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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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Sotheby’s, The Scream, and Social Justice: An Occupy/Union Demonstration

Update: Want to hear “The Scream” of The 99%? Video from the Sotheby’s demonstration: here. If you would enjoy wonderful, inspiring, Expressionist paintings, that are part of a community showing, and cost less than $120 million dollars, you could come see “New Works” by Huntington artist Gary Ivan in Greenlawn, Long Island, at ripe art […]

Dark Horizon for Verizon by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

 It was only a matter of time before the “pull down” NAFTA and WTO trade agreements on U.S. wages and jobs would be followed by “pull down” contract demands by U.S. corporations on their unionized workers toward levels of non-unionized laborers. The most recent illustrati … Read More via Dandelion Salad Related articles 

Revitalizing the AFL-CIO by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

When Harry Kelber, the 96 year old relentless labor advocate and editor of The Labor Educator speaks, the leadership of the AFL-CIO should listen. A vigorous champion for the rights of rank-and-file workers vis-à-vis their corporate employers and their labor union leaders, Kelbe … Read More via Dandelion Salad

Wisconsin Would Be The First Domino – We Are All Wisconsinites (via Peace and Justice Online)

The crisis in Wisconsin has the potential to drastically diminish the rights, salaries, and working conditions of Americans throughout the country.  Whether they are public employees, private sector employees, union members, or non-union workers, America’s working families will suffer if the conservative efforts in Wisconsin are successful. Public-sector employees are entitled to collective bargaining rights, […]

Teamsters Local 104 endorse Ariz. Green Party candidate Angel Torres

Angel Torres, the Green Party candidate for State Representative in Legislative District 16, has received the endorsement of the Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 104.  Mr. Torres has worked in the airline industry for 23 years, and has been a member of the Teamsters since August 2004.  He was a leader […]

Labor Committee for Hawkins for Governor (G-NY) is Launched

Labor activists from throughout New York State have started a committee to support the gubernatorial campaign of Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins. Howie Hawkins is a member of Teamsters Local 317 and active in the national Teamster rank-and-file reform caucus, Teamsters for a Democratic Union. Howie presently works unloading trucks and rail cars at UPS. […]

Too-skinny fashion model debate turns to age discussions

It is good to be reflecting on this problem about the battle women have with fitting into our culture’s vision of beauty, and even more concretely, fitting into the “sample size” for models clothes. Hoping the energy behind this is determined and sincere, and that maybe others take up the cause. This article is a […]

A People’s History: A little bit of truth on the ol’ TV

Sent to me by a longtime PeaceSmithie… HOWARD ZINN’S “THE PEOPLE SPEAK”: ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL, DECEMBER 13TH, SUNDAY. NOT TO BE MISSED!  SPREAD THE WORD! from Huffington Post The People Speak: When Television Makes History By Dave Zirin On December 13th, a date I’ve basically had tattooed on my arm like the guy from […]

Joe Bruno’s trial shows overall corruption in Albany

Linked at Elizabeth Benjamin’s “Daily Politics” blog at the same newspaper… (excerpt from) The Daily News Joe Bruno, Albany sleaze: His trial has already convicted Capitol’s squalid doings/ Editorials / 11-14-2009 Whatever its outcome, the trial of former Senate boss Joe Bruno has torn the lid off the cesspool that is Albany. Testimony elicited by […]

“Reject Bloomberg on November 3!”, says ICE teachers union members

KW: I truly see independent and third party politics as a journey to freeing people from the regular, old choices. So, I love voting advice that inspires people, and makes them consider other options. I think that the way a group within the United Federation of Teachers [UFT] union instructs people to vote this year […]

NY State judge blocks mandatory vaccinations!

(excerpt from) The Albany Times Union State judge blocks mandatory vaccinations October 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm by Casey Seiler The temporary restraining order was issued in State Supreme Court in Albany by Judge Thomas McNamara, one of the few people to emerge from the coup crisis looking like a responsible grownup. From the AP:

Fri. Oct 16th: Memorial events for labor activist/musician Julius Margolin

Friday, October 16 at 5 PM in New York City – A one-hour memorial service for Julius Margolin, Local 1199’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 310 W. 43rd Street in Manhattan. One block from Port Authority/42nd Street subway station. Open to all. Includes an open mike for sharing. Friday, October 16 at 8 PM in […]

Sad news…

A message from George Mann of George & Julius: Julius Margolin, 1916-2009 — One Last Cheer… Hello all you beautiful people: I’ve known for some time that I would have to type this message, and I will try to be brief. Our friend Julius Margolin: a child of the Depression; an organizer and member of […]

Nassau County Executive updates and current union issue

Full story at Newsday Watch that union deal for signs of Nassau ‘reform’ by Bill Murphy This article was written in expectation of union contracts which may be finalized today or tomorrow. Though, it also has some review and reflections on Thomas Suozzi’s tenure thus far as Nassau County Executive. (It leaves out the whole […]