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    Green Party Peace Sign Bumper Sticker
    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

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

    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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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Eco-Fashion!
    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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Long Island Coffeehouse: 3/4/2016 PeaceSmiths

Looking for poetry, live music, and/or a Long Island Coffeehouse? PeaceSmiths has held a monthly coffeehouse (October through June) for over thirty years. You can find your favorite performers, an expansive peace activist literature table, and some great networking. PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8pm   The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk […]

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Videos 10/4/13

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse Video Reflections of the inspiring and well-attended, Friday, October 4th Coffeehouse… Music of peace and justice with Harmonic Insurgence with director, Gene Glickman [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSu9U4EbYJ4] Poetry with Amityville local, Lois Walker 

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: First of the season, this Friday, October 4th!

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse Friday, October 4th at 8pm (first of the new season!) Music of peace and justice with Harmonic Insurgence with director, Gene Glickman Poetry with local Amityville poet, Lois Walker Singer/Songwriter Brian Sendrowitz of Beat Radio fame Open Mic: Maybe You? Held at: The First United Methodist […]

Peace networking on Long Island: Fri March 1, 2013

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Long Island, New York Friday, March 1, 2013 8pm to 11pm music with George Mann and Becca Hasselbrook and Open Mic: Maybe You! A great place for meeting up with peace activists, occupiers, environmentalists, and other friends(old and new)! A literature table is available for your fliers, poems, or manifestos. (Ian and I […]

Politics, Poetry, Music: Events this week to heal the world, invigorate the soul, and/or challenge power

There’s so much to do  in the world, I can hardly keep up with sharing the news… So, here are some (somewhat vague) mentions of things happening in the LI/NYC area over the next week that might heal the world and shift the Ch’i:

Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social […]

Artist Reception: Paintings by Gary Ivan at Walt Whitman Birthplace

May 2012 update: “New Work”, Opening Art Reception for Gary Ivan, will be held at ripe art gallery, Greenlawn, Huntington, Long Island, New York on May 5, 2012. Story: here. ____________________________ Update 11/22/2011 – Photos of the 2011 WWBA event at Flickr: here. ____________________________ Art Reception: “Multiple Personalities: The Artwork of Gary Ivan” PLUS music, […]

Harry Chapin tribute events: Huntington 7/16 and East Meadow 7/18

(For Ian Wilder’s memories of Harry Chapin, go: here.) Two free concerts celebrating Harry Chapin: 1. Saturday, July 16th at Heckscher Park in Huntington. 8:30pm start. (This is the correct time for regular concert.) Members of the Chapin family perform. 2. Monday, July 18th at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Nassau County. A Chapinstock of local […]

Tribute to Morty Greenhouse 1922-2011

(Video of a song tribute below.) Message from the Greenhouse family: Dear Friend, We are inviting friends, colleagues and relatives of Mortimer Greenhouse to a combined tribute and celebration of his life on Saturday, June 18. The celebration will include remembrances, tributes and folksinging.

5/6/11 Coffeehouse: Music and a creative LGBTIQ presentation (via PeaceSmiths)

PeaceSmiths May Coffeehouse Friday, May 6th 8pm First up: Music with Drivin’ Wheel  (Sonny Meadows, Bob Westcott, Robert Langley) Second set: Hermaphrodites with Attitude present “Out Full Monty” Cynthya BrianKate and John Schindler (Un)cover LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) Issues* Third set: Open Mic, maybe you! The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is held at: The […]

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Photos and quick report

Hope you were there. If you missed it, come by on Friday, May 6th! Photos and report at the PeaceSmiths website: www.peacesmiths.org (Includes photos of: Maxwell Wheat, Jerry Ahern, Richard Barnhart, and Maxine McKenzie-Materowski.)

Unique Valentine’s Event on Long Island

Green Earth Cafe des Artistes presents Candlelight dinner, music, and a film Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Screening of the 2009 HBO film Grey Gardens Broadway music performed by pianist A.F. Wargo Premier of Kristofer Ambrose’s Little Edie “Mother Companion” song Legendary animator/artist, Don Duga unveils his Heart Mandala art Famed paparazzo, […]

Something beautiful for Valentine’s Day

Do you still need a special gift for a special someone for Valentine’s Day? There is a store on your way out east on Long Island, that Ian and I always love to visit. Whenever I go in, I see all the jewelry sparkling, the scarves, and many-colored textiles, and I just want to take […]

Winter getting you down? Think Groundhogs, music, and gathering for fun

2012: For Groundhog Week activities for 2012 (including Malverne Mel, PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse, and more) see our new onthewilderside post: here. 2011: Phil says “Early Spring!” The answer from other ground hogs, is at onthewilderside: here. A Long Island, post-ground hog event: The dreariness of winter and all this snow is making me feel kinda low. […]