 from 7 to 9 pm WHERE: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Hoyt
Admission is free. All are welcome! Donations accepted.
Co-Sponsored by Peace & Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Friends Meeting
Endorsed by Fort Greene Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, International Action Center, NY UNAC (United National Antiwar Coalition), NYC War Resisters League, Peace Action Bay Ridge, Peace Action Fund of New York State, Peace Action Staten Island, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34, Veterans Peace Council of Metro New York, World Can’t Wait
WED July 6: Demand that Cuomo Rescind Executive Order Blacklisting Institutions That Support BDS
Brooklyn For Peace Condemns Cuomo Exec Order Re Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Brooklyn For Peace Condemns Cuomo Executive Order Re Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Brooklyn For Peace condemns Executive Order 157 issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, prohibiting state agencies from doing business with institutions and companies that engage in or support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. His order will create a “blacklist” of institutions and companies that engage in any ”boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel, either directly or through a parent or subsidiary” as a tactic to support and defend Palestinian human rights. We call on the governor to rescind his Executive Order without delay. Continue reading →
Peace And Pride—The BFP Table At The Brooklyn PRIDE Fair
Jun 11, 2016
For quite a few years, Brooklyn For Peace members have staffed a table at the annual Brooklyn PRIDE street fair. This year the fair was held on Brooklyn’s busy Fifth Avenue. People strolled down the thoroughfare celebrating LGBT justice and equality.
The table attracted lots of visitors who signed petitions, purchased buttons and took our “Refugees Are Welcome Here” posters to place in their windows. The campaign is designed to counter the anti-immigrant anti-refugee poison that has been spewed during this presidential campaign by stating Brooklyn’s welcome to people fleeing horrific violence and war.
We also asked people to take our popular Penny Poll. Using a series of transparent tubes mounted in a box and labeled with different spending categories from the Federal budget that’s decided each year by Congress, we ask people “How do you want your tax dollars used? We give each person 20 pennies to allocate based on their spending priorities. “Would you like to go for war or affordable housing or schools? Overwhelmingly, Brooklyn residents design a budget that favors spending for human needs over war. This, of course, is in sharp contrast to what Congress does with our tax dollars each year, giving the Pentagon close to 60 percent of the discretionary budget. Education, by contrast, receives only six percent.
If you’d like to help Brooklyn For Peace at this summer’s street fair tables, send us an email by clicking here.