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DIARY OF A CON MAN . 42 (tags)

anne frank´s diary is a hoax

"KPFK has a $500,000 deficit “ !! Can this be true? (tags)

What we dont know that affects the organizations we pay $$$ to support ! ? And no one is talking, to KPFK listeners/ sponsors/ stakeholders. And also some of Alan Watts' words are included here too.

June 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

In this month's update: story of an ex soldier who tells of the hitlists the army received on which appeared Berta Caceres and many other social and enviro activists, and other news - another lgbti leader assassinated, massive repression against uni students protesting privatisation, and massive repression against protesters roadblocking against the installation of tollbooths, plus a few other news

Pacifica-KPFK Archives, director resignation (tags)

Pacifica Archives Director Brian De Shazor has announced his resignation from Pacifica Radio, effective June 30th. The Archives are housed in same KPFK building in LA>

December 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

News from Honduras in December 2015. Less news but bad news. Another environmental and human rights defender kidnapped. Navy shoots Garífuna (Afro-descendent Indigenous Hondurans) killing one and wounding another and say it was an accident because they thought they are drug traffickers. A Lenca indigenous activist was assassinated. A unionist and whistleblower seeks asylum. More funding approved from US and World Bank, always more of the same, more militarisation and more 'trickle down'...

Israeli Forces Invade Palestinian Hospitals (tags)

Israel

KPFK Updating: a coup? or failure? or.... (tags)

KPFK may be the vital part of Pacifica's failure and the maybe sell-off to privatize a take-over... or only a part of Pacifica's failures in administrative management, or any competent oversight, or their following CA state required audits and elections, and honest business practices, accounting, and many more lapses...that have already occurred. Updating some info for what is barely revealed to paid-up KPFK stakeholders.

NYT Justifies US Afghan Hospital Bombing (tags)

NYT

Polar Opposite US/Russian Agendas in Syria (tags)

Syria

KPFK is going topsy-turvy, still, with employees and unions (tags)

KPFK is drowning in employee-union problems with emails flying from programmers affected and some untangling of what is actually occuring hard to comprehend. But here are excerpts from an informatory website that regularly offers some answers as no one else can, it seems.

KPFK is in double trouble, credit cards misused, and... (tags)

Instead of copying the entire text of http://pacificainexile.org/archives/1093 that includes important revelations about KPFK and its financial dysfunctioning [s], it is best to just see the site directly.

KPFK= more. Tired of the turmoil? we are too. (tags)

KPFK programmer of important political interviews and one of the only-4 paid staff programmers on the station expresses his concerns and reveals his experiences with the new Gen'l Mgr. Recent changes to reduce staff work time may be the final 'shoe to drop' that will break whatever all stakeholders liked and paid for at Our Radio Station - paid for by listener-stakeholders. Excerpts of his latest revelations and plea is below.

KPFK difficulties continue (tags)

repost info from other sources that are not available to KPFK donors in LA - why no transparency ever ? still.....

What’s Up With the Beach Curfew? (tags)

Recent rumblings about the illegal Venice Beach and Ocean Front Walk closure.

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 SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ? (tags)

KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?

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 ?

Protesting Xavier Becerra's Support of TPP (tags)

“Hey Becerra, you can't hide—we can see your corporate side!”

Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)

police state

Activists: Official Suppression of Peer Advocacy Worsens TB, Flu (tags)

Tuberculosis and influenza spreading in Southern California houseless blamed on official disruption of peer education in cough hygiene.Advocating for information that will allow shelter operators to contact persons who may have been exposed to infections.

Students threatened at UC Davis event (tags)

The UC are failing our students

Top US general: Turkey is facing an immediate threat to its Syrian border (tags)

In the face of mounting domestic and global dissent, Turkey’s service to NATO imperialism persists ever more blatantly.

Garda Security Employees at Bowie, MD SPEAK OUT Against Garda Cash Logistics (tags)

The purpose of this letter is to bring to light serious violations of ethical standards, company policies, DOT regulations and State law that have been committed by the Garda security management at the Bowie, MD Branch.

Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? -Interviewing Tina Reynolds and Vikki Law (tags)

A bill opposing the shackling of pregnant prisoners, AB 2530, has been passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, with thirty days to either approve or veto it. Last year, a previous version of this bill was also passed unanimously by the Legislature, but it was ultimately vetoed by Brown. With Brown’s decision expected anytime, local activists are urgently mobilizing to stop him from vetoing this important bill once again. AB 2530 supporters have created a webpage for the public (not just California residents) to contact the Governor.

Waging Total War on Islam (tags)

anti-war

University Of Texas And the fbi Continue Years Of Harassment Of Me On Campus (tags)

See my continuing reports and documentations of crimes committed against me by UT, police, fbi, and others, over the past several years contining to date.

U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Wants Billy Wharton as W.H. Chief of Staff (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander notes that Billy Wharton is his choice for White House Chief of Staff because ?he is for the people.? As Co-Chairperson for the Socialist Party USA, Wharton has demonstrated strong leadership mobilizing the left to stop cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Recently, Wharton spoke-out against raising the U.S. debt ceiling and has spoken against cutting U.S. debt on the backs of working people. Wharton has been a national leader in defense of education and has been an out-spoken critic of U.S. military aggression.

Roland Hill Messy Yard Snitch (tags)

Messy yard snitch Roland Hill sends faxes nearly every week to the city snitching on harmless messy yard criminals.

Santa Barbara's War on the Poor: Report from the Front (tags)

Activist/ rights advocate crusades against "obstructionism" and Republican chicanery as Santa Barbara City attempt to disrupt County's South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee.

Drugs are bad, unless the government is forcing you to take them. (tags)

The government shrinks say Loughner is nuttier then a fruit cake, but he is sane enough to voluntarily agree to take powerful psychotropic drugs the Feds want to force on him. Some fair trial!

Waging War on Chicago Workers (tags)

labor struggles

Camino Nuevo Staff Admonishing Echo Park Community to "Fact Check?" (tags)

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's paid staff are the first to tout statistics, except when those statistics reflect poorly on them. Here's a rebuttal to their fact checking admonishments. Ultimately, the battle for CRES 14 comes down to who should control our schools -- public or private?

The Grover Norquist Project at Pacifica Radio (tags)

Whistleblowers as far back as 2005 warned that KPFA's budgets were not sustainable. Why were the warnings repeatedly disregarded?

Obama's New Chief of Staff and Economic Team (tags)

Wall Street dominated

I have a question about LA-IMC donation policy.. (tags)

I have a question about LA-IMC donation policy..

From "Hizzhonor" to Dishonor (tags)

Rahm Emanuel will likely enter Chicago mayoral race

KPFK starting "new" Program Advisory Committe..wanna be in it ? (tags)

We just heard Alan Minsky, iPD announce on radio that they are forming a NEW committee called "Program Advisory"....all can apply by August 8 by emailing him [see www.kpfk.org for address] or calling station 818 985 2711 x 0 and leaving your name there.

Horrific Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail (tags)

the same ongoing across America

The face of Evil (tags)

The face of Evil

Ringside @KPFK (tags)

The fix is in for the 2010 KPFK elections. The only question is, who's it in for?

California Prison Erupts, Rapper "x-Rated" nearly killed during riot. (tags)

On March 19th 2010, a riot erupted on the Pleasant Valley State Prison yard between Northern Hispanic Inmates and Blacks. Notorious rapper Anerae, "X-Rated" Brown (Sacramento, CA) airlifted to hospital while nearly dying as result of his injuries

Powell’s Chief of Staff Mentions Role of Neocons and Israel in Iraq War (tags)

Powell’s Chief of Staff Mentions Role of Neocons and Israel in Iraq War

KPFA Manager "Resigns" (tags)

KPFA's General Manager was forced to resign by the LSB amd PNB, but the anti-democratic faction she represented protested, putting out much misinformation about the termination and her performance as GM, even compromising the integrity of the KPFA news to present their one sided spin.

Seniors for Sale (tags)

This is a profoundly disturbing article series about elder care. As there is no specific category for Elder Care I think based on this one should be created. LA elder care issues need to be addressed.

Town-Hall Meeting Bitterly Critical of Pride Board (tags)

San Diego's annual Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Pride celebrations have been jeopardized by a community controversy over a $5,000 payment authorized by the board to its chair, Dr. Philip Princetta. The board fired Pride's executive director, Ron deHarte, on January 5, one day after he wrote a letter calling the payment "self-dealing" and questioning its legality. Two other Pride staff members resigned in support, and on Sunday, January 10 members of San Diego's Queer and Queer-allied communities had a chance to weigh in on the controversy. With none of the current board members there to hear the community speakers or express their own version of the events, the meeting turned into a series of condemnations of the board members and a vote to ask that deHarte be reinstated — but many people there were frustrated that the structure of the board doesn't give the community any recourse that doesn't also hurt the Pride events themselves.

Interview with Lawrence Wilkerson (former Chief of Staff for Colin Powell) (tags)

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson discusses illegal detainment and torture tactics used at GITMO in this excellent interview as well as how intel was manipulated to get US into the Iraq quagmire

NDF-Mindanao Hits AFP's "Four Aces" (tags)

Pesante News today learned that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao hits the reactionary Philippine Army's stresses for 2010 calling them mere euphemism for a more vicious campaign against the Filipino people and the revolutionary movement. The fascist Philippine Army's recently pronounced four ACEs -- Army's Concern for the Environment, Army's Concern for Engineering, Army's Combat Excellence and Advocacy for Credible Elections -- is only a preliminary propaganda purveyed by its chief, the notorious Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit. Bangit, the most favored among Ms. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's bootlicking generals, is groomed to replace current AFP chief of staff Gen. Victor Ibrado. Bangit from PMA Class 1978is now posturing himself to strengthen his bid for the AFP's highest position and dispel well-founded views that he will be playing a crucial role in perpetuating Mrs. Arroyo in power. His first attempt is to deodorize his unit's notorious record of human rights violations and electoral fraud. Despite Bangit's putting-his-best-foot-forward move, the Filipino people smell the stink of the Philippine Army's four ACEs. Its ballyhooed Advocacy for Credible Elections is nothing but a machination by the reactionary AFP to push its devious game plan of ensuring Mrs. Arroyo's victory in the upcoming GRP elections and continue her hold on power.

An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio's KPFA Management (tags)

censorship at KPFA

KPFK members may think CHANGES are not needed so should not occur...??? (tags)

Why are so many objecting to any changes attempted at Our Radio Station funded by listeners at KPFK ?

Queer Democrats Endorse Alvarez, Wayne for City Council (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club took two different tacks in its endorsements in City Council races at its regular meeting October 22. In District 6 they endorsed veteran politician Howard Wayne over Steve Hadley, chief of staff to incumbent Councilmember Donna Frye. In District 8 they endorsed the grass-roots Latino candidate, David Alvarez, over two better connected candidates from established local Latino political families: Felipe Hueso, older brother of incumbent Councilmember Ben Hueso; and Nick Inzunza, uncle of former Councilmember Ralph Inzunza.

YouTube - Shut It Down! UC Berkeley Walkout & Mass Rally by Staff, Students & Faculty-The (tags)

A mass rally of more than 5,000 workers, students and faculty joined together against the privatization of UC.

Pacifica’s Current Board Structure is Destroying the Network (tags)

Carol Spooner's finger-wagging review of the current state of Planet Pacifica ignores the crushing impact of the new 122-member National Board structure. Top-heavy, hugely expensive, conflict-ridden and racially polarized, this five-year old Board system was instituted to assure greater democracy and prevent the corporatization of Pacifica. But instead of protecting Pacifica, the new governance structure is destroying Pacifica. Itʼs bred factionalism, dysfunction, self-dealing, a plethora of litigation and staff purges network-wide.

Pacifica's NY - WBAI stewards exposed misinformation that needs corrections...see here ..l (tags)

this is a repost from a blog article and information intended to reveal corrections to other Pacifica-WBAI writers claiming & blaming, as usual, for their own mistakes and lack of efficiency....see original as well as corrections below

Homies Unidos Statement on Arrest of Executive Director Alex Sanchez (tags)

In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the board of Homies Unidos has issued this statement:

“Little Guantanamo” Exposing the CMU (tags)

Daniel has an article on The Huffington Post today! Please comment on the article so it gets seen by all and makes it on the home page! Digg it, Twitter it, Share, become a fan, Buzz up, etc. Do it all! Please spread the word in every way possible. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-mcgowan/tales-from-inside-the-us_b_212632.html

Jerry Quickley fired from KPFK (tags)

Jerry Quickley fired from KPFK (tags)

Poet, Musician and Artist Jerry Quickley was FIRED FROM KPFK FOR SPEAKING OUT.

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election (tags)

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election SEIU has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence against other unions—SEIU Trustee with record of violence tells staff, "We gotta put them in the ground and bury them" Fresno, Calif.—Today is the first day of a highly contested union election for 10,000 homecare workers in Fresno County who are trying to leave the Washington, D.C.-based SEIU, a union that has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence in inter-union conflicts. The stakes have never been higher for SEIU officials, who are desperately trying to stop a movement of nearly 100,000 healthcare workers in California who are organizing to quit SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

heart of China's problems: self-appointed bureacuracy: Zhibin Gu (tags)

Is 21st century a Chinese century? Not really, according to provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu. Why? China remains to be trapped by a untamed bureaucratic power, totally corrupt and deadly troublesome. Get informed analysis and knowledge from leading scholars and journalists of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University.

Pacifica is the basis of KPFK, and there are concerns about WBAI...more (tags)

Actions and decisions made within Pacifica affect all the KPFK people here too, even if it is New York's WBAI's main issue. We too must be concerned and informed and give input to what happens...anywhere our money goes too...

KPFA's manager attends a board meeting (tags)

KPFA is the Pacifica sister station in the Bay Area of Northern California

Pacifica Radio Coup Redux Part II (tags)

New York: An Examination of the Current Coup Attempt at WBAI With Reference to the KPFA Takeover in 2000

INDYMEDIA is censoring political speech or 'other' non-hateful opinions...what are rules ? (tags)

Indymedia staff has made "hidden" 3 comments that questions the value or depiction of some pix of Gaza travellers pretending to be heroes. What are the censorship rules here ? Who decides what is hidden and what is varied and diverse and even divergent speech? When the free censor each other, no one remains standing or breathing any free air. Check it out.

Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)

There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.

Is INDYMEDIA SHAPE SHIFTING PHOTOS after publishing one, inserting another ? (tags)

Indy had a photo of a woman looking like she was in some sort of agony, so a comment was posted questionning this pix. Then the pix changed...huh????? is this permitted? what are the rules and guidelines for shape shifting pix or stories AFTER they are published here ? What games are being played that this website encourages or allows?

Grand Jury Probes Richardson Donor’s New Mexico Finances (tags)

Body: full story: http://www. bloomberg. com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aL0GGUluJeT8&refer=worldwide

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 ?

HELP ! Is KPFK keeping 'mum' secretly quiet & breaking up? what is GOING going gone now ? (tags)

Rumors are slipping around, slippery like, not confirmable about KPFK staff dis-appearing, not being at work site, maybe being ....let go ? fired ? dis-missed ? OMG !!! Can the end be near ?

On the 64th Year of the Leyte Landing (tags)

While we in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) are commemorating the 64th Year of the Leyte landing, October 20, 1944- the start of the Liberation of the Philippines with the proper rites at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) in Vermont and Fountain St in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2008 in Los Angeles, it is gratifying to note that even the Americans have unsung heroes. I reprinted an article written by retired general Ramon Farolan about a great American hero, forgotten by his countrymen. The same forgetfulness the American public does to the Filipino World War II veterans. Some people only celebrates victories. They try forget the past nor study its lessons. Let this article speaks for itself.

SHELTER PROTEST (tags)

Los Angeles Animal Services Protest Wrap Up

Ian Masters on a Rampage (tags)

With the station disintegrating, Ian Master takes time out to answer a listener's concern by disrespecting the station's programming, fellow staff members, and station volunteers.

The Healthcare Union War (tags)

Tensions between the California Nurses Association and SEIU escalate at the Labor Notes conference.

Open Letter to SEIU Members and Leaders on Violence at Labor Notes Conference (tags)

As SEIU members who attended the Labor Notes conference held on April 11-13, 2008 in Dearborn, Michigan, we denounce the attempts by SEIU International to violently disrupt a fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 12 attended by nearly one thousand labor activists from around the world who gathered to discuss ways to rebuild labor’s power.

SEIU International Attacks Labor Gathering - Conference Goers Assaulted. (tags)

When you are trying to put the movement back into the labor movement, you’re going to meet resistance.

Border Vulnerable Few U.S. Troops Available To Protect Us (tags)

Gen. Richard A. Cody, the Army's vice chief of staff told Congress that the "Readiness of the army Is Dangerously Low." In a stark assessment a week before Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, was to testify on the war's progress, the Army's vice chief of staff, said that the heavy deployments are inflicting "incredible stress" on soldiers and families and that they pose "a significant risk" to the nation's all-volunteer military.

KPFK: Minutemen in the House (tags)

KPFK's General Manager Search Committee turned into a farce when 2 staff members, later to join the search committee, put the station at risk of a lawsuit to spread the word that they wouldn't have another Black woman and one who supports immigrants for their general manager.

Academic Freedom? Not for Arabs in Israel (tags)

"Honor the Israeli Army Uniform," Lecturer Told

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front; Robin Kramer Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies at 6 Los Angeles Animal Shelters

Who May Be The Next Orange County Sheriff? (tags)

Galisky was recently asked what would happen if Carona is convicted or he does resign? Do you expect to stand as sheriff or acting sheriff pending an election?

A Letter from the Interim GM of KPFK (tags)

The current state of KPFK and our commitment to continue providing programming of benefit to the progressive movements in and around Los Angeles

Battle of the Board at KPFA in Northern CA (tags)

from KPFA in Northern California. Two letters on the election for the Local Station Board at KPFA

The Cuban Five (tags)

I attended a briefing by Leonard Weinglass (he of the Daniel Ellsberg/Pentagon Papers fame, of the Amy Carter tribulations, and other famous efforts to achieve justice against at times huge odds) at Howard University's Law School on Wednesday, 12 September. I was stunned by what counselor Weinglass revealed...

Howard Government: over 5000 edits on Wikipedia (tags)

Public servants have been found to have edited Wikipedia entries. Staff from the department have been found to have made edits to Wikipedia entries on topics such as the "children overboard" affair. Treasurer Peter Costello's page was also edited, removing a reference to the nickname "Captain Smirk"...

Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)

Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.

They said I'd be locked up with Paris (tags)

What happened

Local Soldier, Staff. Sgt. Thomas M. McFall, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A former Glendora resident and Army soldier was killed on Memorial Day in Baghdad, military officials said Wednesday.

bratton blames 'agitators' (tags)

maria elena durazo, miwon provide scab legal/social cover

jeb bush Joins the Tenet Gravy Train (tags)

crime pays

The Struggle for Humane Immigration: Success and Challenges Speaker: Angelica Salas (tags)

Annual Program 2007: Peace with Justice Center invites you to participate in an exciting gathering of Peace Activists with one of the Humane Immigrant Rights leader, Angelica Salas. She was 29 years old when she became the executive director of CHIRLA—Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. The Mexican-born community leader began her immigrant rights work as a volunteer for CHIRLA in 1995, when the organization consisted of only seven paid staff members. Almost eleven years later, CHIRLA has grown to become one of the leading community organizations in Los Angeles serving immigrants from all over the world. The staff of 30 runs over a dozen programs to help educate immigrants about their rights, offer legal aid referrals, train immigrant youth to become leaders, assist in employee/employer wage disputes, as well as do advocacy at the local, state and federal level. Angela has a success story to share.

Local Soldier, Lawrance J. Carter, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lawrance J. Carter was killed Dec. 29 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in the northwestern section of Baghdad, Iraq. He had been in the Army for five-and-a-half years and was on his fourth tour of duty.

Basic Espionage/Warfare for Intelligence Agents (tags)

According to its own mouthpiece, ABC news, the Australian spy agency (ASIO) has embarked on a recruitment drive:

Thursday, December 28, 2006. 11:37am (AEDT) “The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is looking to recruit at least 170 people this financial year. The number of ASIO officers from non-english speaking backgrounds has more than doubled since 2004, and the organisation is looking for people with diverse backgrounds to conduct counter-terrorism and counter-espionage work. The intelligence organisation spent more than $2 million on recruitment advertising in 2005-6. The Federal Attorney-General, Phillip Ruddock, says funding for ASIO has also increased considerably. "I think we have now something of the order of 1,200 staff and that's double the number it had in 2000-2001 and we are continuing with a very active program that will expand the organisation in the near future to reach something in the order of 1,500-1,600 people," he said. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200612/s1818848.htm

Greece: Student severely bStudent severely beaten by undercover policemen, right after the (tags)

Student severely beaten by undercover policemen, right after the 17N demonstration

LSB: the listener's voice at KPFA (Pacifica Radio) (tags)

Descent into the gnarly tangle: the epidemiology of advanced parliamentarianism at KPFA--a yearlong empirical study in causes and possible treatments

Pacifica Radio--the old regime's legacy at KPFA (tags)

The slow motion takeover of KPFA began in 1992 and reached its climax in 1999. During those years, the highjackers recruited assistants, trained proteges and created a culture which permeates the station to this day. It's the background of today's ongoing struggle at KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB).

Utha IMC under Porno Spam attack by Indybay Editor (tags)

just a sample of what the editorial staff has been up to in the past few weeks.

Long Beach Public LIbrary Trashes Collection (tags)

An Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants (tags)

City Officials Take The Heat For Housing Authority Failures

Esperon says no quarter for NPA (tags)

Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, the new Armed Forces chief of staff, on Friday vowed to crush the communist rebellion during his term. Esperon, former Army chief, became the AFP’s 35th chief of staff. He replaced Gen. Generoso Senga, who retired Friday. He said he would lead efforts to foil attempts to vilify the AFP as an institution. The government has a two-year plan to defeat the communist New People’s Army.

The US-Arroyo Regime is a Shameless Fascist Puppet of US Imperialism (tags)

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had shed off her last pretensions on respecting human rights by naming her AFP Chief of staff and the most notorious military officials into her area commands. By exposing her nature as a fascist puppet, GMA now decidedly put on the military uniform of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and is ready to wage her all out war against all opposition, armed or unarmed

Community Radio station set aflame in the Philippines: staff injured, military blamed (tags)

In the latest attack over free media in the Philippines, Radyo Cagavano, a community radio station run by farmers and supported by the left-wing Bayan Muna party, was burned down and its staff member injured and robbed at gun-point. The radio station employees suspect the Philippine Army. Since Gloria Macapagal became President in Feburary 2001, 42 journalists have been murdered. AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Stations, is organizing a campaign to demand justice for the people of Radyo Cagayano. (includes pictures provided by Kodao Productions from Quezon City, Philippines. Kodao Productions, another AMARC member, is spearheading the national campaign in the Philippines.)

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Luis D. Santos, of Rialto, who attended Fontana High School, died of injuries received when a bomb exploded near his vehicle during combat operations in Buritz, Iraq, June 8, 2006.

Cops over react as they almost always do! (tags)

Reported gunfire at Capitol wasn't

Song To Welcome Back Culinary Artist, and Plea For Right To Leave USA to Canada (tags)

Recently I was denied entry to Canada via the Vancouver entry point as a result of incorrect documents by the fed and state courts in LA. Now, a friend has returned from surgery and I welcome with a song. At least one good thing remains in the USA

How I Helped Organize a Shut Down for May Day (tags)

A behind-the-scenes look at how workers at one Brooklyn bakery organized to shut down the store to honor Monday’s May Day immigrant rights work strike.

Hispanic Discrimination @ IVAR in Hollywood (tags)

Freinds and I singled out @ IVAR in hollywood.

Minuteman Jim Gilchrist Used Nazi Staff During Campaign, Says Former Employee (tags)

Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist gets furious when anyone suggests that his group is racist or linked with racist groups. But former Gilchrist staff member Cliff May claims that Gilchrist was aware that Neo-Nazis were working for his recent failed campaign to represent the 48th Congressional District. May says that his complaints were were ignored at first, but that after his persistence led to the Neo-Nazis’ dismissal, he was also fired. May was interviewed by John Earl of www.ocorganizer.com last February.

Vendidos Force Activist Into Reverse Discrim Lawsuit (tags)

The shenanigans and bad faith dealings have finally forced a long standing activist por derechos humanos into filing a discrimination action against Santa Barbara City College.

BTL:Critics Concerned Over Possible White House Plan to Resume Dangerous... (tags)

...Plutonium Reprocessing. ~ Interview with Ed Lyman, senior staff scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

enough (tags)

A CALL FOR OPEN MONITORING

Former San Quentin prison warden opposes the execution (on 1/17) of Clarence Ray Allen (tags)

Allen's capital crimes were repugnant, but they bear little on the assessment of the threat he poses. They occurred long ago and under very different circumstances.... It will be particularly difficult for the execution of Allen to be accomplished in a dignified way.... Must we insist on dragging a dying man out of the hospital just so we can inject the chemicals that will kill him a little bit sooner? ...sparing Allen from execution would be an act of decency, compassion and justice.

Zionist Black Propagandist exposed (tags)

IndyMedia subject of Zionist Black Propaganda campaign.

Sinking News Ships: But it's not the Rats Who Will be Leaving (tags)

Three big metro dailies are cutting back on staffing, in another cycle of less reporting, less news, fewer readers and lower profits. At this point, it almost doesn’t matter though—they’ve gotten so bad already.

Race and National Origin at Pacifica Why You Should Care (tags)

Turn on your radio. Spin the dial. Companies like clear channel and Cox own well in excess of 3000 broadcast outlets. That's how most of us get our information. Pacifica exists to counter that. It has only 5 stations, but in major cities, With $400,000,000 in assests and 16 million in yearly budget the foundation is the single most valuable asset of the left. Under one vision it would move to the right, under another it would recruit activists to actually create media.

James Chase and Joe Turner (tags)

James Chase to participate in round two of Baldwin Park protest.

A Network At War (tags)

Since ostensiblly winning a campaign to recapture the small progressive Pacifica network that spanned years, involving at one time three seperate lawsuits, and 10's of thousands of its active listerners, the tiny network is once again at war with itself.....Having, along with senior producer Ryme Kakthouda, joined in filing complaints of discrimination on basis of national origin and ethnicity at the last meeting of our national board in NYC, (http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/120524/index.php) and with women angry about sexism, and the networks failure to do anything more than deny its existence, planning an actual march on Berkley to file similar complaints next month, all matters likely to head into litigation within a matter of weeks now, this seemed like a good time to carve up all the sacred cows.

URGENT Refusenik Mehmet Tarhan - Stop mistreatment and detention (tags)

We are urging support for Mehmet Tarhan, a conscientious objector who is a gay man, detained since 8 April in the military prison of Sivas, Turkey. We understand that he has been repeatedly and brutally attacked by other prisoners after prison staff told them that he was "a terrorist". His trial, which began on 26 May, has been postponed to 9 June. When he appeared in court on the 26th, Mr Tarhan had bruises all over his body and could not walk well. He is now on hunger strike against the abuse and against the refusal of the prison authorities to ensure his safety.

Villaraigosa has made a point of stressing his interest in governing from the center (tags)

Villaraigosa's associates say he too will cultivate a network of well-respected advisors outside City Hall to guide him on such issues as education reform, transportation planning and economic development. Among them are likely to be former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Nick Patsaouras and entrepreneur and former national Democratic Party official Ari Swiller.

UC Research and Technical Workers Set to Strike on May 26th (tags)

UC Research and Technical Workers Set to Strike on May 26th

Michael Moore's Axis of Elvis will put your protest photos on his website (tags)

Michael Moore's assignment to you for the weekend: Dress up like Elvis, protest the war, send him pictures with "AXIS OF ELVIS" in the subject line mike@michaelmoore.com

BTL:U.S. Veteran Returning from Iraq Speaks Out Against the War and... (tags)

...Killing of Civilians ~ Excerpts of speech by Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Vancouver IMC ; we are calling it quits! (tags)

Vancouver IMC goes dark

Phone, email, and other info on key RNC staff - FORWARD EVERYWHERE!!! (tags)

FORWARD EVERYWHERE!!!

Kerry campaign shakeup 3 staffers walk the plank (tags)

John Forbes Heinz Kerry's inability to stand for anything and lackluster efforts, while snowboarding and windsurfing have created this mess. Howard Dean we miss you!!!!

White House Reporter: More Whispers of Looming Martial Law (tags)

A White House press corps member gives a chilling view from inside the oval office. See the July 31 entry for details on martial law preparations and internment camps.

Anything But Straight (tags)

The way leading right wing operatives often conduct their personal lives is also emblematic of the emptiness of the conservative agenda. And this week, their tiresome values charade once again has been shattered.

Reform of L..A. County Jails is Needed (tags)

Jail task force urges jail reform and preparation for former inmates to be released into society.

Free speech in Chicago? (tags)

Choicago teachers assert 1rst amendment rights

Watts Towers In Crisis (tags)

Open letter regarding the closing of the Watts Towers because of budgetary constraints. Employees lose jobs.

Conspirators of the Iraq war (tags)

A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.

Iraq Bombings Kill 6 U.S. Soldiers (tags)

On Tuesday a total of six U.S. occupation soldiers were killed in Iraq. AND FOR WHAT? Hey bu$h... YOU BIG FAT LIER... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over! In the photo, U.S. occupation soldiers seal off an area where a truck and two Humvee vehicles were afire following a guerilla attack on a U.S. convoy in central Iraq that killed three of the six (photo REUTERS/Ali Jasim)

Cities and states face brutal cutbacks (tags)

BALTIMORE – In what could be called a “Thanksgiving massacre,” public school officials here handed out pink slips to 710 Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) employees. At least 1,000 are expected to have lost their jobs by January.

LA IMC and your privacy - bad changes made to software (tags)

Cookies, and other flaws

GROUND FARCE 1: Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden (tags)

The rotors of the President's Marine Force One helicopter and two support Black Hawks damaged trees and shrubs that had survived since Queen Victoria's reign. And Bush's army of clod-hopping security service men trampled more precious and exotic plants. (Bush again displays his flair for Diplomacy by Destruction.)

Baghdad George (tags)

I guess it was inevitable. Someone has compared President George Bush to "Baghdad Bob," the inadvertently comical Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Iraq was winning the war even as American tanks gathered outside his office.

Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government" (tags)

Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government"

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?: (tags)

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?:

233 Attacks On US In Last Week Alone (tags)

BAGHDAD -- In a dramatic upsurge in attacks, resistance fighters destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush of multinational troops stationed south of the capital, US and coalition officials said yesterday.

Israel's Chief of Staff Denounces Policies Against Palestinians (tags)

"In the northern West Bank, Israeli troops shot and killed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy on Wednesday night during a confrontation in Nablus, Palestinian residents said."

Inmates Are Moved After Riot Kills 2 (tags)

SACRAMENTO — More than 130 inmates have been transferred out of a privately run state prison in eastern Riverside County after a weekend riot there left two convicts dead and tensions at the low-security lockup unusually high.

Let save lifes (tags)

a good outset

ACT NOW TO SAVE A LIFE! (tags)

Drug and alcohol addiction stops every day at Narconon Arrowhead. Below is an explanation of our program from the only source that matters -our students and their parents.

Looters Stole 6,000 Artifacts (tags)

The Glorious liberation of the Iraqi Oil Fields has resulted in the looting of a great treasure trove of knowledge. Of course the ignoratti supporting the Bush Junta don't get it. They are incapable of getting it.

PayPal = SpyPal (tags)

PayPal is not your buddy. It is another corrupt Corporate Suck-up. Please do not use PayPal.

ISRAEL'S 1967 WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST EGYPT, JORDAN AND SYRIA. (tags)

On the admission of many Israeli leaders, this war was the result of a long-planned, calculated aggression. It was undertaken in order to expand Israel's ocupation of Arab territories and not (as falsely claimed by Israeli apologists) as a pre-emptive strike to avoid annihilation.

The confinement of the elderly is legalized in Sweden (tags)

The confinement of the elderly is legalized in Sweden

Saving Private Lynch: Iraqi Doctors Tell a Different Story (tags)

Iraqi medical staff tell a different story than U.S. military 'We all became friends with her, we liked her so much'

Earth Day Cancelled by EPA (tags)

Why have an Earth Day when so much of the Earth as we knew it is gone?

OFFENSE AND DEFENSE (tags)

The battle between Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon.

KISSINGER SPACED OUT HOOVER SPY REPORT ON PERLE (tags)

...an FBI summary of a wiretap on the Israeli Embassy in which Richard N. Perle, an aide to Senator Henry Jackson, was overheard discussing classified information that had been supplied to him by someone on the National Security Council staff.

Radio Interview: Australian Business to withhold tax for peace (tags)

"Recently a member of staff said she didn't want her taxes to go to supporting this war against Iraq and since I was the person who paid the taxes could I do something about it. We had a staff meeting, and all thirteen staff and partners are completely in agreement with withholding tax for peace." Jenny Spinks

THE QUEEN IS DEAD - [BUT DON'T TELL THE PEASANTS] (tags)

Transgenders: Queen Mary Show Lounge, Studio City, closed February 23, without notice to patrons or employees after more than 40 years of hosting the TG community.

Why isn't the Bush dirty tricks campaign story in today's LA Times? (tags)

Are they reporters or stenographers? Actual impeachable offenses by the baby Bush admin.

The other side of the "What Really Happens" story (tags)

The detailed concerns of the corporation named in the previously installments of "What Really Happens at whatreallyhappened.com"

We REFUSE To Serve (tags)

We hereby declare that we shall not continue to fight this War of the Settlements. We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people.

512 Israeli Reservists REFUSE To Serve In The Territories (tags)

We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people. We hereby declare that we shall continue serving in the Israel Defense Forces in any mission that serves Israel’s defense. The missions of occupation and oppression do not serve this purpose – and we shall take no part in them.

What Racism? / What Truth? (tags)

* * * a commentary by Maria Gilardin regarding the ongoing power/passion play at Pacifica Radio's kpfK * * *

HEBRON : Palestinians ONLY Fire On Israeli Soldiers; NOT Jewish Worshippers! (tags)

"Gumen fired at security forces, not worshippers According to an initial investigation by the army, in contrast to a version of events given by the foreign ministry.." Haaretz

Guerrillas propose prisoner swap (tags)

The Colombian guerrilla organisation FARC-EP renews an offer to release a number of prominent politicians and a score of army and police officers. In return the FARC demands the release of all guerrillas captured by the government forces

"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)

Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened

Village Voice Media Takes Over LA Market (tags)

A memo from Village Voice Media CEO David Schneiderman's regarding the "the opportunity arose to consolidate and strengthen our position in LA" and a deal that "was just too attractive to pass up."

"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)

Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened

"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)

Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened. The Pacifica Radio Network, with five stations and numerous affiliates, has seen enough trouble over the last three years. It was left with a $4.8 million debt and in a state of organizational chaos by a corrupt board of directors that was mercifully removed last December by a determined army of reformers and four lawsuits.

Outwardly Progressive, Internally Corporate: Pacifica's Next Challenge (tags)

Internal problems at Pacifica stations still plague the network. While the major battle at Pacifica was won early this year, the war against a corporate style hierarchy is not over. It was this very hierarchy which enabled the General Managers to abuse their power within the stations in the first place. In order for meaningful change to occur, this structure should change, not just the personalities. Please see attached open letter by KPFK staff, highlighting problems and suggesting some solutions. (To add your name in solidarity, see directions below.)

Davis Vetoes "Just Dissent" bill! (tags)

Governor Davis vetoed the Just Dissent legislation.

Open Letter to KPFK Listening Community, Local Advisory Board, iPNB, KPFK management (tags)

KPFK staff write an open letter to the listeners and others, about the lack of workplace democracy at KPFK.

A Critical Look at the KPFK Emergency Summer Fund Drive (tags)

A Critical Look at KPFK's summer Fund drive reveals that new programming raised half as many funds per hour as regular programming.

Farmworkers turn up the heat on Gov. Davis (tags)

Farmworkers and their supporters are turning up the heat on Gov. Davis, who is threatening to veto an important bill. A report from an S13 action, with audio clips.

Another Bush on the pipe (tags)

Hey, I wonder what would happen to any of us -- mere plebians -- if we were found w/ a rock of crack cocaine while in detention. Suffice to say we'd be facing a long prison stay. NOT IF YOU"RE A FRIGGIN' BUSH. Can you say Noelle for president in 2024? (Oh yeah, Neil Bush, the pResident's brother (and friend of John Hinkley, and S & L scam artist), just got a divorce. Family values!)

Josh Ruebner of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel Speaks in LA (tags)

Josh Ruebner, Director and Co-Founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel (JPPI) to Los Angeles. Ruebner has just returned from leading a delegation of Congressional staffers--who were originally denied entry--to Israel/Palestine. Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) at 1:15 PM at the Peace Center, 8124 West Third Street (near Crescent Heights)

PCC Students, Faculty, Staff, & Community United May 2 (tags)

Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members unite at the May 2 PCC march.

Students, Faculty, Staff March at PCC May 2 (tags)

300 Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Members march in support of all workers and with a theme of unity.

May Day Protest at Pasadena City College: Dolores Huerta Supports Campus Labor (tags)

300 students, staff, and faculty march in solidarity with workers around the world on May 2.

ROY HURST NAMED INTERIM GENERAL MANAGER AT KPFK 90.7 FM (tags)

Veteran KPFK 90.7 FM Producer and Technical Director Roy Hurst was named interim general manager of the Los Angeles Pacifica affiliate station, following the departure of Steven Starr, whose 60-day commitment to the post has ended.

UNION BUSTING! In the Fund for Public Interest (tags)

One of the largest progressive non profits in the nation, is attempting to silence workers who tried to oganize a labor union!

Hip Hop Artists Aztlan Underground perform at KPFK protest, Friday (tags)

Hip Hop Artists Including Aztlan Underground and La Paz to Perform at Protest of Suspension of Program from KPFK 90.7 FM

Common Terrorist Threats (tags)

Please read the following educational piece about free speech. Then answer the following questions: 1. Were the student and the rapper fully cognizant of what they were doing when they made the threats? Explain. 2. Are people more comfortable with inflamatory language in the movies than in real life? Explain.

Democracy Now! Staff Suspended Without Pay (tags)

The crisis with Pacifica Radio’s flagship national news show, Democracy Now!, has gotten worse. Pacifica management has now suspended award-winning host Amy Goodman and the entire staff without pay.

Leid Harasses Democracy Now! (tags)

Sources say that minutes before air time this morning, and without explanation, interim general manager Utrice Leid once again threw Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! (DN) out of the master broadcast studio and into WBAI's Studio 3--a small, sub-standard broadcast space not suited to a national program.

Irate Listenners of WBAI Radio March Into Station (tags)

Outraged Listeners of WBAI Radio (99.5 FM) March Into Studio Protest Targets Rightward Political Turn in Programming and Attacks on Workers' Rights

Bush's Smear and Retreat Propaganda Tactics (tags)

After a coup, state-sponsored propaganda spoonfed to the media and masses is par for the course. Who cares if it was all totally fabricated, if the Bush administration broadcasted pure lies and GOP dupes and media swallowed it wholesale? That's how state-sponsored propaganda works! Hey, if it worked in the Soviet Union and Florida, it can work across the nation! The GOP's new motto: Don't just "get over it," get used to it!

LA Times turns it's back on local coverage (tags)

The L.A. Times has just ceased publication of Our Times sections covering neighborhood news in 14 Southland communities -- an all-too-typical example of how corporate media fail to serve real community needs. Activist and radio producer Karen Pomer is circulating the following open letter to the staff of Our Times Santa Monica, which IMC-LA is proud to reproduce.

LIFT THE MEDIA BLACKOUT! (tags)

LIFT THE VEIL! ENLIGHTEN THE NORTHEAST TO THE REALITY OF L.A.!

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