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Through The Weekend and Next Week!

Be a Witness For Peace!
Join our vigil against attack on Gaza
Wed. July 30 to Sun, August 3
New Hours! 5 pm to 8 pm
in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

We are Brooklynites who are outraged by Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza. We demand an end to U.S. military aid to Israel that permits this to continue.

Over 1,200 signatures have been collected in just seven days.
The response have been awesome and overwhelmingly supportive.
Join us – Stand for Peace!

Day Five - Big Turnout!
Big turnout on Day Five of the vigil.

A video with interviews on Day Five of
Witnesses For Peace Vigil in Brooklyn

See more photos here.

Be a witness for peace! Stand for peace! Join the Vigil!

  • Continuing every day this week:
    Wednesday 7/30 through Sunday, 8/3
  • 5:00 to 8:00 pm each day (note new hours).
  • We need YOU to participate – make this Vigil sustainable!
  • Sign up on line to join the Vigil here.
    You can also e-mail us at to let us know when you’ll be coming.

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BFP Statement:
Israel’s Rampage of Violence Against the Palestinians

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The wrenching events unfolding in Israel and Palestine aren’t random or isolated. They’re part of the system of occupation itself.

16 year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair was found dead in East Jerusalem, the victim of what appears to be a “price tag” attack following the killing of three Israeli teenagers on the West Bank. He was the 10th Palestinian killed by the army of right-wing extremists in the last two weeks.

Brooklyn for Peace mourns his death as we do all lost lives. And we also know we must speak the truth, so that we may change the conditions that make such unthinkable violence possible in the first place.

The ongoing Israeli occupation is at the heart of this crisis.

Don’t Go Back to Iraq!
Five Steps the U.S. Can Take
Resources to Inform Yourself

Friday, June 20th, 2014

By , June 20, 2014.

This is how wars begin:

Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19th, “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.”

The White House says it’s “only” sending 275 soldiers to protect the embassy, it’s only sending 300 Special Forces, they’re only “advisers” There’s only one aircraft carrier in the region, they say, and a few other warships. They’re considering missile strikes but they[re not going to send ground troops.

Action Alert: Tell President Obama:
Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire in Iraq!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Action Alert: Tell President Obama:
Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire in Iraq!

Some in Congress and the media are calling for U.S. military intervention in the Iraq crisis.
U.S. air or drone strikes, increased arms transfers and deployment of U.S. troops as “trainers” will only make matters worse.
Have they learned nothing?

Please take action to let the president know that more war is not the answer.
Use this template for a letter to the President which you can personalize to give your letter a stronger impact.

Stay informed!
Check out this post by Juan Cole and also this article by David Cortwright.


Supporting Diplomacy With Iran —
Which Way … War or Peace??

Friday, June 13th, 2014
What’s going on in the negotiations with Iran?
See Highlights Part One and Part Two (Q & A) from our recent Forum with Professors Ervand Abrahamian and Carolyn Eisenberg on YouTube (28 min)
Also see Gareth Porter speaking on “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare”
See quotes from U.S. and Israeli officials in support of the negotiations.

Join Brooklyn For Peace in signing the Open Letter to our elected officials.
Click here for complete text, and to add your signature.
Help reach our goal of 1000 signatures!

Medea Benjamin – Pathmaker To Peace

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

May 2, 2014


BFP Vice-Chair Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg presents
Pathmakers To Peace award to courageous peace and human rights activist Medea Benjamin.

Did you miss it?
See it on YouTube