Week of June 14, 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]

Dan Steiger Tax Day Trial- Tuesday June 19

Book Reading: We Begin Here - Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

By the Numbers

Progressive Radio News Program May Be Axed

Update on Southampton Hiring Center

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

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

Dan Steiger Tax Day Trial Tuesday June 19

The Trial Continues:

"The People' v. Dan Steiger" - East Hampton Justice Court Tuesday June 19 (jury selection) and Thursday June 21 (trial).

The court is in the East Hampton Town offices on Route 27 east of the windmill.

Dan Steiger of Sag Harbor was arrested while protesting the Iraq war on Main Street of East Hampton Village on April 15, 2006. Charges are Disorderly Conduct (2 counts) and Resisting Arrest (1 count). Mr. Steiger pleaded Not Guilty to these criminal charges and so a jury trial was in order.

Other protesters arrested the same day were charged with misdemeanors and their cases have yet to come to trial.

On Tuesday April 10 there were more people present (35) in support of the defendant Dan Steiger than there were prospective jurors (21). The attorneys for the defense (Joseph Gianinni and James Henry) and the prosecution (Assistant Suffolk DA John Halverson) rejected all potential jurors except two. Six jurors are required. At least one prospective juror said she thought that 'as long as the troops were in Iraq' it was improper to protest their being there.
Others said they had friends in the police and would believe whatever law enforcement testified to. The first group of 9 juror candidates were all opposed to the war.

The trial was re-scheduled by Justice Catherine Cahill for June 19 when the whole process starts again. If a jury is assembled on the 19th, the trial will be held Thursday June 21.

Of course this trial is not about the war. It is about our First Ammendment rights of free speech and assembly.



Edited by Kamal Boullata and Kathy Engel

With contributing poets and co-editor:

Margaret Gibson, Naomi Lazard, Kathryn Levy, Kathy Engel


FRIDAY JUNE 15 - 6 pm

Peace & Justice Calendar - starting June 13

For details on these events scroll down:

* 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 18(Monday): OLA Meets on Fair Housing and Tenants' Rights in Bridgehampton at 7 pm
* June 19, June 21 (Tuesday, Thursday): Dan Steiger Tax Day Protest Trial in East Hampton at 10am

* June 22 (Friday): Green Party Fundraiser with Music, food in Setauket from 7-10 pm

* June 26 (Tuesday): Strategy Session on Affordable Housing in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

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

* June 29 (Friday): Andean Flute Music in Greenport at 7pm

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

* Saturdays: 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 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 Kathy Engel at Canio's Books, 290 Main St. Sag Harbor on Friday June 15 at 6pm.

Info at www(.)caniosbooks(.)com

June 18(Monday): OLA Meets on Fair Housing and Tenants' Rights in Bridgehampton at 7 pm

Derechos de Inquilinos

Fair Housing and Tenants’ Rights


Nadia Marín Molina, Workplace Project
Michelle Santantonio, Long Island Housing Services

Lunes, 18 de junio a las 7:00 p.m.

at “Community Room” Bridgehampton National Bank
2200 Montauk Highway , Bridgehampton

Para más información: 631-726-OLA6 (6526)

OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc.
1152 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976
631-726-OLA6 (6526)

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

As a result of an arrest during the April 15, 2006 Tax Day 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 22 (Friday): Green Party Fundraiser with Music, food in Setauket from 7-10 pm

Come raise funds and raise the roof, with local music group, "Blacklisted and the Banned."The Green Party of Suffolk will be holding a "Summer in Setauket--Green Fundraising Party" on Friday, June 22 from 7pm to 10pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main Street, Setauket. (Main Street is north of 25A and 6/10th of a mile west of Nichols Road)

The evening will include a potluck dinner, music, an art auction, and a display of the Green Party of Suffolk’s "Bring Home The Troops" poster contest entries. The winning poster from the youth category is on display now at http://www.gpsuffolk.org/.

Vegetarian and vegan dishes will be served.

Admission is $15 (with a dish to share) and $20 (without a dish). Children are welcome. There will be a silent auction of work by local artists. Please note that political donations are not tax-deductible

Contact: Kimberly Wilder, Green Party of Suffolk (631) 422-4702 votewilder@yahoo.com

June 26 (Tuesday): Strategy Session on Affordable Housing in Sag Harbor at 7 pm

The South Fork Chapter of the Long Island Progressive Coalitioninvites you to a Strategy Session on Affordable year-round Residential Housing in Sag Harbor.

Do you think that Sag Harbor has a housing crisis?
Do you know people who need housing but cannot afford it?
Will our kids have to leave here when they're grown?

If you answered YES to any of these questionsjoin our strategy session

Tuesday, June 26 at 7 pm
Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 2nd floor
East Union & Hampton Road in Sag Harbor

We believe that every new development project should include affordable housing.
Together we will create a sound strategy to establish affordableyear-round residential housing in Sag Harbor.

For more information contact 725-1149
Info on LI Progressive Coalition at www(.)lipc(.)org
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


June 29 (Friday): Andean Flute Music in Greenport at 7pm

Flutist Walter Purizaca will be at the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street in Greenport at 7 pm on Friday June 29.

The Floyd Memorial Library is proud to present an evening of haunting and beautiful music performed by an extraordinary musician who explains his passion below:

“You have probably seen us. Dark skin, long black hair, nostalgic stare and deep expression. We’re usually everywhere in the world, accompanied by our inseparable musical instruments: the winds; Quenas, Sikus or Zampoňas, Rondadores, the Antaras, pinkillos - made of cane, like bamboo: the percussion; Wankaras, Bombos, Rain Sticks, Chajchas – made of llama or sheep hooves, seeds and wool and the newer ones like charangos, mandolins, harps and guitars. We come originally from the eternal Andean region, descendants of the ancient Aymara civilization and the Inca empire.

The singularity of our music is
First: the message and kind of music that we play.
Second: the instruments on which we play it
Third: the manner in which we do it.

Andean music constitutes a very important part in our daily life, far from being a simple creation and human expression, it seems to be a kind of apprehension, interpretation and experience of a reality formed by emotions, illusions, hopes, frustrations, successes, passions, dreams, beliefs, etc. To define our music only by its sound waves or aural mark would seem too cheap. On the contrary, a ore precise conceptualization would make us define it as an energy that is produced and developed from the relationship between the human being and nature and that expands, retrieves and projects, transcending its reach in time and space inexorably and infinitely.”

Walter Purizaca


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 ___________________________________________

Tuesdays: Bob Zellner comments 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)"

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 at the Incarnation Lutheran Church at Hayground Road and Montauk Highway between Bridgehampton and Water Mill 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

Please send event listings for next week's report (PLAIN TEXT Please) by 5 pm on Tuesday

to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Suffolk Peace Vigils - starting June 13

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

Sunday in Sag Harbor: 5pm at the Wharf (East End Women in Black)

* 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