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About the lawsuits

From: siddharta5@y...
Date: Sun Oct 21, 2001 11:49 am
Subject: Carol and the Lawsuit to Save Pacifica

Friends, (sorry, I cleaned up the attachment and added a title)

I have sometimes been critical of Carol Spooner on this discussion board. I had found it difficult to understand her and interpretated her sometimes laconic answers to mean she had a hidden agenda. Wednesday evening, I was quite attentive in the front row.

I have to admit I was wrong. Ms. Spooner is an unassuming person that you could easily pass by not knowing she is now a household name in the Free Pacifica movement. I was not too concerned about the legal niceties of the lawsuits by which we all are feeling sometimes stumped. She, instead, chose to recall how, at the age of 15, she had been drawn to the alternative and progressive message of KPFA. When she had realized that the thugs had taken over Pacifica and her dear radio station, she decided to use every means at her disposal to try to save what she considered a life line to people of conscience. She said of Pacifica Radio that, so many times, she had heard a speech, a tune or a poem and had to pull over her car to the side of the road because tears blinded her eyes.

At that moment, I realized what Carol was about. As a true Pacifican, she could never give up on the message of Lew Hill and others that she had so completely internalized. Many of us know exactly how she feels. I appeal to you to contribute all you can to help fund the lawsuit, which may well be the last chance to save the Pacifica we know should live on. Below is some information from Jamie Ross, from CF Rockland on where to send the money.

Fred (I have tried to attach a zip file with some photos from the benefit, but it's too large. I asked Pete to post on the CF website) www.wbaiaction.org

Funding the lawsuits:

> One more message on Carol Spooner and the lawsuits--there is a matching fund set up so that all contributions to the listener lawsuit through 10/20 will be doubled! So, if you are considering making a contribution, now would be an advantageous time. (If you've already made one, great! Sorry for being a pest.) Note that this offer only extends to the listener suit, which receives contributions through the two organizations listed below, the Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board and the Marin Health Fund/Public Media Initiative. The third fund, Vanguard, which is worthy and supports all the suits, is not included in the matching offer, I think. Since it is the listener suit that has the greatest expenses at this point, however, it makes sense to contribute to it alone via the first two funds.
> to make a contribution, you can mail it, give on-line via credit card, or hand it to Carol in person tonight (Thursday)--she will be at WESPAC, 255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, White Plains from 7-9 pm. It's easier to give on-line through the Marin Health Fund than the Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board.
> Carol estimates that it will take $250,000 more than what they have now to get through to trial. These suits may well be our best chance to recover Pacifica--that's why the big fundraising push. So let's boycott the WBAI fund drive and instead fund the suits.
> Jamie
> Dear All -- A generous donor has offered to match dollar-for-dollar -- up to $10,000 -- all gifts to the listeners' lawsuit legal funds (Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board or Marin Health Fund/Public Media Initiative)
> that we receive through Saturday, October 20th. This is to encourage many of you to write checks and hand them to me while I'm in New York next week!
> Of course, you can still mail or give on-line. Addresses are at the bottom of this bulletin. Thank you! --Carol Spooner
> There are 2 funds supporting the listeners' suit -- tax-deductible & non-tax deductible. If you don't itemize your taxes or don't need the deduction, please choose the non-tax deductible option in order to save us a small administrative overhead fee. Thanks!
> NON TAX-DEDUCTIBLE gifts to legal fund can be made payable and mailed to:
> Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board
> 1136 Wild Rose Drive
> Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
> or on-line through Paypal go to http://www.paypal.com/. You will need to give them our email address: wildrose@p...
> Or ... TAX DEDUCTIBLE gifts in any amount can be made payable and mailed to:
> Marin Health Fund/Public Media Initiative (you can abbreviate: "MHF/PMI") P.O. Box 5402
> Mill Valley, CA 94942.
> You will receive tax deduction receipt from them. Also, the MHF/Public Media Initiative has a special account to receive gifts of stock in support of our lawsuit. For details contact Linda Remy at mhf1982@p... They can receive gifts on line at Web Page:
> http://www.marinhealthfund.org/pmi.html Follow the links to the Guide Star page, and the hit "donate Now." Make sure to enter "Public Media Initiative" in the space for "specific fund or purpose." Thank you!

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