Week of April 23: click here for updates

Who can protest and does not is an accomplice in the act _The Talmud

Earth Day on Long Island: Preserve the Land and Native Burial Sites - on WPKN/WPKM Radio Thursday Noon - Listen here

The Writing on the Wall Spells Freedom

Combatants for Peace - Israelis and Palestinians - ex fighters tour the US

Let the Numbers Speak

Long Island Wins Blog: Immigration Reform - Media Roundup

Peace and Justice Calendar - Rep. Tim Bishop at Town Hall Meeting on Environment - Cutchogue - April 25 - 2pm

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

Democracy Now!

New: The latest Democracy Now! can be viewed - click here

The independent news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island
Channel 20:

Note: Channels 20 (public access) and 22 (government meetings) now require a digital capable TV or converter box and have been removed from the basic cable service in violation of contracts with the east end towns. Call your Town Council members to find out what they are doing about this.

Starting April 1 - new schedule for Democracy Now!

Monday 6:30 am

Tuesday 6 PM

Wednesday 8 PM

Thursday 10 PM

Friday 6:30 am

Saturday - 10 PM

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5 PM Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20


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Earth Day on Long Island - Preserve the Land and Native Burial Grounds

To Celebrate Earth Day WPKN 89.5, WPKM 88.7 and wpkn.org will broadcast this Earth Day Special April 23 at 12 Noon.

The program was recorded on Earth Day 2007 at Indian Island County Park and includes an update interview with Becky Genia of Shinnecock and the Inter-tribal Historic Preservation Task Force.

Here are some excerpts:

On Earth Day 2007 Shinnecock Elder Elizabeth Haile and native activist Becky Genia talked about preserving the earth and native remains and the heritage of Long Island's first people.

Here is that program followed by an update on preserving native and colonial era gravesites.

We spoke this week with Becky Genia who is a member of the Intertribal Historic Protection Task Force. The Task Force was formed after a mass burial grave was dug up as a result of excavation for a horse barn on Shelter Island five years ago.

In 2007 human remains were un-earthed during construction at Water Mill in Southampton Town. Money from the Community Preservation Fund has been set aside to purchase the land which has been known as the site of a native village.

New York is one of four states that have no law governing what should happen when ancient grave sites are discovered.

The Intertribal Historic Protection Task Force submitted draft ordinances to the five east end townships in February 2004. They have not been acted on except in Shelter Island where
"a watered down" version was adopted according to Ms. Genia.

Becky Genia asks that listeners tell their town board members to act on the grave protection ordinances and also suggests that they communicate with the east end's congressional Representative Tim Bishop who she says is sensitive to issues of land preservation.

Becky Genia of the Shinnecock Nation is a member of the Intertribal Historic Preservation Task Force. Elizabeth Thunder Bird Haile is a founder of the Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum located at Montauk Highway and West Gate Road on the Shinnecock Reservation near
Southampton New York.

The Writing on the Wall Spells Freedom

A South African has a message for Palestinians and us all. It will be spray painted on the Wall near Ramallah on the West Bank - Occupied Palestine. We can help sponsor this effort by a Dutch group, Sendamessage.nl .

Read about this effort at

Read the entire message (courtesy of Jewish Peace News) at this link:


Let the Numbers Speak

Dr. Souad N. Al-Azzawi, Associate Professor, Baghdad , Iraq , member of the BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee (26 March 2009)

Dear Friends,

I pride myself in being a scientist and a researcher. I built my academic career on theories and numbers. As a teacher, I teach my students that everything is based in science - everything has reason. For this reason, I am always frustrated with myself when I find I am overwhelmed with feelings on specific topics.

One such topic is the occupation of my country, Iraq . On this subject I find that I cannot always be dispassionate. I cannot be the researcher and observer and discuss it without feeling or emotion as I am sometimes expected to do. I find myself doing research on the damages caused by the war and occupation, and my head buzzes with anger, my eyes burn with tears of desperation at the state of my country.

Six years after the attack and the pain is as fresh and cutting as it was in March 2003. This year, I decided, I would view it as a scientist. I would not attack the subject with emotion. I would let the numbers speak for themselves. This year I will sit back and play the part of the analyst- the researcher- on this topic that is closest to my heart.

Six years into the occupation…

- 72 months of destruction

- $607 Billions spent on the war

- 2 Million Barrels of oil being sold per day

- 2 Million Displaced Iraqis inside of Iraq

- 3 Million Iraqis forced to leave the country

- 2615 professors, scientists, and doctors killed in cold blood

- 338 dead journalists

- $13 Billion misplaced by the current Iraqi government

- $400 Billion required to rebuild the Iraqi infrastructure

- 3 hours average of electricity daily

- 24 car bombs per month

- 7 major mafias running the country

- 4260 Americans dead

- 10,000 cases of cholera per year

<>- 50 of my friends dead
- 22 of my relatives dead

- 15 abductions of close relatives and people I know and love

<>- At least 1.3 million Iraqis dead since 2003.

Six years into the occupation and somehow, the numbers are not looking better. Year after dismal year, the numbers of dead and displaced grow as we continue to reap the rewards of an American occupation on our country.

So the numbers speak for themselves. Six. Six months is what it took for most Iraqis to realize no good could come of this war and occupation. Six years is what it has taken the rest of the world. Six years, six million Iraqis displaced inside and outside of Iraq- well over a million Iraqis dead or dying inside of the country.

As a scientist, as a researcher- it is a disaster that will never be sufficiently documented with numbers or words. As a researcher, the numbers are so astounding that we go back and recalculate to make sure they are real. As an Iraqi, it is enraging. The numbers and statistics fill me with a rage and shame that make my heart throb and my blood boil. It’s a rage towards all who are silent and uncaring, and a shame at the little we all are doing.

Souad N. Al-Azzawi

Associate Professor,

Baghdad, Iraq


"Why Afghanistan is not the Good War"

April 23(Thursday): Film and Discussion in Manhasset Hills at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

This event will feature a showing of the documentary "Afghan Women: A History of Struggle" followed by presentations and discussion with Kathleen Foster (the filmmaker), 1st Lieutenant Christopher Vongsawat, USA (recently returned from Afghanistan), and Dr. Camillo Mac Bica, Professor of Philosophy at the School of Visual Arts and coordinatorof VFPLI.

The venue is the Unitarian Universalist Congregation
48 Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset Hills, NY
Phone: 631-987-3338

Educate yourself about America's involvement, and now escalation, of the occupation/war against Afghanistan and Pakistan. Is this the GOOD WAR? Look at the cost that must be paid, in lives and treasure, with no assurance that our efforts will be any more successful than those of the Soviet Union and Britian. Is this a price we are willing/able to pay? Get informed and you decide. Meet Kathleen Foster in person at the VFPLI teach-in on the 23rd.