Posted on May 17, 2015 by iwilder
Long Island School Voting is on May 19, 2015 for most school districts. Many communities in Suffolk County and Nassau County have candidates who were endorsed by the Opt Out movement. These candidates will help oppose high stakes testing of children. You can also find this group on FaceBook: Long-Island-Parents-and-Teachers-Against-Standardized-Testing-APPR FB Page posted by Ian List […]
Filed under: activism, children, Education, local, Long Island news, Long Island Politics, Long Island schools, News, progressive politics | Tagged: #letsrunsometests, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Common Core, Education reform, high-stakes testing, LI APPR, Long Island Opt-Out, Long Island school vote, opt-out, School board candidates, Standardized test | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 20, 2015 by iwilder
Remembering Danny Schechter, “The News Dissector”: Pioneering Journalist, Filmmaker & Activist | Democracy Now!. The author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72. Danny Schechter rose to prominence as the “The News Dissector” on Boston’s WBCN radio in the 1970s. He went on to work as a […]
Filed under: activism, grassroots democracy, News, progressive politics, US Politics | Tagged: Democracy Now, Schecter | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 15, 2015 by iwilder
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 […]
Filed under: activism, Anti-War, Favorite Muses, international politics, media, News, politics, progressive politics, US Politics | Tagged: antiwar news, charges against Julian Assange, Collateral Murder, journalism, Julian Assange, justice, Swedish Law, UK news, Wikileaks | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 11, 2014 by iwilder
Cuomo and Astorino both take pay-to-play contributions-for-contracts, while both are hypocrites for calling out the other for unethical transactions.
Filed under: election, governor, grassroots democracy, Green Party, howie hawkins, Long Island Politics, New York State Politics, News, progressive politics | Tagged: 3rd state senate, Adrienne Esposito, andrew cuomo, howie hawkins, Paul Senzer, pay-to-play, Rob Astorino, Steve Hackeling, Walter Long | 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 […]
Filed under: 3rd party, activism, election, governor, howie hawkins, New York State Politics, News, progressive politics, US Politics | Tagged: andrew cuomo, WFP, Working Families | Leave a Comment »
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 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 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 »
Posted on March 6, 2014 by iwilder
“Petroleum, Poetry and Peace: The Exploration for Ecological Hope, Economic Justice and A Sense of Place” with Margie Swedish and The Peace Poets.
Filed under: activism, Ecology, energy, long island, new york, News, Peace, poetry, progressive politics | Tagged: Amityville New York, Climate, community supported agriculture, Dominican Order, Earth, fracking, margie swedish, Sense of Place, the peace poets | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 4, 2014 by iwilder
Arundhati Roy’s essay on the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is the first essay in the book to feel that it is based on contemporary world politics.
Filed under: activism, afghanistan, Anti-War, grassroots democracy, News, nonviolence, progressive politics, US Politics, war | Tagged: afghanistan, anti-terrorism, Arundhati Roy, Man Booker Prize, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Vietnam, War in Afghanistan (2001–present) | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 25, 2014 by iwilder