SAT 6/22, 6 pm: So Hey, What’s the TPP??
Come to find out!
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement the US is negotiating with 11 other nations in total secrecy. It would give foreign corporations the power to sue our government when our laws block their toxic business products and exports. It also would reward businesses that send more jobs offshore, would drive down salaries to the lowest level, and would finish off unions. And much more…
President Obama wants to complete these negotiations in October with no input from the public, the press, or Congress. He’ll ask Congress to give him Fast Track Authority, forcing them to vote on the TPP without changing a word of it.
WHAT CAN WE DO??
Find out on Saturday, June 22, 6 pm!
Come to this free event!
Location: True South Bookstore, 492 Nostrand Ave between Haley and Hancock, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Train: A/C to Nostrand
RSVP to Carlos at email@example.com
JUNE 30, SUN: Join the Private First Class Bradley Manning Contingent at the 2013 NYC Gay Pride Parade
Join the Private First Class Bradley Manning Contingent at the 2013 NYC Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30th. We’ll be gathering beginning at 10am, marching at 11am until the end of the parade.
This is a great opportunity to share Manning’s story and for greater exposure and garner support for Bradley now that his trial is underway.
Bring the anti-war, anti-drone message to Pride with Veterans for Peace Chapter 34 NYC, Bradley Manning Support Network, Radical Women, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, World Can’t Wait, Brooklyn For Peace, and CODEPINK.
On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/421403307955701/ We’d love to have Brooklyn for Peace come out to stand with us.
JULY 4, SUN: Restore the Fourth! Secure your privacy!
Save the Date!
Join us on Sunday, July 4 for a March From Union Square to Times Square in an effort to raise awareness of the government’s violations of the fourth amendment. More details to come.
More information can be found at www.restorethefourth.net
Check out the event on Facebook.
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Stop-and-Frisk on Trial: Update!
Sign the petition!
Join Communities United for Police Reform in a petition campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect, not discriminatory targeting and harassment.
Monday May 20 was the last day in court with closing arguments on both sides in the “Stop-and-Frisk” trial (Floyd et al. vs. City of New York). This landmark case, brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of millions of New Yorkers illegally stopped by the NYPD over the past seven years, is the first class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice to be tried in federal court.
Click here for a report on the last day in court and sign up for e-mail updates from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
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: wewillnotbesilent.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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