Stop Drug Ads on TV!!!

Advertising simply increases the cost of prescription drugs.
The AMA is urging Congress to act. Sign a petition to spur them on HERE.

Time To Repudiate Trump's Hate Speech

Sign a petition to President Obama, ex-presidents, editors, religious leaders and others, asking them to condemn Trump's horrifying rants which vilify Syrians and all immigrants and refugees.
Sign Robert Reich's letter HERE.
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Gearing Up--Grandmothers for Peace Meetings

Grandmothers for Peace meets on the first Wednesday of most months
at 12:45pm
at the Edina Library Community Room
5280 Grandview Square, Edina MN   

Apologies from your blogger for posting incorrect dates here previously. These dates are correct.

December 2, 2015      What's Going on in Syria
Suzan Boulad, a Syrian American activist, organizer, and third year law student at the U of M, will share her perspectives on the syrian conflict and the possibilities for the future.Suzan spent childhood summer in Syria and was there prior to and following the war in 2013. She has appeared on numerous panels at the invitation of Keith Ellison, Macalester College, and various community and church groups.

Tentative Schedule below:
January 6, 2016       Mature Voices Rx Rights
February 3, 2016     Green Energy
March 2, 2016          Film: "Cowspiracy"
April 6, 2016           Presidential Election Process
May 4, 2016              Environmental Issues with Kathy Hollander
June 1, 2016              Picnic in the Peace Garden
July 4, 2016          (Monday--no meeting. March in Edina Parade)
August 3, 2016        Informal meeting at the library

Add Your Name For Those Suffering and Mourning

Sign HERE.
Tragedy shouldn't enable more war.

Mourn the Civilian Casualties in Lebanon and Russia as Well As Paris

Sign the petition from Just Foreign Policy asking the president and congress to "support cooperation with all countries victimized by ISIS terrorism."
Sign HERE.
And if you keep asking yourself, "what can we do?",
 read Peter van Buren's piece HERE.

November 11th Was Once A Celebration of Peace

Read David Swanson about the history of Armistice Day HERE. 
The forces for war co-opted November 11.


Airstrikes on hospitals!!! Mercenaries piloting an increased number of drone strikes, US complicity in deaths of innocent Yemenis, more soldiers in Iraq, heavy equipment ready for war with Russia--we need to protest the bellicose actions of our government!
Please Vigil With Grandmothers for Peace Every Wednesday
Our next vigil will be:
Wednesday, November 25th
4:30pm to 5:30pm (because of the change to Standard Time)
50th Street at Halifax

The PolyMet Problem--Send Your Message

Write to Dr. Susan Hedman and
DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr to tell them how you feel about the risks to Minnesota's clean water.
Check out the letter and sign HERE.

General Mills Is A Holdout On Healthy Eggs

Minnesota giant General Mills refuses to set a schedule for discontinuing the use of caged hens. Sign the petition HERE.

The Syrian Crisis--Talks Must Carry On

WAND asks that we take action in support of negotiations by contacting our representatives. HERE is their form.
Also Robert Naiman has written in the Huffington Post
"To Help Syrians, Back Real Diplomacy to End the War".
Read it HERE and sign a petition at the end of the piece.

We Savers Need More Interest

Read an open letter to Janet Yellen from Ralph Nader HERE.

All American Workers Need Paid Family Leave, Not Just Paul Ryan

Join Keith Ellison in asking that the Congress mandates paid time off to care for newborns, ailing relatives, etc. It's what all civilized countries do!
Read more and sign HERE.

Tell Amazon to Stop Selling IDF Uniforms for Children

Code Pink has a new petition to Amazon.
Read more and sign HERE.

Hooray for Keith Ellison!

He wants a full accounting of the killer drone program now that the facts have been leaked that 90% of the people killed in drone strikes are innocents--
mothers, fathers, and many, many children.
Read more HERE.

The Corporate Press Ignores "The Drone Papers"

This week another brave whistleblower leaked irrefutable evidence of US drone assassination in the Middle East.
Read Jeremy Scahill and others on THE INTERCEPT.

What Did You Think of Anderson Cooper's Questions to Sen. Sanders?

With his statement about honeymooning in the Soviet Union, Cooper surely was red-baiting. Read the facts HERE. Cooper also insinuated that anyone who opposed the CIA's illegal war in Nicaragua was "unelectable". Read Robert Naiman on this subject and, at the bottom of his piece, sign a note of protest to Anderson HERE.

A Special NYT Report

This is very interesting reading about the 158 families
that determine the fate of our nation.
 Read it HERE.

The Exorbitant Price of a Phone Call in Prison

Price gouging is happening everywhere, but the "corporate industrial prison complex" is a culprit who is finally being recognized as such. HERE is a petition to sign and more information about what's going on.
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How would we respond to a bombing at Stroger, HCMC or Fairview Southdale? We must strongly protest the bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz. We must try to get the message to our leaders that military intervention is a hopeless and immoral endeavor in the Middle East and a tragedy for the entire world.
Yesterday Greg and I stood with several dozen peace activists and medical professionals at Chicago's Stroger Hospital, formerly Cook County Hospital, a public urban teaching hospital in Chicago that provides care for five million residents. 

Put the Pharma Pariahs Out of Business-SIGN BELOW

People who need medicines are being increasingly looted by criminal pharmaceutical companies. There is an act in congress to prevent the theft. Sign HERE.
Read more in Monday's NYT HERE.

We Have A Diplomatic Agreement With Iran. Syria Can Be Next.

Rep. Jim Himes has introduced a non-military solution to the tragedy in Syria.
Read more HERE.

Get Corporations Out of Climate Talks

Sign a petition from Common Cause HERE.
And if you haven't already, consider reading the incredibly well researched book,
"This Changes Everything:  Capitalism vs the Climate", by Naomi Klein.
It is brilliant!
There are 39 copies and 9 audiobooks available at HC libraries.

Stand With ONE

Read about an organization that fights world poverty and sign on HERE.
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Gail Collins Spells Out the Conspiracy to Defund Planned Parenthood

"The Fight for Unplanned Parenthood" in Saturday's NYT HERE. It's a "must-read"!!

Why Do We Continue to Supply Israel's Military?

After all of the roadblocks to diplomacy Israel set up against the Iran deal, we still offer them billions of dollars in military aid.
Read and sign HERE.

We've Been Snookered by Big Pharma

Read more and sign a great petition supporting
the Prescription Drug Affordability Act HERE.

The Meaning of Labor Day

Read Ralph Nader HERE.

Sunday "Comics"

Brian McFadden

That Drone Over YOUR Head

Read about the newest use of drones HERE.

Sneak Attacks on the Environment

The companies profiting from bottled water want to crush the rule keeping it out of our National Parks.
Read and sign HERE.

BDS is Working and You Can Help Too

Sign a petition for a hearing in Congress about BDS HERE.

Hurray for Betty McCollum!

Who is daring enough to stand up to the Israeli military? McCollum is. 
Read the Huff Post article HERE.

You Just Gotta Laugh

Read the hilarious Borowitz Report HERE.

The Iran Deal

HERE is an article about peace that is well worth the read.

Defend Planned Parenthood

Read and sign HERE. 

Shell Got the Green Light! Protest Arctic Drilling--Sign On!

HERE is an excellent petition.
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Chelsea Manning Needs Our Help

Read and sign CODEPINK's petition HERE.

Could Grandmothers for Peace Do This?

Ralph Nader advocates a "citizens' summons" to our legislators. Read about it HERE.

We Want To Know What We're Eating

Tell your senators to reject the House's DARK act HERE.

Unreal Voter ID Denial

Read about what can happen to 90 year olds HERE.
(ALEC at work!)