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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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Port Jeff Peace March 3/30/13: Charlotte Koons poem video & Photos

Long Island peace and justice groups, gathered by North Country Peace Group, demonstrated in Port Jefferson today, to demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Charlotte Koons, a local activist and poet, read a poem written for the day. Video below… FAQ Q: Who marched in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY today?

Occupy Long Island: updates and media coverage

Long Island May Day and/or Occupy participation which onthewilderside heard about: Mt. Sinai/Brookhaven – Occupy May Day Tearwater Tea (Ian and Kimberly attended this one) Went well. Stories read to children. Held banners on side of road. Literature table with issues like Move To Amend. Big banner read “Celebrate Peace And Justice” “99%”. There are […]

Sat March 24, 2012: Long Island peace, justice, occupy event

Update: The event was a success. Photos from the rally afterwards are at Flickr:here. _____________________________ A March and Vigil for Peace and Economic Justice On this 9th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we mourn and resist the ravages of war. We stand in solidarity with the Occupy Movement as we call for an end […]

Announcement: PeaceSmiths Jan 2011 Coffeehouse canceled due to weather

PeaceSmiths, Inc. is a nonprofit community group that does events and organizing around the issues of peace/nonviolence, justice, and the environment. PeaceSmiths holds a coffeehouse on the first Friday of the month from October through June. The January 2011 PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse has just been canceled due to the snow. For info, leave a message at […]

PeaceSmiths January Coffeehouse: Hildegard and Turtlehead

Update: (As of about 1pm), This event was canceled due to the weather. No PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse for January! Please come next month…Friday, February 4, 2011 The PeaceSmiths, Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse for January will be… Is canceled! Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8pm _______________ Charlotte Koons presents “A Hildegard Homily” a […]

A beautiful action to lobby against war

October 7, 2010 marked the 9th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. Local activist Charlotte Koons came up with her own, creative way, to express her misgivings about war with the beautiful and powerful action described below. (If you would like to say no to war, you can join Long Island peace groups who will […]

Newsday’s mediocre coverage of anti-SB1070 immigration rally

Kimberly writes: Since Newsday represents the status quo, corporate media, I suppose one must be grateful that they covered a progressive rally at all. Still, the inaccuracies matter, and flavor the discourse a certain way. Newsday was correct that there were about 50 people at the Port Jefferson vigil/rally against SB1070. Though, it was a […]

Report: Feminist Initiative event

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSIXjMtVWNo] “The Feminist Initiative” A film and panel event at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York, USA. Speaker: Lina Olsson of Feminist Initiative. Moderator: Charlotte Koons of the NYCLU. Panelists: Hedda Marcus, Professor of English, Women’s Studies and Multidisciplinary Studies at Nassau Community College; Kimberly Wilder of http://www.georgianacircle.wordpress.com; Andrea Callan, Executive Director of […]

Women in politics: The Feminist Initiative film and discussion

On Sunday, April 26th at 2pm in Huntington, Long Island, New York, there will be a showing of the film Feminist Initiative, by director Liz Weisberg. The film details the creation of a feminist party in Sweden. There will be a panel discussion after the film with Hedda Marcus, Kimberly Wilder, Andrea Callan and Charlotte Koons.

Some non-violent revenge on Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff did something very wrong. He stole resources from people. He stole resources from charities and foundations that affect people in need. Though, he is now out on bail, living in his fancy apartment in New York City. What should a peace activist, who believes in non-violence, wish for Bernie Madoff? Perhaps, a fair […]

Coming Together: A poem for Marcelo Lucero

Information on the rally and vigil on Saturday, Nov 22nd in Hempstead: here. Coming Together Under a moon just past full, Flashlight, lantern, candle in hand, Into the Autumn night They streamed, From places near and far To stand – With neighbor, with stranger With child on the shoulder, And Grandmothers with canes, Tired workers, […]