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Sat Nov 15: Honoring Noam Chomksy!
BFP’s Grand 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

We are excited to invite you to our PathMakers to Peace Gala and dinner. This year as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary as a peace and social justice organization we will also honor Noam Chomsky, linguist, author, political commentator and activist, presenting him with our PathMakers to Peace Award.

Tickets are available!

Join us on Saturday, November 15, 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Location: Plymouth Church, 57 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights [MAP]
Reception will feature presentation, dinner, and drinks.

Click here for info on tickets, ads in the program journal, and sponsorship information.
Click here to buy your tickets, place an ad, or be a sponsor, on-line.
Click here for a form (PDF) which you can print out and mail, if you prefer.
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BFP Begins New Campaign
To Build Opposition To War In Syria.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Oct 18, 2014

A new anti-war street corner campaign in Brooklyn neighborhoods was launched today by Brooklyn For Peace. The first location was the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. Other locations will follow in the weeks ahead. The campaign, planned by BFP’s Peace And Economic Justice committee (PEJ), will include street corner tables, the collection of signatures on petitions to Congress and the handing out of thousands of flyers opposing the ominous escalation of a new Mid-Eastern war in Syria.

“We’re seeing the same old playbook that was used to launch the last two wars being used once again” said Matthew Weinstein, a member of Brooklyn For Peace’s Board of Directors.

Campaign against a new war in Syria.
BFP’s Jane Kurinsky hands out flyers in front of the
Central Library at Grand Army Plaza

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BFP Honors Michael Ratner –
Lawyer And Pathmaker To Peace

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Oct 3, 2014
People came to the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House Brooklyn Heights last night to hear Michael Ratner and to honor him with Brooklyn For Peace’s <i>Pathmaker To Peace</i> award. Mr. Ratner is President Emeritus or 5h3 Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). past president of the National Lawyers Guild; and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. He is a long-time veteran in the fight for democracy and constitutional justice. As a lawyer, he has been in the forefront of cases that have challenged U.S. wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Aftghanistan. He litigated cases on behalf of prisoners in America’s prison camp in Cuba — Guantanamo and defended victims of the Bush/Cheney reign of torture that was used against prisoners captured, held without trial in the U.S. War On Terror.

Oct 3, 2014

People came to the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House in Brooklyn Heights last night to hear Michael Ratner and to honor him with Brooklyn For Peace’s Pathmaker To Peace award. Mr. Ratner is President Emeritus or the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). past president of the National Lawyers Guild; and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.

Ratner is a veteran in the fight for democracy and constitutional justice. As a lawyer, he has been in the forefront of cases that have challenged U.S. wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Aftghanistan. He litigated cases on behalf of prisoners in America’s disgraceful prison camp in Cuba — Guantanamo and defended victims of the Bush/Cheney reign of torture that was used against prisoners captured and held without trial in the U.S. War On Terror.

For photos of last nights event, just click the photo below.

Pathmaker To Peace Award to Michael Ratner
Michael Ratner, accepting Brooklyn For Peace’s
Pathmaker To Peace award last night from
BFP Chair, Dr. Charlotte Phillips.

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Please Make A “Thank You” Call Today!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Please Make This “Thank YouCall!
Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Last month the House of Representatives voted on an Amendment to supply and train
so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. The final vote was 273-156. However, here in
Brooklyn, the following Reps voted NAY: Clarke, Jeffries, Maloney, Nadler and
Velasquez.
In the Senate, there was no amendment. However by a vote of 78-22, it passed a
Continuing Resolution that included approval for the arming and training of the Syrian
rebels. Senator Gillibrand voted NAY.
Please call your Representative and Senator Gillibrand and thank them for
their vote opposing military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Let them know you
are strongly opposed to this new war and do not want Congress to pass another
resolution authorizing the “use of force” against ISIS.
Call the Capitol Switchboard and ask to be connected to the office of your
Representative and of Senator Gillibrand. 202-224-3121

Please Make This “Thank You” Call to your Representativer and Senator if they voted NO to arming Syrian rebels!

Last month the House of Representatives voted on an Amendment to supply and train so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. The final vote was 273-156. However, here in Brooklyn, the following Reps voted NO: Clarke, Jeffries, Maloney, Nadler and Velasquez.

In the Senate, there was no amendment. However by a vote of 78-22, it passed a Continuing Resolution that included approval for the arming and training of the Syrian rebels. Senator Gillibrand voted NO.

Please call your Representative and Senator Gillibrand and thank them for their vote opposing military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Let them know you are strongly opposed to this new war and do not want Congress to pass another resolution authorizing the “use of force” against ISIS. Such a vote is almost a certainty once Congress returns after the November elections….so make those calls NOW! Tell them “thanks” and tell them to keep on voting against any new war.

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to the office of your Representative and of Senator Gillibrand.

Tell Congress: “Not Another Middle Eastern War!”

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

When Congress returns from recess, it will be called upon to authorize President Obama’s new war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). After 13 years of tragic experience, we have learned that U.S. military intervention has failed to stabilize other countries, and has failed to reduce the threat of terrorism.

Join us to call upon our Senators and Congressional Representatives to refuse authorization for yet another Middle East war. Whether or not there are American “boots on the ground”, bombing in Syria and Iraq is likely to multiply the number of terrorists and to inflict additional suffering on civilian populations.

In dealing with the threat of ISIS, we believe there is no realistic substitute for regional diplomacy, conducted under United Nations auspices, and for large-scale humanitarian aid.
We urge our elected representatives to reject the false promise of military action.

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Brooklyn For Peace is distributing this 2-sided flyer.
Click to read or print it.

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2167 signatures on peace petition delivered to Rep. Jeffries and other elected officials

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Sign on-line here!

Announcements of other activities to end war against Gaza

Follow the current status of attack on Gaza with headlines and background on Democracy Now!

We’ve personally delivered 2167 signatures on our petition for peace to Rep Hakeem Jeffries, and faxed or mailed them to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Representatives Clarke, Grimm, Nadler, Velazquez, and to President Obama.

Our Petition calls on President and Congress to:

  • Condemn the immoral war that is devastating the civilians of Gaza.
  • Press for an immediate negotiated cease fire to end all attacks on civilians on both sides.
  • End the one-sided and unquestioning support of Israel by the U.S. government.
  • End the $3.1 billion U.S. annual military support for Israel until it complies with international law.

We’ll be collecting more signatures on line. If you haven’t signed yet, you can sign here.

Check out the Mission Statement of our Israel-Palestine Committee, and our Position Statement on Equal Rights and International Law in Israel and Palestine.
E-mail is.pales@brooklynpeace.org for more info.
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