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Tues 4/18, Tax Day: Protest War Spending! Bus Tx for 4/29 Climate March; & More: Posted 4/17/2017

Tues 4/18, Tax Day:
Protest money for war!
@ IRS, 290 Broadway (at Duane St.), 2 blocks north of City Hall.
Join us to protest tax dollars going to U.S. wars in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, etc. Celebrate people who are refusing to pay the IRS but instead are sending their tax dollars to community groups seeking to create a better world.
Co-sponsors include NYC War Resisters League,
BFP,  Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action NYS, and others
@ Fort Hamilton P.O. 8801 Fifth Ave, Bay Ridge (R train to 86th & 4th Ave)
Join Bay Ridge Peace Action to distribute flyers on the cost of war.
Get your ticket for Sat April 29!
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket NOW for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza) (almost sold out!)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Thurs 4/20, 12 noon:
Rally with No Cuts Coalition to fight $6.2 billion cuts in Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
@Foley Square, 111 Worth St, lower Manhattan
Sat 4/22: Earth Day!
Show support for publicly funded science and scientists.
10:30 am: Rally at 64th and Central Park West.
11:30 am: March!
Click here for more info including march route.
Sun 4/23, 3-6 pm:
One of Brooklyn For Peace’s most dedicated and longest-standing members, Jane Kurinsky, passed away on November 21, 2016.
Join friends and colleagues to remember Jane and her dedication, commitment and friendship.  All are welcome!
Please RSVP to janek.memorial@gmail.com.

Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!

Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed May 10, 10 pm
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!
Save our libraries!
Check it out on Facebook:
Citizens Defending Libraries

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Get Your Bus Tkt for 4/29 Climate March; Vigil & Fast for Yemen; & More: Posted 4/12/2017

Get your ticket for Sat April 29!
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash
Can you help spread the word?
Sign up for Sat 4/15 to distribute flyers at Cadman Plaza or Grand Army Plaza locations.
Wed 4/12–Sun 4/19, 10 am– 2 pm:
@ Isaiah Wall,1st Ave btw 42nd & 43rd St.
Come out (any amount of time, any of the above days) to support peace activists who are fasting for the week, standing in solidarity with its civilian population, and calling for:
1. Stop to all drone attacks and military “special operations” within Yemen
2. End to all U.S. weapon sales and military aid to Saudi Arabia
3. Compensation to those who have suffered losses caused by U.S. attacks.
Partners in the vigil and fast include: New York Catholic Worker community, Code Pink, Upstate Coalition to End the Wars and Ground the Drones,  Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Granny Peace Brigade,Veterans for Peace NYC Ch 34, & others
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peacer.
Stop US Military Action in Syria:

Contact White House & Congress!

Call the White House  202-456-1111. Contact our Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and your own Congressional Rep at  202-224-3121, or by using fax or e-mail.

Military action only increases the dangers and intensifies the humanitarian catastrophe in the region. Both the United Nations Charter and the Chemical Weapons Convention provide means for international investigation and sanction of the use of prohibited weapons.  Unilateral use of military force in these circumstances by the United States, which has not been attacked and is not in imminent danger of attack, is unlawful.

Contact major news media, especially CNN and MSNBC, to register your alarm and concern.
Check out this article by Phyllis Bennis which is very helpful in articulating why the U.S. military response is the wrong response.

See Democracy Now’s round-table with Medea Benjamin,  Yazan al-Saadi, a Syrian-Canadian writer from Beirut, and others.

Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Tonight! Wed 4/12, 10 pm:

“War No More” on BRIC

The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68;  Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast, or on
Thurs 4/13, 6:30 pm:
@ 53 Washington Sq, NYU.
(King Juan Carlos I Center)
Free admission, open to the public.
The U.S. and South Korea claim THAAD is necessary to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles but locals fear its environmental effects, claim its real target is China, and believe it makes them ground zero for counterattacks.  Why is this happening?  What is THAAD?
Learn about this struggle from Ms. Sounghey Kim, a leader in the citizen’s resistance leadership, and other speakers on the broader global context that underlies this latest conflict.
Tues 4/18, 12 noon–1 pm
@ IRS, 290 Broadway (at Duane St.), 2 blocks north of City Hall
Protest tax dollars going to U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, etc.
Co-sponsors include NYC War Resisters League, BFP, Granny Peace Brigade, and others.
Thurs 4/20, 12 noon:
Rally with No Cuts Coalition to fight $6.2 billion cuts in Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
@Foley Square, 111 Worth St, lower Manhattan

Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!

Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed April 12, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Respond to Attack on Syria! Bus Tx for 4/29 Climate March; & More: Posted 4/8/2017

Stop US Military Action in Syria:

Join others at Times Square, 43rd St & 7th Ave, Manhattan, to be visible with our message:

Military action only increases the dangers and intensifies the humanitarian catastrophe in the region. Both the United Nations Charter and the Chemical Weapons Convention provide means for international investigation and sanction of the use of prohibited weapons.  Unilateral use of military force in these circumstances by the United States, which has not been attacked and is not in imminent danger of attack, is unlawful.

If you can be at Times Square today, let us know by e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or phone 718-624-5921, or just show up

Contact White House & Congress!

Call the White House  202-456-1111. Contact our Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and your own Congressional Rep at  202-224-3121, or by using fax or e-mail.
Contact major news media, especially CNN and MSNBC, to register your alarm and concern.
Check out this article by Phyllis Bennis which is very helpful in articulating why the U.S. military response os the wrong response.
See Democracy Now’s round-table with Medea Benjamin,  Yazan al-Saadi, a Syrian-Canadian writer from Beirut, and others.
Get your ticket for Sat April 29:
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
TONIGHT!
Sat 4/8, 7 pm:
Benefit for the
Brooklyn Defense Committee, providing telephone hot-line and emergency assistance to folks facing threat of deportation
Lea Gilmore: Blues, Jazz, Gospel Singer Activist with David Keyes on Piano;
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, Creators of Rise Up Singing and Rise Again Songbooks; with the
Brooklyn Women’s Chorus
@Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St, downtown Brooklyn
Suggested donation: $20 adult $5 (under 18); no one turned away
Co-sponsors: American Friends Service Committee, Brooklyn Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; Brooklyn For Peace, and many others

Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!

Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed April 12, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!


Sat 4/29: BFP Bus to Washington! Climate, Jobs, Justice, & Peace! (Posted 4/4/2017)

Sat April 29:
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash.


Thurs 3/30, 2017, 7 pm: Peace Activism in the Age of Trump, Putin, & NATO; & More (posted 3/23/2017)

Thurs 3/30, 7 pm:

What are the opportunities and challenges for U.S. peace activists in the current period?
What can we learn from the European peace movement?
Speakers:
Reiner Braun, Co-President, International Peace Bureau
Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee
Where: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House,
110 Schermerhorn St, between Boerum and Smith, downtwn Brooklyn
Co-sponsors: BFP; Peace and Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting (Quakers), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Endorsed by: NYC War Resisters League

Admission Free; Donations Requested

 

Mon 3/27, noon–1 pm:
Did you know that negotiations are about to begin at the UN on the abolition of nuclear weapons? Last fall 123 countries voted for this treaty (sadly the U.S. was among 38 countries who voted against it.)
As negotiations to implement the treaty begin, it’s important that we show public support!
Demand that the U.S. change its vote and lead the way to a world free of nuclear weapons.
Where: Isaiah Wall, across from the United Nations at First Ave. & 43rd Street.

Co-sponsors: NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, NYC Catholic Worker

Tues 3/28, 6-8 pm:
Relax with neighbors and other BFP members!
Join us for free pizza, specials on drinks, and good company. All welcome!

@Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Ave between Court and Boerum Place

Tues 4/4, 6-9 pm:
Peace Party!

Join us to share info about what local organizations including BFP are planning to defend our communities in the months ahead. As it’s the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam” at Riverside Church, we’ll read this historic and important speech as well as hearing some good music and relaxing together.

@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave between Hoyt and Bond.
Free admission! All welcome!

Food and drinks available at the Commons Cafe.

Sat April 29:
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash.
Mon 3/27, 7-9 pm:
Next meeting:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.

Get info here about the Working Groups and how you can connect.

Tues 3/28 & Wed 3/29
24 Hours of Action for Refugees:
Stop the Refugee Ban!
Defend Asylum!
Save Temporary Protected Status!
Schedule:
Wed 3/28, 12:30 pm: Rally
@ 40 Wall St. (Trinity Building)
1:30 pm: March to Trinity Church, 75 Broadway
2- p pm: Workshops.
Check out schedule on Facebook!

Wed 3/29:

10 am: March from Trinity Church to Federal Plaza
12 pm: Rally at Foley Square
Refugees Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;

Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.

Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed April 12, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In


See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

 

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:


Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sun 3/19: Anti-War Demo, 14th Anniversary, U.S. Invasion of Iraq; & More (sent March 15, 2017)

Sun 3/19, 12 noon–2 pm:
Let’s remind our fellow New Yorkers about the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the disastrous consequences which are continuing to follow.
12 noon: Vigil @NY Public Library (5th Ave & 41st St)
March to Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station (7th Ave and 43rd St)
Initiated by:  NYC War Resisters League

Co-Sponsors:  Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, Green Party of Brooklyn, Gotham Greens, Veterans For Peace NYC Chapter 34, Peace Action NYS, Peace Action Manhattan, Peace Action Staten Island, Kairos Community, Women in Black/Union Square, United for Peace and Justice, NYC Code Pink, Granny Peace Brigade (list in formation)

Thurs 3/30, 7 pm:
What are the opportunities and challenges for U.S. peace activists in the current period?
What can we learn from the European peace movement?
Speakers:
Reiner Braun, Co-President, International Peace Bureau
Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee
LocationL Brooklyn Friends Meeting House,
110 Schermerhorn St, between Boerum and Smith, downtwn Brooklyn
Co-sponsors: BFP; Peace and Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting (Quakers), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Endorsed by: NYC War Resisters League

Admission Free; Donations Requested

 

Tues March 28, 6-8 pm:
Relax with neighbors and other BFP members!
Join us for free pizza, specials on drinks, and good company.
All welcome!
@Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Ave between Court and Boerum Place
Sat April 29: Save the Date!
March for jobs, justice, and the climate!
Can YOU step up to be a bus co-captain for BFP bus?
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org if you can do it, or if you want more info.

(We’ll let you know next week if there will be a BFP bus.)

Urgent Action Alert!

Take Trump’s Hand Off The Nuclear Button!

H.R. 669 “Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons” would require a congressional declaration of war for the president to order the use of nuclear weapons (except in response to an incoming nuclear attack.) With Trump’s call for a nuclear build-up (as if the U.S. didn’t already possess enough of these earth-destroying weapons) and his oft-stated calls for possibly using them, not to mention his total ignorance on matters of nuclear arms control, it is imperative to support and pass this bill.
Take action now!
Sign a petition being circulated by CREDO! calling for support for H.R. 669.
Call, write, email or FAX a letter to your House member, urging them to support and work for passage of H.R. 669. If you don’t know represents you, find them their contact info here.
Go here to see a sample letter.

Strengthen our voice for peace!

Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Re-scheduled! Wed 3/15, 7 pm:
Conversation with playwright
Summer Awad following the performance
@ St Joseph’s College,
245 Clinton Ave, Clinton Hill
Sponsor: Students for Justice in Palestine, St. Joseph’s College;
Admission Free!
Fri 3/17–Sun 3/19
Fri 3/17, 7 pm: Kick-off party with excerpts from all the films & 2 shorts (free admission)
Sat 3/18 and Sun 3/19, starting 1 pm:
Admission: $12 (advance) for each day, $15 at the door; ($10 for last film of the day only)
@All Souls Unitarian Church,
1157 Lexington Ave (at 80th St)
Co-Sponsored by Peace & Justice Task Force of All Souls Unitarian Church
Thurs 3/23, 5-6:30 pm:

Students Not Soldiers!

leafletting at Parent Teacher Conference Night to be sure students and families have information on alternatives to the military.  E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on how you can participate. You don’t need to be a granny!
All are welcome!
Sat 3/25:
Support BFP team in raising funds for children in Gaza.
Register by 3/22 to participate in person, or donate to support UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Programme.
Mon 3/27, 7-9 pm:
Next meeting:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.
Get info here about the Working Groups and how you can connect.
Refugees Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
No More Hiroshimas!
Learn about Hiroji Yamashiro, his commitment to peaceful non-violent protest in Japan, and the movement to free Okinawa from U.S. military presence.
Sign this petition and tell others:
Start conversation with family and friends!
$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed April 12, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Wed 3/8: Intnl Women’s Day! Take Trump’s Hand Off the Nuclear Button! & More (posted 3/7/2017)

BFP Email Us
Wed 3/8, 4–8 pm:
Join Code Pink and others to call for a world without war!
4 pm: Rally @ Washington Square Park
5 pm: March to Zucotti Park, with stops at:
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory site, Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, Stonewall, City Hall, the African Burial Ground and the former slave market, financial institutions funding the Dakota Access Pipeline, and others.
Wed 3/8, 10 pm:
“War No More”: Highlights (Part One) from our Teach-In
Speakers:
Ervand Abrahamian:
War and the Middle East
William Hartung: Military Budget and Pentagon Priorities
On Cable at Verizon FiOS 43,
Spectrum 1998, Optimum 68, RCN 83.
Live-streamed at time of the program on your computer:
go to BricArtsMediathen
scroll down to
click on Channel 2 
See it any time on YouTube

Thurs 3/9. 7 pm:

Speaker: Michael Sfard, renowned human rights lawyer who litigates for Israeli activists and Palestinians
@NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South, Room 214
Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace NYC
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
Tues 3/14, 7 pm
Conversation with playwright
Summer Awad following the performance
@ St Joseph’s College,
245 Clinton Ave, Clinton Hill
Sponsor: Students for Justice in Palestine, St. Joseph’s College;
Admission Free!
Sun 3/19, 12–2 pm:
Vigil at NY Public Library
(5th Ave. & 41 St.)
March to Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station (Seventh Ave. & 43 St.)
Initiated by NYC War Resisters League
Co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace and many others
Thurs 3/23, 5-6:30 pm:

Students Not Soldiers!

leafletting at Parent Teacher Conference Night to be sure students and families have information on alternatives to the military.  E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on how you can participate. You don’t need to be a granny!
All are welcome!
Refugees Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Get Organized Brooklyn!
Get info here about the next general meeting.

Get info here  about the working groups.

Feb 6 meeting, featuring the powerful words of Nayim Islam from DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) about what sanctuary really means.
Visit us on Facebook
for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Urgent Action Alert!

Take Trump’s Hand Off The Nuclear Button!

H.R. 669 “Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons” would require a congressional declaration of war for the president to order the use of nuclear weapons (except in response to an incoming nuclear attack.) With Trump’s call for a nuclear build-up (as if the U.S. didn’t already possess enough of these earth-destroying weapons) and his oft-stated calls for possibly using them, not to mention his total ignorance on matters of nuclear arms control, it is imperative to support and pass this bill.
Take action now!
Sign a petition being circulated by CREDO! calling for support for H.R. 669.
Call, write, email or FAX a letter to your House member, urging them to support and work for passage of H.R. 669. If you don’t know represents you, find them ad their contact ino here
Go here to see a sample letter
Thurs 3/9, 7:30 pm:
Speaker: Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson will bring us up to date on the  Pilgrim Pipelines
Riverkeeper is now at the forefront of the struggle to stop the Pilgrim Pipelines before they begin construction. Jeremy Cherson will explain the proposals to build the 170-mile pipelines financed by Koch Industries, which will and accelerate the transportation of crude oil down the Hudson with more barge berths.
@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave, downtown Brooklyn (between Hoyt and Bond)
Click here for more info about 350Brooklyn.
Fri 3/10 & Sat 3/11:
at NYU, in association with Hip Hop Caucus and Justice Action Mobilization Network
Speakers to include: Bill McKibben, Jeffrey Sachs, Bernie Sanders, Sandra Steingraber, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Rev. Lennox Yearwood
With performances by: Messiah, Antonique Smith, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)
Humanity is facing a global climate emergency, and we must act now to address the environmental, economic and political issues contributing to the problem.
Note: For the general public, tickets are $5 which covers both Friday and Saturday daytime proceedings. A separate ticket for $5 for Saturday evening with Bill McKibben and music and other artistic performances.
Sat April 29: Save the Date!
March for jobs, justice, and the climate!

Strengthen our voice for peace!

Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
No More Hiroshimas!
Learn about Hiroji Yamashiro, his commitment to peaceful non-violent protest in Japan, and the movement to free Okinawa from U.S. military presence.
Sign this petition and tell others:
Start conversation with family and friends!
$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed March 8, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921

Sat 2/25, 1 pm: Protect Our Health Care : Rally @ Donovan’s office; & More (posted 2/24/2017)

BFP Email Us
Mon Feb 27, 6:45 pm:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.
Enter through 8th Ave entrance
NOTE: Space limited to 1200!. Doors  open at 5:45.Get there early! We’ll have to turn people away if we hit capacity.
Panel discussion: threats that Betsy DeVos and the Trump regime pose for public education: and what we can do about it!
Following the panel,
meeting, featuring the powerful words of Nayim Islam from DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) about what sanctuary really means.
Tues 2/28:

Organized by Working Families Party and MoveOn.

For more info: ResistHere.org
Fri 3/3, 10 am–3 pm:
Condemn the government of South Sudan and its collaborating countries, including Egypt, which have continued to wage war on innocent civilians and execute the policy of genocide and ethnic cleansing in South Sudan.
10 am: March starts at Trump Tower, 5th Avenue @ E. 56th St,
11:45 am: Egyptian Permanent Mission at the UN, 304 East 44th Street
1:00 pm: Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park,  East 47th St., btw 1st & 2nd Ave
Support South Sudanese Community in the U.S.
For info:

Global Partnership for Peace in South Sudan: gappss.info@gmail.com

South Sudan International Advocacy for Human Rights peterkuel@yahoo.com
Human Rights Activists: sdengkak@yahoo.com
Alliance for South Sudan imurot@yahoo.com 
Refugees Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook
for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Sat Feb 25, 1 pm:
No Repeal of ACA (Affordable Care Act) Except to Replace It With Universal Health Care (Improved Medicare-for-All, Single Payer)

Location: 7308 13th Ave, Dyker Htsl, Bklyn

Train: D to 71st Street
Called by: New York Progressive Action Network,  Our Revolution, Democratic club members, organizers of the NYC Women’s March,
Health Professionals Protest, and more

Thurs 3/9, 7:30 pm:

Speaker: Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson who will explain the Pilgrim Pipelines
@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave
Sat April 29: Save the Date!
March for jobs, justice, and the climate!
Check out this 10-point plan
to stop Trump & make gains in justice and equality:
Waging NonViolence has published very useful strategic plan to employ “as we head into the Trump era.” This useful piece by George Lakey offers a “10-point plan — fully open for discussion and debate.”
1. Recognize that we represent the majority, not Trump
2. Strengthen civic institutions and their connections with targeted populations.
3. Play offense, not defense.
4. Link campaigns to build movements.
5. Link movements to create a movement of movements.
6. Avoid one-off demonstrations.
7. Heighten the contrast in confrontations between the campaigners’ behavior and our right-wing opponents.
8. Aim to unite around a vision for justice, equality and freedom.
9. Make the vision more real by extending new economy institutions and coops.
10. See U.S. polarization as opportunity.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
No More Hiroshimas!
Learn about Hiroji Yamashiro, his commitment to peaceful non-violent protest in Japan, and the movement to free Okinawa from U.S. military presence.
Sign this petition and tell others:
Start conversation with family and friends!
$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed March 8, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921

Sun 2/19, Noon-4 pm: “I Am A Muslim Too!” Rally @ Tiimes Square; & More (posted 2/17/2017

BFP Email Us
Sat 2/18 & Sun 2/19:
commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 and honors the 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII.
Sat 2/1i8, 1-4:30 pm:
@ Japanese American United Church, 255 Seventh Avenue btw 25th & 26th St, Manhattan
Sun 2/19, 6-9 pm
@ La Mama (The Downstairs) 74A East 4th Street, btw 2nd Ave & Bowery, Manhattan
Sat 2/18, noon–2:30 pm:
A New Orleans-style mock funeral.
@Washington Square Park, NYC,
Mon 2/20, noon–4 pm:
@61st and Central Park West
(Trump International Hotel)
Tues 2/21:

Organized by Working Families Party and MoveOn.

For more info: ResistHere.org
Wed Feb 22, 6:30 pm:
Join Congressmember Yvette Clarke
to discuss:
Donald Trump’s First 30 Days:
**Immigration
**Health Care
**Climate Change
@Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway
(btw Plaza St East & Underhill Ave)
Space limited!
Wed Feb 22, 7:30–9:00 pm
Teach-In & Workshop led by
Brooklyn College Faculty*
@61 Local, 61 Bergen St (btw Court and Smith), Boerum Hill
Reproductive Health & Justice:
Feminist Queer Activism: 
Climate Change/Envorpment:
Criminal Justice/Police Reform: 
*affiliation for identification purposes only
Thurs Feb 23, 6-8 pm:
Local progressives Happy Hour: food, drink, casual conversation
248 Dekalb Ave (corner Vanderbilt)
All welcome, especially if you live in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill,
or Bed-Stuy
Thurs Feb 23, 6:00–8:00 pm
@St Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Ave btw DeKalb & Willoughby
Mon Feb 27, 6:45 pm:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.
Enter through 8th Ave entrance
NOTE: Space limited to 1200!. Doors  open at 5:45.Get there early! We’ll have to turn people away if we hit capacity.
Panel discussion: threats that Betsy DeVos and the Trump regime pose for public education: and what we can do about it!
Following the panel,
Refugees Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook
for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Sunday Feb 19, 12 noon–4 pm:
(48th St & Broadway)
Let’s stand up together for our Muslim brothers and sisters in support of equality and tolerance.
Organized by: The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Nusantara Foundation with support from over 150 partner organizations including the Muslim Community Network.
Speakers include Russell Simmons, Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Daisy Khan, Linda Sarsour and Debbie Almonstaser
Family friendly event!
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace
Thurs 3/9, 7:30 pm:
Speaker: Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson who will explain the Pilgrim Pipelines
@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave
Sat April 29: Save the Date!
March for jobs, justice, and the climate!
Thurs 3/9, 7:30 pm: 350Brooklyn general meeting
Speaker: Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson who will explain the Pilgrim Pipelines
@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave
Check out this 10-point plan
to stop Trump & make gains in justice and equality:
Waging NonViolence has published very useful strategic plan to employ “as we head into the Trump era.” This useful piece by George Lakey offers a “10-point plan — fully open for discussion and debate.”
1. Recognize that we represent the majority, not Trump
2. Strengthen civic institutions and their connections with targeted populations.
3. Play offense, not defense.
4. Link campaigns to build movements.
5. Link movements to create a movement of movements.
6. Avoid one-off demonstrations.
7. Heighten the contrast in confrontations between the campaigners’ behavior and our right-wing opponents.
8. Aim to unite around a vision for justice, equality and freedom.
9. Make the vision more real by extending new economy institutions and coops.
10. See U.S. polarization as opportunity.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
No More Hiroshimas!
Learn about Hiroji Yamashiro, his commitment to peaceful non-violent protest in Japan, and the movement to free Okinawa from U.S. military presence.
Sign this petition and tell others:
Start conversation with family and friends!
$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed March 8, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon March 6

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sat 2/11: Teach-In: People OR Trump! Mon 2/6: Get Organized Bklyn! & More (posted 2/5/2017)

BFP Email Us
Mon Feb 6, 6:30 pm:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.
Enter through 8th Ave entrance
NOTE: Space limited to 1200!. Doors  open at 5:45.Get there early! We’ll have to turn people away if we hit capacity.

Panel discussion: Threats to our immigrant communities and how NYC is responding

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca (Chair of the City Council’s Immigration Committee),
Nisha Agarwal (Commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs),
and representatives from New York Immigration Coalition, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM,)
Make the Road New York, and the ACLU.
Following the panel, #GetOrganizedBK working groups will meet.
Tues 2/7, 6 pm:
NOTE new location:.
Meet at 28 Liberty St, lower Manhattan in front of Chase Bank; march to Goldman Sachs
Organized by Working Families Party and MoveOn.
For more info: ResistHere.org
Tues 2/7, 7 pm:
Book Launch with Alice Rothchild
172 Allen Street, NYC, NY
Train: F to Second Ave
F/M/J/Z to Delancey/Essex
Sponsor: Just World Books
Co-Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Wed 2/8, 7 pm:
at Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall. Room 313

Wed 2/8, 10 pm:

Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Start conversation with family and friends!
$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Join us for a Teach-In:
Sat Feb 11, 10 am to 3 pm
Explore, discuss, and make plans to fight back!
Where: St. Joseph’s College–Tuohy Auditorium
245 Clinton Ave, between Willoughy & DeKalb Ave
Train: G to Clinton/Washington
Bus: B69 or B38
Free Admission (including lunch)
Program:
10 am to 12 noon:
What Lies Ahead! How will Trump’s foreign policy affect our communities?
Panel discussion with
William Hartung: Military Budget & Pentagon Priorities
Ervand Abrahamian: War and the Middle East
12 to 1:30 pm:
Lunch (free, but please register so that we know how many to expect!)
Cultural Presentation by Despina Stamos, dancer/choreographer
1:30 to 3:00 pm:
Taking Action to Defend Our Communities
Leslie Cagan will lead off on a community discussion
with activists from a variety of groups and YOU
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn  For Peace, Fort Greene Peace,  Office of Campus Ministry/St. Joseph’s College, Students for Justice in Palestine/St. Joseph’s College, &
Social Thinkers/St. Joseph’s College
Also Sat Feb 11, 2-5 pm:
Citywide rally to challenge the criminalization of immigrants under the NYPD’s current Broken Windows policy, before it worsens under Trump’s far-right administration.
@Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Hosted by:

Sat April 29: Save the Date!
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed! Add yours now!
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Feb 8, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Three
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Visit us on Facebook
for info on these and other upcoming events
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon March 6

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!