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 […]

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 […]

Port Jefferson Vigil in Opposition to Arizona’s SB 1070 7/31/10

Photos of rally: here To show opposition to Arizona’s harsh immigration law, SB 1070, Long Island residents will gather for an interfaith vigil in front of the Port Jefferson town hall. Come to the rally and let the public know how laws like this undermine our basic American values. WHAT: Long Island Faith Community Solidarity […]

In NY State (including a dozen in Suffolk): Schools put up illegal barriers to educate immigrant students

See video below about where parents can go for help asserting rights at school. NYCLU Analysis: 1 in 5 New York State School Districts Puts Up Illegal Barriers for Immigrant Children July 23, 2010 — The New York Civil Liberties Union today released findings that the school registration requirements in at least 20 percent of […]