CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CORVALLIS, OREGON GRANNIES

10th Year Anniversary Party

November 5, 2016  

TEN GLORIOUS AND MEANINGFUL YEARS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE ON

LOCAL, STATE, AND GLOBAL  ISSUES




From Carol MCRoberts, Seattle Terrific Grannies

August 27, 2016

Hi!!!!   All you wonderful Grans who attended the 2016 UnCon in Seattle last week!
  Just think of all that we did together that was absolutely wonderful!  We ate, laughed and talked and talked and talked and many of us danced together.  We enjoyed the wonderful and informative Plenary Session mostly with the younger generation. They were incredible.  And what about that Keynote Speaker!  The workshops were timely and seemed to give us all some more tools to use in our ‘granniness.’  We shared an interesting bus ride and lots of greetings from the public while walking through the Pike Place Market and with those wonderful Raging Granny red umbrellas!

Click on "2016 UnCon" to read more!


Grannies all over the world are devoted to making a difference in this world of ours.  We work for peace, social and economic justice and protection of this earth we call home.   No small matter.  Grannies  are courageous elders who care passionately about the future of our global children and grandchild and all species living on Mother Earth.  We believe that singing helps to keep peoples spirits alive and makes clear to others why they are standing up against what is happening in their world and that they are not alone.  





         "New Gray Mare"
Tune:  The Old Gray Mare    (C)
From "The Raging Grannies Songbook,  Jan. 1993
Revised:  Raging Grannies Eugene


 The old gray mare she ain't what she used to be
She works for peace and helps to save the trees
The old gray mare she ain't what she used to be
She's an activist now.

She saves the trees, the birds and the butterflies
Carbon damage must be neutralized!
She listens well and knows when they're telling lies
She's an activist now.

Many long years ago
She just did not know


Healthy forests help to clean the air,
So she came here because she really cares!
 (last two lines -  SLOW)
The old gray mare ain't stuck in her rockin' chair
She's a Raging Granny now!

Just to be clear. Whether your candidate won or lost in Tuesday’s presidential election:


Rioting and destroying property is not acceptable.


Assaulting Muslim women, including ripping off their hijabs and hitting them, is not acceptable.


Bullying children, including threatening them with deportation or verbally assaulting them for wearing a political T-shirt, is not acceptable.

This should all go without saying, as a matter of human decency and American values. But apparently not everyone has gotten that message.

Emotions continue to run high after an unusually contentious and ugly campaign season, which reached some new lows in modern politics. But that is no justification for throwing civil liberties and core values out the window.

Whether it is radicals on the left or right, turning a peaceful rally violent in Portland or defacing a Muslim prayer room at a university in New York, it is wrong.

Most Americans realize this. Those who do need to speak up, disavowing those who would deny others such basic freedoms as speech and choosing a political candidate.

This means not just pointing the finger at offenders on the opposite side of the fence but also those on the same side who shame their compatriots, their party or their movement by unlawful or just plain despicable actions.

Peaceful protestors in Portland are setting an example of how to do this.

Members of a newly formed group, Portland’s Resistance, organized a march and rally Thursday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump’s values and proposals and also lay the groundwork for setting and achieving goals for Portland’s future.

When a group of self-described anarchists joined them, the Resistance protestors tried, unsuccessfully, to stop a riot, according to Portland officials.

Friday, the leaders of the march organized a fundraiser to pay for the damage caused by the interlopers. They also said that they understood the anarchists’ motivations but rejected their violent tactics. And the Resistance leaders, although they were not the perpetrators, issued a blanket apology to anyone affected by the riot. In doing all this, the newly formed group created a model for others to follow: building up instead of tearing down, working toward solutions instead of building walls.











Eugene, Oregon

The Register-Guard

Editorial

Saturday, November 12, 2016

DAKOTA ACCESS 

STANDING ROCK

WOMEN PROTESTERS TELL OF VIOLENT ARRESTS AND POLICE ABUSE


LINK: 




2016 UnCon SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

"Grannyworld"

GRANNY POWER

VICTORY

FOR AMERICA'S YOUTH

CONSTITUTIONAL CLIMATE

​LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERMENT EUGENE, OREGON

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT:

VIDEO:

VIDEO:

​BLESSING VIGIL,  9-12-16

​COURTHOUSE RALLY, 9-13-16

more info click:   Grannies in Action


CLIMATE RECOVERY ORDINANCE
​GRANNIES TESTIMONY
June 27, 2016
Granny Video:
PORTLAND GRANNIES INTERVIEW WITH
MAYOR CHARLIE HALES: 
VIDEO:






   

  The Corvallis Grannies hosted their sister gaggles from Eugene and Portland at a celebration at the Darkside Theater.  After  a showing of the movie "Granny Power",  we enjoyed homemade treats and then did what all Grannies do when they gather - enjoyed the power and enjoyment of singing together,   

 and this time, special songs written by beloved Corvallis lyricist, Ruth Arent.

    "YOU ARE OUR FOREST"

Tune:  You Are My Sunshine
The Raging Grannies Song Book, 
Revised:  Raging Grannies Eugene

 
You are our forest, our  own state forest,
and now you're on the auction block
your beauty gone to the highest bidder -
[spoken] we say STOP, DSL, TAKE STOCK.
The woods are home to the birds and critters,
it's where the eagles make their nests,
but if they sell you, and then abuse you,
It will make an awful mess.

If we just let this land be sold off
then a disaster it will be.
We'll have less water, it will be hotter,
It will be a calamity!

let's tell the Land Board, don't sell the forest,
to privatizing we say NO!
the state must manage to limit damage,
be Nature's friend and not her foe.

 STANDING ROCK

POWERFUL PHOTOS


LINK:


NOW

FEEL AND LISTEN

TO YOUR HEART

THEN
MAKE YOUR
ACTIONS HEARD


WHAT WILL OUR
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

SAY IF THEY FOUND OUT
WE KNEW
AND DID NOTHING!


"Grannies" Donna, Jean and Deb

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  GRANNIES UNITE

Our Slogan:  Out of the Rocking Chair, Into the Fire

  Raging Grannies Eugene

OCTOBER 11, 2016

SALEM, OREGON

Seeking solutions always beats building walls



NEXT REHEARSAL


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2- FUMC - 1:00PM


NEXTEVENTS


Friday, December 9 - Salem - Morning

Our Children's Trust

Rally and Court of Appeals Hearing


Tuesday, December 13 - 10 am

Department of State Lands

Rally and Board Meeting