The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

On August 1st a reporter on Aljazeera America News describing the carnage in Rafah said  “today I saw several children…I have to say…I have never seen children look so shell shocked.”  On the internet there is a picture of a very young child sitting on stones next to dead parents. Has our Government no memory, … Continue reading The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

Eighth Annual Mother’s Day Peace Stroll

What a wonderful day: warm, sunny, good spirits all around. Maybe we totaled 40, which included Raging Grannies who sang many songs at Columbus Circle, 82nd St stop and at the Met....   the wonderful Rude Mechanical Orchestra that added so much to the stroll, families: Joan's and Nydia's and supporters from Brooklyn for Peace … Continue reading Eighth Annual Mother’s Day Peace Stroll

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