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WEB of Life peace campaign - Nuclear Zero - Submissions Wanted - Deadline: Sat August 1

Submissions wanted for Arts & Culture's WEB of Life peace campaign - Nuclear Zero a campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Send us your music, painting, drawings, graphics, photographs, poems, films, etc.

deadline: August 1 (August 6 and August 9 are the anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

Artists will receive a copy of our NSA Listening Party CD!!!!

Send your creation to: artists [at] brooklynpeace [dot] org

Please include: name of artist, name of artwork, age, school (if applicable), social media info (if desired) and tell us how you heard about this campaign!

Submissions will be shared on the A&C webpage & newsletter, as well as at local commemoration events.

The above image from Brooke McGowen is the first artwork entered in this campaign!

Check out BFP's Peace & Economic Justice Campaign to urge NY Senators
to support diplomacy - and not war - with Iran.

AND Peace & Planet and the great work they are doing on Nuclear Disarmament.

View some amazing examples of artworks about nuclear weapons/power just..... HERE

'Rock Island Peace' by Mississippi Cotten - (WEB of Life peace campaign - Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Mississippi Cotten for submitting his song 'Rock Island Peaceas part of our campaign for artwork about Nuclear Disarmament.

Song Title: 'Rock Island Peace'
Song By: Mississippi Cotten
Websitewww.mississippicotten.com

Anti Nuke & No More Nukes PAINTINGS by Regina Silvers - (WEB of Life peace campaign - Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Regina Silvers for submitting these drawings as part of our campaign for artwork about Nuclear Disarmament.

Silvers created these 'after participating with the Granny Peace Brigade in the 2010 Anti Nuke Rally (Times Sq to UN Plaza).'

Works: 2010 Anti Nuke Rally (1-4) ; No More Nukes
Artist: Regina Silvers
Website.

'Say No To War' by Sharleen Leahey - (WEB of Life peace campaign - Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Sharleen Leahey for submitting her song 'Say No To War' as part of our campaign for artwork about Nuclear DisarmamentListen or get a free download here.

Watch a live performance here.

LYRICS
I’ve got an idea to heal this planet
Say no to war
Say no to war
Say no to war

What are we gonna tell our children?
Say no to war
Say no to war
Say no to war

Chorus
Let’s protect this Earth
It’s our only salvation
Let’s think of tomorrow
Future generations
Not just ours . . . but all of Creation’s It’s time to reveal
What is real
It’s time . . . time to heal

We’ve got an idea to heal this planet
Say no to war
Say no to war
Say no to war

Chorus
When are we gonna push away sadness
When are we gonna learn to share gladness
When are we gonna end all this madness
When are we gonna be free . . . you and me
Free from this insanity

What are we gonna tell the people?
Say no to war
Say no to war
Say no to war

Song Title: "Say No To War"
Song By: Sharleen Leahey (songwriter / performer / peace activist)
Websitewww.rumorsofpeace.net

Music in Boston at Survey Without Surveillance

On Friday, June 26 the Arts & Culture helped produce a live music event to open Survey Without Surveillance

Charity Case, Hollands, Dave Lippman played songs from NSA Listening Party including
'we don't want to live (in a surveillance state)' 

Survey Without Surveillance is a curated exhibition at the
Nave Gallery Annex
in Somerville, Boston, MA.

take this Privacy Questionnaire as part of the exhibition!

photos by MLT, Dave Lippman

A&C's July Newsletter is out!

Music, news, events, opportunities, and BAMN!

See it all here!

P-Day by Pen Stroke/Tinta Clara - (WEB of Life peace campaign - Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Pen Stroke / Tinta Clara for submitting these original lyrics for his song 'P-Day' as part of our campaign for artwork about Nuclear Disarmament.

Also: Listen to the backing track for the song, by Hired Gun.

P-Day

[Hook] (8 Bars)
Revenge is a viper... Malice is misery,
So smile away the stress... Cuz peace is victory.
Been waiting too long... All we gotta do,
Is share the vibe, let the respect come through.

Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!
Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!

[Verse 1] (16 Bars)
I use my middle finger to send off a me-ssage,
Along with my pointer... I keep em inter-est-ed.
Signal of a-ggress-ion... Im forced to index-it,
It's pretty evil how I stick it up for lev-erage.

Even at a wedd-in... my own ring fing-er,
Takes a backseat to what my mind has a thing-fer'...
.....Finding peace in the thoughts of a good think-er,
Mother Nature would love it, so this is what I'll bring-her.

..... Abundance of LIFE.........
... A-bun-dant-LIGHT,
..Enough to rid our world of the pun-gent-STRIFE.
How can we all ensure that peace runs-with-TIME?
I won't hold you hostage, but a dun-geon-MIGHT.

....I'm serious about entering a re-la-tion-ship,
Love & truth... Why aren't we em-bra-cing-it?
No more commemorating war an' taste-less-ness,
................. V-Day into Peace-Day, I'm mak-ing-it!

[Hook] (8 Bars)
Revenge is a viper... Malice is misery,
So smile away the stress... Cuz peace is victory.
Been waiting too long... All we gotta do,
Is share the vibe, let the respect come through.

Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!
Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!

[Verse 2] (16 Bars)
Yeah........ I need a new pair of an-gel-wings,
Cuz if I had the opportunity to change-a-thing.
In this world, I would fly on some faith-and-sing,
Rub the wounds in honey and let the ma-ple-sting.

...Doesn't that defeat the pur-pose-B?
Sometimes you gotta fight for some per-fect-peace.
Middle EAST....... droning over dirt-im-pedes,
A per-son' s-peace, just to fill your purse-with-green.

It seems hypo-cri-ti-cal, but look at the ly-ri-cal,
What should be vi-si-ble depends on in-di-vi-du-al...
Philosophy,  whether Jihad or a mi-ra-cle,
You don't even a religion, it's spi-ri-tual!

...... Find it in yourself, cuz FAM,
I CAN'T be the only MAN who could take a STAND.
Do what you can to help others realize,
That you need love to live, and not just survive.

[Hook] (8 Bars)
Revenge is a viper... Malice is misery,
So smile away the stress... Cuz peace is victory.
Been waiting too long... All we gotta do,
Is share the vibe, let the respect come through.

Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!
Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!

[Verse 3] (16 Bars)
Yeah... I need a new pair of an-gel-wings,
Cuz if I had the opportunity to change-a-thing...
... In this world, I would fly on some faith-an'-sing,
Rub the wounds with honey an' let the ma-ple-sting.

Doesn't that defeat the pur-pose-B?
Sometimes you gotta fight for a per-fect-piece,
Middle East... droning over dirt-im-pedes,
A per-son's-peace, just to fill your purse-with-green.

It seems hypocritical, but look at the lyrical,
What should be visible depends on individual..
.. Philosophy, whether Jihad or a miracle,
You don't even need a religion, it's spiritual!

........ Find it in yourself.. cuz FAM,
I CAN'T be the only MAN, who take a STAND.
Do what it takes, to help others realize,
That we need love to live, an' not just survive...

[Hook] (8 Bars)
Revenge is a viper... Malice is misery,
So smile away the stress... Cuz peace is victory.
Been waiting too long... All we gotta do,
Is share the vibe, let the respect come through.

Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!
Put your two fingers UP, an' make a peace sign,
I know you got LOVE, let's make it our time!

Song Title: P-Day

Song by: Lyrics: Pen Stroke ; Backing track: Hired Gun

BIO: 'Cecil aka Pen Stroke aka Tinta Clara (depending on what language I'm performing in), and I am an aspiring public servant who expresses his creativity through a few art mediums including hip-hop emceeing, poetry, choral singing, political cartoons, and digital mixing. I spend much of my time chasing academic enrichment and community organizing in Maine and New York  doing what little I can to make the world a better place (one broken stereotype at a time).'

Schools/institutions attendedUrban Art Beat ; South Bronx Preparatory ; Colby College

Whistleblowers' Blues - music video - Dave Lippman

Whistleblowers' Blues is a great new song and video from musician and A&C friend Dave Lippman

Then check out Lippman's new song parody for this amazing new video from Adalah-NYBDS at 10: Boycott SodaStream Flashmob.

 

 

 

 
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