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Justice for Trayvon Martin!

This past weekend, a jury in Sanford, Florida, found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.
In addition to thousands of New Yorkers who gathered around the city to express outrage, Brooklynites gathered in Prospect Heights.
This appalling situation demands response on many levels.
As a start, please sign the NAACP’s petition to the Department of Justice, asking the Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Get background information on the case and the issues involved by checking outCornell West and Amy Goodman on Democracy Now (July 22, 2013) as well as the archived programs.

Thank NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Our country is in the midst of a struggle between the growing surveillance state and our precious civil liberties. Now a whistleblower has boldly stepped forward to expose the National Security Agency’s vast spying on our phone records and online communications.

Explaining his actions, the 29-year-old computer expert said “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”
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Tell Schumer and Gillibrand:
Hands Off Social Security!

Join the Alliance for Retired Americans and other organizations in the No Bad Grand Bargain Coalition (NBGBC) to tell our New York Senators Gillibrand and Schumer:
Be our champions for Social Security!
Reject any “chained CPI” proposals that will cut Social Security and veterans’ benefits!
Chained CPI is a reformulation of calculating the annual cost of living adjustments (COLA) and will result in cuts of thousands of dollars to seniors, retirees, the disabled, widows and widowers, and surviving children of deceased workers.
The proposal for a “chained-CPI” is only one of many examples of how military spending robs vital public services of needed funds, resulting in in cutbacks and layoffs that are having disastrous affects in our communities and on our families.
Click here to e-mail Sen Schumer
Click here to e-mail Sen Gillibrand
Congressional switchboard: 212-224-3121
Local numbers:
Sen Gillibrand: 212-688-6262
Sen Schumer; 212-486-4430
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City Hall Rally Says ‘No’ To Cuts and Sequester.

BFP Vice Chair Carolyn Eisenberg Connects Cuts To War Spending

May 31, 2013

Standing on the steps of City Hall today, speakers and representatives of a broad array of labor, community and peace organizations held a press conference to demand an end to the cuts and layoffs resulting from the sequester enacted by Congress. Billions of dollars are being are being forced upon those in our society least able make ends meet: the poor, the elderly, single-mom familes, people on food stamps and so on.

The organizations have joined together and call themselves No Bad Grand Bargain Coalition. It has been meeting with Congressional Representatives and Senators to demand restoration of funding for vital public services and a pledge not to cut Social Security, Medicare and Social Security. The coalition points to unfair taxation, which allows billionaires and large corporations to pay little or no taxes, which results in the vicious cutbacks to social programs that are depended upon by tens of millions of Americans.

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At City Hall, community, labor and civic leaders called on
President Obama and congress to cancel the budget sequester.

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Brooklyn Poll Says: “Bring Our War Dollars Home!”

May 25, 2013

The Peace And Economic Justice Committee of Brooklyn For Peace has been busy. Over the past few years we’ve been talking to our Brooklyn neighbors, about the lopsided spending priorities in Washington which favor war at the expense of human needs.

Using a unique gizmo called the BFP Penny Poll, (see photos below) we queried residents with this question: “If you were a member of Congress how would you apportion the Federal budget?” Continue reading

Action Alert: Close Guantanomo! Hunger strike in 3rd month!

Close Guantanomo! Hunger strike in 3rd month! This weekend saw the largest jump in the ‘official’ numbers of men on Hunger Strike in Guantanamo since the Military acknowledged the strike beginning. The Military has confirmed 84 men on Hunger Strike, with 16 being force fed and 5 in the hospital. Actual numbers are probably higher. Read testimony of one prisoner in NY Times.

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
Here’s what YOU can do:

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