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Celebrate our 30th Anniversary!
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2014 marks 30 years of Brooklyn For Peace working for peace and justice! We need 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.

As we see our country engaging in a new war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as continued military activity in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere, we believe that our mission is more urgent than ever. We seek new ways to articulate alternatives to armed conflict, and to work for the elimination of war and the social and economic injustices that underlie it.

We are very appreciative of the kind words recently expressed by Noam Chomsky regarding the significance of our 30 year history and the importance of continuity and consistency in a grassroots group. The generosity of our members has made this possible. Simply put, without funds we can’t do the work!

Basic annual membership is $30. Larger donations are very much appreciated and will be put to good use in developing our program. If you’ve already contributed in 2014, please consider an additional end-of-the-year tax-deductible contribution

You can donate on line at our website using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail your check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
You can call us at 718-624-5921 to use your credit card on the phone.

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

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Follow up to NYC Millions March/Black Lives Matter!
Actions You Can Takein Brooklyn and lower Manhattan

SCROLL DOWN FOR ACTIONS  in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan  TONIGHT and in next few days

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’ ”

**Sat Dec. 20,4-7 pm:
“Breaking Broken Windows ” Townhall and Open Mic
Coalition to End Broken Windows;
Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)
See it on Facebook
followed by:
7-11 pm:

NYC Solidarity with Palestine’s 2nd Open Mic
@ Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave btw Atlantic & Fulton, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
See it on Facebook

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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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Palestinian olive oil: a perfect holiday gift!

During this holiday season, give gifts of Palestinian olive oil as a way to initiate conversation with friends and family about conditions in Palestine.

Support Palestinian farmers and families by purchasing fairly-traded olive oil from small farmer cooperatives in the West Bank.
Purchasing and giving Palestinian Olive Oil is a constructive and tangible way in which we can help to alleviate poverty and build peace.

How to purchase:
Price: $15 per 500 ml bottle. A portion of the purchase price is donated to tree replanting and other development projects in the West Bank. Proceeds also support the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.=

Pick up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope:
To arrange for pick-up times and locations, contact us at, or call 718-624-5921. (Sorry, we cannot mail to you.)
Provide your name, phone number, email, and desired number of bottles, and where you prefer to pick up your order (Boerum Hill orPark Slope). We will confirm your order, and set a date/time for you to pick up.
If you can’t pick up, we can arrange delivery. Email us or call 718-624-5921.
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Brooklyn For Peace Turns Thirty — And We Celebrate!
Gala Honors Noam Chomsky As PathMaker To Peace.

Nov 15, 2014

Oh what a night! An evening to come together, to celebrate, to find old friends, to eat and drink, to listen, to ask, to learn. An evening to remember!
See the Press Release

It was Brooklyn For Peace’s annual Pathmakers To Peace gala and there were two very good reasons for the gathering of several hundred people to be there –

First, they came to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Brooklyn For Peace, a most remarkable organization that has been been fighting the good fight for peace and justice for three decades and that is declaring its readiness to continue that struggle as long as the plagues of war, inequality, economic distress, environmental deterioration and social injustice require its attention.

Secondly, they came to witness our Pathmaker To Peace award, this year given to honor the life-long work of  Noam Chomsky, one of the brilliant minds of our times: linguistics professor, scientist, social critic and fierce advocate for peace and social justice.

Pathmaker To Peace honoree, Noam Chomsky, addresses an
eenthusiastic crowd at Brooklyn For Peace’s annual gala.
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Forum In Fort Greene Examines
ISIS, Syria, Iraq & U.S. War.

Nov 11, 2014

Over sixty people crowded into the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene for a forum on Syria, Iraq, ISIS and U.S. military involvement in, what could be, a new ‘endless’ war in the region.

The forum featured three speakers who presented their views and talked about the history that has led to the present crisis there. After the presentations, the audience was invited to participate in a question and answer session.

The forum was initiated by Fort Greene Peace and co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace. Ed Goldman of Fort Greene Peace welcomed the guests and Melissa Corbett , BFP’s Program Coordinator, facilitated the event.


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