NY TIMES GOT IT WRONG

Sisters and Supporters, We of the Granny Peace Brigade epitomize the revolt of seniors.  Our “silver revolution” is certainly not muted and if our persistent, consistent actions for peace which we demonstrate with our physical bodies and our vocal cries, exhortations for peace, against the violence of war, poverty, racism, militarism, and materialism is viewed … Continue reading NY TIMES GOT IT WRONG

Needed: An Honest Broker

(Click on photos for larger images.) In connection with the ongoing Kerry-Israel/Palestine Peace Talks the GPB decided we should seek advice on practical action we might take to encourage the U.S. Government to act as a truly honest broker in this so vital process.  Accordingly, I addressed a letter, below, to each of the following … Continue reading Needed: An Honest Broker

ATL and GPB – Hint: it’s not a Tweet

As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change meets in Warsaw, the Granny Peace Brigade (GPB) has joined an Amicus Brief (Friend of the Court) in support of five Youth Plaintiffs and their federal lawsuit of Atmospheric Trust Litigation (ATL). Together with other organizations - Global Kids, Earth Guardians, 350.org, Boston Latin School Youth Climate … Continue reading ATL and GPB – Hint: it’s not a Tweet

Guns In The U.S.A. – They Must Not Speak For Us

A significant aspect of who we are as U.S. Americans seems often to be expressed as --- "Don't let the government take our guns from us; I need a gun to protect what is mine; this gun speaks for me." Is this seemingly ingrained attitude and its expression part of an ethos which harkens back … Continue reading Guns In The U.S.A. – They Must Not Speak For Us

Palestinian Homeland, 65 Years, 1947-2012

Some Significant Events: For millennia Palestine has been home to Palestinians and their forebears. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted to divide Palestine into two states, one for the Jews and one for the Arabs; Jerusalem was to remain under international control.  ['One Palestine Complete -- Jews and Arabs under the … Continue reading Palestinian Homeland, 65 Years, 1947-2012

War Should Not Be Treated As A Game

To: Mr. Bob Wright, Vice Chairman and Executive Officer GE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer NBC Universal Headquarters 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 I have lived and worked in areas of military conflict.  Why, why is NBC producing "Stars Earn Stripes"?  War is not a game.  Does corporate America think it is?  Here … Continue reading War Should Not Be Treated As A Game

Letter to the OWS Peace Committee

Hi Geoff, Although we haven't been to an Anti-War meeting since the first one, we feel the need to weigh in on the Iran issue. We have been somewhat involved with  OWS since the beginning, and support every aspect of its mission. So it is distressing to read the emails regarding the stance that OWS … Continue reading Letter to the OWS Peace Committee

Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

For 17 years by order of Israeli authorities, Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank, has been closed to Palestinians.  Below is my letter in this regard mailed to the Embassy of Israel to the United States. February 22, 2012 The Honorable Michael Oren Ambassador of Israel Embassy of Israel 3514 International Drive N.W. Washington, D.C.20008-3021 … Continue reading Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

On Accepting The Bertolt Brecht Award At Union Theological Seminary

Friday evening, February 24, 2012 Dear friends, I accept this award with pride but also with humility. It is a special honor to share it with Esther Cooper Jackson, a stalwart freedom fighter who has labored long in the vineyards for justice, dignity, equality  for the human rights of African and diasporan Africans. Actors equity … Continue reading On Accepting The Bertolt Brecht Award At Union Theological Seminary