Week of August 2, 2007

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

August 7 Hearing in East Hampton Tax Day Case Case Cancelled

August 8 Sag Harbor Zoning Board Meets on Bulova Project

Zellner Wins in Police Beating Case - Shinnecock Next

Rachel's Words - Video in Amagansett Sunday August 5

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
originaly broadcast July 19

Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions tells about his work and explains the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

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

Zellner Wins in Parrish Pond Case - Shinnecock's Case Will Go To Trial

Civil rights activist Bob Zellner of Southampton was handed a victory by a federal appeals court on July 20. He will be paid 85,000 dollars in damages and legal fees resulting from his beating by the New York State Police in February of 2000 at the site of what is now the Parrish Pond housing development.

Zellner was injured when New York State Police broke up a demonstration staged by members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. The demonstrators protested the bulldozing of land near the Shinnecock Reservation considered a sacred burial ground. Three members of the Shinnecock tribe were also arrested.

Zellner is a white Alabamian who participated in the civil rights movement *. Zellner described the injuries he sustained during the police beating at a talk he gave in Riverhead in February.

"When I moved from Alabama up to Southampton I moved from ‘Down South’ to ‘Up South’. They made me feel right at home. I was asked to come and try to talk to the state troopers. And I felt right at home when they threw me to the ground and ripped this elbow apart, crushed this leg in, knocked my jaw out of place and arrested the people from the reservation and myself for a simple protest against taking this sacred ground and bulldozing graves. Myself and one of the young women from the reservation were locked up and chained to a bench at the [police] barracks over on Flanders road. And that evening the Diallo decision came down in New York, where the police that shot Mr. Diallo 40 times were not charged with anything ... and those State Troopers who serve us came over with the meanest expressions and said 'You hear that? That means we can do anything we want to do' and they said to the member of the Reservation 'The next time we come to the Reservation we'll come with our carbines.You want the warpath, we'll bring the warpath to you' "

New York State appealed a federal court jury verdict awarding Zellner damages for false arrest, malicious prosecution, injury and denial of Civil rights. That appeal was denied.

The three Shinnecock arrested with Zellner also filed a lawsuit. One of the three, Becky Genia, accuses the state police of serving as body guards for the developers. Genia told us:
“The developers called the State Police basically to be their bodyguards… They began cursing us as soon as they got out of their cars…We ended up in handcuffs and slammed against people’s cars"
In a February court hearing before Federal Judge Joseph Bianco, the state moved to throw out the Shinnecock’s suit. The judge denied the State's motion. A trial date is yet to be set. The attorney in both the Zellner case and the Shinnecock's case is Mr. Frederick Brewington of Hempstead.

Adapted from a news report filed for WPKN News, heard Monday-Friday at 6:30 pm on WPKM 88.7 Montauk and WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport. The report will also air on WPKN and WPKM on Saturday August 4 on a "News Review" between 2:30 and 3:00 pm.

* Bob Zellner’s forthcoming book “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek” will be published this fall by New South Books. Zellner was among a select group of Americans who were personally recruited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to serve in the civil rights movement.

Peace & Justice Calendar - Starting Aug 1


For details on these events scroll down:

* 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 6 (Monday) World Peace Vigil in Bellport at 6:45 pm

* August 8 (Wednesday): Sag Harbor Planning Board Meets on Bulova Affordable Housing at 4pm

August 9 (Thursday): Demonstration Against Iraq War in Port Jefferson 6-9 pm

* 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:

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.

contact: Vic Teich tvvic@aol.com

August 6 (Monday) World Peace Vigil in Bellport at 6:45 pm

This year the SCPG will sponsor the 25th World Peace Vigil and Community Dedication to Peace in the Village of Bellport on August 6, marking 62 years since the unleashing of atomic weaponry which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

We will gather on the sidewalk in front of Woodland Cemetery (at 6:45 PM) on Station Rd in Bellport
just a short distance south of Montauk Highway.

At 7:00 PM we will have a silent candlelight procession down Station Rd to the Bellport Bay where there will be an outdoor program of informative talks, poetry and music. The program will be approximately an hour after which we invite all participants back to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 51 Browns Lane for refreshments.

See www.SouthCountryPeace.active.ws for more information.
August 8 (Wednesday): Sag Harbor Planning Board Meets on Bulova Affordable Housing at 4pm

Attend the Planning Board meeting and say:

Y I M B Y - Yes In My Backyard

Sag Harbor Municipal Building on Main St

more info . click here:
August 9 (Thursday): Demonstration Against Iraq War in Port Jefferson 6-9 pm

The North Country Peace Group is holding a public demonstration calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq and an immediate withdrawal of the troops on Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., in Port Jefferson Village at Route 25A and Main St. (at blinking traffic light).

Contact: Susan Kane


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 of 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

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 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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