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February 6th, 2015

The Granny Peace Brigade and Climate Change – duh, we mean, Climate Chaos

On January 16, 2015 the media reported that 2014 was the warmest year on earth since 1880 when record keeping began. Five weeks earlier, on December 8, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a suit bought by seven youth plaintiffs. Their claim is that the U.S. Constitution safeguards for them and future generations […]

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August 21st, 2014

The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

On August 1st a reporter on Aljazeera America News describing the carnage in Rafah said “today I saw several children…I have to say…I have never seen children look so shell shocked.” On the internet there is a picture of a very young child sitting on stones next to dead parents.

Has our Government no memory, […]

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November 19th, 2013

ATL and GPB – Hint: it’s not a Tweet

As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change meets in Warsaw, the Granny Peace Brigade (GPB) has joined an Amicus Brief (Friend of the Court) in support of five Youth Plaintiffs and their federal lawsuit of Atmospheric Trust Litigation (ATL).

Together with other organizations – Global Kids, Earth Guardians, 350.org, Boston Latin School Youth Climate […]

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September 28th, 2013

No to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones

Response to questions about U.S. military use of drones is often — use of drones lessens the numbers of ground forces required and, therefore, our military casualties. Here in the U.S the battlefields of the Civil War are known but most military actions in the Middle East, South Central, South Asia, and Africa in which […]

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April 12th, 2013

War Is Not Entertainment

(Click on photos for larger images.)

This deeply disturbing and oh so powerful photo of a veteran holding a sign on his lap that says “war is not entertainment” was taped to this disgusting ad that is on almost every corner these days promoting the Imax GI Joe RETALIATION movie.

Ann and […]

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August 27th, 2012

Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

We returned recently from an eye-opening journey to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. We went because of the troubling news coming from Gaza about collective punishment, because of images of a 300-mile wall of separation between Israelis and Palestinians, and perhaps most of all because of our desire to understand the nature of this […]

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April 15th, 2012

How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

About 4 years ago, I was found in Union Square Park by the Granny Peace Brigade. This changed my life. Its members have tons of energy and passion for Peace, and accomplish so much. They are fun to be with and I love them. First, I took part in their Phone-a-thons, then got involved with […]

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March 2nd, 2012

Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

For 17 years by order of Israeli authorities, Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank, has been closed to Palestinians. Below is my letter in this regard mailed to the Embassy of Israel to the United States. February 22, 2012

The Honorable Michael Oren Ambassador of Israel Embassy of Israel 3514 International Drive N.W. Washington, D.C.20008-3021

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March 2nd, 2011

ALL SEATS FILLED AT THE US PREMIERE OF “STANDING ARMY” AT THE LEONARD NIMOY THALIA

February 27, 2011. You want to be here as the theater fills; you’re absorbed in the quiet as Vinie Burrows asks for moments of silence in memory of the anti-imperialism historian Chalmers Johnson. It is his testimony you’re about to hear in Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi’s film, STANDING ARMY.

Vinie recalls the promise […]

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July 27th, 2010

FEAR – AMERICA CAN SLEEP EASY NOW

We filed into court, quiet, respectful, hoping against hope that the prisoner would be given the full extent of the powers of the court. That she would receive a mild admonishment for her slight alleged infraction of the law, an error in judgement that anyone, even the most learned judge might make.

According to John […]

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