BFP At The Flatbush Frolic Street Fair— A Smashing Success For Peace!
Sep 17, 2017
Brooklyn For Peace has a long history of tabling at the borough’s varied and many street fairs. One of our favorites has been the Flatbush Frolic, on Cortelyou Road in Flatbush, just south of Prospect Park. This is a wonderfully diverse neighborhood and has a more relaxed feel than other fairs.
Step up to speak out against war! Join us on Sun 9/24 at the Atlantic Antic
Haven’t we had enough war??
Join Brooklyn For Peace to speak up NOW, or face new Trump wars in Syria, Korea, Iran, or elsewhere:
**Thousands more US troops in Afghanistan
**US bombing in Syria
**Danger of hot war in Korea
**Threats to use nuclear weapons
**Possibility of military intervention in Venezuela
**Trillion dollar upgrade of US nuclear arsenal planned
**Trying to cancel the historic agreement with Iran
It’s time to take action for peace!
Join us on Sunday Sept 24. Reach out to our neighbors at the Atlantic Antic. We’ll be distributing flyers and inviting folks to use our photo booth to send a message to our elected officials. (Click here to see the flyer.)
Sign up here. Atlantic Antic: 245 Atlantic Ave between Court and Boerum Place
If the time slot you want is already filled, just come by. Look for our red tent. We can always use more folks!
Join with us to work against militarism and war! Help us organize and build a movement for peace and economic justice!
Speaker: Dr. Partha Banerjee, Human Rights Activist, Immigrant Rights Organizer, Labor Educator
388 Atlantic Ave btw Bond & Hoyt.
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Partha Banerjee is a first-generation Bengali immigrant from India. He is a labor educator, human rights activist, and writer. He has personal experience with the fundamental militarist doctrines of right-wing parties in India, which he has rejected, without disavowing his deep roots in ecumenical and secular Hinduism.
He will address questions such as:
What Extremism: Religious, Political, Social, Cultural, Economic? Or All of the Above?
Brooklyn Says NO to Neo-Nazis and Trump’s War Threats Against N. Korea
Aug 13, 2017
Almost a thousand people gathered today in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to attend a rally for “Peace And Sanity.” The rally was called to oppose Trump’s war-mongering threats to use nuclear weapons against North Korea. But it was transformed into a giant protest against yesterday’s Nazi/KKK riot in Charlottesville, Virginia as well.
Organized by Councilmember Brad Lander, Bk Get Organized and Indivisible, speakers included Lander as well as many other elected officials. Also helping to build attendance was Brooklyn For Peace and Peace Action of NY State whose speakers addressed the crowd and were greeted with enthusiasm.
A flyer was distributed by BFP members calling on people to call Congress with an urgent request to pass legislationt that would remove Trump’s ability to launch a nuclear war on his sole command.
BFP’s Molly Nolan gave a detailed history of U.S aggression against North Korea in what she called “America’s forgotten war.” She spoke of U.S. carpet bombing, napalming and flooding the country in a campaign that flattened every North Korean City and left a million citizens dead. By reciting this history, Nolan connected the dots between those acts carried out during the Korean War and Trump’s threats of today. See complete text of her remarks here.
People we spoke to at the rally resolved to stand firm against the neo-Nazis and to demand negotiations to settle disputes. Using the military and threatening to use nuclear weapons can only endanger world peace and bring us closer to nuclear Armageddon.
Remarks by Molly Nolan, Grand Army Plaza, Aug 13, 2017
Grand Army Plaza, August 13, 2017
We are here today to mourn the white supremacist violence that erupted in Charlottesville and to renew our determination to fight for the civil rights and equality of all Americans. As we protest the racism, violence, and militarization of politics here at home, we also need to protest the racism and violence and militarization of our foreign policy. Racism, violence and militarism in one area reflects and reinforces it in the other. So I want to talk about the US threats to North Korea (although we also need to worry about those to Venezuela.)
Donald Trump has threatened North Korea with “fire and fury and power the likes of which has never been seen.” What he has forgotten—or probably never knew, is that the U.S. inflicted fire and fury on the entire Korean Peninsula once before, during the Korean War of 1950-53.
In the US, Korea is “the forgotten war” and most Americans probably can’t find Korea on a map. It is not forgotten in North and South Korea, however. Indeed, it is not even over. We need to remember what happened in Korean War because it helps explain why Kim Jong-un wants to keep nuclear weapons to prevent an invasion or attempts at regime change. It helps explain why South Koreans want negotiations, not war. Continue reading →
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