WITHHOLD YOUR DONATION DURING THE FUND DRIVE!
It is time for all listener supporters to withhold our
donations from the five radio stations and the Pacifica Foundation
in a mass referendum against their current policies. More than five
years in the making, this crisis has engulfed every part of the
Board of Directors and the national management is transforming the
Pacifica network into an institution that has violated our tradition
of democracy and cutting-edge journalism. It has become an
institution that has installed illegitimate and abusive management
especially at WBAI, KPFK, KPFT and WPFW and has broken the community
ties built on trust and respect over the past 50 years.
have banished and exiled producers,cancelled radio shows which were
responsive to community needs and violated the principles what we
have always cherished and championed. Pacifica is our network.
must withhold our funds at this time as a mass referendum and a vote
of no confidence to stop those who want to silence and destroy the
honest, uncensored, high-quality journalism and artistic expression
that we love.Boycott until every board member who has orchestrated
this corporate takeover of all the the Pacifica stations is forced
to resign and a new board is in place - one that is democratically
accountable to our communities.
Finance the destruction of our own network!
· Stop funding
board members who want to sell the stations for their own personal
· Stop funding management that censors the
· Stop funding management that conducts political
"purges" of its best journalists!
· Stop paying for bloated
expenses! The Pacifica executive management has grabbed all the
money from our stations leaving them no autonomy or control, while
the managers fly around the country staying at first-rate
· Stop funding
Pacifica's union-busting management!
Increase Financial Pressure on The Current Board
Pacifica depends entirely upon your money, except for a small grant
from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
· Vote! A funding
boycott is the only way every Pacifica listener can vote on the
policies of the current board. It is the most democratic vehicle
available to us under current conditions. Your dollars speak. Make
your statement wisely!
Successful Boycott will Not Destroy the Network!
· It is the
corporate clique on the Pacifica Board that is destroying the
network - not us!
· Great rewards involve risk. We must not let
the Pacifica Board dictate the terms of struggle or the time of
final showdown. If we act forcefully while our opposition movement
is strong - we can save our stations and the network!
Pacifica Board was trying to sell WBAI long before there was a
boycott! Our movement has forced this issue out in the open and
forced the board to publicly renounce any intention to sell.
Our boycott will not cause the stations to be sold. Selling a
station license is easier said than done. By FCC regulations,
Pacifica must give notice of its intentions to sell any station and
there must be a period of time for the public to challenge that.
· There is no evidence that a boycott will cause the FCC to pull
the network's license. During the 1999 KPFA radio debacle in
Berkeley, when the station was taken off the air for an extended
time and 15,000 people took to the streets, the FCC did not
"Quite simply, the Pacifica Board has been hijacked by a
small clique that has more in common with corporate vultures than
with working Americans."
- Juan Gonzalez
For more information, please
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(646) 230 9588
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