Week of June 7, 2007

"In a time of destruction, create something" Maxine Hong Kingston

For a complete and updated East End Report click here ,

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

By the Numbers

Leaving OLA - Moving On

End the Occcupation: Rally in DC

Progressive Radio News Program May Be Axed
Hispanic Impact on LI Economy

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:

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.

News on WPKN / WPKM:

Free Speech Radio News Mon-Fri at 6pm: News from Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship - world wide report of news not heard on corporate media.

This program may be dropped by
See Progressive Radio News Program May be Axed

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

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

Rev. Holly Haile Davis and the Thunderbird Sisters at the Southold UU this link is temporarily unavailable... please check back

Originaly broadcast on March 29.

WPKN presents the Reverend Holly Haile Davis and the singing Thunder Bird Sisters of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island. The program was recorded as they led the Sunday service at the First Universalist Church of Southold, New York on January 14 of this year.

Reverend Holly Haile Davis is the first Native-American woman ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

The program includes musical selections by the Thunder Bird Sisters and stories from the gospel according to some Native Americans.

Counterpoint: Scott Harris Host

To hear in-depth analysis you'll rarely hear in corporate media, listen to "Counterpoint" LIVE on WPKN-FM Monday nights from 8 to 10 pm

An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.whiterosesociety.org/ Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine.

Gordian Raacke on WPKN:

"Going Solar" - In this special program, our guest, renewable energy expert Gordian Raacke, will explain how solar energy systems can be used in existing homes.

Originally broadcast April 15, 2007. Interviewer: Ken MacDermotRoe


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


The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst
Send corrections or comments to eastendreport@yahoo.com

By the numbers

Leaving OLA - Moving On

Sandra Dunn of Hampton Bays resigned as Executive Director of OLA effective May 31. Her candidacy for the Southampton Town Council was announced recently.

Ms. Dunn says:
"I have had the challenge and the honor of working for social change and justice through my work with OLA and the Coalition for a Worklink Center.

As Town Councilwoman, I will be able to work from a stronger position, on the 'inside', and hopefully achieve the kinds of results we'd all like to see in our community."

Correspondance with OLA should be addressed to the organization's Board President Isabel Sepulveda at iscanlon11@hotmail.com

The OLA office telephone is 631-726-OLA6 (6526)

Peace & Justice Calendar - Week of June 7, 2007

updated June 11

For details on these events scroll down:

* June 9, 10 (Saturday, Sunday): Solar Fest in Brentwood from 11am-7pm

* June 10 (Sunday): Shepards Singers in Flanders at 4pm

* June 10 (Sunday): "The Dandelion War" - reading by Richard Rosenthal in Hampton Bays at 2pm

* June 10 (Sunday): Rally in DC- End the Occupation - Transportation

* June 10 (Sunday): Cultural Program in DC; including Poetry with Kathy Engel, Alexis de Veaux, others at 7:30pm

* June 13 (Wednesday):Seminar on Global Warming in Southold at 7pm

* June 15 (Friday): We Begin Here-Poems for Palestine & Lebanon in Sag Harbor at 6pm

* June 19, June 21 (Tuesday, Thursday): Dan Steiger Tax Day Protest Trial in East Hampton at 10am

* June 28 (Thursday): "Civil Liberties in a Time of War" Stan Gewanter, NYCLU Suffolk President in Huntington at 7 pm

Repeating Events:

* Tuesdays: Bob Zellner Commentaries on WLIU 88.3

* 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:


June 9, 10 (Saturday, Sunday): Solar Fest in Brentwood from 11am-7pm

The 4th Annual New York Solarfest 2007/Fiesta del Sol 2007 will take place on June 9th and 10th from 11am to 7pm on the grounds of the Solar Café. Come help raise awareness of Global Warming and celebrate the solutions renewable energy can provide. The Solarfest will feature a solar-powered stage with musicians and performers throughout the weekend. There will also be arts vendors; hybrid vehicles; educational lectures; environmental organizations; green businesses; children’s theatre; and food vendors. The NYSolarfest Drum circle will take place on Saturday June 9, 2007 at 4:00pm. Admission to the Solarfest is free.

More information can be found at www(.)nysolarfest(.)org
The Solar Café is located at 1 First Avenue, Brentwood, New York. The Solar Café is the nation's first solar powered café. It is built on the grounds of the reclaimed old Brentwood train station. It is immediately west of Brentwood Road and south of Suffolk Avenue. The phone number for the Café is 631-348-7182.


June 10 (Sunday): Shepards Singers in Flanders at 4pm

The Shepherd's Singers!, a multi-denominational Christian music ministry

Come experience the Spirit!

Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Flanders United Methodist Church
1193 Flanders Road

For more information, please contact Patricia Fox at 631-727-2168

No Admission!
A Free-will offering will be taken



June 10 (Sunday): The Dandelion War - reading by Richard Rosenthal in Hampton Bays at 2pm

Richard Rosenthal will read from his humorous novel about 'class warfare' in the Hamptons
on Sunday at 2pm at the Hampton Bays Library on Ponquogue Avenue.

Info: rrosenth@optonline.net


June 10 (Sunday): Rally in DC- End the Occupation - Transportation

End the Occupation - Click Here for info on June 10 DC event


June 10 (Sunday): Cultural Program - with Kathy Engel and Friends in Washington DC at 7:30pm

Kathy Engel, Sarah Browning, Richard Schaaf, Melissa Tuckey, Alexis de Veaux and more - at National City Christian Church, 5 Tomas Circle NW, Washington DC

Click here for details


June 13 (Wednesday): Seminar on Global Warming in Southold at 7pm

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar on Global Warming sponsored by Southold Town's Renewable Energy Committee and co-sponsored by North Fork Environmental Council. This will be a very informative and insightful look at Global Warming. Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy of Long Island (RELI) is the host.
Location: Southold Town Hall


June 15 (Friday): We Begin Here-Poems for Palestine & Lebanon in Sag Harbor at 6pm

Kathy Engel, Kathryn Levy, Naomi Lazard and Margaret Gibson will read from "We Begin Here - Poems for Palestine and Lebanon" edited by Kamal Ballata and Ms. Engel at Canio's Books, Friday June 15 at 6pm.

Info at www(.)caniosbooks(.)com


June 19, June 21 (Tuesday, Thursday): Dan Steiger Tax Day Protest Trial in East Hampton at 10am

As a result of an arrest resulting from a April 15, 2006 protest in East Hampton Village against the Iraq war, Dan Steiger of Sag Harbor will stand trial for felony charges in East Hampton Justice Court. Jury selection is scheduled for June 19. The Court is in the East Hampton Town office complex on Route 27. A previous attempt to select a jury for this trial failed two months ago. The trial date if a jury is assembled is Thursday June 21 at the same location. Attorneys for the defendant include Joseph Gianinni and James Henry.

Info: Dan Steiger at 631-831-4966.


June 28 (Thursday): "Civil Liberties in a Time of War" Stan Gewanter, NYCLU Suffolk President in Huntington at 7 pm

On June 28, 2007 beginning at 7:00 pm, at a public meeting room in the Huntington Public Library (Main Street in Huntington Village, NY) Stan Gewanter (President of the Suffolk County Chapter of the NYCLU) will present an "interactive lecture" on the subject of "Civil Liberties in Time of War" for the Long Island Progressive Coalition's Patriot Forum.

All are welcome to attend. Questions and comments are encouraged, and "Polite Heckling" may be allowed, but no tomatoes or ripe fruits may be brought to or launched at the lecture.

There will be no admission charge, and the lecture will be videotaped for future airing on local public access television channels.

Info: Stan Gewanter Smgewanter@aol.com
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

Tuesdays: Bob Zellner Commentaries on WLIU 88.3

Human Rights activist Bob Zellner is heard each Tuesday morning and evening during the news programs on WLIU Southampton.

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 June 6

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

Saturday in Hauppage: 4 to 6pm - In front of Dennison Building on Rte 347 (Monthly Vigil)

* Wednesday vigil - contact: Susan at SMc1270236@msn.com ____________________________________________

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 June 17 at the the Sag Harbor Wharf at 5pm.

For the summer months vigils we be held at 5pm on the first Sunday each month in Bridgehampton and the third Sunday each month at the Sag Harbor Wharf.

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, June 24 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, June 9 between 4:00 & 6:00 pm. To confirm and for more info: email to ltbrin@earthlink.net