Help save Brontë’s 1830 version of “Mad Magazine” for the public

KW writes: For all of us Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte fans, this tiny book is a rare find! Written when Bronte was only 14 years old, it is a brilliant piece of satire. Bronte created this tiny work in the format of a men’s magazine. It includes a witty ad (see below), which observes […]

Hank Steinbrenner claims his Yankees are victims of socialism, but is he the real socialist?

A New York State assemblyman argues that the stadium actually will cost taxpayers $4 billion over the same time, because the Yankees will not pay property tax on the building. The Yankees charge more than $2,500 per game for some premium seats, and much, much more for luxury boxes, both of which often are publicly […]

At NYC Mayor debates, third parties rise up: Rev. Billy heckles; socialists ejected; lots of press coverage

Green Party Mayor candidate Reverend Billy Talen and other third party candidates were excluded from the October 13th Mayoral debate. Talen attended, heckled, and was escorted out of the venue. A commenter at the NY Times site says that two supporters of the Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate Frances Villar were also thrown out. Reverend Billy received extensive press coverage, including: The NY Times; The Daily News; Gotham Schools; Ballot Access News and The Village Voice.

David McReynolds comments on war, revolution and socialism

David McReynolds was a long time staff member of the War Resisters League. Over the years, he has run for office under the banner of Peace and Freedom Party, Socialist Party of America, Socialist Party USA, Liberty Union Party of Vermont, and the Green Party. David McReynolds ran for President in 2000 on the Socialist […]

Peace & Freedom Party polls 8.43% in California race

The Peace & Freedom Party is a California political party which has been doing outreach towards becoming national. In the 2008 presidential campaign, they put Ralph Nader on their line. The web-site of the Peace & Freedom Party notes that:  “The Peace and Freedom Party is an open, multi-tendency, movement-oriented socialist party. We are united […]

Economic advice from David McReynolds…

Sorry for the splashy title. Actually, former War Resister’s League secretary, socialist Presidential candidate and Green Party Senate candidate David McReynolds simply kept up the circle of forwarding around this very good article to his e-mail lists. But, as most things that David McReynolds admires, it is a thought-provoking article. (excerpt from) The Guardian UK […]

Mark Finkel made me post this: DSA brunch at his house

KW: Not sure my exact position on socialism. I know of some wonderful socialists like Katharine Smith, co-founder of PeaceSmiths. And, I like and respect Mark Finkel, and he supports this group. So…check it out, look it up, if you are interested… If you want to come to brunch with some young, energetic socialists, at […]

Cindy Sheehan did not win Congress…what’s next?

K: Don’t you just love the stark, cold-hearted, aloofness of the corporate media? There are hundreds of articles saying in many mean ways that Cindy Sheehan did not win against Speaker of the House, anti-impeachment, pro-war Democrat Nancy Pelosi. But, none stop to say what the numbers were. As a first-time candidate, and as an […]

Socialist Party wins important Ballot Access in Ohio (Greens may be next)

From Ballot Access News Socialist Party Put on Ohio Ballot by Federal Court August 21st, 2008 On August 21, U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus issued an order putting the Socialist Party on the Ohio ballot. Specifically, Brian Moore for president and Stewart Alexander for vice-president will be listed on the November ballot with “Socialist” […]

Quick Report: California Peace and Freedom Party Prez Forum

Late this afternoon (Sat. Aug. 2nd), the California “Peace and Freedom Party” is expected to select its candidate for President of the United States. The Peace and Freedom Party is a party of socialism and feminism. ****Update 8/3/2008: The Peace and Freedom Presidential Candidate is Ralph Nader. Wilderside post here. From Ballot Access News: Peace […]

Two exciting conventions: McKinney at Hip-Hop and Peace and Freedom

National Hip-Hop Political Convention Opens By Jeff Chang Posted 07/31/2008 at 10:27 AM Today, [Thursday, July 31st] the National Hip-Hop Political Convention opens in Las Vegas. Thousands are expected to attend the Convention, with some coming from as far as Colombia and South Korea yesterday for the opening b-boy battle, that featured a showdown between […]

Long Island: Reflections and history on social justice

Hi. Separately from my onthewilderside work, and separately from a lot of my other projects, I currently have the privilege of being the Coordinator of PeaceSmiths, Inc. PeaceSmiths is a non-profit with a mission of peace and civil rights, which was founded in 1972. I became the Coordinator, suddenly and on an interim basis, when […]