US Military-NYC schools…
- JROTC – A Recruitment Tool In 18 New York City High Schools
- Students’ Privacy Extends to Military-Recruitment Tools
How I Learned About Iran through NoRuz (more here)
Call City Council:
Council Members are preparing for a vote on the education budget. Let’s tell them that we’re tired of our NYC taxes – to the tune of $1.5 million per year – going to fund Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at 18 NYC public high schools. This has been happening for years. We want our taxes better spent on Arts, Sports, Counselors and other real education programs. NYC taxpayer dollars should not be spent for military training. Find the name and number of your City Council Member at 212-788-7100 or http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml.
Students not Soldiers!
Counter-recruitment actions can inform students, parents and the community about the realities of military initiatives in schools. Please join us to offer non-military educational alternatives, and ensure that students’ personal information is not shared with recruiters. Help protect students from military influence in school. To learn more: Counter Recruitment
Human Rights Day Post:
The Irony of Human Rights Day for Palestinian Children The Granny Peace Brigade joined together with the Union Square Women in Black Against the Occupation among other groups to commemorate this year’s International Human Rights Day. December 10 is the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…
You made a difference!
The agreement with Iran has happened. Thanks to everyone who called Congress, spoke out and hit the streets — peace has been given a chance.
Drones & extrajudicial killing:
The Granny Peace Brigade, Know Drones, World Can’t Wait, CodePink NYC and other organizations call for a worldwide ban of weaponized and surveillance drones.
We are witnessing attacks by U.S. drones (pilotless aircraft controlled from remote locations) killing, maiming and terrorizing individuals and whole populations. These drones must be banned!
What You Can Do:
WRITE TO UN LEADERS Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
New York, NY 10017
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
799 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3505
Comment line: 212-414-4062
CALL CONGRESS Tell them you want the U.S. Government to STOP USING WEAPONIZED AND SURVEILLANCE DRONES.
JOIN OTHERS – GET INTO THE STREETJoin a peace group near you. If you sign up for the Granny Peace Brigade neighbors list we’ll send you notices of great street events in NYC.
Please let us know about what you are doing.
And join us in the streets.
We welcome people of all ages.