Week of March 8, 2007

For a complete and updated East End Report click here ,

then click on your browser's RELOAD button!

AOLers: go to www(.)eastendrep(.)blogspot(.)com - replace "(.)" with "."

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

From United for Peace & Justice

I heard the news today, oh boy

Recommended Reading - On Immigration - On Native Sovereignty

Peace & Justice Calendar UPDATED 3/11

Suffolk Peace Vigils

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.

Note: WPKM 88.7 Montauk is scheduled to return to the air Monday evening March 12 provided repairs to equipment at the Montauk transmitter tower are completed.

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

For more Information on Peace Activism on LI

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

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at www(.)spv(.)active(.)ws

from United for Peace & Justice

Dear friends of United for Peace and Justice,

Are the Democrats buying Bush's War?

The Democrats charge Bush with incompetence in running the war, and say the course must change, that the mission is lost, and that we don't want our troops in the middle of a civil war ...

Yet they appear ready to give him another $93 billion to continue his disastrous campaign in Iraq. We must stop Congress!The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is currently considering the $93 billion Iraq supplemental bill. A vote is expected on Wednesday, March 14, just a few days before the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

It's Time for a BIG PushSeveral national member groups of United for Peace and Justice have joined together to organize a massive, rolling call-in campaign for the ten days before the vote. The phones on Capitol Hill will be flooded until the final vote on the funding bill.

The UFPJ call-in day is Monday, March 12 -- but there's an important phone call we urge you to make TODAY:There is a chance that our allies in Congress will be able to attach an amendment to the appropriation request that would effectively require an immediate withdrawal of troops -- so that a vote for the appropriation would in fact be a vote to end the war!

It's a long-shot that this amendment will pass, but we think it is worth fighting for!

The first step is to make sure that the Democratic leadership allows the amendment to come to the floor for a vote. That's where we come in:TODAY! Call the Democratic leadership to demand that they allow an amendment that would direct funding toward troop withdrawal on a short timeline to be offered and brought to a vote on the House floor during consideration of the FY07 Supplemental Bill.

Call one or two (or all) of the following:Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) -- Chair, Rules Committee (the Rules Committee decides what bills and amendments can be brought to the floor for a vote) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) -- Speaker of the HouseRep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) -- House Majority LeaderRep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)Rep. James Clybourn (D-SC)
Use this toll-free number, 888-851-1879, or the regular Capitol Switchboard number, 202-224-3121, to make your call(s).

Ask the Capitol Switchboard to connect you to the House Rules Committee Office (to reach the proper staff person for Rep. Slaughter), or to the office of Pelosi, Hoyer, Emanuel or Clybourn.

Then, on Monday, March 12, call YOUR Representative.

Tim Bishop, 1st Cong. District

Washington Office:
225 Cannon H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202)225-3143 (fax)

Coram Office:
3680 Route 112, Suite C
Coram, NY 11727

I heard the news today, oh boy

from Michael O'Neill - Tuesday March 6

A post & response from a forum

Posted by One12:

The subject title basically explains it all. I'm expecting plenty of hateful comments from the majority of you, but there's gotta be at least one person who's willing to offer me some sort of advice. Well now I'll proceed with my story. My mom, dad, and I came to the US on March 15, 1998. So that's over 8 years of living here illegally... and frankly, it's starting to get on my nerves.

I have family here that IS legal. It is through their "help" that we're able to survive here. Although someone told me that they could have helped us become legal citezens of the US, but now it's too late? I don't know. But if that was the case, THAT would've been really helpful.

Hmm yeah. So I am now in the 9th grade, and I can't help but wonder what my future will hold for me. Not much, from what I can see so far. If I keep living as an illegal immigrant, there will be no doors open for me. And even now, me and my family are unable to get health care due to our illegal status... Is there anything my family and I can do to become legal citizens of the US? Any sort of advice will be greatly appreciated. Despite me sounding totally fine with this lifestyle I am living, I'm not. It's tearing me up inside out to see my folks this worried... worn down scary worried. Thanks.

Posted by AmericanProud:

dear One12 ntfd...(Not Too F-in' Dumb?)....we (the American taxpayers) cannot afford to dole out free medical care to every $hitbag illegal Mexican....send the bill to Teddy Kennedy....he loves illegals sooooo much he will pay their way.

why do we need another border-jumping visa cheat? Ship ther sorry irresponsible behinds back to Mexico....you and your parents obviously has NO respect for the laws of any country--just more pond scum.

It might not be possible to win against the Minimen, yet once again, in this sorry legislature. We must still try. We still have to get to Jay & Romaine in large numbers to change their votes [ on IL 1022 see note below ]

They have said they will vote for the bill, but the testimony at the legislature this afternoon was encouraging. Please email your friends, ask them to call, write, telephone, and fax them both, once for themselves and once again, for within their self, for at least one of their immigrant forebears who felt torn up inside out, (as my hero One12 said,) enduring and fighting the very same fear, disdain, contemptuous sneering and closed doors that greet Latino immigrants today.

Our forebears worked with their hands, with their backs, hard for us that we, family they scarcely imagined, let alone would ever see, might find peace and safety and respect and freedom.

Tell Jay and Ed that these petty, itsy, bitsy, rinky-dinky, teensy, meanie pin pricks like IR1022, the proposed law against Standing While Latino on the side of a county road soliciting work is sorely unworthy of them, but shocking behavior they would never expect or accept from their own grade school children.

This disregard and affront to all Hispanics certainly has to stop and they should find the moral and political strength to say enough, basta, no mas to Levy & all the petty, itty, bitty, teeny, meany, weeny, pricks in the legislature pandering to racist bias and prejudice for the cheapest political advantage. --mo

Jay.Schneiderman@suffolkcountyny. gov
75 Washington Street
PO Box 1827
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Phone: 852-8400
Fax: 852-8404

Edward.Romaine@suffolkcountyny. gov
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 2
Riverhead, NY 11901

Phone: 852·3200
Fax: 852·3203



Introductory Res. 1022 as amended is available at


The amended resolution still prohibits immigrant workers from standing along county roads, but only if they're obstructing traffic. It also bars motorists from stopping to negotiate hiring terms with workers.

Violators would face a fine of up to $500 for a first offense and $750 for a second offense within six months of the first. A third offense within a 12-month period could garner a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting March 7

For details on these events scroll down:

UPDATED March 14

* March 16 (Friday): Musical Portait of Emma Goldman in Amityville at 8pm

* March 16.17,18 (Friday,Saturday, Sunday): "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit on Iraq war dead in Bridgehampton Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm , Sunday 1 - 6pm

* March 17 (Saturday): Eastern LI NAACP Jubilee in Riverhead at 11am

* March 17 (Saturday), Demo, Leafleting Against Iraq War in Lindenhurst 11 am - 12:30pm

* March 18 (Sunday): Honor the Fallen Memorial in Peconic 11am-5pm

* March 18th (Sunday): Peace March, Rally in Huntington 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

* March 30 (Friday): Sacred Walk of Inclusion in Southampton - 12Noon - 2pm

* March 21 (Wednesday) 'An Inconvenient Truth' Slide Show in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

Repeating Events:

* Second Friday of Month: US Dept. of Labor Rep at OLA's Water Mill Office

* Demonstration at Patchogue Recruiting Station 12-1:30 pm

* Every Thursday evening - Book Study Group in Water Mill

* "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:

March 16 (Friday): Musical Portait of Emma Goldman in Amityville at 8pm

Peacesmiths monthly forum presents a musical portrait of Emma Goldman by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer starring soprano Helene Williams with Leonard Lehrman at the piano

at First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Route 110 Amityville, NY

near Montauk Highway/Merrick Road

The last church on the left!

March 16.17,18 (Friday,Saturday, Sunday): "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit on Iraq war dead in Bridgehampton Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm , Sunday 1 - 6pm

"Eyes Wide Open: New York", the American Friends Service Committe exhibit about the dead of the Iraq war will be on view on

Friday from 1 to 6 pm
at the Monument (Ocean Rd and Rte 27) in Bridgehampton

Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm
at the Unitarian-Universalist Meeting House,
977 Bridgehampton - Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

On Saturday a meditative gathering/service will be held at 6pm.

This widely acclaimed memorial honors the casualties of the war in Iraq. On display are 144 pairs of empty combat boots, tagged with the names of New York soldiers who have died in the Iraq War, and 50 pairs of shoes to represent the thousands of Iraqi civilians who have died during the conflict.

Presented by The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork & the Peconic Bay Friends Meeting

March 17 (Saturday): Eastern LI NAACP Jubilee in Riverhead at 11am

The Eastern Long Island Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its annual Jubilee celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation on Saturday March 17 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church, Northville Turnpike in Riverhead.

Participating are Rev. Charles A. Coverdale and Special Honorees are the Honor Students from local Middle and High Schools.

Come and Bring Friends, Support our Local Students
Music and Refreshments

For further information phone (631) 287-7346

March 17 (Saturday), Demo, Leafleting Against Iraq War in Lindenhurst 11 am - 12:30pm

Informational leafleting and demonstration against the war at the Lindenhurst military recruiting station, just south of the LIRR. Anchored by PeaceSmiths. March 17 and every 3rd Saturday of each month.

Call 631-798-0778

March 18th (Sunday): Peace March, Rally in Huntington 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Join us in Huntington Village on Sunday, March 18th, to mark the 4th anniversary of the disastrous war in Iraq and to say No More!

The best way to support the troops is to bring them home NOW and take care of them when they get here.

12:30 p.m. - Meet at the Municipal Parking lot across from the Post Office on Gerard Street.

1:00 p.m. - March will kick off heading east on Route 25A. Stop at the military recruiting office where names of Long Island soldiers killed in Iraq will be read.

2:00 p.m. - March will end at Route 25A and the northwest corner of Park Avenue where there will be a rally with speakers from Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out and other groups.

Suffolk Peace Network
For More info e-mail workforpeace@optonline. net

March 18 (Sunday): Honor the Fallen Memorial in Peconic 11am-5pm

The Honor the Fallen Memorial, marking the end of four years of war in Iraq and the beginning of the fifth year will be on view Sunday March 18 in Peconic.

A collection of memorial photos and information on each of the US soldiers who died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will be at the Southold Community Center on Peconic Lane
in Peconic from 11 am to 5pm on Sunday March 18.

A project of North Fork People of Conscience - www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

More Info at: 631 298 4912

March 21 (Wednesday) 'An Inconvenient Truth' Slide Show in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

A slide show and Q&A on global warming science and solutions will be presented by sustainability educator and activist for The Climate Project, Sara Gordon.

Sag Harbor United Methodist Church, 48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor.
For more information: 917 941-6653

March 30 (Friday): Sacred Walk of Inclusion in Southampton - 12Noon - 2pm

The Sacred Walk of Inclusion is an interfaith prayer walk in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors hosted by The Sacred Walk of Inclusion Committee. The walk will be Friday, March 30th from noon to 2:00 and will begin and end at the Southampton Village Hall. Throughout the walk we will take time for silence, meditation, intercession, and hymns. All people of all faiths are invited to participate.

“When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you: you shall love the alien as yours for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

A Reading from Leviticus, chapter 19
Repeating Events:

See Suffolk Peace Vigils for a complete list of weekly and monthly vigils.

See Recruiting Schedule for a listing of weekly and monthly demonstrations
Second Friday of Month: Labor Dept Reps in Water Mill from 11am to 1 pm

Bilingual Latino representatives from the US Dept of Labor's Wage and Hour Division are available the second Friday of every month in the OLA office, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., to answer questions concerning workers' rights and to help workers--whether documented or undocumented--recover pay owed them.

If your employer has not paid you for time you've worked or if you know someone in this situation, visit the OLA office at 1152 Montauk Hwy in Water Mill to find out what you can do.

Call 631-726-6526 ( 726 - OLA6).

Saturday Demos in Patchogue Recruiting Station at 12-1:30pm

We will continue our regular protest in Patchogue on Saturday with informational leafletting against recruiters in our public schools and deceiptful recruiting practices. Signs, flyers, petitions will be provided.

Where: 116 Main St., Patchogue, west of Route 112, east of N. Ocean Ave.

When: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Come for 1/2 hour or the whole time.

Why: To make the public aware of military recruiting practices in our public schools. We want equal access into our schools alongside military recruiters with information regarding the realities of the military. We want an adult present when a student speaks with a recruiter.

Contact: 631-875-8647

Thursday evening Book Study Group in Water Mill at 7 pm

The Thursday night group invites you to a Lively discussion starting March 1.
"Saving Jesus (from the Religious Right)"

To view an introductory video, go to

Meeting begins at 7:00 pm with Taize (Candlelight, Silence, Simple Chants, Scripture), Simple Soup at 7:30 , DVD and discussion from 8:00 until 9:00

The group meets at the Lutheran Church at Hayground Road and Montauk Highway
on Thursdays at 7pm

Contact 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 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

Sundays: 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.

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. We need sopranos!
Rehearsals take place, Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in Lindenhurst.

Call Lisa Fishbein at: (631) 957-4954

Send event listings for next week's report by 5pm Tuesday to


Suffolk Peace Vigils - Starting March 7

This coming week's Peace Vigils are on:

Wednesday in Mastic-Shirley: 4:30 pm - Montauk Highway and William Floyd Parkway
new vigil- contact: Susan at SMc1270236@msn.com

Friday in Sayville: 4pm at Railroad Ave and Main St

Saturday in Bellport: 11am at Station and South Country Roads

Saturday in Setauket: 11 am at Bennetts Road and Rte 25A - North Country Peace Group

Saturday in Hauppage: 4 to 6 pm at Armed Forces Plaza (opposite Dennison Bldg) on Rte 347

East End Women in Black vigil for peace in the middle east and an end to the occupations of Palestine and Iraq on the first and third Sundays in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.

The next vigil is on Sunday March 18 at the Sag Harbor Wharf from 3 to 4pm.

For the winter months, vigils are held on the first Sunday each month in Bridgehampton and the third Sunday each month at the Sag Harbor Wharf starting at 3pm

More info at East End Women in Black web site or call 631-259-2482


South Country Peace Group, South Country Women in Black and Pax Christi Sponsor a vigil in Patchogue on the last Sunday of each month.

This month the memorial candlelight vigil will be on Sunday, March 25 at the Four Corners in Patchogue—where Ocean Avenue crosses Main St/Rte 27A at sundown.

There will be a reading of the names of those killed in Iraq .

Organized by the South Country Peace Group, Bellport Women In Black and St Joseph the Worker Pax Christi. This event takes place on the last Sunday of each month at or right after sundown.

For update on time contact Dennis Urlaub at dmu7@optonline.net


Veterans For Peace and Code Pink will vigil for peace on the second Saturday each month at the Armed Forces Plaza in Hauppauge in front of the Dennison State Office Building on Route 347. The next vigil will be Saturday, March 10th between 4:00 & 6:00 pm.

More info: email to ltbrin@earthlink.net

Recommended Reading

Updated March 7, 2007


In New Haven

On Long Island

In Farmingville
by Peter Aplebome , NY Times

"Like a stranger in a strange land, Carlos Morales, a 26-year-old day laborer who came to Long Island six years ago from Mexico, is a perceptive observer of the suburban terrain where he works, goes to school and dreams of a better life. ...."


Shinnecocks' Recognition Swamped in Litigation - Indian Country Today


"Southampton maintains all of the historical documents dealing with the tribe's existence, but ''there's a particular document which is missing from 1859, which talks about the land transaction when they illegally took the 3,600 acres and gave us this little piece here; and how mysterious is that? That the only town record of this land transaction is missing?'' Gumbs said. "

www(.)indiancountry(.)com/content(.)cfm?id=1096414483 *


Surge Protection - Julie Penny in the Sag Harbor Express


"We marched for Congress to assert itself to ratchet down our troops, not to escalate. We marched to prevent the same group of neocon ideologue warmongers and AIPAC lobbyists that brought us the mess that is Iraq from blundering us into bombing Iran (most probably under a "false flag" operation for which Iran will be blamed). They've been using the same playbook of tactics, alliances with shady exiles, and dubious intelligence on WMDs that they cooked up to get us into Iraq. "

sagharboronline(.)com/20070208/pov(.)htm *

* If you receive this by AOL email these links will not work
Replace "(.)" with "." and paste in your browser file window