Week of December 27

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John White Trial: Manslaughter Conviction To Be Appealed


Tidings from Hazel Kahan: You may be more creative than you think

East End Ink: A literary review on radio and the web

Links: Recommended Reading

A Concert for Peace - January 6

US Fatalities in Iraq

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media & WPKN Downloads


Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

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Manslaughter Conviction to be Appealed

UPDATE Jan 2, 2008:

A rally and march organized by Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and supported by Long Island NAACP branches will be held in support of civil rights at the Suffolk County Court building in Riverhead Saturday January 5 at 12:30 pm. More info
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Frederick Brewington, the defense attorney in the manslaughter trial of John White says he will appeal the conviction in the racially charged case.

It started with a rumor that Aaron White, a young black man had made sexual advances on a white woman. It ended with the death of a white teenager who came with friends to White’s home in Miller Place, Long Island late one night in August 2006.

The youth were confronted by Aaron's father John. A struggle ensued and John White's gun went off killing 19 year old Daniel Cicciaro.

As described by Attorney Brewington,
“…two cars came to their home at 11:30 at night, one of them, right on their driveway, with lights glaring at the front door, [they were] yelling that they should come out .. using the ‘n-word’ and saying that they were going to ‘f-ing’ kill them”
Brewington says that as John White left his house to confront the young people he yelled to his wife to call the police, but she did not hear him. As he turned to go back to the house Cicciaro grabbed White's hand gun from behind.

At the trial in Riverhead last Friday a jury with one African-American reported they were deadlocked. But Judge Barbara Kahn told the jurors they would be sent back on Christmas eve unless they reached a decision. The jury brought in a guilty decision for manslaughter late last Saturday night.

One juror has charged that he and another holdout were pressured into agreeing to convict according to a New York Times story

Attorney Brewington, says the jury was not sensitive to the racial issues.
“The jury included one African-American man, one or two Hispanic women, and the rest happened to be white individuals. The jury pool in Suffolk County, unfortunately, is not that diverse and it makes it very difficult to be able to select a juty which includes a good cross section of the ‘racial rainbow’. So essentially, even though Mr. White had, as an Aftrican-American man, experienced outright racism, and feared for his life and that of his family and the fact that his family members in the South had been lynched, burned out of their homes, and he had that fear and knowledge in his heart that very night; this jury was not able to be sensitive enough, unfortunately, to those real concerns. ”

Brewington says the jury discounted the justification defense.
“He [White] was justified into going out of his house to try and thwart what appeared to him to be a lynch mob, coming to his home to threaten his wife and himself and to kill his son as they indicated they were going to do. That justification ‘charge’ was part of the overall charge to the jury for their determination. They negated his experiences, this thoughts, his feelings and indeed his history by not allowing that justification defense to be fully aired in light of the claims and charges against him.”

Attorney Brewington says the verdict will be appealed.
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This report was adapted from a report for WPKN's nightly newscast of Wednesday, December 26.

See also Newsday articles including Joye Brown - December 13

and Erik German with comments of Lucius Ware, NAACP Eastern LI Branch president.

Frederick Brewington Interview by Mario Murillo on WBAI's Wake Up Call Friday December 28 at 8am

Newsday's Alfonso Castillo talks with Mario Murillo about the White case
on WBAI's Wake Up Call Friday Dec. 28 at about 7:50 am (link to 7-8am hour)

WPKN/WPKM Programs for Download

UPDATED July 5, 2008

WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk are listener supported radio stations with a volunteer staff. See wpkn.org

East End Ink airs on the third Thursday each month at 12 Noon

East End Ink programs for download - New Program Airs Thursday June 19 12 Noon: Sacco and Vanzetti
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"Tidings from Hazel Kahan" airs on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12 Noon.

Visit the New Tidings Blog and Podcasts


Week of December 20, 2007

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Housing Opportunities


Sag Harbor Affordable Housing ?


Some Local News: Race and Shinnecock in the Courts

Tidings from Hazel Kahan: You may be more creative than you think

East End Ink: A literary review on radio and the web

Links: Recommended Reading

A Concert for Peace - Update

US Fatalities in Iraq

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media & WPKN Downloads


Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Email subscribers may un-subscribe: reply with "Don't Send" to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Housing Opportunities

As we near the end of 2007 - some of us who are fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads - but who may be in need of a tax deduction - have three opportunities to help those whose roof or home are in need of repair.


Opportunity One:

Last Wednesday, members of the east end community and the Shinnecock Nation put a new roof on a house on the reservation just before the predicted rains and coming winter storms. The work was done under the auspices of East End Direct Action. If you would like to help pay for the costs involved, please contact Tony Ernst at 631-259-2482.

Opportunity Two: The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc. on the Shinnecock Reservation continues it's work helping folks on the 'Rez' with housing repairs. A home moved to Shinnecock last December needed up-grading and other projects will benefit from monies raised by contributions from the east end community. Address your tax-deductible checks to:

The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc.
P.O. Box 5078
Southampton, NY, 11969

Opportunity Three:

Buy a raffle ticket - the prize is a BMW auto- to benefit both the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge and the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Hayground School is a private institution, many of whose students come from the 'minority' communities in our area.

For raffle tickets at $100 each - the drawing in June '08 - call Hayground School at 631-537-7068

Sag Harbor Affordable Housing

updated January 9

The Sag Harbor ZBA - Zoning Board of Appeals met Tuesday, December 18 at 4pm at Village Hall on Main St. The Bulova project discussion was postponed until the next meeting on Tuesday January 15. The meeting is at the Municipal Building on Main Street at 6:30 pm

The project, a plan by developers for more than 60 luxury apartments was discussed by the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Janury 3. The anticipated vote on the County's affordable housing requirement and the need for a formal environmental quality review (SEQRA) for the project was not taken.

The County has jurisdiction since the Bulova property is on a county road (Rte 114). However the Village can over-ride this requirement with a 'super-majority' opposed.

Those local teachers, fireman, police and other 'just plain folks' who would like to live near their jobs will be shut out unless the Village officials can be convinced that we do need affordable housing in Sag Harbor, not more weekenders' second homes.

A plan for low-cost housing CAN be developed using some of the land slated for this project.

Come to the meetings, hear what's going down and voice your opinion.

More info: Kathryn Szoka, LI Progressive Coalition - South Fork Chapter - 725-1149

Some Local News: Race and Shinnecock in the Courts

some local news from Newsday:

newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lijoy135498841dec13,0,2288144.column


Issue of race permeates manslaughter trial

Joye Brown
December 13, 2007

You can't run from race at the trial of John White, a black man charged with shooting a white teen in the face in front of White's dream home in the suburbs. Given the reality of life on Long Island, it would be silly even to try.

Race permeates the manslaughter trial, as it does day to day life in Nassau and Suffolk - and not just because the region is one of the most racially segregated in the United States.

At the courthouse in Riverhead, you can see race as you walk into the courtroom.

Most whites sit on one side, most blacks sit on the other. Early in the trial, the Nation of Islam made an appearance; so has 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, and black and white members of local NAACP chapters.

You can hear race, from the prosecutor and defense attorneys, as they go about reading transcripts and questioning witnesses:


The word nigger - and please accept my apologies, but n-----, N-word and N-bomb just don't tell it like it is - was caught on 911 tapes, as a car of frantic teenagers carried their fatally wounded friend, 17-year-old Daniel Cicciaro Jr., to the hospital.

John White's wife, Sonia, said she heard the word coming from her son's cell phone; flinching, visibly, as it fell from her lips in testimony yesterday.

And a threat-filled transcript of a 34-minute-long instant messaging session between Aaron and another teenager offered as evidence yesterday included the word 13 times (with a "cotton picker" tossed in, for good measure).

You can even laugh at race, as many in the courtroom did yesterday when White's neighbor, Gary Greene, told how he approached police outside White's house the night of the shooting.

"I put my hands up," said Greene, a very big black man whose awesome house (judging from a photo projected onto a screen) has an awesome backyard pool. "I didn't want any misunderstanding."

Everybody in the courtroom knew what he meant.

"This case is the trial of the century in Suffolk County," Lucius Ware, 74, an NAACP official who has lived in Southampton for almost 40 years, told me during a break yesterday.

"The case is important to Long Island in the 21st century because we all know, instinctively, that things would be different had two carloads of young black men invaded a quiet neighborhood at 11 o'clock at night."

In his first published interview after the incident - with my former Newsday colleague, Paul Vitello - John White didn't mention race.

Neither did his attorney or the police or the district attorney's office, and Cicciaro's family mentioned, frequently, that Daniel had friends of all races. And yet racial tension doesn't just live, but thrives in the trial.

The cornerstone of the defense now is that John White was protecting himself, his property and his family against a lynch mob.

That's race.

The prosecutor, reading Aaron White's words from the IM transcript, more than once fell into a mimic of a black voice.

That's race.

And yesterday, the defense raised the racial animus and threats against Aaron White's life - from another teenager - as the reason White's testimony in the trial differed so much from his testimony before a grand jury.

That's race, too.

What didn't come out in court testimony was that the IM threats, according to a police document, "did not constitute a hate crime."

A teenager is dead, and it's hard to watch his grieving parents in the courtroom. A father faces a potential prison term; it's hard to watch his family, too.

A jury will decide what happens, but this much we know already.

The race issue, which divided Long Island before the trial - and has so divided this courtroom - will keep dividing neighbors, long after the John White jury goes home.



also:

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Jury in shooting case has choice of two verdicts
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BY ANN GIVENS AND ALFONSO A. CASTILLO
ann.givens@newsday.com
alfonso.castillo@newsday.com

December 18 2007, 8:32 PM EST

A jury will have the option of convicting John White of a misdemeanor
-- rather than a felony -- for the shooting death of Daniel Cicciaro
Jr., a Suffolk County judge ruled Tuesday.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lianal1219,0,2112266.story


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Shinnecocks irked by Southampton blocking casino
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BY MITCHELL FREEDMAN
mitchell.freedman@newsday.com

December 18 2007

Tribal Trustees of the Shinnecock Indian tribe yesterday charged that
Southampton Town was committing "cultural genocide" by insisting that
the residentially-zoned land should be used only to build houses.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/longisland/ny-lishin185505965dec18,0,7688568.story

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Dismissal of Indian smoke shop suit still burns
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BY KEIKO MORRIS
keiko.morris@newsday.com

December 7 2007

A federal judge's recent dismissal of several claims in a lawsuit
alleging Unkechaug and Shinnecock Indian smoke shops violated racketeering
laws by selling untaxed cigarettes has not been a cause for celebration
on either side.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/friday/business/ny-bzfri5490569dec07,0,3043310.story


Tidings from Hazel Kahan: You may be more creative than you think

WPKN 89.5 and WPKM 88.7 aired the second program in the series "Tidings from Hazel Kahan" on Thursday December 27 at 12 noon.

Hazel says "just because you don't think you're creative doesn't mean you are not" and she interviews three area artists about what drives their creative spirit.


Download the program here. Enjoy!

Tidings from Hazel Kahan: Program 2

East End Ink - A Literary Review on Radio and Web

East End Ink is a montly review of the literary coves of Long Island’s east end. Recorded at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. It will air on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk. Schedule t.b.a.

On the first East End Ink poet and activist Kathy Engel reads from her book of poetry and prose "Ruth's Skirts" published by Ikon Press. Ms. Engel is introduced by Kathryn Szoka of Canio's Books in Sag Harbor where the program was recorded. Also heard is Canio Pavone who founded Sag Harbor's literary landmark.

You are invited to listen - click here (28 minutes):

East End Ink - No. 1 - Kathy Engel Reads From "Ruth's Skirts"

Week of December 13, 2007

click on the headers below:

East End Ink: A literary review on radio and the web


Home Again- Updated 12-16-07

Latin Music & Films in Greenport Sunday 12-16

Links: Recommended Reading

A Concert for Peace - Update

US Fatalities in Iraq

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media & WPKN Downloads


Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

_________________________________________________

For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

___________________________________________

The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Email subscribers may un-subscribe: reply with "Don't Send" to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Home Again

UPDATED 12/16/07

Three opportunities to develop housing
for those who now cannot afford it present themselves this season.

One:

Last Wednesday, members of the east end community and the Shinnecock Nation put a new roof on a house on the reservation just before the predicted rains and coming winter storms. The work was done under the auspices of East End Direct Action. If you would like to help pay for the costs involved, please contact Tony Ernst at 631-259-2482.

Two: The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc. on the Shinnecock Reservation continues it's work helping folks on the 'Rez' with housing repairs. A home moved to Shinnecock last December needed up-grading and other projects will benefit from monies raised by contributions from the east end community. Address your tax-deductible checks to:

The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc.
P.O. Box 5078
Southampton, NY, 11969

or buy a raffle ticket - the prize is a BMW auto- to benefit both the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge and the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Hayground School is a private institution, many of whose students come from the 'minority' communities in our area.

For raffle tickets at $100 each - the drawing in June '08 - call Hayground School at 631-537-7068


Three - updated December 19

The Sag Harbor ZBA - Zoning Board of Appeals met Tuesday, December 18 at 4pm at Village Hall on Main St. The Bulova project discussion was postponed until the next meeting on January 15. The project, a plan by developers for more than 60 luxury apartments will be discussed next by the Sag Harbor Planning Board on January 3. At that time the Planning Board will probably vote on the County's housing requirement and the need for a formal environmental quality review ( SEQRA) for the project.

Those local teachers, fireman, police and other 'just plain folks' who would like to live near their jobs will be shut out unless the Village officials can be convinced that we do need affordable housing in Sag Harbor, not more weekenders' second homes.

A plan for low-cost housing CAN be developed using some of the land slated for this project.

Come to the meeting, hear what's going down and voice your opinion.


More info: Kathryn Szoka at 725-1149

Latin American Film Festival in Greenport

The Huntington Arts Council and the NOFO Film Festival Present:


Colores, a Latin American festival
Sunday, December 16th, 2007
6 to 10pm
WITH SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE FROM BOGOTA-BORN
EDMAR CASTANEDA

Standing out in the field: He's the first to develop a jazz vocabulary on the Columbian harp.

plus, an evening of award winning short films
$5.00 per person
Greenport High School Auditorium
Front street, Greenport

Week of December 6, 2007

click on the headers below:

Links: Recommended Reading

A Concert for Peace - Update

US Fatalities in Iraq

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media - Locally Produced


Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Links: recommended reading

American Friends Service Committee - You Tube Video on Iraq

The immigration debate on Long Island: Long Island Wins - Updated Daily
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The Lonliness of the One-Issue Voter -
Laurie King-Irani in ElectronicIntifada.net


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From the Detroit News: A Black Man Defends His Home:

'I have to die a man or live a coward' -- the saga of Dr. Ossian Sweet

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What is happening on the ground in Israel / Palestine:


Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

Jewish Voice for Peace: Sign Petition on Gaza - Light All the Candles this Chanukah

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams

Electronic Intifada

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Game Theory and the U.S. Presidential Election of ’08

Scott Harris of WPKN's Counerpoint and Between the Lines:
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Like every year in the U.S., Christmas is a time when families travel hundreds or thousands of miles to be with one another on the most widely celebrated Christian holiday of the year.

While parents and children; brothers and sisters; cousins, aunts and uncles catch up on the news of the past year, job changes, births and deaths -- one of the staples of most American holiday conversations is sports: Who won the big game, which coach should be fired and favored teams to win the Super Bowl or NBA championship.

With the coming year in U.S. politics possibly one of the most important in decades -- press coverage of the early Democratic and Republican presidential primary contests has been predictably disappointing -- treating the competition as if it were a mere sporting event.

As Paul Krugman aptly noted in his New York Times column of Sept. 27th:

One of my pet peeves about political reporting is the fact that some of my journalistic colleagues seem to want to be in another business -- namely, theater criticism. Instead of telling us what candidates are actually saying -- and whether it’s true or false, sensible or silly -- they tell us how it went over, and how they think it affects the horse race.

With pundits guessing who will take the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the analogy of the political horse race seems appropriate. Much of the corporate media, whether in print or in expensive, slick TV extravaganzas endlessly present poll numbers and examine the shallowest aspects of the candidates statements, personal histories and even facial expressions. Hillary’s wardrobe; Obama’s admission of using drugs as a young man; Edward’s pricey haircuts; Giuliani’s limousine rides for his gal pal during an extramarital affair and Mitt Romney’s false statements about how his father had “marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

While President Bush and his co-conspirators in the White House daily shred new paragraphs of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Geneva Conventions, many Americans gathered around the holiday table this year find themselves uneasy about the authoritarian path the Bush crowd has steered the nation down in recent years. A feeling that the United States has taken the wrong road, departing dramatically from our nation’s self-image as a leader in democratic values and human rights.

But, sadly, all too many Americans, caught up in the day-to-day grind, often working two or three jobs just to pay the monthly rent or their subprime mortgage, skyrocketing health insurance costs and rising college tuition payments – aren’t armed with essential information about the crisis their nation faces in advance of the November 2008 presidential election.

President Bush’s illegal and deadly war in Iraq, warrantless spying on American citizens, phony reporters on the White House payroll, the censoring of government documents on climate change science and the secret detention and torture of U.S.-held terrorist suspects followed by attempts to cover-up much of the wrongdoing through claims of executive privilege, stonewalling of evidence and the destruction of video tapes -- all this has an eerie echo of the Watergate era. But unlike Richard Nixon’s botched second rate-burglary and the subsequent cover-up that catapulted the nation toward impeachment proceedings widely investigated in the press -- the reality of today’s much more serious political crisis is by and large going unreported by the nation’s largest media corporations.

So while the calendar moves quickly to a new year, most Americans find themselves more fixated on the latest consumer gadgets and sports scores than on the political crisis gathering in Washington.

Sadly, even when the topic of politics does come up around the dinner table, more often than not these discussions mimic our media's obsession with the latest polls, who’s up, who’s down. Horse-race reporting on the ’08 election seem almost deliberately designed to prevent the stirring of passions within the average citizen. When faced with the choice of Rudy, Hillary, Obama or Mitt -- who really would switch the channel from Monday night football to see the next candidates debate?

But what if the choice was between devoting hours of attention to televised sports or saving our nation's democracy? If the U.S. media system were ever to miraculously awake from its deep coma, and replace their endless reports on Britney Spears and her younger sister’s pregnancy with detailed reports on the present threat to American democracy, maybe citizens would rise up to take back their country from one of the most corrupt and dangerous governments our nation has ever known.

What if Americans knew the number of lies and scandals chalked by President Bush and his cronies as well as they knew the record of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning? What if average citizens were as well acquainted with the positions of all presidential candidates on national healthcare policy as they are with NBA star Kobe Bryant’s stats on points scored per game (and the intimate details of his rape trial)? America would be a far different place and the crisis of our democracy wouldn’t be nearly so deep and so frightening.

If Americans fully understood the crimes that are daily being committed in their name by the gang of thugs in the White House, then impeachment would be back on the table and the presidential election of 2008 would actually force candidates to decide whether they are for the U.S. Constitution or against it.
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Week of November 29

Long Island Wins - the blog

A Concert for Peace

US Fatalities in Iraq

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media - Locally Produced


Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Concert for Peace

The Suffolk Peace Network and Be In Festival Productions, Inc will present

A Concert for Peace

Sunday, Jan. 6 from 4 to 8pm in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue.

Music by: Ryan Mack, Crossfire, Nicoletta, No Rights Reserved, Kinky Porcupine, Purple Operator, Jebus and more t.b.a.

MC: Bill McNulty, WUSB Radio Host

This is a showcase for local performers and is an "all ages and all styles of music" event.

More Info at 631 - 875 - 8647.

Alternative Media

click on links below:

Locally Produced WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

WPKM is heard at 88.7 from Montauk
WPKN is heard at 89.5 from Bridgeport
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News on WPKN / WPKM:

Free Speech Radio News Mon-Fri at 6pm: News from Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship - world wide report of news not heard on corporate media.

WPKN/M Local News at 6:30 pm (Mon-Fri) has occasional reports from the East End.
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Counterpoint: Scott Harris Host

To hear in-depth analysis you'll rarely hear in corporate media, listen to "Counterpoint" LIVE on WPKN-FM Monday nights from 8 to 10 pm

An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.whiterosesociety.org/ Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine.

History Counts on WPKN:

Ken MacDermotRoe interviews. Latest program is "Mother Jones, the Most Dangerous Woman in America" . Downloads available at http://mdrtalk.org/

See WPKN Today for program details on WPKM heard at 88.7 from Montauk to Water Mill and WPKN 89.5 from Bridgeport to Southampton and Southold.


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Long Island Wins

The Long Island Wins web site and its blog are recommended reading for those who need to keep up with events in the on-going debate over immigration in this country.

We recommend the series of commentaries by Pat Young of CARECEN
(Central American Resource Center) published in the Long Island Wins Blog.

Here is one of Pat's latest commentaries:

In a recent blog, I referenced David Brooks' citing of Rudy Giuliani's slam on the anti-immigrant crowd back in the 1990s. Here is the complete speech at Harvard's Kennedy School. It's a humdinger. Rudy opened with a call for the... Read more »

Peace & Justice Calendar

UPDATED January 2, 2008:

Scroll Down for details on the following events:

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January 3 (Thursday) : Planning Board Meets on Bulova Project in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

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January 5 (Saturday): Civil Rights Rally/March at Suffolk County Courts at 12:30 pm

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January 5 (Saturday): "Artist's Way" Book Group - Talk in Sag Harbor at 6pm

* January 14 (Monday): Congressman Bishop Talks in Southampton at 7 pm

* January 21 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Southampton at 10 am

Repeating Events:

* Sunday Book Group Meets from 6 to 8pm in Bridgehampton:

* Tuesdays: Bob Zellner Commentaries on WLIU 88.3

* Thursdays at Noon: Bill McNulty - News, Commentary, LI events for Peace & Justice

* Second Friday of Month: US Dept. of Labor Rep at OLA's Water Mill Office

* First Saturday of Month: Demonstration at Patchogue Recruiting Station 12-1:30 pm

* Every Thursday "The Thursday Night Group" in Bridgehampton 6:30 - 9pm

* "Herstory" Writing Workshops on Wednesdays in Farmingville (Spanish and English) 3 to 5 pm and Thursdays in Spanish only in East Hampton at 7 pm

* Second Tuesday of Month: South Fork Chapter of LI Progressive Coalition Meets in Water Mill at 6:30 pm
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Details Follow:

January 3 (Thursday) : Planning Board Meets on Bulova Project in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

The Sag Harbor Planning Board will meet at 7 pm at Village Hall, 55 Main St. The Bulova luxury housing project, the County's requirement for affordable housing and an environmental quality review (SEQRA) of the project are expected to be voted on.

Also the ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) meeting is scheduled for January 15 at which the project will again be on the table.

Need
more info? Call Kathryn Szoka at 725-1149.

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January 5 (Saturday): Civil Rights Rally/March at Suffolk County Courts at 12:30 pm

A rally and march organized by Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and supported by Long Island NAACP branches will be held in support of civil rights at the Suffolk County Court building in Riverhead Saturday January 5 at 12:30 pm. Rides available from Southampton. More info

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January 5 (Saturday): "Artist's Way" Book Group - Talk in Sag Harbor at 6pm

Members of The Artist´s Way book group share experiences about how Julia Cameron´s book changed their lives at Canio's Books, 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor. This new group forming is led by Pastor Rose Ann Vita of Incarnation Lutheran Church, Bridgehampton.
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January 14 (Monday): Congressman Bishop Talks in Southampton at 7 pm

Rep. Bishop "will talk about local and national issues of note from the last year and will look ahead to 2008." The talk and a question and answer session to follow will be at the Rogers Memorial Library on Rogers Farm Road (off Windmill Lane) in Southampton. Reservations strongly suggested. To reserve call the library 631-283-0774 ext 523 or reserve by email to programs@myrml.org
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January 21 (Monday): 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Southampton at 10 am

Brenda Simmons will speak at the fifth annual M.L. King Day Breakfast at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Also music by the Kings Chapel Psalmist Community Choir. The Rogers Library is on
Rogers Farm Road (off Windmill Lane) in Southampton. To reserve call the library at 631-283-0774 ext 523 or email programs@myrml.org

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Repeating Events:

See Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils.

See Counter - Recruiting Schedule for a listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations
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Sunday Book Group Meets from 6 to 8pm in Bridgehampton:

January 13 through March 30, 2008

A small (fun) group meets to work through Julia Cameron's books and is starting "Walking in this World", the long-awaited sequel to The Artist's Way. Join in a 12-week 'journey of encouragement.' The book supplies exercises and tasks that have worked magic through the tools of Morning Pages, Artist's Dates, and Weekly Walks. Come to experience laughter, joy, and delight as we become ourselves in this safe place where we can share insights and get in touch with deeper feelings and truer thoughts.

Get a sneak preview on Saturday, January 5th at 6:00 pm at Canio’s Book Store, South Main Street, Sag Harbor when members from the fall Artist’s Way group will talk about some of the wonders they enjoyed during their 12-week journey

If you would like to become part of the newly forming group, contact The Rev. Rose Ann Vita, Pastor, Incarnation Lutheran Church
(631) 537-1187
rose.ann.vita@hotmail.com

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Tuesdays: Bob Zellner comments on WLIU 88.3

Human Rights activist Bob Zellner is heard each Tuesday morning and evening during the news programs on WLIU Southampton.
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Thursdays at Noon: Bill McNulty on WUSB 90.1 and www.wusb.fm

A review of the world W does not want us to hear and events on Eastern Long Island.
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Second Friday of Month: Labor Dept Reps in Water Mill from 11am to 1 pm

Bilingual Latino representatives from the US Dept of Labor's Wage and Hour Division are available the second Friday of every month in the OLA office, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., to answer questions concerning workers' rights and to help workers--whether documented or undocumented--recover pay owed them. If your employer has not paid you for time you've worked or if you know someone in this situation, visit the OLA office at 1152 Montauk Hwy in Water Mill to find out what you can do. Call 631-726-6526 ( 726 - OLA6). ______________________________________________

First Saturday Each Month in Patchogue Recruiting Station at 12-1:30pm

We will continue our regular protest in Patchogue on Saturday with informational leafletting against recruiters in our public schools and deceiptful recruiting practices. Signs, flyers, petitions will be provided. Where: 116 Main St., Patchogue, west of Route 112, east of N. Ocean Ave.

When: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Come for 1/2 hour or the whole time.

Why: To make the public aware of military recruiting practices in our public schools. We want equal access into our schools alongside military recruiters with information regarding the realities of the military.

We want an adult present when a student speaks with a recruiter.

Contact: 631-875-8647

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The Thursday Night Group in Bridgehampton 6:30 - 9pm

an eclectic bunch of seekers who have been studying progressive theologians for the past two years, welcomes you to join them this
summer.


TNG meets every Thursday beginning at 6:30 with Taize Prayer & Meditation at 7:30 with a shared community supper
and from 8:00 to 9:00 "the program."
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"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English

Wednesdays in Farmingville:

Herstory Writers Workshop meets every Monday afternoon at the Farmingville branch of the Workplace Project from 3 to 5. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking women come together
to share and shape their life experiences through memoir writing.
The workshop is conducted in both English and Spanish.

Call 631-723-0150 for more information and directions to the center.

Thursdays in East Hampton:

Every Thursday Spanish-speaking women come together to share their writing with one another and receive feedback on how to structure and shape their lifewriting. The East Hampton workshop is open to East Hampton Town residents and is conducted entirely in Spanish.

It meets every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 128 Springs-Fireplace Road.

Call 631-723-0150 for more information. ___________________________________________

Second Tuesday each month: South Fork Chapter - LI Progressive Coalition Meets in Water Mill at 6:30pm

The regular monthly meeting of the South Fork chapter of the Progressive Coalition is at 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway & Hayground Rd. between Water Mill and Bridgehampton. Info: 516-541-1006, ext.55 or www (.)lipc(.)org
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Sundays: Bush is a Liar Choir" rehearses in Lindenhurst from 7 to 9pm

Join political action singing group. Participate in songs regarding environment, anti-war, labor, multiculturalism, civil rights, and other issues. Sing historic songs of struggle and social change. Contribute to the progressive movement while becoming culturally enriched. If you've ever wanted to be in a singing group, now is your chance! Experienced and non-experienced singers are welcome. All we ask is that you are able to sing on pitch. We need sopranos! Rehearsals take place, Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst.

Call Lisa Fishbein at: (631) 957-4954
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Please send event listings for next week's report (PLAIN TEXT Please) by 5 pm on Tuesday

to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Week of November 22, 2007

November 22: Indigenous Radio From Shinnecock and Beyond

New Radio Series: Tidings From Hazel Kahan

US Fatalities in Iraq

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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See WPKN Today for program details on WPKM heard at 88.7 Montauk to Water Mill and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport to Southampton and Southold.

News on WPKN / WPKM:

Free Speech Radio News Mon-Fri at 6pm: News from Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship - world wide report of news not heard on corporate media.

WPKN/M Local News at 6:30 pm (Mon-Fri) has occasional reports from the East End.

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

click on links below

Jeff Halper: A Jewish Voice for Peace
originaly broadcast July 19

Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions tells about his work and explains the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

Rev. Holly Haile Davis and the Thunderbird Sisters at the Southold UU
Originaly broadcast on March 29.

WPKN presents the Reverend Holly Haile Davis and the singing Thunder Bird Sisters of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island. The program was recorded as they led the Sunday service at the First Universalist Church of Southold, New York on January 14 of this year.

Reverend Holly Haile Davis is the first Native-American woman ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

The program includes musical selections by the Thunder Bird Sisters and stories from the gospel according to some Native Americans.

Counterpoint: Scott Harris Host

To hear in-depth analysis you'll rarely hear in corporate media, listen to "Counterpoint" LIVE on WPKN-FM Monday nights from 8 to 10 pm

An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.whiterosesociety.org/ Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine.

Gordian Raacke on WPKN:

"Going Solar" - In this special program, our guest, renewable energy expert Gordian Raacke, will explain how solar energy systems can be used in existing homes.

Originally broadcast April 15, 2007. Interviewer: Ken MacDermotRoe

http://mdrtalk.org/

For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Tidings from Hazel Kahan Premieres Thanksgiving Day

WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk

will present the premier of

"Tidings from Hazel Kahan"

on Thursday, November 22 at 12 noon

On the first "Tidings", Hazel Kahan Interviews

physician and author Dr. Alice Rothchild

about her work with the Jewish Voice for Peace

Health and Human Rights project In Palestine

and about her book "Broken, Promises, Broken Dreams".

Tune In for "Tidings from Hazel Kahan" on Thursday,

November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at 12 Noon

If you missed it - the program may be downloaded at your convenience

at 'Tidings from Hazel Kahan"

WPKN Presents Indigenous Radio Nov 22: from Shinnecock and Beyond

WPKN Bridgeport 89.5 and WPKM Montauk 88.7 will present a special day of programming by and about Indigenous people on Thursday, November November 22.

At approximately 10:30 pm hear Rev. Holly Haile Davis and the singing Thunder Bird Sisters recorded at the First Universalist Church of Southold.
This program produced by WPKN/M on Long Island is being distributed by the Pacifica Radio Network along with programs featuring John Trudel and members of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation in Connecticut.

Here is the complete schedule.

2pm-6pm:

Native American Special - Mikki Presents Music and spoken word from Native Artists.

1opm - 2am:

Special Public Affairs Programming From Pacifica Radio Network

10 pm: John Trudell: 1980 Thanksgiving Address from the Pacifica Radio Archives; recorded by Burton Segall

John Trudell makes a Thanksgiving dinner address on November 30, 1980.
John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudellรข€™s wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, "to stay connected to this reality."

10:30 approx

- Reverend Holly Haile Davis at Southold, NY

From WPKN, Bridgeport, CT - We present the Reverend Holly Haile Davis and the singing Thunder Bird Sisters of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island. Music and stories from the gospel according to some Native Americans.

The program was recorded at the First Universalist Church of Southold, New York on January 14, 2007.

11 pm

Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond

episode 1) Trudie Lamb Richmond delivers a talk titled, "Oral Histories at Schaghticoke: Shared Stories-Shared Histories-One People."

12 pm

episode 2) Schaghticoke Tribal Nation appeal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' unprecedented decision to strip them of US federal acknowledgment due to CT State Reps' unlawful political influence by powerful political interests.

1 am:

Reconsidering the Origins of Thanksgiving
Produced by Dr. J. KehaulaniKauanui, WESU, Middletown, CT.

What are the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US?

Some Americans commemorate a harvest feast celebrated in 1621 at Plymouth between the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims. Then, there is the 1637 proclamation by Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop, who claimed the first official "a Day of Thanksgiving" to celebrate the colonists who massacred the Pequots at Mystic, Connecticut. These are two very different occasions, one an indigenous feast, and the other a white settler celebration of a genocidal campaign. How are these different narratives alternately celebrated and erased? How was the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday a way of solidifying American national identity? This show explores the politics of Thanksgiving with interviews that provide two very different perspectives. Join host Dr. J. Kehaulani Kauanui, and guests, Ramona Nosapocket Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), cultural worker and artist, and Moonanum James (Aquinnah Wampanoag), co-leader of the United American Indians of New England, who hosts an annual "National Day of Mourning," on Cole Hill, MA, as an alternative.


Week of November 15

Kabot Is New Southampton Town Supervisor

US Fatalities in Iraq

Facing War: Nov 10-18 - Week Long Program at Riverhead Baptist Church

Peace & Justice Calendar

Events in Brookhaven and West

North Fork Events

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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See WPKN Today for program details on WPKM heard at 88.7 Montauk to Water Mill and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport to Southampton and Southold.

News on WPKN / WPKM:

Free Speech Radio News Mon-Fri at 6pm: News from Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship - world wide report of news not heard on corporate media.

WPKN/M Local News at 6:30 pm (Mon-Fri) has occasional reports from the East End.

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

click on links below

Jeff Halper: A Jewish Voice for Peace
originaly broadcast July 19

Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions tells about his work and explains the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

Rev. Holly Haile Davis and the Thunderbird Sisters at the Southold UU
Originaly broadcast on March 29.

WPKN presents the Reverend Holly Haile Davis and the singing Thunder Bird Sisters of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island. The program was recorded as they led the Sunday service at the First Universalist Church of Southold, New York on January 14 of this year.

Reverend Holly Haile Davis is the first Native-American woman ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

The program includes musical selections by the Thunder Bird Sisters and stories from the gospel according to some Native Americans.

Counterpoint: Scott Harris Host

To hear in-depth analysis you'll rarely hear in corporate media, listen to "Counterpoint" LIVE on WPKN-FM Monday nights from 8 to 10 pm

An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.whiterosesociety.org/ Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine.

Gordian Raacke on WPKN:

"Going Solar" - In this special program, our guest, renewable energy expert Gordian Raacke, will explain how solar energy systems can be used in existing homes.

Originally broadcast April 15, 2007. Interviewer: Ken MacDermotRoe

http://mdrtalk.org/

For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Kabot is New Southampton Town Supervisor

November 17

Results of the November 6 Town Board elections are in. After a re-count and a count of over 700 absentee ballots, Republican Linda Kabot emerged as the next Southampton Town Supervisor. Ms. Kabot received 4543 votes. James Henry the Democrat and Working Families party candidate trailed with 4490 votes while incumbent 'Skip' Heaney received 4041 votes. Independence Party candidate Alex Gregor received 775 votes.

Anna Throne-Holst (Democrat and Integrity Party) was elected to the Town Board along with Incumbent Nancy Groboski (Republican).

Ms. Kabot who has been serving on the Town Board will select her replacement on the board to serve until the next election.

James Henry launched a $25 million suit against Ms. Kabot charging that statements made in Kabot’s newspaper advertising were libelous. Kabot had cited Henry’s defense of the Bill of Rights as support for ‘flag burners’. The same advertisement cited his 2004 arrest in Florida at a polling place without mentioning that the charges were dismissed.

Friday Nov. 9: Commemoration of Martyrs Service

Dear Friends,

This Friday, November 9, at 7:30 pm, in the Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch, we will hold the Commemoration of Martyrs Service, started back in 1992. It is by this service that we remember all those Central American and South American persons murdered by graduates of the School of the Americas. Not only does this service help us keep those victims in mind but it serves as a send off to those who will travel to Ft. Benning, the home of the SOA, on the very next weekend.

It should also be pointed out that during that week end there will be a local demonstration in front of Peter King's Massapequa office. He is the only congressperson on LI who favors the continued operation of the SOA.

Check the web site spv.active.ws for full details on the King demonstration. Bill McNulty.

Week of November 8

Election Results (?)

US Fatalities in Iraq

Continuing the Tradition

Facing War: Nov 10-18 - Week Long Program at Riverhead Baptist Church

Federal Judge Rules Against Shinnecock Casino Plans

Peace & Justice Calendar

Events in Brookhaven and West

North Fork Events

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Rally to Demand "Zero-Tolerance" for Torture

East Hampton Artist Exhibits "Cities of Peace"

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 pm

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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See WPKN Today for program details on WPKM heard at 88.7 Montauk to Water Mill and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport to Southampton and Southold.

News on WPKN / WPKM:

Free Speech Radio News Mon-Fri at 6pm: News from Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship - world wide report of news not heard on corporate media.

WPKN/M Local News at 6:30 pm (Mon-Fri) has occasional reports from the East End.

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

click on links below

Jeff Halper: A Jewish Voice for Peace
originaly broadcast July 19

Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions tells about his work and explains the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

Rev. Holly Haile Davis and the Thunderbird Sisters at the Southold UU
Originaly broadcast on March 29.

WPKN presents the Reverend Holly Haile Davis and the singing Thunder Bird Sisters of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island. The program was recorded as they led the Sunday service at the First Universalist Church of Southold, New York on January 14 of this year.

Reverend Holly Haile Davis is the first Native-American woman ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

The program includes musical selections by the Thunder Bird Sisters and stories from the gospel according to some Native Americans.

Counterpoint: Scott Harris Host

To hear in-depth analysis you'll rarely hear in corporate media, listen to "Counterpoint" LIVE on WPKN-FM Monday nights from 8 to 10 pm

An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.whiterosesociety.org/ Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine.

Gordian Raacke on WPKN:

"Going Solar" - In this special program, our guest, renewable energy expert Gordian Raacke, will explain how solar energy systems can be used in existing homes.

Originally broadcast April 15, 2007. Interviewer: Ken MacDermotRoe

http://mdrtalk.org/

For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

see North Fork People of Conscience at www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www.spv.active.ws

___________________________________________

The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Election Results(?)

Town Board elections in the Hamptons are still undecided after voters
went to the polls on Tuesday (*).

The race for Southampton Town Supervisor
saw incumbent Patrick Heaney place third in a four way contest. Republican Linda Kabot held a 70 vote lead over Democrat James Henry, but 684 absentee ballots will not be counted until next week.

Meanwhile James Henry launched a $25 million suit against Ms. Kabot charging that statements made in Kabot’s newspaper advertising were libelous. Kabot had cited Henry’s defense of the Bill of Rights as support for ‘flag burners’ and his 2004 arrest in Florida at a polling place.

The advertising did not say the charges were dismissed.

Democrat Anna Throne-Holst was elected to the Southampton Town Board along with Republican incumbent Nancy Graboski.

In
East Hampton the race between Democrat Supervisor William McGintee and Republican challenger Bill Wilkinson is still un-decided with McGintee holding an 8 vote margin.

Democrats Julia Prince and Pete Hammerle defeated Republicans with
comfortable margins for Town Board seats.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, was re-elected with most of the votes. Twenty five percent of eligible voters cast ballots.

Mr. Levy, who has become a national figure in the debate about
undocumented immigrants told Newsday the election was his ‘validation’.

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(*) Suffolk County Board of Elections Results


This report was broadcast on WPKN news heard Monday-Friday at 6:30pm
on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk.