A forum presented by Brooklyn For Peace–Climate Action in the lead-up to the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York City.
For 20 years the United States and its allies have sabotaged global efforts to stop climate change.
They promote false solutions like carbon trading and “voluntary” emissions reduction.
They blame developing nations for the crisis, ignoring 250 years of industrial development in Europe and North America.
They divert climate change funding for poor countries into schemes that profit private corporations.
Time is running out. We are on the brink of irreversible climate change. Why aren’t our leaders acting? Who will suffer? What must we do to create real change? BFP Climate Action invites you to a forum to explore these issues.
Location: Memorial Presbyterian Church,186 Saint Johns Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Trains: 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza; Q to 7th Ave (at Flatbush)
When: Friday, September 5 at 7 pm
Sean Sweeney: Director, Global Labor Institute, Cornell; organizer, People’s Climate March
Michael Klare: Author, The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
Janet Redman: Director, Climate Policy, Institute for Policy Studies
JJ Johnson: Award-winning labor journalist; former editor, Our Life and Times, 1199 SEIU
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.
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.