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 […]

How to support Smith Haven Mall demonstrators

To send financial support for Don Zirkel and Susan McKeon-Steinmann, who were arrested at Smith Haven Mall as they tried to bring the community a message of peace: Make check out to: “Long Island Counter Military Recruiting Committee” Note on the check: “legal fund” Send to: South Country Peace Group PO Box 246 Brookhaven, NY […]

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 […]