Covid-19, it has been said, has “awakened” or “uncovered” the prevalence and extent of poverty and racism in our society. Structural poverty and racism have been in the foundation of the U.S. since the pilgrims landed. Poverty and racism affect every element of what is needed for a good quality of life There is not … Continue reading Where is the Will?
Join the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement http://nycaic.org/ for a STATEWIDE Day of Socially-Distanced Actions to #HALT solitary, featuring people who have survived solitary, loved ones of people in solitary, legislative allies, and others.
Tuesday, January 28, 1PM, New York City Hall - A Public Hearing on Two Anti-nuclear Weapons Measures (see below)In 2018 Anthony Donovan with the NYC Catholic Workers launched a petition to NYS officials urging them -- in the absence of any Federal action -- to support the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. From this came … Continue reading Two Anti-nuclear Weapons Measures in NY City Council
On a mild Thursday evening, 28 volunteers were at 12 high schools in NYC to meet parents and students as they were entering their school to meet with teachers. Volunteers had 2 informational flyers to give to each parent. Options for Life After High School-- Questions to Ask concerning military recruitment. Please note that the … Continue reading Parent-Teacher Conference Night Peace Action – November 2019
Friday, October 25 On a surprisingly warm, sunny day, we joined the Fridays for Future students to help Count The Nuclear Weapons Money Campaign achieve their goal of counting $1 trillion in a week, world-wide. It was counted in $1 million notes, and we added about $500 million. It made us realize what an enormous … Continue reading Grannies and Students Count 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
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
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
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
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