Pacifica voting in secret with no accountability? Is this part of KPFK ? (tags)
Counterpunch is now publishing wrong info ? Who gave them that information about Pacifica? How confusing. Another commentator disclosed here at Indymedia how Pacifica Nat'l Bd voted to deselect the hired Exe Director. But the numbers and facts never add up correctly. Nor can results be explained and no names of voters are named. And KPFK's Local Station Board meetings have a fight club mentality and provides no factual helpful information either. Ask their LSB for more accurate info here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacifica board members named here, who attempted ousting ED (tags)
Pacifica conflict over who is Executive Director continues in it's non-wisdom and contenders vying for power and position. Here are excerpts of some updated info and names the PNB members who voted 12- to - 10 to 'fire' the one most recently hired. Some of these KPFK - LSB members who only very recently were elevated to PNB are included in the ousting, outing of Summer Reese. 3 of our 4 voted by phone to expel her. We need to hold all our LSB and PNB [acting as non-] representatives accountable for their actions, and not for their own personal opinions - - unless those interfere and overtake their responsibility to all us KPFK subscribers/ sponsors/ payers/ members.
LA Weekly promotes a slanted view of Pacifica/ KPFK (tags)
LA Weekly produced an article about Pacifica, which involves KPFK of course, that was apparently biased and the writer maybe even was a prior student of Cooper whom he liked to quote as if an "expert" but may not at all be so. The letters written to LA Weekly were on line and in print 2 more times to display the local concerns. This Open letter to their Editor is to respond to all 3 of those print-postings.
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 !
Pacifica IS also KPFK, so let's not ignore what going on (tags)
Pacifica is struggling with who is it's new Executive Director with much dramatic flurries, acting outs, resistances, alliances, and stories barely coming out, even on internet. A few reports of happenings is being sent out to the 'rest of us' by Tracy Rosenberg, a former termed out PNB member. We here in LA are playing dumb and treated as if we were even dumber...muted actually. see her site for other stories and commentators too.
Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)
Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.
KPFK turmoils continue, this one comes from Christine Blosedale critics (tags)
But has anyone heard Christine Blosedale complain about her job at KPFK ? Those at the recent Jan 2014 LSB meeting did.
KPFK: self-destructing? or is it again the usual dysfunctioning? (tags)
Recent comments have been heard : that the Pacifica National Board may want to replace current management/ staff without Informing, or Getting Input from the Shareholders who ‘own’ + pay + sustain the station. What details are kept secret, and the usual silence on-air gags all conversation, or any sharing of what is actually happening ? Contrary to claims of ‘open communications’ it is still only a 1-way communication coming from inside KPFK to us out here - and nothing allowed to exit from the hallowed station-office halls to the Paying Public - the one that keeps the station afloat. Why ? What maneuvers could be happening ? When will the Shareholders find out [oh, is it already too late ?] to participate in this upheaval or learn of the intentions to make major personnel changes at KPFK ? huh ?
Occupiers, Stop Using Consensus! (tags)
Consensus process (the idea that a group must strictly adhere to a protocol where all decisions are unanimous) is the absolute worst idea that has ever been introduced to the activist community.
MTA LOCKS OUT many with tap robotized machines and Inadequate Tools for LA PUBLIC rail use (tags)
Tap machines set by MTA in rail stations have confusing & frustrating too little info and options. Sr. rates not shown or flick off, Tap card only good for 1 day, has fixed $$$ amts to add fares, LACK OF any real ASSISTANCE or clarity in how to use them plastic cards - so have we turned into robotized plastic obedients who overpay, cant communicate with metal machines, and are Tapped OUT of metro-rail use ? NOT in big LA, but it is ! Someone fix it quick or we'll be locked out of our humanity and intelligent responsiveness and responsibilities too. Tap cards are not a helpful solution required to transport in LA - MTA listen up ! .... but have they ever ?
Venice Boardwalk Bathrooms yuk !! (tags)
Boardwalk Bathrooms -a shame for any city called Venice Having gone to Boardwalk this weekend, we were confronted with just how disgusting the bathrooms and their lack of availability actually is and has been for a while. It's Very UNSANITARY !
FRACKIN' in Baldwin Hills to Earthquake US ? huh? (tags)
The news is coming out in LA too..FRACKING...the drilling into 'shale' with chemical polluted water [wasting water by more than bucketfulls, by more than waterfallfulls] is happening in our own back yard, but where ? not far from our LAX airport - in Baldwin Hills. Scientific evidence is IN - fracking [sounds similar to f--king of the evil not pleasant kind] is correlated to EARTHQUAKES and our San Andreas is complaining loudly that he wants to burst out again, not only to warn us, but destroy parts of us too.
Venice Flea'd Boardwalk sells commercial junk, once again, forever ? (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has a new ordinance that went into effect, was momentarily enforced by the LAPD, and has deteriorated back to what is was for too long = a junky cheap flea market, Since the very same vendors - that were made to not sell non-art which is now illegal, but they have brazenly returned ... to sell their re-sale mdse. to look-like-crafts-or-not- even-pretend-art and get away with what they did before...illegally but loopholed as long as they are not caught in the act of selling the stuff... art be damned...barely exists here. Rules and ordinances can be ignored. Bullying and being sly is what makes Venice work. How Sad, ugly, a loss for Venice.
Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers May 18 PBS, notice this ! (tags)
Watch and SEE it on this weekend of May 18, 2012 - Musician and activist Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers about the “two Americas,” and his solidarity with “the voiceless, the poor, the wretched” across the whole globe-world. [He also has a program on KPFK too.] Moyers’ website and schedule is below for your use and enlivenment. Learn More !!
OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)
No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)
In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.
Lies, Statistics and the Los Angeles Times: "Firing Teachers" (tags)
The LA Times makes it appear as if non-qualified teachers are gaming the system in great numbers, but a careful reading of the article shows that may not be the case.
WHO can reveal what happened at last KPFK - LSB meeting? (tags)
KPFK meetings and decisions are not shared with 'us' the sponsors / shareholders/ public. Does anyone care to share what happened at last LSB meeting so we all can stay up to date and informed too ?
What is happening at KPFK ? want to share your info ? (tags)
More concern about OUR airwaves in our local station, KPFK. OUR radio station, paid for by our money, time, work, love, and efforts.... to reduce the secrecy within. OUR source of educational & political information...the same KPFK org that denies us active participation in it's survival or demise. Just what is going on there ?
Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea ! (tags)
My first visit to the Bus Riders Union meeting on 7/20/08 and boy, am I am impressed ! Enthusiastic courteous bilingual activists
Echo Park Lotus Festival 2008, without the Lotus (tags)
The 31st annual Asian Lotus Festival in Echo Park was held without the Lotus last July 11 to 13, 2008. As early as May, people started to notice that the usual lotus bed in the Echo Park Lake was absent from its bed. By June, the city authorities started to worry about the absence of the Lotus flower. And when the Lotus festival was held last July 11-13, 2008 ,the festival has must go on, like how show business does.
KPFK - not coming clean yet... but we keep hoping.... (tags)
KPFK is too secretive and becomes frightened when one person reveals what is 'going on'....hypocrisy doesn't do it at KPFK...come clean finally please !
Why is LILA Garret, PKFK programmer, being so maligned on Indymedia?? (tags)
Is it not ok to be jewish and be programmer on KPFK? Or to admit this openly ? Or is it the older-strong-willed-woman opposition being played out again ? Could be called the Hillary-syndrome, but Lila may be for Obama instead ? So why is she hated so loudly here?
AFSCME service workers demonstrate in Westwood too (tags)
Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Thursday a few hours by groups of green-shirted AFSCME chanting sign holders - But with police action deterring all traffic elsewhere the streets were bare
Five years too many: Vigil in Rancho Cucamonga (tags)
Protestors gathered in Rancho Cucamonga to commemorate 5 years of bloodshed and demand an end
KPFK is not openly searching (tags)
KPFK restricts applications to it's Genl Mgr Search Committee - why ?
ATTACK OF THE ARCHIE BUNKER CLONES! (activism at the 2008 Rose Parade) (tags)
“. . . Some of us were rather positive in our final analyses, while I tilted toward the negative. . . .”
KPFK is biased, still, while pretending to be "fair" (tags)
KPFK is not as claimed repeatedly, but mostly prefers OPPOSITIONAL views and programmers want to be "rescuers" to be Heroes and superior. Sorry. Bad game plan.
11/20/07 Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)
We encourage activists, community members, and people who are opposed to violence based on any physical characteristics to join us.
Breaking News on local fires (tags)
The following events are currently unfolding in the fire zones and going largely unreported by corporate media:
4th Anniversary Vigil Wilshire & Veteran (tags)
4th Anniversary anti-war vigil at the Westwood Federal Building, same corner where many of us gathered on the first night too.
Gov's health plan good step, but universal coverage doomed, say Greens (tags)
Governor's health plan step in right direction, but universal coverage doomed because politicos too ‘in debt' to powerful special interests, says Green Party of California.
L.A. Child Protection: Children Who Are Forbidden To Cry (tags)
Beating kids stops crying. What a statement, eh? You would think beating children would make them cry. But if the beatings are severe enough, they make children NOT cry. We see this in concentration camps, in war, in child protection institutions and foster care...
Local Marine, Jason Morrow, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Cpl. Jason W. Morrow, 27, a Marine from Riverside died of wounds he suffered in combat in Iraq. He was wounded in Al-Anbar province on Monday and died of his injuries Tuesday, June 27, 2006.
LAPD Tickets Elderly 82-year-old Woman for "Crossing street too slowly" (tags)
Mayvis Coyle, 82, was shuffling with her cane across busy Foothill Boulevard in Sunland Feb. 15, carrying groceries, while a traffic police officer watched and waited. Even before Coyle finished crossing the intersection at Woodward Avenue, he had scribbled a $114 ticket for crossing against a don't-walk signal.
Mr Schwarzenegger (tags)
About clemency !!!
Dec. 2 Activists Vow Downtown “Tent City” Will Now Battle Against LA’s Newest Evictions (tags)
Ongoing tent city --starting at LA's City Hall lawn on Dec 2 --to now up the protest ante against LA's new, and raging, low-income evictions.
2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)
Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!
Activists confront SOS in Laguna Beach (tags)
A description of events and the author's view thereof at the anti-day-labor protest in Laguna Beach.
Rent Control Rehab for the Well-Heeled (tags)
Property values have risen an average of 425% in California since 1980 and 115% in Los Angeles since 2000. If you have the means, escape the "perpetual tenant syndrome" and enter the rent control rehab program before it's too late.
Activists Needed for New TV show (tags)
A new documentary based TV show is looking for Southern California activists to profile on our show.
To Picket Fences in L.A. (tags)
Too many years have passed and too many fences have been built for Los Angeles to attempt a perilous, impractical and costly u-turn back to the “Leave it to Beaver” days when neighborhoods had unobstructed front lawns.
Attempts to Rescue Self Help Graphics & Art (tags)
A review of recent events surrounding the closure of East LA cultural center..SHG&A
Two Editorial Structures (tags)
Another view on editing and their operational qualities in these darkening times.
SOS Racists Identified (tags)
Robert Floyd of Pearblossom, CA (posts on both the Stormfront and SOS forums under the name Baldy) is a National Vanguard member/white nationalist and regular attendee of SOS rallies (I guess that would make him a member of SOS too). His name was printed in Sunday’s (6/17/05) Los Angeles Times. The National Vanguard is also planning a BP3 (details below)
Joe Turner Hero In The New Again (tags)
Joe Turner in the News Again...ever wonder why there are SO many stories on Joe Tuner and NONE on the indymedia leaders?
Profiling Muslims, Arabs, Persians, Asians, etc. etc.? (tags)
The state cannot stop with Arab Muslims. The threats are too varied, too many, and too often too white. Hulet will be giving a lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce Hotel in Commerce CA at 7:30PM
Arnold Pecks Away At Free Speech (tags)
As a Santa Monica City College student leaving in the fall for Berkeley, I'm going to Tuesday's graduation ceremonies to support my friends. Since the governor is the commencement speaker, I will also be wearing a chicken suit, because Arnold is too chicken to talk to students about why he's hiking student fees and cutting education funding.
Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)
We have seen this all before! If these minisculemen were men at all they would have already enlisted and be patrolling the mean-streets of Baghdad, Mosul and Sadr City. All of them 17-39 years old could have enlisted. SUPPORT the WAR? ENLIST NOW!
PDLA Election Protection Action Alert! (tags)
Progressive Democrats & Democracy for America activists in CA are both urging everyone to flood Sacramento with calls RIGHT NOW. Please help!
Call to Action: Jackets for the Holidays (tags)
Please donate your spare jackets to one the drop-off spots in Orange County!
CIA Psy-Ops on the Internet (tags)
See, if the "retired" spooks flame in too nasty a fashion and too constantly, it makes them look bad. The technique used is to bring people in from outside with no other purpose than to start flame wars with, and otherwise harass the critic. An analogy would be the hockey player who can't skate but is on the team to take out the talented players on the opposing team by starting brawls. A trademark of these types is that they never contribute anything of substance. Their refrain is "so and so is a... blah blah."
America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)
America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)
California recall (tags)
California and Arnold as a new Governor. Is this a case of America on the new path for a revolution? Just my own personal thoughts.
The Sperminator (tags)
I realize that the big story of the day is that the Siegfried and Roy act is on indefinite hold, but I thought I'd chance a few words about the erection. I mean, election. Sorry, I've got Schwarzenegger on the brain---but not in the way you might think. Sex is not the problem here. It's certainly not Arnold's problem, as he obviously has enjoyed lots and lots of sex with lots and lots of women, and probably still does. Collie-fawnia, heah I come! The Sperminator!
SHERMAN AUSTIN'S TRANSFER (tags)
Sherman was transferred on Friday.