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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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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    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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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

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Dr. Jill Stein explains the recount on The View

Great interview with the Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein explaining the hows and whys of the recount effort.

Disappointed with Whoopi Goldberg at the end ambushing Stein with the falsity that she has done nothing over the last 4 years and not letting Stein have time to respond to explain Stein’s activism in the last 4 years and the media blackout up through the election, including from the The View.

We need to keep Whoopi  Goldberg to her word and make sure that Stein is allowed back on The View to update them on what Stein has been doing.

Suffolk Green Party Endorses Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2016

Green Party of SuffolkThe Suffolk County Green Party continues its support of Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR).  TDOR is a worldwide event held every November to raise awareness about discrimination, violence, and murder directed against transgender (living as or expressing a gender other than the one expected at birth), intersex (biologically in-between or outside male and female), and gender-nonconforming (acting in any way contrary to gender stereotypes) people, to commemorate the lives of transgender, intersex and gender-nonconforming people around the world who’ve been killed due to this kind of discrimination and violence within the past year, making a more safe, understanding and accepting world.

The Green Party believes in supporting the safety, dignity and equality of all people, regardless of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  Our diversity platform includes LGBTIQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual, and those not identified with any of these letters) people.  We oppose discrimination and violence, including any directed against a person’s expressed or perceived gender or sexuality.  In keeping with our Pillars of social/economic justice, grassroots democracy, ecological wisdom and and peace/nonviolence, the Green Party of Suffolk supports Transgender Day Of Remembrance, both as an event and in its local observances. For general information about Transgender Day Of Remembrance, please visit tdor.info.

2016 Long Island TDOR events include:

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2016 NY Presidential Ballot: It’s your vote!

11/08/2010: Sign at Suffolk County BOE

11/08/2010: Sign at Suffolk County BOE

Presidential Ballot update: The Presidential Election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. This is the general election for President of the United States and for U. S. Senator from New York. In New York State all polls OPEN at 6 am and CLOSE at 9 pm.

You can find a list of candidates for President of the United States who will be on the ballot in New York BELOW and at the New York State Board of Elections website: here.

Candidates for President of the U.S.
listed on the New York State Presidential Ballot

Jill Stein – Green Party 
Gary Johnson – Libertarian Party
-(Gary Johnson also has the “Independence Party” line in New York)
Donald Trump – Republican Party
-(Donald Trump also has the “Conservative Party” line in New York)
Hillary Clinton – Democratic Party 
-(Hillary Clinton also has the “Working Families Party” and “Women’s Equality” line in New York.)

 In New York, there are also candidates who are pre-approved as write-in candidates. They are listed BELOW and at the New York State BOE website: here.

Official Write-in candidates for President:

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Reading of The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe

Kimberly and Ian Wilder read the poem The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe. We recorded this dual reading after performing it at the Riverhead Library Writer’s Cove Poe reading at Vines & Hops on 10/30/16 as part of the Riverhead Halloween celebration.

EA Poe reading 10/30/16 in Riverhead

Edgar Allen Poe reading in Riverhead 10/30/16Kimberly and Ian Wilder will be reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm at Vines & Hops, 127 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901.

Other local writers who are part of the Riverhead Free Library Writers’ Cove will also be reading the short stories and poetry of Poe as part of the weekend Halloween celebration.

Why come out to hear Poe’s work?

From  “Edgar Allan Poe” by George Bernard Shaw in The Nation (London, UK), vol. 4, no. 6, January 16, 1909, pp. 601-602:  Read more »

Westcott & Dud Music, Friday 11/4/16 PeaceSmiths

Bob Westcott at Peacesmiths CoffeehousePeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse
Friday, November 4, 2016
at 8pm

The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse presents…

Open Time, we got a time at the end for you, if you got a song or a poem, some jokes or hurrahs.

The coffeehouse is located at the First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway (The “last church on the left” going south on Rte 110), Amityville, New York 11701.

$7 at door

We will also be collecting non perishable vegan food for L.I. Food Not Bombs .Cans of vegetables, canned fruit, or bags of rice are good.   Read more »

Annual Green Party of Suffolk Meeting 11/12/16

Green Party of SuffolkThe Green Party of Suffolk will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, November 12th, from . The location will be a private residence, located at 40A Tremont Avenue, Patchogue, New York.  All registered Greens are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information about the Green Party, please contact Green Party of Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at 631-925-6104 or info@gpsuffolk.org.

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Bob Dylan Wilderside posts

Bob Dylan, the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Literature has of course popped up in several ontheWilderside posts. It  should be expected that we are Bob Dylan fans since one of the goals of this site is to support poetry and folk music.  Our favorite Dylan post is from 10/24/2014:



BOB DYLAN ALLEN GINSBERG from The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg by Jerry Aronson

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Southampton Justice candidate Andrea Schiavoni and Criminal Justice

Green Party of Suffolk Update on Green Party Judge candidates and views on Criminal Justice



The Green Party of New York State has a ban on the policy of endorsing Democratic and Republican candidates, because those parties do not agree with the Green Party’s worldwide Four Pillars of Social and Economic Justice; Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Wisdom, and Nonviolence/Peace.

Andrea H. Schiavoni, a Democrat running for Southampton Town Justice, has taken advantage of New York State Election law by placing herself on the Green Party line. New York State election does not require Schiavoni to inform Southampton Green Party members who signed her petitions that the candidate is not in their party or endorsed by their party.

When deciding to vote for Schiavoni in Southampton on the Green Party line, it is a good idea to share the national Green Party’s three goals in the area of criminal justice, which are to:

  • reduce the prison population;
  • invest in rehabilitation: and
  • end the failed war on drugs. Read more »

Toxic Rust Tide spreads in Eastern Long Island

Toxic rust tide spreads across Peconic estuary. Associated with: climate change; high nitrogen levels; runoff. Globe

(excerpt from)
Riverhead Local

Toxic rust tide spreads across entire Peconic estuary, could be lethal
to estuary’s fish, marine life

Riverhead Local /
by Katie Blasl/ Aug 23, 2016

A dangerous algal bloom has spread across the Peconic Bay and all of its waterways at densities that have not been seen since 2012, when a similar bloom triggered a large die-off of scallops.
Rust tide has spread from East Hampton to Riverhead waterways over the past week, posing a threat to marine life in the Peconic, according to the Gobler Laboratory at Stony Brook University.
Rust tide algae, known as Cochlodinium, is more toxic and more dangerous to marine life than the red tide algae that triggered the historic bunker fish and turtle kills last summer…

“When we have extended summer heat as we have seen this summer, a heavy rust tide often follows,” he said.
He [Christopher Gobler, director of the Gobler Laboratory] added that his lab has identified climate change as a major factor in the frequency of harmful algal blooms in local waterways…

High levels of nitrogen in local waterways is a “second, equally important driving factor,” Gobler says…

More at Riverhead Local: here.

Voting for Hillary Clinton? Please read these thoughts from a Jill Stein supporter

Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, and The Green Party…how to make peace, or at least progressive harmony.

Message from a Jill Stein supporter to
reluctant Hillary Clinton supporters

Kimberly Wilder deliberates over Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein

Let’s succeed together in making this country a better place for humanity. Let’s work together, and separately, to send out the best possible progressive mandate for our politicians to respond to in the Fall of 2016.

Electoral politics in America often brings out the worst in people. It is frustrating that activists, leftists, and progressives who work together some of the time, often get utterly torn apart in the excitement (and fear) surrounding who will be the next President.

For me, the world of Facebook has been the most frustrating experience of the 2016 presidential cycle. I have been shouted down by a friend who is a feminist, artist, and Hillary Clinton supporter. She posts Hellfire missives about why we must all vote for Hillary Clinton, because Trump is so bad. And, she sends out subtle, and not so subtle, messages that it is not okay to vote for Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate. Read more »

100 viewing parties for Stein 8/17/16

CNN town hall with Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president

from the Stein campaign:

 If you’re planning a house party for people to watch the CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night, chances are you might not be sure where to start.
The fact is 80 events are already planned all over the country to watch Jill and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, make their prime-time debut. But we’re thinking big and shooting for 100 parties. 
To make that happen, we want to make sure you have all the tools you need.
So if you’ve got burning questions, please email Mike, our Town Hall coordinator, at townhall@jill2016.com. He’d be happy to help you create a memorable experience. 

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Gender Realities and the Peace/Progressive Movement 8/27/16

Green Party of Suffolk

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Commack Public Library
18 Hauppauge Rd., Commack NY 11788


In the earlier days of the civil rights movement, women were often ignored, overlooked, or left out, and gay people, even those planning parts of the movement, were often totally cut out.  Understanding of gender in general, and in the progressive/peace movement in particular, has evolved to include not just women and men, but to also include LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) people, transgender people, and intersex people, including the expansion of women’s issues and community to include transgender and intersex women.  Part of this understanding includes being aware of issues facing LGBT and intersex people, and even being aware what L,G,B,T and intersex mean.  It includes being aware that LGBT and intersex people have been involved in the peace and progressive/civil rights movement all along.  This understanding also means including people of all genders in the current peace/progressive/civil liberties movement.  
This talk will include: 

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Jill Stein campaign on Long Island: Mon. Aug 15, 2016

jill_stein_bLong Island greens will meet to get inspired about the Jill Stein for President 2016 campaign. Jonathan Fluck, National Volunteer Coordinator, will attend. This event is a Green Party of Nassau meeting. Though, all are invited, and many Suffolk Green Party members plan to attend. This meeting is an excellent way to get connected, in-person, with the national Jill Stein team.

From the campaign announcement:

There will be an important Nassau Green Party meeting

Monday, August 15, 2016
7:30 PM
at the Freeport Memorial Library
144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520.

Jonathan Fluck, National Volunteer Coordinator for the Jill Stein Presidential Campaign, will be our guest at the meeting. He will speak about the campaign and inform us how we can best work to propel Jill’s campaign in the coming weeks and months ahead. Important local races will also be discussed.

Hope to see you all there!
Jill Stein Volunteer Team

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