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 […]

The PeaceSmiths archives on Lunch with Bill

PeaceSmiths, Inc. — an organization that Ian and I have supported over the years — has a wonderful, inspiring, historical, and mostly untapped archive. There are audio tapes, video tapes, protest posters, hand drawn fliers, and notes on organizing, going back to the 1970’s. Many of the items were collected by Katharine Smith and/or Susan […]

Memorial Day reflections…

Thoughts about Memorial Day, peace, and cemeteries to honor the dead.

Shout Out to Billy McNulty (and BAE demo)

Boy, do I feel guilty. One of our favorite, progressive activist friends, Bill McNulty, gave our blog a shout-out on his radio show. And, the post I had on the front page was about a garage sale we have stuff at. Eek! Well, here are some of the  important things that we usually write about, […]

Video: PeaceSmiths/World March for Peace event


Lori Berenson: Still a political prisoner, having a baby.

May 25, 2010 Update: Lori Berenson granted parole!

PeaceSmiths Super-Duper, Fundraiser-Coffeehouse Double Event 12/5/08 6pm

Potluck Dinner starts at 6pm PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse starts at 8pm $20. donation for dinner and coffeehouse ($15. in advance) $7. donation for just the coffeehouse Friday, December 5, 2008 with a tribute to Susan June Blake (June 18, 1953-Oct. 2, 2007) With music by… Walter Sargent Suzanne Ernst Blacklisted & The Banned Jeff Curtis David […]

Today: What is a Community Organizer? 10/1/08

[youtube=] On Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Gathering at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will host a special guest speaker veteran activist Marge Harrison on Community Organizing. The evening will also include information and literature for Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney. The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, […]

Save the date: Sat. Sept. 27th – PeaceSmiths Garden Party

Please save the date. For details, or to be on the list for updates, write to peacesmiths at yahoo dot com, or leave a message on the hotline (631) 798-0778. Also, check out the PeaceSmiths, Inc. web-site with art, history, photos of the archives, and updates on the Garden Party: PeaceSmiths, Inc. is a […]

Susan June Blake: Predictions on Iran (Oct. 2007)

It has great meaning for me that I had a dream about my friend and colleague Susan Blake last night. And, when I woke up, the first news of the day was UFPJ urging us to stop a war with Iran. I have archival video of Susan at the Long Island Peace Summit in October […]

The Treasures From The PeaceSmiths Archives

From Kimberly: The Wilderside and PeaceSmiths are two very separate entities. Though, I am currently working on both. And, I really, really want to share the fun things I have been doing at the PeaceSmiths, Inc. web-site. Since Susan Blake passed away in October, I have been sifting through the archives with teams of PeaceSmiths […]

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse – Heather Lev/Steve Schmidt 1/4/08

PeaceSmiths Hotline: (631) 798-0778 Peace Smiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse with Singer/Songwriter Heather Lev and poet Steve Schmidt (aka Zetschka). Friday, January 4, 2008 at 8:00 pm First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rt. 110 (southmost end near Merrick Rd./Montauk Highway) in Amityville. $7 donation less if necessary, more if possible This […]

PeaceSmiths: Photos from 12/7/2007

Last night’s PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse was “Dedicated to Susan Blake.” Performers included: Richard Barnhardt, Katherine Congdon, and Andy Greenhouse. Dozens of other friends and performers took the stage to share their reflections on the life and work of Susan Blake. There are photos and a slideshow on the new, PeaceSmiths “My Space” web-page –

Love Song for Susan Blake: A Life Celebration

Save the date: PeaceSmiths invites you to: Love Song for Susan Blake: A Life Celebration Sunday, January 20th at 2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock The program will include poetry, music and words of reflection about the life and work of Susan June Blake (June 18, 1953-October 2, 2007). Program plans are […]