Week Starting July 4, 2007

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Independence Day Marchers Will Celebrate Free Speech in Southampton

Si Se Puede

Sag Harbor Affordable Housing Initiative Launched - Updated 7/6
Participate in the Initiative: Meet Tuesday, July 10, Incarnation Lutheran Church, Hayground Road and Rte 27 - Water Mill-Bridgehampton 6:30pm

Free Speech Radio News on WPKN Scheduled to end -updated 7/3

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


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
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


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

Independence Day Marchers will Celebrate Free Speech in Southampton at 10am

July 4 (Wednesday)

Expect to see marchers celebrating the First Amendment to our Constitution and using their rights of free speech to oppose government policies in this parade. After the ACLU won a suit a Federal Judge ordered Southampton Village to write a procedure which would insure a fair process in applications of organizations to march. Among those who have applied are the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and East End Veterans, a group that opposes the ongoing war in Iraq.

Groups assemble south of the Southampton railroad station between 9 and 10 am. The parade is scheduled to start at 10am.

Join them!


UUCSF: myrna_truitt@yahoo.com
Bill of Rights Defense Comm.: leoneill@optonline.net
East End Vets: giannini43@yahoo.com

Si se puede

To the editor - Southampton Press:

July 2, 2007

During the run-up to the recent Southampton Village Election, you printed an advertisement which contained false information about the facility in Huntington Station which was established to get day-laborers off the streets
of that locality. The advertisement alleged that recent violent crime in Huntington Station was caused by the presence of the day laborer site.

The advertisement in question was apparently designed to influence the recent election. It failed in that regard. However when lies are printed, a correction is in order.

I spoke with Ms. Dolores Thompson of the Huntington Station Enrichment Center last week. She told me that her organization established what they call a "safe site" in order to improve safety on the streets both for workers and vehicular traffic. The facility was established in 1998. It does not regulate the hiring process. It only provides a place for workers and employers to negotiate. Ms. Thompson says that her Center works with the police on other public safety issues.

She has seen the crime statistics and categorically stated that the allegations of a connection between crime in the area and the safe site are untrue.

Statitics on crime sent to a member of the Southampton Coalition for a Worklink Center by William English of the Suffolk County Police Department's Research and Development Section show no serious crime in the last several years at the location of the facility.

Newsday recently reported on two serious crimes in Huntington Station. They had absolutely nothing to do with the operation of the day laborer facility.

Perhaps the Press will send a reporter to Huntington Station to learn how one of several facilities for day-laborers operates and to survey independently the public safety situation.

Meanwhile, we have an un-safe situation here in Southampton, one that can be corrected in the fashion of Huntington Station. And we can do more than that by establishing a facility that will regulate the hiring process, stop unscrupulous contractors from taking advantage of immigrant workers and thereby help improve the wages paid here in construction and other trades.

A pledge of funding by the Hagedorn Foundation and an agreement with Catholic Charities to run the proposed facility mean that no public funds will be needed. Can we do this?

Si se puede!
Yes we can!

Anthony Ernst, Southampton
Ann and Michael Anthony, Hampton Bays
John Linder, Sag Harbor
Dianne Rulnick, Water Mill
Bob Schepps, Southampton
Pastor Rose Ann Vita, Bridgehampton