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People’s Climate March — Ottawa Photo Op

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Actions

People’s Climate March — Ottawa Photo Op

The Ottawa Raging Grannies did more than just show up for the Parliament Hill Rally to provide supporting photos from around the world to be shown in New York during the major People’s Climate Events.  We came with a great sing-along song, “Bring Back Our Planet to Me”  and the crowd loved it.  Check out the words and our video.

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Ottawa Grans at the Unconvention in Montreal

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Actions

Ottawa Grans at the Unconvention in Montreal

June 25-28, 2014 Congratulations to the Montreal Raging Grannies on a great unconvention!  Ten of us attended:  Bessa, Gale, Jane, Jeanette, Jo, Linda, Loris, Ria, Siobhan, and Virginia. We put on a well-received workshop on poster making in which participants made posters for the march involving all the Grannies. Our contribution to the “Show and Tell”  raised the roof when we drummed in to “When the Grans Come Marching In” followed by the Corporation Song, then drumming ourselves out with “Here We Come”.   We even made the front page of Le...

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Protest against secrecy and the TPP

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Actions

Protest against secrecy and the TPP

On July 10, the Ottawa Grans attended a hastily called demonstration by SumOfUs.  Negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement made a last minute change of venue.  They were supposed to meet in Vancouver, but Harper moved it to Ottawa to escape planned protests.  This trade agreement is being negotiated in secrecy.  Leaked information shows that it is a complete corporate takeover.   Grannies Alice, Alma, Ann, Cathleen, Jo, Ria, and Terrie sang two songs, “We are the Corporations“, an old favorite for these corporate take-overs and a new one,...

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Anti-pipeline rally

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Actions

Anti-pipeline rally

November 19, 2013 Rallies took place across Canada. In Ottawa, we rallied in beautiful, sunny 20C (68F) weather.     In the Ottawa demo, the Prime Minister’s Office was ‘sandbagged’ to stop Harper’s tar sands flood.  (More details here)  We had a good group out and sang two of our three songs against pipelines for an enthusiastic crowd.  Unfortunately, the photo below hides and cuts off some of us.  You can see (sort of) Jo on the left, Bessa with the megaphone, Jake behind, Pat out front, Diana out of costume, Loris and Sobian.  Out of camera are Linda, Gale, Jeanette and...

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Grannies are a welcoming committee for healthcare summit.

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Actions

When we heard about an emergency summit to stop privatization of healthcare, we decided to be at the door to welcome those attending.  Public healthcare is under serious threat and we have several songs on this topic written over the years but still relevant today.  We handed out the songs and invited people to sing along and many did so.  When the meeting started, we took our seats and heard excellent presentations on the urgency of the situation, followed by a call to action.  Get the full writeup by Koozma who also took the great picture of the...

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Raging Grannies are Mad about Muzzling Event

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Actions

Raging Grannies are Mad about Muzzling Event

We raged in front of the Library and Archives building, Thursday, April 18 We watched in horror while Stephen Harper placed gags on scientists, librarians and backbench MPs.  But the Grannies couldn’t be muzzled (Harper tried).  Instead, they sang about this outrage before chasing Stephen Harper away.  Check out the words to Song 1, Song 2.  See photos by the Ottawa Citizen here. The Press Release following the event Raging Grannies held a rally for muzzled scientists, librarians, and MPs. OTTAWA :  4 pm, 18 April, 2013, Library and Archives Canada   Twenty Raging Grannies...

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