Sat Aug 18, 7 pm:
Israel’s New Apartheid Law.: Growth of Right-Wing Extremism in Israel’s Domestic and Foreign Policy
Speaker: Aida Touma-Sliman, Arab Member of Israeli Knesset (Joint List-Hadash)
Location: Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave (btw 88th & St), Manhattan
Sponsor: U.S. Peace Council
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace; Manhattan Peace Action; Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC; Veterans for Peace NYC Ch 34; World BEYOND War; and others
Sat Aug 18, 7 pm:
Sunday Aug 19, 6:30 pm:
Little Voices from Fukushima: Film-Screening
Location: Interference Archive, 314 7th St (between 4th and 5th Ave) Brooklyn 11215
Train: F/G to 4th Ave/9th St; D/R to 9th St;
Co-Sponsors: Sloths Against Nuclear State (formerly Todos Somos Japon) and the Radiation Monitoring Project.
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The screening will be followed by a discussion and a short presentation about radiation monitoring efforts in the United States.
Little Voices from Fukushima (2014, 119 minutes, dir: Hitomi Kamanaka) travels between Fukushima and post-Chernobyl (1986) Belarus. The film follows a group of mothers in Fukushima who formed a neighborhood association to share resources, support one another, and take action. Torn by living costs, husbands who do not share their perspectives on radiation, and neighbors who believe in government policy, the women share the common idea/conviction that the state will not protect them. It is the “little voices” of these women that rupture the everyday oppression that characterizes highly patriarchal, hyper-capitalist Japan, where the aftereffects of the 2011 nuclear disaster are ongoing and expected to continue into the foreseeable future.
Fri Aug 24, 7 pm: Forum on Yemen
Speakers: Scott Paul (Oxfam.) Carmen Trotta (Catholic Worker); Somia Elrowmeim (Union of Arab Women)
Location: St. Joseph House (36 East 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue), NYC
RSVP (important, as space is limited) to Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps NYC
73 Years After Second Nuclear Attack, Threat of Nuclear War Persists
While attention has been focused on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, it’s easy to forget that on August 9 a second nuclear bomb was used on Nagasaki. While an estimated 80,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed instantly in Hiroshima, another 70,000 were killed instantly (and without warning) in Nagasaki. Even if the use of the first bomb was considered justified as a way to bring the war to a rapid conclusion, (and this is subject to debate,) use of a second bomb was completely unnecessary and unacceptable. By December 1945 the death toll from both bombs had reached 200,000.
On August 3, Brooklyn For Peace was among the signers of an Open Letter to the People of Japan delivered to Mr.Jin Hashimoto, Vice-Consul of the Japan Consulate in Manhattan, offering our apologies for the deaths in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as for the mental and physical suffering of the survivors (Hibakusha). See video of the gathering on YouTube
The letter appeals to Japan as well as to our own government to play a leadership role in signing, ratifying, and promoting the Treat on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2017 with support from 122 member states. As of now, 59 states have signed and 14 states have ratified the Treaty. See below for compete text of the letter.
Refugees and Immigrants Are Welcome Here!
Join our campaign to get this poster up in stores near where you live.
This campaign is symbolic of our resistance to the Trump regime, and is especially important at this time in creating a climate of public opinion. See recent coverage of the poster campaign on News12 Brooklyn.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join a team from Fort Greene Peace to help in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed-Stuy
OR pick up posters in the Brooklyn For Peace office (388 Atlantic Ave) to put up in YOUR neighborhood.
E-mail email@example.com or call 718-624-5921 to arrange a time when office will be open.
The weekend before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a nation-wide mobilization: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. The first action will be on Thursday, September 6th, as New Yorkers gather in lower Manhattan (Battery Park) at 5:30 pm demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials.
BFP will be there to share our message: Climate change causes war, and war causes climate change!
March for our demands that city, state, and federal officials act now to:
**Plan urgently for just transition to 100% renewable energy
**Halt all fossil fuel infrastructure
**Make corporate polluters pay
**End war: War leads to climate change, and climate change leads to war!
For more info, and to volunteer with People’s Climate March/NYC to help in organizing and outreach:
Check it out on Facebook. RSVP and share!