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APRIL 28, Tues, 9:30 am: Vigil and Direct Action for Nuclear Disarmament:
Shadows and Ashes are all that will remain after a nuclear explosion

Tuesday April 28, 9:30 am:
Shadows and Ashes:
Direct Action for Nuclear Disarmament
Vigil at the Isaiah Wall (First Ave. & 43 St.) followed by nonviolent direct action at the U.S. mission to the UN (First Ave. & 45 St.)

Please join us for the Vigil: You do NOT need to risk arrest to do so.
On the first full day of the NPT Review Conference, join us to demand that the U.S. fulfill its commitment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by starting immediately to negotiate in good faith to abolish all its nuclear weapons.  In spite of President Obama’s promise in 2009 to seek a world free of nuclear weapons, his administration plans to spend $350 billion in the next 10 years to upgrade and modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

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Initiated by War Resisters League NYC;
Sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace & many others.

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MAY 2, Sat, 8 pm: WITH LOVE to Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Concert for Disarmament

On May 2, at 8 pm WITH LOVE to Hiroshima and Nagasaki – A Concert for Disarmament will honor atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki who will be in New York for activities surrounding the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at UN Headquarters.  As this is the 70th anniversary of those two fateful days, this will be the last time many of us will be able hear their stories and thank them for their lifetime of work for a world without nuclear weapons.  An extraordinary intergenerational group of singers, poets and philosophers have gathered for this event.  Please let your students know about this never to be repeated opportunity.

LOCATION: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St, Manhattan

Doors open from 8 p.m.

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Tickets $20 through Brown Paper Tickets  or at the door.See the flyer

FEATURING :

JOANNA MACY, Eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar

CLIFTON TRUMAN DANIEL, grandson of the US President who dropped the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

SHIGEKO SASAMORI, SETSUKO THURLOW and YASUAKI YAMASHITA, Atomic bomb survivors

KATHLEEN SULLIVAN, Disarmament educator

ANNE WALDMAN with FAST SPEAKING MUSIC

DJ SPOOKY   who will sneak preview PEACE SYMPHONY: 8 STORIES inspired by work with atomic bomb survivors

MASAAKI TANOKURA, Concert Master of the Osaka symphony who will perform on the Hiroshima Jogakuin hibaku (atomic bomb survived) violin

SAM SADIGURSKY, Brooklyn-based Jazz Composer

THE HIBAKUSHA CHOIR HIMAWARI, a choir of atomic bomb survivors from Nagasaki

JEAN ROHE, Brooklyn-based singer songwriter

LA GUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS student choir performing a Nuclear Guardianship anthem especially composed for the event

Directed by LINDA S. CHAPMAN, New York Theatre Workshop Associate Artistic Director
with projections by PIKADON PROJECT & AMBER COOPER DAVIES
DIRECTED by Linda S. Chapman

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED by Kathleen Sullivan & Robert Croonquist

ANIMATIONS by Amber Cooper Davies

PROJECTIONS by Pikadon Project

 

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MAY 4, Mon, 6-7 pm: Vigil outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC)
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims

“No Separate Justice!”
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
NEXT VIGIL MON May 4 , 6-7 pm:
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“No Separate Justice!”.  The mission of the No Separate Justice campaign is to highlight the gross abuses of the “war on terror” which have taken place in prisons and courtrooms across the United States. The purpose of the monthly vigils is to keep these injustices before our eyes.

No Separate Justice! campaign is a coalition of community groups, academics, family members and human rights and civil liberties organizations including Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-New York, and Educators for Civil Liberties. Brooklyn For Peace supports and endorses this campaign. “No Separate Justice” exposes and works to end a pattern of human rights and civil liberties abuses in “War on Terror” cases in the U.S. criminal justice system. Many of these cases are against Muslims or people associated with Muslim groups.
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MAY 13, WED, 10 pm: “War No More”: BFP Monthly Show on Brooklyn Community Access Television

Did you miss any of our recent Forums?
Catch the highlights on “War No More”!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program,
cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm

Topic for Wed May 13 to be announced.

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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.
It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Did you miss any of our recent forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More!”
Cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm, with live video-stream.

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Tell Congress: Vote NO on Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

TELL CONGRESS MEMBERS TO VOTE NO ON FAST TRACK  for the TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP ‘free trade agreement’ (TPP)
Calls to your own representative, and also to Senator Schumer (he’s on the Senate Finance Committee) are especially important.

Fast Track legislation would mandate no more than 20 hours of debate on the whole TPP and one Yes or No vote on the entire package within 90 days. Fast Track changes US governance by giving to the president the authority over international trade assigned to congress by the US Constitution.
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Join Global Divestment Campaign: Call NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli:
Divest State Pension Funds From Fossil Fuel Industry

Friday, Feb. 13 was Global Divestment Day. Hundreds of events took place worldwide calling upon governments, faith groups, universities and others to divest their investments in the fossil fuel industry which is driving climate change. Local protests took place in NYC, Albany, and Syracuse. More info: gofossilfree.org/divestment-day/

It’s not too late:  Let’s make eveery day Global Divestment Day:
If you didn’t call on Friday, calll State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli at 518-474-4044 TODAY!
Tell him: Divest the State Pension Funds from Fossil Fuels.  He has the legal authority to do it!
If you can’t get through on the phone, send an e-mail:  contactus@osc.state.ny.us
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“Take on Hate” Campaign: Join Arab American Association of NY in Mourning the Murder of 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina

On Fri Feb 13, a Vigil in Bay Ridge Mourned the Murder of the 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina

This vigil was organized by the Arab American Association of New York, the Muslim Community Network, Muslim American Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Palestine, and the Islamic Leadership Council of Metro New York

Now let’s join the  TAKE ON HATE Campaign, calling upon all Americans to address the current acceptability of prejudice toward Arab and Muslim Americans, and to stand up for change.
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No Weaponized and Surveillance Drones in NYC!!

Lets Say NO!! to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones in NYC.
E-mail grannypeace@gmail.com 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.”
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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.

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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.

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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 is.pales@brooklynpeace.org for local contact information for New York Women in Black

Self-Defense Classes for Teens, Adults, Transpeople, LGBTQ, and Transyouth Age 12–19
Center for Anti-Violence Education

The Center for Anti-Violence Education offers  self-defense classes for teen, adults, transpeople and LGBTQ.women and transyouth aged 12-19.
Check it out!

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