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Thurs 9/6, 5:30 pm: People’s Climate March NYC
NY Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice, and Peace!

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.
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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.org or 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.

Use this tool from Peace Action to help in writing a letter or making a phone call to Senators Gilliband and Schumer, and to YOUR representative.

Also Mark Your Calendar: Fri Aug 24, 7 pm: Forum on Yemen
Speakers: Scott Paul (Oxfam.)  Carmen Trotta (Catholic Worker);  Somia Elrowmeim (Union of Arab Women) 
Location: St. Joseph House (36 East 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue), NYC
RSVP (important, as space is limited)  to  Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps NYC

Sat Aug 18, 7 pm: Israel’s New Apartheid Law:
Growth of Right-Wing Extremism in Israel’s Domestic and Foreign Policy

Sat Aug 18, 7 pm:
Israel’s New Apartheid Law.: Growth of Right-Wing Extremism in Israel’s Domestic and Foreign Policy
Speaker: Aida Touma-Sliman, Arab Member of Israeli Knesset (Joint List-Hadash)
Location: Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave (btw 88th & St), Manhattan
Admission Free
Sponsor: U.S. Peace Council
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace; Manhattan Peace Action; Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC; Veterans for Peace NYC Ch 34; World BEYOND War; and others

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.
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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.

Fri Aug 24, 7 pm: Forum on Yemen

Fri Aug 24, 7 pm: Forum on Yemen
Speakers: Scott Paul (Oxfam.)  Carmen Trotta (Catholic Worker);  Somia Elrowmeim (Union of Arab Women) 
Location: St. Joseph House (36 East 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue), NYC
RSVP (important, as space is limited)  to  Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps NYC

August 9, 2018: 73rd anniversary of bombing of Nagasaki

73 Years After Second Nuclear Attack, Threat of Nuclear War Persists

While attention has been focused on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, it’s easy to forget that on August 9 a second nuclear bomb was used on Nagasaki. While an estimated 80,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed instantly in Hiroshima, another 70,000 were killed instantly (and without warning) in Nagasaki. Even if the use of the first bomb was considered justified as a way to bring the war to a rapid conclusion, (and this is subject to debate,) use of a second bomb was completely unnecessary and unacceptable. By December 1945 the death toll from both bombs had reached 200,000.

On August 3, Brooklyn For Peace was among the signers of an Open Letter to the People of Japan delivered to Mr.Jin Hashimoto, Vice-Consul of the Japan Consulate in Manhattan, offering our apologies for the deaths in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as for the mental and physical suffering of the survivors (Hibakusha). See video of the gathering on YouTube

The letter appeals to Japan as well as to our own government to play a leadership role in signing, ratifying, and promoting the Treat on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2017 with support from 122 member states.  As of now, 59 states have signed and 14 states have ratified the Treaty.  See below for compete text of the letter.

 

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