Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has withdrawn his acceptance of chairmanship of the . Freeman had signaled clearly that he would want to distinguish between the US’s foreign policy interests and those of , and that this would involve criticizing some of Israel’s actions. In 2007 he criticized US policy, saying: “We abandoned the role of Middle East peacemaker to back Israel’s efforts to pacify its captive and increasingly ghettoised Arab populations.”
It is probable that Freeman was in fact forced to withdraw; his appointment was immediately and aggressively opposed by , which initiated a viciously abusive against him. Needless to say, this outcome does not bode well for the Obama administration’s willingness to defend positions unfriendly to AIPAC. As Freeman says in the statement below: “I regret that my willingness to serve the new administration has ended by casting doubt on its ability to consider, let alone decide what policies might best serve the interests of the United States rather than those of a Lobby intent on enforcing the will and interests of a foreign government.”
For ’s excellent blog / conversation / analysis on this issue, see: http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/03/10/freeman/print.html
SHINNECOCK NATION CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM
For tickets and information contact 631 287-4923
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009
Hoops for History - EDUCATIONAL - CULTURAL
“Shinnecock All Stars”
Local students, tribal members & community leaders
SOUTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL GYM
141 Narrow Lane, Southampton, NY
TICKETS SELLING FAST!
In advance $8 children, $8 students & $10 adults
At door $10 children, $10 students & $12 adults
Free for children under 5
The Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum is located at Montauk Highway and West Gate Road on the Shinnecock Reservation.
The Museum is Open from 11:00 am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Who can protest and does not is an accomplice in the act _The TalmudMarch 21: Hoops for History - Basketball Match Benefits Shinnecock Museum
Tidings from Hazel Kahan: Making Sense of Our World in Crisis -
Part 3: Thursday Mar 5 at Noon - WPKN 89.5/WPKM 88.7 / wpkn.org
March 5: Kathryn Szoka Talks about Turnpike Photo Exhibit at 7 pm at BH Historical Society
Performing Plumber: Terry Sullivan's March Concerts
March 21: NAACP Jubilee in Riverhead
April 1, April 3: Father Roy Bourgeois - School of Americas Watch at Stony Brook, Huntington
LI Wins Blog: Police Deputization and more on ICE Raids
Peace and Justice Calendar
Suffolk Peace Vigils
Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan - When will they end?
Recommended Reading click here:
Gaza / Palestine Update - Chris Hedges "Peace or Peril" and more
Capitalism Hits the Fan - Richard Wolff
Lucero Killing Follows Months of Anti-Immigrant Agitation
Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Long Island
The independent news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
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The Bridgehampton Historical Society will feature photographer Kathryn Szoka in a free talk tonight (Thursday, March 5th) at 7pm in the Corwith Homestead, 2368 .
Ms Szoka is currently at work on a photographic essay that depicts life in Bridgehampton today. The work is focused on the Bridgehampton Turnpike neighborhood. Ms Szoka will talk about her experiences and share images from her upcoming exhibition, titled “On and Around the Turnpike: Bridgehampton Today”.
BHHS Program Director Stacy Dermont reflected that “2009 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of The Other Hampton, the popular book by Calvin and Judy Tomkins. Bridgehampton and its turnpike have a rich and varied history – 2009 is the perfect time to explore and celebrate that history with events throughout the year including presentations, exhibitions, and walking tours.”
Ms Szoka lives and works in Sag Harbor where she is the co-owner of Canio’s Books. She is perhaps best known for her photographic series titled Vanishing Landscapes ©, which has chronicled working farms on the East Ends since 1983. Ms Szoka also teaches the art of photography to private students.
Mar 8 (Sunday): 4pm Whaler’s Church, Union Street, Sag Harbor $25 benefit
March 14 (Saturday): 2 pm at Bridgehampton Historical Society, Main Street (Rte 27) donation
March 14 (Saturday): 6 pm at Canios Books 290 Main St. Sag Harbor, donation
March 15 (Sunday): 2 pm John Jermain Library, Main St. Sag Harbor, free
More Info: Call Terry at 725-4805
Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, founder and director of the School of the Americas Watch will be presenting at Stony Brook University on April 1 at 12:45 pm and at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre on Friday, April 3 at 7 pm.
At Stony Brook Fr. Roy will speak at the Wang Center auditorium.
At Huntington he will be at the Cinema Arts Centre located at 423 Park Ave. 631 423 7611.
Admission for this fundraiser will be $9 for Cinema members and $12 for non members ( no one turned away)
The main thrust of Fr. Roy's presentation will be a weaving together of twenty years of activity in trying to close the SOA including "Now" as the most hopeful time for closing, the involvement with indigenous movements, the interaction with foreign governments, the role of the School in our economic order, the inspiration derived from connection with the memory of Franz Jaegerstatter, and the need for solidarity in the closing effort, with particular emphasis on the role of women.
Need more info? Contact Bill McNulty at firstname.lastname@example.org
from 11 am to 1 pm in Riverhead
The Eastern LI Branch of the NAACP will celebrate at
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF RIVERHEAD
1018 NORTHVILLE TURNPIKE
REV. CHARLES A. COVERDALE, PASTOR
SPEAKER: LUIS VALENZUELA, PH.D., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LONG ISLAND IMMIGRANT ALLIANCE AND CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK AT
SUNY, STONY BROOK
Local Middle and High School
COME AND BRING FRIENDS
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL STUDENTS
Music and Refreshments
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PHONE (631) 287-7346