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 here.
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.
Check out NSA Listening Party! – Arts & Culture’s First CD!
That’s right! Arts & Culture recently release a compilation CD! NSA Listening Party! An art in the community project presented by Charity Case and Brooklyn For Peace.
This album was inspired by the Edward Snowden leaks. It features 14 wonderful artists, 12 who are based right here in Brooklyn.
The concept of the CD is around the idea that the NSA was or at least could be listening, so why not give them something to listen to. Let’s make it a party! Are they monitoring…our conversations, communications, locations, gyrations and good vibrations? Then turn up the monitor!!!!!
This vigil was organized by the Arab American Association of New York, the Muslim Community Network, Muslim American Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Palestine, and the Islamic Leadership Council of Metro New York
Support Diplomacy, Not Additional Sanctions Against Iran!
Senate hardliners are determined to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran .Senators Kirk and Menendez have introduced legislation (S. 269) which imposes new sanctions on Iran, including tighter controls on its oil industry. They will be pressing Senator Gillibrand to sign on as a co-sponsor. Thus far Sen. Gillibrand has not signed on.
It’s important to THANK HER for NOT signing on, and to encourage her to hold to this position. Let her know you support diplomacy with Iran and do NOT want her to co-sponsor any legislation that would add additional sanctions now, as this will have the effect of killing the diplomatic process.