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.  
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Film: "Bidder 70"
Saturday,  October 18, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus) 

The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District opens its 2014-2015 film series with a screening of “Bidder 70” (73 minutes, 2012).  This award-winning documentary tells the remarkable story of Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who safeguarded 22,000 acres of pristine public land that oil gas companies were planning to lease by bidding $1.8 million for the land at a public auction.  As this bid was backed up by nothing but courage, DeChristopher was indicted on two felony counts and sentenced to two years in prison.  Meanwhile, he emerged as a charismatic student leader in the battle to save the planet from environmental destruction.  The National Catholic Reporter praised “Bidder 70” as a “moving film with an inspiring message, calling us to work on behalf of the environment and humanity.” This film-showing – co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action – will take place in Room B8 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:  466-1192 


Music

BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar

Bring your voices,  guitars, drums, spoons  etc.,  and maybe a snack to share.  We will sing and play along to some of the  wonderful peace songs we all know and love. If you have a favorite peace song, please bring the lyrics/music so we can sing along with you. Information 466-1192.



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A Talk by Leslie Pickering- "US Out of My Living Room: The Case of Leslie James Pickering, the Earth Liberation Front Press Office & Burning Books" 
Thursday, October 23, 7:00 PM.
Sanctuary for Independent Media
 3361 6th Avenue, Troy  NY


  A decade after being under heavy federal surveillance for exercising free speech in support of the underground Earth Liberation Front, Leslie James Pickering discovered that his associates are being questioned by the FBI, the US Post Office is copying his incoming mail, he was put on a secret list for maximum security screening at airports and a federal grand jury subpoena was issued for records on him, his family and his bookstore, Burning Books.  Leslie has launched an extensive legal and public campaign to resist this surveillance, which he believes is aimed to repress Burning Books and the surge of activism and awareness that the bookstore generates, as well as harass and intimidate the radical environmental movement.  This multimedia presentation will open eyes to methods used by the federal government to repress activists and freedom struggles, and how they can be resisted.  Admission: by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low-income)   Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace.  More Information:  Sanctuary for Independent Media website.

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Film:  "My So-Called Enemy"
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY   

Join us for the screening of: My So-Called Enemy ( 89 minutes, 2010).  "Spanning seven years, My So-Called  Enemy follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace.  This heart and mind-opening film, from Emmy® Award-winning director Lisa Gossels, documents how the young women’s transformative experience of knowing their “enemies” as human beings in the United States meets with the realities of their lives back home in the Middle East.  Through the coming-of-age narratives of Adi, Gal, Hanin, Inas, Rawan and Rezan, audiences see how creating relationships across emotional, ideological, religious and physical borders are first steps towards resolving conflict.  My So-Called Enemy presents the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through a human lens – and the possibility and hope that come from listening to each other’s stories."  A discussion led by Michael Rice, will follow the film. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace- Albany Chapter, Women Against War, Muslim Solidarity Committee, Project SALAM, and the Capital Region chapter of National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)  Information 466-1192.  More information about the film:  www.mysocalledenemy.com

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Tom Ellis: Depleted Uranium Weapons
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Tom Ellis will  be discussing the  health impacts of the US government's use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons on US soldiers and veterans. Tom Ellis has been a member of the Community Concerned about NL (CCNL) for more than 30 years.  Tom advocates for a complete clean-up of the former NL Industries factory property at 1130 Central Avenue in Colonie, poisoned with tons of radioactive fallout from NL's manufacturing operations in the 1960s and 1970s.  Tom is also a long time peace activist and opponent of nuclear power.  Free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 466-1192.