Week of July 14

In this week's report:


Peace & Justice Organizations

Bill of Rights Petition

Also see the
Suffolk Progressive Vision
web site for links to the
Suffolk Peace Network Counter Military Recruiting Committee
and much more.


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The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.
Comments and corrections may be sent to eastendreport@optonline.net

Sovereignty and Justice

from a letter to the East Hampton Star:

A representative of the Shinnecock Nation quoted in the Star said that no one representing the tribe is responsible for a poll soliciting opinions about the gaming casino the tribe has proposed.

The poll comes on the heels of the land claim suit against Southampton Town and the golf clubs in Shinnecock Hills.

The Shinnecock Nation is recognized by the State of New York. The Shinnecocks have been on the land that became the Town of Southampton continuously for thousands of years. Much of that land was was taken from them over the years in violation of the laws of those who took it.

The over-development and poor planning which created the chaos that is Southampton today was not the Shinnecocks' doing. It is their right to use the land they now occupy as they see fit and they should be compensated for lands taken illegally.

Regardless of the outcome of a telephone poll the real issues are sovereignty and justice.

Anthony Ernst, Southampton
Dan Steiger, Sag Harbor
Robert Zellner, Southampton

East End Peace and Justice Organizations

UPDATED 04-13-05

Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine (COPIP)
PO Box 286
Wainscott, NY 11975
Contact: Silvia Tennenbaum 324 9618

East End Interfaith Task Force
Group of whose mission is to provide a forum for public discussion of the shared moral foundations of our society

Contact: Joan Porco 631-668-2093

East End Direct Action

Group that practices non-violent civil disobedience
Contact: Dan Steiger 631-831-4966

East End Veterans
Contact Joe Giannini 631-267-6666

East End Women in Black
Group that sponsors vigils against war and the occupations of Palestine and Iraq.
Contact: Sigrid Meinel at sigridbythesea2@aol.com or

Long Island Progressive Coalition - South Fork Chapter
90 Pennsylvania Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
Contact: Seth Weingart 516-541-1006 ext 13 or seth@lipc.org

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Eastern Long Island Branch
Contact: Lucius Ware 631-287-7346 or elibnaacp@aol.com

North Fork People of Conscience
Group organizing peace vigils and working on
counter-military recruiting information to the public.
Contact: Pat Hovey hovey@optonline.net


Organizacion Latino Americana of Eastern Long Island

Pax Christi - Long Island
Contact Larry Darcey 631-725-9006 or Bill McNulty wmcnult@suffolk.lib.ny.us

School of Americas Watch - Long Island
Suffolk contact: Bill McNulty - wmcnult@suffolk.lib.ny.us

Suffolk Peace Network (county wide)
Suffolk Peace Network: (Co) Coordinator Liz Folz (631-689-2132 / 631-805-0269)
Counter Military Recruitment Committee Chair: Karen Sackett: 631-875-8647
email: rksrc@optonline.net

Suffolk Progressive Vision
Contact: Richard Sackett, Karen Sackett
email: spv@active.ws
web site: www.spv.active.ws

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork - Social Action Committee
Contact: Michael O'Neill 631-725-4573 or leoneill@optonline.net

United for Peace and Justice (National Organization)

War Resisters League
Contact: Gerry Mooney 516-429-9627

Bill of Rights Day in Southampton

July 4:

A diverse group of advocates for constitutional rights and Peace paraded at this week's Independence Day Parade in Southampton. Holding signs supporting the Bill of Rights and opposing the US Patriot Act the marchers (80 or more) discovered that - yes, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution really do need defending - especially the first amendment.

The marchers had prepared literature to distribute along the parade route - asking the public to contact their elected representatives in support of the Bill of Rights. Parade officials informed them that if they distributed the literature they would be excluded from the parade. No ordinance or regulation was cited.

Here is a part of the sample resolution the South Fork Bill of Rights Defense Committee is asking the Town Boards of Southampton and East Hampton to enact:

....Therefore, we the Town of East Hampton, New York acting in the spirit and history of our community, do hereby request that:

1. Local law enforcement continue to preserve residents' freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and privacy; rights to counsel and due process in judicial proceedings; and protection from unreasonable searches and seizures even if requested or authorized to infringe upon these rights by federal law enforcement acting under new powers granted by the USA PATRIOT Act or orders of the Executive Branch;

2. Federal and state law enforcement officials acting within the Town work in accordance with the policies of the East Hampton Police Department, and in cooperation with the Department, by not engaging in or permitting detentions without charges or racial profiling in law enforcement;

3. The U.S. Attorney's Office, the Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York

State Police report to the East Hampton Town Board regularly and publicly the extent to and
manner in which they have acted new Executive Orders, or COINTELPRO-type regulations, including disclosing the names of any detainees held in New York or any East Hampton residents detained elsewhere;

4. That the Town instructs the East Hampton Library not to divulge information concerning books and magazines read by Library patrons to any authorized agency.

5. Our United States Congressman and Senators monitor the implementation of the Act and Orders cited herein and actively work for the repeal of the parts of that Act and those Orders that violate fundamental rights and liberties as stated in the Constitutions of the Commonwealth and the United States.or to take any other action relative thereto.

The Town of Huntington passed a similar resolution earlier this year.

For more information on the South Fork Bill of Rights Defense Committee contact Myrna Truit at myrna.truitt@worldnet.att.net or the national committee at bordc.org