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Day of Outrage for Democracy Now! 8-28-01

Protest locations:
NEW YORK (WBAI 99.5 FM),
7:30 10 a.m., 120 Wall Street, NYC
BERKELEY (KPFA 94.1 FM)
8:30 a.m. KPFA, 1929 MLK Jr. Way
LOS ANGELES (KPFK 90.7 FM)
7 - 10 a.m. demonstration, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, N. Hollywood
WASHINGTON, DC (WPFW 89.3 FM)
9 a.m. demonstration, 2390 Champlain Street, NW;
HOUSTON (KPFT 90.1 FM)
(time??) 419 Lovett Street.

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From: Bob Lederer
ledererbob@usa.net
Subject: Day of Outrage for Democracy Now!

What follows is the text of a flyer, hard copies of which are available at the Pacifica Campaign office (646-230-9588), and a downloadable version of which will (I believe) soon be available at www.wbaiaction.org. If you need a laid-out version right away, email Bob Lederer at ledererbob@usa.net and I'll send it as an attached file in Microsoft Word.

Separately, please note (at the end of this email) the phone/fax/email campaign against the Pacifica Board.

Help spread the word!

Bob Lederer
fired and banned WBAI producer
Action Committee, Concerned Friends of WBAI
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NATIONAL DAY of OUTRAGE for DEMOCRACY NOW!

Tuesday, August 28, 2001
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m

To demand the return of Democracy Now! to WBAI

Where: Outside the offices of WBAI
120 Wall St., New York
Directions: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St.; N, R to Rector
For info, contact (800) 825-0055 or (646) 230-9588

Since the Christmas Coup, December 22, 2000, twenty-fiour (24) progressive producers have been fired, banned, removed or driven from listener-sponsored station WBAI. In recent weeks, Polk-award winning journalist Robert Knight was banished from the airwaves after more than 20 years at the station. Now, after months of verbally harassing Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! crew, station management has escalated the abuse-it has become physical. To feel safe, the Democracy Now! crew has moved to another working space. Yet Pacifica's management continues the harassment, citing the crew as insubordinate and suspending them because they refuse to work where they are subject to daily attacks. The Democracy Now staff is now being supported by its union, AFTRA, in its demand for a safe workplace.

On August 28, listeners and activists will rally peacefully and legally at various sites across the country to insist that Pacifica cease and desist its aggressive strong-arm tactics. And they will demand the IMMEDIATE RESIGNATIONS of rogue Pacifica National Board members Valrie Chambers, Bob Farrell, Ken Ford, Wendell Johns, Bert Lee and John Murdock.

Pacifica Campaign www.pacificacampaign.org
Concerned Friends of WBAI www.wbaiaction.org

(Labor donated)

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From the Pacifica Campaign:
PHONE/FAX/EMAIL CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE NATIONAL BOARD

Please call, fax, e-mail or mail the individuals listed below. Contact them as many times possible until you feel that your voice has been heard. Your phone calls are important. Keep the message straightforward, no profanity or name calling. Demand the immediate dismissals of Pacifica Executive Director Bessie Wash and WBAI station manager Utrice Leid. The Pacifica Campaign will organize a national call in for Tuesday, August 28.

WHO TO CONTACT
Pacifica Board Vice Chair Ken Ford
Tel: 800-368-5242 ext. 228
Tel: (301) 350-6388
Fax: 202-822-0369
E-mail: kenfordpacifica@aol.com, kford@nahb.com

Ken Ford's boss at the National Association of Home Builders:
Jerry Howard, CEO 800-368-5242 ext. 257
E-mail: jhoward@nahb.com
Ask that the NAHB's Ken Ford resign from the Pacifica Board today

Pacifica Board member Valerie Chambers
Tel: 361-825-6012 Fax: 281-655-0266
E-mail: Valrie.Chambers@mail.tamucc.edu, valriechambers@aol.com

Pacifica Board member Wendell L. Johns
Tel: 202-752-5355 Fax: 202-752-4281
E-mail: wendell_L_johns@fanniemae.com

Pacifica Board member Bob Farrell
Tel: 310-514-2052
E-mail: alfigo@aol.com Cut the below list of email addresses, paste it into the To: line of your email composition form. Also go to: www.progressiveportal.org/letters/pacifica/resign/

jspacifica@aol.com, uleid@escape.com, sypacifica@aol.com, kford@nahb.com, KenFordPacifica@aol.com, jmurdock@ebglaw.com, wendell_L_johns@fanniemae.com, Alfigo@aol.com, valriechambers@aol.com, Valrie.Chambers@mail.tamucc.edu, jhoward@nahb.com, bsmith@nahbofficer.com, pacificacampaign@yahoo.com


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