Week of June 8, 2006

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Another Gravesite Threatened

Folk/Blues Concert Benefits WPKM / WPKN

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

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

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.

Send comments, corrections and event listings to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Another Gravesite Threatened

This letter was submitted to the Southampton Press:

To the editor:

My father's family emmigrated from what is now Ukraine in the 19th century. I sometimes hear about grave desecrations in eastern europe and wonder whether the graves of my Jewish forbears are still preserved.

In 2000 members of the Shinnecock Nation and civil rights activist Bob Zellner failed to stop developers from building over a sacred burial ground in the Shinnecock Hills area.

Now, another Native American burial ground may become a neighborhood of McMansions. A 13 acre property along Montauk Highway west of the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton Town was recently cleared of trees in order to create a new housing development. This land is a burial ground sacred to the indigenous people on Long Island.

The Native Americans are asking for public support for ongoing negotiations between Southampton Town and Suffolk County to purchase the land with Community Preservation Funds. Even though Mr. Romaz, the owner has been granted approval to move forward with the development, he is still willing to sell the property for preservation purposes.

If you agree that this sacred land should be preserved, just as the gravesites of your ancestors should be, call the Southampton Town Community Fund Director, Ms. Mary Wilson at 631-283-6000 or write to her at Southampton Town Hall, Hampton Road, Southampton, New York, 11968. Also you may contact Suffolk Legislator Jay Schneiderman at 631-852-8400. Tell them Southampton respects all our ancestors.

Anthony Ernst
Southampton, NY

WPKN/WPKM Benefit Concert Sunday 1-7pm Riverhead

Sunday at Martha Clara Vineyard 6025 Sound Ave Riverhead

We have a great resource here in Eastern Long Island.

WPKM Montauk at 88.7 and WPKN Bridgeport at 89.5 are a community radio station run by over 160 volunteers.

Diverse political opinions and all kinds of music including blues, folk, latin, jazz and classical are heard in the course of a typical week.

But you will hear no underwriting announcements, commercials, etc. The station is totally listener-sponsored.

WPKM at 88.7 covers East Hampton Town, eastern Southampton and part of the North Fork. WPKN at 89.5 covers the rest of Eastern Long Island.

WPKN's locally produced public affairs programs include Counterpoint, Between the Lines and a local news cast which includes contributions from an East
End News Team and commentaries by local people. These programs are the balance to the corporate news heard on other media.

To get a program guide see wpkn.org or call 888-331-WPKN.

To join the local news team contact eastendnewsteam@yahoo.com.

If you would like to meet some of the WPKM/N volunteers, listen to some great music groups including Jack's Waterfall and the Kerry Kearney Blues Band join us this coming Sunday June 11 at Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue in Riverhead from 1 to 7pm.

Call 631-259-2482 for directions and more information.

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting June 8

* June 9 (Friday): Film Series on Immigration Starts at 7pm in Bridgehampton

* June 11(Sunday): Benefit Blues/Folk Concert for WPKN/WPKM in Riverhead from 1 to 7pm

* June 11(Sunday): Documentary by Scott Ritter in Sag Harbor at 7pm

* June 12 (Monday): Documentary on Affordable Housing in Bridgehampton at 7pm

* June 14(Wednesday): Native Rights Awareness Rally in Mastic & Caravan to Shinnecock Starting 12pm

* 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 9(Friday): Film Series "The Human Face of Immigration" in Bridgehampton at 7pm

The South Fork UUs are beginning their film series Friday night June 9 “The Human Face of Immigration,” in their new Meeting House (across from Morena de Azucar Restaurant) 1 block south of Scuttlehole Rd, at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

The first of the four films that will be shown on successive Fridays at 7pm, will be “A Day Without a Mexican,” introduced by Jim Claffey, founder of the LI Immigrant Alliance. Subsequent films will be Ang Lee’s “The Wedding Banquet,” “In America,” and “Mississippi Masala.” Subtitles in Spanish.

Admission is free. Questions: Michael O'Neill at leoneill@optonline.net

June 11(Sunday): Benefit Blues/Folk Concert for WPKN/WPKM in Riverhead from 1 to 7pm

A concert in memory of WPKN's Long Island Coordinator, Sandy Sandbank, will be held at the Martha Clara Vineyard , 6025 Sound Avenue in Riverhead Sunday afternoon from 1 to 7pm.

See Details


June 11(Sunday): Documentary by Scott Ritter in Sag Harbor at 7pm

Scott Ritter, former Marine and head of the UN Arms Inspectors in Iraq
is featured in a documentary "A Path to Peace Saves Lives" to be
shown at the Parish Hall of St. Andrew's Church 122 Division St. in
Sag Harbor at 7pm Sunday, June 11. Enter from parking lot behind the

For more information call Larry Darcey at 631-725-9006.

June 12 (Monday): Documentary on Affordable Housing in Bridgehampton at 7pm

The documentary about the need for affordable housing will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Bridgehampton at 7pm. The video was produced by Barbara Jordan of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons.

The Unitarian Meeting House is on Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton just south of the intersection with Scuttlehole Road.

More information at bjordlwvh@aol.com

June 14(Wednesday): Native Rights Awareness Rally in Mastic & Caravan to Shinnecock Starting 12pm

Come Support Native Communities in their fight for economic independence and against illegal intrusions on Native Lands by New York State.

A press conference and rally will be held at 12pm at the Poospatuck Pow Wow Grounds (directions below). A caravan will go to Shinnecock and a Walk will proceed along Montauk Highway to Shinnecock.

Native American Nations from New York and New England invited are the Tuscarora, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Mohawk, Pequot, Narragansett and others.

The event is hosted by the Shinnecock and Unkechaug Nations of Long Island asserting sovereign rights.

Directions to Poospatuck Reservation in Mastic:

From South Fork:

Route 27 to Exit 60 (Railroad Ave), Follow North Service Road, left onto Railroad Ave,
Right on to Frowein Ave (27A/80/Montauk Highway) , left onto Mastic Road, take left at fork on to Poospatuck Lane. Take Poospatuck Lane to end at entrance to reservation. Pow Wow grounds are in front of church.

Alternate: Follow Montauk Highway to Mastic, left onto Mastic Road, Left at fork on to Poospatuck Lane.

From West or North:

Rte 27 or L.I.E (495) to William Floyd Parkway, South on Wm.Floyd
to Montauk Highway, right on to Mastic Road, left at fork on to Poospatuck Lane.

Fore more information and to sign a petition in support go to:
www.SupportNativeBusiness.com or call 631-924-1780

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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