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As Congress Debates Cuts,
People Demand Jobs Not Wars!

Jobs Not Wars

JOBS NOT WARS
is a new national campaign that has over 130 sponsoring organizations and has collected over 50,000 signatures on an online petition to inject the question of out-of-control military spending into the debate on the budget.

And YOU can be be part of it.

JOBS NOT WARS is a time-limited, nation-wide petition campaign to urge the president and congress to abandon austerity solutions to the deficit and instead to end the war, cut military spending, tax the super-rich, and redirect resources to restore and protect the social safety net, create jobs, deal with climate change and meet other urgent social needs.

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For Peace & Justice: Join Brooklyn For Peace!

Brooklyn For Peace believes that many of the issues of common concern to Brooklynites are linked. As a multi-issue non-partisan non-sectarian organization, we connect the dots between endless wars, local gas pipelines, national energy policy, and the draining of our tax money away from human services and towards the Pentagon. For over 25 years, Brooklyn For Peace has conducted educational programs and provided varied opportunities to take action. We realize again this year how important it is for us to work together to break the barriers to meaningful change in our national priorities.

Please join us in our commitment to building a movement for peace and justice! Donate and become a member of Brooklyn For Peace. Your donation is tax-deductible in 2012 if it’s postmarked by December 31, or if you donate on-line before midnight, December 31. Some of our activities thus far in 2012: Continue reading

What is the “Grand Bargain” and the “Fiscal Cliff”??

Vox Pop was a popular radio program of interviews, quizzes and human interest features, sometimes titled Sidewalk Interviews (1936) and Voice of the People (the name is from the Latin “Vox Populi”, meaning “Voice of the People”). It was heard from the early 1930s to the late 1940s.

As we come down to the wire on the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” BFP put together our own “Vox Pop” video.
We asked these three questions:

  1. Since the election, there’s been a lot of talk about a “grand bargain.” Have you heard of the grand bargain? If so, what do you think it is, and what do you think of it?
  2. President Obama has said the “grand bargain” will include big reductions in “entitlements,” which usually refers to Medicare and Social Security. Do you think we should put more public money, or less public money, into social programs like Medicare and Social Security?
  3. If YOU were making the government budget, what would YOU spend the money on? Continue reading

Response to massacre in Newtown, Connecticut

With last week’s overwhelmingly sad and tragic news of gun violence in Newtown, Connecticut, leaving 27 people dead, including 20 young children, we are reminded of the urgency of our joining together to make America and our world a safer place for all. We applaud the President’s commitment to take immediate action for gun control, and to reduce the level of violence in our society. We look forward to his leadership. We also join with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and a groundswell of our fellow Americans from all walks of life, in an urgent call for legislative action.

Gun Control legislation is necessary but it’s only the first step: Join Brooklyn For Peace to work for the elimination of the social and economic injustices which cause war. Proliferation of guns is directly related to the out-of-control defense industry. Guns which end up on the streets are manufactured by the same companies which manufacture weapons for the U.S. military.

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Brooklynites To Congress: We don’t want another war!

October 28, 2012

Members of Brooklyn For Peace’s Peace And Economic Justice Committee (PEJ) have been busy the past few weekends. Concerned that some in Congress are beating the drums of war once again by pushing for military action against Iran, they have been out on street corners asking residents to send postcards to Congress demanding that their representatives say “NO to another war!”


At times the BFP table was swarmed with people wanting to send postcards
to their Congressional Representative.

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Say No to War Against Iran!
Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East!
Sign the Iran Pledge of Resistance

Sign the Iran Pledge of Resistance initiated by United for Peace and Justice.

Brooklyn For Peace is one of the endorsing organizations and calls for:
No War Against Iran! Nuclear Free Weapons Zone in the Middle East!

The time to stop the senseless march to war with Iran is NOW!
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Inform yourself! See the Resource List (updated October 1, 2012)

Join BFP to work on preventing another war before it starts! Email bfp@brooklynpeace.org

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