Week of June 21, 2007

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In this week's report: [ click on any of the bold headers below or scroll down]

Criminal Charge Dropped in Steiger Tax Day Protest Case

By the Numbers

Epley Re-elected. Credits Hiring Site Issue for Victory

Strategy Session on Affordable Housing for Sag Harbor

Progressive Radio News Program May Be Axed

Hispanic Impact on LI Economy

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Long Island Climate Solutions Network - Calendar

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:

Monday 9 pm - Tuesday 9 pm - Wednesday 9 pm - Thursday 11 pm -
Friday - 8 pm- Saturday - 10 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.

This program may be dropped by
WPKN.
See Progressive Radio News Program May be Axed


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

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

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
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Criminal Charge Dropped in Dan Steiger Tax Day Protest Case

The prosecution in the 2006 East Hampton - Tax Day Protest case dropped a charge of resisting arrest against an anti-war protester at East Hampton Justice Court on Tuesday. The defendent will be tried along with 4 other protesters in front of a judge in July.

Dan Steiger of Sag Harbor was accused of resisting arrest during the protest on April 15, 2006. The misdemeaner charge carried the possibility of fines and up to 1 year in jail. The jury trial scheduled for this week was cancelled. The cases of Steiger, Kathy Engel, Ella Engel-Snow, Paola Agudela and Connor Wolfe who were charged with interfering with pedestrian traffic have been consolidated and their case will be heard by a judge.

The defendents have stated that they were excercising their First Ammendment rights of free speech and assembly when they walked along East Hampton's Main Street carrying signs with pictures of the dead from Iraq and Afghanistan. The signs, prepared by North Fork People of Conscience, were confiscated and are still held by East Hampton as evidence.
Steiger said 

"the Assistant DA knew he did not have a case.
This is a victory for ourselves and anti war
protesters throughout the nation.
When it comes to a battle between the
1st Amendment to the Constitution
and local police and government officials, the
Constitution wins. This decision will enliven our
struggle to bring the troops home now."

The case of the 'Tax Day Five' will be heard in East Hampton Justice Court on July 24.
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This report was adapted from a news story prepared for broadcast on the WPKN 6:30pm local news on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport / WPKM 88.7 Montauk.

Long Island Wins

This is one of a series of TV advertisements paid for by the Horace Hagedorn Foundation. The Foundation is one of the organizations that have pledged funding for the future Southampton Work Link Center.

Strategy Session on Affordable Housing in Sag Harbor

Attention Sag Harbor residents and those with friends in Sag Harbor:
Pass this along if you believe we need affordable housing:



The South Fork Chapter of the Long Island Progressive Coalition

invites you to a

Strategy Session on Affordable year-round Residential Housing in Sag Harbor


Do you think that Sag Harbor has a housing crisis?
Do you know people who need housing but cannot afford it?
Will our kids have to leave here when they're grown?

If you answered YES to any of these questions
join our strategy session

Tuesday, June 26 at 7 pm
Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 2nd floor
East Union & Hampton Road
Sag Harbor

We believe that every new development project should include affordable housing.

Together we will create a sound strategy to establish affordable
year-round residential housing in Sag Harbor.

For more information contact 725-1149

The South Fork Chapter of the Long Island Progressive Coalition promotes healthy, equitable, and environmentally sustainable policies that affect the quality of life in East Hampton and Southampton Towns.
We feel it is particularly important to fight for the hopes and aspirations of the less powerful in our community.

The economic and cultural diversity of our communities is a source of -strength and we want to ensure that the rights of all residents are respected.

We believe that our government has an obligation to be responsive to the citizens it represents, to promote citizen involvement in all local affairs, and to plan wisely for the long term good of all its residents.

As a chapter- member of the Long Island Progressive Coalition we seek to build a coalition with progressive groups that share these values and commitments
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Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting June 21

For details on these events scroll down:

* June 22 (Friday): Green Party Fundraiser with Music, food in Setauket from 7-10 pm

* June 26 (Tuesday): Strategy Session on Affordable Housing in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

* June 28 (Thursday): "Civil Liberties in a Time of War" Stan Gewanter, NYCLU Suffolk President in Huntington at 7 pm

* June 29 (Friday): Andean Flute Music in Greenport at 7pm

* July 21 (Saturday): Thunder Bird Sisters in Concert in Sag Harbor at 7pm
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Repeating Events:

* Tuesdays: Bob Zellner Commentaries on WLIU 88.3

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

* Saturdays: 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

Details Follow:
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June 22 (Friday): Green Party Fundraiser with Music, food in Setauket from 7-10 pm

Come raise funds and raise the roof, with local music group, "Blacklisted and the Banned."The Green Party of Suffolk will be holding a "Summer in Setauket--Green Fundraising Party" on Friday, June 22 from 7pm to 10pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main Street, Setauket. (Main Street is north of 25A and 6/10th of a mile west of Nichols Road)
http://www.setauketneighborhoodhouse.com/.

The evening will include a potluck dinner, music, an art auction, and a display of the Green Party of Suffolk’s "Bring Home The Troops" poster contest entries. The winning poster from the youth category is on display now at http://www.gpsuffolk.org/.

Vegetarian and vegan dishes will be served.

Admission is $15 (with a dish to share) and $20 (without a dish). Children are welcome. There will be a silent auction of work by local artists. Please note that political donations are not tax-deductible

Contact: Kimberly Wilder, Green Party of Suffolk (631) 422-4702 votewilder@yahoo.com
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June 26 (Tuesday): Strategy Session on Affordable Housing in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

The South Fork Chapter of the Long Island Progressive Coalitioninvites you to a Strategy Session on Affordable year-round Residential Housing in Sag Harbor.

Do you think that Sag Harbor has a housing crisis?
Do you know people who need housing but cannot afford it?
Will our kids have to leave here when they're grown?

If you answered YES to any of these questionsjoin our strategy session

Tuesday, June 26 at 7 pm
Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 2nd floor
East Union & Hampton Road in Sag Harbor

We believe that every new development project should include affordable housing.
Together we will create a sound strategy to establish affordableyear-round residential housing in Sag Harbor.

For more information contact 725-1149
Info on LI Progressive Coalition at www(.)lipc(.)org
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June 28 (Thursday): "Civil Liberties in a Time of War" Stan Gewanter, NYCLU Suffolk President in Huntington at 7 pm


On June 28, 2007 beginning at 7:00 pm, at a public meeting room in the Huntington Public Library (Main Street in Huntington Village, NY) Stan Gewanter (President of the Suffolk County Chapter of the NYCLU) will present an "interactive lecture" on the subject of "Civil Liberties in Time of War" for the Long Island Progressive Coalition's Patriot Forum. All are welcome to attend. Questions and comments are encouraged, and "Polite Heckling" may be allowed, but no tomatoes or ripe fruits may be brought to or launched at the lecture. There will be no admission charge, and the lecture will be videotaped for future airing on local public access television channels. Info: Stan Gewanter Smgewanter@aol.com

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June 29 (Friday): Andean Flute Music in Greenport at 7pm

Flutist Walter Purizaca will be at the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street in Greenport at 7 pm on Friday June 29.

The Floyd Memorial Library is proud to present an evening of haunting and beautiful music performed by an extraordinary musician who explains his passion below:

“You have probably seen us. Dark skin, long black hair, nostalgic stare and deep expression. We’re usually everywhere in the world, accompanied by our inseparable musical instruments: the winds; Quenas, Sikus or Zampo┼łas, Rondadores, the Antaras, pinkillos - made of cane, like bamboo: the percussion; Wankaras, Bombos, Rain Sticks, Chajchas – made of llama or sheep hooves, seeds and wool and the newer ones like charangos, mandolins, harps and guitars. We come originally from the eternal Andean region, descendants of the ancient Aymara civilization and the Inca empire.

The singularity of our music is

First: the message and kind of music that we play.
Second: the instruments on which we play it
Third: the manner in which we do it.


Walter Purizaca
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July 21 (Saturday): Thunder Bird Sisters in Concert in Sag Harbor at 7pm

The Thunder Bird Sisters of Shinnecock will perform at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday July 21 at 7pm.

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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 ___________________________________________

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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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). _________________________________________________

Saturday Demos 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."


Thursday July 5 InterSpirituality and Ecology

"A True Story" by Pastor Vita


Thursday July 19 Finding Spiritual Consciousness in the Movies

Video clips and conversation led by Tom Cowan


Thursday August 2 Hope, Faith, and Social Justice
Unpacking the core led by Mark Seidler


Thursday August 16 Ruminations on Rumi

Poetry reading and reflection led by Antje Katcher


Thursday August 30 Faith Heroes: Dan Berrigan and John Dear

Movie excerpts and discussion led by the Darceys


To be scheduled: Spirituality and Art

Slide presentation by Christine Chew Smith


For more information contact Pastor Vita (631) 537-1187.

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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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Suffolk Peace Vigils - starting June 20

This coming week's Peace Vigils are on:

Wednesday in Mastic-Shirley: 4:30 pm - Montauk Highway and William Floyd Parkway *

Friday in Sayville: 4pm at Railroad Ave and Main St

Saturday in Bellport: 11am at Station and South Country Roads

Saturday in Setauket: 11:00 am - Route 25A and Bennets Road

Sunday in Patchogue: Sundown at Ocean and Main St (So. Country Peace Group - monthly vigil - see below )
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* Wednesday vigil - contact: Susan at SMc1270236@msn.com ____________________________________________

East End Women in Black vigil for peace in the middle east and an end to the occupations of Palestine and Iraq on the first and third Sundays in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. The vigil started in August of 2002.

The next vigil is on Sunday July 1 at the Monument in Bridgehamton at 5pm.

For the summer months vigils we be held at 5pm on the first Sunday each month in Bridgehampton and the third Sunday each month at the Sag Harbor Wharf.

More info at East End Women in Black web site or call 631-259-2482 _______________________________________________________

South Country Peace Group, South Country Women in Black and Pax Christi Sponsor a vigil in Patchogue on the last Sunday of each month. The next memorial candlelight vigil will be on Sunday, June 24 at the Four Corners in Patchogue—where Ocean Avenue crosses Main St/Rte 27A at sundown. There will be a reading of the names of those killed in Iraq . Organized by the South Country Peace Group, Bellport Women In Black and St Joseph the Worker Pax Christi. This event takes place on the last Sunday of each month at or right after sundown.

For update on time contact Dennis Urlaub at dmu7@optonline.net ________________________________________________

Veterans For Peace and Code Pink will vigil for peace on the second Saturday each month at the Armed Forces Plaza in Hauppauge in front of the Dennison State Office Building on Route 347. The next vigil will be Saturday, June 9 between 4:00 & 6:00 pm. To confirm and for more info: email to ltbrin@earthlink.net