Photo depicting two grannies decked out in creative hats and pins at a protest. One holds a sign in the shape of a red heart with text that reads, "Ragin Grannies say MAKE LOVE NOT else can you become a Granny?"

OPINION: Seattle Raging Grannies Sing, ‘War Is Not the Answer.’

by Rosy Betz-Zall for the Seattle Raging Grannies

The Seattle Raging Grannies are outraged about the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. We stand up for the independence and safety of all peoples. We admire and grieve for the people of Ukraine and grieve for those doing the fighting and for the suffering of the populace of each country.

Most victims in war are women and children, a pattern that seems to be playing out once again in this situation. It is also important to remember that the U.S. has provoked Russia by building military bases surrounding Russia. 

We call on Russia to STOP this invasion and withdraw all troops from Ukraine immediately!

The South Seattle Emerald is committed to holding space for a variety of viewpoints within our community, with the understanding that differing perspectives do not negate mutual respect amongst community members.

The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by the contributors on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the Emerald or official policies of the Emerald.

In the tradition of wise women elders, the mission of the Seattle Raging Grannies is to promote global peace, justice, and social and economic equality by raising public awareness through the medium of song and humor.

📸 Featured Image: Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/

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