Saturday began gray, but the sun came out for NYC United for Peace and Justice's RIVER TO RIVER. We live near 14th street, the one chosen for the action, so we went to the block nearest our home. We found ourselves among Brooklynites because the block between 9th and 10th Avenues was the meeting-place for … Continue reading HANDS ACROSS 14TH STREET UNITED TO END THE IRAQ WAR
The Granny Peace Brigade was back at the (recently bombed) Recruitment Booth in Times Square. The police assured me that the center was operational. It was raining - some of us had umbrellas; all of us were wet. We called it a "Knit-In" because we had knitted gloves for the stumps of wounded Iraqi veterans … Continue reading NEW YORK CITY, 3-19-08, 12 noon 5 YEARS OF THE IRAQ WAR!
Grandmothers in 20 Cities Protest Occupation; Some Get Arrested With knitting needles, with dirty linen clotheslines, many with songs, and some with acts of civil disobedience, grandmother groups across the United States in at least 20 cities expressed their frustration, their deep rage at the continued occupation of Iraq. This was the granny way of … Continue reading AMERICAN GRANNIES EXPRESS OUTRAGE AFTER 5 YEARS OF WAR
March 19th, End of the 5th year of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Raindrops all night, and we conjure ways to knit in a downpour. Converging at noon on the diamond-shaped section of Times Square where the recruiting office opens its doors, Granny Peace Brigade and friends knitting-in. Knit a row; purl a row; every … Continue reading GRANNIES TIMES SQUARE KNIT-IN FOR PEACE
Some Granny Peace Brigadiers came from NY to the two day action in Washington D.C. commemorating the 5th year of draconian Bush policy. This Protest was distinguished by no tears policing. Maybe it's that we all know each other by now. Perhaps it was that the protest featured multiple programs starting in different times and … Continue reading Wishing And Waltzing After Five Awful Years