Week of August 4, 2005


In this week's report:

Riverhead and East Hampton Buses for Sept 24 DC Rally

'Democracy Now!' is on WUSB - Now Get It on PATV for East End

Peace & Justice Calendar

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


The East End Report is heard on Bill McNulty's"Lunch on Thursday" 12N, Thursday WUSB
Stony Brook 90.1 FM and WUSB.org

East End Report excerpts on Jim Krivo's Long Island Report Wednesdays 6:45am on 'Wake Up Call' WBAI 99.5 FM NYC and WBAI.org


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

September 24-26: DC Mobilization to End the War in Iraq

Pat Hovey at 631-765-4612 or Tom Cowan at 516-369-0360

Information on East Hampton Bus:
Betty Mazur at 631-267-8392 or email: seabetty@msn.com

NY Times on Shinnecock Nation Land Suit

On July 17. an editorial in the Long Island Section of the Sunday New York Times urged the leaders of the Shinnecock Nation to drop their land claim suit against Southampton Town, several golf clubs and a housing developer in the Shinnecock Hills. The editorial called the suit "destructive" and said it would result in severing ties to what the Times called "allies in the community".

In answer to the editorial a letter by Tribal Chairman Randy King published on July 31 stated that 'the majority of the people [in the Town] understand our concerns". Also he wrote that the tribe would not drop its land claim suit and questioned the Times' motives for the editorial. King wrote "For decades, we have sought alternatives. Yet our sacred lands, meant for preservation of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, continue to be bulldozed. " King wrote that the Times "editors, executives and major investors ... own property on Shinnecock land and have a personal financial stake in the outcome of this debate."

Also the following letter in response was published by the Times on July 31:

To the Editor:
You urge the Shinnecock Nation to abandon its land claim "rather than burn  
every last bridge to its allies in the community and thwart the search for
a less destructive long-term source of financial security."

As an actual ally of the Shinnecocks, I would like to ask why you think
land claim would burn any bridges to those who support the Shinnecock
Nation's search for justice.

The tribe preserved the lands it was left with after the Shinnecock
Hills were taken. When it proposed a gaming casino for financial security,
the so-called "allies" claimed to have alternatives.

The most lucrative proposal would have required the Shinnecocks to sell
their Westwoods land and invest the proceeds to earn $5,000 per
household annually. Is this a plan for financial security?

In their reaction to the Shinnecock proposals, the Southampton power
structure has not convinced the Shinnecocks that they are allies.

Ending its poverty while preserving ancestral lands and traditions is

the tribe's objective. What would be gained should the tribe abandon its

Anthony Ernst

Peace & Justice Calendar Starting August 6


* August 6 (Saturday): World Peace Vigil on Hiroshima Anniversary in Bellport at 3:30pm

*August 10 (Wednesday): Demonstration Against Walmart in Commack at 5 pm

* August 10 (Wednesday): Vanishing Landscapes - Photographer Kathryn Szoka - in Bridgehampton at 7:30pm

* August 11 (Thursday): Rep. Tim Bishop Conducts Town Meeting in Hampton Bays at 7pm

* August 13(Saturday): Demonstration at LI Recruiting Stations starting 10am

* Repeating Events:

"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English:

Mondays in Farmingville 3 to 5 pm
Thursdays in East Hampton at 7 pm

Details follow:

August 6 (Saturday): World Peace Vigil on Hiroshima Anniversary in Bellport at 3:30pm

Hiroshima Day, Saturday, August 6, 2005, will mark 60 Years since the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year, as in the past 22 years, participants wearing traditional white for mourning will meet at 3:30PM at the sidewalk adjacent to Woodlawn Cemetery located on Station Road, Bellport Village, just south of Head of Neck Rd.

They will mark the day with a silent, commemorative walk to the Great South Bay for a
live program at the Bellport Village Bandshell.

All who yearn for World Peace and an end to the threat of nuclear annihilation are invited to join the vigil.

This year's very special 60th Anniversary Memorial includes speeches by Susan Blake, Dennis Urlaub, Paul Ames, Nina Uchida and Susan McKeon plus music and dance.

For more information call 286-1803 or email wilkds@suffolk.lib.ny.us

August 10 (Wednesday) Demonstration Against Walmart in Commack at 5 pm

Please join Long Island labor and religious organizations as we leaflet in front of the Costco store in Commack, asking peopole NOT to purchase school supplies at Walmart this fall.

Why Costco?

Costco is a solid union employer, and we are encouraging people to purchase there -- Costco is right next to where Smithtown has approved the construction of a Wal-Mart.

Many of us have been extremely disugsted AND frustrated with the business practices of Walmart for a VERY, VERY long time. NOW is another opportunity to actively share this information with others, and hopefully let Walmart know they MUST CHANGE. PLEASE join the many people coming from both religious and labor backgrounds, as we suggest to consumers that they refrain from purchasing school supplies at Walmart. The Campaign Against Walmart continues! Please join us...we NEED YOU!!!!!!This event and campaign is organized by Jobs with Justice.Directions to Costco:From the west:LIE E to exit 52. Continue straight on the service road to Crooked Hill Rd (route 13). Make a LEFT on Crooked Hill. Go under the LIE, and make a RIGHT into shopping center. Costco will be in front of you.

Contact JimMcAsey, organizer Jobs with Justice-LI for questions:cell: 806-2932


August 10 (Wednesday): Vanishing Landscapes - Photographer Kathryn Szoka - in Bridgehampton at 7:30pm

Photographer Kathryn Szoka talks about her series "Vanishing Landscapes" which documents dissapearing rural east end scenes.

7:30 to 9:00 at Incarnation Lutheran Church, Montauk Highway & Hayground Road, Water Mill

Contact: Rev. Rose Ann Vita (631) 537-1187 pastorvita@fnol.net

August 11 (Thursday): Rep. Tim Bishop Conducts Town Meeting in Hampton Bays at 7pm

A town meeting will be held by Congressman Tim Bishop on Thursday August 11 at 7 pm at the American Legion Hall at 55 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. This is your chance to ask questions about local and national issues.

Info at Cong. Bishop's local office: 631-696-6500


August 13th (Saturday):Demonstrations at LI Recruiting Stations starting 10am

The Long Island Counter Military Recruiting Committee will be holding island-wide demonstrations at local recruiting stations beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 13.

Recruiters are working overtime to reach their quotas at the expense of our youth who are being misinformed. We will be leafletting to expose the truths of the military.

Please join us.

For more info call 631-875-8647 or email spncr@active.ws

Repeating Events:

"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English:

Mondays 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 under the guidance of Herstory founder Erika Duncan. Workshop is conducted in both English and Spanish, with Sandra Dunn interpreting. Call 631-723-0150 for more information and directions to the center.

Thursdays in East Hampton:

Every Thursday 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. Itmeets every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 128 Springs-Fireplace Road.


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