On October 13th word went out that the NYPD would move to evict Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park. (6:00 AM - friend Laurie with Ann, Jenny & Joan P of the GPB ) Immediately the 99% swung into action, including three stalwart members of the Granny Peace Brigade, mobilizing a round-the-clock vigil to protect … Continue reading New York City Council’s Lucky 13
Jenny, Ahmad and I were among the marchers boarding the bus. Friday night, October 21, a benefit concert by the environmental organization Clearwater was held Symphony Space on Broadway at 94th Street. Among the notable musicians were the legendary Pete Seeger, composer-musician David Amram, and folk singer Arlo Guthrie. Following the concert shortly after 10:30, … Continue reading A funny thing happened on the 104 bus…
The atrium at 60 Wall Street is a meeting place for a number of Occupy Wall Street working groups. Yesterday evening intending to go to a facilitators training I blundered into a meeting which included members of the Structure Working Group discussing a Spokes Council Proposal. A lucky blunder! I got aglimpse of a process … Continue reading Spokes Council Proposal for Occupy Wall Street
Friday, October 14 at 5:50AM, Broadway and Park Place. The streets are quiet, damp and dark. Workers in a deli are setting up for the day. Light from the windows glitters on the street. A few short blocks away people have been working cleaning Zuccotti Park.(Click on photos for larger images.) And on Broadway walking … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street Wins A Big Round
Six years ago, 18 women attempted to enlist in the U.S. Military at the Recruitment Center in Times Square. Not only were we not welcomed, we were arrested...and the Granny Peace Brigade was born. Since then, we Grannies have stood our ground in the struggle for peace and social and economic justice -- and for … Continue reading Save the Date! Tuesday, Oct 18th, 7:00 P.M.
October 7, 2011, Times Square John Lennon and Yoko Ono said – War is over if you want it. Imagine Peace. As endless wars continue, the military industrial complex seeks new young bodies to fill the ranks of our forces preparing them to wage war. The Department of Defense is fat on money – no … Continue reading Comments: Memorial 10th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan
We know that many young people believe after talking with recruiters that military service might be a very good avenue for expressing patriotism, gaining useful work experience, securing funds for college or for other further education. There are other avenues (see Options for Life After High SchoolEng-Span compiled by: CodePink NYC & the Granny Peace … Continue reading Is the Core of U.S. Ethos Militarism?
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever." George Orwell Over the last decade, it has become impossible to escape the increasing surveillance-cameras everywhere in recording our every move "in the interest of security", and television screens mounted in banks and department stores blaring false … Continue reading Pictures of the Future