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

War Is Not Entertainment

(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

Smart Toys Not War Toys Campaign

Fourteen Grannies gathered and sang in Harlem: Eva-Lee, Nydia, Joan P., Edith, Susan G., Mercy, Barbara H., Bev, Jenny, Connie, Judith, Ann and Ahmad (filming), Laura and Peg. We moved to the recruiting station because Lazarus, the toy store nearby was not featuring military or violence-provoking toys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyuwXCsCC4Y&feature=youtu.be We were well received there by the … Continue reading Smart Toys Not War Toys Campaign

Ms. Gizmo at the East Harlem Teen Fair

Ms. Gizmo returned today to a favorite place – the East Harlem Teen Fair, organized each August by City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito with other sponsors.  Teen Service agencies set up information tables along East 104th Street and every year the turnout grows. (Click on the photos for larger images.) In this family setting, teenagers … Continue reading Ms. Gizmo at the East Harlem Teen Fair

Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

We returned recently from an eye-opening journey to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. We went because of the troubling news coming from Gaza about collective punishment, because of images of a 300-mile wall of separation between Israelis and Palestinians, and perhaps most of all because of our desire to understand the nature of this … Continue reading Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

About 4 years ago, I was found in Union Square Park by the Granny Peace Brigade. This changed my life. Its members have tons of energy and passion for Peace, and accomplish so much. They are fun to be with and I love them. First, I took part in their Phone-a-thons, then got involved with … Continue reading How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

Parent Teacher Conference Night at NYC High Schools – March 29, 2012

The Dept. of Defense has begun its $5 million summer advertising campaign to entice youth to enlist. Social media, YouTube, Facebook, and video games will carry promotions for enlistment. To counter the military recruitment message, volunteers were at 12 high schools in 4 boroughs armed with flyers and a commitment to promote an alternative message. … Continue reading Parent Teacher Conference Night at NYC High Schools – March 29, 2012

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

NY TIMES – DISINFORMATION ABOUT IRAN

To all who are within the sound of my voice.  Listen up. My name is Vinie Burrows, native New Yorker, an actor by profession, unemployed,  a long time member of the Granny Peace Brigade, that coalition which includes the 18 grandmothers arrested in 2005 for protesting the  illegal  Iraq war. (Click on photos for larger … Continue reading NY TIMES – DISINFORMATION ABOUT IRAN

WE STAND OUR GROUND

We continue to stand our ground!  On the 18th of October, the 6th anniversary of our inception, we reiterated and celebrated our commitment to peace and social justice at Lincoln Center.  Our vigil was silent but our signs voiced our message. (Click on photos for larger images.) The Lincoln Center plaza was chosen for the … Continue reading WE STAND OUR GROUND