Week of November 30, 2006

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Housing Update

Rachel's Words - The Video

Yusuf's Story: Radio Documentary about Palestine - now on the web

Peace and Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils (Monthly Vigil Sunday in Patchogue)

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

Democracy Now! Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:

on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold Channel 20:

Monday 10 pm
Tuesday 9 pm
Wednesday 9 pm
Thursday 9 pm
Friday - 6:30 am
Saturday - 6:30 am

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

See WPKN Today for program details on WPKM heard at 88.7 Montauk to Water Mill and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport to Southampton and Southold.

Local News at 6:30 pm (Mon-Fri) has occasional reports from the East End.

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

See North Fork People of Conscience www(.)nfpofc(.)blogspot(.)com

Also see Suffolk Progressive Vision www(.)spv(.)active(.)ws for links to more local events in Brookhaven and west.

The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

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

Housing Update

November 25:

The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge,Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization, has a tradition of giving help to women raising families on the Shinnecock Reservation. This has included renovating homes enabling them to live safely.

They need to help one such woman, now a grandmother, to have a safe and warm house for this winter. The family, three generations, have been living in un-safe conditions.

Funds are needed to move and establish a house that has been donated by local builder, Michael White. Other contributions of cash and of building supplies , labor (including the construction of a foundation and driveway) have been received. Now about half the goal has been met.

According to a letter sent by the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge:

"several tribal members who have given generously in the past, find themseles unable to contribute this year at previous levels. As you may know, there are several law suits currently being waged against the Shinnecock Tribe. These assaults on our tribe directly affect the financial well-being of our whole community."

Any help will be appreciated!

The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge's address is P.O.Box 5078, Southampton, NY 11969.

Further information can be obtained by calling 631- 283 - 8428.

Rachel's Words: the video

A video version of 'Rachel's Words', a multi-media presentation of the Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine (CoPIP) has been produced.

Rachel's Words was presented before a packed audience recently at the UU Meeting House in Bridgehampton. The presentation was about the life, death and writings of Rachel Corrie of Olympia Washington told in her own words read by east enders and Rachel's parents.
Rachel was an activist for Palestinian rights who died in Gaza attempting to prevent the destruction of a home by an Israeli Army bulldozer..

The hour-long video is available for viewing by interested groups and showing on public access TV.

If your group is interested in obtaining a copy of the video (in DVD format) contact

Tony Ernst at eastendreport@yahoo.com

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting December 7

for details on these events scroll down:

* December 9 (Saturday): "Racism Today" Discussion at NAACP Meeting in Southampton - 11am

* December 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday): Shinnecock Museum Winter Festival 12 Noon-4pm

* December 9 (Saturday): Counter Recruitment Demonstration in Lindenhurst 11am-12:30pm

* December 9 ( Saturday): Workers' Rights Board Hearing in Huntington 3pm-5pm

* December 9 (Saturday): Emily Dickenson - Words and Images in Sag Harbor at 6pm

* December 12 (Tuesday): Flu Shots at Westhampton Beach and Riverhead Libraries

* December 15 (Friday): "Voices from the War Zone" Poetry in Amityville at 8pm

Repeating Events:

* Sunday Nights: "Bush is a Liar Choir" rehearses in Lindenhurst from 7 to 9pm

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

* "Herstory" Writing Workshops 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:

December 9 (Saturday): "Racism Today" Discussion at NAACP Meeting in Southampton - 11am

The Eastern L. I. Branch of NAACP will hold a Branch Meeting Saturday, December at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Hall on Pond Lane in Southampton. The program will include a Discussion on the topic - "Racism Today: Teachable Moments"

Also new Branch officers and Executive Committee members for 2007 - 2008 will be installed.
Questions, phone (631) 287-7346

December 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday): Shinnecock Museum Winter Festival 12 Noon-4pm

Native crafts and food, items for sale. Beadworks, ceramics , food including samp, frybread. "Kidzone" fun with bead necklace making, face painting, traditional games.

At the Shinnecock Museum 100 Montauk Highway at West Gate Road, east of Southhamton / Stony Brook U. Tel. 631-287-4923


December 9 (Saturday): Counter Recruitment Demonstration in Lindenhurst 11am-12:30pm

Demonstration on Sunrise Hwy in Lindenhurst, in front of Babylon Town Hall., between Wellwood Ave. and Rt. 109. Bring signs.

(Monthly Demonstration has been moved from Recruiting Station).
Contact: 631-968-5571


December 9 ( Saturday): First Worker' Rights Board hearing in Huntington 3pm-5pm

The first ever Workers' Rights Board hearing will be held in Huntington at the UU Fellowship 109 Brown’s Rd.

For details contact Jim McAsey at Jobs for Justice jim@jwj.org


December 9 (Saturday): Emily Dickenson - Words and Images in Sag Harbor at 6pm

A Celebration of Emily Dickinson´s birthday at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor. A dramatic reading of Dickinson´s work by Janice Bishop, followed by a special exhibition "Leaves of Emily" by artist Hazel Kahan. Program starts at 6pm.

The exhibition runs through January 2. Canio's Books is at 290 Main St. Sag Harbor.
Info at 631-725-4926


December 12 (Tuesday): Flu Shot Clinics in Riverhead & Westhampton Beach

December 12 : 10am- 12 noon Riverhead Library

December 12 : 1:30-3:00 Westhampton Beach Library:

For more info call the Hampton Bays Senior Center 728-1235


December 15 (Friday): "Voices from the War Zone" Poetry in Amityville at 8pm

PeaceSmiths Monthly Community Forum & the LI Veterans for Peace Chapter 138 presents "Voices from the War Zone", an evening of poetry and discussion about war in Amityville at the First United Methodist Church at 8pm

Featured poets from LI VFP and NYC VFP. Discussion about VFP activities to follow as well as sharing of your poems/songs about war.

First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rte. 110 (near Merrick Rd/Montauk Hwy), Amityville. Suggested donation: $8.00 (more if you can, less if you need to). Refreshments served, holiday book and card sale.

Call 631-798-0778 / 631-889-0203 for information.

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 ________________________________________________

"Bush is a Liar Choir" rehearses in Lindenhurst from 7 to 9pm

Join political action singing group. Participate in songs regarding environment, anti-war, labor, multiculturalism, civil rights, and other issues. Sing historic songs of struggle and social change. Explore the role of music in political movements. Experience singing musical arrangements, in four part harmony. Perform these songs for others. Contribute to the progressive movement while becoming culturally enriched. If you've ever wanted to be in a singing group, now is your chance! Experienced and non-experienced singers are welcome. All we ask is that you are able to sing on pitch.

Rehearsals take place, Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst.

Call Lisa Fishbein at: (631) 957-4954

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 6:30pm.Contact Pastor Vita at 631-537-1187 or pastorvita(at)verizon(dot)net


"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. 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 Spanish. It 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 (.)lipc(.)org

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