Jail the STAR Tax Thieves

This would explain why the school officials and District Attorneys are silent on fraudulent STAR tax exemptions being theft from school taxes. It not about the money.

Who should replace Ed DeMarco?

We need to push the White House to name a banking activist to the position

St. Patrick’s Day message from the band Black 47

We are on the e-mail list for Larry Kirwan and the band Black 47. Below is the St. Patrick’s Day message they sent around this week. We thought it was beautiful and inspiring. (Note that Black 47 will be playing in New York City on the day of the big parade, Saturday, March 16th.) Saint […]

Protests continue for Brooklyn teen shot by NYPD

Kimani “Kiki” Gray, age 16, was shot by police on Saturday night. Protests and vigils are continuing in his neighborhood. There is an excellent story at Gothamist (hat tip to Occupy Wall St NYC Twitter for the link). Excerpt below. The whole story gives interesting details, and perspectives from the family, neighborhood, and status quo. […]

In Italy: Elections show success of new, anti-austerity party: “The Five Star Movement”

Italy’s “Five Star Movement” sounds a lot like the Green Party pillars and/or the Occupy Movement. Hope folks in the United States can keep linking in to the powerful, anti-austerity energy in Europe. (excerpt from) Common Dreams Big Winner in Italian Election? The Five Star Movement The Big Loser? Austerity Feb 26, 2013 / by […]

2/7/13: Help for housing market and foreclosures: Letter to Obama

KW writes: Ian has been concerned about the tenure of Edward DeMarco, the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). DeMarco has made some bad and conservative decisions, such as not approving principle reduction for mortgages. This is a good time to fix the situation. Representative Elijah Cummings is inviting House members to […]

Impromptu: Sand and Chopin

For New Years Eve, Ki and I watched the movie Impromptu about George Sand and Frederic Chopin.

Trump on the Ocean is Ended!!!

For all the tragedy Hurricane Sandy caused in so many people’s lives, it did bring the NY State Parks Department and — even more amazingly — Donald Trump to their senses.

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

Stricter Criminal Background Checks and Ban Assault Weapons

Stricter criminal background checks on gun sellers and gun buyers receives majority support among NRA (National Rifle Association) members.

NYCLU Sues NYPD Over Arrest for Filming Stop-and-Frisk

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s unlawful arrest of a Brooklyn woman for recording a stop-and-frisk encounter in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

Occupy Holiday Gifts

How do I give a good present and at the same time do good?

Tuesday: If you shop in America, take the time to mourn in empathy with the people of Bangladesh

Full post at our kind shopping website: Peace Couple In Bangladesh, over 100 factory workers died in an unsafe clothing factory over the weekend. These factories exist to make the clothes that we purchase here in America. One of the factories made clothes which were ultimately sold to Walmart (through a complicated supply chain)[ADN]. Other […]

Black Friday: Buy Nothing! Demand Peace! Support striking Wal-Mart workers!

See box below for “Occupy Walmart/Occupy Black Friday” on Long Island Great Live Streaming of a Walmart event in Maryland: here. Black Friday for some people means lining up for bargains at the doors of big corporations. Though, people who want our country to be more sustainable, and less dependent on war money,  have often […]

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