Action Alert: Call-In On Iran!
Action Alert: Call-In On Iran!
Negotiators are now very close to reaching a historic framework deal that will pause Iran’s nuclear progress in exchange for a partial and temporary lifting of certain sanctions. The whole world will benefit from a diplomatic solution on this issue, instead of war. And this is a welcome first step.
Unfortunately the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t agree, And as a result, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) has been lobbying fiercely with members of Congress to undermine diplomacy by increasing sanctions.
Call Our New York Senators!
It’s long past time for them to say NO to AIPAC and YES to diplomacy. Let them know you strongly oppose additional sanctions on Iran and you want them to respect their constituents’ desire for peace.
Congressional Switchboard: (202) 225-3121. If you can’t get through, call Senator Schumer at his NYC office at (212) 486- 4430, and Senator Gillibrand at (212) 688-6262
When you finish calling, please forward this message to friends.
For background and more action ideas, check out:
Win Without War and Friends Committee on National Legislation
Work with our Anti-Militarization Committee.
Next meeting: Mon 11/25, 8 pm
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Bradley Manning Update: Verdict is in
There has been a verdict handed down in the trial against Bradley Manning.
“U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning was found guilty today of 20 charges in total, including espionage, but he was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge.” – Democracy Now
“Despite being acquitted on his most serious charge of “aiding the enemy,” Army Private Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for the 20 other counts on which he was convicted. The sentencing phase begins today and is expected to last a week.” -Democracy Now
Read more about the verdict and the sentencing on Democracy Now:
Drones in the New York City mayoral and council race
The New York Police Department seems likely to be requesting permission from the Federal Aviation Authority to start using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles a/k/a drones as part of its surveillance activities. Certain candidates say that drones should be a significant part of the NYPD’s repertoire.
Do you think this high-tech version of Stop-and-Frisk should be coming to a borough near you? Tell us what you think.
Henry Kissinger to be “honored” Thursday, May 23
Join us in protesting Henry Kissinger’s appearance at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. Kissinger , whose government career involved denying people their freedom and democratic rights and is considered a war criminal by many, is slated to receive the Intrepid Freedom Award for “his distinguished career defending the values of freedom and democracy.”
WHERE: Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Pier 86 at West 46th St. and the Hudson River.
WHEN: Thursday, 5/23. Protest starts at 5:30 pm.
More at ETAN.org
Action Alert: Close Guantanamo! Hunger strike in 3rd month
Close Guantanamo! Hunger strike in 3rd month!
This weekend saw the largest jump in the ‘official’ numbers of men on Hunger Strike in Guantanamo since the Military acknowledged the strike beginning. The Military now confirms 84 men on Hunger Strike, with 16 being force fed and 5 in the hospital. Actual numbers are probably higher. Read testimony of one prisoner in NY Times.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW. Here’s what YOU can do:
Learn more! Center for Constitutional Rights & Witness Against Torture.
TH, MAR 14, 5-7 pm: Let our young people know there are alternatives to the military!
Let our young people know there are alternatives to the military!
Join the Anti-Militarism Committee to distribute information to families on Parent Teacher Conference night in Brooklyn! 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, March 14.
Choose one of these locations:
- The School for Legal Studies 850 Grand St,near Bushwick Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn (Train: G train to Metropolitan, L to Grand St.)
- Clara Barton High School 901 Classon Ave, Prospect Heights. (Train: 2/3 to Brooklyn Museum, or 4/5 to Franklin; S to Franklin)
Help us plan by letting us know you’ll be coming! E-mail email@example.com or call 718-624-5921. We’ll give you the cell-phone number of our committee member who will be there with the materials. Read the rest of this entry »
FEB. 21, THURS, 7 pm: Drone Warfare? Is it making us safer?
Drone Forum with Ann Wright and Nick Mottern
Drone Warfare? Is it making us safer? Come discuss the pros and cons!
Ann Wright and Nick Mottern will speak. There will be a Q&A period as well.
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 7 pm WHERE: The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave at Bond St in Brooklyn
Ann Wright is a former U.S. Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department who is known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She publicly resigned in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. She recently visited Pakistan to talk with citizens about the impact of drones on their lives.
Nick Mottern is an author and activist who recently embarked on the KNOW DRONES tour, the purpose of which is to inform U.S. citizens on how the U.S. is using drones for fighting undeclared war by remote control.
Sponsored by: Brooklyn For Peace Co-sponsors: Fort Greene Peace, Green Party of Brooklyn, Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition, NYC War Resisters League
List in formation. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization would like to co-sponsor this event.
FEB. 23, SAT: Lone Wolf Tribe commemorating Bradley Manning
1000 Days, No Trial, Torture, Solitary = The Price of Truth – It’s time to Free Bradley Manning! – NYC Solidarity Event
Puppeteer extraordinaire Kevin Augustine of Lone Wolf Tribe will be appearing in clown character in cooperation with a Veterans for Peace event to commemorate Bradley Manning’s 1,000 days of imprisonment without a trial.
WHERE: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2pm @ Union Square (14 St. & University Place.)
There will be performances, art, fundraising, speakers, and info to hand out to passer-by. We will be presenting a printed installation of the http://iam.bradleymanning.org/ photo petition – which people from all over the world have contributed to! Bring your signs, enthusiasm, flyers, etc!
See Kevin in action.
Take Action Today! Sign the Bradley Manning petition today!
Say No to Drones!
The Anti-Militarism Committee of Brooklyn For Peace has put together a flyer about drones. The flyer has been circulating at various Brooklyn events, and we continue to work to spread information about the current state of drone usage in the U.S. and internationally.
Check out the flyer–in English and Spanish
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