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October 28th, 2016

Ask Charlie Rangel to Vote Against the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the trade deal negotiated in secret during the past 7 years among 12 Pacific Rim countries including US, Canada, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Australia, New Zealand.

The TPP was signed by ALL countries in 2015. BUT its not a done deal until it is agreed by national […]

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August 9th, 2016

U.S. Must Act to Resolve Israel/Palestine Conflict

The June 6, 2016, Granny Peace Brigade ‘Letter to Senator Schumer re U.S. Involvement In Israel/Palestine,’ mailed to the Senator, was posted as a blog, June l7th, 2016. We sent a copy of the letter to U.S. government offices and to presidential candidates shown in the transmittal note, July 25, 2016 (below).

July 25, 2016 […]

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June 17th, 2016

Letter to Schumer re U.S. Involvement In Israel/Palestine

June 6, 2016

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senator 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3203

Dear Senator Schumer:

On May 26, 2016, we, Marty Rajandran and Barbara Walker, Granny Peace Brigade–Israel-Palestine Conflict Committee, were pleased to meet with Alex Katz, Special Assistant, and (by telephone) Lane Bodian, Legislative Correspondent, of your […]

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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 – […]

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June 22nd, 2015

Breaking News: Grannies meet with Chuck Schumer’s NYC staff on Palestine

Why is this breaking news: As we told Alex Katz, an aide to the Senator on Monday, June 10, 2015, the Granny Peace Brigade has tried, unsuccessfully for over 5 years to get an appointment with the Senator, OUR Senator!

What did we learn that was new/news:

What did we hear: Alex Katz, an aide […]

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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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February 8th, 2015

City Council members are leaving on an all expenses paid junket to Israel on February 15

Hello Sisters and Friends,

We have one last chance to persuade 15 City Council members* to cancel their funded-by-the-zionists junket to Israel, or at least to make them feel damn guilty about going. These 15 City Council members* need to think again about the message they give to New Yorkers, particularly our Palestinian neighbors. This […]

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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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February 4th, 2015

Meeting at Senator Schumer’s Office About Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

Notes: Action and Meeting as part of the State-wide anti-drone actions in collaboration with Upstate Drone Action

Outside, six* of us gathered in the snow and blowing wind in front of the 3rd Ave offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. A leaflet distributed for the action can be downloaded here. Within the first half hour, […]

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January 20th, 2015

Dear City Council Members, Don’t Accept an Expenses Paid Trip to Apartheid Israel

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Members Mark Treyger, Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso, David Greenfield, Rafael Espinal, Darlene Mealy, Mark Levine, Helen Rosenthal, Corey Johnson, Ritchie Torres, Andrew Cohen, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich, and James Van Bramer:

Dear City Council Members on the all expenses paid trip to Israel,

I write to express my shock […]

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