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Brooklyn For Peace needs YOUR support to strengthen our voice and our efforts in building a broad-based resistance movement in the coming year. Donations made on-line or postmarked before midnight on Dec 31 are tax-deductible in 2018.
Brooklyn For Peaceis locally-based, rooted in Brooklyn neighborhoods. We are multi-issue, non-sectarian, and non-partisan. Our distinctive contribution is speaking out against war, and emphasizing the pervasive influence of militarism throughout our society. We collaborate with a range of single-issue groups. We link the issues through the lens of a foreign policy which relies on military power to address problems. Our track-record since 1984 of educational programs leading to informed action has made our voice a respected one.
The multitude of crises which confront us daily, from the danger of nuclear war, to the reality of climate catastrophe, to the heart-wrenching images of immigrant families and children, can easily lead to paralyzing despair. We counteract hopelessness with opportunities for action. See below for some of our activities in 2018.
If you have already donated in 2018, please accept our thanks and consider an additional end-of-year donation so that we can expand our outreach and our voice in 2019. And please join us in 2019 in building the movement for peace with justice!
Charlotte Phillips, M.D. Chairperson
for the BFP Board
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Some of our activities in 2018:
- The Women’s March: BFP marshaled a Brooklyn contingent to demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime in January.
- Humanitarian Relief for Yemen: an evening of musical and dramatic performances, plus a history of
the conflictand discussion raised thousands of dollars for Action Against Hunger in Yemen.
- Which Way for Korea?: This forum focused on the history of relations between North Korea
and theU.S. linking this history to present day tensions. A discussion followedon what U.S. activists can do to reduce the threat of nuclear confrontationon the peninsula.
- Palestinian Resistance, Israeli Oppression: This forum featured American and Palestinian activists
discussing currentconditions in the occupied Palestinian territories and included anabridged screening of the documentary Radiance of Resistance.
- End the Endless Wars: BFP joined in the national anti-war demonstrations in support of diplomacy and reduced military spending.
- Two Minutes to Midnight: BFP members
travelledto Manhattan to participate in a conference on theincreasing threat of a nuclear conflict and what can be done to move towardsnuclear abolition.
- Exposing the Secret U.S. Wars in Africa: BFP sponsored a screening of A Brilliant Genocide, a documentary on the genocidal abuses of human rights in Uganda
and neighboringcountries by Gen. Museveni who has received ongoing support fromthe U.S.
- Iran— Our Next War? Prof. Ervand Abrahamian discussed the Iran deal, the role of the U.S. in the Middle East, and led a lively discussion on what can be done
to alterU. S. policy in the region.
- Lessons of Watergate: Former Congressperson Liz Holtzman addressed BFP members on details
of theNixon impeachment process and drew parallels with the current politicalsituation in a fundraiser benefiting BFP.
- Palestinian Right of Return: This forum featured a panel discussion on international law
regarding theright of return for refugees, and its lack of enforcement in Israel andPalestinian territories.
- Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: Once again BFP led outreach to Brooklyn schools, encourage children
to carrythose familiar orange boxes to collect donations for UNICEF while trick-or-treating.
- Tales from the Vault: The Brooklyn Historical Society formally opened its newly
of BFP artifacts and showcased the 30+ year history of cataloguedarchive our communitypeace group.
- Ongoing activities: War No More is a monthly cablecast on BRIC. BFP also has our own YouTube channel.
- Palestinian Olive Oil sales help to support the Palestinian economy, an important piece
tofinding a peaceful resolution of conflictin Israel-Palestine.
- Refugees and Immigrants Are Welcome Here. BFP continues this campaign of asking local merchants to place posters in their shop windows.
- Ongoing support for Fort Greene Peace, a model for
of a neighborhood-based peace group. development
- Pathmakers to Peace Gala, honoring Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace; and Make the Road New York.