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?
Two years ago, on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, seven Catholic workers (now called the Kings Bay Plowshares 7), broke into the U.S. Naval base in Kings Bay, Georgia – the Atlantic Fleet’s base for the Trident nuclear submarine arsenal. On this second anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 … Continue reading We Stand With The Kings Bay Plowshares
OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST came to town on the coldest day of the winter and the Grannies were there to welcome them. 21 youth plaintiffs, together with Julia Olson the lead attorney in their federal lawsuit, appeared on Thursday, January 31st at the New York Society for Ethical Culture to discuss 'Changing Tactics in the Face … Continue reading OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST CAME TO TOWN…
The Granny Peace Brigade congratulates our sister, Vinie Burrows on her receiving the Clara Lemlich Award, together with five other honorees on May 1st, 2017. The Lemlich Awards is a celebration of the achievements of older women, and if anyone fits the description of someone who qualifies for this award it's Vinie, though it was … Continue reading Honoring Vinie Burrows with the Clara Lemlich Award
The U.S. approving, almost 70 years ago - 29 November 1947 - the United Nations General Assembly adopted the plan for partition of British Mandatory Palestine, which recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States. Almost 50 years ago, a result of the Six Day War was that the West Bank, Gaza, and East … Continue reading Letter to President Donald J. Trump re Palestine/Israel
It is 70 years since the USA dropped a Uranium bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and a Plutonium bomb on Nagasaki on August 9th. Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ignoring the will of the Japanese people by dismantling Article 9 of their Constitution which rejects war and/or arming for war. ARTICLE 9 … Continue reading WE NEED AN ARTICLE 9 IN THE U.S.A.
What are drones? Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are aircraft without pilots. Some are operated by computers on board; others by a human being in another location. The human operator can be thousands of miles away. Are drones useful? Remote sensing drones can gather information using visible light cameras, infra red cameras, radar systems, … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions About Drones
The Granny Peace Brigade was one of around 25 local groups participating in Hunter College's annual Community Day. Among these groups were several working with women in the community, those working with immigrants and especially the "dreamers," safe sex. Amnesty International/New York and League of Women Voters were also there. The GPB display highlighted our … Continue reading Community Day at Hunter College
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
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