Friday, December 23, 2016
KPFK - Pacifica - to Not Pay More to sustain if elections invaid ?
This is a quoted Repost from Dec 21,2016 at
”Many Pacifica in Exile readers have written to this publication over the past two and a half years describing their anguish and difficulty deciding whether or not to continue financially supporting the organization despite deep distress at the actions of the Siegel/Brazon majority since their March 2014 coup. Pacifica In Exile has always advised donations continue, due to financial fragility and the potential ability of members to fix the mess by exercising democratic voting rights.
“But with the Siegel/Brazon board majority’s actions this week to de-recognize and de-certify every election result contrary to their continued dominance, and the continuing and acute decline in the integrity of the network, we no longer feel unethical behavior can or should be enabled.
“In the age of Trump, the deliberate weakening of the biggest progressive media network in the country by botched audits, grant forfeiture, misuse of restricted funds, abrogation of member voting rights, premium theft, and copyright abuse should no longer be tolerated. We can’t afford to have the only mass media infrastructure in the United States free of corporate or government ownership
“Therefore, we are asking Pacifica members to say enough is enough and that they will not participate in year-end giving or the upcoming January/February fund drive cycle unless and until the rot is cleaned out.
“We are asking for the immediate resignation and permanent severing from Pacifica governance of every single national board member who did not vote affirmatively on the national board against decertifying the 2016 election results and the invalidation of the two WBAI directors elections in defiance of basic voting rights. You can sign on to the Get the Rot Out Strike here.
“….The local [KPFA Berkeley] board says they intend to sue to dissolve the Pacifica Foundation if the assets are not voluntarily handed over. LSB chair Carole
Travis relayed that preliminary contact had been made with actor Peter Coyote to
headline the effort to forcibly extract the assets into Wilkinson’s new nonprofit at
a fraction of their value."
[emphases not in original...this is end of quote reposted here ]
COMMENTS FOUND ELSEWHERE
a comment found from Dec 23, 2016 – re “Catch 22” at
"Notice how elections sound similar in USA and elsewhere globally too, to what “invalidated” results are occurring at Pacifica stations ? Wonder why these ‘coincidences’ are happening in similar earth time zones now… hmmm..
Votes are not what is counted validly but manipulations, power plays, bluffs, and games-politicians-prefer predominate, both all over This Country [as it is]and Pacifica Boards too.
And cronyism ? well, let’s call it “friends helping friends, of course !” instead.
Exclusive groupings prevail.
Elite positions of power-taking are the new Normal. and ‘changes they are a’happenin’ wildly and in extremes.
So what else is new ‘the rest of us’ need to adapt to or revise ?
Oh, the words muttered by usurpers are denials of what their actions reveal. And the tactics are tricky.
Ploys are not playful but power-mongering. And most amazing is that the few who act dishonorably and dishonesty do “get away with all they do, too !”
And that there are no other Authorities to *Enforce* that all set bylaws, govt federal and local laws, and rules, are followed ?
No one is minding the chickens-hawks so they are emptying the coop ?" (c) 2016 btt