Posted on October 5, 2014 by iwilder
First of the 2014/2015 season! PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8pm Dedicated to the memory of John Phillips, (“Portugie” of Copper Rose fame) PeaceSmiths friend and videographer, musician, artist, activist, and Pubic Access producer A special evening of music by old and new friends. Among the presenters: -Nightmare Police (acoustic duo) -Billionaire […]
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Posted on September 6, 2014 by iwilder
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together
Filed under: Action Alert!, activism, economy, elections, grassroots democracy, News, Occupy Wall Street, Ralph Nader, US Politics | Tagged: coalition, Dandelion Salad, Grover Norquist, left-right, National Press Club, Unstoppable | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 10, 2014 by iwilder
NY Green Party Governor candidate Hawkins says Westchester County Executive Astorino’s housing desegregation record shows he can’t resolve this statewide.
Filed under: activism, election, governor, grassroots democracy, howie hawkins, New York State Politics, News | Tagged: AFFH, andrew cuomo, Anti-Discrimination Center, Common Core Standards, Education, housing, howie hawkins, Rob Astorino, Westchester | Leave a Comment »
Posted on July 28, 2014 by iwilder
Stop the Arms Trade – Cut the Arms Budget Join South Country Peace Group’s 32nd annual World Peace Vigil A Community Dedication to Peace on the 69th anniversary of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – 7:15 pm Commemorative Poetry and Songs Nuclear Weapons Update You may wish to wear white, the traditional Japanese color of […]
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Posted on June 17, 2014 by iwilder
Join Move to Amend Brookhaven for a viewing of the short film, The Story of Citizens United vs. FEC and an evening of stimulating conversation.
Filed under: activism, Ballot issues, Calendar, campaign finance reform, election, events, film, grassroots democracy, Long Island Politics, News, politics, suffolk county, US Politics | Tagged: Brookhaven, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, FEC, Political action committee, Short film, Supreme Court of the United States | Leave a Comment »
Posted on June 9, 2014 by iwilder
Howie Hawkins said today that the decision by the Working Families Party to nominate Governor Andrew Cuomo for a second term of Governor was an abandonment of working class and progressive voters, just further proof that the WFP is merely a liberal wing on the Democrats. Hawkins said that the door to the Green Party was open to […]
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Posted on June 5, 2014 by iwilder
A Long Island event… PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeeehouse Fri day June 6th, 2014 at 8PM Last show of the season! Share the fun! Featuring… Mountain Maidens, local Folk singers… Pramila Venkateswaran, Poet Laureate of Suffolk County… And a PeaceSmiths tradition…Sing-a-Long with Andy Greenhouse…Plus: Open Mic…Maybe You? Info and directions at […]
Filed under: activism, Anti-War, Long Island Music, long island music scene, Long Island news, Long Island Politics, News, Peace, progressive politics | Tagged: andy greenhouse, Long Island peace groups, Mountain Maidens, peacesmiths, PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse, Pramila Venkateswaran, Suffolk County Poet Laureate | Leave a Comment »
Posted on May 22, 2014 by iwilder
Hawkins/Jones need to receive at least 50,000 votes in the 2014 Governor election for the Green Party to retain the ballot line in NY.
Filed under: 3rd party, Action Alert!, activism, election, governor, grassroots democracy, Green Party, howie hawkins, New York State Politics, News, politics, progressive politics, US Politics | Tagged: Albany, Brian Jones, howie hawkins, new york | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 7, 2014 by iwilder
The Green Party of Rhode Island is seeking to create a five-state alliance of Green parties (MA-RI-CT-NY-NJ) to STOP the proposed Algonquin Pipeline expansion.
Filed under: 3rd party, activism, Ecology, Environment, Global Warming, Green Party | Tagged: climate change, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, new jersey, new york, Rhode Island, Spectra Energy | Leave a Comment »
Posted on May 6, 2014 by iwilder
Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan has been found guilty of assaulting a New York City police officer in a trial that critics say should have been about the police assaulting her.
Filed under: Action Alert!, activism, media, new york, New York State Politics, News, Occupy Wall Street, politics, video | Tagged: Cecily McMillan, McMillan, new york city, New York City Police Department, Occupy movement, Zuccotti Park | Leave a Comment »
Posted on April 1, 2014 by iwilder
Schell was known as both a writer for the The New Yorker and The Nation, as well as an activist in the anti-nuclear, anti-war, and pro-Occupy movements.
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Posted on April 1, 2014 by iwilder
Tony Benn, the former British Cabinet minister, longtime Parliament member and antiwar activist, has died at the age of 88.
Filed under: activism, grassroots democracy, independent politics, international politics, Iraq, News, Peace, progressive politics, war | Tagged: Cabinet of the United Kingdom, Democracy Now, Guardian, Labour, Member of Parliament, Michael Parenti, Tony Benn | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 18, 2014 by iwilder
The Afghanistan invasion failed on 2 accounts: increasing the likelihood of terrorism against the US and not bringing the 9/11 perpetrators to justice.
Filed under: activism, afghanistan, Anti-War, international politics, US Politics | Tagged: afghanistan, Appeal, Human rights defender, Nobel Peace Prize, Power of Nonviolence, Vietnam, War in Afghanistan (2001–present) | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 10, 2014 by iwilder
Wise bluntly takes his fellow Americans to task for the Afghan War.
Filed under: activism, Anti-War, Books, News, nonviolence, Peace, progressive politics | Tagged: afghanistan, Arundhati Roy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Power of Nonviolence, Tim Wise | Leave a Comment »