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June 1st, 2017

Regarding a US Senators’ Letter to the UN about Israel and Palestine

A letter dated April 27, 2017, prepared by Senator Mario Rubio and Senator Christopher A. Coons and signed by 100 U.S. Senators, was addressed to Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General. Two of the concerns stated were ‘the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias’ and ‘the anti-Israel boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) movement’ (reference: ‘Washington Post’ – 100 […]

February 12th, 2014

Needed: An Honest Broker

Reuters / Nayef Haslamoun

(Click on photos for larger images.)

In connection with the ongoing Kerry-Israel/Palestine Peace Talks the GPB decided we should seek advice on practical action we might take to encourage the U.S. Government to act as a truly honest broker in this so vital process. Accordingly, I addressed a […]

December 4th, 2013

We’re Seeking a Meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

A follow up action to our Drone activity in late September will be, we hope, a meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. We have written the letter below to him and hope that it will result in a meeting where we will press our case against weaponized and surveillance drones and present the […]

September 21st, 2012

Thank You President Correa

September 2012

His Excellency Rafael Correa President of the Republic of Ecuador Ecuadorian Consulate General in New York 800 Second Avenue, Suite 600 New York, NY 10017

Dear Mr. President:

We members of the Granny Peace Brigade are writing to say: THANK YOU FOR OFFERING ASYLUM TO JULIAN ASSANGE.

Those eight words sound very simple […]

March 20th, 2012

Letter to the OWS Peace Committee

Hi Geoff, Although we haven’t been to an Anti-War meeting since the first one, we feel the need to weigh in on the Iran issue. We have been somewhat involved with OWS since the beginning, and support every aspect of its mission. So it is distressing to read the emails regarding the stance that OWS […]

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


February 19th, 2011


Why is it that every time I come back to AARP, something else happens to make me regret my decision? I recently received your Jan/Feb issue, with a cover so vile that I could not bring myself to have it in my house-I had to drop it in the garbage room of my building. Why […]

March 30th, 2010

To Our Generous Supporters

The Granny Peace Brigade is lucky to have so many supporters. We’ve always hoped that many of you agree with our values, even when you can’t always be with us in the streets or at our forums and counter-recruitment events. Now we know that lots of people are cheering us on because you have provided […]

November 17th, 2009

Open letter to President Barak Obama Urging Cessation of U.S. Military Action in Afghanistan

Dear Mr. President,

Strongly do I support your careful weighing of options for continuation of United States engagement in Afghanistan. I am, of course, appalled by the civilian deaths resulting from our ground and air military action. It is noted that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has himself acknowledged the counter-productive effects of civilian deaths resulting […]

February 1st, 2009

Dear President Obama, Please Build Not Bomb Afghanistan

Dear Mr. President:

I am of course aware of the various pressures exerted by lobbyists, including contractors, weapons manufacturers, foreign and domestic political partisans, on your Administration, toward the end of keeping the wars going on and if possible expanding them. However, it is significant that Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]