Week of April 24

North Fork People of Conscience - Call for Volunteers

Earth Day on Long Island and Update on Native Graves Preservation

Tax Day Poll: How Would You Spend Tax Dollars

April 24: Shut Down School of Americas/WHINSEC - Cong. Peter King Office

Names of the Dead, The Reading - May 3 / May 25 - 4045 dead as of April 22- Add One More Name: Sag Harbor Man Died this week in Ramadi

Peace and Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

WPKN/WPKM East End Programs for download updated April 23
Tidings fromHazel Kahan: Cuba - Lifting the Veil - April 24 at 12 Noon

Recommended Reading:

Boycott Big Three Oil Companies

Food Crisis in Haiti

Israeli Activist Jeff Halper Arrested Defending Home from Demolition - Again

Hazel Kahan's Tidings Blog

Reverend Wright's Sermons - What did he really say?

Long Island Wins: Immigration 101 and more - updated daily

Revealed: the US plan to start a Palestinian civil war

International Food Aid May Be Rationed - BBC Report

Arundhati Roy on Genocide: Listening to Grasshoppers

AFSC Iraq Video on YouTube / and more

US Fatalities in Iraq

Counter Recruiting Schedule Revised Feb 14

Alternative Media

Democracy Now!

Non-corporate news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

Starting April 1:

Monday 10 pm
Tuesday 11 pm

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

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20


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


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North Fork People of Conscience: Call for Volunteers

We renew our call for volunteers:

1. To help us download the photographs and obituary information about the dead soldiers.

All you need is google, Microsoft Word (or similar) and the time to learn a very simple system. We have developed a tried and true method, outlined in a 'how-to' guide for doing the work. You send us the completed files and we do the printing.

If you are willing to volunteer, please email us.

2. To help us complete grant applications. If you are able to volunteer for this, we would love to hear from you.

If you can help Email to: nfpofc@optonline.net

Please visit our blog www.nfpofc.blogspot.com

If you want to contact our elected officials about the war or anything else:

Clinton's office in Melville
phone 631-249-2825
fax 631-249-2847
email is done via her website: www.clinton.senate.gov

Schumer's office in Melville
phone 631-753-0978
fax 631-753-0997
email done via his website: www.schumer.senate.gov

Bishop's office in Southampton
phone 631-259-8450
fax 631-259-8451
email via his website: www:timbishop.house.gov

Earth Day Long Island & Update on Native Grave Sites Preservation

On April 22 - Earth Day 2008 - WPKN 89.5 and WPKM 88.7 presented Earth Day on Long Island.

From Indian Island County Park on Long Island we bring you Earth Day recorded on April 22, 2007. Heard are members of the Shinnecock Nation.

The Shinncock have lived continuously for millenia on land that is now Southampton Town.

The speakers are Shinnecock Elder Elizabeth Thunder Bird Haile, daughter of the late Shinnecock Ceremonial Chief Thunder Bird and Elder Haile's neice Becky Genia.

Elder Haile is a founder of The Shinnecock Museum and Cultural Center located on Montauk Highway at West Gate Road just east of the Stony Brook Southampton Campus.

Becky Genia is leader of an Inter Tribal organization devoted to preserving Native American and Colonial era settler burial sites.

Click and Listen Here!

You heard Shinnecock Elder Elizabeth Haile and her neice Becky Genia recorded at Indian Island at the mouth of the Peconic River on Long Island on Earth Day 2007. The program was recorded by WPKN's East End News Team.

UPDATE on Preservation of Native Burial Sites

Ms. Haile sent us this note last week:

"On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 there will be a hearing at Southampton Town Hall when the Community Preservation Fund will decide whether or not to purchase the Konner property where the Native American burial was unearthed last year.

It will be a public hearing and should be monumental.

The property owner is in favor of the sale. We have been waiting for this day to preserve the land as a sacred site, and cemetery. This was called the St. James site on Montauk Highway, Watermill and considered an Indian village since the 1970's when archeology was done by the Town and artifacts found.

This is an old story that should end in allowing these ancestors to rest in peace."

Elizabeth Haile


East End Report suggests that letters to the Town Board in support of the purchase would be appropriate.


The School of the Americas (renamed "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation") is a military school in Ft. Benning, Ga. where, using US taxpayers dollars, soldiers from Latin American countries are trained in "counterinsurgency". Results of this training are visible throughout Latin America, where graduates of the SOA have been some of the worst violators of human rights, including bloody dictators, from Argentina and Chile to Central America and the Caribbean.
From April 23 to 25 SOA Watch calls for nationwide mobilizations and fasts to demand that Representatives in Congress support HR1707 to close and investigate the SOA.

Long Island SOA Watch and other organizations have been asking Representative Peter King to support such legislation for years.

Rep. King
is the only congressman from Long Island that votes to keep the SOA open.
Join us in a demonstration in front of Rep. Peter King's office, to ask him to co-sponsor and support HR1707.
When: Thursday, April 24 from 5 to 6.30pm.
Where: 1003 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park (1 block north from the LIRR station)

Tax Day Poll: How would you spend your tax dollars?

Once again on April 15, the South Country Peace Group leafleted against military spending outside the Patchogue P.O. as people go in and out filing and paying their income taxes. I believe this was our 8th year. We used the famous War Resisters League pie chart flyer that illustrates 54% of the federal taxes that Americans pay go towards military spending in one form or another. We also used a flyer that contrasted the money the military spends with the cost of human needs. It indicated the many things this nation could have money for if the Pentagon budget were cut.

One thing I noticed on the pie chart was $200 billion dollars estimated for Iraq & Afghanistan included in the total military spending (of 54% or $1,449 billion). This to me is a far too low estimate as recent revelations indicate the final total cost of the Iraq War may reach a TRILLION dollars!

It was great to see hundreds of flyers handed out. Susan, Diane & Eve gave out them out. Many people exhibited surprise when learning of the amount of money the U.S. pays on military spending.

We also conducted our annual penny poll. Each person that takes it is given 10 pennies that represent their federal income tax that they pay. Each penny represents 10% of their taxes. They are asked to divide up the 10 coins by placing them in plastic cups on the table that are each labeled with a category of spending.

Nina did a great job engaging people entering or leaving the Post Office and convincing them to participate in the poll. After our stay at the PO was over (about 1 hour, 15 minutes) we counted the coins in each of the cups. Here are the results:

Space Program-2, Senior Citizens-16, Medical-16, Military-12, Transportation-4, Social Security-12, Jobs-16, Defense-1, Cancer Research-11, Health Care 39, Education-32, Veterans Benefits-7, Federal Emergency-1, Homeland Security-4, Housing-19, Environment 16, Youth Programs-8.

While this may not be a ‘scientific’ poll, it does give some sense of how members of the Patchogue community think about how their tax money should be spent. Please note that spending for education and health care got the most support.

Dennis Urlaub