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APR 21, MON, 7 pm: Whistleblowers and Surveillance: I See You! Snowden, You, and Me

Whistleblowers and Surveillance: I See You! Snowden, You, and Me

With Panelists:

  • Carl Dix, Stop Mass Incarceration Network
  • Debra Sweet, World Can’t Wait
  • Faiza N. Ali, Advocacy Coordinator, Arab American Association of New York

Presented by: Brooklyn For Peace and World Can’t Wait

WHEN: Monday, April 21, 2014 from 7-9 pm

WHERE: The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave between Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn. Train: A/C/G to Hoyt Schermerhorn; F to Bergen; 2/3 to Hoyt; 2/3/4/5 to Nevins; B/D/N/Q/R to Atlantic; LIRR to Flatbush
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APR 22, TUES, 5 pm: Global Climate Convergence on Earth Day

Come kick off the Global Climate Convergence and reclaim Earth Day with a mass rally and march in NYC!

WHEN: Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 at 5:00pm in EDT
WHERE: Zuccotti Park Broadway & Liberty Streets, Manhattan

This convergence and march through the Financial District will be the largest NYC action in the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet, and Peace over profit.

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Apr 23, WED, 2 pm: Meeting with Congressional Rep Hakeem Jeffries

Are you in Hakeem Jeffries’ Congressional District?
Check here or see this map of CD 8
Join delegation on Wed 4/23 (2 pm) :
Urge him to speak out publicly in support of talks with Iran. He has not yet done so.
E-mail if you’re available.
Info and talking points will be provided.
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APR 24, THURS, 5:30 pm: Protest Henry Kissinger!

Protest Henry Kissinger!
When: April 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave. @ 55 St., New York, NY

See it on Facebook:

APR 26, SAT, 5-9 pm: Full Disclosure: An Honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam New York City Kickoff Event

Full Disclosure: An Honest commemoration  of the American War in Vietnam New York City Kickoff Event

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 5-9 pm

WHERE: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq. So., Manhattan

• Camillo Mac Bica, Jeff Cohen, Michael McPhearson, George Margaret Stevens, Debra Sweet
• Puppetry by Kevin Augustine—Lone Wolf Tribe
• Spoken word by Professor Louie and Fast Eddie
•  Music by Rebel Diaz

Sponsored by Veterand for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Brooklyn For Peace. Visit for more about the Full Disclosure Campaign.

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APR 30, WED, 5-7 pm: New Yorkers Against Cornell Technion Leafleting and Vigil
Protest Drone Development in NYC

New Yorkers Against Cornell Technion continues bi-weekly leafleting vigils in front of Google’s New York City headquarters in Manhattan, temporary home of Cornell Technion before main campus is built on Roosevelt Island.

NOTE change this semester to alternate WEDNESDAYS,
WHEN:  Wed April 30, 5:00-7:00 PM

WHERE:  Google NYC Headquar@15thh St, Manhattan

Confirm upcoming dates by contacting New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnershp (NYACT)

Find us on Facebook!
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FRI, MAY 2: A Conversation with Medea Benjamin
Join us to honor Medea with a Pathmaker to Peace Award

A Conversation with Medea Benjamin, activist extraodinaire, Co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink

To honor Medea with a Pathmaker to Peace Award

Reception to follow

WHEN: May 2, 2014, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 6th Ave. Corner of 8th St. Park Slope, Brooklyn

Admission is free. Donations Appreciated
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MAY 5, MON, 6:00 pm :Vigil outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC)

End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.

This is the fourth monthly vigil organized by a critical new campaign that Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is proud to be part of.

“No Separate Justice” will expose and work to end a pattern of human rights and civil liberties abuses in “War on Terror” cases in the U.S. criminal justice system. Many of these cases are aganst Muslims or people associated with Muslim groups.

Vigils will be held on the first Monday night of every month outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan. Confirm subsequent dates at Facebook. Each vigil highlights the specific case of an individual.

Individuals highlighted thus far: Fahad Hashmi Februuary); Tarek Mehanna (March); Shifa Sadequee (April)

Check back to learn the specific focus of the May 5 vigil.

WHERE: lower Manhattan, at 150 Park Row and Pearl Street.

Directions: See a map
150 Park Row (corner Pearl St.)
4,5,6,J,Z train to Brooklyn Bridge – walk up Centre Street to Foley Square and look for Pearl Street which is in between the two huge federal courthouses on Foley Square. Walk down Pearl Street one block to where it dead ends on Park Row – the vigil takes place there on the corner across from the entrance to MCC.
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MAY 8, THURS: Max Blumenthal on Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Brooklyn For Peace, the Social Action Committee of Brooklyn Friends, and NYACT: New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership invite you to join us for a talk with Max Blumenthal about his new book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel 

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 7 pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Friends Meeting house 110 Schermerhorn Street @ Boerum Place in downtown Brooklyn. Convenient to the 2,3,4,5 trains at Borough Hall, the R at Court Street, and the A,C,F at Jay Street / Metrotech (see attached flyer below for map)

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MAY 14, WED, 10 pm: Give Diplomacy a Chance: Iran, the U.S., and the U.N. In Search of a Nuclear Deal
Highlights from BFP Forum, January 23, 2014
“War No More” on Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT)

Did you miss the BFP Forum on January 23?
Catch the highlights, Part Two, (Q & A)  featuring Professor Ervand Abrahamian  on Iran’s Nuclear Policy and Professor Carolyn Eisenberg on Congress, AIPAC, & Iran
Professor Abrahamian teaches Middle East History at CUNY, and is the author of “A History of Modern Iran” and “The Coup
Professor Eisenberg teaches American Foreign Policy at Hofstra University, and is a Co-Founder of Brooklyn For Peace

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SAT May 17: Arts to End Violence Festival

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is hosting the fourth annual Arts to End Violence festival.
Artists, merchants, schools, clergy, youth, non-profits, and neighbors are all collaborating and organizing to make gun violence unacceptable in our city, instead of a regular and “normal” event. Each year Arts to End Violence hosts a series of inspiring and educational events, including a gallery exhibition to display antiviolence art from adults and youth, a talent show and resource fair, and a block party where children can create their own art and celebrate each other’s talents.

Arts to End Violence is a festival and contest that brings together some of the many artistic expressions of peace in our neighborhood and beyond in order to spread the message of nonviolence. Diverse artwork submitted by young and old, professional and novice, explores topics including the cyclical nature of violence, media and stereotyping, gang culture, and ultimately a shared vision and hope for peace in our streets. Arts to End Violence is a special initiative of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, and is coordinated by the Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets program in conjunction with various community partner organizations. To visit the Arts to End Violence tumblr account and see some of the artwork submitted, click here.


No More Hiroshimas! No More Nagasakis! No More Fukushimas!

Did you know??
In March 2013, Norway hosted a conference in Oslo on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons, with 127 governments in attendance. The US boycotted this conference! A follow-on conference is scheduled in Mexico in early 2014. The U.S. has not committed to attending.

In May 2013, a new United Nations working group began meeting in Geneva “to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons.”  The first ever UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament will take place on September 26, 2013,  in New York.  But, the US is refusing to participate in the UN Disarmament Working Group, and has been silent on the September meeting.

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We Will Not Be Silent Shirts For Purchase!
Share your message with the world.

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT! Wear your message on your chest!

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT is an artist/activist collective that has worked together since 2006. Through the creative use of language embodied on shirts and at times emboldened on signs held up in public spaces, WE WILL NOT BE SILENT responds to current social justice issues, encouraging creative direct public actions, where many people can participate.

Check out the text you want to wear!

Choose from these and other collections: Reclaim; Greed Kills; Peace with Iran; Palestine; Tibet; Toward Liberation; and more.

Purchase your T-shirt on line at this link:
You’ll be spreading the word while supporting the work of this energetic and important group.

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Every Thursday, 5:30-6:30 pm:
Vigil: “Women in Black”: Justice for Palestine

Every Thursday, 5:30–6:30 pm (weather permitting)

Join the Women in Black Vigil Union Square (on the little traffic island at 14th St & Broadway)
Express your outrage at the continuing siege as well as the U.S. policy toward Israel-Palestine that allows the blockade to continue.
Both women and men are welcome to participate. Learn more about the Women in Black Vigil.

E-mail for local contact information for New York Women in Black

Every THURSDAY, 4:30–6:00 pm: Free, Ongoing Self-Defense Classes for Teens and Transyouth Age 12–19

The Center for Anti-Violence Education offers an ongoing, free self-defense class on Thursdays  for teen women and transyouth aged 12-19. The classes are held at CAE, 327 7th St (at 5th Ave), 2nd floor in Brooklyn. 4:30–6:00 pm.

FREE: PACT (Power Action Change for Teens)
For Teen Women & Transyouth ages 12-19
Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
This class follows the school calendar. Ongoing enrollment.
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