Veterans for Peace – The Peace Contingent in the Vets Day Parade

On Saturday, Nov 11 members of the Granny Peace Brigade were honored to join Veterans For Peace in the parade up Fifth Avenue in NYC... "...to increase public awareness of the Costs of War, restrain our government from intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, End the arms race, Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, seek justice … Continue reading Veterans for Peace – The Peace Contingent in the Vets Day Parade

U.S. Must Act to Resolve Israel/Palestine Conflict

The June 6, 2016, Granny Peace Brigade 'Letter to Senator Schumer re U.S. Involvement In Israel/Palestine,' mailed to the Senator,  was posted as a blog, June l7th, 2016.  We sent a copy of the letter to U.S. government offices and to presidential candidates shown in the transmittal note, July 25, 2016 (below). July 25, 2016 … Continue reading U.S. Must Act to Resolve Israel/Palestine Conflict

Breaking News: Grannies meet with Chuck Schumer’s NYC staff on Palestine

Why is this breaking news: As we told Alex Katz, an aide to the Senator on Monday, June 10, 2015, the Granny Peace Brigade has tried, unsuccessfully for over 5 years to get an appointment with the Senator, OUR Senator! What did we learn that was new/news: What did we hear: Alex Katz, an aide … Continue reading Breaking News: Grannies meet with Chuck Schumer’s NYC staff on Palestine

Letter to Senator Schumer Regarding the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

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

Parent Teacher Conference Night – November 5, 2014

As volunteers handed out flyers to parents and students entering high schools for a meeting with teachers, the White House was deciding to send 1500 more troops to Iraq. The information being shared with parents  includes Non-Military Options for Life After High School (link) as well as Questions to Ask and Points to Consider Before … Continue reading Parent Teacher Conference Night – November 5, 2014

New Yorkers Speak Out On DRONE Use By NYPD

"Should it be legal for the NYPD to use weaponized drones against individuals or groups?" This was one of several questions posed to New Yorkers last Friday (October 10, 2014) as they walked by Nick Motern's model Reaper drone and a gaggle of the Granny Peace Brigade, who set up a display and survey table … Continue reading New Yorkers Speak Out On DRONE Use By NYPD

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

WAR IS NOT A GAME – 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

Investigate and Re-Investigate Drone Strikes… Or Stop Them Now

The NYU School of Law sponsoreda panel discussion titled “Views from the Ground: Investigating US Drone Strikes on October 29, 2013. The GPB was there, and here’s what happened: First, Robert Greenwald, director of the new documentary, "Unmanned: America's Drone War," introduced a clip from the film. The clip vividly describes a drone strike on … Continue reading Investigate and Re-Investigate Drone Strikes… Or Stop Them Now