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Save KPFA/Justice and Unity Coalition Linked to Destruction of ACORN
by Larry
Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 12:47 PM
The Save KPFA faction has direct links to forces that destroyed ACORN in the form of Marcel Reid and her ally Campbell Johnson. Reid and Johnson are Washington DC-based members of the Pacifica National Board who vote with and work with Save KPFA/Concerned Listeners.
Reid and ally Johnson are long-time members of the Save KPFA/Justice and Unity faction and have voted with them on the Pacifica National Board in lockstep for more than 3 years.

If the use of right wing forces to try to take control of a progressive organization sounds familiar, it's because it is. Think Harmeet Dhillon, chair of the SF Republican party and principal of Save KPFA's chosen law firm Dhillon and Smith.

Do NOT support Save KPFA/Concerned Listeners or anything they advocate for. Too many disturbing connections to the worst of the worst.


Pacifica Radio Infiltrated by “Disgraceful” and “Dangerous” Right-Wing Agenda

On a recent WPFW news and public affairs show, Marcel Reid, a member of the Pacifica National Board and the WPFW Local Station Board, was described as “disgraceful” for her role in the destruction of ACORN, the 40-year-old successful anti-poverty organization that was the target of a series of right-wing campaigns.

ACORN has been a longtime target of reactionary tactics for its advocacy on behalf of poor, low-income and middle-class families. This targeting was ramped up after ACORN registered 1.3 million voters ahead of the 2008 election of Barack Obama. On “What’s At Stake,” it was also revealed how Reid has appeared repeatedly on Fox News and with Glenn Beck to disparage ACORN. Beck, who is known for his racist tirades and was removed from Fox News last year, has even referred to Reid as his “Rosa Parks.” John Atlas, a former public interest lawyer, founder of the New Jersey-based National Housing Institute and author of Seeds of Change, a history of ACORN, called Reid and the ACORN 8 “disgraceful.”

In her persistent but failed efforts to win control of the organization, Reid collaborated with some of the most extreme right wing forces in the country to help destroy it. Reid likely provided critical and confidential information to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for his congressional study that helped to torpedo ACORN, erroneously painting the organization as one rife with fraud and corruption.

Marcel and her associates filed three separate legal actions all of which were dismissed without cause. One was a wide-ranging lawsuit alleging violation of the RICO Act, false statements to U.S. government agents, mail fraud, ERISA violations and conspiracy against civil rights. The suit was dismissed citing insufficient evidence. The judge said that the bogus lawsuit probably gave ACORN grounds to sue Reid.

by Konsider
Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 2:07 PM
OK, OK, don't support Save KPFA/Concerned Listeners. Point well taken. Why do people spend so much time writing about this subject? I swear this has to be about the 1000th time I've read an article about this issue on Indybay, and I am seriously sick of hearing about it.
by Observer
Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 3:45 PM
Konsider, if you think concern about due process and justice is an obsession and concern about people damaging the Pacifica network is an obsession then maybe you should not read these posts and/or switch to the Washington Times.
by Konsider
Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 9:30 PM
To tell you the truth I rarely do read the posts about KPFA in fighting. No one else does either except the people who write them.
by eddie evans
Monday Oct 8th, 2012 1:20 PM
There's so much going on. I appreciate comments that seek to add light instead of smoke.
I'm running for the KPFK board because of the Pacifica fiscal crisis. I hope to make some changes,
but I can promise only to make what I learn availble at http://www.savekpfk.net and http://www.savekpfk.org --

This is a great forum, but the way. Where did you find it?