Week of September 8, 2005

In this week's report:

Camp Casey Long Island Day 1

Healing the Wound: Relief for Flood Victims

Tim Bishop and Peace Advocates meet at Greenport

Big Crowd Protests Ferry on North Fork

Peace & Justice Calendar

United for Peace & Justice
International A.N.S.W.E.R.
Joint Rally to End the Iraq War

Petition to WLIW and Cablevision
Tell them you want
Democracy Now!
Same Day Broadcast

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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Camp Casey Long Island Day 1

A message from Bill McNulty about Tuesday September 6:

Dear Friends,

What an inspiring day. You have to be there if you can. Almost unanimous support for the "End the War" message. And right in front of two war voting senators. And you know, one of them being groomed to be you president, wants to increase troop numbers by 90,000.

But America, the one made up of the thousands that went to Crawford and the one made up of the thousands who blew their horns and raised their hands in rejection, say no. When you come bring friends. People are out there joining with each other, who have never been out there before. You will feel good, they will feel good and all together we are letting the power structure know they are on the wrong side of issue after issue. And further more we are collectively giving careful thought to what the leaders must do to put this Country back on track.

If you are in the news business let your editors know there is a story in their front yard. If you are connected with anyone at Channel 12 News tell them the same thing.

If you are with a Peace Group bring your Banner. We have tools and will get it on display.

Pax Christi set this in motion with their sponsored trips to Crawford. For that we are grateful. But Cindy lit the fire. We still want to know "what is the noble cause that has taken so many lives".

In the cause of receiving an answer to that question tell these lawmakers to retract their war vote and tell the Country and the world they made a mistake, bring our fighting citizens home now, develop some humility, say you are sorry, we are all sorry, start healing the world, help the people to our south, come out and enjoy the sunshine.

Let's hope it's just as sunny in DC on the 24 th.


Camp Casey Long Island at 135 to 145 Pinelawn Road in Melville continues at least through Friday September 9. More information at 631-751-2097.

Healing the Wound

The hurricane that tore through the gulf coast last month exposed the festering wound of inequality in America. It also exposed the spirit of humanity which resides here when individuals rushed to help as it became clear that their government was unable or unwilling to do so. Here are two ways (of many) we can help.


If you are able to help with relief efforts financially we suggest one excellent
way to do so:

The NAACP has launched the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to the worst -affected victims and mobilize resources to feed, clothe and shelter displaced victims in the worst affected areas.

NAACP volunteers have worked to place over 17,000 displaced victims in homes. As of September 3 the NAACP in collaboration with MoveOn.org Civic Action had identified over 104,000 beds made available by volunteers across the nation.

For relief call: 1-866-996-2227 or look for naacp on the web.


In Southampton several organizations and individuals have joined to provide help to a small town in Louisiana.

Both money and supplies are solicited for Avoyelee Parish, LA. The effort there is run by local police, civil defense and the Red Cross.

This effort was initiated after a member of the Avoyelee Library board contacted his friend Bill Murphy of the Rogers Memorial Library Board.

Items needed include:

Towels, face cloths
toothbrushes, toothpaste
shaving supplies
toilet paper
aspirin & pain killers
first aid supplies
School supplies

Dropoff Points in Southampton include:

Rogers Memorial Library - Windmill Lane at Rogers Farm Road *
Parrish Art Museum - Jobs Lane
North Sea Community House - Noyack Road
Human Resources at Sacred Hearts Church - Hill St. (Mon-Fri)

* Call Lynda at the library at 631-283-0774 extension 524 for drop off hours.

Material will be shipped by truck in 'late September'.
Funds are needed for vehicle and gas expenses.

Checks should be made out to
Rogers Memorial Library/Katrina
and sent to:

Rogers Mem. Library
91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton, NY 11968

Tim Bishop Hears Peace Advocates at Greenport Meeting

Eastern Long Island Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop met with a group of more than 80 North Fork residents in the Greenport Library last Wednesday.

Although the Congressman answered questions about several local and national issues, it was the Iraq war that occupied the most time and that generated the most emotion. Asked about troop withdrawal, Bishop said that although the war was "an enormous policy mistake" and a "botched" venture, he thought withdrawal would be "misguided" and "not a viable option".

Amid applause, citizens urged Bishop to rethink his position, to support Senator Feinstein's proposal for withdrawing the troops within a year and to raise the voice of the "spineless" Democratic Party.

In response, Bishop said it was the raised voice of Democrats that made possible gains in Medicare, student aid, housing and veteran benefits.

This report was filed by Hazel Kahan for the East End News Team and was broadcast on WPKN 89.5/WPKM 88.7 on September 7. Listen for East End and other local news at 6:30 pm Mon-Fri following "Free Speech Radio News".

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Cross Sound Ferry Demonstration at Orient

Chanting "Too many boats, too many cars!" and "If you want my vote, stop those boats!" more than 500 protesters gathered on Monday, September 3 at the entrance to the Cross Sound Ferry in Orient, New York.

The demonsration against the Orient to New London Ferry and the traffic it produces on the North Fork was organized by Southold Citizens for Safe Roads and the North Fork Environmental Council. They said the size of the demonstration was "way beyond expectations".

Protesters angrily demanded that the Southold Town Board produce a full environmental impact study as required by the New York State law. The study would assess the impact of traffic clogging the two-lane route and from the ferries themselves. They also want a governmental investigation of other ferry sites.

With 54 ferries daily receiving passengers from 5000 cars, traffic has escalated by 1200% in the past five years during which Southold's population has grown only 12%.

One protestor was arrested for disorderly conduct and another received a ticket for refusing to yield to traffic.
Reported by Hazel Kahan for the East End News Team

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Peace & Justice Calendar - starting Sept. 8 UPDATED

* September 10 (Saturday): Wine Against the War: Benefit for Honor the Fallen Memorial in Mattituck

* September 13 (Tuesday): The Patriot Act, Libraries and You in Southampton at 12Noon

* September 17 (Saturday): US Constitution - The Reading at Whalers Church, Sag Harbor 6pm

* September 21(Wednesday): Equal Exchange & Fair Trade - Lecture in Water Mill at 7:30 pm

* September 24 (Saturday): United for Peace & Justice and A.N.S.W.E.R. Joint Rally in DC to End Iraq War: - Buses from LI

* September 30 to October 2 (Friday-Sunday) Exhibition of Honor the Fallen memorial at Camp Quinipet, Shelter Island

* October 9 (Sunday): Benefit-Celebration - South Fork Chapter Long Island Progressive Coalition in East Hampton at 3pm

* 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:

September 10 (Saturday): Wine Against the War: Benefit for Honor the Fallen Memorial in Mattituck

North Fork People of Conscience & Shinn Estate Vineyards invite you to an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, jazz and community with the IS ensemble & special guests Saturday, September 10 from 5 to 7 pm at the Shinn Estate Vineyards, 200 Oregon Road (between Mill and Elijah) in Mattituck

Tickets $50

Proceeds will allow us to continue updating the photograph panels of the Honor the Fallen memorial (honor the fallen).

This project is ongoing, demanding and relentless, with no apparent end in sight.

Reservations 631 765 4612
or nfpofc@optonline.net
or at the door

September 13 (Tuesday): The Patriot Act, Libraries and You in Southampton at 12Noon

A Brown-Bag lunch and short presentation by Mackie Finnerty, Carol Mellor and Bill Murphy at Cooper Hall at the Rogers Memorial Library at Rogers Farm Road and Windmill Lane in Southampton.

Co-sponsored by the League of WomenVoters of the Hamptons and the library.

Info at 631-283-0774 extension 523


September 17 (Saturday): US Constitution -The Reading at Whalers Church, Sag Harbor 6pm

The East End Bill of Rights Defense Committee will hold a public reading of the U.S. Constitution Saturday September 9 starting promptly at 6 pm at the historic Whaler's Church in Sag Harbor.

Members of the community are invited to join us in reading aloud a portion of the U.S. Constitution on the day set aside by Congress to celebrate this covenant between the government and its people.

Those wanting to join the readers should contact Michael O'Neill at 725-4573

September 21(Wednesday): Equal Exchange & Fair Trade - Lecture in Water Mill at 7:30 pm

Ed Eckart of World Mission Crafts will deliver a lecture "Thou Shalt Not Exploit: Equal Exchange & Fair Trade" as part of the series Religion and Ethics at the
Incarnation Lutheran Church, Montauk Highway at Hayground Road between Water Mill and Bridgehampton. Info at 631-537-1187.


September 24 (Saturday): United for Peace & Justice and A.N.S.W.E.R. Joint Rally in DC to End Iraq War: - Buses from LI

United for Peace & Justice and International A.N.S.W.E.R. have announce that they will join forces for a joint rally and march on Septermber 24 in Washington, D.C.

Buses from many points on Long Island are being arranged for Saturday September 24 round trips to DC.

East End Buses:

East Hampton: Betty Mazur at 631-267-8392
Riverhead: Pat Hovey at 631-765-4612

Buses from other points - see updated bus info

September 30 to October 2 (Friday-Sunday) Exhibition of Honor the Fallen memorial at Camp Quinipet, Shelter Island

The memorial with photos and biographies of soldiers who died in Afhanistan and Iraq will be shown. A benefit for this exhibit which has been shown in New York, Southampton and Greenport will be held in Mattituck. See September 10 listing.

More info at 631 765-4612 and Honor the fallen

October 9 (Sunday): Benefit &Celebration - South Fork Chapter Long Island Progressive Coalition in East Hampton at 3pm
Join the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the South Fork Chapter of LI Progessive Coalition.

Special guest speaker is Michael Ratner, Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Honorees are Joseph Giannini of the East End Veterans, Linda Kabot, Southampton Town Concil, Judy Lerner of Peace Action and Lucius Ware, President of the Eastern LI Branch of NAACP.

There will be food and music. The celebration is at 16 Todd Lane, East Hampton, the home of Jean Hoffmann and Eric Kruh. For directions and reservations call 516-541-1006 ___________________________________________________
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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