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Some of our activities in 2018:
- The Women’s March: BFP marshaled a Brooklyn contingent to demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime in January.
- Humanitarian Relief for Yemen: an evening of musical and dramatic performances, plus a history of the conflict and discussion raised thousands of dollars for Action Against Hunger in Yemen.
- Which Way for Korea?: This forum focused on the history of relations between North Korea and the U.S. linking this history to present day tensions. A discussion followed on what U.S. activists can do to reduce the threat of nuclear confrontation on the peninsula.
- Palestinian Resistance, Israeli Oppression: This forum featured American and Palestinian activists discussing current conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories and included an abridged screening of the documentary Radiance of Resistance.
- End the Endless Wars: BFP joined in the national anti-war demonstrations in support of diplomacy and reduced military spending.
- Two Minutes to Midnight: BFP members
travelledto Manhattan to participate in a conference on the increasing threat of a nuclear conflict and what can be done to move towards nuclear abolition.
- Exposing the Secret U.S. Wars in Africa: BFP sponsored a screening of A Brilliant Genocide, a documentary on the genocidal abuses of human rights in Uganda and neighboring countries by Gen. Museveni who has received ongoing support from the U.S.
- Iran— Our Next War? Prof. Ervand Abrahamian discussed the Iran deal, the role of the U.S. in the Middle East, and led a lively discussion on what can be done to alter U. S. policy in the region.
- Lessons of Watergate: Former Congressperson Liz Holtzman addressed BFP members on details of the Nixon impeachment process and drew parallels with the current political situation in a fundraiser benefiting BFP.
- Palestinian Right of Return: This forum featured a panel discussion on international law regarding the right of return for refugees, and its lack of enforcement in Israel and Palestinian territories.
- Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: Once again BFP led outreach to Brooklyn schools, encourage children to carry those familiar orange boxes to collect donations for UNICEF while trick-or-treating.
- Tales from the Vault: The Brooklyn Historical Society formally opened its newly
cataloguedarchive of BFP artifacts and showcased the 30+ year history of our community peace group.
- Ongoing activities: War No More is a monthly cablecast on BRIC. BFP also has our own YouTube channel.
- Palestinian Olive Oil sales help to support the Palestinian economy, an important piece
tofinding a peaceful resolution of conflictin Israel-Palestine.
- Refugees and Immigrants Are Welcome Here. BFP continues this campaign of asking local merchants to place posters in their shop windows.
- Ongoing support for Fort Greene Peace, a model for
developmentof a neighborhood-based peace group.
- Pathmakers to Peace Gala, honoring Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace; and Make the Road New York.