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textJournalist, Activist Kevin Gallagher Has Died by anonymous
Kevin Gallagher, age 36, was found deceased at his home in San Francisco. This announcement was made yesterday on June 10th. Gallagher was an an activist, journalist and researcher who raised awareness about the surveillance industry. Cause of death has not been announced at this time....
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:30PM
textProtecting Pacifica, Saving Independent Radio, Building a Progressive Movement by repost
“We are in a battle for the heart and soul of Pacifica…At stake is whether Pacifica represents the highest standards of journalistic integrity, or a mix of snake oil quackery and fake radicalism.” –Sonali Kolhatkar, Host of “Rising Up with Sonali”...
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:46AM
text“ I support efforts to rewrite the by-laws…” by Repost
“The New Day Pacifica Bylaws will correct excesses of the present bylaws by reducing the size of the board, getting the Local Station Boards out of station management, and having direct elections of National Board Members, rather than our present, baroque two stage voting process.” - Carol Spooner...
Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 8:14AM
textTom’s personal view from inside today’s Pacifica National Board by Tom Voorhees
KPFA and Pacifica radio stations members vote on democratic control of management. At steak is the detreating quality of news and public affairs' with a replacement set of bylaws election happening now in June....
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 12:17PM
text“Wuhan lab” theory proponent Nicholas Wade pushed racist pseudo-science in 2014 book by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The New York Times and Washington Post are citing a serial fabricator whose 2014 book was condemned by the biologists whose research he cited, together with more than 140 other scientists....
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 10:06AM
imagePacifica bylaws comparison
by repost
KPFA and other Pacifica members : Vote No on the current bylaws referendum. This handy chart shows why....
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 4:23AM
imageLying Does Not "Nurture" Relationships! Pacifica New Day Fake News Tactics
by Stop "New Day" Fake News Campaign
The Pacifica "New Day" faction put out fake news that Jane Fonda had endorsed their corporate bylaw proposal. They were caught in a lie which was answered by the Pacifica Counsel. These tactics have been supported by their KPFA on air hosts who have used their names and credibility to put out fake news. They also engaged in red baiting tactics by charging that Pacifica has been taken over by the Green Party and Workers World Party. They need to be held accountable for these corrupt election ...
Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 1:13PM
imageA Message From Pacifica's General Counsel About A False Posting Regarding Jane Fonda
by repost
A group which is trying to take possession of Pacifica by replacing its democratic bylaws which give decision making power to its listener supporters and staff to bylaws which would enable it to run the network autocratically and even sell stations without the consent of its shareholders, has forced an expensive referendum to be voted on this June. They falsely claimed Jane Fonda to be an endorser, have not remover her name, nor published her retraction. Vote NO!...
Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 12:56PM
imageThe “Wuhan lab” lie and the political witch hunt against science
by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world’s leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the “Wuhan lab” origins of COVID-19....
Posted: Sat Jun 5, 2021 7:30AM
imagePacifica Houston KPFT White Management Coup
by Pacifica Fightback
On the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd the Pacifica Houston management organized a coup of Black, Brown and radical programming. They did this without notice to the programmers or the local station board....
Posted: Wed Jun 2, 2021 5:35PM
textHow the US media declared the “Wuhan lab” lie “credible” by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The US media’s attempt to lend credibility to the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory involves efforts to cover up devastating revelations—uncovered more than six months ago by the New York Times and CNN—exposing it as a hoax manufactured by Trump’s political allies....
Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 8:21AM
textDual Elections at Pacifica in June Reveal Dueling Futures for Pacifica by Michael Novick
Democracy, diversity, accountability and community radio are at stake if the New Day Pacifica Bylaws revision passes, and the likely outcome is triage of assets and narrowing of the range of political and cultural expression on Pacifica's airwaves....
Posted: Sun May 30, 2021 4:09PM
textSF Green Party Endorsement Against Latest Pacifica Bylaw Proposal by repost
The SF Greens is urging a no vote to the latest bylaw proposals for Pacifica....
Posted: Tue May 25, 2021 8:19PM
calendarSF DocFest Presents the Non-Fiction Vanguard Award: Keith Maitland
by SF DocFest
Roxie Theater - 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:00PM
Posted: Tue May 25, 2021 10:37AM
textAnother Narrative - Fight for Independent, Non-Corporate Radio by Akio Tanaka
A group of people are proposing changes to the Pacifica Radio’s bylaws, and another group of people are opposing the change to the bylaws. The Pacifica members should hear out both sides before voting on the Bylaws referendum....
Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 2:50PM
imageThe Fight for Independent, Non-Corporate Radio Flares Up Again
by repost
Despite losing a corporate bylaw proposal at Pacifica by 2 to 1 the same group of people have put another reactionary bylaw proposal to a vote for at Pacifica that will cost over $50,000. This is supported by many staff at KPFA who apparently don't give a damn about the waste of money and hypocrisy of their allies. This includes Cat Brooks, Aileen Alfandary, Mitch Jeserich, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Philip Maldari, Timothy Lynch, Bonnie Simmons, Kris Welch, Darlene Pagano & Joel Sachs...
Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 12:34PM
textGrowth Machine Theory by Stephen Lim
This is used to prove that the growth machine theory is not a positive social theory. What it does is it promotes the idea of wealth hierarchy and it allows the rich to stay rich. This is a problem because it creates political control over cities by allowing the rich to take capital through land....
Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 10:45PM
textDiscovering the Truth Hidden in Official Claims by Anita Riveros
In this piece, the importance of conspiracy theorists is brought up. Not everything that is said should be written off so quickly, there are always more sides of the story that some may not want to tell....
Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 5:31PM
textIncreased use of Social Media can harm our youth by Christopher Vitale
A look at the ways in which social media/cell phones are causing harm to the youth in our society....
Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 11:13AM
documentHow Power is Influencing Sonoma County
by Hill et al
This research paper investigates the monopoly of print media in Sonoma County and the growth machine theory. We investigate the promotion of growth and development through newspaper articles. We also investigate who has power and influence over Sonoma County land use decisions, and determine the printed media's role in shaping public opinion toward such decisions. Methodologies used include analysis of newspaper articles and qualitative interviews....
Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 5:48PM