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text Be wary of large-scale disinformation campaign regarding Nicaragua by David Rubio
Various programs on KPFA and also regime-change minded liberals in the once-alternative media are amplifying the voices of self-anointed spokespersons for astro-turf protesters in Nicaragua who advocate for a violent coup. It's a scam with potentially massive death and other devastating consequences....
Posted: Sat Sep 1, 2018 10:35AM
text First Amendment Rights Under Attack by David R. Kimball
Popular platforms, websites, and a radio show were arbitrarily removed from the internet and airwaves in August of 2018 – an attack on the First Amendment rights of us all. If only “approved-of” content will be allowed to remain online or spoken over the airwaves, what sort of society are we becoming?...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:12AM
text Illegal Copyright Infringement by InvisionFree.Com and Taptalk.Com by Class Action
Invisionfree.com of Bowie Maryland, without notifying the millions who had free websites through it, sold itself to Tapatalk of Santa Monica to a man calling himself Winter Wong of Santa Monica (address below) He has demanded payment for what were free sites. He has deleted content as well as changing content in violation of copyright laws. Some groups and individuals are considering a class action and individual lawsuits against Tapatalk for its criminal behavior. Neither InvisionFree nor Ta...
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:21PM
text KPFA Management Abandoning The Station's Principles by Steve Gilmartin
The KPFA of 2018, however, seems all-too aligned with national security state messaging, with its constant parroting of corporate media’s evidence-free “Russia meddled” narrative and, with occasional exceptions, no recognition of the grotesque but almost completely unexamined and outsized influence of the state of Israel over US politics. The unhealthy hierarchical structure of the station—well protected and benefited paid staff versus a majority of unprotected unpaid staff—also falls into th...
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:26PM
text Berkeley Community Media 48 Hour Filmmaker Challenge! by Analisa Pines
Berkeley Community Media (BCM) and La Peña Cultural Center present the 8th Annual BCM Summer Shorts Movie Jam: 48 Hour Filmmaker Challenge. SCREENING AT LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER Sunday, September 2nd at 7pm (3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley.) Teams who successfully complete the challenge will screen their films in front of a live audience. Audience admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door....
Posted: Thu Aug 9, 2018 5:44PM
text KPFA Management Remove "Guns And Butter” After Bad Fund Drive by repost
KPFA management has cancelled the "Guns and Butter" show after a bad fund drive and complaints from funders....
Posted: Thu Aug 9, 2018 12:44PM
text Note to the anti-fascist protesters on today's 8-5-18 event by markpxxxxx
My take on events, culminating in my assault by protestors and the smashing and stealing of my camera....
Posted: Sun Aug 5, 2018 3:45PM
text One Cup Of Toxic Brew: Side Effects Of Coffee by FN
Coffee is correlated to pancreatic cancer, causes frequent urination, speeds up heartbeat, harms optic nerves, is a factor in placental abruptions, makes people angry in traffic etc. Coffee's dixoypurine is addictive. The acrylamide created by roasting is carcinogenic. It acidifies the body causing ulcers. Nevertheless Tara Narula on CBS Morning News shilled for coffee industry related studies alleging up to 8 cupsof coffee a day are good for a person....
Posted: Tue Jul 3, 2018 6:00AM
text China's 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan by Fred Schmid
China has brought hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in only three decades thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the 800 million Chinese lived below the absolute poverty line of $1.90 a day. Today, forty years later, there are 'only' 43 million, three percent of the population of 1.4 billion. Blue skies in Peking! The hourly wage has tripled since 2006 from $1.20 to $3.60....
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 6:19AM
text Are phone applications taking over our lives? by Jeffrey Robinson
High usage of phone applications are changing the perception of face-to-face interactions....
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:08PM
text The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:54PM
text KZYX in Philo, California experiencing various kinds of covert action? by chaz
A few nights ago, I tried calling one of my favorite independent radio stations as I had done for years before. I was on a landline. I got through alright, but then something happened that I had never experienced: my voice sounded clear on my end, but on the radio's end, it came across all garbled and missing words. Was this merely "rain in the phone lines" as the DJ thought? Or some kind of jamming technique being directed at independent radio?...
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:50PM
text David Minton Silva by Not forgotten
David Minton Silva died....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:11AM
text What was the Fluoride Death Smog Disaster? & Other Questions re Fluoridation by jenny miller
In one of the most successful PR campaigns in the history of the world, Edward Bernays convinced the American public to start adding toxic industrial waste to our water supply. Now, decades later, the evidence shows zero benefit to the public and immeasurable harm....
Posted: Thu Mar 1, 2018 11:12AM
text Berkeley lied, the homeless paid by Mike Zint
A recent fire, a city employee lie, the press, and the result. The homeless get blamed for everything, just because they are homeless....
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01AM
text Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing “local news” by Will Morrow (WSWS repost)
Facebook's latest step aimed at censoring online information....
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 9:09AM
text Deliberate Dysfunction? KPFA's Decade of Financial Mismanagement by by Daniel Borgström and Steve Gilmartin
And now today in 2018, the SK are openly calling for bankruptcy! What a coincidence! Who would've ever guessed! Now let's look at SK tactics, strategy. I mentioned the September 2005 minority report by Max Blanchet, the warning about excessive spending. Also in the same month of that same year, an email from Brian Edwards-Tiekert of SK was leaked; in it Brian had written to his group, "How do we make our enemies own the problems that are to come?" and that has been SK strategy all these ...
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:44PM
text For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship by Editorial Board of the WSWS (repost)
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists...
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39AM
text Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? by Steve Brown
The Pacifica interim executive director and CFA are pushing for Pacifica to go into bankruptcy despite the fact that the majority of the board are against bankruptcy....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:52AM
text Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
During October 2017, in favor of Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled with a summary judgement in a lawsuit against WBAI Radio and the Pacifica Foundation, over alleged unfair, unreasonable and exorbitant annual increases in the rent for situating the station’s transmitter at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 8:56AM