June 6, 2011

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Sat 6/18, 1-4 pm: Mermaid Parade, Coney Island: Join BFP contingent!
Tues 6/7, 12 noon – 2 pm: Vigil for Darfur
Wed 6/8, 10 pm: Does the U.S. Violate International Law? Highlights on BCAT
Sat 6/11, 2 – 4 pm: Stop Bloomberg Budget Attacks! Bklyn Forum
Volunteers needed: Table at street festivals: Sat 6/11; Sun 6/19; Sun 6/26
Sailing soon: Audacity of Hope! U.S. Boat to Gaza
New shipment Palestinian Olive Branch Olive Oil.  Order now! We’ll deliver!
Support Brooklyn For Peace!
Visit our website for photos from Peace Fair and May 12 March on Wall Street
Saturday June 18, 1-4 pm
Mermaid Parade, Coney Island
Greet thousands of spectators with our message: Money for healthcare, jobs, schools, and housing – not WAR .
1 pm sharp: Meet outside the Mermaid Deli on the corner of West 21st Street and Mermaid Avenue. We’ll need to register as a group one block away.
2 pm: Parade begins.
Fee: $10 registration for adults; $5 for children. We can cover the fee for you: let us know if that’s an issue. .
We’ll have:
  • costumes for everyone to become a Mermaid For Peace!
  • sunscreen
  • peace sign mardi gras beads for the crowd.
  • flyers urging everyone to call our Senators: bring the troops home now
  • information about Opting Out under “No Child Left Behind”: stop our high schools from providing personal contact information about students to military recruiters
  • live music!
This fun, raucous event helps us spread our message to folks who wouldn’t otherwise ever attend a rally or demonstration against war.
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace (Anti-Militarism Committee)
Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or e-mail nowar@brooklynpeace.org
Also coming up:
Tuesday June 7, 12 noon - 2 pm
Vigil for Darfur
Why? The Government of Sudan in Khartoum continues to foment violence in various border regions across the North/South divide as the upcoming independence of South Sudan approaches. Last week, Abyei town was bombarded and attacked by Sudanese government forces. The Khartoum government continues to believe it can act with impunuity.
We need to keep this issue in the public eye. Demand U.N. investigation.
Location: U.S. Mission to the United Nations, 45th St and First Avenue (700 United Nations Plaza)
Questions? Visit Save Darfur or e-mail darfur@brooklynpeace.org
Wednesday June 8, 10 pm
Does the U.S. Violate International Law?
A Forum Series sponsored by BFP and others addressed this question in fall, 2010.
Did you miss it?
Catch the highlights!
From Session Two: Shahid Buttar, Esq.,Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at:

Channel 35 (TimeWarner); Chanel 68 (Cablevision); Channel 83 (RCN); Channel 43 (Verizon)
Don’t have cable access or you’re not in Brooklyn?
Watch from anywhere on your computer
: Live video-stream, must watch at time of the cablecast
Go to BCAT TV Network,  scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch! (Requires Windows Media Player)
DVD of the complete program is available.
Have a friend or neighbor (especially a senior citizen) who can’t get out to our events?
Let them know how to tune in on BCAT or get the DVD.

“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TVprogram, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm
Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org
Saturday June 11, 2-4 pm
Brooklyn Public Forum/Action Assembly:
Stop Bloomberg’s Budget Attacks!
Upcoming City Budget includes drastic cuts to public services in NYC.
Bloomberg cuts taxes for the rich, then slashes public services because “there’s no money”.
Come and speak out!
How budget cuts have impacted you and your community?
What can we do together to fight the cuts?
Location: Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn;
Train: A/C/S to Franklin Ave; G to Bedford/Nostrand;
From B/Q/2/3/4/5 transfer to S to Franklin Ave
Endorsed by: Coalition for Public Education (Brooklyn Chapter); Operation POWER: Freedom Party, and others
The Audacity of Hope!
U.S. Boat to Gaza sails soon with the 2nd International Freedom Flotilla.
This is a human rights mission to help end the illegal Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.
The only cargo on the boat will be thousands of personal letters to the people of Gaza.
Add your voice! Write a letter, send a poem, make a drawing, or any other creative act of friendship.
Send your letter to: Letters to Gaza, 110 W. 72nd St, #158, New York, NY 10023
Visit http://www.ustogaza.org/ to send your letter by e-mail and to sign up for alerts as the Flotilla sails.
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace and many other organizations.
Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or e-mail is.pales@brooklynpeace.org
Volunteers needed:
Bring BFP’s message to new audiences!

Staff our table at upcoming street festivals.
Volunteer for 1 or 2 hours at these events:
Saturday 6/11: Brooklyn Pride (Prospect Park West) 1o am to 6  pm
Sunday 6/19: Seventh Heaven (7th Ave in Park Slope) 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 6/26: Smith Street Sunday FunDay (Smith St in Boerum Hill) , 10 am to 6 pm
E-mail melissa@brooklynpeace.org to let us know when you’re available
New shipment Palestinian Olive Branch Olive Oil.
Order now! We’ll deliver!
Support Brooklyn For Peace!
Become a member! Participate in one of our committees.
Make a tax-deductible donation to suppport our work!
Your financial support is an important way of participating.
Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org