Ceasefire in Libya, Humanitarian Intervention at Home
April 18, 2011
Brooklyn For Peace strongly opposed military intervention in Libya before the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973 on March 17, 2011. Notwithstanding that we deplore the Qaddafi regime and its armed attacks on what was originally a peaceful opposition, we defend the opposition’s right to protest the current government and seek an alternative. Continue reading →
Condemn Repression in Bahrain
We strongly condemn the Bahrain government, which has used brutal military force to suppress legitimate, peaceful protest. The Shi’a majority and many Sunnis are demanding democratic, seculf reforms and equal treatment in politics and the econony. Continue reading →
Living Wage Bill Campaign
The Living Wage bill, which concerns retail sector jobs and is directed at corporations receiving NYC subsidies, is gaining ground in the City Council! Council Speaker Quinn held a hearing about the bill on Thursday May 12, 2011. Brooklyn For Peace has endorsed this campaign.
Questions? Want to get involved? Visit www.livingwagenyc.com
Olive Branch Palestinian Olive Oil: new shipment arrived!
Egypt makes clear the US needs a new Middle East policy!
Speak Up Now!
The inspiring rising of vast segments of the Egyptian population has achieved the signal success of ousting Mubarak and family. Continue reading →
Protest FBI Raids and Harassment of Antiwar Activists
On Friday Sept. 24, the FBI raided homes of anti-war and international solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Doors were kicked in during the early morning raids and personal belongings including children’s artwork, posters of Martin Luther King, Jr. were taken, as well as cell phones,
computers and boxes of paper records. About a dozen activists from Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.
The FBI emphasized that no arrests were made, but that evidence was being collected regarding the possible ‘material support’ of terrorism. The ‘material support’
statute is so broadly written that it can, and does, criminalize international peace-building activities whose only connection to terrorism is to fight against it.
Recently the Justice Department’s own Inspector General released a report documenting political surveillance by the FBI. Friday’s raids continue this pattern,
whose purpose is to intimidate and suppress dissent rather than in any way protecting U.S. citizens. These raids threaten the First Amendment rights of all of us.