IR 1105 Approved by Suffolk Legislature


The resolution which would require all contractor applicants for Suffolk County licenses to affirm that their employees are legal residents was passed on Tuesday evening by the Suffolk County Legislature. The bill was introduced by Brian Beedenbender, a Democrat and former Steve Levy staff member. Legislator Jay Schneiderman of Montauk who represents the east end voted for the resolution. In a meeting with immigrant supporters in his Sag Harbor office on Monday, Schneiderman stated that he could not vote against the bill since that would send the message that he advocated for violating laws, ie. federal immigration and tax laws.


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Week of May 8

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"Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act"
The Talmud ( Sabbath, 54b)

Native Grave Site: Help Preserve What's Left

Names of the War Dead: May 25 in East Hampton

Fallen Honored in Sag Harbor

Sister Margaret Smyth: Yes She Can!

Peace and Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

WPKN/WPKM East End Programs for download updated May 7 including:

East End Ink: We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon - May 15 at 12 Noon

Tidings fromHazel Kahan: Cuba - Lifting the Veil - April 24 at 12 Noon

Recommended Reading:

Israel at 60: We Will Not Be Celebrating

Palestine: Orphanages Face Threat

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


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Native Grave Site: Preserve What's Left:

Help is requested - see below!

On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1pm the Town of Southampton Board will meet. On the agenda is a a public hearing when the Community Preservation Fund will decide whether or not to purchase the Konner property where the Native American burial was unearthed last year.

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.

The property owner is in favor of the sale.

Elder Elizabeth Thunder Bird Haile of Shinnecock says:

"We have been waiting for this day to preserve the land as a sacred site,
and cemetery. This is an old story that should end in allowing these ancestors to rest in peace."

We ask you to join us in sending a letter to the Southampton Town Board
and to the Director of the Community Preservation Fund.

Members of the Town of Southampton Board:

Supervisor Linda Kabot
Nancy Graboski
Anna Throne-Holst
Christopher Nuzzi
Daniel Russo

Director of the Southampton Community Preservation Fund:

Mary Wilson

We are writing in support of the purchase by the C.P.F. of the Konner
property on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Since the 1970's at least this piece of land has been known as the
location of an Indian village and contains an ancient burial site.

The opportunity to preserve this site should be seized now. Too many
sites of historical and religious importance to our Native neighbors
have been sacrificed, replaced by over-sized residences
and building lots which are now going begging.

We, the descendents of europeans who settled in this land would not
bulldoze our peoples graves. We should take this opportunity to
preserve the grave sites of the indigenous peoples of this place.

Ann Ernst
Anthony Ernst

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The Fallen Honored in Sag Harbor

On Saturday May 3 members of several local organizations participated in a reading of the names of our fallen soldiers who died in Iraq. Starting at 12 Noon in front of Sag Harbor's Municipal Building and continuing until 6:30pm the names, rank, hometown and date of death were read out.

A sign prepared by the East End Vets organization and the Marine Corp and U.S. flags were displayed. Passersby were mostly respectful of the intent of the readers who were, as far as we know, all members of groups who have been opposing the Iraq war.

At 6:30 pm the names of those who died up to 18 August 2006 had been read. This is about 60% of the now 4073 members of the Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard who died in Iraq.

Another reading is scheduled for East Hampton on May 25 of Memorial Day weekend.

Sister Margaret Smyth: Yes She Can!

Sister Margaret Smyth celebrated her 50th (yes 50th) anniversary as a Dominican Sister this past week. Sister Margaret who directs the North Fork Hispanic Apostolate from Riverhead has been working to help our local immigrant population with problems related to documentation, work, transportation and more. Sister Margaret developed a system of identification for immigrants which is accepted by banks so that they are able to establish accounts.

She is also co-chair of Southampton's Coalition for a Worklink Center which seeks to establish a regulated environment for hiring day-laborers. She regularly acts a liason between laborers and local authorities.

It is hard to imagine that such a dynamic individual is celebrating so many years of service.

Congradulations Sister Margaret!

Names of the War Dead: May 25 in East Hampton

The East End Coalition for Peace has scheduled a reading of the names of the war dead for Sunday, May 25 , in front of Bookhampton on Main Street in East Hampton

We will begin at 11 AM. (It appears that the number will be close to 4080 as we go into the month of May.

Please take an hour from your day and participate in the reading. Call or email Betty Mazur 267 8392 or to be scheduled into the ceremony.