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Supporting Diplomacy With Iran —
Which Way … War or Peace??

What’s going on in the negotiations with Iran?

Learn about progress that’s been made

See Highlights Part One and Part Two (Q & A) from our recent Forum with Professors Ervand Abrahamian and Carolyn Eisenberg on YouTube (28 min)

Also see Gareth Porter speaking on “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare”
See quotes from U.S. and Israeli officials in support of the negotiations.

See more resources from the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Join Brooklyn For Peace in signing the Open Letter to our elected officials.
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Help reach our goal of 1000 signatures!
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Medea Benjamin – Pathmaker To Peace

May 2, 2014


BFP Vice-Chair Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg presents
Pathmakers To Peace award to courageous peace and human rights activist Medea Benjamin.

Did you miss it?
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Give Peace a Chance!
Brooklynites Speak Out:
For Diplomacy, Not War with Iran!
Money for Schools, Not for War!

See coverage in Brooklyn Downtown Star, April 17, 2014.
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New Yorkers gathered together on Saturday, April 12 for a Peace Rally and Walk that was held by Brooklyn For Peace and 23 other co-sponsoring organizations in front of the borough’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. “Give Peace a Chance!” was the rallying cry. Ralliers carried signs calling for “Diplomacy Not War With Iran!” “Use our taxes for schools, NOT for war!”: Trillions $$$ for wars….leaves pennies for schools, jobs, and health care!” The event was part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending
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2 Brooklyn Reps Support Diplomacy with Iran;
Others Stay Mute: Call YOUR Rep!

Sanctions bill S 1881 has been stopped in the Senate as a result of grassroots pressure.
(See below for info on this bill, and on the negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran.)

However, AIPAC will certainly continue its effort to sabotage diplomacy with Iran by turning its attention to the House.
In an effort to avert this, a letter was circulated among House members expressing support for diplomacy and opposing new legislation that would impede it.

This letter was made public on Wed Feb 12 with 104 signers.

From Brooklyn, Reps Clarke and Velazquez are signatories.
Jeffries, Maloney, Nadler, and Grimm did not sign.
Our elected officials need to know we’re watching,
and that we demand their support for peaceful solutions.

Please take a few minutes to call your Representative.
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Mid East Forum Big Success!

Apr 1, 2014

There was a full house at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church last night as Fort Greene Peace and Brooklyn For Peace held a forum with a panel discussion and question and answer period for folks attending. The forum was entitled: “What’s At Stake In The Mid East.”

Panelists included Zachary Lockman, NYU Professor who teaches & writes on Middle Eastern history, politics and the role of the US in the region, Maya Mikdashi and David Wildman of the United Methodist Church’s Human Rights & Racial Justice Committee and frequent traveler to the Middle East & Afghanistan. Read the rest of this page »

Rallying To Support A Hunger Strike
“Keep SUNY Downstate Open!”

March 9, 2013

Hundreds rallied at the entrance to the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Governor Cuomo is continuing with his threat to privatize or close this important health care facility and teaching hospital that serves a broad section of Brooklyn.

Bringing the fight to stop layoffs and cutbacks at Downstate to a higher level, clergy and community leaders launched a 48-hour fast and hunger strike in defense of the embattled hospital and its employees who are being threatened with termination. Many hundreds have already been fired and critical care is laboring under greatly-reduced staffing and funding.

Rally At SUNY Downstate

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