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Pacifica Campaign Release

Free Pacifica Movement Responds to Crisis

September 14, 2001

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESEND OF YESTERDAY'S RELEASE WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Groundbreaking Programming Available via Satellite, Web, TV and Community Stations

Pacifica Radio's fired, banned, and exiled programmers, as well as producers at KPFA in Berkeley, are providing extra-ordinary coverage of the cataclysmic events of the past couple of days. From the extended daily newscast of Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), which is now airing on more than 40 community stations nationwide, to the compelling reporting of Democracy Now! broadcasting from inside the evacuation zone in Lower Manhattan, to the webcast of wbix.org, the Free Pacifica Movement is now producing the kind of groundbreaking reportage that has distinguished the network for the last fifty years. Along with broadcasts over KPFA in Berkeley and KFCF in Fresno, online audio and other media can be found at the following sites:

http://www.kpfa.org/
http://www.flashpoints.net/
http://www.kfcf.org/
http://www.wbix.org/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.fsrn.org/
http://www.webactive.com/

Additional reports can be found at:

http://www.nyc.indymedia.org/
http://www.dc.indymedia.org/
http://workingforchange.com/ and click on Laura Flanders' Manhattan web log.

KPFA 94.1 FM has been providing excellent day-long coverage of the crisis, highlighting the work of many fired and banned programmers, including former Pacifica Network News (PNN) anchor Verna Avery-Brown, former Pacifica news director Laura Flanders as well as Polk Award winners Larry Bensky, Amy Goodman, and Robert Knight. Community radio stations with KU satellite receivers can access KPFA programs like Flashpoints as well as Democracy Now!. Ask your station manager to contact KPFA for details. (Tel: 510-848-6767).

FSRN's special extended coverage for Wednesday included on-scene reporting from Miranda Kennedy and Robert Knight in New York. FSRN then turned to Boston and Chuck Rosina of WMBR who filed on the FBI raids near Logan Airport and then to a report in Washington from Verna Avery-Brown on Capitol Hill with a story on stepped up security and the possible removal of civil liberties. From the Middle East, FSRN interviewed Bassam Abu Sharif, a former airplane hijacker himself. Rafael Krafft in Jenin in the West Bank reported on stepped up Israeli attacks against the Palestinians that left 7 dead including an 11-year-old girl. FSRN then went back to the United States and Florida, where Mitch Perry from WMNF in Tampa filed a report on concerns among Arab-Americans about a possible backlash. Perry spoke to the family of Mazen Al-Najaar, a professor who was imprisoned for close to three years on secret evidence under the anti-terrorism and effective death penalty act signed by President Clinton. Then to Europe, where Sputnik Kilambi reported on the 1,000 French troops that have moved into Paris. One thousand additional troops have moved into London. FSRN heard from peace activists in Europe and French public officials. And finally to Belgrade, where correspondent Jeremy Scahill reported that most Serbs are horrified at the airplane attacks, despite NATO's 78 day bombing campaign against their country. The following is a list of programming and where you can find it. Thank-you to all those whose contributions to the Pacifica Campaign have helped make this programming possible.

FLASHPOINTS (KPFA)

Broadcasting daily at 5 o'clock Pacifica time and 8 o'clock Eastern time, KPFA's daily investigative news magazine, Flashpoints, has been doing groundbreaking coverage in the wake of the extraordinary attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Hosted by Dennis Bernstein and Noelle Hanrahan, the program is also being streamed live over the worldwide web at http://www.kpfa.org/ and is being archived on real audio at http://www.flashpoints.net/.

Flashpoints features interviews with regular reports from Flashpoints special correspondents Robert Knight, Ali Abunimah in Chicago, Siham Rashid in Jerusalem and Michio Kaku in New York City. It features media analysis with Michael Parenti, Norman Solomon, Alexander Cockburn, Hussein Ibish ,Laura Flanders, and Barabara Lubin. Regular reports from around the country and world give alternative views to mainstream reporting. Flashpoints features regular extended reports on the attacks on Democracy Now! by Pacifica management and has consistently covered the Pacifica Campaign's fight against the corporate raiders on the Pacifica National Board. Hanrahan and Bernstein have also played a key role in the distribution of Democracy Now! through KPFA and KFCF. Flashpoints is a ten-year-old award-winning investigative news program offering progressive news and analysis. It became prominent in the struggle to save Pacifica when Bernstein was arrested, roughed up, and dragged out of KPFA in July, 1999, after he broke the story of the potential sales of KPFA and WBAI on the air. That broadcast triggered public outrage and mass protests that led to the reopening of KPFA.

Every live show on KPFA is distributed through Pacifica's Ku satellite. If you have any questions, call 510-848-6767 x244.

DEMOCRACY NOW!

Democracy Now! in Exile has been offering special extended programming. It has been running from 9-11 am EST from the DNx studios in southern Manhattan. The Democracy Now! team is broadcasting from inside the evacuation zone -- within blocks of ground zero, near what used to be the World Trade Center towers. They are staying overnight so they won't be kept out by police and the National Guard.

The broadcast is being run by KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and the majority of Pacifica affiliates, including KGNU in Boulder, WMNF in Tampa, and WORT in Madison. In New York City, Democracy Now! is also being broadcast live on cable television. Check MNN Channel 34 on Manhattan cable. You can listen to Democracy Now! on the web. Some of these sites run Democracy Now! live, such as KPFA, others have the program archived. Check out these sites:

http://www.webactive.com/
http://www.kpfa.org/
http://www.flashpoints.net/
http://www.wbix.org/
http://www.kfcf.org:8000/
http://www.democracynow.org/

WBIX.ORG (WBAI in exile)

WBIX.org has been broadcasting all day, with a combination of local coverage as well as Democracy Now!'s special coverage. See http://www.wbix.org/

WBIX.org is a web-based radio station comprised of producers, listeners, and others fired, banned, and exiled from New York City's WBAI radio. With help from the Pacifica Campaign and Independent Media Center of NYC, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Seattle, WBIX aims to help the survival of community radio. WBIX webcasts weekdays 6-10am and 6-8pm & special daylong events.

With Errol Maitland, Bernard White, Amy Goodman, Dan Coughlin, Ryme Katkhouda, Joyce Jones, Mark Dunston and other fired, banned, exiled, listeners,and resisters. Join us on the WBAI Message Board during and after the broadcast.

WAKE-UP CALL In Exile: 6-9am
DEMOCRACY NOW!: 9-10am, 7-8pm
FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS: 6:30-7am, 7-8am

FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS (FSRN)

Since early last year, some fifty free-lance reporters for the Pacifica Network News (PNN) have been on strike against censorship at the Pacifica Radio network. Now, they're producing a daily half-hour newscast that airs on 43 stations nationwide. At the start of the strike, PNN aired on some 63 stations around the country. Today, 19 stations are carrying the cast. FSRN has offered in-depth coverage of the crisis, including reports from the Middle East, Europe and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

Station City daily FSRN airs:

KPFA, 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA 1:30 pm
KDVS, 90.3 FM Davis, CA 4:30 pm
KFCF, 88.1 FM Fresno, CA 1:30 pm
KMUD, 91.1 FM Garberville, CA 6:00 pm
KUCI, 88.9 FM Irvine, CA 3:30 pm
KVMR, 89.5 FM Nevada City, CA 6:30 pm
KZYX, 90.7 FM Philo, CA 6:30 pm
Free Radio Santa Cruz, 96.3 FM Santa Cruz, CA 5:00 pm
KGNU, 88.5 FM Boulder, CO 5:30 pm
KDUR, 91.9 FM and 93.9 FM Durango, CO 5 pm
KVNF, 90.9 FM Paonia, CO Tu & Wed 6 pm
WPKN, 89.5 FM Bridgeport, CT 6:00 pm
WHUS, 91.7 FM Storrs, CT 5:30 pm
Dade City Community Radio, 102.9 FM Dade City, FL 7:00 pm
WMNF, 88.5 FM Tampa, FL 6:00 pm
WRFG, 89.3 FM Atlanta, GA 4:30 pm
KUOI, 89.3 Fm Moscow, ID 6 pm
WDBX, 91.1 FM Carbondale, IL 5:30 pm
WEFT, 90.1 FM Champaign-Urbana, IL 5:00 pm
WLUW, 88.7 FM Chicago, IL 6:00 pm
WMBR, 88.1 FM Boston, MA 6:00 pm
WERU, 89.9 FM East Orland, ME 4:30 pm
WMPG, 90.9 FM & 104.1 FM Portland, ME varies
WCBN, 88.3 FM Ann Arbor, MI 6:00 pm
WXOU, 88.3 FM Auburn Hills, MI 4:30 pm
Free Radio Twin Cities, 93.1 FM Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 1-2 times a week, time varies
WRSU 88.7 New Brunswick, NJ 6:00 pm Mondays
WEOS, 89.7/90.3 FM Geneva, NY 6:00 pm
WUSB, 90.1 FM Stony Brook, NY 5:30 pm
WXXE, 90.5 FM Syracuse, NY TBA
WRPI, 91.5 FM Troy, NY 4:00 pm
WRUW, 91.1 FM Cleveland, OH TBA
KBOO, 90.7 FM Portland, OR 5:00 pm
KRCL 90.9 FM Salt Lake City, UT 6:00 pm (will air FSRN and PNN on alternating days)
WFRW-LP / VARIETY RADIO 98.1 Warrenton, VA 7:30 pm
WGDR, 91.1 FM Plainfield, VT 6:00 pm
KUGS, 89.3 FM Bellingham, WA 6:00 pm T & Th
KBCS, 91.3 FM Bellevue, WA 6:00 pm
KSVR, 90.1 FM Mt Vernon, WA 5:30 pm
KAOS, 89.3 FM Olympia, WA 5:00 pm
KZUU, 90.7 FM Pullman, WA Tuesdays 11 am & Fridays 4:45 pm
WORT, 89.9 FM Madison, WI 5:00 pm Radio for Peace Intl. Costa Rica-based, shortwave radio to 120 countries

Stay strong and pay close attention.