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JOAN WILE -- author of newly-published book,
GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST THE WAR: GETTING OFF OUR FANNIES AND STANDING UP FOR PEACE (Citadel Press, May 2008 -- available at amazon.com and in book stores), which is an account of her founding of the anti-war group, Grandmothers Against the War, who famously were arrested and jailed when they tried to enlist in the military at the Times Square recruitment center. She is a lyricist-composer-singer-musician for TV, cabaret, jingles, theatre,
recordings, concerts, movie film scores. Winner, ASCAP POPULAR AWARD, and WESTPORT-WESTON ARTS COUNCIL AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEW MUSICAL. Runner-up AMERICAN SONG FESTIVAL AWARD. She's had 5 musicals produced off- and off-off-Broadway. Joan has received numerous civic awards for her work with the grannies and is listed in Who's Who in America and all its various spin-offs. She is a grandmother of five.

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Monday, May 26, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
I'm a woman, a Democrat, and I don't support Hillary
(80 comments) my objections to Hillary as President

Thursday, September 12, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
New York City to be Anti-War Bastion under Bill de Blasio
(1 comments) Anti-war activist author observed de Blasio administration principals participating in anti-war actions

Sunday, July 14, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Dilemma (Ode to Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner)
an ode to Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner

Saturday, April 6, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The No Drones Explosion
New York City peace grannies protest killer drones at Rockefeller Center April 3

Sunday, September 23, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Mitt, You Just Won't Do!
(2 comments) a poem explaining why Mitt won't be elected

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The 47% Responds
A poem in response to Mitt's speech in which he said he didn't care about 47% of the public.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hurrah! We Did It! Protests, Petitions, Articles, Letters Got NBC to Cancel Deplorable War is a Game Show
(8 comments) How the peace movement got together and forced NBC to cancel abominable new "reality" show, "Stars Earn Stripes" depicting war as fun and games/

Saturday, August 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Warning -- the Disaster Duo
(2 comments) a poem warning of a Romney presidency

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Peace Grannies Moms, and Vets Diss NBC's New Reality Rah Rah War Show,"Stars Earn Stripes"
(6 comments) a report of the protest at NBC held Aug. 13 by NY peace groups opposing new reality show, "Stars Earn Stripes "

Saturday, June 16, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
My Illegal Abortion
(14 comments) a description of my illegal abortion in 1948 when I was 17 years old and a plea to women to fight for their reproductive rights.

Sunday, June 3, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Tragic Flaw of John Edwards
a grandmother's appraisal of John Edwards

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Voters -- Danger Ahead!
a poem about the Republican presidential candidates

Tuesday, March 6, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Vinie Burrows: Legendary Black Actress -- Dynamic Peace and Equal Rights Activist
A profile of great actress-activist Vinie Burrows

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Four Stooges -- Mitt, Rick, Newt and Ron
(5 comments) a satirical poem about the four Republican candidates for President --Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul

Saturday, December 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
I AM JUST A NINETY-NINE (song lyric)
(3 comments) a song lyric lamenting the life of a 99 percenter

Monday, November 21, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Down But Far From Out -- Zucotti Park After The Police Raid
(1 comments) An account of my visit to Zucotti Park after the police raid of last Tuesday early morning.

Saturday, November 5, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Discouraged About Today's Youth? Fuggedaboudit! A Granny Visits An Occupy Wall Street Direct Action Meeting!
(7 comments) A grandmother is impressed with the young people behind Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
POLICE BACK OFF FROM PEACE GRANNIES AT LINCOLN CENTER
(5 comments) The Granny Peace Brigadfe hold vigil at Lincoln Center. Police are intimidated and don't remove them. A victory for freedom to peaceably assemble.

Monday, August 22, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
AFGHAN PEACE YOUTHS FEEL HOPELESS: Say Conditions Are Worsening
Conference call with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers reveals their deep despair regarding potential for peace

Saturday, August 6, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WAKE UP, AMERICA! YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE!
(4 comments) a call to action in poetic form

Saturday, July 30, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
GRANNY HAS BEEN ALREADY SCREWED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR TWO YEARS
(2 comments) Seniors have been deprived of cost-of-living Social Security increases for the last two years, drastically threatening their survival

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Brooklyn High School Seniors Prove There Can Be an Anti-war Youth Movement
How a group of Latino and African American high school students rallied against the wars and showed great concern and knowledge about our current conflicts

Sunday, May 8, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
GET LOST, DONALD TRUMP!
(2 comments) A poem to hopefully encourage all to Dump Trump from our political landscape

Sunday, April 17, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
SURPRISE!! THERE IS, TOO, AN ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT! IT'S JUST THAT THE TEA PARTY GETS ALL THE MEDIA COVERAGE
(5 comments) A plea to get better media coverage for the anti-war movement and for the members to better inter-connect.

Thursday, March 17, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
ANTI-WAR PROTEST AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE PLANNED FOR MARCH 19 AT TIMES SQUARE; CONG. CHARLES RANGEL TO SPEAK
AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN IMPORTANT ANTI-WAR EVENT IN TIMES SQUARE. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE CONG. CHARLES RANGEL

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
People, Let's End the War in Afghanistan...Now!
A Plan to Start a Grass Roots Movement to End the War in Afghanistan and the Occupation of Iraq

Saturday, February 5, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Can We Peace Grandmothers Foment an Egypt-style Revolt and End our Wars?
(1 comments) A plea to grandmothers to form a grass-roots movement of grannies to end our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Friday, December 17, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
11 ARRESTED IN TIMES SQUARE DEC. 16 IN SYMPATHY WITH WHITE HOUSE PROTEST
(7 comments) An account of the protest and arrests in Times Square rally Dec. 16 in sympathy with that held at the White House at which 135 people were arrested.

Friday, December 10, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
President Palin's First Cabinet Meeting
(3 comments) A scenario depicting President Sara Palin's first cabinet meeting

Thursday, December 2, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"PLEASE STOP YOUR NIGHT RAIDS," PLEAD AFGHAN PEACE YOUNGSTERS TO OBAMA, CLINTON, PETRAEUS, OTHER WORLD LEADERS
Afghan peace kids plead with Obama, Clinton, Patraeus and other world leaders to stop the night raids and other bombings. They invite all to their 24-hour Skype conference, "A Global Day of Listening" on Dec. 18-19.

Monday, November 22, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gray Panthers Tell Deficit Commission: "We Won't Let You Weaken Social Security"
The Gray Panthers go to Capitol Hioll and meet with members of the Deficit Commission. They object to the Committee's proposals and make their own. They make counter proposals to thos made by the Committee

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Peace Grannies "Adopt" Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, Hold Skype Conference for Joint Effort to End War
(3 comments) Peace grandmothers and high school peace group has skype ocnference with Afghan peace youths -- Afghan kids plead for the U.S. to stop bombing and end the war

Monday, November 1, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gray Panthers to Glenn Beck: "Back Off!"
The Gray Panthers respond to Glenn Beck's on-air diatribe against them.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Miracle Operation That Enabled Me to Become an Anti-war Activist
(3 comments) How a hip replacement renewed my life and enabled me to actively protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Friday, October 15, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Message for Obama
(1 comments) The Granny Peace Brigade surveys New York City residents as to how they want their tax dollars spent. Results are markedly different from the current federal budget outlays.

Sunday, October 3, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
NEW YORK CITY SUPER ELDERLY TAKE A LEAD IN PROTESTING THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN; Hold NYC supplement to DC Rally
(2 comments) Very old Manhattan residents hold anti-war rally in New York City October 2 in conjunction with the One Nation march in Washington DC.

Thursday, September 23, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
GRAY PANTHERS URGE AN END TO TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH
(1 comments) An explanation of and reasoning for the Gray Panthers' firm commitment to ending tax cuts for the rich.

Friday, September 10, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A UNIVERSITY STUDENT'S ANALYSIS OF THE REASONS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH'S APATHY ABOUT THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
(15 comments) A university student answers a grandmother's queries, "Why are today's youth so apathetic about the wars, and do they think a draft would mobilize them?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A GRANDMOTHER WANTS TO KNOW
(3 comments) A grandmother asks her college student grandson why he and his peers are so apathetic about our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Thursday, August 19, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gray Panthers Applaud Obama's Vow to Fight Privatization of Social Security
(9 comments) The Gray Panthers support Obama in his vow to fight privatization of Social Security. They are dedicated to fighting all Republican assaults on the system, including the unacceptable proposal to raise the eligibility age to 70.

Saturday, August 7, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE NORMAN SIEGEL ANYMORE
(1 comments) In praise of New York's most honest and incorruptible lawyer

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Disappointment
A poem mourning Obama's failure to meet expectations, his failure to end the wars

Saturday, July 24, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Support Your Local Granny!
(2 comments) an army of peace grandmothers colorfully and dramatically protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the streets of New York City

Thursday, July 15, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
GRAY PANTHERS OPPOSE REP. BOEHNER'S PROPOSAL TO RAISE AGE OF SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS:
a discussion of the reasons why the Gray Panthers oppose Cong. John Boehner's proposal to raise the eligibility age for Social Security reciptients to 70 and the Panthers' proposed alternative solutions

Thursday, July 1, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
COME TO A ONE-OF-A-KIND JULY 4 CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK CITY
A description and invitation regarding New York City's unique July 4 event in Strawberry Fields

Thursday, June 24, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WE NEED A CHANGE OF POLICY, NOT A CHANGE OF GENERALS
(3 comments) A Grandmother's opinion of the inadvisability of our remaining in Afghanistan

Friday, June 18, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gray Panthers Oppose Nancy Pelosi on Health Care Bill
The Gray Panthers opposed the new health care bill in a meeting with Nancy Pelosi.

Thursday, April 29, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Minority Students Energize Grandmothers Against the War Vigil
(1 comments) African-American and Latino high school seniors join the Grandmothers Against the War vigil at Rockefeller Center, inspire grannies

Monday, April 19, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Greening of the Gray Panthers
(3 comments) an account of the Gray Panthers' ecpanded areas of action -- the environment, peace and health care reform for ALL ages

Sunday, April 4, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WOMEN IN THEIR 90'S WHO ARE PROTESTING THE WARS AND OTHER ILLS
Four 90+ women actively protest wars in New York City

Sunday, March 28, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Michael Moore: A Love Story
(5 comments) A GROUP OF MANHATTAN RESIDENTS PARTY AND SEE MICHAEL MOORE'S LATEST FILM

Sunday, March 21, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
New York City's Seven Years Too Many Coalition Protests the War on Its Seventh Anniversary
The New York City Seven Years Too Many Coalition holds a two-day commemoration of the seventh anniversary of our invasion of Iraq.

Friday, February 26, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
RAIN-DRENCHED, WIND-TOSSED NEW YORK CITY PEACE GRANNIES HOLD MEMORIAL FOR THE 1,000 DEAD G.I.s IN AFGHANISTAN
An account of a peace grannies-sponsored memorial at Rockefeller Center for 1,000 dead G.I.s in Afghanistan

Monday, February 8, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WHY IS MY LIFE DETERMINED BY 100 CLUELESS, PAMPERED SENATORS/
(2 comments) A dissertation on the inadequacies of our Senators.

Friday, January 22, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
FIGHT BACK -- SAVE YOUR SANITY AND YOUR COUNTRY
A plea for Progressives not to give up despite all the recent setbacks

Friday, January 15, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Grannies' Sixth-year Vigil Commemoration Preempted by the Tabloid Four--Jay, Colin, Tiger and Harry
An account of the Sixth-year commemoration of the Grandmothers Against the War vigil at Rockefeller Center

Saturday, December 19, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
PEACE GRANNIES INVADE BROOKLYN'S TARGET STORE WITH SONGS AND PROTESTS AGAINST WAR TOYS
An account of how 20 singing grandmothers protested war toys at a TARGET store in Brooklyn on December 18

Saturday, December 5, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Peace Grannies Tell Toys"R" Us: "War Toys 'R' Not Us"
An account of a colorful protest against war toys at the Times Square Toys "R" Us flagship store

Thursday, November 26, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
THE BROKEN THREAD
A free-style poem about my loss of faith in Obama

Saturday, October 3, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Peace Grandmothers Embrace Health Care Issue
(2 comments) A report on the expansion of New York City peace grandmothers into advocacy of the need for universal health care

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