Long Islanders Occupy Black Friday: November 25, 2011 at Smith Haven Mall

Thanksgiving 2012 Update: Black Friday Nov 23, 2012 Long Island peace, justice, and occupy groups demonstrate in front of Walmart on Middle Country Road in Centereach (near Smith Haven Mall) More info: here. _______________________ Update:Photos from Occupy Black Friday 2011 on Long Island at Flickr: here. _________________________ Occupy Black Friday Friday, November 25, 2011 12:00 […]

A beautiful action to lobby against war

October 7, 2010 marked the 9th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. Local activist Charlotte Koons came up with her own, creative way, to express her misgivings about war with the beautiful and powerful action described below. (If you would like to say no to war, you can join Long Island peace groups who will […]

Say no to war: Smith Haven Mall, Long Island on Sat. October 9th

Veterans for Peace Long Island and other Long Island peace groups are organizing a demonstration to be held at the Smith Haven Mall, on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Troops Out of Afghanistan NOW! 9th Anniversary Remembrance Saturday, October 9 2:00-4:00 PM at the Smith Haven Mall Middle Country Road entrance (meet on the sidewalk along […]

Demo against War in Afghanistan: Smith Haven Mall on Sat 2/13/2010

986 This is the number of Americans killed so far in Afghanistan in a war that began on October 7, 2001. There are an untold number of civilian deaths. The Suffolk Peace Network will be standing in protest of the U.S. occupation of  Afghanistan on Saturday, February 13 at 1:00 PM at the entrance to the […]

Shut down the “Army Arcade” – a way to glamorize the army to young people

There will be a demonstration on Saturday, May 2nd at the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia, PA, to express community outrage about the Army Experience Center, an arcade for young people which includes bloody video games and gun play with life-like targets. A group of Long Island peace activists will attend.

Anti-War Mall Tour Successful Today

Ian and I went for part of the standing on the sidewalk part of the Anti-War Mall Tour. I believe that some people were going to go inside wearing their t-shirts afterward. We don’t have any reports on that, yet. Don Zirkel — who was famously arrested for wearing the 4,000 soldiers dead/one million Iraqis […]

Activists want right to protest in Long Island malls — Newsday.com

Activists want right to protest in Long Island malls — Newsday.com Posted using ShareThis

Photos from Long Island Anti-War Mall Tour: Walt Whitman Mall

Next stops on the tour: Sat. July 26th at Roosevelt Field; Sat. August 23 at South Shore Mall in Bay Shore; September – Smith Haven Mall, date and time TBA. For more information contact Janet at 631-424-4647 or workforpeace at optonline dot net. Ian and I were not able to attend this stop of the […]

Mall Tour for Peace/Next Stop: Sat. June 28th Walt Whitman Mall

Announcing the Summer 2008 Stop the War Long Island Mall Tour featuring the 4000 Troops 1 million Iraqis DEAD. ENOUGH! T-shirt On Easter Sunday, March 23, the US casualty count in Iraq reached 4000 dead. On Saturday March 29 we went to Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove to stand for peace. Two people were […]

Long Island activist Don Zirkel makes the NY Times

Video of Don Zirkel from wilderside media here. – At 80, Protesting a War, and Winning Fame By ROBIN FINN Published: June 1, 2008 SOUNDS peculiar, but Don Zirkel, 80, has fond memories of the two hours he spent handcuffed to the wall of a holding pen in Central Islip. Mr. Zirkel ended up there […]

News and Video: Susan McKeon “dismissed in interest of justice”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5jIyUW0bcQ] Just returned from First District Court. Susan McKeon was to be arraigned for having been at the Smith Haven Mall, reading the names of the soldiers who died in the Iraq War. It was part of a 4,000 soldier peace demonstration which Long Island groups such as Suffolk Peace Network and PeaceSmiths participated in. […]

Thursday, May 22nd: 8:30am and 2pm – court support for peace activists

Changing this situation is of a higher moral order than a pleasant shopping environment. – Susan McKeon Steinmann (pictured below, on right in green print top) Message from Susan McKeon to Wilderside readers is here. K: It is my understanding that Don Zirkel, the 80 year old deacon who was arrested for wearing an anti-war […]

Sat. May 3rd: Long Island Peace Demonstration

Update, evening of 5/3/2008: Demonstration a success. Good turnout. A story should appear on the repeating news segments on News12 (Cable tv in Long Island) this evening. ** ACTION ALERT *** 4,040 American Soldiers Have Now Died In Iraq We were at Smith Haven Mall just three weeks ago when the American casualty count reached […]

Update on Smith Haven Mall action: Letter from woman arrested

Click here for info on how to send financial support to the two demonstrators facing charges. The Wilderside editors were proud to be at the Smith Haven Mall “4,000 Soldiers/One million Iraqis” peace demonstration. We were on the “sidewalk team” and did not go into the mall. Though, we support our colleagues who are facing […]