GPB attends 2011 International Anti-Nuclear Conference in Hiroshima

2011 WORLD CONFERENCE AND JAPAN TRIP REPORT GENSUIKYO –  COUNCIL AGAINST ATOMIC AND HYDROGEN BOMBS AUGUST 3 – Wednesday Afternoon through  AUGUST 5 – Friday CONFERENCE SESSIONS Plenary sessions and workshops of the 2011 World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs took place at the Bunka Koryu Kaikai Hall.  The opening plenary began promptly at … Continue reading GPB attends 2011 International Anti-Nuclear Conference in Hiroshima

GPB at the Senior Learning Series in Teaneck

At the invitation of the Institute of New Dimensions, part of a Senior Learning series at the Ethical Culture Society in Teaneck, New Jersey on February 10th several of the Grannies gave a presentation with an overview and recap of GPB activities and campaigns since our inception in 2005. Accompanying Phyllis Cunningham, Barbara Harris, Carol … Continue reading GPB at the Senior Learning Series in Teaneck

‘Nuclear Weapons = Terrorism’ Says Carol Husten

On May 3 2010 the War Resisters League held a protest action for nuclear abolition in Grand Central Terminal. Twenty two people were arrested in the event but only two were prosecuted - Carol Husten and Bev Rice. On Friday, October 29 Carol was tried on disorderly conduct charges for allegedly blocking pedestrian traffic in … Continue reading ‘Nuclear Weapons = Terrorism’ Says Carol Husten

FEAR – AMERICA CAN SLEEP EASY NOW

We filed into court, quiet, respectful,  hoping against hope that the prisoner would be given the full  extent of the powers of the court. That she would receive a mild admonishment for her slight alleged infraction of the law, an error in judgement that anyone, even the most learned judge might make. According to John … Continue reading FEAR – AMERICA CAN SLEEP EASY NOW

LYNNE STEWART HEARD A DEATH SENTENCE TODAY

Federal Judge John G Koeltl passed down sentence today, 15 July 2010 on the defendant, Lynne Stewart: 120 months incarceration in the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution Connecticut on five counts to be served concurrently. The 70 year old breast cancer survivor with a cancer now in remission has multiple health issues impacting on an already … Continue reading LYNNE STEWART HEARD A DEATH SENTENCE TODAY

Forum on The U.S. and the ABOLITION of NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Interested activists gathered at The Riverside Church on Sunday, March 28, 2010 for a forum on The U.S. and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons sponsored by the Granny Peace Brigade, The Mission and Social Justice Department of The Riverside Church and the Black Radical Congress, New York Chapter.  The United Nations Five Year Review of … Continue reading Forum on The U.S. and the ABOLITION of NUCLEAR WEAPONS

CLOSE U.S. MILITARY BASES IN THE PACIFIC

GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE TEACH-IN at HUNTER COLLEGE/CUNY November 8, 2009 The audience of about 100 people was welcomed by Carmelina Cartei, Women and Gender Studies Department of Hunter College. Vinie Burrows, actress, poet and our moderator, described the background of the teach-ins and the formation of the "No-Bases" committee of the Granny Peace Brigade. The … Continue reading CLOSE U.S. MILITARY BASES IN THE PACIFIC

Open letter to President Barak Obama Urging Cessation of U.S. Military Action in Afghanistan

Dear Mr. President, Strongly do I support your careful weighing of options for continuation of United States engagement in Afghanistan. I am, of course, appalled by the civilian deaths resulting from our ground and air military action. It is noted that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has himself acknowledged the counter-productive effects of civilian deaths resulting … Continue reading Open letter to President Barak Obama Urging Cessation of U.S. Military Action in Afghanistan

The GPB at the Social Justice Society of Stern College for Women

On Tuesday October 20, a group of Granny Peace Brigade members gave a presentation to the Social Justice Society of Stern College for Women  organized by Tamara Freieden a board member of the Social Justice Society. The students were a very lively group of about 14 women and one man. Many of them were from … Continue reading The GPB at the Social Justice Society of Stern College for Women