Week of June 1, 2006

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Tax Day Protesters Appear in Court

Counter Recruiting at Mattituck High

Peace & Justice Calendar
A talk by the Palestinian UN ambassador scheduled for Sunday June 4 has been cancelled.

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

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

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.

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Tax Day Protesters appear In Court - DA Wants Attornery Disqualified

On May 25, the 'Tax Day Five', peace activists arrested while carrying signs against the war on Main Street in East Hampton appeared in East Hampton Justice Court. At least 40 people filled the court room in support of the five. One of them, Lucius Ware of the Eastern LI NAACP told a press conference that news of the arrests has spread. "It's being heard around the world". Ware said "I don't know why the authorities don't fold their tents real quickly to avoid further embaressment [for] the Town of East Hampton". Ware said that the prosecution "interferes with everything we know about constitutional rights and civil rights."

The five activists, Paola Agudela, Kathy Engel, Ella Engel-Show, Dan Steiger and Conor Wolf were all charged with disorderly conduct for obstructing traffic and failure to obey an order to disperse. These charges are misdemeanors.

In addition Wolf and Steiger were charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration which are crimes. The two men are represented by Joseph Gianinni, the three women by attorney Steve Grossman.

The cases were put over and no trial date was set. Attorney Joseph Giannini made motions of discovery and to dismiss the charges against his clients and also for a hearing to determine the admissibility of an alledged statement by Conor Wolf about a conversation with attorney Grossman who was on the scene of the protest. The DA wants Grossman disqualified. Giannini thinks that the statement was a fabrication. The police charge that Wolf said Grossman told him to go ahead with his protest. But Giannini says disqualifying Grossman does not make any sense since Grossman does not represent Wolf and Steiger.

Counter Recruiting at Mattituck High

A two-day counter-recruiting teach-in at Mattituck High School last week was presented by Emily Crook, a graduate of the school, now a junior at college. Read about this program at the North Fork People of Conscience web site.

Peace & Justice Calendar - Week of June 2

* June 4 (Sunday): EVENT CANCELLED Palestinian Ambassador in Bridgehampton at 4pm

* June 4 (Sunday): East End Women in Black Vigil in Bridgehampton at 5pm

* June 19 (Monday): OLA Meeting - Proposed Changes in Immigrant Legalization

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
June 4 (Sunday): EVENT CANCELLED: Palestinian Ambassador in Bridgehampton at 4pm

Event Sponsored by the Committee for Peace in Israel/Palestine.

Contact Hcliffordws@aol.com for more information.

June 4 (Sunday): East End Women in Black Vigil in Bridgehampton at 5pm

Since August of 2002, East End Women in Black have been standing vigil against the occupations of Palestine and the invasion and occupation of Iraq. They invite you to join them in opposing violence by all sides and to call for a just peace in the middle east.

Sunday's vigil is at the Flagpole and Monument in Bridgehampton on Route 27 at Ocean Road at 5pm

Info at www.eewib.blogspot.com or 631-831-4966


June 19 (Monday): OLA Meeting - Proposed Changes in Immigrant Legalization


Lunes 19 de Junio a las 7:30 p.m. / Monday June 19 at 7:30 pm

In the “Community Room” of the Bridgehampton National Bank

2200 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

Invitados / Guest Speakers:

Abog. De Inmigración / Immigration Lawyer David Sperling

“Proceso de legalización actual y los cambios propuestos” /

“Current Legalization Process and Proposed Changes”

Dr. Héctor Sepúlveda de la Universidad de Stonybrook

“La salud de la comunidad latina” / “The Health of the Latino Community”

Preguntas y Respuestas / Question and Answer period

Contact OLA (Organizacion Latino - Americana of Eastern Long Island

726-OLA6 (726-6526)

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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