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

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!

The Granny Peace Brigade and Climate Change – duh, we mean, Climate Chaos

On January 16, 2015 the media reported that 2014 was the warmest year on earth since 1880 when record keeping began.  Five weeks earlier, on December 8, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a suit bought by seven youth plaintiffs.  Their claim is that the U.S. Constitution safeguards for them and future generations … Continue reading The Granny Peace Brigade and Climate Change – duh, we mean, Climate Chaos

The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

On August 1st a reporter on Aljazeera America News describing the carnage in Rafah said  “today I saw several children…I have to say…I have never seen children look so shell shocked.”  On the internet there is a picture of a very young child sitting on stones next to dead parents. Has our Government no memory, … Continue reading The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

ATL and GPB – Hint: it’s not a Tweet

As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change meets in Warsaw, the Granny Peace Brigade (GPB) has joined an Amicus Brief (Friend of the Court) in support of five Youth Plaintiffs and their federal lawsuit of Atmospheric Trust Litigation (ATL). Together with other organizations - Global Kids, Earth Guardians, 350.org, Boston Latin School Youth Climate … Continue reading ATL and GPB – Hint: it’s not a Tweet

No to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones

Response to questions about U.S. military use of drones is often -- use of drones lessens the numbers of ground forces required and, therefore, our military casualties. Here in the U.S the battlefields of the Civil War are known  but most military actions in the Middle East, South Central, South Asia, and Africa in which … Continue reading No to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones

War Is Not Entertainment

(Click on photos for larger images.) This deeply disturbing and oh so powerful  photo of a veteran holding a sign  on his lap that says "war is not entertainment" was taped to this disgusting ad that is on almost every corner these days promoting the Imax GI Joe RETALIATION movie. Ann and I saw it … Continue reading War Is Not Entertainment

Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

We returned recently from an eye-opening journey to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. We went because of the troubling news coming from Gaza about collective punishment, because of images of a 300-mile wall of separation between Israelis and Palestinians, and perhaps most of all because of our desire to understand the nature of this … Continue reading Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

About 4 years ago, I was found in Union Square Park by the Granny Peace Brigade. This changed my life. Its members have tons of energy and passion for Peace, and accomplish so much. They are fun to be with and I love them. First, I took part in their Phone-a-thons, then got involved with … Continue reading How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

For 17 years by order of Israeli authorities, Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank, has been closed to Palestinians.  Below is my letter in this regard mailed to the Embassy of Israel to the United States. February 22, 2012 The Honorable Michael Oren Ambassador of Israel Embassy of Israel 3514 International Drive N.W. Washington, D.C.20008-3021 … Continue reading Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron