Did you miss it? See the video! International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza Panel & Discussion: Palestinian Right of Return
International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza:
During Israel’s creation, over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled temporarily to save themselves from the violence. Palestinian refugees and their descendants around the world continue to be denied their right of return as stipulated in a 1948 UN resolution. Why won’t Israel let them return to their homes? What can be done to achieve peace with justice?
If you missed this discussion of the Palestinian Right of Return, check it out on YouTube
Bina Ahmad (social justice attorney, public defender, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights Steering Committee, Food Empowerment Project Advisory Board)
Jamil Dakwar (human rights lawyer and adjunct professor at John Jay College and Hunter College)
Donna Nevel (community psychologist, Facing the Nakba Project, Jews Say No!; Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism)
Moderated by Riham Barghouti (founder of Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel)
Co-sponsors: Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel;, Al-Awda NY, All Souls Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East; Arab Muslim American Federation; Committee to Stop FBI Repression; Fort Greene Peace; International Action Center, Jewish Voice for Peace/NYC, Jews Say No!; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; JVP-Westchester; Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians; Peace Action New York State; Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; Tree of Life Educational Fund; USA Palestine Mental Health Network; Women in Black Union Square; World Can’t Wait
Sun Oct 7, 12 noon: Join Us to Oppose Ongoing Wars in Afghanistan and Elsewhere
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. The ongoing war in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history. There is no end in sight. 12 noon: Vigil: NY Public Library (Fifth Ave. at 41 St., Manhattan) 12:45: March along 42 St. to Times Square military recruiters (Seventh Ave. & 43rd St.) 1-2 pm: Demonstrate at Times Square Recruiting Station Be there with us to mark the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Let’s remind the public that the U.S. is engaged in ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and northern Africa. In addition, U.S. special forces are operating secretly in dozens of other countries. See it on Facebook; RSVP & share! Sponsor: NYC War Resisters League; Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace; Catholic Worker/New York City, Code Pink/NYC, Granny Peace Brigade, Kairos Community, NY Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, Peace Action New York State, Uptown Progressive Action, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, World Can’t Wait (list in formation.) Questions? Email nycWRL@nycwarresisters.org or call 718-768-7306
Thurs 9/6, 5:30 pm: People’s Climate March NYC NY Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice, and Peace!
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. New Yorkers will gather in lower Manhattan (Battery Park) at 5:30 pm and march to Foley Square, demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials. BFP will be there to share our message: Let’s act on climate change, and work for peace. We demand 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! Join Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace at Castle Clinton in Battery Park. Look for our banner. See a map.
More than 85 partner organizations have signed on to Rise NY and over 1,000 people have already signed up to participate on the 6th, but we need your help to turn 1,000 into many thousands. It takes everyone to change everything. Use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word to your friends! For more info: www.pcmny.orgor email outreach@350Brooklyn.org
Take Action for Yemen!
Take action for Yemen!
Recent news of the bombing in Yemen of a school bus filled with children is the latest horrific example of what is happening in Yemen, as U.S. support for the Saudi-led war there continues. In amazingly twisted logic, the U.S. claims it holds no responsibility because, it says,“the military doesn’t track the planes” after the U.S. gives them targeting data, bombs, and mid-air refueling. Let’s not remain silent! While this episode captures front page attention. take this opportunity to contact our elected representatives, urging them to speak out in Congress and to make a public statement acknowledging U.S. responsibility, and calling for Congress to end U.S. support for this war.
Sun Aug 19, 6:30 pm: Little Voices fromFukushima: Film-Screening
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. See it on Facebook. 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.
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