DEC. 20, SAT, 7:30 pm: Veterans Honor the Christmas Truce of World War I with Concert featuring John McCutcheon
Veterans Honor the Christmas Truce of World War I with Concert featuring John McCutcheon
Concert Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Concert Time: 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Location: Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York NY.
Renowned folk musician John McCutcheon will perform at the Great Hall of The Cooper Union in honor of the centennial of the truce created by soldiers fighting on opposing sides of the front line during the early months of the Great War.
DEC. 20, SAT, 2-3 pm: Peace Button Holiday Giveaway in Bay Ridge
Join Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition on Saturday December 20 between 2:00 and 3:00 PM for our BAY RIDGE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!
We will be giving away 100 “Peace” buttons (one per person)
WHERE: 86th between 4th and 5th Aves in front of Century 21
WHEN: Saturday, December 20 from 2 to 3 pm
(646) 824-5506; www.panys.org/BR; email@example.com
DEC. 20, SAT: Anti-Apartheid Holiday Caroling at Leviev at 1 pm
Anti-Apartheid Holiday Caroling at Leviev
WHEN: Saturday December 20, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
WHERE: 700 Madison Ave, between 62nd and 63rd Sts
Have you called yet? If not, do it TODAY!! No Bombing! No War!
Pick up the phone!!
No Bombing! No War! National Call-in Day
Capitol Hill Switchboard: 877-429-0678 (toll-free number)
President Obama has announced that he was sending another 1500 troops to Iraq, and would be calling on Congress to issue a new “authorization for the use of force” against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
He is asking as well for $5.6 billion to pay for this new war.
The Brooklyn Representatives have repeatedly voted for antiwar positions, but strong pressure will be on them now to vote for this authorization. Both they and our Senators need to hear from their constituents that this new war is another tragic mistake.
Call your Representative, as well as Senators Schumer and Gillibrand
Toll-free number 877-429-0678 (provided by Friends Committee on National Legislation)
No Weaponized and Surveillance Drones in NYC!!
Lets Say NO!! to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones in NYC.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information on how you can participate in campaign to get NYC Council to vote against bringing drones into NYC.
Check out KnowDrones and Granny Peace Brigade for info on drones, especially in NYC.
In an article in the May 20 edition of the New York Daily News, reporter Tina Moore comments on William Bratton’s support for the concept of drones in the following way: “Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the unmanned machines equipped with cameras and tiny microphones could help spy on crime hotspots–like housing projects, where shootings are up about 32% this year.”
Although it’s unlikely that Bratton was naive enough to utter those exact words, it is probable that spying on the citizenry of New York is indeed what he intends to do. His exact words were, “Myself, I’m supportive of the concept of drones, not only for police but for public safety in general . . . It’s something that we actively keep looking at and stay aware of.”
With this warning ringing in our ears, we’re heading for 125th Street to alert the citizenry that drones will be coming–if not tomorrow, certainly within a few years.
Action Alert: End JROTC in public high schools!
Support Councilmember Dromm, speaking out to end JROTC!
Responding to our campaign to end JROTC programs in NYC public high schools, Council Member Daniel Dromm, Chair of the Committee on Education, is currently speaking out for a re-allocation of funds from the JROTC program to needed teacher, student, alternative school and guidance programs, according to recent article in the NY Post.
It’s important that Councilmember Dromm hear from us NOW. Please write a short note to thank him for his commitment on this issue, and for his strong public voice to eliminate funding for this program. 2 0r 3 sentences will be very much appreciated. Let him know what you feel about this military program. You can choose one point that especially concerns you from the talking points below. E-mail to email@example.com.
No More Hiroshimas! No More Nagasakis! No More Fukushimas!
Did you know??
In March 2013, Norway hosted a conference in Oslo on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons, with 127 governments in attendance. The US boycotted this conference! A follow-on conference is scheduled in Mexico in early 2014. The U.S. has not committed to attending.
In May 2013, a new United Nations working group began meeting in Geneva “to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons.” The first ever UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament will take place on September 26, 2013, in New York. But, the US is refusing to participate in the UN Disarmament Working Group, and has been silent on the September meeting.
We Will Not Be Silent Shirts For Purchase!
Share your message with the world.
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT! Wear your message on your chest!
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT is an artist/activist collective that has worked together since 2006. Through the creative use of language embodied on shirts and at times emboldened on signs held up in public spaces, WE WILL NOT BE SILENT responds to current social justice issues, encouraging creative direct public actions, where many people can participate.
Check out the text you want to wear!
Choose from these and other collections: Reclaim; Greed Kills; Peace with Iran; Palestine; Tibet; Toward Liberation; and more.
Purchase your T-shirt on line at this link: wewillnotbesilent.net.
You’ll be spreading the word while supporting the work of this energetic and important group.
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.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for local contact information for New York Women in Black
Every THURSDAY, 4:30–6:00 pm: Free, Ongoing Self-Defense Classes for Teens and Transyouth Age 12–19
The Center for Anti-Violence Education offers an ongoing, free self-defense class on Thursdays for teen women and transyouth aged 12-19. The classes are held at CAE, 327 7th St (at 5th Ave), 2nd floor in Brooklyn. 4:30–6:00 pm.
FREE: PACT (Power Action Change for Teens)
For Teen Women & Transyouth ages 12-19
Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
This class follows the school calendar. Ongoing enrollment.
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