Colia Clark Wins Green Party NY Nomination for US Senate

Colia Clark won the unanimous vote of the Green Party State Committee to run for US Senate at a meeting held in Manhattan. Clark, a long time civil rights, peace and women activist

WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade

Dear Reader: Did you know that Wikileaks was still in trouble? Not sure I realized how badly. I also did not realize that the banks and credit card companies were still wrongly blocking donations. See how to defy their blockade below. – KW (excerpt from) Guardian UK WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade Esther […]

NATO airstrike kills members of Moamar Ghadafi’s family

KW writes: I do not believe in bombing, air strikes, or war as an answer. It is very sad that our country was part of the murder of young children. (excerpt from) NDTV.com NATO strike kills Gaddafi’s son but leader escapes Associated Press, Updated: May 01, 2011 08:06 IST Tripoli:  Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi escaped […]

Shut down the government (please) PLUS a more technical article…

Kimberly says: To the government and media: Shut up and shut the darned thing down. Aware citizens have been thinking of some excellent consequences of a government shutdown – it would stop the wars in Afrghanistan and Iraq, it would stop the ability for the US to continue to use unmanned drones to kill people […]

Obama’s SOTU Speech Last Night…

For the full text of Obama’s 1/26/2011 SOTU speech, go to alternet: here. Kimberly writes: There were many ironies, horrors, and hypocrisies in President Obama’s speech last night. He said stuff that appalled me about: the economy; war; “clean” coal (ha! ha!); nuclear energy; and his ridiculous, right-wing approach to failing schools. He sometimes sounded […]

To Obama: Pete Seeger’s “Bring ’em Home” video

Earn the Peace Prize or send it back!  Bring’em home from Iraq, Afganistan and Pakistan.  Close the THOUSAND useless military bases we have around the world. Bring’em Home!  

AWOL Soldier Fights for His Right to Heal

The headline is from Iraq Veterans Against The War, who are supporting Jeff Hanks, who turned himself in today, after having gone AWOL because he wanted treatment for anxiety, and was instead getting re-deployed to Iraq. There is commentary and a news story at The Hill.

A poem for the fourth

4th of July in a Time of War I want to like the fireworks. Though, they keep reminding me of the bombs. I remember when my mother dressed me up as Betsy Ross, in a frilly and striped, flag colored dress, and pulled me down the street in a little red wagon. I loved waving […]

Anti-war demonstrator celebrates Halloween outside White House

KW: While most of us made merry, one brave soul was observed by a reporter, outside the White House, carrying a message to stop the wars. (Wonder if we will find out who it was? Sounds like a Code Pink person.) (excerpt from) The Washington Post Obamas give out treats, fruit to White House trick-or-treaters […]

Eloquent shoe-thrower, Al-Zeidi, to be released early!

As journalist and Iraqi citizen Muntadhar al-Zeidi threw his shoe towards President Bush, standing at a podium in Iraq, Muntadhar said, “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” (excerpt from) The LA Times Iraqi shoe thrower to be released early The lawyer for Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who became a […]

Seven hundred and sixty four American service members have died in Afghanistan…

More than seven hundred American service members have died in the war in Afghanistan. There is a list in the NY Times, published August 7, 2009. The NY Times writes, “The Department of Defense has identified 764 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed […]

Who is our country killing this week?…Pakistan and Afghanistan

KW: We need more calls for peace. We need a peace president. We need for people to wake up to the fact that our country is now using the military to kill the wives of people we suspect are guilty and our country is also killing children in a callous and haphazard way that is […]

Troops’ Absentee Ballots Are Not Always Counted

On Memorial Day, this is a good example to me of hypocrisy. Many people in government say “support our troops” in order to promote war. But, when it comes to genuinely helping our troops and our veterans, they do not do enough. What an outrage that a citizen could be sent overseas to fight “for […]

“Army Arcade” demo: 7 arrested, including Elaine Brower

Check back at wilderside for more updates and action. Someone posted photos of the event on Flickr and NY’s own Mac Bica and Walter G were there and pictured! ( Just found the press release posted as well at Common Dreams. Also, for more information, the group focusing on this work is here: www.shutdowntheaec.net ) […]

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