Week of March 13

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Evictions in Southampton stir a torrent of words

Winter Soldier Hearings - Broadcasts

Facing the Wall: Art as Resistance - March 15 CANCELLED

Long Island Observes 5th Anniversary of Iraq War March 15

Five Years Too Many: Mobilization and Non Violent Civil Disobedience in DC March 19

4000 Dead in Iraq: Vigils Planned on Long Island

WPKN/WPKM East End Programs for download updated Feb 27
Tidings from Hazel Kahan - A Wall Has Two Sides : Airs Thursday Feb 28 at 12 Noon

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Recommended Reading:

Long Island Wins: Campaign to Defeat
Suffolk Bill IR 1105

Revealed: the US plan to start a Palestinian civil war

International Food Aid May Be Rationed - BBC Report

Arundhati Roy on Genocide: Listening to Grasshoppers

Israeli and Palestinian Peace Groups Rally for Gaza /AFSC Iraq Video on YouTube / and more

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:

March Schedule: (new schedule for April t.b.a.)

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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Evictions stir a torrent of words

Southampton Town officials recently evicted 70 Latino tenants from four buildings built as single family residences.  The Town says ovens were used for heating and that there were no escape routes from basement apartments.  Landlords were collecting high rents, as much as  $800 per month for each tennant with several in each house.

Bob Schepps, President of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce has this commentary on the evictions and Southampton zoning and housing laws:

The present remedy for over crowded housing in our town is to simply evict tenants who must
then find alternative housing in an area where affordable housing does not exist.

The rental housing law will have little consequence to landlords who protect themselves using the cover of corporations and leases that hold the landlord harmless while they collect high rents.

The real estate agents get fees for finding these properties. There is no legal consequence to them.

In New Jersey exclusionary zoning has been outlawed. Every area is assessed and a number for affordable units must be met within time limits. Publicly preserved or owned lands can be seized to meet those needs. Court-appointed "masters" decide what remedies should be built to facilitate the creation of affordable housing in the form of apartment buildings multifamily dwellings and even trailer parks.

Southampton's zoning and new rental laws are exclusionary. They do not create an pportunity for affordable housing to be built by the market. They will make many, including those born and raised here, illegal residents in their own neighborhoods.

I call on interested parties and organizations in our Town, County and State to bring a lawsuit which will declare these laws discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.

Our tourism-based economy operates with a low income workforce. If we are to continue to sustain a viable economy we must provide A real opportunity for affordable living spaces.

Commentary prepared for WPKN /WPKM News 6:30pm, March 14, 2008

Here is another take on the situation by Lisa Votino-Tarrant, a community organizer and member of the Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force.

Ms. Votino-Tarrant's essay and 20 comments from the Long Island Wins blog

Facing the Wall - Art as Resistance - Riverhead March 15

THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED ... will be re-scheduled for June

Facing the Wall - Art as Resistance - Presentation by Hazel Kahan in Riverhead at 11 am

The separation wall, Israel's 400-mile, 25-foot-high barrier in the occupied Palestinian territories, has created an outpouring of resistance art. Hazel Kahan travels frequently to Israel and the West Bank where she has interviewed Israeli and Palestinian artists and others, including a Palestinian before and after the wall was built around his village.

In this multimedia presentation, which includes a large number of images of the powerful art and graffiti that have appeared on the wall and about the wall, Hazel Kahan brings her perspective as artist and psychologist to analyze the effects of the enormous barrier on adults and children who live on the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ side of the wall.

The presentation will be at East End Arts Council at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead from 11 am to 12Noon.

Fee: $10 EEAC members, $15 non-members

Info at (631) 727-0900

Winter Soldier Hearings - To Be Broadcast Mar 14-16

Check out ivaw.org/wintersoldier for more info

Pacifica Radio will broadcast the "Winter Soldier Hearings" from Washington DC starting Friday March 14. See kpfa.org for details (times are Pacific Daylight Savings). Program may be downloaded.

WPKN and WPKM will broadcast portions of the hearings. Check wpkn.org/today each day for times.

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: "These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we demand that the voices of veterans are heard.

Once again, we are fighting for the soul of our country. We demonstrate our patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy. Winter Soldier is a difficult but essential service to our country.

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan features testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.

This event brings together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.