Photo Exhibit: Through the Seasons on Quail Hill Farm

Please come to the reception for:

Through the Seasons on Quail Hill Farm


Kathryn Szoka

Kathryn spent over a year photographing the workers and members

of Quail Hill, a community supported organic farm in Amagansett.

Come see the fruits ofher labors!

Quail Hill is owned by the Peconic Land Trust.


Friday, April 13, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Rogers Memorial Library

91 Coopers Farm Road * Southampton , NY * 283-0774

Exhibition dates: April 1 - April 30, 2007

This project is supported in part with funds from the Special Opportunity Stipend (S.O.S.) Program through the New York Foundation for the Arts, administered on Long Island by the East End Arts Council.

Shinnecock Nation Election

Shinnecock Indian Nation, Long Island, New York:

On Tuesday, April 3, 2007, the Shinnecock Indian Nation conducted Tribal Trustee Elections on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation for the first time in history since the Trusteeship was established by the State of New York in 1792.

Pursuant to an ordinance developed and written by the Shinnecock Tribal Council and voted on by the Tribal Members of the Nation, the Election Reform Committee of Tribal Council implemented voting procedures and policies for the election process. This historic event underscores the true sovereignty of the Shinnecock people as they exercise their inherent right to conduct governance of their Nation in all aspects.

For over 120 years, the elections of the Board of Trustees have been conducted at the Town of Southampton in the Town Hall, where the members of the Nation would gather annually on the first Tuesday in April to vote for the Board of Tribal Trustees. This year, voting machines and all the necessary procedural and legal processes were put into place by the eight Committee members of the Election Reform Committee. Four individuals of the Committee are duly elected Tribal Council members and four are Tribal members of the Nation. A traditional drum honor song was conducted prior the opening of the Polls. The Polls were open 7 am and remained open until 7pm with a record number of voters. The Annual Meeting for the purpose of electing the Board of Tribal Trustees was held at 7:15pm at the Shinnecock Community Center when the results were announced to the Nation assembled.

The newly elected Board of Tribal Trustees to serve for the term of April 2007-April 2008 is as follows:

Randy King, Trustee Chairman; Frederick C. Bess, Trustee; and Lance A. Gumbs, Trustee.

Week of April 5, 2007

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Steiger Court Date Tuesday April 10

Shinnecock Nation Holds Election on Reservation

Kucinich: "If you're for peace you don't vote for war"

Southampton Tackles Day Laborer Issues

Photo Exhibit: Through The Seasons on Quail Hill Farm

National Day of Climate Action in Riverhead

WeBegin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

Urban League Senior Community Service

Peace & Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Long Island Climate Solutions Network - Calendar

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media for Eastern LI

Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

DN Starting Monday April 2:

Monday 9 pm - Tuesday 9 pm - Wednesday 9 pm - Thursday 11 pm -
Friday - 8 pm- Saturday - 10 pm

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.

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

Fom Dan Steiger: Court Date April 10

Hello friends,

Last April 15, Kathy, Connor, Ella, Paula, and I were arrested in East Hampton while protesting the horrific war in Iraq.

My court date (jury trial) has been set for April 10, 9am in East Hampton
Justice Court on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

This case is about the restricting the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances as spelled out in the 1st amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

I am asking for your support. Please join me in court on April 10.

Dan Steiger

Southampton Tackles Day Laborer Issues

Southampton Village has begun work preparing a park for use as a hiring site for day laborers.

The site is adjacent to the 7-Eleven store at the entrance to Southampton. Day laborers have been seeking work there for years. Last week 40 people protesting against un-documented workers chased the mostly Latino laborers away.

Village Mayor Mark Epley spoke to WPKN news on Saturday. Epley blames the Federal government for the problem. He says the Feds tell him they can't help. Epley said:

"This is the result of some failed federal policies on immigration. I have called the White House, I've talked to the President's Special Assistant on immigration. I met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and talked to the IRS.

They said to me their main priority is terrorists and that the individual standing on the corner looking to mow your grass is not a priority for them. Basically I'm finding that I'm all alone"
The Mayor's explained his plan.
"We have an empty piece of park land that is currently being hedged in. We're going to put a gravel parking lot on it so that people can pull on to it and hire individuals. This is going to be followed up with an ordanance for no solicitation in public parking areas and public rights of way to move people off the streets and onto that lot so they can be hired without any type of harassement."
Asked about the constitutionality of such a law the Mayor said "We'll find out in court if we have to".

On Friday 50 or more local residents led by clergy walked the streets of the village in a show of solidarity with immigrant workers. Sunday a large group from the Shinnecock Reservation stood at the park with signs against racism and calling for acceptance of the newest immigrants.


This report was prepared for WPKN local news (6:30pm M-F) and was broadcast Monday, April 2 on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk.

Dennis Kucinich: "If you're for peace, you don't vote for war"

On March 28 Pacifica's Democracy Now! broadcast an interview with Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.

The following is a portion of the interview conducted by Amy Goodman. The complete interview is available at the link above and will be shown
on Public Access TV Ch. 20 in Riverhead and the East End Wednesday April 4 at 9pm and Saturday April 7 at 10pm.

AMY GOODMAN: Good to have you with us. First of all, as you stand overlooking the capitol, talk about your vote against the war funding bill.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Well, we were given false choices. We were told that we either buy into president Bush's plan, which is keep the war going indefinitely, or accept the Democratic version of the war in Iraq, which would keep the war going for another year or two. I say those choices weren't sufficient.

The Democrats could have refused to send a bill forward. We didn't have to fund this war. We're not under any obligation to keep the war going. And yet our leaders took another path. Furthermore, Amy, you may be interested to know that the 2008 budget, which is before Congress today and will be voted on tomorrow, contains another $145 billion for the war, and on top of that, they're putting another $50 billion for the war in fiscal year 2009.

So this talk about ending the war by March or by September belies the fact that the budget has money in it to keep the war going into 2009. And I think that's wrong. I think the American people will reject that type of thinking, and I’m standing strong to say get out now. I put forth a plan embodied in HR 1234. To accomplish just that.

AMY GOODMAN: But what do you say to those make the argument that if president Bush has on his desk a bill that gives money, gives a fortune in continuing the war, and he has to veto it because he doesn't like the timetable, that this puts him in a very difficult position?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Our decisions have to be way above politics. We have the lives of our troops at stake here. There's no military victory in Iraq. We're there illegally. The occupation is fueling the insurgency. Democrats can still, after president Bush vetoes the bill, which he will, Democrats can still take the right position, which is refuse to fund the war, use money in the pipeline to bring the troops home.

AMY GOODMAN: What about the pressure from the leadership, the Democratic Party, from the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, all of the stories going around of Congress members voting for the funding so that they could help out the spinach farmers, etc.?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: On matters of war and peace, I think people have to vote their conscience. I can say I wasn't pressured.

AMY GOODMAN: But what about those that were, and what about the spending bill going way beyond funding wars?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: It's a legitimate concern. I mean, if you're for peace, you vote for peace. If you're for peace, you don't vote for war because somebody's giving you a plum in a bill that's designed to keep a war going. I think the American people want new leadership which understands that if you're for peace, you vote for peace, you don't fund wars.

And so I’m moving forward with a plan, it's embodied in HR 1234 that would stop the funding and the occupation, close the bases, bring the troops home, and set in motion a parallel process that would stabilize Iraq with the help of the international community, which will only help, by the way, unless, you know, if the United States takes a new course and ends the occupation.


Dennis Kucinich is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. The Long Island coordinator for the Kucinich campaign is Karen Sackett who may be reached at

National Day of Climate Action in Riverhead

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Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting April 5

Updated April 6

For details on these events scroll down:

* April 6 (Friday) Good Friday Service - "Economic Way of the Cross" in Bridgehampton 7pm

* April 10 (Tuesday): Steiger First Amendment Case - Jury Trial in East Hampton 9am

* April 10 (Tuesday): Screening "Peacable Kingdom" in Southold 6:30 pm

* April 10 (Tuesday): Move-On Virtual Town Hall with Candidates in East Hampton - 7pm

* April 11 (Wednesday): Sing Along with Terry Sullivan in Bridgehampton at 7pm

* April 13 (Friday): Opening Reception - Photo Exhibit on Quail Hill Farm in Southampton 4:30-6:30pm

* April 14 (Saturday): National Day of Climate Action - Riverhead 12 - 3pm

* April 15 (Sunday): Reading of "The Dandelion War" by Richard Rosenthal in Hampton Bays at 2 pm

* April 19, 20 (Thursday, Friday): Anti-Bias Training Session in Riverhead time tba

* April 19 (Thursday): Long Island Immigrant Civil Rights Symposium in Central Islip 5-7pm

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:

April 6 (Friday) Good Friday Service - "Economic Way of the Cross" in Bridgehampton at 7pm

Powerful political and economic forces, in a macabre mirroring of Jesus' journey to the cross, deal death in our world by war and by working to the benefit of a privileged few while millions of people live and die in a debt and in dire poverty.

As decent human beings, we are compelled to be in solidarity and to respond to the end the horror of war and the destructive evil of dire poverty. All are invited to an hour of prayer and solemn reflection on The Economic Way of the Cross on Good, Friday April 6, at 7 PM at Incarnation Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway at Hayground Road, Bridgehampton.

For more information, call (631)537-1187 or email

April 10 (Tuesday): Steiger First Amendment Case - Jury Trial in East Hampton at 9am

On April 15, 2006 Dan Steiger of Sag Harbor and several other people were arrested while excercising their first amendment rights. They walked on East Hampton Village streets carrying signs opposing the Iraq occupation and war. On Tuesday April 10, a jury trial will be held in the case of Steiger who was charged with resisting arrest and blocking pedestrian traffic. The trial begins at 9am at East Hampton Justice Court on Pantigo Road (Route 27) east of the Windmill Green in East Hampton.

More Info here and also at 631-831-4966 or


April 10 (Tuesday): Screening "Peacable Kingdom' in Southold 6:30 pm

A screening of the award-winning documentary Peaceable Kingdom at the Southold Free Library is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30-8:30pm

Info: North Fork People of Conscience at

April 10 (Tuesday): Move-On Virtual Town Hall with Candidates in East Hampton - 7pm

We're holding the first ever MoveOn Virtual Town Hall meeting for '08 candidates on Tuesday, April 10th. The topic is Iraq. MoveOn members voted last week to invite the following candidates to participate in the Iraq Virtual Town Hall Meetings. We'll keep you posted on who accepts our invitation:

* Sen. Joe Biden
* Sen. Hillary Clinton
* Sen. Chris Dodd
* Sen. John Edwards
* Mayor Rudy Giuliani
* Gov. Mike Huckabee
* Rep. Dennis Kucinich
* Sen. John McCain
* Sen. Barack Obama
* Gov. Bill Richardson
* Gov. Mitt Romney
* Gov. Tommy Thompson

Location: Off Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton at home of host Ellen Frank

to register (limit is 30 persons):


April 11 (Wednesday): Sing Along with Terry Sullivan in Bridgehampton at 7pm

Terry Sullivan worked and sang with Pete Seeger for about ten years, and he is looking for singers who like to sing topical, folk, and civil rights songs from the “Pete Seeger Songbook” a massive compendium of his seventy years of singing .

There is a sing-along open to the public at the Unitarian Meeting House at 977 on Sag Harbor Tpke, just south of Scuttlehole Rd. on Wednesday April 11, at seven P.M. Just bring your voice.


April 13 (Friday): Opening Reception - Photo Exhibit on Quail Hill Farm in Southampton 4:30-6:30pm

Please come to the reception for "Through the Seasons on Quail Hill Farm"
by Kathryn Szoka at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Friday April 13.

The exhibit will be on view from April 1 - April 30.

Kathryn spent over a year photographing the workers and members of Quail Hill, a community supported organic farm in Amagansett.

Come see the fruits of her labors!
Quail Hill is owned by the Peconic Land Trust.

Rogers Memorial Library, Coopers Farm Road (off Windmill Lane) Southampton

Info: 283-0774

April 14 (Saturday): National Day of Climate Action - Riverhead 12 - 3pm

The event will be at the Green Earth Market 50 east main St in Riverhead from 12 to 3 pm.
Details at

April 15 (Sunday): Reading of "The Dandelion War" by Richard Rosenthal in Hampton Bays at 2 pm

Richard Rosenthal's novel "The Dandelion War" concerns housing advocates, etc. in a slightly familiar seaside setting. Mr. Rosenthal has two local appearances scheduled for reading of The Dandelion War, the Hampton Bays Library on April 15th at 2 p.m. and the East Hampton Library, May 2 at 7:15 p.m.


April 19, 20 (Thursday, Friday): Anti-Bias Training Session in Riverhead time tba

A 2-day training sponsored by the Anti-Bias Task Forces in our area and by the organization Erase Racism. It's called "Unraveling Racism" and will take place on Thurs, April 19 and Friday, April 20 (2 full-day sessions) at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead at hours to be announced. The training will cover areas like historical/social context for racism in the US; links between racism/classism/sexism; reality and daily experience of individuals, institutional racism and white privilege; etc.

Call OLA at 726-OLA6 for more information. There is a cost for this training and subsidies may be available.

April 19 (Thursday): Long Island Immigrant Civil Rights Symposium in Central Islip 5-7pm

The symposium on Immigrant Civil Rights will be held at the Faculty Conference Room of the
Touro Law School in Central Islip on Thursday, April 19th from 5 to 7pm.

Speaking will be Amy Sugimor (La Fuente), Udi Ofer (NYCLU), Luis Valenzuela (Long Island Immigration Alliance), Avideh Moussavian (NY Immigration Coalition) and Patrick Young of the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN). There will be a Q&A session and dinner will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsoring organizations are: Touro, ACLU, LALSA, and PILOT.

contact: "Mark Fridman" Touro ACLU

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

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Suffolk Peace Vigils Starting Wednesday, April 4

This coming week's Peace Vigils are on:

Wednesday in Mastic-Shirley: 4:30 pm - Montauk Highway and William Floyd Parkway *

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

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

Saturday in Setauket: 11:00 am - Route 25A and Bennets Road


* Wednesday vigil - contact: Susan at


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 vigil started in August of 2002.

The next vigil is on Sunday April 15 at the Sag Harbor Wharf at 3pm.

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.

The next memorial candlelight vigil will be on Sunday, April 29 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


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, April 14 between 4:00 & 6:00 pm.

More info: email to