Yoko Ono gets serious (and silly) about fracking

Fracking stuff: (See video of Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Jimmy Fallon singing about fracking at the readmore…) Do you know what fracking is? It is a method of pumping water and chemicals underground, and then drilling horizontally in shale formations for natural gas. Fracking has been linked to earthquakes happening in areas near to, […]

More Than A Number: Concerned educators gather to examine standardized testing and teacher evaluations

At LIU Post, educators and community members gathered to discuss the negative impacts of the new scheme in New York to use students’ test scores directly in teacher evaluations. Previously in New York, there was a law forbidding this from happening. Though, political energy from Governor Cuomo and NY State Board of Regents Chancellor Tisch […]

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 […]

In NY: Democratic Party Governor defies public, will stand with Republicans to oppose millionaire’s tax

Update on 10/19/2011: While one organization tried to honor Andrew Cuomo, Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside. An attendee, feminist author Naomi Wolf, realized their point, and she was arrested for standing on the sidewalk to draw attention to Cuomo’s objection to the millionaire’s tax. Great video! She was arrested in her fancy dress for […]

While you were partying: Governor Cuomo sworn in

Hope you are having a great holiday season. Though, realize that the wheels of power are still turning. This evening, Governor Cuomo held a private swearing-in ceremony. His term starts officially on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:01am. (And, please keep an eye on his education policies, and who he appoints to the NY State […]

Want real change?: Third party options in the November 2010 Elections

Where to find third party, independent, and even write-in choices for the 2010 Elections:     For all US voters – A website which lists all statewide, Senate, and House of Reps candidates organized by state: Politics1.com For all US voters – A website with other voter information, including a searchable database: VoteSmart.org For all […]

Eight candidates file petitions for 2010 NY Governor’s race

In New York state, a third party without automatic ballot status is actually an independent political body. The deadline to file independent nominating petitions for statewide office for the 2010 elections in New York was today. You can find a link to the official count: here. As of Tuesday, August 17th at 6:40pm, the NYS […]

Anti hydro-fracking activists speak out against Andrew Cuomo

(excerpt from) IthacaJournal.com Fracking foes target Cuomo visit Gubernatorial candidate to campaign in Ithaca, Montour Falls Thursday by Stacey Shackford / August 16, 2010, 6:20 pm via Daily Politics Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to visit Tompkins County on Thursday as part of a statewide tour to support his campaign for governor. The Democrat […]

Charles Barron files for third party NY Governor run

Tomorrow, TODAY! Tuesday, August 17, 2010 is the last day for statewide candidates to file for the 2010 elections in New York. Petitions are expected in Albany from Warren Redlich (the Libertarian candidate whose campaign says they have more than enough signatures), Howie Hawkins (the Green Party candidate), their respective slates, and other candidates. Newly […]

Libertarian Sam Sloan files for Governor of NY

Until August 17, 2010 (Tuesday), statewide candidates running as independents, or on the lines of some third parties, can file their independent nominating petitions in Albany. At the NY State Board of Elections web-site, you can watch the petitions come in. Link for the constantly updated list is: here. As reported previously at Independent Political […]

What will your Governor ballot look like in November?

To check for yourself at the NY State Board of Elections web-site, follow this link to a report: Report on Independent Nominating Petitions Filed (ie: independent and some third party candidates.) Onthewilderside will provide extensive information on who is on the ballot in the 2010 November elections in New York State. In previous years, offering […]

Working Families Party Considers Wooing Alec Baldwin

The Working Families Party is worried that a federal probe into their finances might keep Andrew Cuomo from accepting their ballot line. So, the WFP is considering replacement candidates, such as Alec Baldwin. In order for a party to retain its ballot access under NY law, the party must receive 50,000 votes for Governor.

Levy switches to Republican. Yawn!

IW:  Kimberly thinks I need to write something about this.  No news article link posted here because it’s not really news. I knew Steve  Levy would be at home in either corporate party since he first ran for Suffolk County Executive.  That’s why we tried to run John Keenan on the Green Party line.  John […]

First Wilderside LI Political Prediction for 2010: Suozzi, Cuomo, and King

Tom Suozzi hedges his bets:  AG or Congressman? Suozzi said that he would not rule out politics, but that it would be the state or federal next time.  Suozzi sits on his million-dollar bank account the beginning of this year to see what move AG Andrew Cuomo makes. If Cuomo seeks to primary David Paterson […]

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