Julian Assange update: Sweden offers to question Assange in UK

Julian Assange, a co-founder of Wikileaks, has had some interesting news. Story at Sierra Leone News: Ending deadlock Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in UK Another news story from The Belfast Telegraph: We’ll Quiz Assange At Embassy… Updates and background on the Julian Assange/Wikileaks/Manning drama at This Day in Wikileaks: here. Some background on […]

Merry Christmas! Music Videos for Peaceniks, Occupiers, and Activists

from 99 Silver Bells and other Occupy Christmas Carols ………(was our Peace Song of the Day for 12/13/11) __________________________________ Below: Happy Xmas (War Is Over): Peace Song for 12/12/2011

Poet Walt Whitman’s Birthday is May 31st: Celebrate in Silence

Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I like to remember his birthday, which is on May 31st, and falls on a  [Thursday for 2012 and Friday for 2013] this year. There are some events and celebrations around this time at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. And, my idea for a holiday […]

Children’s author Maurice Sendak dies at age 83

“Thanks for the magic.” The NY Times reports: “Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in […]

Reverend Billy (and Occupy Wall Street) look forward to Spring!

It’s been a long, sad winter already. Though, we have passed Winter Solstice. So, as Reverend Billy writes, we are all barreling towards Spring. Reverend Billy says, “More heat and more light. Amen, Revolujah!” Reverend Billy Looks Forward to Spring Video posted on the front page of OccupyWallSt.org Late December will never be about shopping […]

Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social […]

Occupy Broadway…started 6pm 12/2, goes to 6pm Sat 12/3

Some photos at Flickr: here. Lots of fun. There will be puppets! And, some famous acts like Yes Men are up. (Already performed were Penny Arcade, Reno, and Reverend Billy). The occupiers are at 50th and Broadway. You have to look for the huddle to find them. Some clowns, and corporate zombies, and cool signs […]

Help save Brontë’s 1830 version of “Mad Magazine” for the public

KW writes: For all of us Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte fans, this tiny book is a rare find! Written when Bronte was only 14 years old, it is a brilliant piece of satire. Bronte created this tiny work in the format of a men’s magazine. It includes a witty ad (see below), which observes […]

Santana is Booed for Using Baseballs Civil Rights Game to Speak Out for Civil Rights

But Bud picked the wrong Latino. Carlos Santana took the microphone and said that he was representing all immigrants. Then Santana added, “The people of Arizona, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.” In a perfect display of Gov. Nathan Deal’s Georgia, the cheers quickly turned to boos. Yes, Carlos […]

Jane Eyre Movie: Kimberly and Stephanie’s wild adventure

I love the book Jane Eyre! I love studying various movie and mini-series of Jane Eyre. So, I just had to find a way tonight to go the premiere of the new Jane Eyre movie, directed by Cary Fukunaga, with Mia Wasikowska. It is only at select theaters this week. Well, my friend Stephanie and […]

Jane Eyre: New video and link to trailer

See below for link to trailer at MTV. What are you going to do while you wait in eager anticipation for the new Jane Eyre movie, coming out in March 2011? Me: I made a video project. Hope you will be interested in watching it. I promise it does not have any real plot spoilers. […]

Blessed Are These Hands: A beautiful new book of art and inspiration

The book is “Blessed Are These Hands: an exploration and celebration of women’s values“. Our cousin is one of the co-authors. The project was begun in 2003, and is being published just this week. You can find a copy: here. Over one hundred women lent their hands to this project. Women’s hands are photographed holding […]

Flip sides: Poetry, War and Peace

Last month, we posted an open letter from Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr., a poet of the peace community, who asked that President Obama read poetry before any discussions of military strategy. Max believes that this would help impress upon leaders the cost of war, and lead us towards peace. In sharing Max’s thoughts, a friend […]

Who is marching in the World March for Peace and Nonviolence?

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