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Countdown to the Pacifica Board Meeting - Twelve Days to Go


Come to Washington, DC Nov 17-18 to attend the Pacifica Board of Directors Meeting

Schedule of Lead up Events and Organizing Meetings below

Details of a settlement between the plaintiffs in the four suits facing Pacifica and the embattled Board majority are scant to date. Below are two press reports, from Long Island's Newsday of Tues., Nov 6th, and from the website of Current, a biweekly focused on public broadcasting. The Current piece includes the most details to date regarding the proposed settlement.

>From Newsday: Pacifica Settlement Expected
The war over the community-supported Pacifica Foundation radio network appears to be almost over. The dissidents said they expect a significant victory over an entrenched board they feared was perverting their five stations, including New York's WBAI/99.5 FM, from their original pacifist, open-minded roots. The litigants in four related suits brought against Pacifica said Saturday they are "happy to announce" that they expect a final agreement to be reached this week. The dissidents' Pacifica Campaign founder, Juan Gonzalez, issued a statement yesterday saying, "We in the Pacifica Campaign are elated over the news that a settlement is near that could pave the way for the democratization of the Pacifica network." No details were available from either side yesterday because, they claimed, nothing had been signed. -Peter Goodman

http://www.current.org/radio/radio0120pac.html

Current article includes these details:

"The interim board would have one year to write new bylaws for Pacifica and arrange for election of a permanent board, according to a summary of the settlement made available to Current. The interim board would include 19 members, including:

* six appointed by the plaintiffs,

* eight appointed by the defendants, and

five appointed by the local advisory board chairs--one from each of the five Pacifica-owned stations."

Schedule of Events:

Columbus, OH
Nov. 9-11
Building Alliances for Progressive Action
Ohio State University Campus
http://www.osu.edu/students/CPA

Amy Goodman, Winona LaDuke, Michael Parenti and Tim Wise plus more than 30 workshops and music with folksinger Judy Gorman. Amy's lecture, "Democracy Now from East Timor to the U.S." will begin the day on Saturday. Nov. 10 from 9:30 - 11:30. Ursula Ruedenberg of the Pacifica Campaign will lead a discussion of the Pacifica crisis and Errol Maitland and Ryme Katkhouda of http://wbix.org will be wecasting from onsite live all weekend.

Los Angeles

INFORMATIONAL PICKET AND PRESENCE DAILY AT KPFK 4-5:30, through the fund drive (around Nov. 10th)
KPFK is located at 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West in North Hollywood: Driving North on Route 101 (Hollywood Freeway) to Nothbound Lankershim exit; stay in left exit lane, turn left onto Lankershim Bvd., turn left onto Cahuenga Blvd. Or driving south on Route 101 to southbound Lankershim exit; stay in the middle exit lane; turn right onto Cahuenga Blvd.

Join the Free Pacifica Neighborhood Network. To find a group near you, call 323-878-5680.
Call the KPFK pledge line; express your opinions about the current destruction of Pacifica. 818-985-5735.

Washington, DC

Call the DC Pacifica Campaign office at 202-483-0894

Nov. 7 Weds. 7:30 PM
Independent Media Center
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan - just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama
Call 202-483-3700 or http://dc.indymedia.org for info.
Danny Schechter showing pieces from his latest human rights films, a documentary on the Election that wasn't and the Florida ballot scandal. He also has a short piece on AIDS that focuses on the South African 12-year-old who became an international spokesperson for AIDS orphans.

Nov. 8 Thurs. 7 PM
Pacifica Campaign DC organizational meeting:
2nd of 3 before the Board meeting
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan - just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama
Call 202-483-0894 for info.

Nov. 8 Thurs 9:30 PM (following the meeting)
Video Screening: KPFA On The Air
Independent Media Center (IMC)
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
The history of Pacifica up to the Berkeley crisis of 1999. Narrated by Alice Walker. Free. About two hour.

Nov. 14, Weds. 7 PM
WPFW Local Advisory Board Regular Monthly Meeting
The National Press Building
Conference Room 1258
14th and F NW near Metro Center
for more info see http://wpfw.org

Nov. 15 Thurs. 7 PM
Pacifica Campaign DC organizational meeting:
Final of 3 before the Board meeting
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan - just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama

Nov. 15 Thurs. 10 PM
Video Screening; Democracy Now! in Exile's War and Peace Report
Following the meeting
2329 Champlain St., NW 2nd Floor (IMC)
Washington, DC (Adams Morgan - just down the street from WPFW)
One block East of 18th, between Columbia and Kalorama

Nov. 16 Fri Evening
Pacifica Crisis Forum I
Time and place TBA

Nov. 17 Sat. All Day
Pacifica Board of Directors Meeting
Location TBA

Nov. 17 Sat. Evening
Pacifica Crisis Forum II
Time and Place TBA
Amy Goodman keynote

Nov. 18 Sun. 8 - noon (usually)
Pacifica Board of Directors Meeting
Time and Place TBA

NYC

Board meeting Bus and housing options: 973-762-3682

Outreach to promote the buses to the board meetind is needed at events around NYC. To help, pick up flyers at the Pacifica Campaign office, and leaflet any events that interest you. See the excellent CREED calendar for events:
http://home.earthlink.net/~nicadlw/creedcal.html#2

Nov. 8-11 No to the WTO US STRATEGY SUMMIT ON GLOBAL CORPORATE POWER AND DEMOCRACY
http://nowto.org/summit/index.html

Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:00 PM
77th St between Columbus and Central Park West.
The Diplomat, the award-winning documentary focused on East Timor's Nobel
Laureate Jose Ramos Horta. Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Question and answer to follow.

Nov. 12 Mon 7:30 pm Justice for East Timor: 10 Years After the Santa Cruz Massacre W/Amy Goodman, Constancio Pinto (East Timor representative to US), Michael Ratner (CCR). W/updates on justice campaigns for East Timor & restoration of Pacifica Network. Forum, video, photos. At School of Blessed Sacrament, 147 W 70th St (bet Columbus & B'way). $10 donation requested (no one turned away). ETAN, 718-596-7668, , http://www.etan.org

Nov. 13, Tues, evening
Concerned Friends of WBAI Action/Outreach Committee meeting
Call the hotline at 718-707-7189 or see http://wbaiaction.org

Houston

Call 713-223-4751 or email hingham@igc.org for updates on Houston activities.
See also http://radio4houston.org
Houston Committee for People's Radio meets Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Houston Gay & Lesbian Community Center, 803 Hawthorne
http://www.geocities.com/kpftradio/index.html

Read the Houston Radio Report
http://www.geocities.com/kpftradio/hrr.com

Watch the Pacifica Report on GreenWatch, Nov. 15, 9-10 PM, Ch. 16/17

San Francisco Bay Area
Check out http://savepacifica.net or email andrealbuffa@yahoo.com to get involved in the Bay Area.

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The Pacifica Campaign is a grass-roots organization representing listeners and staff alike, fighting to regain and preserve the Pacifica Network's 50-year tradition of progressive community-based radio.

Pacifica Campaign
51 MacDougal St., #80
New York, NY 10012
646-230-9588
pacificacampaign@yahoo.com http://www.pacificacampaign.org


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