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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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Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chatham House Prize 2013 Winner, From ImagesAttr
(80 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 26, 2014
I'm a woman, a Democrat, and I don't support Hillary my objections to Hillary as President
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 10, 2010
A UNIVERSITY STUDENT'S ANALYSIS OF THE REASONS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH'S APATHY ABOUT THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN 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?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 19, 2010
Gray Panthers Applaud Obama's Vow to Fight Privatization of Social Security 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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 17, 2010
11 ARRESTED IN TIMES SQUARE DEC. 16 IN SYMPATHY WITH WHITE HOUSE PROTEST 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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 10, 2010
President Palin's First Cabinet Meeting A scenario depicting President Sara Palin's first cabinet meeting
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2011
WAKE UP, AMERICA! YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE! a call to action in poetic form
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hurrah! We Did It! Protests, Petitions, Articles, Letters Got NBC to Cancel Deplorable War is a Game Show How the peace movement got together and forced NBC to cancel abominable new "reality" show, "Stars Earn Stripes" depicting war as fun and games/
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Vinie Burrows: Legendary Black Actress -- Dynamic Peace and Equal Rights Activist A profile of great actress-activist Vinie Burrows
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 7, 2010
THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE NORMAN SIEGEL ANYMORE In praise of New York's most honest and incorruptible lawyer
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2011
SURPRISE!! THERE IS, TOO, AN ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT! IT'S JUST THAT THE TEA PARTY GETS ALL THE MEDIA COVERAGE A plea to get better media coverage for the anti-war movement and for the members to better inter-connect.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 16, 2012
My Illegal Abortion 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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 28, 2010
Michael Moore: A Love Story A GROUP OF MANHATTAN RESIDENTS PARTY AND SEE MICHAEL MOORE'S LATEST FILM
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 5, 2011
Discouraged About Today's Youth? Fuggedaboudit! A Granny Visits An Occupy Wall Street Direct Action Meeting! A grandmother is impressed with the young people behind Occupy Wall Street
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 17, 2011
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
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
'The Granny 7' Score One for the First Amendment An account of the court appearance on April 14, 2009, of the Granny Peace Brigade members who were arrested and jailed on March 18, 2009
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2011
POLICE BACK OFF FROM PEACE GRANNIES AT LINCOLN CENTER The Granny Peace Brigadfe hold vigil at Lincoln Center. Police are intimidated and don't remove them. A victory for freedom to peaceably assemble.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 6, 2013
The No Drones Explosion New York City peace grannies protest killer drones at Rockefeller Center April 3
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hillary's Vote for Iraq War Merely a "Mistake, Plain and Simple? A criticism of Hillary Clinton's flippant remark about her vote for the Iraq war
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2009
GAWKING AT CELEBRITIES IN MANHATTAN Living in Manhattan, one spots just about every celebrity alive
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 21, 2009
J'Accuse! CNN Distorts and Twists the News CNN distortions and manipulations, from Haiti to Iraq to never-ending war.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 5, 2011
Can We Peace Grandmothers Foment an Egypt-style Revolt and End our Wars? A plea to grandmothers to form a grass-roots movement of grannies to end our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 23, 2010
GRAY PANTHERS URGE AN END TO TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH An explanation of and reasoning for the Gray Panthers' firm commitment to ending tax cuts for the rich.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Peace Grannies Moms, and Vets Diss NBC's New Reality Rah Rah War Show,"Stars Earn Stripes" a report of the protest at NBC held Aug. 13 by NY peace groups opposing new reality show, "Stars Earn Stripes "
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 10, 2011
I AM JUST A NINETY-NINE (song lyric) a song lyric lamenting the life of a 99 percenter
Anti-drone Activists Visit Cong. Charles Rangel, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 17, 2015
Congressman Charles Rangel Gives Support to Anti-Drone Activists a report on a meeting with Cong. Charles Rangel with a group of anti-drone activists at which he gave full support
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Tragic Flaw of John Edwards a grandmother's appraisal of John Edwards
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Peace Grannies "Adopt" Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, Hold Skype Conference for Joint Effort to End War 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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 8, 2011
GET LOST, DONALD TRUMP! A poem to hopefully encourage all to Dump Trump from our political landscape
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Four Stooges -- Mitt, Rick, Newt and Ron a satirical poem about the four Republican candidates for President --Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 2, 2010
"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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 30, 2011
GRANNY HAS BEEN ALREADY SCREWED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR TWO YEARS Seniors have been deprived of cost-of-living Social Security increases for the last two years, drastically threatening their survival
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 18, 2010
Gray Panthers Oppose Nancy Pelosi on Health Care Bill The Gray Panthers opposed the new health care bill in a meeting with Nancy Pelosi.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 21, 2011
Down But Far From Out -- Zucotti Park After The Police Raid An account of my visit to Zucotti Park after the police raid of last Tuesday early morning.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Real Hillary Clinton Tumbles Out An analysis of what Hillary's Africa temper tantrum revealed about her psyche
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2010
A GRANDMOTHER WANTS TO KNOW A grandmother asks her college student grandson why he and his peers are so apathetic about our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 15, 2010
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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 24, 2010
Support Your Local Granny! an army of peace grandmothers colorfully and dramatically protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the streets of New York City
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 12, 2013
New York City to be Anti-War Bastion under Bill de Blasio Anti-war activist author observed de Blasio administration principals participating in anti-war actions
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 19, 2010
The Greening of the Gray Panthers an account of the Gray Panthers' ecpanded areas of action -- the environment, peace and health care reform for ALL ages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Miracle Operation That Enabled Me to Become an Anti-war Activist How a hip replacement renewed my life and enabled me to actively protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2010
Message for Obama 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Gray Panthers to Glenn Beck: "Back Off!" The Gray Panthers respond to Glenn Beck's on-air diatribe against them.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 23, 2012
Mitt, You Just Won't Do! a poem explaining why Mitt won't be elected
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2010
WOMEN IN THEIR 90'S WHO ARE PROTESTING THE WARS AND OTHER ILLS Four 90+ women actively protest wars in New York City
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
NEW SONG ON YOUTUBE VIDEO PROMOTING SINGLE PAYER/PUBLIC OPTION HEALTH CARE PLAN a new song and video advocating public option/single payer health care
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 22, 2011
AFGHAN PEACE YOUTHS FEEL HOPELESS: Say Conditions Are Worsening Conference call with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers reveals their deep despair regarding potential for peace
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The 47% Responds A poem in response to Mitt's speech in which he said he didn't care about 47% of the public.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 22, 2010
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
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2009
GONE WITH THE WINDBAGS a poem to the vanishing Republicans
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 18, 2012
Warning -- the Disaster Duo a poem warning of a Romney presidency
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Disappointment A poem mourning Obama's failure to meet expectations, his failure to end the wars
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 14, 2014
Hillary and Bill Behind the Cameras Mid-August 2014 - a skit A skit aiming barbs at Hillary and Bill Clinton as they discuss her quest for the Presidency
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Grannies Say: Let's Get Barack - Back On Track a review of grandmothers' protests against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and concern that others are relatively unconcerned
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 3, 2010
NEW YORK CITY SUPER ELDERLY TAKE A LEAD IN PROTESTING THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN; Hold NYC supplement to DC Rally Very old Manhattan residents hold anti-war rally in New York City October 2 in conjunction with the One Nation march in Washington DC.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 24, 2010
WE NEED A CHANGE OF POLICY, NOT A CHANGE OF GENERALS A Grandmother's opinion of the inadvisability of our remaining in Afghanistan
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2010
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
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 21, 2009
Peace Grannie Arrested in Times Square STORY OF PEACE GRANDMOTHERS ARRESTED AND JAILED IN TIMES SQUARE MARCH 18, 2009
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 26, 2009
Grandmothers OF America, Unite! a plea to America's grandmothers to sign petition to Obama requesting withdrawal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 8, 2009
A Progressive Grandmother's Ride to Jail; Call to Action A personal essay on being a prgressive grandma. Join me in calling for withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 29, 2010
Minority Students Energize Grandmothers Against the War Vigil African-American and Latino high school seniors join the Grandmothers Against the War vigil at Rockefeller Center, inspire grannies
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Dilemma (Ode to Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner) an ode to Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Voters -- Danger Ahead! a poem about the Republican presidential candidates
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 21, 2010
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2009
"GUANTANAMO" --a song an original song, "GUANTANAMO"
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2009
ASTOUNDING GRANDMAS RECITE FOUNDING PAPAS' WORDS account of unique July 4 celebration by peace grannies in New York City
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2009
GRANNIES HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN Description of New York City peace grannines' ongoing anti-war protests
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 6, 2008
New Book About American Anti-War Grandmothers Scathingly Criticizes Hillary Clinton In a book to be published on April 29 by Citadel Press, "Grandmothers Against the War: Getting off Our Fannies and Standing up for Peace," author Joan Wile devotes an entire chapter to the grannies' intense disapproval of Hillary Clinton.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 5, 2008
NEW YORK PEACE GRANNIES ALONG WITH DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS Description of July 4 in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, where peace grannies and distinguished citizens read the Constitution aloud and discussed its abuses by the current government
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 26, 2009
THE BROKEN THREAD A free-style poem about my loss of faith in Obama
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2010
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
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
FIGHT BACK -- SAVE YOUR SANITY AND YOUR COUNTRY A plea for Progressives not to give up despite all the recent setbacks

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