Climate Deniers, Torturers — We Say No

Today in NYC two members of the Granny Peace Brigade joined hundreds of climate activists in a rally at the NYC offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. Four climate deniers have been nominated for key environmental positions in Donald Trump’s cabinet. Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator … Continue reading Climate Deniers, Torturers — We Say No

A Wall That Speaks For Us – Union Square Station, NYC

Our vigil to recognize International Human Rights Day came complete with a serendipitous discovery. After 35 minutes in the cold, six ferocious women in golden szmatas (that would be us) beat it down the subway steps by Food Emporium, just east of Broadway, and there we found a paradise with much pedestrian traffic. We didn't … Continue reading A Wall That Speaks For Us – Union Square Station, NYC

BRRRRRing for Human Rights/Children’s Rights

The Granny Peace Brigade, together with friends from Vets for Peace and Pax Christi, weathered the coldest day in NYC this season (7F with wind chill) to commemorate Human Rights Week (Dec. 10-17th an actual designated week by the UN) with our focus, the rights of children everywhere to live in peace, dignity, provided with … Continue reading BRRRRRing for Human Rights/Children’s Rights

Don’t Buy War Toys/Gifting that promotes life, learning and peace!

The Granny Peace Brigade continued its annual "Don't Buy War Toys" campaign in one of the best known shopping areas in the USA: Herald Square...the home of Macy's among others. In the blustery cold wind, our songs were a bit muted, but even then we were joined by a Raging Grannie from Rochester, who just … Continue reading Don’t Buy War Toys/Gifting that promotes life, learning and peace!

Granny Peace Brigade Awarded 2016 Pathmakers To Peace By Brooklyn For Peace

Brooklyn for Peace, a non-sectarian, non-partisan active peace and justice organization had its annual fund raising dinner on November 17, 2016.  It was held at the historic Plymouth Church, which has a history of abolitionism and resistance to oppression, in Brooklyn Heights.   For the fourth year, individuals who have played leadership roles in forging new … Continue reading Granny Peace Brigade Awarded 2016 Pathmakers To Peace By Brooklyn For Peace

November 17, 2016 – Granny Peace Brigade Counter-Recruitment Action

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT at NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS On Parent-Teacher Conference night volunteers went to high schools throughout the 5 boroughs. Distributing flyers in front of a high school building for more than an hour to parents and students who are rushing into the school to meet with teachers may not seem like an upbeat … Continue reading November 17, 2016 – Granny Peace Brigade Counter-Recruitment Action

Ask Charlie Rangel to Vote Against the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the trade deal negotiated in secret during the past 7 years among 12 Pacific Rim countries including US, Canada, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Australia, New Zealand. The TPP was signed by ALL countries in 2015. BUT its not a done deal until it is agreed by national … Continue reading Ask Charlie Rangel to Vote Against the TPP

Asking Senator Schumer to work for a just and peaceful resolution of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis

Granny Peace Brigade letter of September 9, 2016, to Senator Charles E. Schumer, regarding U.S. position on Israeli/Palestinian conflict matters September 9, 2016 The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senator 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3203 Dear Senator Schumer, On behalf of the Granny Peace Brigade, thank you for your letter of … Continue reading Asking Senator Schumer to work for a just and peaceful resolution of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis

Ms Gizmo at the East Harlem Youth Fair

Thursday, July 21st the granny Peace Brigade brought our Fund School Educational Programs message to the East Harlem Youth Fair. Our table attracted 74 gamers, mostly students, to participate in the Ms. Gizmo Penny Poll. They were asked to considered the programs they would like to see in their schools, by distributing the 20 pennies … Continue reading Ms Gizmo at the East Harlem Youth Fair