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Sat 8/23: March for Justice!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

National Action Network, SEIU 1199, NAACP, UFT, and thousands of New Yorkers demand police accountability and justice for Eric Garner, as well as countless other victims of police brutality, and for an end to “broken windows” policing.

Join contingent from New York Civil Liberties Union, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Center for Constitutional Rights, or Arab American Association of New York
Bus transportation from Bay Ridge available with AAANY (leaves at 9 am, returns at 3 pm); must reserve your seat by 5 pm on Fri 8/22: RSVP by e-mail or call 718-745-3523

See the flyer.

11:00 am: March assembles at intersection of Victory Boulevard & Bay Street in Staten Island (site of Eric Garner’s death)
12:00 pm: March begins
1:00 pm: Rally begins at intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Richmond Terrace (site of Staten Island Police Department)
3:00 pm: Dispersal

2167 signatures on peace petition delivered to Rep. Jeffries and other elected officials;
Sign on-line here;
Announcements of other activities to end war against Gaza

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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 for more info.

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!