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August 11th, 2016

Carol Husten Presente

Oh Carol, Old Pricey, I have known for several years now Carol from the Granny Peace Brigade and Peace Action. For me, she was like a tree,strong protective,seemingly eternal- but a tree with a great sense of humor. When the Grannies made a trek from New York to DC in 2006, we created actions and […]

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October 2nd, 2015

Thoughts on being alone in a cage

I’ve been lucky. Every time I’ve been in a cage by myself, I’ve known that people are watching out for me, people on the outside and on the inside. I also know that my time in solitary won’t last very long.

Parchman Prison’s maximum security unit, Parchman Mississippi – 1962. Joan spent five weeks […]

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September 18th, 2015

If you’re in jail you gotta have commissary.

Editors Note: Hancock Anti-Drone Resisters Jailed Last Night (7/29) Posted on July 30, 2015 Four anti-drone resisters were sentenced Wednesday night 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… All four were identically sentenced to one year’s conditional discharge… Both […]

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August 11th, 2015

Notes on Jail Time in “The Ville”

Editors Note: Hancock Anti-Drone Resisters Jailed Last Night (7/29)

Posted on July 30, 2015 by ucgdew Four anti-drone resisters were sentenced Wednesday night 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 Wing of the NY […]

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August 10th, 2015

Memories of Cuba – Emma Otero

[On July 20, 2015, the United States and Cuba re-established formal diplomatic relations after a rupture and embargo in 1961. Lillian Pollak, oldest active Granny Peace Brigade member (100) reflects on it. Ed.]

The histories of the United States and Cuba have been linked for years in countless ways. From the time I was 15, […]

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April 16th, 2015

Happy Birthday Lillian!

One of the first warm and sunny days of 2015 set the tone for a gala birthday party celebrating 100 years of Granny extraordinaire Lillian Pollak. The spacious and light-filled community room and terrace on West 57th Street held at least 100 happy guests, comprising an impressive diversity of family, friends and comrades in attire […]

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December 19th, 2014

GRANNIES target TARGET: Don’t buy war toys!

The Granny Peace Brigade, together with the NY Metro Raging Grannies targeted TARGET, Brooklyn on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 with the annual campaign “Think Before You Buy” encouraging shoppers to consider purchasing gifts that prepare children to be compassionate, responsible adults instead of gifts that glorify violence and foster aggression.

Photo: Barbara Harris Photo: […]

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March 16th, 2014

NY TIMES GOT IT WRONG

Sisters and Supporters,

We of the Granny Peace Brigade epitomize the revolt of seniors. Our “silver revolution” is certainly not muted and if our persistent, consistent actions for peace which we demonstrate with our physical bodies and our vocal cries, exhortations for peace, against the violence of war, poverty, racism, militarism, and materialism is viewed […]

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February 17th, 2013

Our Friend and Comrade Pat DeAngelis

The Granny Peace Brigade has been going strong for so long-since October 2006 – that despite our collective advancing age, we have not thought about losing one of our members. Many grannies would agree that age is just a number, and our ages span approximately 30 years, from the late 60s to the late 90s. […]

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December 20th, 2012

Smart Toys Not War Toys Campaign

Fourteen Grannies gathered and sang in Harlem: Eva-Lee, Nydia, Joan P., Edith, Susan G., Mercy, Barbara H., Bev, Jenny, Connie, Judith, Ann and Ahmad (filming), Laura and Peg. We moved to the recruiting station because Lazarus, the toy store nearby was not featuring military or violence-provoking toys.

We were well received there by the […]

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