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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

Click here for the flyer.
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 

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

Move the Money–From War to Our Communities

Move the Money–From War to Our Communities!

On Feb 28, 2019, Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez introduced Resolution 747 to the NY City Council, criticizing the bloated Pentagon war budget and its terribly negative impacts on NYC residents.

BFP joined many others in a Press Conference on the steps of City Hall. Now we need to pressure all 50 councilmembers to sign on as co-sponsors to Res. 747, urging the Council to take action and hold hearings on the impact of lopsided spending that overwhelmingly favors weapons and war instead of urgently-needed social programs.

Click here to find YOUR councilperson and call them!

Email bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know that you called, and who your councilperson is.

Sponsored by a growing network of groups under the banner of MOVE THE MONEY-NYC

Email movethemoney.nyc@gmail.com if you’d like to add your organization as a co-sponsor as this campaign goes forward (Press conference was only the first step!)

Trump vetoes S.J.Res 7
Ongoing Action Needed to End Yemen War!

The Senate did not have sufficient votes to override Trump’s veto of S.J. Res 7, the bipartisan legislation which invoked the War Powers Act and directed the President to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. See this statement by Peace Action.
Our continued action is needed! Here’s what you can do:
It’s important to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their support of S.J. Res 7, and also for their support for the bill to override Trump’s veto.
We also need to support H.R.643 (McGovern) in the House and S.3652 (Menendez) in the Senate. These bills take a stronger stance toward ending the war in Yemen by ending weapons sales to the Saudi regime.
A personal phone call will go even farther than an email message! Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Ongoing weekly Saturday morning vigil is important to keep this issue in the public eye.
Location: Union Square, SE corner of the park (opposite the atomic clock)
Organized by the Catholic Worker Movement.
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace and others.
For updated information, email Felton Davis, Catholic Worker (DavisFelton3@Yahoo.com)


 
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