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Current Activities

Move the Money from War to Our Communities!

Link to register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfuqtqzMuEty3eS4SHcV9Ef4dVDXh-BzT?fbclid=IwAR1gvFV5cNa9wi9CLayb-PFPy2beCyhVq1hKOrjzuFkSH2Imz4OqNcgL0_w

BFP is part of the Move the Money/NYC Coalition supporting Res. 747-A. This resolution will put New York City on record demanding that the funds which are now being squandered on the Pentagon be redirected to our real needs. One third of the City Council has already co-sponsored! We’re gearing up to get the rest on board.

See the video of our recent Town Hall, or the PowerPoint slides.

Check here to see if your City Councilperson is among the 17 co-sponsors of Res. 747-A. If not, please contact them by phone, email, or tweet. Don’t know your Councilmember? Go here to find your councilperson. 

Featured speakers at the Town Hall:
Greetings from Congresswoman Barbara Lee!
NY City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Prime Sponsor, Council Resolution 747-A.
Lindsay Koshgarian, Director, National Priorities Project
Bobby Black from the NYC Poor People’s Campaign
Patrick Forde, Vice-President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
Phara Souffrant Forrest, New York State Nurses Association
Moderator: Yousef Zakaria of CodePink

Check out Move the Money/NYC on Facebook or on Twitter @MoveTheMoneyNYC

Following Up and Taking Action:
Reimagining Community Safety and Policing

Link to YouTube video of Town Hall

BFP’s Town Hall on Reimagining Community Safety and Policing II (Oct. 8) drew more than 100 participants! A lot of great ideas came out of this event as we considered the history of policing in the US, the various definitions of defunding the police and how it intersects with BFP’s principles. We discussed how we as individuals can build safety with our neighbors and in our neighborhoods.

Please see the video recording and share with friends.

Here’s how YOU can follow up and take action:
Learn more about the Breathe Act to divest our taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and invest in a new vision of public safety. Contact your congressperson and senators to support it.

Learn more about Restorative Justice and Pod Mapping

So that NYC can obtain the resources needed to invest in social service resources, join us in pushing the NYC City Council to pass Res 747-A which would call on the federal government to move the money from war to what we really need in our communities!

Climate Justice Through Racial Justice

Link to event page on website

Did you miss the March on Sunday September 20?
Check out this video (courtesy of Dave Lippman)
Enjoy these photos from the People’s Climate March, or  these (thanks to Ellen Davidson/Veterans for Peace Ch 34.

We marched because we know that addressing the climate crisis effectively rests in our commitment to racial justice. This isn’t the first march calling for climate justice and racial justice, and it won’t be the last. The March kicked off and set a tone for Climate Week by prioritizing Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples, making clear the intersection between climate justice and racial justice.

Check here for more info and the list of demands.

Hosted by Action Corps NYC, American Indian Community House, Bronx Climate Justice North, Climate Reality Project NYC/Metro Chapter, Corporate Accountability, Extinction Rebellion NYC, March for Science NYC, North Bronx Racial Justice, Peoples Climate Movement – NY, Plus1Vote, Schaghticoke First Nations, Sustaining All Life – NYC, United Confederation of Taíno People, WEAct

Co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER:
Protests, Marches and Teach-Ins: Get involved!

Lhttps://www.justiceforgeorge.info/search?zipcode=&distance=50ink to website

Organized Actions to Dismantle White Supremacy: ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼

JusticeForGeorge is a partner to community organizers. They share information to support the work happening on the ground, facilitate the attendance of allies, and ensure safety for all in the fight for Black equity. JFG hopes to provide the information and infrastructure to underpin a determined, strategic dismantlement of the systems of racial inequity in the United States, and to draw together the coalition of millions who either already have (or soon will have) committed themselves to make change – to ensure future generations of Black Americans experience the same America, one that offers opportunity, safety and inspiration, as everyone else.

Join their mailing list if you want daily email with updates. They’re on Facebook, Twitter, and *Instagram.

*Instagram is the best source for daily updates, scheduled activities, and current information.

Cooking With Mukti! Was a Great Success!

Cooking With Mukti: Link to Event Page

Thanks to everybody who joined us to “Cook With Mukti!”

This event was very much enjoyed by all who participated! We’ll be making the video of the event available in a few days to those who registered for the event. If you were “there” and have photos of yourself in action, or the results of your culinary efforts, please share them to fundraising@brooklynpeace.org.

On 75th Anniversary of U.S.Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki,
Join Us to Say: Never Again!

Should we spend money on college tuition of on nuclear weapons?

As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, join us take action to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again!

Sign this petition: Demand U.S. Federal Lawmakers pledge for global nuclear disarmament for the 75th anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

It’s unacceptable that $1.7 trillion is now earmarked over the next ten years for nuclear weapons “modernization”. We can’t afford a new nuclear arms race. Making nuclear weapons usable increases the risk that they will be used. Adopting a no-first-use policy promotes stability and reduces the risk. Nuclear arms control agreements and the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons would make us all safer.

Legislation currently in Congress would be steps in the right direction:
S. 2727 & H.R. 4904 (Smarter Approaches to Nuclear Expenditures; SANE) would reduce nuclear weapons spending
S. 3886 and H.R. 7140 would prohibit funds to be used for explosive nuclear weapons testing
S. 272 and H.R. 921 would establish a no-first-use policy regarding nuclear weapons
S. 200 and H.R. 669 would prohibit the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war from Congress expressly authorizing it
S. 845 (New START Policy Act) calls for extension of the new START Treaty
S. 312 and H.R. 1231 blocks funding for nuclear weapons which are based by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Check out how our Senators and your Representative stand on the above legislation. Contact them to let them know how you feel about the urgency of this matter.


 
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