List of civilian casualties of the
War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

Middle East Children's Alliance - working for the rights of children in the Middle East

Upcoming events and specially scheduled activities will be posted on this page.

Our regular monthly meeting will be on February 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m., at
415 Juniper, Brainerd
(SW corner of Gregory Park).

Highway Cleanup Project

Adopt-a-Highway Project

Our next cleanup will be scheduled for Spring, 2016.

February 3, 2016 -Presentation on Venezuela, Democracy, and the Future of Latin American Integration

St. Francis Hall at the St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, 116 8th Ave. SE, Little Falls, Wednesday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) member Larry Fisk will give a presentation on Venezuela, democracy, and the future of Latin American integration.

Larry visited Venezuela from December 2-22, 2015. He went to observe the Venezuelan parliamentary elections held on December 6. The conservative opposition unexpectedly won the elections and gained control of the National Assembly. This happened during a time of economic struggle for Venezuela, when the price of Venezuelan oil dropped below $30 a barrel.

Larry's presentation will discuss the Venezuelan government's ambitious efforts to improve the lives of poor and working class Venezuelans by providing affordable housing, free universal health care, and free university education. Since the Venezuelan government began these programs in 1999 under the late President Hugo Chavez, the living standards of poor and working class Venezuelans have improved tremendously. The Venezuelan government's social programs earned international praise.

Larry will discuss the 1999 Venezuelan Constitution and explore Venezuela's leadership role in promoting Latin American and Caribbean cooperation and integration and the uncertain political and economic future Venezuela faces.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

BACP Stands Up for Racial Equality and Justice

Martin Luther King Day and Black Lives Matter Vigil at Bank Square, Little Falls - Jan. 18, 2016

Vigil at Bank Square, downtown Little Falls, intersection of Hwy 27 (Broadway Ave.) and First Street (where we met all years past) at 1 pm-2 pm.

Vigil on Saturday, December 13, 2014

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) held a vigil against police brutality in solidarity with national protests against police brutality, including a major demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 13.

The vigil demanded an end to police brutality and racial profiling and that police officers who commit police brutality be held legally accountable. The vigil opposed the militarization of the police force and protested disparities in justice based on class, race, and ethnicity.

The vigil also supported strong reforms to the criminal justice system against police brutality, racial profiling, harsh prison sentences for non-violent offenses, solitary confinement, and institutional bias in the justice system based on class, race, and ethnicity. The vigil supported justice for police brutality victims.

 Lending Library: We have available for lending a number of resources: books, DVDs, CDs, documentaries.

Monthly Meeting

The monthly BACP meeting is held the first Monday of each month at 7 PM at:

415 Juniper, Brainerd
(SW corner of Gregory Park)


Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. It tells the history of U.S. foreign wars - from the Indian Wars to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hard-hitting, carefully documented with 161 reference notes, and heavily illustrated, this 77-page book reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays and who dies.

For comments, inquiries, or suggestions or to make donations, send to:

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace
P.O. Box 113
Brainerd, MN 56401-0113

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