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February 20th, 2017

Asking NYC to Divest From Fossil Fuels

In January several retired teachers and a student at P.S. 41 testified at an NYC Teachers Retirement System pension board meeting. Our ask — divest the Teachers Retirement System from fossil fuels. Ten-year-old Ajani reminded the board that, “The world looks up to America and we should be the lead example of renewable energy…. Ninety-seven […]

January 26th, 2017

The Women’s March – A Special Power

A special power was generated in the throngs of people that “marched” in midtown New York, though the word “inched” would be more accurate. The energy was colorful and mostly young – and their creative juices were in their signs and pussyhats.

I was with a friend and we were penned in at the SE […]

January 25th, 2017

Pre-Inauguration Rally January 19, 2017

At a pre-inauguration rally in New York City, the Granny Peace Brigade joined thousands of New Yorkers to speak out against Trump’s agenda for America. Our message, ‘Trump, you’re not our president.’

We stand for peace, justice, tolerance and inclusion for all. Our voices were loud and clear. We’re here to stay; we’ll be […]

January 19th, 2017

United We Stand Rally – New York City

Some Granny Peace Brigade sisters went to the UNITED WE STAND rally in NYC Thursday, while others were already on their way to Washington. (Click on the photos for larger images.)

We have to turn this country around, and from the size of the crowd in New York it looks like that might be […]

January 10th, 2017

JROTC prelude

We don’t know exactly how long our children have been learning military protocol as part of their high school curriculum, but JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp) has been in NYC schools for a long time. Established in 1916 as part of the National Defense Act, our research tells us that there has been a […]

January 10th, 2017

Exchange of Letters Between the Granny Peace Brigade and Chancellor Fariña’s Office re JROTC

In early December the Granny Peace Brigade sent the following letter via snail mail to Chancellor Carmen Fariña and also to members of New York City Council.

December 2016

Dear Chancellor Fariña,

One and one half million dollars of New York City taxpayer money is spent to fund Junior Reserve Officers Training programs in eighteen […]

January 9th, 2017

Climate Deniers, Torturers — We Say No

Today in NYC two members of the Granny Peace Brigade joined hundreds of climate activists in a rally at the NYC offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

Four climate deniers have been nominated for key environmental positions in Donald Trump’s cabinet.

Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State Scott Pruitt for EPA […]

December 17th, 2016

A Wall That Speaks For Us – Union Square Station, NYC

Our vigil to recognize International Human Rights Day came complete with a serendipitous discovery. After 35 minutes in the cold, six ferocious women in golden szmatas (that would be us) beat it down the subway steps by Food Emporium, just east of Broadway, and there we found a paradise with much pedestrian traffic. We didn’t […]

December 16th, 2016

BRRRRRing for Human Rights/Children’s Rights

The Granny Peace Brigade, together with friends from Vets for Peace and Pax Christi, weathered the coldest day in NYC this season (7F with wind chill) to commemorate Human Rights Week (Dec. 10-17th an actual designated week by the UN) with our focus, the rights of children everywhere to live in peace, dignity, provided with […]

December 9th, 2016

Don’t Buy War Toys/Gifting that promotes life, learning and peace!

Dear Holiday Shoppers – War Is Not A Game

The Granny Peace Brigade continued its annual “Don’t Buy War Toys” campaign in one of the best known shopping areas in the USA: Herald Square…the home of Macy’s among others. In the blustery cold wind, our songs were a bit muted, but even then we […]