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Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 4th, 2010

New York City Super-Elderly Take a Lead in Protesting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Just because one is 80, 90 or older, don't think for one moment one doesn't still retain the power to effectively protest the wrongs committed by our Government. Many old people wished to go to Washington D.C. Saturday, October 2, to join the One Nation March to advocate an end ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

July 1st, 2010

Come to NYC's Most Unusual 4th of July Celebration -- In Strawberry Fields

There will always be Independence Day parades, picnics, and fireworks, but there is only one Reading of the Constitution, to be held in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, this coming July 4, starting at noon.  For the fourth year in a row, famed civil liberties attorney, Norman Siegel, and his friends will ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 28th, 2010

We Need a Change of Policy, Not a Change of Generals

I have no expertise about politics, military matters, diplomacy, and all the other things that go into making informed decisions about war and peace.  But, it really doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see that we are committing a huge blunder by continuing to fight in Afghanistan.I am quite disappointed ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

About 50 people protest against BP in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH — The photographer readies his camera, then readies the crowd.Ready? Ready."Say BP sucks," he shouts."BP sucks!"Click.With that, the crowd goes home. It has been a good vigil.About 40 to 50 people gathered at the beach Tuesday evening because of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. They ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 21st, 2010

The Greening of the Gray Panthers

One had always thought of the Gray Panthers as an admirable organization advocating for the dignity and rights of older people, as so brilliantly represented by its founder, the magnetic Maggie Kuhn.But, one would have been not fully informed. On Saturday, April 17, the Panthers celebrated their 40 years of existence, ... continue reading

April 21st, 2010

Raging Grannies Ask Where Your Tax Dollars Went, Don't Care if You Wear a Sweater

For too long did grandmothers of yesteryear express their anger quietly, perhaps by "accidentally" missing a cross-stitch on this year's Christmas sweater (and once there's a run, there's no saving Rudolph).That wasn't Vicki Ryder's style. For the past few years, the 67-year-old founder of the South Florida Raging Grannies has ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

[From the editor of MichaelMoore.com: Cindy Sheehan, Seven Others Arrested (VIDEO); "We did lose some momentum when Obama came into office, but now we have younger people that are very energetic." – Cindy SheehanPhoenix, AZ (VIDEO); "It's creating enemies rather than causing peace." – David Winkler | Claremont, CA; "I'm ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

February 24th, 2010

Rain-Drenched, Wind-Tossed NYC Peace Grannies Hold Memorial for 1,000 Dead G.I.s in Afghanistan

It seems as if most of our U.S. populace has forgotten that U.S. soldiers are dying in Afghanistan.  Focused on Tiger Woods' sex life and, more understandably, the seemingly endless, unresolvable health reform and jobs battles in Washington, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to be ignored. However, a ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Protesters across Florida rally against offshore oil drilling

Fort Lauderdale - They looked like dark spots of tar freshly washed upon the shore. The black sweaters and jackets they wore on the chilly Saturday afternoon symbolized what could happen to South Florida beaches in the event of an oil spill caused by offshore drilling in the Gulf of ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Raging Grannies light up the age with rage

Maybe it had something to do with the banners, or the earnest-looking ­students bellowing through megaphones, but at first the march seemed pretty much par for the course. Then something happened.As the thousand or so climate change demonstrators wove their way through San Francisco's financial district, a group of older ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Nearly 300 rally in Royal Oak for national health care reform

As Congress gathered in Washington to begin debate on legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, local people gathered in Royal Oak to rally in support of the bill.“I really wanted to be a part of this,” said Phyllis Livermore, a Birmingham resident who stood along Woodward Avenue holding ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
3:28 PM
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
2:00 PM
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
9:48 AM
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
2:19 PM
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
2:00 PM
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
7:38 PM
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
5:38 PM
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
9:40 PM
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
9:08 PM
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko' www.youtube.com

Mar 14th
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
6:48 PM
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
1:08 PM
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
1:02 PM
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
8:39 PM
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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