In this week's report: [ click on any of the bold headers below or scroll down]
Long Island Wins
Greenport Rallies Against ICE Raids
Message from your Congressman
North Fork Events
Peace & Justice Calendar
This just in: Terry Sullivan & Friends Folk Concert in Sag Harbor
2pm at Christ Episcopal Church Sunday, October 14 - see P&J Calendar
Suffolk Peace Vigils
United for Peace & Justice - National Mobilization October 27
Counter Recruiting Schedule
Alternative Media for Eastern LI
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
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
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
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The Wins blog is a conversation that includes and welcomes all Long Islanders. When it comes to the topic of immigration, we've heard too much rhetoric and not enough about solutions. This blog is a place where we can have a frank and informed discussion about immigration and its impact on , and where we can discuss the ideas that will enable and its diverse communities to develop a local approach to immigration policy that will benefit all Long Islanders, support the region's dynamic economy, and truly engage with our neighbors on this important issue.
Wins blog will be a voice of cooperation where Long Islanders can voice their concerns and discuss constructive solutions to the challenges created by immigration. We will connect Long Islanders with smart policies and policymakers working to develop practical approaches to immigration in the region. We will highlight the stories of our neighbors to better understand their goals and their economic and cultural contributions to their communities.
Over the past decade, Long Island's Latino residents have contributed nearly $5.7 billion dollars in consumer spending to our local economy. These Latino Long Islanders also contribute a net benefit of $614 per resident in local taxes. Latino businesses also created 52,000 jobs throughout in the same period. We cannot have a conversation about immigration with acknowledging those facts. But we also can't have a one-sided conversation that doesn't recognize that we need practical interventions so that we can solve the problems that do indeed exist.
We hope that you will join us!
On Sunday October 7, members of the Greenport Long Island community including the Mayor turned out to rally against a recent raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the village of 2500 people.
WPKN’s Hazel Kahan reports:
The raid on September 29 was conducted with the aid of local police and was one of many across Long Island.
At the rally, organizer Margaret Duggan described what happened and the reaction of villagers.
"We did not like having Greenport raided by the ICE people using our own police as a cover. Coming at 4:30 in the morning or earlier, breaking into people's houses, shining flashlights into kid's faces, and pulling men out of the house away from their families and haullng them off without giving them much of a chance to get legal representation...all because supposedly there are gangs in Greenport and the'yre looking for gang members...We don't have any gang members here"
A recent census puts the Hispanic population of Greenport at 17% or about 100 households.
Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Hispanic Apostolate says that at least 12 men were arrested and taken away, a significant number of the bread winners in the Latino community.
Mayor David Nyce of Greenport is concerned with the effect on the wives and children of the men taken away during the raid:
Rally organizers are calling for people to tell their Congressman that the ICE raids should stop.
"They're now left without visible means of support and as a community, that's going to cause a strain. It's going to cause a financial hardship on everybody, not just them."
For WPKN's East End News Team, this is Hazel Kahan reporting from Long Island.
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I have consistently voted to keep our troops well-armed and supplied throughout our fight against terrorists in Afghanistan and elsewhere. I have voted to continue operations in Iraq with strategic benchmarks and oversight. And I have consistently voted to raise the standard of medical care for our active duty personnel and veterans.
But after years of failure and diversion from our primary mission, it is time for a change in strategy. I stand with the majority of Americans and the majority of those in my district who believe that giving the President another blank check to recklessly continue pursuing a failed policy is unconscionable.
Consequently, I voted against the latest emergency war supplement funding bill (HR 2206). I believe it only extends this nation's greatest foreign policy disaster. Simply put, it is long past time for our involvement in this tragic episode to come to an end.
The Iraqi people are the only ones that can bring a peaceful conclusion to this war. It is unfair to ask our troops and their families to continue to sacrifice while Iraqi leaders have done so little to achieve the political and security goals asked of them. Therefore, it is imperative that we begin the gradual redeployment of troops as soon as possible to protect their lives and ensure the safety of America. Our troops continue to make America very proud while serving in harm's way. They deserve a better strategy than this Administration has proposed thus far. In the months to come, I will continue working with my colleagues in Congress to pressure the President to change his failed course in Iraq and bring his misguided war to an end.
Thank you again for sharing your views. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr. Bishop's email is email@example.com
Scroll Down for details on the following events:
* November 2 (Friday): Peacesmiths Coffeehouse in Amityville at 8:30 pm
* November 6 (Tuesday): East Hampton & Southampton Votes for Town Boards 6 am - 8pm
* November 7 (Wednesday): Sag Harbor Planning Board Meets on Bulova Project - Public Invited
* 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
November 2 (Friday): Peacesmiths Coffeehouse in Amityville at 8:30 pm
PeaceSmiths Monthly Topical A-Typical Folk Music Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse will start its new season on Friday November 2 at 8:30 pm.
The coffehouse was started by the late Susan Blake.
The night will feature the political band Blacklisted & the Banned and the poet Patti Tana. As always the coffeehouse will include open time (maybe you?); activist announcements and colorful conversation. The Coffeehouse takes place at the 1st Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rt.110, Amityville.
Info at 516-285-9005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 6 (Tuesday): East Hampton & Southampton Vote for Town Boards 6 am - 8pm
In Southampton a 4 way race for Supervisor pits a liberal Democrat against a Republican presently on the Town Board, an Independant and the present Supervisor running on the Conservative line.
In East Hampton the Republicans and Democrats are at it again.
Vote your conscience!
November 7 (Wednesday): Sag Harbor Planning Board Meets on Bulova Project - Public Invited at 4pm
The planning board of the Village of Sag Harbor will again look at the proposal by a developer to convert the contaminated former watchcase factory into luxury housing. Activists who favor a component of 'workforce affordable housing' and say YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) will be on hand. Join them.
contact: Kathryn Szoka at 725-1149
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
Sundays in Bridgehampton
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity --- A forming inTuesdays: Bob Zellner comments on WLIU 88.3
at "the welcome place" .
Human Rights activist Bob Zellner is heard each Tuesday morning and evening during the news programs on WLIU Southampton.
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.
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.
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
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."
"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
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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