Week of August 30, 2007

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

Shinnecock Nation Hosts Pow Wow Friday Aug 31 - Monday Sept 3

East Enders March to Bring Troops Home Now

James Henry Launches Campaign for Southampton Supervisor - UPDATED 8/30

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.

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

WPKN / WPKM Programs Available on the Net:

click on links below

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

East Enders March to Bring Troops Home Now

Close to 100 east enders walked through the busy East Hampton business district last Saturday to oppose the war in Iraq, to call for the return of US troops and to assert their right to protest.

The protesters were led by the the five activists who were arrested when they protested the Iraq war in April 2006.

Among those speaking out as shoppers went about their usual business was visitng actor Danny Glover. Glover said:
"This is an effort of this community right here to say that We won't stand for any more, that we want our troops home, we want the kind of peace for the Iraqi people and peace for the region that we want in our own homes and in our own country
as well."
One of the five arrestees, who are scheduled to stand trial on September 10 is Dan Steiger of Sag Harbor. Steiger told the crowd gathered at Windmill Green:
" We're here to say once again that we have the right to speak out against this unjust war"
Attorney Joseph Gianinni, leader of the East End Veterans fought in Viet Nam in 1967 and '68. Gianinni spoke about Doug Webb, a Marine Corp Sargeant. Webb fought in Iraq and was thinking of going back. He called Giannini for advice. Gianinni said:
"He's going to go into counter insurgency and he wants to know if it's worth going back over there to fight for them. I said 'Doug, you can teach them to fight. You can't make them fight. It's their fight. It's not our fight. Don't go back'. He will go back cause he's a Marine.... and he's one of those marines who already put a tour over there and watched his buddies get blown away. He's going back unless we can stop it."
"I heard that when I was in Viet Nam you people marched on the Pentagon and I heard Nixon was pissing in his boots, and Kissinger. They were afraid you were going to come into the White House and actually grab them and take over the Pentagon."

"They're ruling ...with fear but they don't fear us. We have to do more. This is only the beginning or were going to be here five years from now. "

"So I'm asking you again when we stand up, stand with us and just keep fighting.
We're going to stop this somehow. I don't know how. If we have to go to the f-ing White House...we'll go there. If I go there will you come with me?"


This report was prepared by WPKN's East End News Team for WPKN news heard Monday-Friday at 6:30pm on WPKM 88.7 Montauk, WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport.

Shinnecock Pow Wow Labor Day Weekend

Sixty years ago the Shinnecock ceremonial chief known as Chief Thunder Bird invited the public to the Reservation west of Southampton Village.

Chief Thunder Bird said to his guests "Sit together in peace on Good Mother Earth". He wanted to focus the Shinnecock community on their identity as native people and outsiders to learn about the Shinnecock and their culture.

The tradition started in Chief Thunder Birds front yard continues at the Pow Wow grounds again this year from Friday afternoon to Monday afternon as the sovereign Shinnecock Nation plays host to not only their non-Native neighbors but to tribes from all over North America and beyond.

The Pow Wow is a Benefit for the Shinnecock Tribe and the Shinnecock Presbyterian Church. It is the only source of income for the tribe as a whole.

The entrance to the reservation and the Pow Wow is on Montauk Highway at East Gate Road or West Gate Road west of Southampton Village.

The Pow Wow will feature Native dance, food and music including Shinnecock's own Thunder Bird Sisters, the Narragansett Singers, Aztec Dancers and more.

Grounds are open Friday at 3PM and Saturday through Monday at 10AM
Tickets: $10 Adults, $7 Kids, Seniors & Handicaped

For further information call Shinnecock Tribal Office (631)-283-6143 / # 7
or click on http://www.shinnecocknation.com/shinnecock2007.swf