Week of February 14

for lastest update click on East End Report

click on the links below:

Roy Scheider

Lisa Fishbein

The Independent - deja vu, etc - UPDATED Feb 14

New York Verified Voting Alert

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

WPKN/WPKM East End Programs for download updated Jan 25

Recommended Reading:

Arundhati Roy on Genocide: Listening to Grasshoppers

The Lonliness of the One-Issue Voter / Israeli and Palestinian Peace Groups Rally for Gaza/ Long Island Immigration Blog, Between the Lines, etc , AFSC Iraq Video on YouTube

US Fatalities in Iraq

Counter Recruiting Schedule Revised Feb 14

Alternative Media

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


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Roy Scheider

from Newsday:

Roy Scheider, a two-time Academy Award nominee best remembered as the reluctant, shark-hunting police chief in "Jaws," died yesterday. He was 75 years old and lived in Sag Harbor.

Scheider had suffered from multiple myeloma for years and died in Little Rock, Ark., from a staph infection, according to his wife, Brenda Siemer.

Outside of his film career, Scheider was active in East End causes, helping co-found the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, which is dedicated to creating a progressive, culturally diverse educational environment for local children. Scheider "was deeply committed to the school in every way," said Jonathan Snow, another of the school's founders.

full article at www.newsday.com

Letter to the Southampton Press:

from: James Henry

February 11, 2008

I was deeply saddened to learn today that my good friend and fellow Sag Harbor citizen Roy Scheider has died.

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to his wife Brenda and his family- and to our community, which has just lost one of its finest citizens.
Roy was not only a great actor and film star, and a beloved father and husband, but also a courageous activist.

He gave freely of his heart, talents, time, wealth, and endless good humor to the causes of civil rights, peace, social justice, and the welfare of our community.

Whenever there was a just cause to be fought for, he did not just sit back and hope for the best. He showed up-- he marched, spoke out, campaigned, wrote letters and articles, raised money, literally lay down in the streets and dared to get arrested.

He did all this, not because he expected to win every battle, much less for any personal gain, but simply because he was one of those rare people who really cared.

He was- and will continue to be - an example to us all.

Roy also happened to love Sag Harbor and the whole east end of Long Island with all his heart. In the next few days, those of us who feel his loss so greatly will be consulting with each other about a suitable community tribute.

James S. Henry, Esq.
Sag Harbor, New York 11963

Broadwater Alert

From North Fork People of Conscience and North Fork Environmental Council

Broadwater Alert

We are forwarding this email from NFEC alerting us to February 12, the date that Governor Spitzer will ben announcing a decision on Broadwater.

We encourage you to take action.


We are asking you to simply cut and paste the letter that appears below or write a letter of your own, protesting Broadwater to the following address: www.ny.gov/governor and then simply click on "Contact the Governor."

Governor Spitzer's announcement date is going to be on or around February 12th which is only next week. A contact number for him, if you wish to call him by phone, is (518) 474-8390

Dear Governor Spitzer: Say NO to Broadwater ! We at the North Fork Environmental Council field phone calls every day about Broadwater. "What can we do to stop this?" "Why are we having this forced down our throats?" "Why did we spend a ton of money to protect and preserve an estuary, only to have it polluted by Broadwater's chlorine wastewater which will kill marine life?" This is the largest environmental issue on the collective mind of all Long Islanders. If Broadwater is to be built, fisherman lose, boaters lose, folks just going down to the beach lose and the environment loses. Additionally, the United States Coast Guard has gone on record in saying that it does not have the resources to protect the public from a possible terrorist attack.

Broadwater has offered to provide the security necessary to protect the public and the transient tankers navigating the Sound and offloading its natural gas. I'm wondering why the federal government would even consider the outsourcing of the public's safety to a private security firm. Do we want another Blackwater-type incident here on Long Island? Protecting its citizenry is the first and foremost responsibility of any government, on any level. What can be done to stop this? The answer is simple. JUST SAY NO to Broadwater.



Ken Rubino, President
North Fork Environmental Council