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.  


AOGIRI
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 - 8:45 PM, Albany Public Library- Delaware Branch,  331 Delaware Avenue, Albany NY. Film: The AOGIRI – Phoenix Tree. 
  "The AOGIRI-Phoenix" (120 minutes)  is based on the true life story of Ms. Susuko Numata, a victim of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima ( a hibakusha).  Of that monstrous event, she said:  “It was only three days before my wedding and my life was changed forever.”  Her story of love needs to be told.  The film reveals intricate details of the suffering of a young woman who in one horrific instant lost her leg.  Though she was repeatedly forced into the depths of despair, she eventually made up her mind to live on as an atomic bomb storyteller for peace.  In addition to telling a great many others, Suzuko Numata continually told her story about her experience of suffering from the bombing to countless children under the Aogiri tree (Chinese parasol tree) which also survived the A-bomb and is now standing in Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park. Ms. Numata passed away on July 12th, 2011, four months after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In her last days she was extremely concerned about the victims of the calamity, in the area affected by the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Satomi Nakamura, the film’s producer, will never forget Ms. Numata’s words a month before her death; “I must live on to tell them my story…  I do not want anybody in this world to go through the same pain ever again.”  This film sows the seeds of peace embodied in the message of the hibakusha.  No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki! No more war!  We will be joined by Satomi Nakamura, who produced the film. Satomi is also a song writer and musician and will perform a couple of the songs from the film if there is time, after the film. 
We will also have a brief discussion after the film.  Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Upper Hudson Peace Action and Women Against War.  Free and open to the public.  Information:  466-1192


Unfit_For_Democracy

 
Talk by Professor Stephen Gottlieb
Wednesday, June 8,  7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054


 Democracy and the Roberts Court, a talk by Professor Stephen Gottlieb. Stephen Gottlieb will  discuss the topic of his recent book, "Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics" (NYU Press 2016).


   "Gottlieb has written a stunning book about democracy. ... This is a work about law, political science, and history and is filled with important insights about what causes democracies to succeed or fail. The book culminates in a forceful critique of the Roberts Court and how it has damaged American democracy. This is an important book, impressive in its scope and its analysis, and the cautions it offers for the future of democracy in the United States."  — Erwin Chemerinsky  Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law University of California, Irvine, School of Law

Stephen  Gottlieb is a professor at Albany Law School. Information:  466-1192



Save the Date. June 10, 7:00 pm :Where Does the Left Stand After the Primaries: James Connolly Forum at the Oakwood Community Center in Troy, with Jill Stein, Presidential Candidate for the Green Party Nomination, Bhaskar Sunkara: Jacobin Magazine and Ashley Smith from the International Socialist Organization(ISO) More information soon.