Wed, 4/25, 6 pm: Forum on Militarism and its Connections to Racism, Poverty, and Environmental Devastation
WHERE: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217 WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th at 6 pm sharp
Doors open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served.
Brooklyn For Peace is co-sponsoring this forum hosted by the USLAW and the Poor People’s Campaign. For more information on the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, including its list of demands and the new document The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America 50 Years after the Poor People’s Campaign Challenged Racism, Poverty, the War Economy / Militarism, and Our National Morality (known as “The Audit”), visit poorpeoplescampaign.org.
WHAT: Because of the escalating U.S. spending on war and the military — current military spending for $857 billion by the Pentagon and other departments, plus $644 billion continued spending for past wars — we will gather for a picket and vigil at the IRS office (Broadway at Duane) a couple blocks north of City Hall in Manhattan.
We will also encourage people to consider refusing to pay these taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and, instead, reroute their taxes to organizations seeking to create a better world for all people.
April 14 to May 3 is also part of the international Global Days of Action on Military Spending, organized by Global Campaign on Military Spending and supported by the International Peace Bureau.
Sponsored by NYC War Resisters League, NYC Catholic Worker, Kairos Community, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, NYC Metro Raging Grannies (list in formation)