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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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Refugees and Immigrants Are Welcome Here!
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Refugees and Immigrants Are Welcome Here!
Join our campaign to get this poster up in stores near where you live.
This campaign is symbolic of our resistance to the Trump regime, and is especially important at this time in creating a climate of public opinion.  See recent coverage of the poster campaign on News12 Brooklyn.
Email fortgreenepeace@gmail.com to join a team from Fort Greene Peace to help in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed-Stuy
OR pick up posters in the Brooklyn For Peace office (388 Atlantic Ave) to put up in YOUR neighborhood.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 to arrange a time when office will be open.

Thurs, 9/6 at 5:30 pm: New York 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, as New Yorkers gather in lower Manhattan (Battery Park) at 5:30 pm demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials.
BFP will be there to share our message: Climate change causes war, and war causes climate change!

March for our demands 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!

For more info, and to volunteer with People’s Climate March/NYC to help in organizing and outreach:
www.pcmny.org
Check it out on Facebook. RSVP and share!

Fundraising Committee Seeking New Members!


Are you looking for a way to connect to BFP? 
No experience necessary, although experienced fundraisers also welcome.
Without funds, we can’t do the work!

Please contact us at fundraising@brooklynpeace.org

Take Action for Yemen!

The assault on the Yemen port city Hodeida, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with backing from the U.S., began over a week ago and is currently underway. Check out this recent report on Democracy Now.

Please sign this petition which urges Congressional reps to use all available means including invoking the War Powers Act to end the unconstitutional U.S. participation in the catastrophic Saudi-UAE assault on Hodeida. Brooklyn Reps Clarke and Velazquez were among the 34 signers of a letter to this effect. While thanking them, we need to urge them to follow through. The other Brooklyn reps (Jeffries, Maloney, Nadler, and Donovan) have not signed. If you’re in their districts, ask them why not?

Sponsor: https://www.facebook.com/ActionCorpsNYC/

An Informative Evening
With Author Partha Banerjee

Jun 1, 2018—
It was an evening to remember!

Dr. Partha Banerjee has just published a new book: “Music Box and Moonshine” and we gathered to hear him talk about it and then read one of the chapters. A lively conversation followed the reading.

The book is a collection of 18 short stories from the rich collection of literature originating in Bengal, India, Banerjee’s birthplace. This body of writing is largely unknown in the West and the book will be an eye-opener showing the high quality and depth of the writing from that part of the world. The stories that Dr. Banerjee selected and translated, shine a strong light on the great hardships that people of that land have suffered. These include famine, war, political upheavals and natural disasters. The reading was generously hosted by Jaki and Henry Florsheim in their building’s Media Room, a cozy little space that made for an intimate get-together. The evening was sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace. Partha Banerjee and his wife, Mukti, are long-standing members.

The book is available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2sA0Kjx

Dr. Banerjee led off with some introductory remarks, giving context to the selection of 18 Bengalese stories that he translated for his new book: “Music Box And Moonshine.”
Jaki Florsheim who hosted the evening’s event along with her husband Henry, introduces the night’s featured speaker, Dr. Paratha Banerjee.
Part of the group that attended Banerjee’s book reading.
Partha Banerjee read from his new book, “Music Box And mond Shine.”
The book is available on Amazon. Go here to see the offer: https://amzn.to/2sA0Kjx
 
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