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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.
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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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6/29/13 Riverhead Restoration Celebration & Paper Boat Race Pics & Vid

6/29/13 Riverhead Restoration Celebration & Paper Boat Race Pictures & Video

Human Color poetry anthology call-out

The Human Color is calling on you to speak out and submit your poetry to its first edition of Heritage, a poetry anthology about issues of race, identity, culture, and humanity.

SALT book: Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities

Carolina Academic Press is about to publish VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LAW TEACHING: A CRITICAL READER, a collaboration between SALT and Golden Gate University School of Law.  Publication is anticipated in mid-March. The essays included in this volume began as presentations at the March 19–20, 2010, “Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities” teaching conference organized and hosted […]

Foreclosure by Race and Ethnicity: Demographics of a Man-Made Disaster

Among the report’s findings: An estimated 2.5 million foreclosures were completed from 2007 – 2009 and an estimated 5.7 additional ones are imminent. (Independent estimates have suggested that up to 13 million homes will be lost through 2014.) On completed foreclosures, most on mortgages made between 2005 and 2008, we estimate that 56% involved a […]

Help for Wyandanch School District

Newsday reports: “Wyandanch’s board president says the system should close and send its 1,900 students to other districts nearby.” KW writes: I know that school district issues are complicated. School districts are not just bureaucracies, they are also quasi-governmental entities. Still, I think the bottom line of the current problem with the Wyandanch Schools is […]

Is NY State Government post-racial? Viral video shows we are not…

KW: During a Finance Committee meeting with the appointment of an African-American man onto a board, some NY State Senators became hot over racial issues. Evidently this has struck a note, because the video of this incident has gone viral (for a political video.) Here are the stats from the official youtube site where NY […]

The truth about Eli Mystal and illegal immigrants

KW: The story of then-Legislator Elie Mystal saying an outrageous remark about immigrants, and the response to that remark, demonstrates some stark realities about the difficulties of community organizing, public communications, and keeping relationships among activists. The story below, by Elie Mystal’s son, inspires me, by confronting two awkward situations: former Legislator Elie Mystal, a […]

What happens when a white guy with no i.d. is found wandering in a minority neighborhood?

He is taken back to his hotel. What happens when a African-American in his own home shows ID to police officer in a white neighborhood? He is taken away in handcuffs. In case you didn’t catch the story, Bob Dylan was confronted by police in Long Branch, NJ when a homeowner called police because an […]

Two Supreme Court Decisions: Minority districts AND independent candidates (via Nader)

(excerpt from) The Boston Globe/AP Story Court refuses to expand minority voting rights March 9, 2009 Story 1: Limits protection of Voting Rights Act WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that electoral districts must have a majority of African-Americans or other minorities to be protected by a provision of the Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision, […]

Reflections on Reverend Lowery and embracing what is right…

On inauguration day, I happened to be off work, and I decided to live blog. I created a dozen or so posts on everything from political fashion (a new interest of mine), to a tree on the white house lawn, to the speeches and prayers being said. I was shocked when one of my short […]

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 […]

Positive movement in Suffolk to address hate crime

See Newsday article at bottom… It appears that some politicians in Suffolk County are starting to get the message that they have to change their positions, be on guard against hate crime, and also become part of the solution. I am guessing that the reasons include: personal epiphanies after the death of Marcelo Lucero, the […]

Newsday Ad AND Action Center for Justice for Marcelo Lucero

There is an advertisement in Newsday today reflecting on the loss of Marcelo Lucero, and putting forward solutions. The ad was created and paid for by Long Island Wins. The message was signed onto by many groups, including “The Green Party of New York State” and “The Babylon Green Party”. A copy of the ad […]

Congress Candidate Malik Rahim honored for fighting racial injustice

Malik Rahim is a community organizer, environmental activist, and former member of the Black Panther Party who is running for Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana. Election day is December 6th, 2008, so people around the country interested in environmental peace and justice have a unique opportunity to focus on this race and elect someone to […]