Ma Power!

Need a way to communicate your outrage over, say, the bulldozing of a forest? The President's policies? The car dealer down the block? Judging by the growing number of political, social and environmental activist groups started by moms and grandmas, you'd be wise this Mother's Day (May 14--don't forget!) to seek tips from your maternal elders. Here's a look at Ma Power, past and present.

GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE These 18 women, ages 59 to 91, protested the war in Iraq by trying to enlist with military recruiters in New York City's Times Square last October. Their arrest for disorderly conduct, trial...

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