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Arrest Of KPFA Programmer Nadra Foster by KPFA/Pacifica Management
by Labor Video Project
Friday Oct 10th, 2008 3:51 PM
This is a video taken during the arrest of KPFA programmer Nadra Foster by KPFA management on 8/20/2008. The arrest ordered by business managers Lois Withers was backed by at that time interim manager Lemlem Rijio and interim program director Sasha Lilley. Nicole Sawaya, the Executive Director of Pacifica personally participated in supporting the arrest and physically tried to block a staff member from video taping the incident. She has since resigned but not before appointing Lemlem Rijio to become permanent manager of KPFA. Lemlem Rijio in a union busting move has de-recognized the Unpaid Staff Organization UPSO and also has supporrted Sasha Lilley in virtually dissolving the Program Council
Arrest Of KPFA Programmer Nadra Foster by KPFA/Pacifica Management

On 8/20/2008, KPFA-Pacifica management supported by "Concerned Listeners" called the police to remove Black community programmer Nadra Foster from the station. They told the police she was trespassing on private property and she was beaten and arrested. They were supported in this action by the Pacifica Exeuctive Director Nicole Sawaya. In fact, Sawaya also sought to physically block a KPFA staff member from video taping this police action and you can see her in the video seeking to knock the camera so the incident could not be videotaped.
Sawaya was supported by pro-management staffer Chris Welch who was standing by the door and Interim Program Director Sasha Lilley who walked by while the police were carrying out their attack and later joined a statement by station management and management supporters defending their actions.
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Old Lib attacks with no facts, just smears and inuendo.Richard PhelpsWednesday Oct 15th, 2008 8:21 AM
COINTELPAC Spinmaster PhelpsOld LibSunday Oct 12th, 2008 8:54 PM
Old Lib will never stop lying and distorting facts.Richard PhelpsSunday Oct 12th, 2008 2:04 PM
Lies and More Lies:Supporters Of KPFA Management and Concerned Listeners Try Damage ControSteve ZeltzerSunday Oct 12th, 2008 1:11 PM
Phelps and Zeltzer: COINTELPAC Goons of a FeatherOld LibSunday Oct 12th, 2008 12:16 PM
KPFA Mgt./CL Spin Factory in full operation, demonstrated by identical posts!Richard PhelpsSunday Oct 12th, 2008 10:10 AM
Thanks for the VideoBetter InformedSaturday Oct 11th, 2008 11:45 PM
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Video UnderwhelmsobserverSaturday Oct 11th, 2008 2:00 PM
This is half truths and shit stirringsomeone who WORKS at KPFASaturday Oct 11th, 2008 10:21 AM