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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    To sparkle up your Winter wardrobe, or get a jump on Spring, Wilderside announces our new vintage jewelry shop.
    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”. Making sure to share or donate your own jewelry, and trying to buy vintage rather than new, is a way to help the environment.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Wilderside Ltd presents its second eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ($2.99) 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;  and Smashwords independent EBook seller for $2.99, and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer. Next up...more platforms to come.

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Immorality of War: Pauling & Ikeda

The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of PeaceThe excerpt from Linus Pauling & Daisaku Ikeda‘s 1992 book A Lifelong Quest for Peace is the twentieth chapter of The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace. This dialogue continues the Post-Vietnam to the Present (1975-  ) section of the book.  Linus Pauling — who died 2 years after co-authoring his book — was a  chemist, biochemist, pacifist, author, and teacher. Ikeda is the founder and current president of Sōka Gakkai International (SGI), an international lay Buddhist association which focuses on peace, cultural and educational activities.  He is the recipient of  the 1983  United Nations Peace Award and has written over 80 books.

In his amazing career, Pauling won the  1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize. When he was awarded the Peace Prize the Nobel peace Prize committee issued the following statement:

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Green Party of Suffolk seeking 2014 candidates

Green Party of Suffolk seeking Green candidates in 2014
for Village, State and Congressional elections
 Green Party of SuffolkDo you know someone who…
  • wants to see more money spent on Main St. than shipped off to Wall St?
  • really cares about issues of peace, healthcare, justice, and the environment?
  • is or wants to be a Green Party member?
  • you would be willing to vote FOR, instead of just voting AGAINST? Read more »

Schell: Complete Disarmament is the Only Sane Path | Peace Couple

The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of PeaceThe excerpt from Jonathan Schell‘s  1982 book The Fate of the Earth is the nineteenth chapter of The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace .  This dialogue continues the Post-Vietnam to the Present (1975-  ) section of the book.  The essay centers on Schell’s lifelong quest to abolish nuclear weapons.  The Fate of the Earth is based on a series of essays that Schell wrote for The New Yorker in the early 1980s.  It won the Los Angeles Times Book prize.

Sadly, despite the fall of the Soviet Union, Schell’s arguments for the only path to a safe world still hold.  He sees nuclear weapons as the greatest “predicament” that mankind has faced. With the benefit of current knowledge, I would argue that global climate change has overtaken nuclear weapons as humankind’s worst self-imposed threat.  Yet even at number two, the abolition of nuclear weapons must be accomplished for our survival.  I would also argue that the two are intertwined under former US President Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex.”

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Vintage Jewelry = Eco-Friendly + Fashion-Forward

Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts? Or, about sparkling up your own winter wardrobe?

If so, please stop by our shop, Wilderside Jewelry, on Etsy.

Why did The Wilders open a vintage jewelry shop? We love the environment. And, 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”. Making sure to share or donate your own jewelry, and trying to buy vintage rather than new, is a way to help the environment.

We are excited to share some pretty brooches, necklaces, earrings, and other goodies at our new Etsy Shop. All of our items are previously worn. So, purchasing them supports the “reuse” principle. And, since they did not come from the local department store, many of them will be unique or one-of-a-kind when worn among your circle of friends! A great way to make a fashion statement. Read more »

20 CA Green Party Members Elected in 2013: Odd-Year Record

Twenty California Greens elected in 2013 – Record for an odd-numbered year

Renee Goddard

Renee Goddard

As a political party known for thinking globally and acting locally, seventeen California Green Party members were elected to local government on November 5th, bringing to 20 elected overall in 2013 (http://www.cagreens.org/elections/fall-2013). This is an all-time high for the party in an odd-numbered year (where there are fewer elections than in even-numbered years) – and it brings to 55 the number of California Green Party members currently holding public office statewide (http://www.cagreens.org/green-officeholders).

Since the founding of the Green Party of California in 1990, 293 California Green Party members have been elected to public office. The highest elected offices currently held by Greens in the state are Gayle McLaughlin (Mayor, Richmond) and Dan Hamburg (Supervisor, Mendocino County.)

All 11 Green incumbents were re-elected, led by Renee Goddard and John Reed in Fairfax, where Greens have had a Town Council majority since 2009, showing that Greens not only have good ideas, but can govern. Overall 68% of all Greens who ran on November 5th (17/25) and 69% in 2013 overall (20/29) were elected. The most from a single county were Humboldt (eight) and Marin (four).

Goddard said:

As a Green Party policy maker and community leader,the focus of my work on alternative transportation and leading Fairfax to reach our goal of Zero Waste by 2020, is grounded in making long term sustainable choices. My decisions and vision for Fairfax moving forward are rooted in green values which carefully consider the cost to the environment, and the welfare of the community as a whole.

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Suffolk Green Party Supports Transgender Day of Remembrance

Green Party of SuffolkThe Green Party of Suffolk County announces our support of Transgender Day Of Remembrance, also known as TDOR, traditionally held on November 20th. We are announcing our support of this event both in its worldwide form, and its local events throughout Suffolk County.

TDOR is a worldwide event observed since 1999. The event is designed to raise awareness about the problems of discrimination, violence, and murder directed against transgender and gender-nonconforming people, and to commemorate the lives of transgender and gender-nonconforming people worldwide who have died from this kind of violence. As hate crimes are based on perpetrators’ prejudices rather than the identities of their targets, anyone who steps outside stereotypical gender expectations may be targeted for this kind of violence, whether or not they identify as transgender.

The other purpose of TDOR is solidarity, bringing together people from all parts of the transgender, gender and friends, and allies communities, to show that people are in solidarity against hate and violence, and in favor of community and freedom to express oneself.  Read more »

Green Party candidates : 2013 Election Day summary and highlights

Preliminary election results for Green Party candidates in the 2013 general election on Nov. 5 show several victories, with significant advances in California and Maine.

“The Green Party celebrated victories and reelections across the U.S. In some local races, Greens lost but received 25 to 40 percent of the vote, proof that the Green Party is reaching a lot more voters. The Green Party is awaiting election results from some states. So far, the party counts at least 31 victories out of at least 103 races in all of 2013, with 22 victories out of 82 races on Nov. 5.

Below is a list of highlights by state. For more results, see Green Party Watch:http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2013/11/06/2013-green-party-election-results

ARKANSAS: The Green Party has qualified for the ballot in Arkansas (http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2013/11/06/green-party-qualifies-for-arkansas-ballot).

Green Party of California CALIFORNIA: 16 Greens were elected to local office in California, bringing the number of Cali Greens elected overall in 2013 to 18, an all-time high for the party in an odd-numbered year; 54 Greens now hold office in California. The 16 out of 25 candidates who won their races on Nov. 5 gave the Green Party a 64% win rate. (More: http://www.gp.org/index.php/california-election-report-2013.htmlRead more »

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse 11/1/13 Videos

The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is held the first Friday of the month from October to June. PeaceSmiths is a non-profit community organization established in 1972. The work of PeaceSmiths includes educational, activist, cultural and mutual help projects. Projects include issues of disarmament, environmental concerns, human rights, freedom of expression, and economic and social justice.http://www.peacesmiths.org

Raised by Penguins performed “Great South Bay” during their an impromptu opening set. Raised by Penguins is the duo of John “Lotek J” Williams and Paul Cama.   Read more »

Green Party of Suffolk Calls For End to Bullying of the Homeless

Green Party of SuffolkThe Green Party of Suffolk calls for the prosecution of Suffolk County Leg. John H. Kennedy (R-Hauppauge) under New York State anti-bullying laws, for his ostracization of homeless school children in his district.  Leg. Kennedy’s actions remind the Green Party of the atmosphere of hate that was created against Latinos in Suffolk County, by form​er County Executive Steve Levy (D/R), which ultimately led to violence.

Kennedy has been leading a witch hunt against innocent school children in his district, simply because of their housing status.  He has failed to recognize that these children, and their parents, are also his constituents who he is required to represent.  It is Kennedy’s job ensure that these children enjoy their legal right to a public education.

Kennedy presents the strawman argument that home-owning parents in the district are making a complaint against these children.  This argument is hollow, because it fails to recognize that all property owners in a school district — regardless of their familial status — pay school taxes to educate all children within the district.

Suffolk County Legislative candidate William Stevenson (G -15th Dist.) stated that: “Actions like these are outright offenses to human dignity.  It’s sad to see our elected leaders taking steps which encourage their constituents to be at odds with one another.  In Suffolk County, we need a government that embraces – or at least permits – diversity of cultural background and social status.  Legislator Kennedy is going in completely the opposite direction.  He’s demonstrating the age old habit of politicians giving special attention to the concerns of their wealthier, property-owning constituents, at the expense of the needy.’  Read more »

Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ebook coverWilderside Ltd presents its second eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ($2.99). In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.  OWS:WJH? includes an essay analyzing the “One Demand” concept. 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 KindleBarnes & Noble Nook;  iTunes iBookstore; and Smashwords independent EBook seller for $2.99, and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer. and now  More platforms to come.
Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBookOccupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? on iTunes iBookstore
Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

A list of free eBook readers for computers and mobile devices is at the bottom of this post.Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

The Introduction to the eBook begins as follows:

Is Occupy Wall Street dead?

The short answer is “No.” Occupy is very much alive. Read more »

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Videos 10/4/13

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

Video Reflections of the inspiring and well-attended, Friday, October 4th Coffeehouse…

Music of peace and justice with Harmonic Insurgence
with director, Gene Glickman

Poetry with Amityville local, Lois Walker  Read more »

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.

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.

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PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: First of the season, this Friday, October 4th!

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry,
and Whatever Coffeehouse

MusicNotesFriday, October 4th at 8pm
(first of the new season!)

Music of peace and justice with Harmonic Insurgence
with director, Gene Glickman

Poetry with local Amityville poet,
Lois Walker

Singer/Songwriter Brian Sendrowitz of Beat Radio fame

Open Mic: Maybe You?

Held at:
The First United Methodist Church in Amityville
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A Harvest Homecoming Fundraiser 10/6/13

Homecoming Farm, North Amityville, NY 11701Homecoming Farm is pleased and proud to honor Monsignor James C. Vlaun of Telecare and the program, Real Food, at their annual fundraiser. The fundraiser, A Harvest Homecoming, will be held on October 6, 2013 in the Helen Butler Hall from 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Helen Butler Hall is located at Dominican Village at 565 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY  11701.  For more information, please contact: S. Jeanne Clark at 631-842-6000, Ext. 338 or at [email protected]

A Harvest Homecoming will feature music; dancing; raffles; delicious food and wine; and special activities for children including a puppet show. Tickets are $40 per adult, $10 per child, Special Table of Ten pricing, $350. Special sponsorship and journal opportunities are available.

In addition to being the Catholic Chaplain for the NY Jets for the past 13 years, Monsignor Jim has hosted the nationally syndicated radio show, Religion & Rock, for over 21 years. He is also a cookbook author, and hosts three programs on Telecare: Good News, Everyday Faith Live, and Real Food. On Real Food, he focuses on the family table and the joy that preparing food brings to those who share it together, while stressing the importance of using locally grown foods.  Read more »

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