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    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.

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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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New Date: Deputized Movie about Immigration in Farmingville on 11/23/13

The movie Deputized http://deputizedmovie.com/ will be shown on November 9th  23rd at 6pm by the Farmingville Residents Association http://farmingvilleresidents.org/.  I will be speaking for 2 minutes at the screening. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pW6yIU-SEk] I will be speaking for 2 minutes at the screening because footage I took of the “Standing While Latino” legislation hearings were used in the film. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmk_DfEBruM] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAghojAc2Pk] 

Art Sites Gallery Installation, Riverhead, NY 6/8/13-8/18/13

The art exhibit and installation we experienced is called “summer of love: found & lost, a project – indoors and out.

Review: “Share or Die!”, Millennials’ Response to Scarcity

In “Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis” the Millennials’ respond to scarcity by sharing using a mixture of high-tech and high-touch

Peace networking on Long Island: Fri March 1, 2013

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Long Island, New York Friday, March 1, 2013 8pm to 11pm music with George Mann and Becca Hasselbrook and Open Mic: Maybe You! A great place for meeting up with peace activists, occupiers, environmentalists, and other friends(old and new)! A literature table is available for your fliers, poems, or manifestos. (Ian and I […]

Friday 6-1-2012 PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Friday, June 1st at 8pm First Fridays, Oct to June Next Coffeehouse Oct. 5, 2012 Save-The-Date 6/1/2012 featured: John Myles, Original singer and song writer. His song ‘Invisible Man’ is a favorite. John will do a few political songs too. Eli Maniscalco, Good guitarist, original songs Becca Hasselbrook, You will like Becca’s song […]

Bill of Rights contest: Please submit words, art, media

Which Amendment in The Bill of Rights is the most important to you? Contest sponsored by… The Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and The Suffolk County Library Association Details, Rules, and Deadlines: here. Submit by April 17, 2012

2012 Long Island: Super Bowl poetry event

Come to The Walt Whitman Birthplace where Long Island Poetry Collective will host… Super Poem Sunday IV Sunday, February 5th, 2012! 1pm to 5pm Photos from last year’s event at our onthewilderside Flickr: here. In honor of both Super events, you can find a collection of Sports Poetry books here. Link to a collection of […]

“Multiple Personalities: The Art of Gary Ivan” on display on Long Island

May 2012 update: “New Work”, Opening Art Reception for Gary Ivan, will be held at ripe art gallery, Greenlawn, Huntington, Long Island, New York on May 5, 2012. Story: here. ______________________________________________ For more photos of art, musicians, and poets at the reception, please see our onthewilderside Flickr: here. The work of Long Island artist Gary […]

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 […]

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 […]

The PeaceSmiths archives on Lunch with Bill

PeaceSmiths, Inc. — an organization that Ian and I have supported over the years — has a wonderful, inspiring, historical, and mostly untapped archive. There are audio tapes, video tapes, protest posters, hand drawn fliers, and notes on organizing, going back to the 1970’s. Many of the items were collected by Katharine Smith and/or Susan […]

Edgewood news 05/17/11

News from the Edgewood Preserve Spring Cocktail Party Fundraiser Canceled A reminder that the cocktail party scheduled for this Wednesday, May 18, has been canceled.  We are now getting a lot of last minute calls and e-mails about folks looking forward to the party.  Unfortunately, we did not get enough responders (either through rsvp, phone […]

Anti-War protests: LI local gets covered AND over 100 arrested in DC

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qz6rmXSsGo4] Above video: On March 19, 2011, the 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, peace groups on Long Island march for peace in Setauket. the event was initiated by North Country Peace Group, and endorsed by such groups as PeaceSmiths, Inc. and The Green Party of Suffolk. Link to great local coverage at The […]

Barbara Allan: Founder, Prison Families Anonymous

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuXNGLSjPXE&feature=player_embedded] Through her involvement with The Fortune Society, word spread about the network Barbara was creating with the families. Eventually she formed Prison Families Anonymous (PFA) as a non-profit that provides a safe, non-judgmental place where those in similar situations can connect with one another. “That was the beginning of my recovery,” she says. Barbara […]