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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

    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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    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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Babylon asked to endorse Bring the War Dollars Home resolution video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OsQn2drzmI] Seven Babylon residents attended the Town Board meeting last night to request Babylon to join the other municipalities that have already endorsed the US Conference of Mayors resolution Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities.  See the rest of the article at Babylon Town Board asked to pass US Mayors Bring the […]

Babylon sneaks in Board meeting to decide on $500M contract

IW:  I check for the dates of town board meetings regularly on the Babylon Town site to post on this site. I checked this month and there were no town board meeting listed for the future. This is not surprising since the town has a habit of not wanting citizens to attend these meetings.  The […]

Libertarian Party of NY State Convention: Report and photos | Independent Political Report

Flickr Photos: here A quick report from Kimberly Wilder, contributor at Independent Political Report: I attended the Libertarian Party of New York State Convention as a press person and a third party activist (enrolled “blank/independent). These are some quick observations, which I will expand later in the post and/or comments section. Hope other people will […]

Video: Spring Swan

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVpClSjrPk] This Swan, moving through the water on a gray day, reminds me of the capricious way that Spring has unfolded here on Long Island this year. Contradictory, but satisfying, with the beauty being worth the wait. This footage was taken at Southards Pond in Babylon.

Comic strip: Santa’s secret list revealed

Cartoon by Kevin Eastwood. Thanks to Kevin and the Babylon Beacon for permission to reprint. If you would like to donate to Wikileaks, see the onthewilderside post with link: here.

Help for Wyandanch School District

Newsday reports: “Wyandanch’s board president says the system should close and send its 1,900 students to other districts nearby.” KW writes: I know that school district issues are complicated. School districts are not just bureaucracies, they are also quasi-governmental entities. Still, I think the bottom line of the current problem with the Wyandanch Schools is […]

Why light a candle for peace?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmEOuml-Ens&feature=player_embedded] This is an excerpt from  the Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Babylon Green Party Gathering http://www.babylongreens.org which featured Sister Jeanne Clark speaking about the World March for Peace and Nonviolence activities.  http://www.theworldmarch.org/ Nonviolence (Peace) is one of the four pillars of the Green Party.

BACCA Song Swap 4/18/10

Yep! Once again BACCA is pleased to host the Third Sunday Song Swap – a monthly series that brings together some of Long Island’s most talented musicians and songwriters in a casual “in-the-round” setting that places the musicians right among the audience members. We won’t have a featured artist this month, so we’ll start working our way […]

Happy Spring! Happy Easter! Happy Passover! and new beginnings…

Two photos: Signs of Spring in Southards Pond, Babylon, Long Island. April 1, 2010.

Community Spirit: Babylon Veteran’s Day Parade

Click the “Readmore”  for youtubes of the Babylon HS Marching Band and the Robert Moses Middle School Marching Band.

Storm creates flooding on South Shore: some beach changes and road closings

At Gilgo Beach,  at Robert Moses State Park, and in Montauk, flooding impacts some roads and use of beaches.  This affects the Town of Babylon, Town of Islip, and the Town of East Hampton (hamlet of Montauk). As the advisory leading up to last night had mentioned, part of the reason was the affect of […]

2009 Suffolk County Elections

September 2010 Update: 2010 primary election results for Suffolk County: here. Link to 2009 General Election Results at Suffolk BOE: here. ________ Kimberly says: There is so little exciting or worthwhile in the Suffolk County elections this year. The only thing that interests me is making a small gesture of disapproval to the Democrats and […]

Sat. Aug 22nd: Media Crime at Bartini in Babylon

LET’S ROCK! On Saturday, August 22nd MEDIACRIME will be doin’ it live at: Bartini Bar 124 North Carll ave. Babylon, N.Y. Opening the festivities will be Displaced Persons The show starts around 9:30 PM ‘See ya there! _______________ Media Crime’s music includes: rock, punk, folk and garage/psychedelic influences Above photo: Eddie Havoc, bandmember and activist […]

LI Concerts Summer 2009

Letter and listings from Richard de Bruin… Dear Folk Music Fans, The next Our Times Coffee House www.OurTimesCoffeehouse.org is on Friday September 15 with Gathering Time (Glen Roethel, Stuart Markus & Hillary Foxsong) www.gatheringtimetrio.com and LUCKY 13 (Marci Geller, Cathy Kreger & Susan DeVita) www.lucky13.fm Our Times Coffeehouse, Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, […]