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    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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    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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Green Party NY nominates Governor candidate and State Slate

Green Party Anti-Fracking Flyer PDFHowie Hawkins won the Green Party nomination for Governor in Troy on Saturday, setting up a rematch with Andrew Cuomo. Hawkins finished third in the race two years ago and intends to do better this time. Hawkins says he plans to challenge the 1% tag team of Cuomo and Republican nominee Astorino on economic, climate change and criminal justice issues. Hawkins also wants NY to go carbon free with a 100%, clean renewable energy by 2030, while providing a public living wage job to any New Yorker who needs one.

The Green Party selected NYC Educator Brian Jones to highlight their opposition to Cuomo’s education policies promoting privatization of the education system, including his promotion of the Common Core agenda and charter schools. The Green Party is seeking full funding to meet the educational needs of New Yorkers, including free tuition at CUNY and SUNY.   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.

The Hawkins-Jones ticket was nominated in Troy NY the day after former local State Senator and Majority Leader Joe Bruno won his federal retrial on public corruption charges despite clear evidence that he receive tens of thousands of dollars monthly for no-show jobs.

“Bruno was the wolf of Albany. The Albany media portrayed him as a lovable rogue because he was happy to publicly proclaim that his goal was to deliver favors for his friends, who stuffed his pockets in return. The Supreme Court has legalized bribery. And Cuomo whitewashed Bruno’s use of taxpayer resources to shake down donors. He raises $33 million in $40,000 chunks and then disbands the Moreland Commission without accomplishing anything. You want to end corruption in Albany, vote Green Party his November,” noted Hawkins.

Rounding out the ticket is Bronx attorney and activist Ramon Jimenez for Attorney General and Theresa Portelli, the recent Green nominee for Mayor in Albany, for State Comptroller. Jimenez ran for AG four years ago.   Read more »

US State Green Parties form Alliance against Algonquin Gas Pipeline Expansion

Green Party Button 4From Environmental Headlines

The Green Party of Rhode Island is seeking to create a five-state alliance of Green parties (MA-RI-CT-NY-NJ) to STOP the proposed Algonquin Pipeline expansion. This $971 million project has moved into high gear, with a final application now on file at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. There’s been little public comment so far and the opposition, while growing, has been fragmented. Only the Green parties are positioned to quickly ramp up a coordinated, multi-state resistance.

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Democracy Now!: OWS Protester Cecily McMillan Convicted of Assaulting Cop, Faces up to 7 Years

Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan has been found guilty of assaulting a New York City police officer in a trial that critics say should have been about the police assaulting her. Today Democracy Now! speaks with McMillan’s attorney Martin Stolar, who is co-counsel for her case, and her friend Lucy Parks, field coordinator for the “Justice 4 Cecily Support Team.”

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Poets Theater Final Call for Work 5/31/2014

Welcome to Boog City Poets Theater 2012

Welcome to Boog City Poets Theater 2012

Final Call for Work: 5th Boog Poets Theater Night

Deadline for submitting plays is May 31, 2014
Event will be on Day 3 of the 8th annual Welcome to Boog City Poetry, Music, and Theater Festival,
on Sun. Aug. 3, 2014 at Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York City

Open reading period for submissions of plays.

New playwrights encouraged, all welcome.
Focus: Poets Theater, Poetics Theater, and poetic approaches to theater.

  • Pieces should be no more than 15 minutes long (under 15 pages long).
  • Be sure to put title, your name, address, phone, and email on cover sheet.
  • Please limit submissions to no more than three plays.
  • email plays (as attachments) and inquiries to: Magus Magnus, poets theater curator magusmagnus1@gmail.com

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Spring 2014!


TWL: Libraries | PeaceCouple

TWL: Things We LoveLibraries are the most American of institutions: community-based, democratic, pull-yourself-up by your own gathering places. Libraries were kicked off in this country by the most American of our founders: the self-made , earthy, inventor-scientist polymath Ben Franklin.

Libraries are about community.  They are a barn-raising or quilting bee for the mind, especially the young mind.  Everyone pools their resources so we can all have more than anyone of us could individually have access to when we need it.  and when we don’t need it, we leave it their for someone else to use.  Libraries are the well in the town square, where all can draw water and all have a stake in keeping them available.

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TWL: Vinegar | PeaceCouple

TWL: Things We LoveI admit that I do like the fancy Balsamic Vinegar that come in wine bottle shapes and make awesome dressings and marinades.  This post is not about that vinegar.

This post is about the white vinegar that you can find in the clear plastic gallon jug in the bottom shelf of the supermarket.  Even better is the extra-cheap store or generic brand.  We usually have at least two jugs of it around the house at a time.

No, we don’t use that much by putting it on our breakfast cereal every morning.

We clean with vinegar.  All the time.

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TWL: Things We Love | PeaceCouple.com

TWL: Things We LoveTWL will focus us on exploring what more of what peace means in the  rest of our lives, such as what it means to freecycle; to be a vegetarian; a locavore; a community member; to use nonviolent communication; and to clean with vinegar.  And more.   But first,

We want to hear from you!

What brings peace into your life?

What can you share from your journey? Read more »

Early Spring 2014 LI Music

Little Toby Walker

Special Fri April 11 Toby Walker www.littletobywalker.com + Third Fri May 16, 2014 Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin www.bettmanandhalpin.com + Fri June 20 Canvas Moon Band + Sept 19 Harpeth Rising + Oct 17 (2 separate performers) Heather Pierson & Cathy Kreger  (Collects Food)   Our Times Coffeehouse http://www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org  The Our Times Coffeehouse is a joint project of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHS) and the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC), with the assistance of the Research and Education Project of Long Island (REP-LI).


Fourth Saturday Song Box  + Fourth Sat Apr 26  Cecilia Kirtland & Friends with Special Guest Howard Emerson + no Song Box in May Fourth Sat June 28 Gina Forsyth www.GinaForsyth.com & Honor Finnegan Watch for Fall 2014 performers Concert reservations SongBox@OptonLine.net 516-579-5365 To receive or stop Song Box LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

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RIP Jonathan Schell, anti-war anti-nuke, pro-Occupy activist |PeaceCouple.com

Jonathan Schell Occupy Town Square 2012 Shankbone

Jonathan Schell Occupy Town Square 2012 Shankbone (Photo credit: david_shankbone)

In December 2013 post entitled Schell: Complete Disarmament is the only Sane Path, we wrote about an excerpt from Jonathan Schell‘s 1982 book The Fate of the Earth which forms the nineteenth chapter of The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace .   Schell  was well-known as both a writer for the The New Yorker and The Nation, as well as an activist in the anti-nuclear, anti-war, and pro-Occupy movements.

Click here for the obituaries of Schell from the AP and Democracy Now!  

RIP Tony Benn, Lifelong Pacifist | PeaceCouple.com

PeaceCouple.com collected articles from Democracy Now!, The Guardian, and Michael Parenti eulogizing former British Cabinet minister, longtime Parliament member and pacifist Tony Benn.  The article includes favorite quotes from Benn and his appearance in Michael Moore’s Sicko.

Nobel Laureates: End Afghan War | Peace Couple

The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of PeaceThe final chapter in The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace is the  2001 International Appeal of Nobel Prize Laureates, Poets, Philosophers, Intellectuals and Human Rights Defenders for an Immediate End to the War against Afghanistan. This appeal ends the final section of the book: Post-Vietnam to the Present (1975- ) .

The appeal succinctly reiterates the points made in the last two essays.  The invasion of Afghanistan fails on two accounts.  It did not bring the perpetrators of 9/11 to justice.  It is increasing the future likelihood of terrorism against the US.

Since the Appeal is short, and a public document, it is reproduced in full on PeaceCouple.com

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Wise: War is Naive | PeaceCouple

The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of PeaceThe Tim Wise 2001 essay Who’s Being Naive? War-Time Realism Through the Looking Glass is the penultimate chapter in The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace. This essay continues the Post-Vietnam to the Present (1975- ) section of the book.  Wise is an anti-racism educator and author.

His essay complements the previous Arundhati Roy essay War is Peace.  While Roy upholds the polite –but firm– criticism of a foreigner, Wise bluntly takes his fellow Americans to task for the Afghan War.  As someone who forces Whites to face up to their own privilege in US society,  Wise is at ease in ripping apart pro-war arguments in kitchen table language.

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NY Green Party members needed to put a peace candidate in Congress

Green Party of SuffolkHelp put a peace candidate in Congress!

Calling all enrolled members of the Green Party of New York State:

Green Party member William Stevenson has announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District (Suffolk and Nassau counties), and he needs your assistance! From the present date through April 10th, we are reaching out to New York State Green Party members to help Will by going door-to-door, and assisting with other basic tasks. Prior experience is not needed. If interested, please contact Will via call or text at 518-431-1912, or, via E-mail: williamdstevenson@email.com.

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