MAY 21-25, 2001
Pacifica stations KPFK in Los Angeles and WBAI in New York
continue to keep Democracy Now! off the air. We must continue to
challenge this egregious act of censorship and to escalate our
Please take a few minutes to protect radio not yet owned by
a corporation. Here's a few things you can do. Remember every phone
call, letter, or e-mail counts!!
1. Call the WBAI tally room at (212) 209-2950 and
call the KPFK tally room at (818) 985-5735. Say NO to the
censorship of Democracy Now! Keep calling until you feel you've been
2. Picket WBAI and KPFK every day. The WBAI pickets, in
front of the station at 120 Wall St., run from 7:30-9:00am and
4:30-6:00pm all this week (May 21-25). The KPFK picket, at 3729
Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, runs from 4:00-6:00pm this week.
3. Demonstrate in Defense of Democracy Now! this Thursday,
May 24. The protests will be in front of WBAI/New York and KPFK/Los
Angeles. They will run from 4:30-7:00pm at WBAI and from 3:30-6:30pm
4. Call the Office of The Vice Chair of the Pacifica Board
-- Ken Ford. He works for the National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) in Washington, DC. Please call NAHB President Bruce Smith,
Ken Ford's boss, and let him know that Ken Fordıs work at Pacifica
is damaging the public reputation of the NAHB. Ask Mr. Bruce Smith
to urge Ken Ford to resign from the Pacifica Radio Board. Be polite
but be firm. Call NAHB executive office at 800-368-5242 x303 or
x408. Also e-mail the NAHB at: email@example.com.
5. Many of you have complained about the treatment you
have received from staff and volunteers at WBAI and KPFK. Others
have asked for contact information on the Pacifica Board. Enclosed
below is a list of Pacifica Board members and their contact info.
Please let Pacifica Board members hear about your experience and
please forward them your protests. Also, send a copy to the Pacifica
You can cut and past this list of email addresses into the "To"
heading of your letter-- your email program may require semicolons
in between addresses rather than commas. Fuller contact info is
Bmwpacifica@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
HARAV1@aol.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Protest Pacifica managementıs harassment and censorship of Amy
Goodman and Democracy Now! and demand that the editorial integrity
of the program be respected. Call for Democracy Now! to be played in
full, every day. Ask for the real deal, no fakes and no frauds. That
day's version of Democracy Now! only.
Let your voice be heard!
Please be polite and patient. You will be speaking with -- or
writing to -- a wide variety of people. Win them over to our side.
No to the firings and bannings at WBAI! The Pacifica Executive
Leadership must resign! Yes to Free Speech and Democratic
CALL, FAX, WRITE, E-MAIL TODAY!! LET YOUR VOICE BE
Tel: 888-770-4944 x348
David G. Acosta CPA
Bertram M. Lee
John M. Murdock
Karolyn van Putten
Wendell L. Johns
WBAI interim manager
Tel: (212) 209-2820
Tel: (818) 985-5735 x203