Week of April 27, 2006

For an updated East End Report click here

In this week's report: [ click on any of the bold headers below ]

Tell Congress We Want Peace, Not Poverty

Transportation for April 29 NYC March for Peace, Justice & Democracy

In the Spirit of Justice - Support Bob Zellner - Case Appealed by NY State

Tax Day Protesters Hold Press Conference

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Alternative Media for Eastern LI - Starting April 1

Support Independent Media: WUSB and WPKN/WPKM need your support.
Go to wusb(dot)fm and wpkn(dot)org - contribute on line.

Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez: Monday- Saturday on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold Channel 20.

New Schedule:
Monday 10pm
Tuesday 9 pm
Wednesday 6am
Thursday 5pm
Friday 7pm
Saturday 8pm

See the North Fork People of Conscience web site

Also see the Suffolk Progressive Vision web site for links to more local events.

The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst. Send comments, corrections and
event listings to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Tell Congress we want peace, not poverty.

As death toll mounts in Iraq, once again Long Islanders will march for peace this coming weekend in New York City.

Recently our Congressman, Tim Bishop signed on to the Murtha resolution which calls for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. This might be looked on with favor by those constituents who have been urging him to oppose this immoral, unjust war.

However, after pledging not to vote for more funds for war in Iraq unless the White House had a plan for withdrawal, Mr. Bishop recently joined the majority of Congress in voting for approximately 75 billion dollars to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Bishop cites the addition of funds for Katrina relief as the reason for voting yes for the war bucks. Does this mean that the funds requested by New Orleans for housing and armoring the levees are on their way ? And why can't Congress vote for 75 billions for domestic programs which will re-build our cities instead of destroying Falluja and Najaf?

Mr.Bush says the war will not end on his watch. Unless Congress shows some backbone it will continue and our domestic needs for health care, education, and disaster relief and preparedness will not be met.

Meanwhile our soldiers and innocent Iraqi civilians continue to die, the US is seen as the enemy by a large part of the world, lessening our security and only the military contractors benefit.

This Saturday, April 29, readers may join their neighbors who will march for peace, justice and democracy in New York City.

See "Transportation for NYC March ..." for information on transportation from the South Fork or go to www.april29.org for details about the the march.

Tell Congress we want peace, not poverty.

Transportation for April 29 NYC March for Peace, Justice & Democracy

Information for East Enders:

Here is the Transportation Info for the South Fork and points along the Montauk Branch for the April 29 March for Peace, Justice and Democracy.

For a list of Train Stops and Contact Persons for all LI stations - scroll down.

A major sponsor of this event is United for Peace and Justice

Maps for the event, etc are at www(dot)april29(dot)org

MONTAUK LINE - Saturday April 29 ( Schedule Info from www.lirr.org)

It is suggested that we meet on the last car of the train (or should this car be locked .. the next to last car)

Montauk 6:55 am
East Hampton 7:19 am
Bridgehampton 7:28
Southampton 7:38
Hampton Bays 7:48

Speonk 8:05 *
Mastic-Shirley 8:21
Bellport 8:28
Patchogue 8:35

Penn Station 10:02 am


8:48 pm Leaves Penn Station
10:59 pm Hampton Bays
11:09 pm Southampton
11:27 pm East Hampton

* Speonk Alternate

7:02 pm Leaves Penn Station
9:14 pm Speonk (terminus)

When you get to NYC:

The LI contingent will meet and walk together to assembly point:

Exiting Penn Station on the east (7th ave) side walk East along 32nd or 33rd St to Greeley Square Park at 6th Ave between 32nd and 33rd Streets

The LI contingent will leave Greeley Square at 11:25 and walking down 5th Ave to Madison Square Park at 23rd St (where Broadway crosses 5th).

The contingent will assemble at the Flagpole area of Madison Square.
The March starts from Madison Square Park at 12 noon.

North Fork

North Fork People of Conscience will be traveling on
the 9.43 train out of Ronkonkoma
and assembling on East 20th Street. Look for their banner.


The March follows Broadway and ends at Foley Square ( Between Lafayette and Center Streets - South of Worth St )

A 'Peace & Justic Festival' will be set up in Foley Square from 1 pm to 6pm with booths run by various organizations from 'Clergy and Laity Against War' to groups concerned with various issues such as 'Counter-Recruitment' to 'Women's Issues', 'Immigrant Rights', 'Palestine' and 'Nuclear Abolition'.


ALL Long Island:

Below is a list of railroad stations and supporting organizations, to aid those wanting to travel together.

The travel schedule is for trains leaving Saturday morning, April 29th.

For return trip schedule use contact information below or go to LIRR / MTA web site

General Info for LI Travelers:

Liz Folz - Suffolk Peace Network (631) 689-2132
Susan Blake - PeaceSmiths (631)798-0778

Riverhead and Uniondale - 1199SEIU is sponsoring two buses to the rally.

One is leaving from Uniondale, the other will start in Riverhead, stop at Exit 63 and then Exit 49S Park and Ride on the LIE.

Please contact Michele Lynch at (516) 542-1115 to reserve a seat.

Port Jefferson: 8:39 Progressive Students Union, SC College Jenny Farquahar (631) 451-4185

Stony Brook: 8:48 US Labor Against the War Susan Battaglia (631) 632-6935
Student Farmworkers Alliance* Charlene Obernauer (631) 252-4221
North Country Peace Group ncpeaeg@gmail.com
School of Americas Watch/Suffolk Chapter Bill McNulty (631 )751-2097
Social Justice Alliance Stony Brook University* Charlene Obernauer (631) 252-4221
Stony Brook Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Peggy Cohee (631) 928-3439
Social Action Committee

Huntington: 9:33

Code Pink LI Charlotte Koons (631) 261-8590
LI Progressive Coalition, Huntington Terry Merrone (631) 549-5241
Counter Recruiting Committee/Suffolk Peace Network Janet Egan (631) 424-4647
spncr @active.ws

Huntington: 10:05

Huntington Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Marc Klein

Social Justice Center (Penn:11:11)
Penn Station 10:37

Ronkonkoma: 9:43

National Organization for Women, Mid-Suffolk Grace Welch (631) 234-4747
North Fork People of Conscience Pat Hovey (631) 765-4612
Troops Out Now Coalition Carol Caputo (631) 654-9404

Central Islip: 9:50

Jobs with Justice Jim McAsey (631) 806-2932
Penn Station: 11:02

Port Washington Line

Great Neck: 11:45

SANE/Peace Action Bill Tucker (516) 487-2258
LI Interfaith Alliance Rev. Mark Lukens and (516) 599-2303
Bob Adams (after 4/26) (516) 466-6146
Penn Station: 12:18

Montauk Line

East Hampton: 7:19 am - Vietnam Veterans Against the War - Terry Sullivan (631) 725-4805

Bridgehampton: 7:28 am - People’s Hurricane Relief Fund - Dan Steiger (631) 276-6544

Southampton : 7:38 am - East End Direct Action - Mr. Black (631) 774-5021

Hampton Bays: 7:48 - East End Women in Black - Tony Ernst (631) 259-2482

Mastic-Shirley: 8:21 - Progressive Democrats of America - Susan McKeon (631) 281-0055

Bellport: 8:28 - Bellport Women in Black - Eve Sokol (631) 286-5879
- Bellport UU Peace/Justice Committee - (631) 286-5879

Patchogue: 8:35 - Veterans for Peace, Suffolk Chapter - Bill Kokell (631) 286-0090
- South Country Peace Group - Dennis Urlaub (631) 475-0045

Arrives Penn Station: 10:02 am


Babylon: 9:43 am

Long Island Alliance Megan Handley (516) 741-4360
Military Families Speak Out Drew Mealing (631) 882-1602
Suffolk Peace Network Brian O’Haire (631) 969-9054

Seaford: 10:01

PeaceSmiths* Susan Blake (631) 798-0778

School of Americas Watch/Nassau Mara Bard (516) 379-8522
10:45 Five Towns Forum (Penn: 11:25) Al Dorfman (after 4/26) (516) 623-5689
Penn Station: 10:56

(*Discounted tickets may be available, call the person listed.)

In the Spirit of Justice - Support Bob Zellner - Case Appealed by NY State

Six years ago Rebecca Genia, Chuck Quinn and Gordell Wright of the Shinnecock Nation and Civil Rights Activist Bob Zellner were arrested by New York State Police while protesting the building of a housing development over sacred native land in the Shinnecock Hills area. Zellner was beaten by the police and severly injured during the arrest. He sued the state and won a judgement which is now being appealed by the State of New York. All four were acquitted of criminal charges but the state is now appealing the decision. The other three have also sued the state, but the state has postponed their cases until Bob's has been decided.

A benefit for legal expenses will be held at the United Methodist Church at 160 North Main St (near Jagger Lane) in Southampton Village Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Food will be served and a Chinese auction with many valuable prizes will be held.

For more information contact Lisa Votino-Tarrant at 631-383-1066 or lmvotino@optonline.net

Tax Day Protesters Hold Press Conference

The activists arrested as a group of 150 people participated in a Tax Day protest on April 15 in East Hampton held a press conference Monday, April 24 on the East Hampton Green.

The five were arrested as they carried signs on the sidewalk of East Hampton's busy
Main Street. Some of the signs, confiscated by police as evidence, were memorial panels created by North Fork People of Conscience showing photos of US soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

East Hampton Village Police said protesters were obstructing pedestrian traffic.
The activists called the press conference because they say local media had not allowed them to express their viewpoint.

Kathy Engel of Sagaponack was one of those arrested.

She said "Five of us were arrested and handcuffed for walking with signs about the war and images of soldiers who've been killed. Walking, barely. Not marching, not shouting, not blocking traffic or people's ability to move on the sidewalk and shop. ...."

"... Rights are like muscles. Unless we exercise them they atrophy. We are engaged in an ongoing exercise of our rights to speak and walk and express ourselves.

We are here to figure much more powerful ways to stop this war and occupation and to lift up the blanket of intimidation this administration has dropped on our country, that has filtered to every small village.

We are here to exercise democracy."

Dan Steiger of Sag Harbor, another arrestee, said

" the first amendment guarantees -- it doesn't give you permission to - it guarantees your right to peaceable assembly and to address your government about grievances .. it guarantees that right, It doesn't say if you get permission you can .. it says the people of America have the right to do that"

A May 4 court date has been set when photos of dead US soldiers are expected to be
introduced as evidence.

From a report prepared by WPKM/WPKN East End Long Island News Team
Broadcast April 25 on WPKN local news (6:30 pm Mon-Friday - WPKM Montauk 88.7
WPKN Bridgeport 89.5 and wpkn(dot)org

Peace & Justice Calendar Starting April 27

For details on the following events, scroll down:

* April 28 (Friday): Zellner/Shinnecock Legal Fund Benefit - Food, Chinese Auction in Southampton 6:30-8:30 pm

* April 29, 30 (Sat, Sunday): Spring Festival at Shinnecock Museum - Story Telling, Dancing, Artists, Jewelery, Food

* April 29 (Saturday): Video on Affordable Housing in Southampton at 10 am (also see May 6 in East Hampton)

* April 29 (Saturday): March for Peace, Justice, Democracy in NYC

* April 30(Sunday): Malachy McCourt, Night of Song and Humor in Huntington at 6pm

* May 3 (Wednesday): Support Group to Free Martin Tankleff Meets in Selden at 7pm

* May 6 (Saturday): Video on Affordable Housing in the Hamptons in East Hampton at 10am

* May 7 (Sunday): Poets Speak Out For Peace: Love Letters To The Human Race in Bellport 2-5p.m.

* May 16(Tuesday): Janice Bishop Celebrates Emily Dickinson in Southampton at 12Noon

* May 21 (Sunday): Benefit for "Band of Brothers" Congressional Candidates in Southampton 1-4pm

Repeating Events:

( see Counter-Recruiting for listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations)

* First Thursdays: Waging Peace - Meditation and Visualization in Westhampton Beach at 7pm

* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill at 6:30

* "Herstory" Writing Workshops now on Wednesdays in Farmingville (Spanish and English) 3 to 5 pm and Thursdays in Spanish only in East Hampton at 7 pm

* Second Tuesday of Month: South Fork Chapter of LI Progressive Coalition Meets in Water Mill at 6:30 pm

Details follow:

April 28 (Friday): Zellner/Shinnecock Legal Fund Benefit - Food, Chinese Auction in Southampton 6:30-8:30 pm

The Padaquohan Medicine Lodge (501C3 non-profit organization) invites you to come out “In The Spirit of Justice” to a Dinner & Chinese Auction to support the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funding for Bob Zellner’s upcoming appeal. After a civil trial, Bob was awarded a judgment, which the state is now appealing.
(See "In the Spirit of Justice ..." in the East End Report).

The benefit event will be held Friday April 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm at United Methodist Church, 160 North Main Street in Southampton.

There is a small admission charge.

For more information contact Lisa Votino-Tarrant at 631-383-1066 or lmvotino@optonline.net


April 29, 30 (Saturday, Sunday): Spring Festival at Shinnecock Museum in Southampton

The Shinnecock Museum on Montauk Highway at West Gate Road will hold its Spring Festival featuring story telling, dancing, artists, jewelery and food on Saturday and Sunday April 29 and 30 from 11 am to 4 pm


April 29 (Saturday): March for Peace, Justice, Democracy in NYC

Saturday, April 29 people united for peace, justice and democracy will march down Broadway from Madison Square to Foley Square in Manhattan. The event was organized by United for Peace and Justice in conjunction with many other groups.

Long Islanders will travel together on the LIRR or on buses and assemble at various points North of Madison Square.

For details See"Transportation Info for NYC March ..." posted in this East End Report.

Contact Liz Folz of Suffolk Peace Network at mollydog4@aol.com for more information.

For more information on the march and the Festival at Foley Square following the march
go to www(dot)unitedforpeace(dot)org

April 29 (Saturday): Video on Affordability Housing Crisis in Southampton at 10am

A Documentary video on "The Affordability Housing Crisis on the South Fork"

Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m., Southampton H.S. Auditorium on Long Lane (South of Hampton Road).

Also to be shown Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m., East Hampton H.S. Auditorium
A family on the South Fork of Long Island with the current median income of $88,850 is said to be able to afford a $280,000 home.

But the current median home price on the South Fork is $600,000 and rising.
What is the impact of this affordability gap on the recruitment and retention of teachers, hospital workers, skilled tradespeople, firefighters, town, police, bank, business and other key employee groups that keep our towns functioning? What is the impact on young families, senior citizens and retirees?

All community members are invited to discuss this issue at the premiere of a new documentary video produced by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons and titled “Trouble in Paradise: The Affordability Housing Crisis on the South Fork.”


April 30(Sunday): Malachy McCourt in Night of Song and Humor in Huntington at 6pm

On Sunday, April 30th, at 6:00PM the Long Island Friends of WBAI and Cinema Arts Centre present "A Night of Song and Humor" featuring Malachy McCourt with The Christmas Coup Players, Patricia Shih, Stepher Fricker and Jay Mankita.This benefit, to raise much needed funds for WBAI, 99.5FM in NYC and to help the radio station broadcast the Hudson River Clearwater Folk Festival, will take place at the Cinema Arts Centre, 25A & Park Ave., HuntingtonRefreshments will be available for purchase.

To order tickets (which include WBAI membership) in advance, call 631-423-7611.

May 3 (Wednesday): Support Group to Free Martin Tankleff Meets in Selden at 7pm

The first meeting of the support group to free Marting Tankleff will be held Wednesday, May 3rd at 7pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 46 Dare Road, Selden. Media is welcome.

For details, contact Bob Olson at 631 898-0199 or e-mail BobbyO1011@aol.com or contact the website www.martytankleff.org

We are forming a group to support Marty and promote ways to further his cause for justice. Now, is the time to organize and demonstrate to public, religious and civic leaders that we have had enough of the lies and coverups! We believe that most people in Suffolk County (and millions throughout the entire globe) feel as we do that Marty is innocent and have lost faith in its criminal justice system!

Directions: Dare Road runs between Old Town Road to the north and Middle Country Road. Church is about 1/4 mile north of Middle Country Road and two blocks west of County Road 83.

See the map:


May 6 (Saturday): Video on Affordability Housing Crisis in East Hampton at 10am

Showing at the East Hampton High School on Long Lane at 10 am. See April 29 listing for details
May 7 (Sunday): Poets Speak Out For Peace: Love Letters To The Human Race in Bellport 2-5p.m.

Poetry, wine and cheese that will raise money for the peace movement to continue doing our work . Event is at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship on Brown's Lane in BellportSponsored by the South Country Peace Group call 281-0055 to read

May 16(Tuesday): Janice Bishop Celebrates Emily Dickinson in Southampton at 12Noon

Poet and actress Janice Bishop celebrates the life & work of Emily Dickinson at the Rogers Memorial Library on Windmill Lane in Southampton at noon.Info: Call 283-0774

May 21 (Sunday): Benefit for "Band of Brothers" Congressional Candidates in Southampton 1-4pm

The "Band of Brothers", war veterans who are running for Congress will be heard along with "Minetta Creek" blues musicians at this benefit picnic lunch. Proceeds are for the election campaign of the candidates. The event will be at 341 County Road 39 (west of the Omni) in Southampton from 1 to 4 pm

Information: 631-325-1023 or mshab@aol.com

Repeating Events:

See Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils.
See Counter Recruiting Schedule for a listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations.

First Thursday each month: Waging Peace - Meditation and Visualization in Westhampton Beach at 7pm A community gathering designed by a psychotherapist to combat feellings of helplessness and powerlessness. 32 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach from 7 to 8pm.

Contact Nancy Privett at 325-1402 or nlprivett@yahoo.com

Thursday evening Book Study Group in Water Mill at 6:30 pm

The group meets at the Lutheran Church at Hayground Road and Montauk Highway on Thursdays at 6:30pmContact Pastor Vita at 631-537-1187 or pastorvita(at)verizon(dot)net

"Herstory" Writing Workshops in Spanish and English

Wednesdays 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. The workshop is conducted in both English and Spanish. Call 631-723-0150 for more information and directions to the center.

Thursdays in East Hampton:Every Thursday Spanish-speaking 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 and is conducted entirely in SpanishIt meets every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 128 Springs-Fireplace Road.Call 631-723-0150 for more information.

Second Tuesday each month:

South Fork Chapter - LI Progressive Coalition Meets in Water Mill at 6:30pm The regular monthly meeting of the South Fork chapter of the Progressive Coalition is at 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway & Hayground Rd. between Water Mill and Bridgehampton.

Info: 516-541-1006, ext.55 or www dot lipc dot org

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