Rally for radical radio

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 23 07:58:19 MDT 2001


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This could prove to be the most important street action to reclaim WBAI and
Pacifica so far. If you live out of New York, please post to your lists.
You never know who knows someone in New York, and who's involved with the
station. Thanks!

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DEFEND FREE SPEECH RADIO AND LABOR RIGHTS
PACIFICA BOARD HIJACKERS MUST GO!
BOYCOTT THE WBAI FUND DRIVE!

Make your voice heard! Join the
MARCH Across the Brooklyn Bridge
and RALLY at our station -WBAI

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
NOON - Assemble at Borough Hall, Brooklyn
trains: 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Borough Hall; A, C, F to Jay St. - Borough Hall
1:00 PM - March thru downtown Brooklyn and across the bridge
2:30 PM - Rally at WBAI - 120 Wall Street (east of Water Street)
trains: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall Street

Since last December's Christmas Coup by the Pacifica
Foundation at WBAI, the imposed Interim Station
Manager, Utrice Leid, has unleashed a wave of firings,
bannings and censorship of progressive programmers. The
Pacifica National Board - increasingly dominated by illegally
seated corporate reps - is the power behind Leid. This is
their latest effort to eliminate radical programming at all five
Pacifica stations (including on Democracy Now!).

Don't contribute funds towards Pacifica's repressive management,
slick public relations mouthpieces, anti-union lawyers,
security guards - or now an unwarranted video surveillance
system. Empower listeners! Support listener elections to the
Local Advisory Board. CUT OFF THE FUEL for this
machine and TURN UP THE HEAT until the board
hijackers resign and Pacifica is democratized.

SPONSORS:

Concerned Friends of WBAI
(800) 825-0055 * www.wbaiaction.org <http://www.wbaiaction.org>

Community for Progressive Radio
(718) 859-0857 * www.activistradio.org <http://www.activistradio.org>

Campaign to Stop the Corporate
Takeover of Pacifica
(646) 230-9588 * www.pacificacampaign.org <http://www.pacificacampaign.org>

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The above is the text of the flyer for the march. If anyone wants a
copy of this flyer in Adobe Acrobat, email Liz Grove at
<liz at noisescape.com <mailto:liz at noisescape.com>>

We need more volunteers to leaflet progressive events around the
TriState area. If you are able to attend any events, contact Joel
Zablow <JZABLOW at gc.cuny.edu <mailto:JZABLOW at gc.cuny.edu>>, who can email
you a list of upcoming
activities.

Flyers for leafletting can be also picked up at the following
locations: (if you can arrange a public pick-up point in another
geographic area, please contact Liz Grove.

REVOLUTION BOOKS
9 West 19th street (bet. 5th and 6th Avenues)
212.691.3345
mon-sat 10-7 pm, sun 12-5 pm

International Action Center (IAC)
39 West 14th street (#206) (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)
212.633.6646

CUNY building
Professional Staff Congress - John Hyland's office
25 West 43rd street, 5th floor
212.354.1252
(call first to make sure someone is there.)


Louis Proyect
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