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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - Start Audio
-00:00 Noelle Hanrahan: Pacifica update (joined in progress) w Charlette Sky of Huntington Cinema Art Center and former WBAI producer, Robert Knight, now of WBIX (WBIA radio in eXile), report on June 30 internet broadcast, 400 audience members ecstatic to hear the exiled and the banned once again.. raised ,000.. but afterwards a break in and vandalism.. spray paint "WBAI no more", the monitors and keyboards spray painted.. removed a 400 lb safe.. Robert Knight, about the break ins.. what comes to mind is 'cointelpro'.. there certainly is a 'corporate intelligence program'
-05:00 Noelle: w former host of 'Building Bridges', Mimi Rosenberg : secret Pacifica station manager meeting at NY Hilton Millenium, crashed by Mimi and others.. Pacifica's "Last Supper" a ,000 waste... a ,000 camera system to guard against any activity that the managers deem unseemly..
-09:50 Noelle: w Pacifica Campaign's
Dennis Monahan.. we found out about the stealth meeting.. there at the end of the hall, a room with no label, the employees were setting up.. they thought Dennis was Pacifica management... Dennis and others went back later and disrupted the meeting, took photos.. one guy there who had worked to discredit tobacco whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand.. Mimi: Leatrice Leid is a formidable opponent..
-17:00 music break
Noelle: w WBAI's Bob Letterer, host of Health Action.. on his show today, disabled persons protesting National Association of Homebuilders (NAH) policies on air.. Ken Ford, Pacifica board member, is VP of NAH.. Bob is concerned he will be banned or fired.. "I am walking a tightrope.. but we don't accept the gag rule.."
-21:45 Noelle: w producer John Sheridan of Coalition for a Democratic Pacifica, announcing a Save The Pacifica Network National Day Of Action. One action against Ken Ford, Pacifica board member, at NAH, 5pm July 10, 101 Ignacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek.. Epstein, Becker, and Green.. discussion of recent board resignations..
-33:00 Noelle: w Matthew Lazzar, author of Pacifica Radio the Rise of an Alternative Network: The FBI and Pacifica.. Ken Ford turning over information to the FBI.. now and historical.. Levine interview.. J Edgar Hoover..
-42:00 Noelle: w Barbara Lubin, Friends of Free Speech Radio, Middle East Childrens' Alliance.. What steps need to be taken to take back our network? Our lawsuits coming up.. dissidents on the board.. we need to 'turn up the heat'.. i support our station (KPFA), but.. money raised at KPFA goes to Pacifica to 'do it to us'.. we need to do everything to save WBAI.. the future of progressive politics is at stake.. PNN is scabs.. we need to be united.. we have to support the lawsuits.. people are exhausted.. we need to be strong, to continue to fight..
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