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Are you folks familiar with the Raging Grannies?

Verrrrry big in British Columbia where the movement started: active environmentalists, and very entertaining at the same time.

"In these days of demonstration and dissent, the singing, bonneted, fashion-challenged Raging Grannies stand out. As Canadian as maple syrup, the Raging Grannies were established in 1987 following concerns that U.S. warships in waters surrounding Victoria could be equipped with nuclear weapons. Betty Brightwell discovered there were no emergency plans for the civilian population, only for the military base.
Water puddles near malls were "tested" for radiation with makeshift Geiger counters and turkey basters. The public took notice and a new voice of protest began to take shape.
Today, the Raging Grannies pound the pavement in towns and cities across Canada. Recently groups have been established in the U.S., the U.K. and Greece."

"The delights of grannying include: dressing like innocent little old ladies so we can get close to our 'target', writing songs from old favourites that skewer modern wrongs, satirizing evil-doing in public and getting everyone singing about it, watching a wrong back down and turn tail and run, sharing a history with other women who know who they are and what they're about. Grannying is the least understood yet most powerful weapon we have. Sometimes, looking back, we can see grannying was the only thing that could have met the need."

http://www.geocities.com/raginggrannies/

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