(Canceled due to Hurricane Sandy aftermath. Next Coffeehouse in December)
PeaceSmiths November 2012 Coffeehouse will feature:
- Singer/Songwriter: Rorie Kelly
- A tribute to Miriam Goodman and…
- Your favorite campaign lit and discussion
Friday, November 2, 2012
8pm-11pm Continue reading Friday, Nov 2nd: Long Island peace community meets for music and pre-election networking
Click on the photo or the link above to purchase this bumper sticker.
Both sets of Peace Couples are proud to announce the launching of our new Cafe Press shop. Hope you are as eager as we are to see the shop fill up with items that celebrate peace and nonviolence.
Our first item is a bumper sticker, with a slogan inspired by Occupy Wall Street, and dreamed up by Duchess Susanna:
“War is for the 1%”
You can purchase this bumper sticker at the PeaceCouple Cafe Press Shop for $5.
We truly appreciate your financial support for our message, and for our continuous work promoting peace and nonviolence.
Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna
Ian and Kimberly Wilder
of Wilderside LTD
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 is [was] Election Day in the USA. To all of our American readers: Please vote!
Make a sign for peace! Mark it on your election ballot, and wave it at your local elected officials and Board of Elections workers!
Do you have a candidate you know who campaigns for peace? How about a candidate who is associated with a political party that promotes peace? (For real, like “antiwar” is in their party platform!) Consider voting for that candidate.
If you do not, you can still take this chance to vote for peace by doing a write in! Continue reading Work for peace: Vote for peace!
“Walk in Peace”, by Sir Lancelot Pinard, is the Peace Song of the Day for Thursday, October 20th. I uncovered this song in the book “Songs That Changed The World”.
In researching this song, I learned about the interesting history of Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard (1902-2001) and his career. First of all, he earned his title in a similar manner to Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna — it suited him. Pinard was an inspiration to Harry Belafonte, and was appreciated by 1948 Progressive Party Presidential candidate, Henry A. Wallace.
-Susanna, Duchess of Peace
I was not able to find a video for this song, but there is a path to an MP3 at the readmore… Continue reading Some Calypso, Anyone?: Peace Song of the Day for 10/20/2011
“Study War No More” is the Royal Song of the Day. It’s a classic (well, make that a “traditional”, identified as a Black Spiritual). And, the song can be found in Rise Up Singing on page 163.
Here is a youtube video of Mahalia Jackson singing “Study War No More“:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASMNYM8tn8] Continue reading “I ain’t gonna study war no more”: Peace Song for 7/19/2011
“Singing For Our Lives” is the Royal Song of the Day. This song, written by Holly Near, can be found on page 218 of Rise Up Singing.
Reflections on “gentle anger” by Duchess Susanna: Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Saturday 7/16/2011
Well…Here is a list of entertainment for regular royals, and people who are bought into corporate culture: professional sports; Polo; royal watching; high fashion; expensive concert tickets of corporate entertainers; shopping for the mirage of freedom (aka the instructions of certain politicians after 9-11).
Now…Here is a list of entertainment options for people seeking peace and justice: local sports (or, even better yet, non competitive games); family watching; sustainable fashion; local music; making your own music; and shopping in a spirit of fair trade and sustainability.
Though, if you must do some “royal watching”, please watch The Duke and Duchess of Peace. Continue reading What do peaceful people do for fun? (Intro to Royal Song of The Day at Peace Couple)