Long Island: Stories of the earthquake reaction (including video)

Today, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 there was an earthquake in Virginia. Though, the shaking was felt up and down the East Coast, including here on Long Island, New York.  The video above has some reactions from people in Smithtown who felt the earth shake. There is also video of musical instruments shaking after the tremors. […]

Anti-War protests: LI local gets covered AND over 100 arrested in DC

Above video: On March 19, 2011, the 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, peace groups on Long Island march for peace in Setauket. the event was initiated by North Country Peace Group, and endorsed by such groups as PeaceSmiths, Inc. and The Green Party of Suffolk. Link to great local coverage at The Three […]

Live feed from Egypt

Link to Al Jazeera video as posted at Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/01/28-0 It has been about 3 hours that the people of Egypt are demonstrating on the street, in violation of the curfew. The video news from Al-Jazeera is reporting that Mubarak has now appointed a new Vice President, Omar Suleiman (also, spelled Omar Soliman) — […]

Blogging vs. Poetry: Sparrow comments

About the video…

Rent Is Too Damn High candidate to run for President

KW writes: Thanks to my IPR community for the tip on this story… From The New York Observer/PolitickerNY: Jimmy McMillan Says He Will Challenge Obama in ’12 (Story with video) By David Freedlander / December 23, 2010 Perhaps the whole country now will hear the baby’s stomach growl. Rent Is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate […]

Eclipse video and photos (was – “Eclipse is now!”)

Update: Video and some photos at Flickr. The sky above Long Island from midnight, with a bright moon to 2:45am, when the moon is hiding! http://www.flickr.com/photos/29795482@N06/sets/72157625518264837/ And, the youtube video from our courtyard in North Babylon: Text of orginial post:

How do full body scanners make women feel?

Kimberly writes: Below is an excellent video to express how women feel when faced with the choice of full body scanners or having to have an aggressive pat down by TSA personnel at airports. I will not fly due to this horrible violation of human rights. Though, I know that my decision lets the human […]

Jimmy McMillan: Viral video count, third party poll, and more…

Kimberly writes: Okay, I am not sure if you should vote for Rent Is Too Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan. Though, you sure have to give him credit! He has gotten his message across. He has launched a message and a slogan that is at three million plus views and counting. As of 5:19pm on […]

Fifth Annual Harry Chapin Tribute 8/9/10

Update after the show: The video of what you missed. (Here is the finale! How many folks on stage do you know???) It’s time for the Fifth Annual Harry Chapin Tribute:at Eisenhower Park Lakeside Theatre Free Summer Entertainment Host Stuart Markus tomorrow Monday August  9 with 18 of Harry Chapin songs! Admission to the concert […]

Pete Seeger speaks out against hydrofracking

Found this interesting. At the official NY State Senate site, there is video of Pete Seeger speaking out against hydrofracking and singing “This Land is Your Land”. And, there is another video of Pete Seeger singing a specific song against hydrofracking (not sure if it is at a rally or at the legislature?). Both videos […]

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 […]

Video and report from a visit to the whale…

Update Friday morning: The whale has died. The Atlanta Journal Constitution and other outlets report that the whale died overnight: story here. (Update/Note Friday evening: There were a few wrong reports out, so the whale was reported to have died too soon. Though, as of a Friday, April 9th at 4:00pm press conference, the whale […]

Superbowl Sunday, The Who on stage: In March, The Who’s “Tommy” on Long Island

Who videos at bottom of post… KW: Hurrah! I am so excited. I do not have a TV. And, I barely care about football. But, I just found out that The Who will be performing at the Superbowl halftime show. Super cool! And, they are supposedly playing a mash-up that includes “Pinball Wizard” and the […]

Steve Earle video: peace and nonviolence

Youtube user Clairedelune is putting up some very powerful videos from the The Poetry Projects’ Annual, New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon. Here is Steve Earle reading a poem about peace. In the next video, Judith  Malina, of Living Theater, reads work from her late husband, Julian Beck…

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