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.  




Monday, August 3, 5:30 - 9:00 pm,  Muslim Solidarity Committee, Project SALAM and the Capital Region NCPCF Presents 11th Anniversary Commemoration of the Arrests of Yassin Aref & Mohammed Hossain With Rally, Speakers, Dinner, March,  And Movie.
RALLY, SPEAKERS, DINNER: 5:30 pm Masjid As-Salam Mosque, 280 Central Avenue, Albany. Dinner will be served at the Masjid As-Salam after the rally and speakers.
MARCH: 6:45 p.m. to the Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Albany
MOVIE: 7:00 pm at the Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Albany.  A screening of the documentary “The Newburgh Sting”.  The Newburgh Sting, which won a Peabody Award in 2014, is a detailed look at the use of FBI informants through the Newburgh 4 case, which turned four innocent African American men into terrorists. The same informant was used in Albany’s Aref-Hossain case. Alicia McWilliams, aunt of one of the defendants, and others will speak after the film. Free admission or goodwill donation.

The Muslim Solidarity Committee has held a commemoration event each year since 2006 to remember the men and show support for their families, and will continue to mark the anniversary of their arrests annually until Aref and Hossain are released, in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Area peace and justice groups co-sponsoring the August 3 events are Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration (CAAMI), Dr. Dhafir Support Committee (Syracuse), Jewish Voices for Peace/Albany chapter, Masjid As-Salam, New York Civil Liberties Union/Capital Region Chapter, Saratoga Peace Alliance, Save the Pine Bush, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Veterans for Peace/Thomas Paine and Saratoga Chapters, Women Against War.   For information contact Lynne Jackson at lynnejackson@mac.com or  Kathy Manley at  mkathy1296@gmail.com



Peace Action Film Series: This August marks the 70th a nniversary of the atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Japan, which caused extreme suffering.
Today, even more disastrous weapons are stockpiled, nine nations are known to have them, and the world is at high risk, both from weapons and from the hazards of nuclear power. The commemoration of this anniversary reinforces the need to learn more facts, and develop more strategies in the work to abolish nukes. Join in, and say Never Again! to such suffering and destruction. All films are free and open to the public.

Nuclear_Savage

Tuesday, August 4,   6:00 – 7:45 pm,  Niskayuna Public Library, 2400 Nott St. E., Niskayuna, NY.   Film: Nuclear Savage ( 2011, Director Adam Jonas Horowitz).
Featuring recently declassified U.S. government documents, survivor testimony, and unseen archival footage, Nuclear Savage uncovers one of the most troubling chapters in modern American history: how Marshall islanders, considered an uncivilized culture, were deliberately used as human guinea pigs to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings. Sponsored by Schenectady Neighbors for Peace.   Information:  
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Message  From Hiroshima


Film-  Message from Hiroshima
Wednesday,  August 5,  7:00 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Message From Hiroshima (52 minutes, 2015), narrated by George Takei, provides an inside look at life and culture in the city before the first atomic bomb was deployed. Today, where the Hon and Motoyasu rivers meet, stands the Peace Memorial Park - the former location of the Nakajima district,  which once was home to thousands of people and hundreds of businesses.  When the atomic bomb was detonated 2,000 feet above Hiroshima's city  center on August 6, 1945, all of that vanished. Seventy years later,  director Masaaki Tanabe makes it his mission to revive the memory of what once was by interviewing /hibakusha/ (survivors) and former  residents. These heart-wrenching testimonials, along with  computer-generated recreations of restaurants, shoe stores, cinemas, and  the famous Industrial Promotion Hall, takes us deep into the hustle and bustle of a lost culture and people. Japanese, with English subtitles and English narration.  View Trailer.   Co-sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Free and open to the public.  Information:  466-1192. 

 
The_Ultimate_Wish

Monday, August 10, 7:00 – 8:45pm, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY.

 
Film: The Ultimate Wish (2012, Director, Robert Richter). This film raises profound questions about war, American foreign policy, technological failure, the courage to survive and the importance of taking positive actions to prevent future nuclear disasters. Prime focus is on Sakue Shimohira, age ten and hiding in a Nagasaki shelter when the nuclear bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. In one of the film’s most powerful moments Sakue describes her sister’s suicide ten years after the war ended as "the courage to die." Mrs. Shimohira found "the courage to live" and dedicate her life to abolishing nuclear weapons. Sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action. 
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BNP Discussion
Monday,  August 24, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meet at Four Corners, after vigil to determine location
Delmar, NY

Our gatherings here are are always lively and interesting, with many good ideas discussed among neighbors and friends. Contact: 466-1192 for further information. New members always welcome!


Music

BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday,  September 15, 7:00 - 9:00pm
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.