Week of July 10

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

Click on the following links:

July 12 at Shinnecock Museum - Indian Market

Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran

Congress: Stop Act of War Against Iran

Petition on Israeli Restrictions on Freedom of Movement and the Press - Mohammed Omer Case

Kathy Engel: Inaugural

Peace and Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Casualties in Iraq

WPKN/WPKM - Tidings from Hazel Kahan - Downloads / Blog

WPKN/WPKM East End Ink - Downloads

Recommended Reading:

James Henry: McCain's Economic Advisor and UBS Exec Phil

The Guardian: Cartoons from the Middle East

Between The Lines: Interview With Dr. Jeff Halper - Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

Long Island Wins: Immigration 101 and more - updated daily

John Pilger: Cowardice of Silence

Kathy Engel: Nakbah

Reading Between the Lines:
Remembering Bobby Kennedy's Assasination - Anna Manzo, Dying for Oil - Reginald Johnson

"You have no history and your past does not matter."

Rashid Khalidi - Palestine: Liberation Deferred

Sixty Years of the Palestinian Nakba

Israel at 60: We Will Not Be Celebrating

Palestine: Orphanages Face Threat

Boycott Big Three Oil Companies

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

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

Counter Recruiting Schedule Revised Feb 14

Alternative Media

Democracy Now!

The independent news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island Channel 20:

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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Kathy Engel: Inaugural


This is the time
to be generous
this is the time to be brave
to watch
how the dove tails up, blinks,
sits tight over invisible eggs
and waits

this is the time to protect
a time to risk
to poet
this is the time to mother
to become curious
this is the time to father
the time to be a child
and listen to the world’s striped
this is the time to caulk blood
and love water

this is the time to build
to speckle and spackle
sorrow and happiness
understanding there was never justice
only enough love to keep the species going
against the constant backdrop of arrogance
this is the time to listen to a porcupine
follow a lizard
this is the time to undress

this is the time to redress
dance to the music of our youth
like we’re still young
accepting our turtle bodies
this is the time to hear our children’s music
this is the time to grow food
and give it away
to see time as a lover,
acrobatic, responsive, calm with familiarity
always uncertain
this is the time to reconcile
and this is the time to expect more
conquer less
this is the time to end torture
(and war)
to stop believing that because things have been
they must continue to be

this is the time for garlic
and a new Jerusalem
this is the time to distinguish between cruelty and absence
and not to be absent or silent
in the face of the intolerable
this is the time to insist
the time to become whole
and give back what you’ve learned in wholeness
eyelid of light
a disciplined gift of pure grace
for anyone who can breathe and for those
whose breath was stolen or just left them

this is the time to make maps to end hunger of the belly
language to fill hunger of the heart
this is the time to starve
the invader and
turn history back into a prose poem
this is a time to recognize the fuzzy lines --
lack of clarity is not indifference
a time to discern not judge
this is the time for storytelling
sad and defiant and laughing tongues
holding forth about bamboo and the miracle of living things
as well as the inevitable and what appears to be mundane
this is a time to dare being sappy and silly
to fill buckets with endless
alliterative lines replacing cellphones
and instant message

leading towards
lemon verbena
or a flat shining dawn over the spiral sea
to hold your coffee cup
in your hand as you walk into day
smoky java musk
and heartbreak
swirling before you
and behind you

this is a time for jasmine
to construct schools with plenty of light and paint
led by adults who love children more than state exams
this is a time to nail shut prisons and stupid laws
write songs
with wrinkled eyes and cayenne lips
this is the time for loving ghosts and fathers
who talk through their ashes
in farmland and film
to let bad ghosts hang out too
until they realize there’s no place for them and leave

this is the time to remember the future
like lentil soup
adding one at a time, each ingredient,
a piece of the possible, the savory – cilantro,
seasoning according to the tastes of those you love
this is a time to recount the words of favorite writers
and laborers
and find the words of writers you’ve never heard of
painted onto walls and train cars
books hidden in dusty shelves
in small villages surrounded by birds and possum
this is the time to remake a family
and make dinner

this is the time for atheists to pray and zealots to let go
to marvel at the way a sea lion
gets lost on the shore, nods
then waddles back to the waves,
and smile with the realization that the world is not yet
coming to an end
but not become complacent
this is the time to suck out the garbage, all the plastic bags
suffocating salt whispers and ocean roars,
the hump of life
to gasp at the sight of a 5 ton whale
its perfect shining arc
white tipped lime green fin extension
proving there is a form of life whose
structure and purpose remains exquisite

this is the time to twang country music, skit skat jazz
and reach for aria’s in languages you may never understand
this is a time to be with animals
and remember when you were an animal
lying in a field in the warm horse snort
newly cut grass turning to hay
the sweetest tonic

this is a time to intervene in matters
of bureaucratic pain and idiocy
and not accept the appropriate
a time to make small things matter
and imagine big things
this is a time to turn the faucet off
and rain poems

© Kathy Engel
June 2008 SeaChange Cottage, Provincetown Mass