City Council members are leaving on an all expenses paid junket to Israel on February 15

Hello Sisters and Friends, We have one last chance to persuade 15 City Council members* to cancel their funded-by-the-zionists junket to Israel, or at least to make them feel damn guilty about going. These 15 City Council members* need to think again about the message they give to New Yorkers, particularly our Palestinian neighbors. This … Continue reading City Council members are leaving on an all expenses paid junket to Israel on February 15

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

Meeting at Senator Schumer’s Office About Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

Notes: Action and Meeting as part of the State-wide anti-drone actions in collaboration with Upstate Drone Action Outside, six* of us gathered in the snow and blowing wind in front of the 3rd Ave offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. A leaflet distributed for the action can be downloaded here. Within the first half hour, … Continue reading Meeting at Senator Schumer’s Office About Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

Dear City Council Members, Don’t Accept an Expenses Paid Trip to Apartheid Israel

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Members Mark Treyger, Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso, David Greenfield, Rafael Espinal, Darlene Mealy, Mark Levine, Helen Rosenthal, Corey Johnson, Ritchie Torres, Andrew Cohen, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich, and James Van Bramer: Dear City Council Members on the all expenses paid trip to Israel, I write to express my shock … Continue reading Dear City Council Members, Don’t Accept an Expenses Paid Trip to Apartheid Israel

Letter to Senator Schumer Regarding the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

November 17, 2014 The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senator 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301 New York, NY 10017 Dear Senator Schumer: We, members of the Granny Peace Brigade, have been continually concerned with the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.   Thank you for your response of March 11, 2014, to the individual letter … Continue reading Letter to Senator Schumer Regarding the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

New Yorkers Are Saying “NO” To Drone Use In The City

The City Council had one of its regular meetings today (13 November) in City Hall. And the Grannies were there with the "new" Ms Gizmo questions on issues of drone use in NYC. As the below table notes, the trend seen from recent actions in Union Square and at City Hall is that a vast … Continue reading New Yorkers Are Saying “NO” To Drone Use In The City

HEY SENATORS: TALK TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS ABOUT PALESTINIANS AND ISRAEL!

A short note to share this day of action organized by JEWS SAY NO and JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE outside the offices of our Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, condemning their support for the Israeli government's systematic violations of the Palestinian people's basic human rights AND their refusal to meet with constituents who do not support … Continue reading HEY SENATORS: TALK TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS ABOUT PALESTINIANS AND ISRAEL!

NY City Council Hearing on the Climate March

The Public Hearing on the Climate March was chaired by Donovan J. Richards, with several other members of the Environment Subcommittee joining. The objective was the Resolution 356 to support the Climate March in NYC, 21 Sept 2014 and its objectives, mainly to influence a positive outcome of the upcoming Climate Meetings at the UN … Continue reading NY City Council Hearing on the Climate March

Reading the Constitution on the 4th of July

Dear Friends, Just to share the almost perfect day in Central Park for the reading of the Constitution. It was really cool in more ways than one......towards the end, light rain.....and then heavier. But spirits were high, even though this year, due to our location on the grass near Colombus Circle, we didn't have much … Continue reading Reading the Constitution on the 4th of July

Keep New York Free of Weaponized and Surveillance Drones — Resolution to City Council

CALLING ALL NEW YORKERS You’ve heard of U.S. military drones spying on and killing people overseas. That could happen here in our hometown, so let’s stop it before it starts. There is precedent. On March 18, 2013, in Seattle, Washington, Mayor Mike McGinn ordered the city police department to scrap plans it had to roll … Continue reading Keep New York Free of Weaponized and Surveillance Drones — Resolution to City Council