Tues. Oct 7, 4:30–6:00 pm Protest Endless War in Afghanistan!
It’s been 19 years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan!
Join us on the Manhattan Bridge Plaza at Bowery and Canal as we hold banners and signs facing the evening rush hour traffic as well as local pedestrians. We’ll demonstrate our opposition to endless U.S. war in Afghanistan as well as all other U.S. wars and the government’s war on the climate, the economy, and the poor.
Remember our town hall on June 30, “Reimagining Community Safety and Policing?” Join us on Thursday October 8 for the second part, to go deeper into imagining what genuine community safety would look like, and what it would mean to defund the NYPD.
Speakers: Prof. Alex Vitale, author of “The End of Policing” Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson, Exec. Pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ, and Exec. Dir. of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
We’ll tackle questions such as: How and why have the police across America become so militarized? What would it mean to demilitarize and defund the NYPD? What should new law enforcement look like?
2020 Electoral Activism Academy Application is now open! Deadline to apply: Fri Sept 25, 2020
Learn about Becoming a Candidate, Campaign Finance, Technology and Techniques in Elections, and much more with LLI’s fantastic teachers in collaboration with CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. When: Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM, October 3—November 21 Where: VIRTUAL (NOT at the usual location: CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor, Manhattan) Who: Organizers, activists, and aspiring politicians. Application deadline: 5:00 pm on the last Friday of September 9/25/20. Submissions must include the complete application with resume. Space is limited, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Academy is free of cost to participants, but you must confirm that you will attend all the classes (unless a valid excuse). For questions, please contact 347-446-5786 or email@example.com. Please visit us online and join us on Facebook and Twitter!
Vigil for Yemen: Every Saturday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Ongoing with Social Distancing!
Many thanks to Felton Davis and the Catholic Worker Movement for maintaining this vigil to keep a public focus on U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in the ongoing war in Yemen and its impact.
Vigil will continue on Saturday mornings, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, outside Tompkins Square Park (Avenue ‘A’ & St. Marks Place). Restrictions on public gatherings continue, but the police have not interfered with our small group, and we do stand at least six feet apart. There’s room for a few more at Tompkins, but if more than ten people want to vigil for Yemen, please feel free to stop by Maryhouse, (55 E 3rd St, b/t 1st Ave & 11th St , East Village, Manhattan) to pick up signs and choose another location.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for future messages, updates on what’s happening in Yemen, and plans for response.
Did you miss it? See highlights from our recent forums on cable TV Brooklyn Public Access (BRIC) or on YouTube
BFP’s “War No More” program on 2nd Tues each month, and Thursday the same week, 8 am & 10 pm on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network, Brooklyn Free Speech, Ch. 2) You can view it several ways: See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996; RCN 83. Please advise your friends and neighbors, especially senior citizens or others who have cable access but may not have convenient internet access. If you don’t have cable, you can live-stream on your computer but only at the time of the broadcast. You can watch at your convenience on BFP’s YouTube channel. Also check out the amazing video library of BFP and other events done by BFP member Ed Briody on his YouTube channnel
Every Thursday, 5:30-6:30 pm: Vigil: “Women in Black”: Justice for Palestine
Every Thursday, 5:30–6:30 pm (weather permitting)
Join the Women in Black Vigil Union Square (on the little traffic island at 14th St & Broadway)
Express your outrage at the continuing siege as well as the U.S. policy toward Israel-Palestine that allows the blockade to continue.
Both women and men are welcome to participate. Learn more about the Women in Black Vigil.