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Thursday,  January 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm,  BNP  General Meeting.   Let’s discuss current events and plan what is next for the peace and justice movement.  There  is no shortage of topics.  Join us!  Here is the information:

Trudy Quaif is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BNP Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 27, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Wednesday,  February 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Talk by Scott Kellogg from the Radix Center. Scott Kellogg, is the Educational Director of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, an urban environmental education non-profit in Albany, New York. Radix’s pedagogy applies questions of equity, access, race, and class to the post-industrial urban ecosystem, seeking to create reciprocal and mutualistic relationships between urban youth and the soils, water, air, non-human life, and waste cycles of the city. Scott’s work with Radix is documented in his new book Urban Ecosystem Justice: Strategies for Equitable Sustainability and Ecological Literacy in the City (Routledge, 2021), which explores topics including community-based bioremediation, artificial floating islands, composting justice, and biocultural diversity. Scott holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and teaches in Bard College’s Masters in Environmental Education program.
Please note that the library requires everyone to wear a mask. Also, No food or drink are allowed in the meeting rooms.  Information:  518-466-1192





Monday, February 14, 4:00 – 5:00 pm,  BNP Vigil, at the Four Corners, intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar.

 We will be standing in solidarity with the theme of that evening’s Valentine’s Day Webinar (presented by Grannies for Peace with special guests: Kathy Kelly and Phyllis Bennis.) How US Sanctions Starve Afghans – and how we can move from a place of love to End this Continuing War.”

Right now under the cruel sanctions approach to regime change that our government applies, in spite of the suffering, starvation and death that it brings to civilians, we are creating yet another humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

“After spending five weeks in Afghanistan working as a consultant for the World Health Organization on an emergency surge team, I can clearly state that if the United States and other Western governments do not change their Afghanistan sanction policies, more Afghans will die from sanctions than at the hands of the Taliban.” Dr. Paul Spiegel

“Freezing temperatures and frozen assets are a lethal combination for the people of Afghanistan. Rules and conditions that prevent money from being used to save lives and the economy must be suspended in this emergency situation. International funding should be allowed to pay the salaries of public sector workers and to help Afghan institutions deliver healthcare, education and other vital services.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres

  Bring your sign or use one of ours. Stay for a few minutes or an hour. Let’s stand together for peace. (518) 466-1192 for further information


Monday, February 14, 2022, 7:00 PM via Zoom, Save the Date! Grannies for Peace Valentine’s Day Webinar “How US Sanctions Starve Afghans – and how we can move from a place of love to End this Continuing War” with guest speakers Kathy Kelly and Phyllis Bennis

Guest Speakers:

Kathy Kelly:   Author, peace activist and co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones campaign and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare who has spent much time living and working with Iraqis and Afghans in their communities during the wars in their countries. Kathy is also an advisory board member of World BEYOND War.

Phyllis Bennis: Author and foreign policy scholar, directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, focusing on Middle East, U.S wars and UN issues. She is the author or editor of eleven books, including Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism.  Phyllis works with many anti-war and Palestinian rights organizations, writing and speaking widely across the U.S. and around the world

Webinar hosting by World BEYOND War. Music by Terri Roben, singer, songwriter, and song leader. Moderator: Mabel Leon of Grannies for Peace.

Register at this link, where you can also see photos of our guest speakers.

Please join us to help end the “freezing temperatures and frozen assets that are a lethal combination for the people of Afghanistan.” (UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres).  Sponsored by Women Against War.


Tuesday,  March 1, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY.  Talk by Teresa Meade on her new book, “We Don’t Become Refugees by Choice: Mia Truskier, Survival, and Activism from Occupied Poland to California, 1920-2014.” The book is based on her interviews with Mia Truskier, who fled the Nazis as a young Polish Jew in early 1940 and once resettled in the US, became an activist for other refugees. She worked for decades assisting refugees fleeing from war, violence, dictators, and the devastation of climate change in Central America and Haiti. She turned her own tragedy into responsible activism until her death just short of 94 years. Co-sponsored by Women Against War.   The book is currently available in hardcover, but Teresa is working on getting the book published in a paperback version. It is also currently available at a very reasonable price, as an ebook. Co-sponsored by Women Against War. Please note that the library now requires everyone to wear a mask. Also, No food or drink are allowed in the meeting rooms. Note: This talk was originally scheduled for January 17, but was rescheduled due to COVID wave.    Information:  518-466-1192





Monday, October 29, 2018, BNP Vigil: “STOP THE HATE” , at the Four Corners, intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar

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