Friday Nov. 9: Commemoration of Martyrs Service

Dear Friends,

This Friday, November 9, at 7:30 pm, in the Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch, we will hold the Commemoration of Martyrs Service, started back in 1992. It is by this service that we remember all those Central American and South American persons murdered by graduates of the School of the Americas. Not only does this service help us keep those victims in mind but it serves as a send off to those who will travel to Ft. Benning, the home of the SOA, on the very next weekend.

It should also be pointed out that during that week end there will be a local demonstration in front of Peter King's Massapequa office. He is the only congressperson on LI who favors the continued operation of the SOA.

Check the web site for full details on the King demonstration. Bill McNulty.

Week of November 8

Election Results (?)

US Fatalities in Iraq

Continuing the Tradition

Facing War: Nov 10-18 - Week Long Program at Riverhead Baptist Church

Federal Judge Rules Against Shinnecock Casino Plans

Peace & Justice Calendar

Events in Brookhaven and West

North Fork Events

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Rally to Demand "Zero-Tolerance" for Torture

East Hampton Artist Exhibits "Cities of Peace"

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:

New Schedule Starting Monday October 1:

Monday 6:30 am
Tuesday 11 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 6 pm
Friday 9 pm
Saturday - 9 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 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

see Suffolk Progressive Vision at


The East End Report is compiled by Tony Ernst.

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Election Results(?)

Town Board elections in the Hamptons are still undecided after voters
went to the polls on Tuesday (*).

The race for Southampton Town Supervisor
saw incumbent Patrick Heaney place third in a four way contest. Republican Linda Kabot held a 70 vote lead over Democrat James Henry, but 684 absentee ballots will not be counted until next week.

Meanwhile James Henry launched a $25 million suit against Ms. Kabot charging that statements made in Kabot’s newspaper advertising were libelous. Kabot had cited Henry’s defense of the Bill of Rights as support for ‘flag burners’ and his 2004 arrest in Florida at a polling place.

The advertising did not say the charges were dismissed.

Democrat Anna Throne-Holst was elected to the Southampton Town Board along with Republican incumbent Nancy Graboski.

East Hampton the race between Democrat Supervisor William McGintee and Republican challenger Bill Wilkinson is still un-decided with McGintee holding an 8 vote margin.

Democrats Julia Prince and Pete Hammerle defeated Republicans with
comfortable margins for Town Board seats.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, was re-elected with most of the votes. Twenty five percent of eligible voters cast ballots.

Mr. Levy, who has become a national figure in the debate about
undocumented immigrants told Newsday the election was his ‘validation’.


(*) Suffolk County Board of Elections Results

This report was broadcast on WPKN news heard Monday-Friday at 6:30pm
on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk.

Continuing the Traditon of Injustice

To: Joe Shaw, Southampton Press
November 4, 2007
Dear Editor:

Judge Joseph Bianco's ruling in the Westwoods land case continues the tradition of injustice for the first peoples of this place and of this land.

In the 1600s land was 'sold' by natives who understood nothing of the concept of real estate. Sometimes the same land was 'sold' more than once by the same native to different English colonists. (See for instance John Strong's "History of the Algonquin People").

In the time in which Judge Bianco ruled that the Shinnecock people lost their 'aboriginal title' to Westwoods, the laws of the Connecticut colony which included the Southampton settlement forbid the sale of native lands unless approved by the colonial government in Hartford. The sale cited by the judge was illegal.

All this was brought before the court and was discounted by the judge.

That this was a political judgement was made clear by Bianco's gratuitous statement about the effects of a casino on traffic and by his statement that contrary to a ruling by the same court the Shinnecock Nation is not federally recognized.

If there was any further doubt about the political nature of the ruling it was dispelled by its timing; exactly one week before Southampton elected a new Town Board and weeks after a ruling was expected.

In sadness,
Tony Ernst