“Be on our side. We are on the side of peace and justice. End U.S. military aid to Israel.”
These words come from Palestinians and Israelis and are used is a mass transit advertising campaign that is coming to New York City in September.
The subway ad features photos of an Israeli and Palestinian parent, with their children. The text directs riders to www.twopeoplesonefuture.org, the national website of Two Peoples, One Future campaign, where viewers can learn how U.S. military aid to Israel ($30 billion over the next 10 years) is bad for Palestinians, bad for Israelis, and bad for Americans.
This campaign will reach a huge new audience of people. It has already run successfully in several other U.S. cities, and will now appear in 18 New York City subway locations, including several Brooklyn stations. Volunteers will be passing out cards giving more information in these stations. See more information on the campaign and how to help at the Brooklyn For Peace Israel-Palestine pages.
Could NYC evacuate for a nuclear attack? What about a nuclear accident at Indian Point?
The recent preparations for Hurricane Irene are only a small part of what would be necessary in the event of a nuclear attack, or a nuclear accident an Indian Point. While this experience is still fresh in our minds, let’s remind Mayor Bloomberg that the only way to keep NYC safe from these disasters is to make it a City of Peace, and to close Indian Point. Continue reading →
Brooklyn Congressional Reps Oppose War Spending
In two key votes in the House of Representatives last week Brooklyn Congressional Representatives took a clear stand in opposition to the Pentagon budget. Representatives Clarke, Towns, Velazquez and Nadler all voted against the entire FY 2012 Defense Appropriations bill of $648.7 billion. Unfortunately, however, the bill passed: Vote in the House was 336 in favor, 87 against. Continue reading →
New Yorkers To Albany – Hands Off Our Drinking Water!
Jun 25, 2011
Hundreds of New Yorkers turned out for a spirited rally in Foley Square. They assembled to demand a permanent ban to the hazardous system of extracting deeply buried gas known as fracking. With repeated shouts of “no frackin’ way” they demanded that Governor Cuomo and the state legislature put people before the profits of the gas industry so that New York’s drinking water would be protected and remain pure and clean.
Brooklyn For Peace (Antimilitarism Committee) met the thousands of Coney Island Mermaid Parade spectators on Saturday, June 18 and demanded money for healthcare, jobs, schools, and housing – not WAR .
BFP distributed peace sign mardi gras beads to the crowd, along with flyers urging everyone to call our Senators to get the troops home and negotiate peace. The flyer also includes information about Opting Out under No Child Left Behind to stop our high schools from providing personal contact information about students to military recruiters. We were accompanied by music.
This fun, raucous event helps us spread our message to folks who wouldn’t otherwise ever attend a rally or demonstration against war. Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or e-mail email@example.com
Brooklyn For Peace Shows Some Brooklyn Pride
Jun 11, 2011
BFP members set up a table at this year’s Brooklyn Pride Fair in Park Slope. Even though the weather was wet, thousands turned out for this annual celebration of Gay Pride. BFP was well received and thousands of Cost of War flyers were distributed. People stopped to chat and express their interest in the organization. And families brought children to our table to design their own peace button. A special Brooklyn For Peace flyer, celebrating Brooklyn Pride was distributed as well.
Many street fairs fill our Brooklyn avenues during the summer. You’re invited to help bring our message of peace and justice to street fair attendees. To help out just call (718) 624-5921 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BFP’s Brooklyn Pride Table
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