Week of July 19, 2007

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Tax Day Protest Case: Tuesday July 24 in East Hampton Justice Court

Aldrich Park Site Case Hearing_Judge 'Lost' Counter Suit Papers

Free Speech Radio News Resumes on WPKM/WPKN

Jeff Halper: A Jewish Voice for Peace - East End News Team Radio Interview

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 has been restored to the WPKN schedule!

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

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

Jeff Halper: A Jewish Voice for Peace .. link to be available soon...to be broadcast July 19, 12 Noon- 12:30pm

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

Aldrich Park Site Case _ Judge Lost Counter Suit Filing

From Mackie Finnerty, member of Coalition for a Worklink Center:

On July 11, Judge Skinner held a hearing on the Aldrich Park site in New York State Court, Riverhead.

Members of the Coalition for a Worklink Center were there along with a court room full of Minutemen and other similar groups. The surprise of the day was that Judicial Watch, a very conservative group of lawyers, has come in on the side of the Minutemen. They had 2-3 lawyers there and asked to file an Amicus brief which they had already sent to the court but served on no other parties. The judge allowed them to enter it.

The judge said he had not received any of our papers, even though we had filed them and had a return signed by the judge saying he had received them. However he allowed our counsel to argue anyway. Our lawyers gave him another set.

The plaintiffs (neighbors Berkowski) argued that the field had been a beautiful place full of butterflies and women strolling children until (Mayor) Epley put up fences, trees and driveways, ruining the whole place and alienating it as a park in violation of the CPF rules for open space.

The Village countered with a true picture of what the field was and that it was next to Route 39 and a 7-11 and had been a farm field with pesticides and a butterfly had not been seen for years. He argued that Epley had not done anything not in keeping with a park and that the men had and could stand there. The land was purchased with CPF funds and that the Village had contributed huge amounts of taxes toward that end. Ultimately, the Town entered an agreement giving the Village the right to manage the land.

The Town attorney said they agreed with the Plaintiffs and wanted the injunction kept on and the trees and driveway removed immediately. The Judge denied the removal at this time.

Both the Plaintiffs and the Town argued strenuously against us the Coalition intervening, saying there was no First Amendment issue involved and that our issues were not the same as the Villages and that we would not be bound by the ruling. They said that they only wanted to stop the Village from making a formal hiring hall, putting up Port-a-potties, structures, trees and driveways.

Our attorney (from the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund) gave a strong pitch for our First Amendment rights and explained why it was necessary to have the workers appear as John Does. She gave examples of ways that the Minutemen and others had intimidated the men.

The Judge said he is threatened and harassed constantly and that he was not likely to allow John Doe defendants. He appeared to be lacking in knowledge about John Doe parties.
The judge gave 15 days for all attorneys to respond to all the recently filed papers. He said he would rule as quickly there afterward as possible.

Some of the courts conduct was extremely shocking to me. Judge Skinner allowed all the hate groups to clap loudly whenever they liked a point made by plaintiffs or the town or Judicial Watch.

At the end of their arguments, he would say what a good job the attorneys had done. He was very obviously loving them. When any attorney on our side spoke, he said nothing and of course the three of us didn't clap because it is never allowed in court and is totally inappropriate.

Even more distressing, SOS* president Herb McKay was jumping up from the audience and making objections and the Judge allowed it and discussed matters with him. No one in the audience is allowed to do that ever and no non-attorney can speak in court unless it is a pro se party.

One did not have a good feeling. In spite of that, when we all discussed it later, we agreed that the judge was intelligent and would have an almost impossible time writing the decision the way the plaintiffs and Town want it without running afoul of the Constitution. In the end he has to write something that will hold up on appeal. Any ruling on CPF land would have a strong effect on all the 5 eastern towns. We don't expect any decision until August or Sept.

* Save Our Southampton, a group headed by Montauk resident McKay

Free Speech Radio News to Resume on WPKN / WPKM

Wednesday 18 July

The national and international news program produced by Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship _ Free Speech Radio News will resume on WPKN 89.5 and WPKM 88.7 tonight at 6pm according to WPKN Program Director Rod Richardson.

This has happened because of listener demand. Thanks to all who responded to our call for help in keeping this alternative to corporate news on the air.

John Motavalli, the News Director (since May) has resigned.

The post of WPKN News Director is open.

Tony Ernst
WPKN Volunteer

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting July 19

For details on these events scroll down:

* July 19 (Thursday): Radio Interview: Jeff Halper, Jewish Voice for Peace on WPKN/WPKM at 12Noon

* July 21 (Saturday): Thunder Bird Sisters in Concert in Sag Harbor at 7pm

* July 22 (Sunday): Rev. Holly Haile Davis Leads Sunday Service at UU Bridgehampton at 10am

* July 22 (Sunday): POETRY MARATHON in Amagansett at 4pm

* July 24 (Tuesday): East Hampton Judge to Hear Tax Day Protest Case

* July 29 (Sunday): The Drive-In Returns to the Hamptons in Bridgehampton at 7:30pm

* August 1 (Wednesday): Luis Valenzuela, LI Immigrant Alliance Talks in Babylon at 7pm

* August 3-5 (Friday-Sunday): 80th Anniversary Celebration in Gordon Heights

* August 19(Sunday): Songs of War and Peace - Benefit in Greenport at 2 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

* First Saturday of Month: Demonstration at Patchogue Recruiting Station 12-1:30 pm

* Every Thursday "The Thursday Night Group" in Bridgehampton 6:30 - 9pm

* "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:

July 19 (Thursday): Radio Interview: Jeff Halper, Jewish Voice for Peace on WPKN/WPKM at 12Noon

Interview conducted by Hazel Kahan of WPKN's East End News Team.

More info

WPKN Bridgeport 89.5 / WPKM Montauk 88.7 12 Noon July 19


July 21 (Saturday): Thunder Bird Sisters in Concert in Sag Harbor at 7pm

The Thunder Bird Sisters of Shinnecock will perform at the Whalers Church, 44 Union Street in Sag Harbor on Saturday July 21 at 7pm.

The Thunder Bird Sisters, grandchildren of Chief Thunder Bird, are a unique group of musicians, singers and writers. Their music includes original compositions that reflect the culture out of which they come. As indigenous people, they are storytellers -- singing of traditional ways of life in the Natural World and our sacred connection to Creation.


July 22 (Sunday): Rev. Holly Haile Davis Leads Sunday Service at UUCSF in Bridgehampton at 10am

The Rev. Holly Haile Davis, the first Native American woman ordained in the Presbyterian Church will be the guest pastor at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork on Sunday July 22. Rev. Haile Davis will speak on "The Canku Waste; The Road Upon Which All Creatures Walk So That Harmony, Beauty and Vibrant Life Abound in Mother Earth".

The UUCSF is at 977 Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike, just south of junction with Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton.

Info at 631-537-0132


July 22 (Sunday): POETRY MARATHON in Amagansett at 4pm

A Poetry Marathon at the Marine Museum with Kathryn Levy aand Vince Clemente is scheduled for 4pm. The museum is at 301 Bluff Road in Amagansett. Admission is free.

Series produced by Sylvia Chavkin & Bebe Antell

July 24 (Tuesday): East Hampton Judge to Hear Tax Day Protest Case

The trial in the case of five anti-war protesters arrested for obstructing pedestrian traffic on April 15, 2006 in East Hampton will go to trial (finally) on Tuesday July 24 at East Hampton Town Justice Court, Rte 27 (PantigoRoad) east of the Windmill. The defendants are Paola Agudela, Ella Engel-Snow, Kathy Engel, Dan Steiger and Conor Wolfe. Last month the criminal charges (resisting arrest, etc.) against Steiger were dropped and a scheduled jury trial was cancelled.

more info: Dan Steiger 631-831-4966

July 29 (Sunday): The Drive-In Returns to the Hamptons in Bridgehampton at 7:00pm

Come and enjoy a good old fashioned evening ...
7:00 cartoons --- pop & popcorn & ice cream;
7:30 Feature Film- Grand Canyon
at "the welcome place" Incarnation Luthean Church on Montauk Highway
at Hayground Road between Water Mill and Bridgehampton.

Contact Pastor Vita at 537-1187

August 1 (Wednesday): Luis Valenzuela, LI Immigrant Alliance Talks in Babylon at 7pm

The next Babylon Green Party gathering will be Wednesday, August 1 at 7pm. It will feature a discussion of Immigration on LI with Dr. Luis Valenzuela. He is the Executive Director of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance (LIIA), and an adjunct professor of social work at the Adelphi University School of Social Work.

Meeting at Pisces Cafe, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon (631-321-1231) www.piscescafe.net Come hungry!

August 3-5 (Friday-Sunday): 80th Anniversary Celebration in Gordon Heights


Come out and join us as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Gordon Heights with a weekend full of festivities which will include:

• Gospel Concert by the Gordon Heights Mass Choir celebrating their
1st Anniversary
• Annual Parade by the GHFD celebrating their 60th Anniversary
• Step Show by the African American Fraternities and Sororities
• Sunday Morning Service in the Park
• Rides for the Children
• Food, Music, and much, much more...

August 3-5, 2007 at: Granny Rd. Park

For more information call 516-870-6741 Vendor applications are available online at www.gordonheightsfuture.org

August 19(Sunday): Songs of War and Peace - Benefit in Greenport at 2 pm

Classical, African and Jazz Interpretations
A benefit performance for North Fork People of Conscience
produced by Music at Trinity.

Sunday, August 19 at 2 pm
The Church of the Holy Trinity
768 Main Street
Greenport, New York

Admission: $20

For more information and for tickets, please call 631 477 3496

Please visit us at http://nfpofc.blogspot.com

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). _________________________________________________

First Saturday Each Month 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

The Thursday Night Group in Bridgehampton 6:30 - 9pm

an eclectic bunch of seekers who have been studying progressive theologians for the past two years, welcomes you to join them this summer.

TNG meets every Thursday beginning at 6:30 with Taize Prayer & Meditation at 7:30 with a shared community supper
and from 8:00 to 9:00 "the program."

Thursday July 5 InterSpirituality and Ecology

"A True Story" by Pastor Vita

Thursday July 19 Finding Spiritual Consciousness in the Movies

Video clips and conversation led by Tom Cowan

Thursday August 2 Hope, Faith, and Social Justice
Unpacking the core led by Mark Seidler

Thursday August 16 Ruminations on Rumi

Poetry reading and reflection led by Antje Katcher

Thursday August 30 Faith Heroes: Dan Berrigan and John Dear

Movie excerpts and discussion led by the Darceys

To be scheduled: Spirituality and Art

Slide presentation by Christine Chew Smith

For more information contact Pastor Vita (631) 537-1187.


"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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