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May 13th, 2016

Let’s Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline

These Grannies Are Helping to Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline at Its Source

When teachers are underpaid and schools are underserved, why do we pay veterans to encourage young students to join the military? By Joyce Chu May 11, 2016

On a Wednesday afternoon last month, a group of gray-haired women with canes and Styrofoam guns […]

May 2nd, 2016

$1.5 million for JROTC – A Misuse Of Our Tax Dollars

The Granny Peace Brigade, with support from the Peace Action, was at City Hall for the third time this year (2016) demanding that funding for the Junior Reserve Officers training Corps (JROTC) program, in 18 NYC high schools, not be approved. The Mayor’s Education Expense Budget, 2016-2017, includes an estimated $1.5 million for JROTC – […]

April 14th, 2016

“Get JROTC out of Schools” – Demo at 65 Court St

Photo: Danya Abt

Corinne, Joan, Nydia, Betty, Eva-Lee, Barbara H, Carol and Ryoko outside the NYC Board of Education offices at 65 Court Street in Brooklyn. Our message — tell City Council to get the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps out of NYC high schools. Read more about JROTC: A Recruitment Tool In 18 […]

February 8th, 2016

The TPP: What’s In It For Us?

What happened on February 4? And why did these women hit the streets?

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a […]

December 12th, 2015

The Irony of Human Rights Day for Palestinian Children

On this warm, balmy 10 December evening, 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……. […]

August 7th, 2015

The Golden Girls Go To Jail

Press Release – 19 July, 2015 – The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars

Four anti-drone resisters were sentenced on July 29 in Judge Joseph J. Zavaglia’s DeWitt (NY) Town Court for alleged trespass at a “die-in” on April 28, 2013 at Hancock Air Base, home to the 174th Attack […]

July 20th, 2015

Still waiting for Justice for Eric Garner

Last Friday, 17 July 2015 was the one year anniversary of the murder of Eric Garner for the crime of selling “loosies”, individual cigarettes in front of Bay Beauty Supply on Staten Island. While the coroner declared this a homicide, to date, no one has faced an arrest, in particular Daniel Pantelano, the NYPD Officer […]

June 23rd, 2015

Privacy is a Myth: In Support of Whistle-blowers

On 18 June, 2015, commemorating Julian Assange’s third full year in asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Grannies and friends (Matt, Mel, and Fran, with Bud taking photos) gathered on the steps of the NYC main library, 5th Avenue, with posters highlighting the importance of whistle-blowers to the democratic process, as well as noting […]

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 […]

April 29th, 2015


April 28, 2015, all UN Member States are in the UN today “discussing” the mandated every 5-year review of the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty).

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