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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.


Rest in Power
Representative John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian

Link to Rep. Lewis Obituary in BBC News
Link to C.T. Vivian Obituary in Democracy Now!

Congress Voted Money for War:
Let Them Hear From You!

It’s Time to Move the Money!

Congress voted yet again to spend OVER $700 BILLION on the military! The National Defense Authorization Act (for fiscal year 2021) was passed in both the House (H.R. 6395 passed July 21, 2020) and the Senate (S. 4049, passed July 23, 2020). In the House, Reps. Clarke, Maloney, & Nadler who voted NO. If you’re in their district, please call or write to thank them. Velazquez did not vote. If you’re in her district, ask her why. Jeffries and Rose voted yes. If they represent you, please contact them to let them know how outraged you are. (Find out who represents you.)

In the Senate, Gillibrand voted No, and deserves our thanks. But Schumer voted Yes, even though he had previously supported the Sanders/Markey amendment to cut a mere 10% from the military budget. Call to let him know that he should have used his leadership to marshall a strong vote not to support this outrageous and immoral use of our tax dollars. Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Check out Move the Money–NYC.

We need the NYC City Council to pass Resolution 747-A which calls for immediate hearings on how much of the federal money that NYC desperately needs to open our schools and to tackle the COVID-10 pandemic is being squandered on the military. More than 60% of the federal discretionary budget now goes to the military. Get the facts on military spending.

Email movethemoney.nyc@gmail.com to find out what you can do.
Use our social media posts on FB, Twitter, and Instagram to reach out to your friends and family, and encourage them to take action as well.

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

Also check out JusticeforGeorgeNYC/join. 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 and current information.

Learn About Abolition Park

Abolition Park Instagram


On July 28, 2020 the Abolition Park Council held a press conference at Columbus Park (Mulberry & Worth St.) where they presented their immediate demands for the city in response to the NYPD raid on July 22, 2020, that violently removed their people –and resources– from City Hall Park without negotiation, warning, or remorse. Press conference was followed by a 24 Hour March.

Community members spoke on the forceable arrests that took place during and after the attack on July 22, as well as personal property taken and disposed of without regard or opportunity for retrieval. Many of those vital supplies stolen by NYPD belonged to the houseless and working poor who resided and participated in the camp’s political agenda of abolishing the police state and liberating Black lives. These displaced people publicly shared their intentions and experiences at Abolition Park prior to the eviction, and clarified objectives for the future of this movement.

If you want to know what really happened on July 22 when Abolition Park was evicted, check out and follow their posts on Instagram (abolitionpark) or Twitter (@abolitionpark)/.

 
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