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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 […]

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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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January 5th, 2014

WAR IS NOT A GAME – DON’T BUY WAR TOYS

In the midst of NYC’s recent holiday shopping frenzy the Granny Peace Brigade and Raging Grannies got together at FAO Schwarz on Fifth Ave. Ever since 2009 we’ve hit the streets each December to remind holiday shoppers that “War Is Not A Game.” We also give people tips on how to select gifts for children […]

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April 12th, 2013

War Is Not Entertainment

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This deeply disturbing and oh so powerful photo of a veteran holding a sign on his lap that says “war is not entertainment” was taped to this disgusting ad that is on almost every corner these days promoting the Imax GI Joe RETALIATION movie.

Ann and […]

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February 27th, 2013

When Is It Okay For Kids To Play With Guns?

Once a year U pick a toy One that’s good For a little boy So what do they think of your little son? He oughta get a blaster gun?

When is it okay for kids to play with guns? Is it ever okay for kids to play with guns? And what do kids mean when […]

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February 18th, 2011

Shame On Toy Industry – Hasbro Nabs Boy Toy of the Year Award For “Ultimate Full Auto Clip System Blaster!”

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Grannies wish toy execs a Happy Valentine’s day at fancy Toy of the Year Awards’ Dinner..

Saturday, February 12, 5 PM. One by one, about 30 grannies and their friends snuck furtively into the Time-Warner Building at the corner of Broadway and 60th Street . They had come to […]

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December 15th, 2010

Peace Toys, Not War Toys

Why did Lillian P at the age of 94 step into a car at the Ferris Wheel in Toys R Us? And her companions Barbara W, Teddy and Carol — what could have been on their minds as they slipped in beside Lillian? On the Ferris wheel in another car was Molly (she’s 92) with […]

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February 18th, 2010

RETIRE G.I. JOE – ALL WAR TOYS MUST GO

Toys should be fun for children and foster the development of life skills, including problem solving. There are many toys that can satisfy our children and grandchildren’s desire for excitement and adventure other than war toys that provoke fighting and winning by means of violence. We are in favor of fantasy and delight and against […]

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February 16th, 2010

Toy Fair Request – Retire G.I. Joe

On February 13th the Toy Industry Association revealed their 2010 toy picks at their 10th annual “Toy of the Year Awards” ceremony. Because kids don’t get loving care from these folks, we decided to take our message to them at the Chelsea Piers. Not one single taxi, limo or stretch limo could pass without reading […]

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February 5th, 2010

RETIRE G.I. JOE – ALL WAR TOYS MUST GO!

Friends,

Our children and grandchildren are special and their playthings should be special too – stuff that helps them blossom into smart, happy, positive kids. That’s why we pick out gifts with loving care.

On February 13th the Toy Industry Association will reveal the 2010 toy picks at their 10th annual “Toy of the Year […]

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