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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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Immigration Story: Fashionable, Irish immigrant vs. Guatemalan cook

KW: This story seems so unreal. It is like a comedy of manners to expose the classism and racism that underlies the immigration debate in the United States. Pay attention to the rich people’s privilege and indifference. See if you can notice the two Hispanic people treated unfairly in this story (maybe you will notice, […]

Shocking: Contrary to claims, Suffolk police ask crime victims if they are immigrants!

from Long Island Wins Suffolk Police ask crime victims if they are immigrants By Patrick Young, Esq. / CARECEN Program Director / February 3, 2009 Reid Epstein of Newsday reports that, in spite of claims to the contrary by [Suffolk County Executive] Steve Levy, Suffolk police do ask crime victims if they are immigrants. How […]

Federal government opens hate crime inquiry in Suffolk, Long Island

As always, look for excellent and detailed coverage of immigration issues at: www.longislandwins.com (excerpt from) Newsday Feds probe handling of hate crimes Inquiry focuses on whether police in Suffolk have properly investigated and prosecuted crimes against Latinos By Bart Jones 1:28 PM EST, January 12, 2009 Three federal agencies have formally opened a joint investigation […]

Lesson in issue work: Hate Crime Circus

KW: With the murder of Marcelo Lucero, a man from Ecuador, in Patchogue, there are many activists and groups– including non-profits, religious groups and elected officials on every side of the political spectrum–who want to use this tragedy as a teachable moment. It is very difficult sometimes to sort out people’s intent. And, we must […]

2007 hate crime in Patchogue, that police failed to report

(excerpt from) Long Island WINS: 2007 victim of anti-Latino attack sheds light on Levy hate crime stats By Patrick Young CARECEN November 27, 2008 9:53 AM Last year there was one anti-Latino bias crime in Suffolk County, according to Steve Levy, and it wasn’t the attack on Luis Pina Tigre. [Yet…] In September 2007 Tigre […]

West Virginia artist creates tribute to Marcelo Lucero

I am leaving this post up for Thanksgiving. Even though it is sad, it is art which reflects on our humanity and makes me feel spiritually refreshed. I am also thankful for the life of Marcelo Lucero, and for the compassion and talent that inspired an artist from far away to create this beautiful potrait.-KW […]

Report back from Hempstead march and vigil against hate

KW: Tonight, Saturday, November 22nd, there was a march, rally and vigil in Hempstead to commemorate the life of Marcelo Lucero and to call for an end to hate. Ian and I attended the first part, the march from the bus stop to Town Hall. (We had a memorial event we needed to attend, as […]

Updates on Lucero murder: Attackers face more charges/Billy O’Reilly defends Steve Levy

If you would like the latest updates and commentary on the murder of Marcelo Lucero and information on vigils and rallies, please consider checking in at www.longislandwins.com. It is difficult for us to keep up with the folks over there, and they are well-studied on the surrounding issues. Below are links to two important updates […]

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, […]

The truth about Patchogue schools and Hispanic students

KW: I had the article below saved in my papers about school districts who do not do right by students. I found it incredibly interesting based on the recent hate crime in Patchogue, and my perception about the attitudes of Superintendent Michael Mostow as expressed at the Division of Human Rights/Mayor’s community meeting last Thursday.

Suffolk County: Under-reporting hate crimes?

(excerpt from) Newsday.com Defining a hate crime by REID J. EPSTEIN 10:45 PM EST, November 16, 2008 When vandals sprayed a block of cars in Mastic with racist graffiti last week, Suffolk County police didn’t consider it a hate crime. But when anti-Semitic symbols were painted onto cars in Jericho in late October, Nassau County […]

Tues. Sept 16th: Immigration Policy Day at Suffolk Legislature

Building an Island of Opportunity: Long Islanders Take Action on “Immigration Policy Day”