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APR 13, MON, 7 pm: Join us at our Forum!
Build a Nuclear-Free, Just, Sustainable World

Just four years after the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, nuclear power is being promoted as a “clean, green” solution to climate change; the number of nuclear power plants is expected to double globally over the next 20 years

.The United States has just announced that it will “upgrade” its nuclear arsenal of 7,500 weapons to the tune of $1 trillion. Russia and the other seven nuclear states are following suit.

When attention should be focused on halting climate change, building a sustainable world, and ending racial and economic injustice, we appear to be building for war instead. 

Brooklyn For Peace and the Brooklyn Friends Peace and Social Action Committee invite you to a panel discussion of these disturbing trends and the Peace and Planet grassroots mobilization to build a nuclear-free, more just, safer world.

WHERE: Brooklyn Friends Meetinghouse, 110 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Directions: All subways to downtown Brooklyn [map]

Speakers:
Marilyn Elie: Founding member, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition

Joseph Gerson: AFSC; author of Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World

Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace/Climate Action; Peace and Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting (Quakers)

Endorsers: Bay Ridge Peace Action, Fort Greene Peace, Muslim Community Network (list in formation)

Questions? E-mail climateaction@brooklynpeace.org

Not Just Republicans Pushing for War….
Time for Our Senators to Stand Up for Peace!
Pick up the Phone: Your Call is Important!

Not Just Republicans Pushing for War..

Time for Our Senators to Stand for Peace!

It was shocking this week when 47 Republican Senators undermined the President and our country by openly attempting to sabotage a possible deal with Iran about its nuclear energy program  It was shocking last week when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu was invited to address Congress to undermine diplomacy with Iran and every Brooklyn Congressional Representative and our two New York Senators dutifully attended.

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BFP Urges Congress to Reject Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)

Noting with alarm and dismay President Obama’s request for legislation Authorizing for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to legitimize the use of military force in the Middle East, Brooklyn For Peace calls on the elected officials who represent us in Wasnington to reject this request.

In the past year, we have held four public forums with speakers who are experts on foreign policy and issues of the Middle East. One event specifically addressed the question of how the U.S. should respond to ISIS. Based on these events and ongoing reading and discussion, we feel that the AUMF will perpetuate a militarized foreign policy which has produced disastrous results during the fourteen years of the War on Terror, and it will make the US less safe.

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Check out NSA Listening Party! – Arts & Culture’s First CD!

That’s right! Arts & Culture recently release a compilation CD! NSA Listening Party! An art in the community project presented by Charity Case and Brooklyn For Peace.

1.nsa_COVER_440 This album was inspired by the Edward Snowden leaks. It features 14 wonderful artists, 12 who are based right here in Brooklyn.

The concept of the CD is around the idea that the NSA was or at least could be listening, so why not give them something to listen to. Let’s make it a party! Are they monitoring…our conversations, communications, locations, gyrations and good vibrations? Then turn up the monitor!!!!!

 

To get a copy, become a member of Brooklyn For Peace at the $30 level!

Or for small donation (suggested $2-5), we will send one to you. (In instructions to merchant box, indicate that this donation is for the CD). Click here to donate. Email us for more info!

All proceeds support the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.

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“Take on Hate” Campaign
Join Arab American Association of NY

Mourn the Murder of 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina.

On Fri Feb 13, a Vigil in Bay Ridge Mourned the Murder of the 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina

This vigil was organized by the Arab American Association of New York, the Muslim Community Network, Muslim American Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Palestine, and the Islamic Leadership Council of Metro New York

Now let’s join the  TAKE ON HATE Campaign, calling upon all Americans to address the current acceptability of prejudice toward Arab and Muslim Americans, and to stand up for change.
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Your Call to Senator Gilllibrand Is Important!!

Support Diplomacy, Not Additional Sanctions Against Iran!

Senate hardliners are determined to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran .Senators Kirk and Menendez have introduced legislation (S. 269) which imposes new sanctions on Iran, including tighter controls on its oil industry. They will be pressing Senator Gillibrand to sign on as a  co-sponsor. Thus far Sen. Gillibrand has not signed on.

It’s important to THANK HER for NOT signing on, and to encourage her to hold to this position. Let her know you support diplomacy with Iran and do NOT want her to co-sponsor any legislation that would add additional sanctions now, as this will have the effect of killing the diplomatic process.

212-688-6262 or 202 -224-4451.

If you called before, please call again now to say THANKS!!

After you’ve called, please send an email to us: bfp@brooklynpeace.org so we can keep a count.

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