While proclaiming adherence to the Founder's values of free-speech community supporting radio out of one side of their mouth, the Pacifica Foundation's current clique of hijacking Board members have utilized Board member John Murdock's anti-union, anti-worker, anti-labor, anti health care law firm of Epstein, Becker and Green to seriously chill the efforts of a group of dedicated supporters, listeners, contributors and staff concerned with similar Board past and ongoing malfeasance.
Wbaifree.org currently displays the message:
is temporarily offline because of a threatening, untruthful letter from Pacifica's lawyers, received today.
These community and producer's pages were created independently in 1997, and have always been independent.
We are consulting a lawyer to defend us, if Pacifica's lawyers think they have a case to censor independent commentary, they should be immediately be fired for incompetence.
We will be back, but are proceeding cautiously.
Dave Burstein [addy snipped] February 21, 2001"
This is what democracy and free-speech looks like to these thugs temporarily misusing the Foundation, and their stooges *temporarily* occupying the local stations. Still wondering about those sonorous eloquent happy happy reassuring voices behind the mikes? Did YOUR pledge help pay for this?
Please see recent articles posted on here on IMC for suggested actions and sources of information.