Countdown to the Pacifica Board
Meeting: 17 Days to go
NAHB Vigil Alerts Hundreds to Ken Ford's Irresponsible
Statements. Ford publicly announces a full Board meeting this
Saturday by Conference call
Today, Weds. 10/31/2001, a small but spirited vigil at the
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) kicked off the
Countdown to the Pacifica Board Meeting in DC.
The vigilers held signs with slogans like "Ken Ford of NAHB - Off
the Pacifica Board" and "Democracy Now! NOW!", and handed out flyers
describing Ken Ford's irresponsible statements to the San Francisco
Examiner, likening Pacifica reform activists to the Al Qaeda
The Pacifica Board Vice Chair himself exited the building, and
was pointed out by one of the vigilers. A reporter with wbix.org - WBAI Radio
in Exile - approached him and got a 15-minute interview. The
interview will be aired on wbix.org and archived at http://www.radio4all.net/
A highlight was when Ford announced that there would be full
board meeting this Saturday, Nov. 3rd, at 2 PM "Eastern Standard
Time" by conference call. He said that the situation with Bessie
Wash was one of the topics. When asked at what time the public
comment period would be, he stated that he wasn't "sure if it was
going to be set up for that," and proferred the suggestion that most
active listeners know to be a classic Pacifica management canard,
"call the station."
Greg Craig Represented the Government of Guatemala in 1999
In another DC development, an activist obtained the most recent
available Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) public record for
the law firm of Williams & Connolly, whose biggest gun, Greg
Craig, will be representing Pacifica in negotiations starting Thurs.
Nov 1st. The firm was paid $200,000 for six months of representation
in the US for the Government of Guatemala. Greg Craig was listed as
one the attorneys working on behalf of the Guatemalan government, at
a time when the country was rife with corruption, crime and
violence. The FARA was created under the Dept. of Justice to monitor
the propaganda activities of the Nazis within the US. More on
Craigıs representation of human rights abusers to follow.
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