More about KPFK via Pacifica turmoils (tags)
as Updates appear, they are being excerpted here reposted for LOCALS to also follow if anyone is interested. To all appearances, the conflicts continue as unresolved as nations within nations do, without the physical bullets and rockets but with the same intents and results it seems. Some are not going to seek out information so this seems to be a site where some PACIFICA and it’s local affiliate KPFK doings and undoings are being revealed. Not because it is appreciated or can be ‘helped’ but because at least, it is said, “it is good to know..even if….” yes, there are a few "other" views/ sides/ opponents and different ways the stories are being told too. See elsewhere for those.
Has KPFK's GM Duncan just dis-appeared? (tags)
More confusing information appears to say that Bernard Duncan who thought he was moving UP some ladder, may have fallen off, gone to NZ to return home and his girlfriend, or gotten sick of all the mess served up at Pacifica ? Who knows what really happens when secrecy and silence and non-transparency reigns in this nonprofit and non-informative fdtn, never telling on itself and it's fluctuations ? How confusing. Where is the man now ? Why is he not fulfilling the apparent nomination to be interim Exe Director, seemingly authorized by KPFA people?
Pacifica Exe Director position is in confusion still putting KPFK at risk (tags)
Pacifica is in broken shape, in at least two separate pieces: The Executive Directorship is allocated to 2 people by at least 2 groups. One is Summer Reese, [ a long time PNB chair and member, and she was contractually hired after many months working as interim ED ] and the other is Bernard Duncan, former KPFK general manager [ who claimed to be going to NZ to be with his girlfriend and he left his KPFK position months before his contract was up.]
More Info about Pacifica, which holds KPFK's license, etc. (tags)
– More than is visible in any informative[vs. those preferring to attack] LA medium . So here are some reposts - parts of what is on URL that appears to be about KPFA in Berkeley but that also affects all PACIFICA FDTN stations equally. The confusion, conflict about the Exe Director Reese has opened up the box and more info is being revealed, finally ! These links and information is intended to be Shared, Exposed, Discussed, and later Resolved too. Not to set up more conflicts or malicious actions, please !
Listen to KPFK's staff talking to Pacifica Exe Director (tags)
Listen to a KPFK interview with Summer Reese a few nights ago, produced and interview by Roy Tuckman and Eben Rey, available on Soundcloud. Interesting to have direct verbal vocal information instead of so many other internet shades of grease that proliferate in trying to form stories and gossip and biased versions of what happened to whom. The direct person involved in the personnel issues of Pacifica are discussed here. KPFK listeners called in and added opinions also. Can the whole organization be saved and healed and repaired so it will not repeat [and again and again] ???
LADWP pulls leases under dry lake air monitors (tags)
They’re still doing it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, for decades, used its land ownership to manipulate life in the Owens Valley. The latest DWP maneuver cancels leases for land under three of the Air Pollution Control District’s Owens Dry Lake air monitors. LADWP doesn’t like what the air monitors are showing.
Parent Revolution's mendacious minions to appear with Heartland Institute reactionaries (tags)
This Monday school privatizer Ben Austin and his so-called Parent Revolution to host The Heartland Institute which is essentially the John Birch Society with a budget. Also, catching Parent Revolution staffers spreading misinformation about their mission.
Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)
Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
KPFK's elections for LSB have few voters, so who represents us ? (tags)
Election Supervisor wrote on KPFK website: "Over 17, 000 ballots were mailed out to our eligible KPFK Listener-Membership. LESS THAN 1,200 BALLOTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED" So what does this mean about representation and who cares ? anyone ?
Toward an Understanding of the Causes of KPFK's Conflict: A Voters' Guide (tags)
Looking for the truth at KPFK? Check this out, by a long-time insider. Read this, and get your ballot in by Thursday.
L.A. Greens Host FUEL Director Josh Tickell (tags)
Josh Tickell, Director of "FUEL," Sundance Audience Award winning documentary film, and a leading expert on sustainable biofuels, will speak at the Los Angeles Greens March 18, 2009 meeting.
For KPFK/Pacifica Fans: Feedback Wanted (tags)
At its meeting on Tuesday, November 11, the Local Station Board Delegates will be voting on changes to the Pacifica Bylaws. The Bylaws took more than a year of contention and lawsuits to assemble, and changes should be carefully considered. Overall, the changes, included below with comments for and against, increase the amount of business the Pacifica National Board can do and increase its efficiency in doing that business. The downside is reduced member and listener participation in the process. As an LSB member, I would like to hear your thoughts on these important revisions before voting. You can comment here or email me privately, or you can voice your opinion at the LSB meeting, at 7:00 at Palms Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2908 Robertson Place, Los Angeles. The Church is located 3 blocks north of National Blvd. and the I-10, to the east of S. Robertson Blvd. LA buses 220 and 534 and Big Blue Bus 12 are within walking distance.
California Becomes First State to Condemn Use of Torture in 'War on Terror' (tags)
Resolution to prevent California health professionals from engaging in torture is adopted by the California State Legislature.
Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, part 2 (tags)
Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, Part 2 (27:55)
Free the Cuba Five Billboard in LA Unveiled, February 1, 2008 (tags)
The Free The Cuban Five Billboard along the busy Hollywood Blvd. and Bronson St. was unveiled with a press conference attended by scores of solidarity activists last February 1, 2008. Speakers at the press conference includes Jim Lafferty, Executive Director of the National Lawyers League-Los Angeles Chapter; Blasé Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas; Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator of Free the Cuba Five; Sheila Esguerra of ANSWER –LA and Arturo P.Garcia of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP). Ian Thompson of ANSWER-LA acted as the emcee. For more information about the Free the Cuban Five see www.freethefive.org
Santa Arrives by Wheel Chair (tags)
Kids On Paper Director Brings Comic Books and Holiday Cheer to Children in Valley Hospitals
MIWON still covering for LAPD mayday attack (tags)
MIWON march 'leaders' still backing lapd statements blaming activists for the designed police assault.
Protest Racism in West Hollywood (tags)
Community Activists to Protest Blackface Minstrel Show in West Hollywood
TOMORROW! Israel-Palestine debate at CSULA (tags)
Finally, a forum where the two sides can talk civilly to each other.
Minuteman Project in serious troubles? (tags)
Dear MySpace Minuteman Project Friends,
California Safe Schools Honors Sheinbaum & Farrell (tags)
Students Dialogue With Legendary Activists
Director of Project Censored To Speak at 9/11 Truth Education/Strategy Conference (tags)
Peter Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University and the distinguished Director of Project Censored, will be a featured presenter during a weekend of exposition and strategy aimed at challenging the official version of the 9-11 attacks, and raising public awareness of their full scope.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF "BEHIND THE MASK" WORLD PREMIERE AND BENEFIT (tags)
A documentary about the Animal Liberation Front and those who have fought and endured government repression speaking up and fighting on behalf of Animal Liberation
California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)
Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.
Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)
Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.
10/23-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold's Props 73-78 (tags)
It is barricades time to defeat Nazi Schwarzenegger's propositions on the California ballot, Props 73 through 78. We need you now, whether or not you are a voter, and regardless of age, to make phone calls and walk precincts 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CISPES HONORED BY FMLN IN EL SALVAODR (tags)
~~ Marking the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the FMLN, the party honors CISPES and other international solidarity organizations.
THE 4TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA FILM & CULTURE (tags)
THE 4TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA FILM & CULTURE FESTIVAL
Legal action against Joseph Turner, director of SOS, is there a case? (tags)
Legal action against Joseph Turner, director of SOS, is there a case?
Al OTro Lado--To The Other Side (tags)
A review of a very powerful film, beeing screened at the L.A. Film Fest, regarding immigration and corridos.
Deborah Koons Garcia comes to LA (tags)
"My goal was to make a film that gave the average person a clear understanding of how genetic engineering works, from the cellular level to the global level,” says Deborah Garcia, producer and director of the film. “I'm hoping this film can be a combination of SILENT SPRING, and THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. Once you see it you'll feel compelled to act, even if that means just changing the kind of food you eat."
Eco-Village Speaker at First Unitarian Church (tags)
Lois Arkin, resident of LA’s Eco-Village and Executive Director of CRSP (Cooperative Resources and Services Project), will speak on the subject of Deep and Rapid Change on January 23 at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, 2936 West 8th Street. Free. (213) 389-1356.
Riverside Criminalization of Homelessness Event (tags)
Speaking event on the criminalization of homelessness in Riverside, CA.
United Front to Abolish the SHU Confronts CDC Chief Deputy Director, Aug 20, 2004 (tags)
Our Coalition hit up Sacramento to protest the genocide of Mexican and African people by the US Prison System
JOIN CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS IN CARSON! (tags)
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FORUM
Artivist Film Festival opens tomorrow in LA / Activist Documentary Films (tags)
Attached is an mp3 featuring an interview with, Bernadette Armstrong, programmer for the festival. Sheila Laffey, one of the directors of "The Last Stand - Heroes at Ballona Wetlands" and Morgan Spurlock, director of "Supersize Me" and "Blue Vinyl" co-director Judith Helfand. Schedule and info in article below
3rd Annual Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations (tags)
On the heels of an earlier than usual Oscars, the Directors Board of Broadband Motion Pixure Arts and Technologies today released nominees for its 3rd Annual Pixie Awards, which honor achievement in online and broadband motion picture production.
225 UGSOA Members are Voting to Stop Dues Payments to UGSOA (tags)
225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR
Update on Panama (tags)
With some fifteen hundred Panamaños living in LA, events en la Patría are heard all over the Hemisphere.
Program Director Needed at KPFK in Los Angeles (tags)
Request to the Indy Media community to spread the word: KPFK radio in Los Angeles is looking for a Program Director
KPFK Town Hall Meeting (tags)
Aug. 4 from 1 to 5:30 pm at Loyola Law School
7/17 Pacifica Forum with Cagan & Coughlin (tags)
Wednesday, July 17th @ 7 PM, Pacifica's Executive Director Dan Coughlin and Pacifica National Board Chair Leslie Cagan to meet KPFK listeners at Public Forum