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Stop US Military Action in Syria!
Rapid Response Action Sat 4/8, 1 pm

Stop US Military Action in Syria:

Join others at Times Square, 43rd St & 7th Ave, Manhattan, to be visible with our message:

Military action only increases the dangers and intensifies the humanitarian catastrophe in the region. Both the United Nations Charter and the Chemical Weapons Convention provide means for international investigation and sanction of the use of prohibited weapons.  Unilateral use of military force in these circumstances by the United States, which has not been attacked and is not in imminent danger of attack, is unlawful.

Can you be at Times Square today Sat April 8, 1 pm? Let us know by e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or phone 718-624-5921, or just show up

Contact White House & Congress!

Call the White House  202-456-1111. Contact our Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and your own Congressional Rep at  202-224-3121, or by using fax or e-mail.

Contact major news media, especially CNN and MSNBC, to register your alarm and concern.
Check out this article by Phyllis Bennis which is very helpful in articulating why the U.S. military response is the wrong response.
See Democracy Now’s round-table with Medea Benjamin,  Yazan al-Saadi, a Syrian-Canadian writer from Beirut, and others.


A Memorial To One Of Our Best
Sun April 23, 3-6 pm

Apr 11, 2017

As you might know, one of Brooklyn For Peace’s most dedicated and longest-standing members, Jane Kurinsky, passed away on November 21st.

Friends and colleagues will gather to remember Jane and her dedication, commitment and friendship on Sunday, April 23rd  from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at The Brooklyn Commons. 

All who remember, worked with, were friends of or admired Jane are invited to attend. Please RSVP to janek.memorial@gmail.com.

Please bring your memories or mementos of Jane. This memorial is open to all.

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Are You Going To Washington on Sat April 29th?
Join Thousands Marching For
Climate, Jobs, Justice and Peace!

Sat April 29:
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash.

A giant march to demand action on climate change will take place on Saturday, April 29th in Washington DC. Tens of thousands are expected to converge on the capitol in what is shaping up as a giant protest against the Trump/GOP cutbacks to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), dismantling of air and water regulations and threats to withdraw from international agreements designed to roll back climate change.



Brooklyn For Peace
is working to help make the April 29th march a big success. We will be setting up tables and handing out flyers to alert the community and ask for participation. We are also securing a bus for members, friends and supporters which will leave at 6:00 am on that day and return that night at 9:00 pm. Round trip fare is $55.00; lower fare is available for people who are unemployed or unable to afford the full fare.

Seats are limited—get on board now! Details here: bit.ly/429flyer.

URGENT!
Write or Call Congress Now—
Take Trump’s Hand Off The Nuclear Button!

Mar 2, 2017

A new resolution is circulating in Congress. H.R. 669 is called “Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.” The act would require a congressional declaration of war in order to use nuclear weapons, except in response to an incoming nuclear attack, effectively blocking Trump from starting a nuclear war on a whim or because someone hurts his feelings on Twitter.

With Trump’s call for a nuclear build-up (as if the U.S. didn’t already possess enough of these earth-destroying weapons) and his oft-stated calls for possibly using them, not to mention his total ignorance on matters of nuclear arms control, it is imperative to support and pass this bill.

Here are two things you can do to help advance this bill—

  1. Sign a petition being circulated by CREDO.  The petition calls for support of H.R. 669 and is directed to Congress.  You can sign the petition here.
  2. Call, write, email or FAX a letter to your House member, urging them to support and work for passage of H.R. 669. If you don’t know who your House Representive is, find them here: bit.ly/find-repThat link will also give you contact information: phone numbers, mail addresses, FAX numbers as well as sending an online e-mail message. Note that the best method with the greatest impact is a written letter or FAX. The phone numbers are often busy and don’t deliver as much impact as a written letter which is given great attention.

If you already know your House member, you can Congress  at (877) 762-8762. But, .again, a written letter is the most effective.

Go here to see a sample letter.

Join Us! Sun 2/19, noon–4 pm:”I Am A Muslim Too!”
Rally at Times Square

Sunday Feb 19, 12 noon–4 pm:
(48th St & Broadway)
Let’s stand up together for our Muslim brothers and sisters in support of equality and tolerance.
Organized by: The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Nusantara Foundation with support from over 150 partner organizations including the Muslim Community Network.
Speakers include Russell Simmons, Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Daisy Khan, Linda Sarsour and Debbie Almonstaser
Family friendly event!
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace

BFP Teach-In Reflects Huge Upsurge In Activism!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Note: Photos from the BFP Teach-In can be viewed HERE.

Well over a hundred people filled up the auditorium in Touhy Hall at St. Joseph’s College in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brookyn.

There were there to attend an all day teach-in. The event, titled “The People Or Trump,” was called to examine Trump’s projected aggressive approach to using military solutions in international conflicts, his calls for a huge buildup in military expenditures and his beligerant approach to many different countries. How would this affect our communities? Could we expect more cutbacks to vital social services? Where will challenges to peace most likely occur?

The Teach-In consisted of two sessions. In the morning session, experts focused on the military budget and the Mid East.

The afternoon panel. Community activists in various areas of work shared their ideas on how to build a united movement to defeat Trumpism.

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