When Congress returns from recess, it will be called upon to authorize President Obama’s new war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). After 13 years of tragic experience, we have learned that U.S. military intervention has failed to stabilize other countries, and has failed to reduce the threat of terrorism.
Join us to call upon our Senators and Congressional Representatives to refuse authorization for yet another Middle East war. Whether or not there are American “boots on the ground”, bombing in Syria and Iraq is likely to multiply the number of terrorists and to inflict additional suffering on civilian populations.
In dealing with the threat of ISIS, we believe there is no realistic substitute for regional diplomacy, conducted under United Nations auspices, and for large-scale humanitarian aid.
We urge our elected representatives to reject the false promise of military action.
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2167 signatures on peace petition delivered to Rep. Jeffries and other elected officials
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Announcements of other activities to end war against Gaza
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We’ve personally delivered 2167 signatures on our petition for peace to Rep Hakeem Jeffries, and faxed or mailed them to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Representatives Clarke, Grimm, Nadler, Velazquez, and to President Obama.
Our Petition calls on President and Congress to:
Condemn the immoral war that is devastating the civilians of Gaza.
Press for an immediate negotiated cease fire to end all attacks on civilians on both sides.
End the one-sided and unquestioning support of Israel by the U.S. government.
End the $3.1 billion U.S. annual military support for Israel until it complies with international law.
We’ll be collecting more signatures on line. If you haven’t signed yet, you can sign here.
BFP Statement: Israel’s Rampage of Violence Against the Palestinians
The wrenching events unfolding in Israel and Palestine aren’t random or isolated. They’re part of the system of occupation itself.
16 year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair was found dead in East Jerusalem, the victim of what appears to be a “price tag” attack following the killing of three Israeli teenagers on the West Bank. He was the 10th Palestinian killed by the army of right-wing extremists in the last two weeks.
Brooklyn for Peace mourns his death as we do all lost lives. And we also know we must speak the truth, so that we may change the conditions that make such unthinkable violence possible in the first place.
Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19th, “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.”
The White House says it’s “only” sending 275 soldiers to protect the embassy, it’s only sending 300 Special Forces, they’re only “advisers” There’s only one aircraft carrier in the region, they say, and a few other warships. They’re considering missile strikes but they[re not going to send ground troops. Continue reading →
Action Alert: Tell President Obama: Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire in Iraq!
Action Alert: Tell President Obama:
Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire in Iraq!
Some in Congress and the media are calling for U.S. military intervention in the Iraq crisis.
U.S. air or drone strikes, increased arms transfers and deployment of U.S. troops as “trainers” will only make matters worse.
Have they learned nothing?
Please take action to let the president know that more war is not the answer. Use this template for a letter to the President which you can personalize to give your letter a stronger impact.