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On Memorial Day —
Supporting The Troops
Hating The Wars!

May 26, 2015

Hundreds of veterans and their friends, families and supporters marched through Bedford Stuyvesant yesterday to honor soldiers who fought in U.S. wars. Many of those young women and men never returned, lost forever in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Of those who did, many returned horribly wounded with deep emotional scars. Brooklyn For Peace (BFP) was asked to participate by the parade’s sponsor: Black Veterans For Social Justice (BVSJ)The two groups have had a long-standing relationship of friendship and solidarity.

Brooklyn For Peace holds our country’s troops in high regard but is opposed to the wars and those in government who start those wars using lies and deception to put young people in the armed forces in harm’s way, sent to kill and be killed in illegal and unjust military action. In partaking in Memorial Day, it’s important to restate our commitment to ending these wars and redirecting our nation’s vast resources to be used to help people, solve critical problems of joblessness, climate change, infrastructure decay, and the funding of our public school system. The latter is particularly important so that young people have a career choice other than military service and fighting in wars that serve only to enrich the military contractors or make the world safe for U.S. oil companies.

Our banners and participation in the parade were warmly acknowledged by residents as we march through the community and by the other participants assembled at the parade’s end in front of the BVSJ headquarters. Take a look at photos of the day’s event in our BFP Photo Gallery: CLICK HERE.

The Soul Tigers marching and drum band started
things off with a bang at the Bed Stuy Memorial Day parade.
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Marching For The Future Of Our World.
Marching For Peace And Planet.

► To see photos and videos of the day’s events go here.

Apr 26, 2015

They filled Union Square North by the thousands – a beautiful sight! With banners, posters, balloons and colorful costumes, thousands assembled to listen to speakers and prepare to march to the United Nations. They came to make demands on the world’s leaders who would be assembling this month in NY at the UN headquarters to discuss and debate the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The demand would be simple: Make the treaty work! Forty-five years after its signing, proliferation of these earth-killing weapons is a tragic fact of 21st century life and the threat of nuclear war continues to hang heavily over the fate of humankind.

The BFP contingent, spirited and loud,
in the Peace And Planet march to the United Nations.

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Getting Out For April 26th!

Apr 19, 2015

Brooklyn For Peace members were out at the borough’s Central Library yesterday on the first really beautiful day of the season. People were out too – strolling, jogging, bike riding and shopping at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

BFP table at the Grand Army Plaza library.

A table had been set up promoting the April 26th march from Union Square to the United Nations. The marchers will demand a total ban on nuclear weapons and a sustainable, peaceful and just world from the world’s leaders who will be assembling to discuss the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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No Nukes! … A Discussion In Brooklyn

Apr 14, 2015

Some seventy residents filed into the Brooklyn Friends meeting hall on Schermerhorn Street last night to hear speakers discuss the twin specters of the age we live in: nuclear weapons and their proliferation and nuclear energy and the threat it poses as solutions to climate change are sought.

Joseph Gerson, activist and author,
speaking at last night’s forum. To see
all of last night’s photos, go

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On Iran: Call Sen Gillibrand!!
Her vote to support diplomacy is crucial!

On Iran: Call Sen Gillibrand!

Washington: Congressional switchboard: 202-224-3121 NY: 212-688-6262

Let her know:

  • You strongly support diplomacy with Iran and you want her to oppose S. 615.
  • You object to efforts by the Israeli government and its associated lobbyists to determine American national security policy.
  • *You support a nuclear-free Middle East

E-mail us at to let us know that you called.

Here’s why it’s so important:

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BFP Urges Congress to Reject Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)

Noting with alarm and dismay President Obama’s request for legislation Authorizing for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to legitimize the use of military force in the Middle East, Brooklyn For Peace calls on the elected officials who represent us in Wasnington to reject this request.

In the past year, we have held four public forums with speakers who are experts on foreign policy and issues of the Middle East. One event specifically addressed the question of how the U.S. should respond to ISIS. Based on these events and ongoing reading and discussion, we feel that the AUMF will perpetuate a militarized foreign policy which has produced disastrous results during the fourteen years of the War on Terror, and it will make the US less safe.

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