Memorial Day reflections…

Thoughts about Memorial Day, peace, and cemeteries to honor the dead.

Shout Out to Billy McNulty (and BAE demo)

Boy, do I feel guilty. One of our favorite, progressive activist friends, Bill McNulty, gave our blog a shout-out on his radio show. And, the post I had on the front page was about a garage sale we have stuff at. Eek! Well, here are some of the  important things that we usually write about, […]

PeaceSmiths Super-Duper, Fundraiser-Coffeehouse Double Event 12/5/08 6pm

Potluck Dinner starts at 6pm PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse starts at 8pm $20. donation for dinner and coffeehouse ($15. in advance) $7. donation for just the coffeehouse Friday, December 5, 2008 with a tribute to Susan June Blake (June 18, 1953-Oct. 2, 2007) With music by… Walter Sargent Suzanne Ernst Blacklisted & The Banned Jeff Curtis David […]

Today: What is a Community Organizer? 10/1/08

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozwOYDcqvtM] On Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Gathering at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will host a special guest speaker veteran activist Marge Harrison on Community Organizing. The evening will also include information and literature for Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney.  www.BabylonGreens.org The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, […]

Susan June Blake: Predictions on Iran (Oct. 2007)

It has great meaning for me that I had a dream about my friend and colleague Susan Blake last night. And, when I woke up, the first news of the day was UFPJ urging us to stop a war with Iran. I have archival video of Susan at the Long Island Peace Summit in October […]

PeaceSmiths: Last Church on the Left

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7udSBeCahnk] Blacklisted & the Banned performed “Last Church on the Left” at the November 2, 2007 PeaceSmiths Coffehouse. The song is a tribute to PeaceSmiths and the work of Susan Blake.  More information about Blacklisted at www.sonnymeadows.com (more)

A moment for Susan Blake

Waiting Only through your death could we see your life laid out before us Only as you are fallen could we see the depth and intricacy of the foundation you created I recall another friend like you a lover of nature who nearly cherished that which was dead how it turned back to dirt and […]

Susan June Blake

Updates: Info about upcoming memorial events. Our dear friend Susan Blake passed away at 8pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. She was staying upstate at a friend’s house. When I called Monday, I spoke to Susan’s sister, Nancy Blake, who was there having dinner with her. We will keep everyone updated on information about a […]