Hundreds Send Photo Message To Congress To “End These Endless Wars!” At BFP’s Atlantic Antic Table
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017
Brooklyn For Peace was at the Atlantic Antic today, the city’s largest street fair, one that attracts tens of thousands of people who love to shop, eat and enjoy NYC and its people.
BROOKLYN FOR PEACE (brooklynpeace.org) had their table with its popular Penny Poll (How do you want your taxes used? For war? Or for jobs, health care, education and mass transit)?
Brooklynites polled answered overwhelmingly: “Stop spending our taxes on endless wars…Move the money from war to our communities!”
And our new “SEND CONGRESS A PHOTO MESSAGE” Photo Booth had people crowding our table…here’s how it worked: A participant selected a sign with a message (we supplied many different messages). Then we snapped their photo with message held aloft. We’ll send hundreds of them to our Brooklyn House members and U.S. Senators. Yes! Hundreds said “take my picture. I want to send Congress a message!”
A great day in Brooklyn working for peace and justice.
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BFP At The Flatbush Frolic Street Fair— A Smashing Success For Peace!
Sep 17, 2017
Brooklyn For Peace has a long history of tabling at the borough’s varied and many street fairs. One of our favorites has been the Flatbush Frolic, on Cortelyou Road in Flatbush, just south of Prospect Park. This is a wonderfully diverse neighborhood and has a more relaxed feel than other fairs.
Step up to speak out against war! Join us on Sun 9/24 at the Atlantic Antic
Haven’t we had enough war??
Join Brooklyn For Peace to speak up NOW, or face new Trump wars in Syria, Korea, Iran, or elsewhere:
**Thousands more US troops in Afghanistan
**US bombing in Syria
**Danger of hot war in Korea
**Threats to use nuclear weapons
**Possibility of military intervention in Venezuela
**Trillion dollar upgrade of US nuclear arsenal planned
**Trying to cancel the historic agreement with Iran
It’s time to take action for peace!
Join us on Sunday Sept 24. Reach out to our neighbors at the Atlantic Antic. We’ll be distributing flyers and inviting folks to use our photo booth to send a message to our elected officials. (Click here to see the flyer.)
Sign up here. Atlantic Antic: 245 Atlantic Ave between Court and Boerum Place
If the time slot you want is already filled, just come by. Look for our red tent. We can always use more folks!
Join with us to work against militarism and war! Help us organize and build a movement for peace and economic justice!
Speaker: Dr. Partha Banerjee, Human Rights Activist, Immigrant Rights Organizer, Labor Educator
388 Atlantic Ave btw Bond & Hoyt.
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Partha Banerjee is a first-generation Bengali immigrant from India. He is a labor educator, human rights activist, and writer. He has personal experience with the fundamental militarist doctrines of right-wing parties in India, which he has rejected, without disavowing his deep roots in ecumenical and secular Hinduism.
He will address questions such as:
What Extremism: Religious, Political, Social, Cultural, Economic? Or All of the Above?
Brooklyn Says NO to Neo-Nazis and Trump’s War Threats Against N. Korea
Aug 13, 2017
Almost a thousand people gathered today in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to attend a rally for “Peace And Sanity.” The rally was called to oppose Trump’s war-mongering threats to use nuclear weapons against North Korea. But it was transformed into a giant protest against yesterday’s Nazi/KKK riot in Charlottesville, Virginia as well.
Organized by Councilmember Brad Lander, Bk Get Organized and Indivisible, speakers included Lander as well as many other elected officials. Also helping to build attendance was Brooklyn For Peace and Peace Action of NY State whose speakers addressed the crowd and were greeted with enthusiasm.
A flyer was distributed by BFP members calling on people to call Congress with an urgent request to pass legislationt that would remove Trump’s ability to launch a nuclear war on his sole command.
BFP’s Molly Nolan gave a detailed history of U.S aggression against North Korea in what she called “America’s forgotten war.” She spoke of U.S. carpet bombing, napalming and flooding the country in a campaign that flattened every North Korean City and left a million citizens dead. By reciting this history, Nolan connected the dots between those acts carried out during the Korean War and Trump’s threats of today. See complete text of her remarks here.
People we spoke to at the rally resolved to stand firm against the neo-Nazis and to demand negotiations to settle disputes. Using the military and threatening to use nuclear weapons can only endanger world peace and bring us closer to nuclear Armageddon.
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