New York's "finest": We have concerns Tuesday, 14 April 2015 the Grannies had two actions. The first, outside City Hall. NO use of Weaponized Drones or Surveillance Drones in NYC. It was a meeting of the Public Safety Committee, which has before it two New York City code amendments that could result in the use … Continue reading One Day-Two Demos: Control Drones in NYC & Shut It Down
Notes: Action and Meeting as part of the State-wide anti-drone actions in collaboration with Upstate Drone Action Outside, six* of us gathered in the snow and blowing wind in front of the 3rd Ave offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. A leaflet distributed for the action can be downloaded here. Within the first half hour, … Continue reading Meeting at Senator Schumer’s Office About Weaponized & Surveillance Drones
The City Council had one of its regular meetings today (13 November) in City Hall. And the Grannies were there with the "new" Ms Gizmo questions on issues of drone use in NYC. As the below table notes, the trend seen from recent actions in Union Square and at City Hall is that a vast … Continue reading New Yorkers Are Saying “NO” To Drone Use In The City
New Gizmo. New Questionnaire. Friday, our day to try them out near Gandhi’s end of Union Square. It’s a new chapter of the Drone-Free NYC campaign. The more you think and engage, the greater the odds of your joining in, we figure. And so…the poll – 8 questions “What Do You Think About Drone Use?” … Continue reading November 7 Drone Use Survey in Union Square
"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
We were back at our usual spot in front of the Recruiting Station on Lennox Ave/125th St. sharing information on the latest drone news that can affect NYC residents: the recent statements by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton who said "I'm supportive of the concept of drones, not only for the police but for public safety … Continue reading Anti-Drone Action in Harlem elicits a surprisingly strong police presence!
Tuesday, March 18 at the Hunter Grassroots Community Fair: The Granny Peace Brigade came to the fair to ask Hunter students for help. We would like the New York City Council to pass a resolution banning weaponized and surveillance drones in NYC. How will that happen? If many, many voters call their City Council representatives … Continue reading 2014 Grassroots Community Fair at Hunter College
CALLING ALL NEW YORKERS You’ve heard of U.S. military drones spying on and killing people overseas. That could happen here in our hometown, so let’s stop it before it starts. There is precedent. On March 18, 2013, in Seattle, Washington, Mayor Mike McGinn ordered the city police department to scrap plans it had to roll … Continue reading Keep New York Free of Weaponized and Surveillance Drones — Resolution to City Council