Watch it here: https://youtu.be/SWw80ynojQ8
The Battle for Community Radio: By The People for The People;
Co-hosted: by John Riley & Mimi Rosenberg
Learn about the latest attempt to remove the community from our stations and the Pacifica networks’ governance. A group called “New Day Pacifica”, is preparing to take another bite of the apple, yet another referendum to force through shattering changes to Pacifica’s bylaws to effectively end representative community involvement in the operation of the Pacifica Network. They’re essentially asking for taxation without representation – “you pay for it, but we’ll control it”.
When they say get back, we say fight back! Listen to Pacifica activists who will educate, agitate and organize about the threat Pacifica faces and why we must heartily oppose the New Day Pacifica referendum and keep the peoples’ megaphone keeping on. By the people, for the people!
The broadcast included breaking news from Pacifica’s attorney, Arthur Schwartz of a failed attempt by Donald Goldmacher and friends to get a judge to turn over all of Pacifica’s assets and operations to a private “receiver.” Mumia Abu-Jamal sent a recorded statement supporting thje efforts to preserve democracy at Pacifica.
Other speakers and panelists included Prof. Ralph Engelman, Tracy Rosenberg of the Media Alliance, Fran Luck, Katea Stitt, Program Director of WPFW, DeWayne Lark, PNB director from KPFT, Grace Aaron (former PNB director and secretary), Michael Novick of the KPFK LSB, Akua Holt of KPFT’s Pan African Journal, Ron Pinchback, former GM of WPFW, and many news clips from the successful struggle to restore WBAI to the air with local programming after the shutdown and takeover by anti-democratic forces in Pacifica was foiled last year.