Save The Date:
Thurs, Dec 19, Noon - FAO Schwarz, 5th Ave at 58th St
It's getting dark, It's getting dreary. Is holiday marketing making you weary? Let's put the idea of peace back into the season. Please join us to serenade shoppers with the message: "WAR IS NOT A GAME, DON'T BUY WAR TOYS." If you think you might have trouble staying on key, that's quite all right, so do we. The shoppers don't seem to mind. We'll have song sheets to share with new lyrics to familiar tunes.
Will We Control Them Or Will They Control Us?
The Granny Peace Brigade, Know Drones, World Can't Wait, CodePink NYC and other organizations in the No Drones Coalition call for a worldwide ban of weaponized and surveillance drones.
We are witnessing attacks by U.S. drones (pilotless aircraft controlled from remote locations) killing, maiming and terrorizing individuals and whole populations. These drones must be banned! (Read more here.)
What You Can Do:
WRITE TO UN LEADERS
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
New York, NY 10017 USA
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
799 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3505
Comment line: 212-414-4062
Tell them you want the U.S. Government to STOP USING WEAPONIZED AND SURVEILLANCE DRONES.
JOIN OTHERS - GET INTO THE STREET
Join a peace group near you. If you sign up for the Granny Peace Brigade neighbors list
we’ll send you notices of great street events in NYC.
Local Drone Control:
We want New York City Council to pass a resolution banning the use of both weaponized and surveillance drones in New York City. To start the process the Granny Peace Brigade made phone calls to every New York City Council Member's office asking him/her to introduce a Keep NYC-Drone Free Resolution. Most often we spoke with the legislative director. Next we sent email and paper copies of this resolution to all New York City Council Representatives and to a staff member. We've been demonstrating outside their office building, 250 Broadway with leaflets and signs. One Council Member told us she has asked City Council legal staff to write drone-control legislation. Let's make this happen. What can you do? Email us for ideas.
Download Drones & Targeted Killing FAQs>>
Download the resolution>>
Download the "NYC Drone Free" flyer>>
Prevent Truth Decay!
Bawl out your local media outlets when they distort the truth.
NY Times • CBS news • ABC News • Fox News
INVEST IN DEMOCRACY
Here’s what you can do:
Get Informed: Can you see the impact of war in your neighborhood? What services have been compromised? In Education? Security? Housing? Health Care?
Get Vocal: Talk to your neighbors. Then talk to all those folks so eager to grab your vote come November. Where do they stand? Remember what Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local."
Get Busy: Discover the power in solidarity, so look around,
find a social action group, join up and get involved.
Please let us know about what you are doing.
And join us in the streets.
We welcome all ages, women and men.
In peace always.