End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad!
Join Brooklyn For Peace and the Coalition to End Foreign Bases:
Gather at Herald Square, 34th St and 6th Ave.
March to Trump Tower
We call for:
An end to all U.S. wars, nuclear threats, sanctions, coups, and military bases.
Funding human needs, not endless wars.
Solidarity with oppressed people under attack, at home and abroad.
Can you work with us in outreach to build this demonstration?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-624-5921.
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For more info: Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases and SpringAction2018.org
End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad!
Thanks to everybody who called, wrote, or signed petitions about S. J. Res 54.
This resolution, if passed, would have stopped the unconstitutional U.S support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, by invoking the War Powers Act.
It was tabled last week (effectively killing it for the moment) by a vote of 54 for tabling to 44 against tabling.
However, the good news is that both NY Senators Schumer and Gillibrand voted against tabling. We credit this to the strong grassroots pressure from constituents. Please call or e-mail again to thank them. Let them know that we’re watching! We expect them to take an even stronger leadership role to get Congress to exercise its authority and stop further U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia.
A standing-room-only crowd heard from Palestinian and American representatives of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) on Monday night (3/19) at the Brooklyn Commons. Rana Nazzal and Joe Catron spoke about their experiences supporting Palestinians in West Bank demonstrations against the brutal Israeli occupation and in Gaza during Israeli bombing raids on hospitals, schools, and homes.
The event, which was organized by Brooklyn For Peace and co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City, the PSUMC Social Action Committee, and the Park Slope Food Coop BDS, also saw some short videos of deadly Israeli violence against peaceful demonstrators. The audience raised several hundred dollars to support the work of ISM and Brooklyn For Peace. Both organizations are hoping the event will bring new volunteers to this important work.
#ProudAfricans a coalition of African, Caribbean, and African-American activists, human rights, and professional organizations hosted a protest rally outside the UN at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza park on Thursday Feb. 15 to denounce the recent anti-Africa racist comments by President Donald Trump and to highlight Africa’s past and continuing contributions in the creation of wealth and prosperity in the industrialized West. Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Chair of the United African Congress, and Board member of Brooklyn For Peace, was a lead speaker at the rally. Click here for his remarks.
Prof. Milton Allimadi also spoke. Click here to read his speech.
Organized by: United African Congress (UAC), Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Give Them A Hand Foundation, African Diaspora Coalition for Justice, Nextmedia.tv, The Black Star News, African Women Solidarity Action for Development, African Hope Committee, African Commission of Newark, New Jersey, African Human Rights Commission.
January 25, 2018
An overflow crowd filled the meeting room at the Brooklyn Commons tonight for An Evening for the People of Yemen. Some $2642.00 was raised through donations at the event and at Brooklyn For Peace’s dedicated Yemen fundraising page!
The money will go directly to Yemen for food aid to the people there who are facing severe malnutrition and starvation due to the US-abetted Saudi blockade of that suffering country. The donations go to the inspiring relief organization, Action Against Hunger, who BFP partnered with.
You can still donate at our BFP fundraising page here: bit.ly/bfp2yemen.
The event featured wonderful Arabic music by skilled oudist, Hadi Eldebek and his brother, Mohamad Eledebek on percussion. They thrilled the gathering as did the dynamic theatrical duo playwright Karen Malpede and actress Kathleen Chalfant who performed Malpede’s playlet “Dinner During Yemen.”
The program proceeded with hard-hitting discussion led by Yemeni activist Ibraham Qatabi and Amnesty International;s Sherine Tadros. Also speaking were Jen Major from Action Against Hunger and Michael Page for Human Rights Watch. A spirited Q&A followed the presentations.
This was a night to remember. Brooklyn For Peace performed a valuable task — raising money to concretely help people in Yemen as well as raising awareness in our community of a human catastrophe that has largely been kept off the front page. We reminded people of our responsibility as Americans to insist that our government desist from helping the Saudi regime in carrying out war crimes against the people of Yemen with its horrific bombing and its strangulating blockade.
Please take the time to contact your Rep in Congress and ask them to sign on to H.Con 81, which calls for withdrawal of US forces from Yemen. Thus far the only Brooklyn rep who has signed on is Carolyn Maloney. Also demand that the US follow Norway’s lead in halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Calls or e-mails to our Senators with this message are also important although sadly no legislation has as yet been introduced in the Senate addressing this disastrous situation.
You can also continue to donate through our dedicated fundraising page. bit.ly/bfp2yemen