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May 6th, 2017

Honoring Vinie Burrows with the Clara Lemlich Award

The Granny Peace Brigade congratulates our sister, Vinie Burrows on her receiving the Clara Lemlich Award, together with five other honorees on May 1st, 2017. The Lemlich Awards is a celebration of the achievements of older women, and if anyone fits the description of someone who qualifies for this award it’s Vinie, though it was […]

February 15th, 2017

Letter to President Donald J. Trump re Palestine/Israel

The U.S. approving, almost 70 years ago – 29 November 1947 – the United Nations General Assembly adopted the plan for partition of British Mandatory Palestine, which recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States. Almost 50 years ago, a result of the Six Day War was that the West Bank, Gaza, and East […]

July 29th, 2015


It is 70 years since the USA dropped a Uranium bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and a Plutonium bomb on Nagasaki on August 9th. Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ignoring the will of the Japanese people by dismantling Article 9 of their Constitution which rejects war and/or arming for war.


April 30th, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions About Drones

What are drones? Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are aircraft without pilots. Some are operated by computers on board; others by a human being in another location. The human operator can be thousands of miles away.

Are drones useful? Remote sensing drones can gather information using visible light cameras, infra red cameras, radar systems, […]

April 22nd, 2015

Community Day at Hunter College

The Granny Peace Brigade was one of around 25 local groups participating in Hunter College’s annual Community Day. Among these groups were several working with women in the community, those working with immigrants and especially the “dreamers,” safe sex. Amnesty International/New York and League of Women Voters were also there.

The GPB display highlighted our […]

December 23rd, 2014

Letter to Senator Schumer Regarding the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

November 17, 2014

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senator 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301 New York, NY 10017

Dear Senator Schumer:

We, members of the Granny Peace Brigade, have been continually concerned with the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Thank you for your response of March 11, 2014, to the individual letter […]

September 9th, 2014

NY City Council Hearing on the Climate March

The Public Hearing on the Climate March was chaired by Donovan J. Richards, with several other members of the Environment Subcommittee joining. The objective was the Resolution 356 to support the Climate March in NYC, 21 Sept 2014 and its objectives, mainly to influence a positive outcome of the upcoming Climate Meetings at the UN […]

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, […]

May 21st, 2014

Eighth Annual Mother’s Day Peace Stroll

What a wonderful day: warm, sunny, good spirits all around. Maybe we totaled 40,

which included Raging Grannies who sang many songs at Columbus Circle,

82nd St stop and at the Met….


the wonderful Rude Mechanical Orchestra that added so much to the stroll, families: Joan’s and […]

March 16th, 2014


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 […]