A Raging Grace, How Sweet The Sound: Matins on Dixon Square
From left, George and Marlies Parent of North Stonington, Peter
Nightingale of Kingston, Marie Schopac of Charlestown, Jan
Very-Creamer and Ron Creamer of Green Hill and Debbie Dear of
Stonington. The "Raging Grannies," as they are known, gathered
Saturday at Dixon Square in downtown Westerly on a National Day of
Action to raise awareness about climate change and rally against
pipelines and dirty energy sources such as tar sands and fracking.
The Raging Grannies are social-justice activists for peace and
environmental causes. Christine Corrigan/ The Westerly Sun
"Film actress Daryl Hanna was arrested in Texas on Thursday along
with 78-year-old and great-grandmother Eleanor Fairchild after they
put their bodies in front of heavy logging machinery and refused to
move." See here for more details.
King got close, but missed the Raging Grannies part: human
salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted and
US Campaign Finance Activist Granny D Dies at 100 … more here; and here about How a Small Group of Dedicated People
Might Actually Do Something.
The first Raging Grannies errr … sprouted … in 1986
in Victoria, BC, to sing satirical songs protesting nukes,
militarism, racism, clear-cut logging, and corporate greed. There
are now more than 60 gaggles of grannies throughout Canada, Europe,
and the United States. Sing out your outrage with a sense of humor
and a commitment to nonviolence. Gender, age, and musicianship
optional. One hour plus one performance per month. Watch for
sightings. Join us! Grrrramps too.
The Greater-Westerly Grannies make
Westerly Raging Grannies
Raging Grannies go forth as a mighty man; the
gaggle cries, yea, roars and the Providence Journal observeth and reporteth.