LI School in national spotlight: Should students be suspended for “Tebowing”?

What happened?

Two students (down from four at first) were suspended from Riverhead High School, because they kneeled in a hallway, in a stunt and/or tribute related to Tim Tebow, who kneels on the football field.

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Long Island: Fire Commissioner Elections Today – Tues 12/13/2011

Across Long Island today, there are hundreds of votes for local fire commissioners.

It is important to participate in the process where your money (ie: tax money) goes. Consider calling your local fire department, or swinging by, to find out about your local election. Continue reading

Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social justice, war and peace, is even more valuable. Now there are legions of empowered people to enjoy these songs, and learn this music.

At our Peace Couple website, we do a “Peace Song of the Day”, every day of the year. We used this past week to celebrate Sonny Meadows. If you go over there, you can check out which 7 songs we picked from among Sonny’s long list of favorites. (Maybe you want to guess first, or, think which of his songs you would have chosen, before you click over?)

For the real insiders, we could not resist making a game out of this project. So, at the readmore, you can find a quiz. See if you can match the Sonny Meadows song, with a brief quote from the lyrics. (And, if my darling husband is reading this, you have to play, too! And, no cheating!)

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New video: Reflections on The People’s Library (OWSL)


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NY Parents and Children Rally Against Bullying

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March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

This Saturday [Today, December 10, 2011], Parents for Occupy Wall Street will march with our children from Union Square to City Hall Park to deliver a “stop bullying” message to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and his boss, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  This event will mark International Human Rights Day. The children will place 5,000 paper hearts, one for each peaceful protester arrested nationwide over the past three months, in the center of the park.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, December 10th, in Union Square at 11 AM, the children will hold a General Assembly, and paint the paper hearts.  At 12:30pm, we will march down Broadway to Foley Sq. (State Supreme Court) and then to City Hall Park, arriving at approximately 2 PM.

“We teach our children at home and in schools that bullying is wrong,” said Mark Hamilton of Parents for Occupy Wall St. “The violence by some in the NYPD against peaceful protesters is confusing our children; we are left to explain unprofessional and inexcusable actions.” Continue reading

Fun things at Occupy The Hamptons: New music video AND march on Sunday 12/11 at 12:30

Occupy The Hamptons has been holding demonstrations, marches, and teach-ins. See video below of the song “99 Silver Bells”, performed after a teach-in gathering on Thursday night. And..Sunday, December 11th…please show your support for an occupy march:

12:30pm on Sunday, 12/11/11 – Occupy The Hamptons/Southampton March

Meet in the parking lot behind the Parish Art Museum (back of the store). The focus of the march is to bring awareness to the foreclosure crisis, however, all sign messages are welcome. Please bring red armbands! A General Assembly meeting will follow for those who wish to stay. More info at www.occupythehamptons.com

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OWS & Brooklyn community reclaim a vacant Bank of America house

Some great photos of the event at someone’s Imgur: here.
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Follow on Livestream:
Occupy NYC LiveStreaming
Global Revolution TV

Online updates & multimedia: http://occupyourhomes.org

Location: East New York — Vermont Street, Brooklyn (3 train to Pennsylvania, L train to Livonia)

Brooklyn, NY — In a bold new phase for the 99% movement, a vacant home in the center of New York City’s foreclosure crisis is presently being reclaimed today for a local homeless family. Occupy Wall Street, along with local neighbors and community groups, has pledged to stay with the family and defend them from eviction. Continue reading

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