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!
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
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
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
On March 22, 2015 Saudi Arabia launched a war against Yemen, a country now considered “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” according to the United Nations. Millions of people face starvation caused by Saudi blockades of port cities; cholera outbreaks from Saudi bombing of hospitals, water and sanitation systems; a rampant wave of destruction waged against … Continue reading VOICES RISING FOR YEMEN
March 8 was Parent-Teacher Conference night at NYC high schools when parents meet with their children’s teachers. Volunteers from the Granny Peace Brigade and anti-military friends were outside high schools to greet parents and hand them two flyers. This action is part of the Granny Peace Brigade’s demilitarization of youth in public high schools campaign. … Continue reading Parent Teacher Conference Night Action – March 8, 2018
Is it good for to children dress up like soldiers and march around with mock rifles? Should they be doing this in our schools? We say no, but some say yes. Wednesday, January 31 - Seven of us were outside New York City Council offices asking Council Members to stop allotting 1.5 million of our … Continue reading JROTC, Discipline and Children Playing Soldier
End US complicity in Saudi War. Take action: Call Sen. Schumer Washington (202) 224-6542, NYC (212) 486-4430, Syracuse (315) 423-5471 It's often hard to get through to Washington offices, but Syracuse staffers will take messages and send them to Washington offices. Sen. Gillibrand Washinton (202) 224-4451 NYC (212) 688-6262 Syracuse (315) 448-0470 Ask them to … Continue reading Demo to Stop the Human Crisis in Yemen – Jan 26, 2018
Blocking the entrance to the US Mission to the UN, 15 peace activists from the Catholic Worker Movement, Granny Peace Brigade, Raging Grannies, among others, called for ending the blockade of Yemen, together with ending the intensive bombing of homes, water and sanitation infrastructure being assisted by the USA, and resulting in a million cases … Continue reading 15 Peace Activists Arrested calling out: LET YEMEN LIVE!