Zellner Wins Federal Court of Appeals Judgement

The National Civil Rights Coordinating Committee (NCRCC), co-chaired by Julian Bond and Bob Zellner, announced on July 20 that Bob Zellner, Civil Rights activist and author, has won his final suit in the Federal Court of Appeals against the New York State Troopers. Mr. Zellner was injured in February 2000 in the Parrish Pond Development incident while representing the Town of Southampton as co-chair of the Anti-Bias Task Force. The State of N.Y. appealed Mr. Zellner’s favorable Federal Court jury verdict awarding damages for false arrest, malicious prosecution, injury and denial of civil rights.

A separate case against the New York State Police launched by three members of the Shinnecock Nation who were arrested and beaten during the same incident by was heard in Federal Court Islip earlier this year.

More about this case - click here....

All Deliberate Speed

The case of the protestors arrested in East Hampton on tax day in 2006
was postponed again on Tuesday.

The five people were arrested as they walked along East Hampton's
Main Street holding signs honoring US soldiers who died in Afghanistan
and Iraq. They were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing
pedestrian traffic.

The defendants say their right to a speedy trial has been denied after
several postponements in the past 16 months. Justice Catherine Cahill
granted the latest postponement, till September 7 because the
prosecution said that one of the arresting officers was unavailable.

Joseph Gianinni one of the three attorneys for the defense blames the
prosecution for the delays.

Giannini said "The prosecution could have gone forward today.
They don't need one officer out of six officers to
make their case. Every arrest involved at least two
officers, sometimes three."

The prosecutor, assistant DA John Halverson had not returned our
request for comment by air time.

The protesters, included two who were
high school students at the time. Outside the court room
Ella Engel-Snow, spoke in English, while Paola Agudela, spoke
in Spanish:
We are your children - somos sus hijos.
This is our home - es nuestra communidad.
These are our streets - son nuestos calles
We are against this war - somos contra esta guerra
No seremos callados - we will not be silent.

The defendants are planning more protests to bring their anti-war message to
East Hampton Village. They have refused to end the case without a trial.


From a report prepared for WPKN News heard Monday through Friday at 6:30pm

on WPKM 88.7 Montauk and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport.

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting July 26

For details on these events scroll down:

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

* 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 5 (Sunday): Rachel's Words - Video in Amagansett at 11 am

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

* August 25 (Saturday): Demonstrate for Peace and Justice - East Hampton - 3-5pm

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

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 5 (Sunday): Rachel's Words - Video in Amagansett at 11 am

Rachel's Words, the video of a presentation about the life and death of the American activist who was killed as she attempted to prevent the destruction of a home in Gaza, Palestine will be presented at St. Michael's Lutheran Church 486 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett at 11am on Sunday August 5.

Produced by the Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine (COPIP) of
East Hampton.

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

August 25 (Saturday): Demonstrate for Peace and Justice - East Hampton - 3-5pm

After the umteenth postponement of the trial for the "East Hampton Five," on July 28, activists agreed that we need a demonstration once more on the Main Street of East Hampton to call for Peace in Iraq and Justice here at home. We have a date: Saturday, August 25 and a time: 3-5 pm. Details to follow!!

Contact: Betty Mazur at seabetty@optonline.net
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

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

to eastendreport@yahoo.com

Tax Day Protest Trial: Tuesday July 24 East Hampton Justice Court

Dear Friends,,

You are invited to join a Crowd of Righteously Indignant Local Citizens including: East Hampton resident Paula Agudelo, Sagaponack residents Kathy Engel and Ella Engel-Snow, Sag Harbor resident Dan Steiger, Southampton resident Conor Wolfe; all on trial stemming from their arrests at the April15, 2006 anti-war demonstration in East Hampton.

We will Protest : against the continued delays (1 year and 3 months) in our trial, for an end to the war and occupation, to remember the fallen and to bring our troops home now.

Where: East Hampton Justice Court, Pantigo Road, East Hampton

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 9AM.

“The constitution of the United States guarantees the right to free speech, the right to assemble, the right to seek redress from the government, and the right to a speedy trial. These rights have been trampled upon by the East Hampton police department and the local justice system.”

Dan Steiger