Pacifica will say anything to get your
the corporate reorganization rocking the network depends on your
dollars and your ignorance. The Pacifica Campaign supports a
national boycott. Before you give again, arm yourself with
WBAI will be sold if you boycott the station.
New York station WBAI, and Berkeley station KPFA have been
vulnerable since at least 1999. A leaked board memo then made
reference to selling both stations when the network was flush-long
before the current boycott campaign began.
Jobs will be lost if you boycott the station.
Over the last ten years, progressive programmers have been
purged from all Pacifica stations, most recently at WBAI. Los
Angeles station KPFK and KPFA have skeleton management crews.
Pacifica has never allowed these stations to hire staff-one way it
keeps control of content from the top.
The boycott hurts Pacifica unions.
Pacifica has a stunning union-busting history. Despite its
progressive commitment, Pacifica has hired union-busting PR firms to
eviscerate protections for its own workers. Pacifica has kept unpaid
staff out of WBAI's bargaining unit.
The boycott will force drastic measures.
Drastic measures already occur. Most recently, Democracy
Now! was taken off the air in New York and Los Angeles. Many believe
this is the opening salvo by Pacifica national to permanently remove
the show. Also, the recent proposed by-laws changes will allow a
tiny board clique to sell stations without majority consent. The
board had a coup a year ago, making it self-selecting. These
"drastic" measures long pre-date the Pacifica Campaign.
The boycott will deny stations operating funds.
Pacifica national has destroyed financial autonomy for all
stations while bloating its own bureaucracy. Managers spend your
money flying around the country staying in first-rate hotels.
Pacifica buys expensive market-research studies. If the stations
don't get needed funds, Pacifica must answer for it.
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