The Granny Peace Brigade continued its annual "Don't Buy War Toys" campaign in one of the best known shopping areas in the USA: Herald Square...the home of Macy's among others. In the blustery cold wind, our songs were a bit muted, but even then we were joined by a Raging Grannie from Rochester, who just … Continue reading Don’t Buy War Toys/Gifting that promotes life, learning and peace!
The Granny Peace Brigade, together with the NY Metro Raging Grannies targeted TARGET, Brooklyn on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 with the annual campaign "Think Before You Buy" encouraging shoppers to consider purchasing gifts that prepare children to be compassionate, responsible adults instead of gifts that glorify violence and foster aggression. The sound of music was … Continue reading GRANNIES target TARGET: Don’t buy war toys!
In the midst of NYC's recent holiday shopping frenzy the Granny Peace Brigade and Raging Grannies got together at FAO Schwarz on Fifth Ave. Ever since 2009 we've hit the streets each December to remind holiday shoppers that "War Is Not A Game." We also give people tips on how to select gifts for children … Continue reading WAR IS NOT A GAME – DON’T BUY WAR TOYS
(Click on photos for larger images.) This deeply disturbing and oh so powerful photo of a veteran holding a sign on his lap that says "war is not entertainment" was taped to this disgusting ad that is on almost every corner these days promoting the Imax GI Joe RETALIATION movie. Ann and I saw it … Continue reading War Is Not Entertainment
Once a year U pick a toy One that's good For a little boy So what do they think of your little son? He oughta get a blaster gun? When is it okay for kids to play with guns? Is it ever okay for kids to play with guns? And what do kids mean when … Continue reading When Is It Okay For Kids To Play With Guns?
(Click on photos for larger images.) Grannies wish toy execs a Happy Valentine’s day at fancy Toy of the Year Awards’ Dinner.. Saturday, February 12, 5 PM. One by one, about 30 grannies and their friends snuck furtively into the Time-Warner Building at the corner of Broadway and 60th Street . They had come to … Continue reading Shame On Toy Industry – Hasbro Nabs Boy Toy of the Year Award For “Ultimate Full Auto Clip System Blaster!”
Why did Lillian P at the age of 94 step into a car at the Ferris Wheel in Toys R Us? And her companions Barbara W, Teddy and Carol -- what could have been on their minds as they slipped in beside Lillian? On the Ferris wheel in another car was Molly (she's 92) with … Continue reading Peace Toys, Not War Toys
Toys should be fun for children and foster the development of life skills, including problem solving. There are many toys that can satisfy our children and grandchildren’s desire for excitement and adventure other than war toys that provoke fighting and winning by means of violence. We are in favor of fantasy and delight and against … Continue reading RETIRE G.I. JOE – ALL WAR TOYS MUST GO
On February 13th the Toy Industry Association revealed their 2010 toy picks at their 10th annual "Toy of the Year Awards" ceremony. Because kids don't get loving care from these folks, we decided to take our message to them at the Chelsea Piers. Not one single taxi, limo or stretch limo could pass without reading … Continue reading Toy Fair Request – Retire G.I. Joe
Friends, Our children and grandchildren are special and their playthings should be special too - stuff that helps them blossom into smart, happy, positive kids. That's why we pick out gifts with loving care. On February 13th the Toy Industry Association will reveal the 2010 toy picks at their 10th annual "Toy of the Year … Continue reading RETIRE G.I. JOE – ALL WAR TOYS MUST GO!