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YOUTHS AND GRANNIES COUNT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MONEY

Every Friday afternoon outside the United Nations high school students gather to demand action on the Climate Crisis. Fridays for the Future, the group co-founded by Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villasenor, stand outdoors with signs. Their cause attracts passersby and elicits a steady flow of "Honk for the Climate" responses from drivers. On Friday, October … Continue reading YOUTHS AND GRANNIES COUNT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MONEY

USA: AN UNHAPPY STATE OF AFFAIRS AND WHY WE STAND ON TAX DAY

ONCE AGAIN, we stood outside NYC Federal Office on TAX DAY, April 15th, organized by the War Resisters League with support from Granny Peace Brigade, Raging Grannies, Bud’s Filthy Rotten System, Paul’s accordion, and many others to say, "No more taxes for war!" Since 2001 USA has spent $5.6 TRILLION on WAR: $32 MILLION per … Continue reading USA: AN UNHAPPY STATE OF AFFAIRS AND WHY WE STAND ON TAX DAY

Four years of “living in Hell”—Children in Yemen

March 25, 2019 marked the beginning of the 5th year of the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The Granny Peace Brigade, together with friends including some from the Saturday Catholic Worker vigil for Yemen, gathered outside the NY Consulates of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, one of the coalition partners of the Saudis in their war on … Continue reading Four years of “living in Hell”—Children in Yemen

Parent Teacher Conference Night – March 7, 2019

March 7th was a freezing evening, but it did not stop volunteers from going to high schools on Parent Teacher Conference night. We were at 14 high schools throughout NYC prepared to provide families with non-military informational flyers. One addresses Options for Life After High School and the second focuses on Questions to Ask/ Points … Continue reading Parent Teacher Conference Night – March 7, 2019

OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST CAME TO TOWN…

OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST came to town on the coldest day of the winter and the Grannies were there to welcome them. 21 youth plaintiffs, together with Julia Olson the lead attorney in their federal lawsuit, appeared on Thursday, January 31st at the New York Society for Ethical Culture to discuss 'Changing Tactics in the Face … Continue reading OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST CAME TO TOWN…

STRAGGLING AND NETWORKING AT THE WOMEN’S UNITY RALLY

The first three Granny Peace Brigade stragglers to arrive at the south end of Foley Square on Saturday, January 19 for the WOMEN'S UNITY RALLY chose to wait for more stragglers. How can everybody be a straggler? It's a GPB specialty -- join us and you'll see how it works. We used our waiting time … Continue reading STRAGGLING AND NETWORKING AT THE WOMEN’S UNITY RALLY

Bases Bases Everywhere!

The U.S. maintains hundreds of military bases on foreign soil, as well as aircraft carrier "Strike Forces". The Okinawa Prefecture is home to more than 70% of the U.S. bases in Japan. Opposition to the U.S. presence started in 1995 after the rape of a schoolgirl by three soldiers. Plane and helicopter crashes starting in … Continue reading Bases Bases Everywhere!

Grandmother arrested while trying to save the children of Yemen

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 People Present: Members of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and their friends. Members of the New York Police Department. Bystanders Location: The United States Mission to the United Nations, First Avenue, NYC. Introduction: This is the fifth day of a fast and series of demonstrations beginning in York City on December 29, … Continue reading Grandmother arrested while trying to save the children of Yemen

Parent-Teacher High School Conference Night–NYC November 2018

On Parent-Teacher Conference night parents have the opportunity to meet with their child's teacher to discuss her his progress in the class. It is also an opportunity for volunteers to distribute educational informational flyers to parents. The informational flyers address Options for Life After HS as well as Questions to Ask Military Recruiters. In spite … Continue reading Parent-Teacher High School Conference Night–NYC November 2018

YEMEN CAN’T WAIT

Members of the Granny Peace Brigade participated in the weekly vigil for peace in Yemen, in Union Square on Saturday, November 24th. The weekly vigil was initiated by the Catholic Worker one and a half years ago. Several members of other peace organizations take part in this endeavor. In spite of the fact that the … Continue reading YEMEN CAN’T WAIT