Week of March 27

Updated March 27: see recommended reading

for latest updates click on East End Report

click on the links below:

4000 Dead Troops in Iraq: Vigil Saturday Mar 29 at Smith Haven Mall -2 to 4:30pm

Suffolk Times: 50 March for Peace in Southold

Notice on Counter Recruiting and Informational Leafletting

Tidings from Hazel Kahan on Zimbabwe

Peace and Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Long Island Wins Again - Lisa Votino-Tarrant Joins Vital Immigration Information Source

WPKN/WPKM East End Programs for download updated March 26
Tidings fromHazel Kahan Thursday March 27 at 12 Noon

Recommended Reading:

Reverend Wright's Sermons - What did he really say?

Long Island Wins: Immigration 101 and more - updated daily

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:

Monday March 31 6:30 am

Starting April 1:

Monday (April 7) 10 pm
Tuesday 11 pm

Wednesday 7pm
Thursday 6pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 6:30 am

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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4000 Dead in Iraq: Vigil Saturday, March 29 Smith Haven Mall

According to Iraq Casualties Count 4000 US soldiers have died in Iraq as of March 23, 2008.

To observe /commemorate our 4000 dead, a vigils is planned for Lake Grove (Smith Haven Mall) on Saturday March 29. A vigil was held in Bridgehampton on Monday afternoon March 24.

Smith Haven Mall - Lake Grove:

From Suffolk Peace Network:

On Saturday March 29:

the first SATURDAY following the day that the 4,000th American casualty is reached we will stand as a presence of peace on the sidewalk on Rte 25 in front of the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. We will be there from 2:00-4:30 PM.

Recently the Suffolk Peace Network has ordered special t shirts for this event that read:

4,000 troops, 1 million Iraqis DEAD—on front, ENOUGH—on back.

for more information contact Dennis at dmu7@optonline.net

Tidings from Hazel Kahan on Zimbabwe

This Saturday, the southern African nation of Zimbabwe will go to the polls. Since independence only one head of state, Robert Mugabe has been in power. Opposition candidates are running and according to some reports have significant support.

Recently Hazel Kahan of Mattituck spoke with a white Zimbawean artist about how the political and economic problems of Zimbabwe affect his life.

That interview and a review of Zimbabwe's history and present problems is the subject of this month's Tidings from Hazel Kahan. The program was broadcast Thursday March 27 at 12 Noon on WPKN 89.5 and WPKM 88.7 and wpkn.org.

Download the program here

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting March 27

UPDATED April 2:

Scroll Down for details on the following events:

* April 2 (Wednesday): Talk on Co-housing and ecovillages in Babylon at 7pm

* April 4 (Friday): Peacesmiths Coffee House in Amityville at 8pm

* April 15 (Tuesday): Seminar on Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Central Islip 6 - 8:30pm

*April 17 (Thursday): Children Perform Play by Ossie Davis in Southampton at 6pm

Repeating Events:

* Sunday Book Group Meets from 6 to 8pm in Bridgehampton:

* 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 - TIMES AND PLACES WILL BE CHANGED - SEE DETAILS 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:

April 2 (Wednesday): Talk on Co-housing and ecovillages in Babylon at 7pm

The Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature Paul Arfin of Intergenerational Strategies talking about cohousing, ecovillages, and intentional community.


The Babylon Green Party gathering is held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY Come hungry! w www.piscescafe.net

April 4 (Friday): Peacesmiths Coffee House in Amityville at 8pm

PeaceSmiths April Coffeehouse features poet Amy King and singer/songwriter David Bailey

Amy King a prominent poet, whose work has been featured in Buffalo and New York City, will read at PeaceSmiths’ monthly Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse, 8 pm, Fri., April 4, First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rt. 110 (southmost end near Merrick Rd./Montauk Highway), Amityville.

The suggested donation is $7 (half for children.)
For information 631-798-0778 or www.peacesmiths.org

April 15 (Tuesday): Seminar on Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Central Islip 6 - 8:30pm

Don't Make Our Mistakes: Lessons from Riverside, New Jersey in the Costs of Attacking Immigrants

Riverside, New Jersey presents a cautionary tale of the devastating economic consequences of anti-immigration legislation. Come hear firsthand about the economic benefits that immigrants provide and what happens when a local community puts anti-immigration politics ahead of common sense.

Featuring David Verduin: Business owner and president of the Riverside, NJ Coalition of Business Owners and Landlords,

Matthew T. Crosson, Esq.: President of the Long Island Association,

Mayor David Nyce: Mayor of Greenport Village,

Professor Mariano Torras, Ph.D: Author of The Economic Impact of the Hispanic Population on Long Island, New York

Moderated By: Andrea Batista Schlesinger: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

April 15th 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Touro College Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Space is limited. Admission is free

Please RSVP by email to: longislandwins@gmail.com
or by phone to 516.304.5642

April 17(Thursday): Children Perform Play by Ossie Davis in Southampton at 6pm

A play "The People of Clarendon County", written by Ossie Davis and first
performed in 1955 will be the subject of a program at the Southampton
Elementary School on April 17 at 6pm.

Alice Bernstein, author of a book about the play and an educator will speak
about "Education that can end racism" and will introduce students
performing part of the play.

The school is on Hampton Road in Southampton Village.

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

Sunday Book Group Meets from 6 to 8pm in Bridgehampton:

January 13 through March 30, 2008

A small (fun) group meets to work through Julia Cameron's books and is starting "Walking in this World", the long-awaited sequel to The Artist's Way. Join in a 12-week 'journey of encouragement.' The book supplies exercises and tasks that have worked magic through the tools of Morning Pages, Artist's Dates, and Weekly Walks. Come to experience laughter, joy, and delight as we become ourselves in this safe place where we can share insights and get in touch with deeper feelings and truer thoughts.

If you would like to become part of the newly forming group, contact The Rev. Rose Ann Vita, Pastor, Incarnation Lutheran Church (631) 537-1187

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.

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

This Saturday, March 1st, from noon until 1:30 p.m. help protest against military
recruiting in our public schools, against the lies told by recruiters to our sons and daughters,
and against illegal occupations in the Middle East and all over the world.

As we begin our 6th year occupying Iraq, our presence is needed in the streets to voice our
opposition to empire and the need for truth in recruiting.

Meet at the recruiting offices at 116 E. Main St. in Patchogue on Montauk Hwy just west of Route 112.

For more information, call 631-875-8647 or email rksrc@optonline.net


Thursdays in Bridgehampton: LIVING THE QUESTIONS: 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Begins February 7th

Living the Questions embraces an inclusive or progressive understanding of faith and is designed to wrestle with the basic questions that were often avoided by the dogmatic Christianity of our youth.

The features DVD presentations by 30 of today's leading progressive pastors and scholars. Presentation begins at 7:30. (Come early for community meal at 7:00 and/or quiet meditation at 6:30.)

Programs at Incarnation Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway at Hayground Road where Watermill meets Bridgehampton (631) 537-1187

more information: www.livingthequestions.com and Pastor Vita at rose.ann.vita@hotmail.com.


"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English

Times and places for these workshops are being changed.
Contact Sandra Dunn at
631-723-0150 for more information.

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

Please send event listings for next week's report (PLAIN TEXT Please) by 5 pm on Tuesday

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Counter Recruinting / Informational Leafletting:

To be held in Patchogue, Greenlawn and Lindenhurst and other Long Island military recruiting offices.

Please call 631-875-8647 or email spncr@active.ws for this month's schedule.