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Make A Call — Help Avoid Another War!

Jan 16, 2015

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In honor of Dr. King’s birthday …
Can you take one little step that can have giant repercussions? 

In 1967, virtually alone, but with tremendous courage, Dr. Martin Luther King came out against the war in Vietnam.
Back then he said —

The bombs in Vietnam explode at home;
they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.”

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100 Calls to Senator Gilllibrand Needed Quickly!!

100 Calls to Sen. Gillibrand Needed ASAP!!
Senate hardliners are determined to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran. Early this week Senators Kirk and Menendez  will introduce  legislation which imposes new sanctions on Iran, including tighter controls on its oil industry.
They will be pressing Senator Gillibrand to sign on as  an early co-sponsor. Senator Gillibrand has swung back and forth on this issue and is amenable to pressure.
Please call her office now:
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.
After you’ve called, please send an email to us: bfp@brooklynpeace.org so we can keep a count.

Send Facebook post to your friends and ask them to call also.  It’s important!!

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Tell NYC City Council Members: Don’t Tour Apartheid!

Tell NYC City Council Members:
Don’t Tour Apartheid! 

As pressure mounts against racism and militarized policing in our country, we are outraged that 15 City Council members have decided to tour Israel, an apartheid state and one of the global centers of the military/policing industrial complex.Join us in telling them not to go, and why!  Use this link to send a message to all 15.

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Follow up to NYC Millions March/Black Lives Matter!
Stay in touch with upcoming actions
Resources to educate ourselves

Follow up to Millions March/NYC: Black Lives Matter!

Play and to learn song from the Peace Poets:

“I still hear my brother crying ‘I can’t breathe’…
Now I’m in the struggle crying “I can’t leave’ “

**Stay in touch! Check out:
Justice League NYC
We Will Not Be Silent!
Week of Outrage (Info about upcoming events in NYC and Brooklyn)
Police Reform Organizing Project (calendar)
11 Days of Action/This Stops Today
Ferguson Action
Hands Up United
Black Lives Matter
Gathering for Justice/Justice League NYC
Stop Mass Incarceration Network (includes statement from Cornell West)
NYC/Millions March
Center for Constitutional Rights
Fort Greene Peace Facebook
Brooklyn For Peace Facebook (see photos from Sat Dec 13)

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Thank you for your support in 2014!

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2014 marked 30 years of Brooklyn For Peace working for peace and justice! We appreciate your membership and financial support so that we can maintain our current level of activity and grow as we meet the challenges of the year ahead.

Because of your contributions, this year we were able to engage in a wide range of activities. Click here to see a partial list of what we accomplished.

Your financial support, as well as your participation in our ongoing activities, is what makes our work possible. With your membership and generous donations, we can continue to expand and grow in meeting the challenges ahead! Please join us in 2015!

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Marching For Justice in NYC

Dec 14, 2014

Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace, as well as friends and allies, gathered at the Barclay’s Arena yesterday at noon. From there, several dozen marched up Flatbush Avenue and down Fulton Street with signs that remembered the many neighbors who have been killed over the years in Brooklyn by police infected with the virus of racism. The marchers then boarded the subway, bound for Manhattan’s Washington Square to join the tens of thousands assembled there for the massive march that transformed the day into one for the history books.

Brooklyn For Peace sign; "Indict, Convict, Punish."

The march was a historic outpouring  — thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets demanding an end to racist police violence and seeking justice for those who died at the hands of officers who are never held accountable for their illegal actions.
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