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Diplomacy Needed to End Ukraine War:
YOUR Phone Call Is Important!

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) has recently drafted a Congressional sign-on letter to President Biden calling on the President to take…

Stop Biden from Cozying Up to Apartheid!

Biden is out on a war crimes tour, cozying up to apartheid and making deals with dictators, placing the lives…

Legislation Action Alert: Oppose $850 Billion in 2023 Military Spending!

Overblown “defense” spending is nothing new, so it’s easy not to notice when outrageous expenditures spiral even higher. President Biden…

Push Yemen War Powers Resolution!

All Brooklyn reps except Malliotakis have signed on as co-sponsors of the bipartisan Yemen War Powers resolution, H.J. Res. 87. But they…

Sign the Petition: Move the Money NYC! From War To Our Communities!

Residents of New York City! Sign this petition to urge our City Council to vote in favor of a Move the Money…

Genocidal Violence Continues in Tigray Region of Ethiopia

Updates as of 6-24-22 The record shows there is genocide in Tigray. (Ethiopia Insight) Ethiopia’s Invisible Ethnic Cleansing The World Can’t…

Support Yemen War Powers Resolution: Call Congress Now! 

Since its start over seven years ago, the war in Yemen has turned into a humanitarian disaster. U.S. military support for…

BFP Buffalo, NY Shootings Statement

Brooklyn For Peace stands in solidarity with the people of Buffalo, NY, in particular the African-American community as well as…

Restore the “Iran Nuclear Deal”: Help Stop a War with Iran 

Negotiations for the United States to rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action…

UPDATE: New Cold War with Russia – Tensions Over the US-NATO-Russia-Ukraine Crisis

This page is an ongoing page with articles updated weekly. More Useful Articles on US-NATO-Russia-Ukraine Crisis posted BFP 5/14/22 To…

UPDATED: BFP Statement on Dangerous Escalation of War in Ukraine

Brooklyn For Peace is increasingly alarmed over developments in Europe and the escalation of the war in Ukraine. We have…

How You Can Help Stop a War with Iran: Webinar Recording

Aired earlier today (4/21): Rep. Alan Lowenthal, along with leading experts from MoveOn, the Office of Senator Bernie Sanders, Quincy…

Stop the War in Ukraine! Russian Troops Out! No to Nato Expansion

What role is the U.S. playing in the war in Ukraine? How dangerous is this war for those not immediately…

Popular Culture and Politics

Brooklyn For Peace’s very own Vice Co-chair, Bruce Altshuler, has written multiple books on this topic. In March 2021 he…

Reject a No-Fly Zone! Support Negotiations to End Russian Invasion!

While opposing U.S. and NATO actions which have been escalating the conflict, Brooklyn For Peace unconditionally condemns Russia’s brutal, illegal,…

Brooklyn For Peace Statement on Russia, Ukraine, and NATO

Brooklyn For Peace unconditionally condemns Russia’s brutal, illegal, and unjustified war against Ukraine, its independence and its people. The suffering…

Sign Petition: Free Alex Saab

Alex Saab is a Venezuelan diplomat who was arrested in June 2020 on the orders of the U.S. government while…

Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal!

Diplomacy is the way! During this week of action, join National Iranian American Council to push Congress to support Biden…

We Need Diplomacy, NOT a Military Buildup!

Action Alerts!!!! As the tensions over the US-NATO-Russia-Ukraine conflict continue, US policy grows more dangerous. The possibility of a “hot…

Brooklyn For Peace Tigray Crisis Statement

Health catastrophe results from ongoing blockade of Tigray as the war enters its second year Tigray is one of the…

Petition: Don’t Vaporize Brooklyn!

Do We Need Two Fracked Gas Vaporizers in Brooklyn?? Already over 10,000 people have signed our petition to Governor Hochul…

Legislative Action Alert!

We Need Diplomacy, NOT a Military Buildup! As the tensions over the Russian-Ukraine conflict ratchet up, US policy grows more…

Great News! NYC a “Nuclear-Free” Zone!

On December 9, 2021, the NYC City Council voted overwhelmingly (41 to 5) in favor of important Nuclear Disarmament legislation: Int.…

Make the Call! – Good Cause Eviction Bill

Good Cause Eviction tenant protection bill (Senate Bill 3082) now in Albany for all tenants throughout NYS! With the COVID…

Sign Petition to Free Julian Assange! 

Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder, journalist and free speech champion Julian Assange today faces extradition to the U.S. and life imprisonment for…

BFP First Virtual PathMakers to Peace Gala

Last month we had our first virtual PathMakers to Peace Gala to kick-off our campaign “Sustaining the Future of BFP”.…

UPDATED INFO (WED 12/8) Call New York Senators Today!!

Late on Tuesday Dec. 7, the House voted to approve $768 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National “Defense” Authorization…

Urgent Action Needed: Defend Palestinian Human Rights Organizations!

On Friday October 22, the Israeli Defense Ministry declared some of the leading Palestinian human rights groups to be “terrorist…

“Defense” Budget Keeps Growing!

The House of Representatives will shortly be voting on a $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2022. This raises…

Zionist “Settler Colonialism” yields unrelenting takeover of Palestinian land

Applying the term settler colonialism to Israeli (and US) history has become increasingly common. It is the “settler” component that…

Solidarity with Haiti: End Deportations to Haiti Now!

On Saturday, August 14th the people of Ayiti/Haiti experienced another devastating earthquake that has left more than 1,200 dead and…

Concrete Actions to Support Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Getting out of Afghanistan was the right thing to do. We never should have been there in the first place. We…

Palestine Takes Israel’s War Crimes to the ICC

On February 5, 2021, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against…

BRIC: Now Open Fall Media Classes

BRIC is meeting you where you're at by offering a whole range of arts & media education classes online. From…

UPDATE: Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 months in prison

In 2014, Air Force veteran Daniel Hale blew the whistle on secret watchlists, targeted drone killings and other abuses in…

Let’s Not Forget: 76th Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

This week it's been 76 years since the U.S. dropped the uranium bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima (August 6, 1945…

Ethiopia/Tigray UPDATE

On Friday, January 29, 2021, we posted a piece entitled Ethiopian Prime Ministry Abiy Ahmed, Declares Military Victory In a…

Brooklyn For Peace Condemns Illegal Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

Brooklyn For Peace strongly condemns President Biden’s illegal airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. These raids were conducted without the required…

Torture Awareness Week: Mon, June 21—Sat, June 26:

We invite you to join Witness Against Torture in a Torture Awareness Week Fast. We will be fasting in our…

We should NOT sell more weapons to Israel!

Thank you to everybody who called our elected representatives to support resolutions blocking the sale of weapons to Israel (…

Stand With Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale, drone whistleblower, is now in solitary confinement in Alexandria, Virginia. Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force.…

Legislative Alert: Palestinian Rights Matter!

Rapid Response Needed  Explanation: As the Israeli-Palestinian crisis deepens, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and related organizations are generating…

Pen America – Worker Writers School Book Release

The Worker Writers School celebrated their 10 years at PEN America and their first book with a virtual reading for…

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is Back

Brooklyn For Peace’s Arts and Culture Collective is happy to announce that BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival is Back. And while…

Take Action to End Saudi-led Blockade Against Yemen.

The Saudi-led blockade against Yemen continues into the seventh year, preventing food, fuel, and medicine from reaching Yemen, and creating…

Calling Constituents of Hakeem Jeffries (C.D.8): Let’s Tell Him: Move the Money from War to Our Communities!

In public statements, Jeffries has said: “In Congress, I’ll work hard to encourage investment in education, particularly with respect to…

24 Senators Urge Biden to Close Guantanomo!

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has joined 23 other Senators in a letter to Biden, urging him to close Guantánamo! This is…

Climate Action Continues! Sign Petition and more…

To all of you who attended Brooklyn For Peace’s forum Climate Crisis: The Military and the Green New Deal, we…

Our right to dissent is under attack in New York State. Senate Bill S706

This bill relates to purchasing restrictions on persons/businesses boycotting Israel. Specifics are at this link. Currently in formation is a…

ISRAEL: Is it an Apartheid State?

Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem have separately concluded that it is. “A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to…

BFP Welcomes Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan.

Brooklyn For Peace welcomes the decision of President Biden to adhere to the agreement the U.S. signed with the Taliban…

“Rejoin the Iran Deal”: Action Alert!

Despite campaign promises to rejoin the “Iran nuclear deal,” (also known as the JCPOA, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the…

Close Guantanamo! How YOU can help! & More

Join the fight to close Guantanamo! If you follow news from the movie world, you’ve probably heard about “The Mauritanian,”…

What would it mean to demilitarize and defund the NYPD?

See Highlights (Part One)  of the Forum on BFP’s monthly program “War No More” on Brooklyn Public Access Television (BRIC).…

New! Bombing Syria Is Unacceptable and Illegal!

Call your Member of Congress using the Congressional Hotline (202) 224-3121. Tell them: “The US bombing in Syria is an…

We Need Johnson’s Support!

We need YOUR help to call on Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council, to support Resolution 747A…

End Israeli Medical Apartheid!

Like all people, Palestinians have the right to live in health and safety. But while the Israeli government rolls out…

Join Us to Work for Racial Justice:

Not Just This Month, But Every Month! Strategy for Black Lives has collaborated with other NYC-based organizations to provide a month…

Israel-Palestine Committee
Reading Group List

Book List Contact is.pales@brooklynpeace.org if you're interested in joining either group. April 2021 Daytime Group: Monday, April 5, 2:00 pm: "Velvet: A…

Ethiopian Prime Ministry Abiy Ahmed, Declares Military Victory

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a U.S. Ally,Declares Military Victory in War on Tigray State: No Internet Communications or Access…

Move Our Money!!!!

from War to Our Communities Without redirecting resources from military buildup to domestic needs, there’s no way the Biden-Harris administration…

Roses to 51 Missions to Say Thank You!

During the week of Jan 18, BFP joins Peace Action NYS, Hibakusha Stories, International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear…

2020 BFP Summary of Activities

Overview We sponsor, co-sponsor and endorse actions that are needed to try to establish a more just society (stopping the…

Thanks You To Our 2020 Donors!

Thanks to the many supporters who donated generously during December and throughout 2020! Your contributions will strengthen our voice of…

Protect Democracy! Remove Trump Now!

Call Schumer, Gillibrand, and YOUR representative to demand the immediate removal of Donald Trump!Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121 In response to the…

Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Reaches 50-State Threshold!

Good news!!! On Saturday October 24, 2020, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), announced the government of Honduras…

Virtual Trick or Treat For UNICEF 2020

Our Trick or Treat UNICEF drives are now among the most successful campaigns in the tri-state New York City area.…