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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.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

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    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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Hofstra debate: more sightings

[For fuller comments on the Governor Debate, see onthewilderside eyewitness account: here.] They are asking everyone to take their seats they can fill in the empty seats from the reserve. There was spottings of former Nassau County executive Tom Souzzi, Suffolk Leg john Cooper, Nassau DA Kathleen rice, and the Suffolk Conservative Party chair. Suffolk […]

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 […]

Nassau County: Suozzi concedes to Mangano

(excerpt from) Nassau News Live Suozzi Concedes Election to Republican Challenger Written by Timothy Robertson Nearly a month after Election Day, incumbent Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi conceded the election Tuesday to his Republican challenger, Nassau Legislator Edward Mangano.

Update: Mangano/Suozzi recount in Nassau

Update, Dec 1st: Suozzi concedes to Mangano. Democrat incumbent defeated by challenger. Story: here. _______________________________________________________________________ Thanks to the Times Union, New York state political blog, for the link. (Excerpt from) The New York Times Vote Recount in Nassau Approaches Completion By Angela Macropoulos / November 29, 2009 MINEOLA, N.Y. — Nearly three weeks after Election […]

Nassau County, LI: Republican challenger Mangano leads Democratic Party incumbent Suozzi

November 29th update: As per The New York Times: As of Wednesday [November 25], with all but a handful of the ballots counted, Mr. Suozzi trailed by 217 votes November 17th Update: As per this story at Long Island Press: “Mangano took the lead last week by 497 votes following a re-canvassing of voting machines. […]

Tensions between Gov Paterson and AG Cuomo over Jay Jacobs pick

(excerpt from) NY Daily News Attorney General Cuomo steaming over Gov. Paterson’s state Dem pick by Elizabeth Benjamin Tensions between Gov. Paterson and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo have reached frosty new levels with the recent pick of a state Democratic boss. Paterson tapped Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs to replace June O’Neill, a veteran […]

Bad news: Selling out the commons…brainwashing us with corporations

KW: Evidently, Suffolk County will be selling naming rights of parks to corporations. I think it’s a stupid idea. (See Newsday story: here.) Parks should be named by landmarks, geography, or people from local history. In that way, we create a web of community and belonging. And, in addition, everyone’s navigation is aided by the […]

Nassau County Executive updates and current union issue

Full story at Newsday Watch that union deal for signs of Nassau ‘reform’ by Bill Murphy This article was written in expectation of union contracts which may be finalized today or tomorrow. Though, it also has some review and reflections on Thomas Suozzi’s tenure thus far as Nassau County Executive. (It leaves out the whole […]

Justice prevails: DWI Wall of shame will only show people actually convicted

The Nassau County government, in Long Island, tried an experiment they claimed was to reduce the incidence of drunk driving. They created a “Wall of Shame”, so that as people were stopped and arrested for drunk driving, the photos of those people were posted on line, and the county also encouraged media outlets to post […]

Nassau County DWI Wall of Shame: Judge rules politicians unfair

[Update 11/24/2008: Last I recall hearing, Nassau County gave up on the idea of posting everyone stopped (before they were convicted), and now only posts photos after people are convicted. This solves the “innocent until proven guilty” problem and addresses a lot of the concerns.-KW] Judge rules that a woman’s name should be taken down […]

Letter to politicians about veterans arrested at Hofstra Debate

(CNN coverage with video and photos is here.) Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters, Veterans For Peace Long Island is sending the attached letter to Congresswoman McCarthy (Hofstra is in her district), both NY Senators, both Presidential Candidates, the Commissioner of Nassau Police, etc. expressing our outrage at the action of Nassau County Police on October […]