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    Green Party Peace Sign Bumper Sticker
    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

  • Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened?

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Eco-Fashion!
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

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Celebrate Bank Transfer Day on Long Island

Bank Transfer Day, November 5th, is on a Saturday. So, if you can get yourself into the city, to gather with the masses at Occupy Wall Street who support this, please do. Though, if you want to stay closer to home, there are also Long Island events. My favorite one is the occupation in Patchogue. […]

Goldman Sachs Sucks! – Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy arrested at protest

(excerpt from) The Gothamist Protesters Arrested Outside Goldman Sachs Include Author Chris Hedges, Reverend Billy Over a dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested today outside Goldman Sachs, where they had marched with 300 others after holding a mock trial of CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Among those arrested were performance artist gadfly Reverend Billy and author […]

Harry Chapin tribute events: Huntington 7/16 and East Meadow 7/18

(For Ian Wilder’s memories of Harry Chapin, go: here.) Two free concerts celebrating Harry Chapin: 1. Saturday, July 16th at Heckscher Park in Huntington. 8:30pm start. (This is the correct time for regular concert.) Members of the Chapin family perform. 2. Monday, July 18th at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Nassau County. A Chapinstock of local […]

Choose not to give your $$$ to Koch (via Your One Vote)

Do you sometimes feel like there is nothing you can do, up against all the corporate money that is going into funding control of both political parties, candidates and elected officials? You can choose for instance, to NOT spend your money making Koch Industries ever more wealthy, powerful and influential. Angel Soft toilet paper Brawny […]

Are You Right for a CSA? Tips for buying into Community Supported Agriculture (via Food Freedom)

Becoming a CSA member (Community Supported Agriculture) is an increasingly popular way to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer. With a CSA, you buy “shares” from a farmer that you pay for up front to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation. In return, you get a box of fresh vegetables that […]

Fair Trade Your Mom! (via Autonomie Project’s Blog)

This weekend is Mother’s Day and what a perfect time to show your love and admiration for the lady who gave birth to you.  There are many ways to give thanks to your Mother, but we at AP put together a great list of ways to show your love for your Mom and the world. […]

Building with Reclaimed Materials Video

[ted id=1015] In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive. Dan Phillips builds homes out of recycled and reclaimed materials in Huntsville, Texas.

Fair Trade Your St. Patrick’s Day! (via Fair Trade Trends)

Here at Fair Trade Trends, we strive to bring the Fair Trade love to our holiday celebrations (check out our complete guides to Fair Trading your Valentine’s Day and Halloween).  Which is why we’re super psyched to present our newest collection of fabulous Fair Trade finds that will bring you a little Luck o’ the […]

Valentine’s gifts in Huntington: Mystic Warrior

Sadly, our friends at Mystic Warrior have closed up their shop.  The old post about them is below. Click the “more” link.  For the latest in Valentine’s Day gifts, try a vintage piece of jewelry from our family company Wilderside Ltd.’s newest enterprise

Something beautiful for Valentine’s Day

Do you still need a special gift for a special someone for Valentine’s Day? There is a store on your way out east on Long Island, that Ian and I always love to visit. Whenever I go in, I see all the jewelry sparkling, the scarves, and many-colored textiles, and I just want to take […]

Winter getting you down? Think Groundhogs, music, and gathering for fun

2012: For Groundhog Week activities for 2012 (including Malverne Mel, PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse, and more) see our new onthewilderside post: here. 2011: Phil says “Early Spring!” The answer from other ground hogs, is at onthewilderside: here. A Long Island, post-ground hog event: The dreariness of winter and all this snow is making me feel kinda low. […]

Farming in your Window

h/t to Gregg Wills [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykeE1Kk95Bw&feature=player_embedded] You can grow up to 25 fresh live vegetable plants

Beat Radio: High Time/Lonely From Rock and Roll single at Ampeater, Acoustic Session

Hey guys, hope all is well! Lots of cool stuff to tell you about. We’re super excited to have 2 new tracks that were released today at the Ampeater Review. Ampeater is a cool music website that has also released digital singles from Mount Eerie, Twin Sister, and a bunch of other really great bands. […]

Great, local site for Long Island/Huntington news: Village Tattler

Michael Kornfeld suggested this site to me. It is awesome, and very local. Has good, Long Island news, with a focus on the Town of Huntington. Everything from music and theater listings, to local politics. The Village Tattler Going to add it to our links.