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Pacifica's Rashomon
by Akio Tanaka
Thursday Nov 14th, 2019 2:51 AM
The real danger to Pacifica is not a ‘corporate coup’. The real danger is a financial failure which is what the current governance structure has brought about.
There are two contradictory narratives regarding the current crisis at WBAI and Pacifica

One side says that there was a coup at WBAI, and proposed Bylaws is to facilitate a corporate takeover of the Foundation.

Other side says the fiscal crisis and the intervention at WBAI was result of lack of financial oversight over the years, and there needs to be a change in the governance structure.

It is like Rashomon, where an event is given contradictory (but equally plausible) interpretations by the individuals involved.

Following is my response to recent articles by Pete Dolack in CounterPunch:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/12/response-to-pete-dolack-articles-on-wbai-and-pacifica/

The real danger to Pacifica is not a ‘corporate coup’. The real danger is a financial failure which is what the current governance structure has brought about.

Pacifica is a member supported network. The members should decide.

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