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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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NYPD Arrests NYCLU Legal Observer at Occupy Wall Street event

KW writes: The police must learn to change. The police must learn to respect people who are protesting. And, police departments should learn to fire police officers who are caught doing wrong. In addition, the public should have easy ways to recall politicians like Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who allow bad cops […]

Bill of Rights contest: Please submit words, art, media

Which Amendment in The Bill of Rights is the most important to you? Contest sponsored by… The Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and The Suffolk County Library Association Details, Rules, and Deadlines: here. Submit by April 17, 2012

Strip-Search For Poetry: A Limerick Contest For The Supreme Court

Update 4/24/2012: The winner has been announced! See the post at onthewilderside: here. Five men of the court were quite rude, Giving rights to police very lewd. Well fair’s fair, I dare say. I’ve decided this way: We should make them hold court in the nude. Americans should be outraged by the April 2, 2012 […]

Can the US military come disappear you? Yes! Unless you stop the NDAA

See info below: Court case, press conference, and silent march today in NYC to stop the NDAA I don’t think most Americans realize the extent that recent government decisions and laws have affected their basic freedom and safety. In particular, language inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act allows for anyone labeled a terrorist to […]

Border Patrol makes upstate NY a Constitution-free zone

NYCLU Report Reveals Troubling Border Patrol Tactics in Upstate New York  The U.S. Border Patrol is using aggressive policing tactics far from the border in upstate New York to increase arrest rates with little regard to New Yorkers’ constitutional rights and freedoms, according to a report released today by the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, the New York […]

Midnight EST deadline in Baltimore (and still stuff happening in Oakland)

Current events with some of the occupations: The police had given Occupy Baltimore a deadline of midnight to leave park. There are at least 100 people at Baltimore encampment. So, things could get interesting. In Oakland: About 350 demonstrators in morning, police arrested dozens. Evening, 700 demonstrators or more gathered. Police tear gassed. Soem dispersed, […]

Happening now in NYC: Occupy Wall Street march against “Stop and Frisk” policy

Tonight, Friday, 10/21: Gathering at Columbus Circle around midnight for a concert with Pete Seeger; his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger; Arlo Guthrie; and Suzanne Vega. See Live Stream’s below for possible coverage. _____________ Images of march happening (Friday afternoon) in Harlem: Global Revolution Live Stream: here and/or NYC Live Stream: here Update at 2:52pm: Some people […]

Oppression can be subtle: Hang in there for Occupy Wall Street

PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO STOP EVICTION TOMORROW — Be there Friday, October 14th at 6am 1) In NYC: Call 311 and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS. (Long Island and all out of town call 212-NEW-YORK/212-639-9675) 2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the […]

Airport security outrage: Former Miss USA Says TSA Agent ‘Touched My Vagina’

Susie Castillo’s website is: here. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmADZpqhKhQ] (excerpt from) Chicago Tribune Former Miss USA Says TSA Agent ‘Touched My Vagina’

Veteran, third party petitioner, pepper-sprayed and arrested in Maryland

from Richard Winger of  Ballot Access News: Veteran Petitioner Andy Jacobs Arrested for Petitioning Outside Public Library in Maryland January 13th, 2011 Andy Jacobs, a professional petition circulator, has been arrested for collecting signatures in front of a public library in Maryland. He was working on the Green Party’s ballot access petition at the time. […]

Will new, oppressive, airport security measures keep us safer?

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on new TSA measures such as full body scanners (naked scanners) and aggressive pat-downs. The full article is: here. And, below is their excellent explanation of the foolishness of these new measures as a security strategy: It’s the same kind of trade-off TSA implicitly provided when it […]

X-Rays: A naive celebration on Google’s front page graphic

Have you seen the graphic du jour at Google today? It is a whimsical collage of x-ray images, with the note “115th Anniversary of the Discovery of X-rays”. X-rays are one of those scientific inventions which have been used with more celebration, and much less caution, than needed. It is ironic that Google is celebrating […]

Privacy Issue: Pools in Riverhead, etc.

Update, September 9, 2010: The Town decided to end their program of using Google Earth to locate residents’ pools. Story at Newsday: here. Kimberly writes: The Town of Riverhead in Long Island has been using Google Earth to spy on residents and discover if they have pools without permits. There are so many layers of […]