STUDENTS NOT SOLDIERS – Grannies Hit the Streets

Last month, the Granny Peace Brigade walked up 5th Avenue with Vets for Peace in the Veterans Day commemorations. As usual, we were virtually at the end, followed by high schoolers, both boys and girls, proudly marching in proper soldier form, from various J-ROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training) groups In the city. Teens marching as … Continue reading STUDENTS NOT SOLDIERS – Grannies Hit the Streets

Veterans for Peace – The Peace Contingent in the Vets Day Parade

On Saturday, Nov 11 members of the Granny Peace Brigade were honored to join Veterans For Peace in the parade up Fifth Avenue in NYC... "...to increase public awareness of the Costs of War, restrain our government from intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, End the arms race, Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, seek justice … Continue reading Veterans for Peace – The Peace Contingent in the Vets Day Parade

Students not Soldiers – Parent Teacher Conference Night Action 11-09-2017

Volunteer activists and parents attending Parent Teacher Conference night met briefly in front of 12 NYC public high schools. Parents were at the school for a scheduled conference with their child's teacher, and volunteers were distributing 2 flyers providing anti-military educational information. Parents accepted the flyers with much appreciation. Questions to Ask - Points to … Continue reading Students not Soldiers – Parent Teacher Conference Night Action 11-09-2017

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT – at NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS 2017

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT – at NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS Call for Volunteers – Thursday, November 9, 2017 Resist Military Recruitment * Reject Militarism President Trump has been quite outspoken about ensuring a strong military “the most tremendous”. To realize his mission, $92 billion has been added to the military budget in support of Department of … Continue reading PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT – at NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS 2017

Why Yemen? What have Yemenis done to the USA?

While... We have bombed them killing civilians and children. We helped Saudi Arabia kill over 10, 000 (still counting) with the sale of weapons and refueling of the bombers we sold them. And now FAMINE threatens this country, one of the poorest in the world! Millions! The GPB  joined a week long action across from … Continue reading Why Yemen? What have Yemenis done to the USA?

NYC Parent Teacher Conference Night – Spring 2017

NYC Parent Teacher Conference Night provides an opportunity to bring non-military alternatives and educational opportunities to families.  On the evening of March 23, 2017, volunteers were at 11 high schools handing out 2 flyers to parents as they arrived to meet with their child’s teachers. Flyer information includes websites for colleges, training programs, community service, … Continue reading NYC Parent Teacher Conference Night – Spring 2017

Asking NYC to Divest From Fossil Fuels

In January several retired teachers and a student at P.S. 41 testified at an NYC Teachers Retirement System pension board meeting. Our ask -- divest the Teachers Retirement System from fossil fuels. Ten-year-old Ajani reminded the board that,  "The world looks up to America and we should be the lead example of renewable energy…. Ninety-seven … Continue reading Asking NYC to Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Women’s March – A Special Power

A special power was generated in the throngs of people that "marched" in midtown New York, though the word "inched" would be more accurate.  The energy was colorful and mostly young - and their creative juices were in their signs and pussyhats. I was with a friend and we were penned in at the SE … Continue reading The Women’s March – A Special Power

Pre-Inauguration Rally January 19, 2017

At a pre-inauguration rally in New York City, the Granny Peace Brigade joined thousands of New Yorkers to speak out against Trump's agenda for America. Our message, 'Trump, you're not our president.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8OlZyNCkrA&t=3s We stand for peace, justice, tolerance and inclusion for all. Our voices were loud and clear. We're here to stay; we'll be … Continue reading Pre-Inauguration Rally January 19, 2017