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.)
Initiated by War Resisters League NYC;
Sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace & many others.
Tuesday April 28, 9:30 am:
Join our “Art for Peace” Campaign.
Join us at Union Square, 1 pm, on Sunday April 26.
Look for BFP banner on Unions Sqaure North, in front of Barnes and Noble.
March with us to the United Nations.
Bring your poster to our table at the Festival. Art work will be displayed in and around our table, and photographed for posting on our website.
All participants will receive a peace button and a certificate of participation.See the Flyer.
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.
See it on Facebook.
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
WRITTEN AND PRODUCED by Kathleen Sullivan & Robert Croonquist
ANIMATIONS by Amber Cooper Davies
PROJECTIONS by Pikadon Project
“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:
Focus to be announced.
“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.
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?
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.
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.
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-
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: email@example.com
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
Check out videos of previous forums on youtube!
- Noam Chomsky at Pathmakers to Peace, 11/15/14
- Which Way Forward—Climate Justice or Climate Chaos, 9/5/14
- Phyllis Bennis on U.S. in the MIddle East: Wars, Occupations, U.S. Policy, and the Challenge to the Anti-War Movement, 5/17/14
- Whistleblowers and Surveillance, 4/21/14
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.
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.”
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! 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 (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 email@example.com for local contact information for New York Women in Black
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!