Raging Grannies work for peace, social justice, and economic equality, through song and humor. Politically conscious, but non-partisan, we write our own satirical lyrics to old familiar tunes, and perform whenever and wherever our message needs to be heard.
The Eugene "gaggle" of grannies "raged" February 22nd at the open house of Whoville, the innovative campsite that is located on Hilyard and Broadway. Whoville, located on a city owned lot, provides a safe place to camp and sleep for as many as 40 homeless people in Eugene.
(tune- Side By Side)
O we're a gaggle of Grannies
Urging you off of your fannies
We're raising our voice
We want a new choice - Time for change
With all the money they're spending
Plus the dollars they're lending
We're going for broke
This isn't a joke! - Time for change
So join this gaggle of Grannies
Get up off of your fannies
We're telling you now
WE'RE ANGRY, AND HOW!
Time for change
The first group to call themselves "Raging Grannies" sprouted in the winter of 1986-87 in Victoria, British Columbia. Several peace activists who had been doing street theater began dressing up in outrageous hats and singing satirical songs to protest against nuclear submarines, uranium mining, nuclear power, militarism, racism, clear-cut logging, and corporate greed. They were sometimes arrested but never taken to court.
November 2, 2013
"RAGE" to support
May 25, 2013
In solidarity with international
GMO Protest Day
October 5, 2013
Opportunity Village Eugene