Coming Events:

Peace Vigil each Monday, 5 - 6 PM at the Four Corners,intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar. 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.  

Where to Invade Next

Film: "Where to Invade Next"
Saturday, October 29, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus) 
In preparation for dealing with the new President and Congress that will be elected this November, the Solidarity Committee opens its 2016-2017 film series on Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 PM, with a free showing of Michael Moore’s "Where to Invade Next" (2015, 120 minutes).  This hilarious documentary―in which the only invasion is by the zany Michael Moore―takes a look at how other nations have dealt successfully with some of the social and economic ills experienced in contemporary American life.  Can the United States learn something from them?  Can you?  In any case, don’t miss what the BBC called “an act of guerrilla humanity.”  Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace,  the film screening will take place in Channing Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus). Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Information:  518-466-1192

Stop the TPP

Forum:  Stop the TPP
Thursday, November 3
 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Susan Weber and Susam DuBois will each give a presentation on the TPP.  Trade is in the news, but most people know little about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-national agreement that, if Congress enacts it, will supersede federal, state and local laws and regulations that conflict with its provisions.  The TPP is an anti-democratic corporate takeover that undercuts our nation’s ability to make policy at the federal, state and local levels. While trade is essential to our economy, only a few of the TPP’s provisions concern typical trade issues.  Most give multi-national corporations undreamed-of powers over 40 percent of the world’s economy.  The TPP lets international corporations sue our governments at every level for anticipated lost profits caused by our laws, and to have those cases heard, not in U.S. constitutional courts, but by unaccountable trade tribunals, whose decisions cannot be appealed.  This undermines U.S. sovereignty and democracy. Outrage over the TPP is growing as people learn that it sets corporate profit-making over American’s health and safety. We must educate ourselves and use our people power to stop the lame duck Congress from passing the TPP in November.  Susan Weber is a retired lawyer and former legislative counsel at DEC; on the Board of Citizen ActionNY and state committee member of the Working Families Party; member of Popular Resistance fighting the TPP. Susan DuBois is a retired state worker, an Albany resident, and a member of the Capital District Area Labor Federation’s anti-TPP committee.
  A discussion will follow the presentation.   Information:  466-1192