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No War on Syria Demonstration at Peace Crossroads in San José
by RR/Kim Kinoshita
Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM
On Sunday September 1, over a period of two and a half hours, dozens of people helped cover time slots to keep the corner of Stevens Creek and Winchester Boulevards occupied with sounds and signs to say: No War on Syria!

Members of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center and the Raging Grannies, along with many other activists, helped cover the two and a half hour time slot designated for a "No War on Syria" demo in the South Bay on September 1st.

Peace Crossroads is what local activists call the intersection of Winchester and Stevens Creek Boulevards, where the cities of Santa Clara and San José meet. It is now ten years since David Ledesma began protesting war at this high traffic corner. It is a busy location where drivers coming and going from tony Santana Row and Valley Fair shopping districts are in a hurry to pass by. Nevertheless, Sunday's demonstrators were encouraged by many enthusiastic honks of support.

The San Jose Raging Grannies formed more than a decade ago. Together with the Peninsula based Action League Raging Grannies they organize and attend anti-war, human rights, and environmental protests from San Francisco to Monterey. They led the crowd in songs and chants: Don't Attack Syria!
§Wave and honk...and discuss your next move
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

While Granny Fran waves to encourage honks of support, other Raging Grannies discuss their next move
§Granny Ellyn says..."here's the plan"
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

§Kev is ready
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

§We'll deploy our amp, says Granny Essie at right
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

Granny Marian in the middle has been fighting the good fight for many years...she is now 96 years old
§Amplifier deployed, the Grannies sing
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

§covering the corner with signs and Grannies
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

§time to shout
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

§heading home
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

§So many causes, so little time..
by RR/Kim Kinoshita Monday Sep 2nd, 2013 1:34 AM

Justice for Trayvon Martin too!

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by Granny Essie
( ebaradar [at] gmail.com ) Wednesday Sep 4th, 2013 10:58 PM
What a joy to see our dear Grannies get together again this time to protest another rush to "War" ?
It seems to me, a simple Grandma, there are so many good ways to difuse this situation .One such
would be during the G2is Conference whereby Presidents Putin & Obama could sit together in Moscow
or somewhere and have representatives of the warring factions in Syria come to the table, right now.
like adults. Then an agreement could be worked out. In the meantime the killings on both sides should
be stopped.
The act of attacking the nation of Syria just as a slap in their face situation will unfortunately not achieve
any results except further violence and dangerous aftermath. Respectively that's my opinion.

In Peace & Blessings.

Granny Essie :)