Brooklyn To Congress: “Support Peace & Diplomacy! We Don’t Want Another War!”
Aug 1, 2015
Continuing their campaign to build support among their Brooklyn neighbors, BFP volunteers were out in front of the Central Library today. Flyers were handed out and postcards to Congress demanding support for the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs were collected. So far, Brooklyn For Peace has collected over 1,700 postcards from Brooklyn residents reflecting the widespread support for diplomacy and against a third Middle East war.
At times, there were so many people wanting to sign postcards that they had to wait on line. It was a sweltering day so that was a good measure of people’s commitment. Impressive! Congress … are you listening?
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Iran Deal: Keep It or Kill It? See Our Latest Flyer On Iran…
Jul 31, 2015
Brooklyn For Peace has been out on the street corners of our Brooklyn neighborhoods, educating on the issue and supporting diplomacy with Iran vs. another Middle East war. Sentiment has been overwhelmingly in favor of the agreement with Iran and we’ve collected close to 1,700 postcards to Congress – Senators and Reps urging them to stand up for peace and diplomacy.
BFP Has Been Waging Peace By Urging Diplomacy, Not War, With Iran.
Jul 5, 2015
Over the last few months Brooklyn For Peace volunteers, led by the group’s Peace And Economic Justice Committee (PEJ) have been out in the streets urging success for the diplomatic agreement that the Obama administration, along with its five partners, have been negotiating with Iran over that country’s nuclear programs. The peace movement has for years been advocating the use of discussion to settle disputes rather than resorting to military force and war which had been the policy of Bush and Cheney and their Neo-Con allies.
The United States and five other countries are about to conclude an agreement with Iran that will settle differences over that nation’s nuclear programs. The agreement will go a long way toward normalizing relations with Iran and establish a regimen on inspection that will block Iran’s pathway to a nuclear weapon, and eliminate a possible major security threat without resorting to war. (It should be noted that even U.S. intelligence agencies have never made the claim that Iran does have or intends to develop a nuclear weapons program.) During the next few weeks, Members of Congress will decide where they stand on the final Iran deal. It’s important for Congress to hear strong, pro-diplomacy statements from the people they represent.
BFP Visits Schumer’s Office On His Iran Policy And Demands: ‘Speak Out For Diplomacy!’
May 12, 2015
Under the auspices of Brooklyn For Peace (BFP), a delegation of six peace advocates met with aides to the U.S. Senator from New York, Charles Schumer. Meeting at his midtown Manhattan office, the delegation was a diverse slice of the Senator’s constituents. The purpose of the visit was to let the Senator know of the strongly-held disappointment at his cooperation with some of the Senate’s most virulent pro-war members who have been unstinting in their efforts to derail the negotiations and agreement with Iran, hammered out by the President and John Kerry and five other nations over disputes with Iran’s nuclear program.
On Memorial Day — Supporting The Troops Hating The Wars!
May 26, 2015
Hundreds of veterans and their friends, families and supporters marched through Bedford Stuyvesant yesterday to honor soldiers who fought in U.S. wars. Many of those young women and men never returned, lost forever in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Of those who did, many returned horribly wounded with deep emotional scars. Brooklyn For Peace (BFP) was asked to participate by the parade’s sponsor: Black Veterans For Social Justice (BVSJ). The two groups have had a long-standing relationship of friendship and solidarity.
Brooklyn For Peace holds our country’s troops in high regard but is opposed to the wars and those in government who start those wars using lies and deception to put young people in the armed forces in harm’s way, sent to kill and be killed in illegal and unjust military action. In partaking in Memorial Day, it’s important to restate our commitment to ending these wars and redirecting our nation’s vast resources to be used to help people, solve critical problems of joblessness, climate change, infrastructure decay, and the funding of our public school system. The latter is particularly important so that young people have a career choice other than military service and fighting in wars that serve only to enrich the military contractors or make the world safe for U.S. oil companies.
Our banners and participation in the parade were warmly acknowledged by residents as we march through the community and by the other participants assembled at the parade’s end in front of the BVSJ headquarters. Take a look at photosof the day’s event in our BFP Photo Gallery: CLICK HERE.
The Soul Tigers marching and drum band started
things off with a bang at the Bed Stuy Memorial Day parade.
More photos HERE.
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