Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

BBC Press on Tucson WILPF Raging Grannies

This BBC article, "US anti-war grannies face justice," is even better than Newsweek, especially since it explicitly states that the Grannies are affiliated with WILPF. It was written last Saturday, before the Grannies plead not guilty to trespassing charges.

The article begins:
They have been accused of trespassing after entering the centre earlier this month, saying they wanted to enlist.

The group, mostly women in their 60s and 70s, said they wanted to go to Iraq so their grandchildren could come home.

An army spokeswoman says the protesters were not serious about enlisting and were harassing recruiters.

Nine people - five elderly activists and four journalists - are due to appear in court on Monday.

The Raging Grannies, who are associated with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, have held protests outside the Tucson recruitment centre every week for three years.
Tucson WILPF, y'all are an inspiration!!

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