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Sat Nov 15:
Honor Noam Chomsky & BFP’s 30th Anniversary
PathMakers to Peace Gala Dinner:
Tickets available now!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Join us on Saturday November 15, 6:00 – 9:30 pm, to honor Noam Chomsky, linguist, author, political commentator and activist, and to celebrate BFP’s 30th anniversary.

Location: Plymouth Church, 56 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights.
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.

Questions? E-mail melisssa@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921

 

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 multily 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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OCT 2, TH, 7 pm: Michael Ratner speaking on
‘From Guantanamo to WikiLeaks:
Taking on the State in a Post 9/11 World.’

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Join Brooklyn For Peace for a Pathmaker to Peace Award and Reception with Michael Ratner on Thursday, October 2 at 7 pm at the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House.

Mr. Ratner is President Emerituus, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). past president, National Lawyers Guild; and Chair, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.

Mr. Ratner will speak on ‘From Guantanamo to WikiLeaks: Taking on the State in a Post 9/11 World.’ After the presentation, there will be a reception with drinks and light food. This event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
See a map.
Train: A/C/F/R to Jay St/Boro Hall; G to Hoyt Schermerhorn;
2/3/4/5 to Boro Hall
This location is wheelchair accessible.

WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm with reception following the presentation
Admission free! All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by the Peace and Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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People’s Climate March, NYC, September 21, 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

What a day! Historic, memorable, uplifiting, spirited. Estimates of over 300,000 people, young, old and diverse, marching through the streets of our city. They came just as the world’s political leaders meet to discuss climate change at the United Nations.

See the photos from the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 from Matthew Weinstein.
See live coverage by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.

They came to wake up and shake up those leaders with simple demands:

ACT NOW to prevent further climate change.

ACT NOW before catastrophic and irreversible damage changes our planet forever.

ACT NOW so that our children and their children will have a planet that they can actually live on.

ACT NOW, not years from now when it will be too late.
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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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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.
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