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March 10th, 2016

No Military Rifles in NYC schools!

The Granny Peace Brigade, joined by Kevin Augustine of Clarion Call, protested at 250 Broadway, the offices of the NYC City Council, on the planned city budget allocation of around $1.5 million for the US government’s military program of JROTC classes in 18 New York City High Schools. Funds are also provided under the federal […]

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December 11th, 2015

Students’ Privacy Extends to Military-Recruitment Tools

To the Editor of Education Week:

In New York state, a network of parents and other activists led by the New York City-based nonprofit Class Size Matters were instrumental in quashing a plan by the now-closed education technology vendor inBloom to warehouse student information. Leonie Haimson, the founder and executive director of Class Size Matters, […]

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May 12th, 2015

Blue Lies Matter just as Black Lives Matter

The Granny Peace Brigade joined maybe 6000 on 28 April 2015 at the Union Square Solidarity Rally and March for Freddie Gray, Jr. (25 years old) who died due to severe injuries while in Baltimore police custody. What did the police say: he did it to himself! A coroner said differently: homicide. And on May […]

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April 8th, 2015

Dear NY City Council: Don’t spend $1.5 million on Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Friends, On Wednesday, March 25th, I gave testimony urging NY City Council members to vote to eliminate the approximately $1.5 million tax levy allocation for the the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program in 18 New York City public high schools.

Representing the Granny Peace Brigade and 22 supporting organizations, my testimony asked […]

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April 5th, 2015

Parent Teacher Conference Night Action – March 26, 2015

Concerned about military recruiters in and around NYC high schools and the lack of information to counter this military outreach, the Granny Peace Brigade and supporting volunteers have been addressing this issue since 2007.

March 26, 2015, Parent Teacher Conference night, volunteers were at 10 high schools providing non-military informational flyers to parents […]

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November 10th, 2014

Parent Teacher Conference Night – November 5, 2014

As volunteers handed out flyers to parents and students entering high schools for a meeting with teachers, the White House was deciding to send 1500 more troops to Iraq.

The information being shared with parents includes Non-Military Options for Life After High School (link) as well as Questions to Ask and Points to Consider […]

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April 1st, 2014

Parent Teacher Conference Night, March 27, 2014 – Volunteer Action Report

Military recruiters are ever ready to engage high school students. They visit schools, participate in high school career fairs, hang out in playgrounds and parks getting to know the neighborhood and the students. Dressed in camouflage fatigues or full military uniform, recruiters form a relationship, discuss enlistment and glorify their mission. It’s enticing to youth […]

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January 27th, 2014

Junior Reserve Officer Training in 18 NYC High Schools

New York City’s budget will come up for a vote this spring, and buried in its pages will be $2 million to fund the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) military programs at 18 NYC high schools, listed below.

JROTC is a program developed by the Department of Defense under the banner of citizenship and […]

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October 30th, 2013

Parent Teacher Conference Night Action – October 24, 2013

Being out on the streets, leafleting and providing information to passersby is never so pertinent and effective than on Parent Teacher Conference night. Once again, volunteers were outside NYC high schools ready to distribute student-focused informational flyers to parents. The focus of this action is to ensure that parents and students are aware of the […]

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March 20th, 2013

Parent Teacher Conference Night at NYC High Schools – Countering Military Recruitment

Thursday evening, March 14th was very cold and windy. With intent and warm clothing, volunteers were at High Schools in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx & Staten Island to meet parents and students on their way to parent teacher conferences.

(Click on photo for a larger image.)

Once again, with flyers in hand and […]

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