At noon this past Armistice Day, the Granny Peace Brigade, joined by the Veterans for Peace, held its third Penny Poll of 2021. 82 members of the public gave us their opinion about where they want the Federal Government to spend taxes it collects each year. Over $29 billion of the taxes collected from New … Continue reading Armistice Day Penny Poll A Success!
It’s Tax Day – Defund the Pentagon – $ for Education, Health, Housing, Equity Programs
It wasn't Sherwood Forest, but on the morning of July 15th - Tax Day 2020 - a group of modern Robin Hoods gathered to take from the Rich (Defund the Pentagon) and give to the Poor (Education, Healthcare, Housing and other important needs). Two Grannies and friends, some of whom sing with the NYC Labor … Continue reading It’s Tax Day – Defund the Pentagon – $ for Education, Health, Housing, Equity Programs
Release All Sick, Aged and Low Risk People in Prison! Release People from ICE Detention
For several years, I’ve joined the call for the release of sick, aged and low risk people in prison, and for the release of people in ICE detention. With the COVID 19 pandemic, the urgency is exponentially increased. With the RAPP Campaign, (Release the Aging People in Prison), relentless GPB activist Joan Pleune, myself, and … Continue reading Release All Sick, Aged and Low Risk People in Prison! Release People from ICE Detention
Stopping Trump’s Catastrophic Election Ploy
Activists from diverse organizations merged at Times Square (a "designated activity zone") speaking out against Trump's misguided, dangerous, war actions. The weekend of rallies began today to protest the US assassination of Iran's General Suleiman. Peace activists were out in force and it signals the start of a year brimming with resistance. "Now that Obama’s … Continue reading Stopping Trump’s Catastrophic Election Ploy
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
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!
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
VOICES RISING FOR YEMEN
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