NYC’s next mass youth-led climate strike and rally will be held on Friday, December 6th outside New York City Hall at City Hall Park. More info
Friends, members and peace and justice activists crowded into the beautiful hall of Brooklyn’s Historic Plymouth Church to celebrate the 2019 PathMakers to Peace. Brooklyn For Peace’s annual gala honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in working to find nonviolent resolutions to conflict. Read more
The Trump administration is deciding whether to allow Yemenis — fleeing one of the most brutal humanitarian crises in the world — to remain in the United States. With the U.S. fueling the devastating Saudi- and UAE-led coalition war in Yemen, we MUST have a pathway for Yemenis seeking refuge here. Demand Representative Nydia M. Velázquez and Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand do everything they can to save TPS for Yemen NOW! Add your name to Save TPS for Yemen
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We are very concerned about recent developments in Bolivia. Freedom of the press has been threatened by the government, resulting in an alarming lack of coverage of the gross human rights violations being committed by the armed forces against civilian unarmed protesters. An executive order issued by the currently acting president exempts the military from criminal responsibilities related to the use of force.
See this report form Medea Benjamin, currently in Bolivia. Sign petition urging Micelle Bachelet, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, to go to Bolivia to provide witness and support for human rights.
Are you looking for part time paid work to help build the movement for peace with justice in Brooklyn ? Apply to be our program coordinator! The program coordinator will work on education and outreach, fundraising and membership drives, communications, and administrative tasks. See job description.
We watch in dismay and anger as Turkey invades northeastern
Syria in an attack on the Kurds and the Rojava communities there. This invasion would not be happening without U.S. support.
Following are some articles to help understand what’s happening.
BFP does not officially endorse these articles but the information may not be found elsewhere, and the perspectives are worth considering.
If you’re not familiar with Rojava, see the
Call to Defend Rojava: An Open Letter published April 23, 2018.
Signatories include Noam Chomsky and others.
Winners and Losers From Trump Throwing Syrian Kurds Under the Bus (Juan Cole Oct 8, 2019)
Abandoning the Kurds Is Not an Antiwar Move
by William Pitt October 9, 2019
Statement by the Friends Committee on National Legislation
October 10, 2019