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Democracy Now! motion denied 8-23-01

From: Carol Spooner
Subject: UPDATE - Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board
Date sent: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 20:20:36 -0700

August 24, 2001

Dear All --
Well, as I feared, the judge ruled against us on our emergency motion re Democracy Now! The ruling came out late yesterday afternoon. But I'm a sore loser <grin> so it has taken me 24 hours to be in a frame of mind to write this.

We do need to get this judge's attention, and get him to understand that they are destroying Pacifica employee by employee, program by program, and station by station -- just like you can take a building down brick by brick. What we are trying to do is to preserve what is left until we can get to trial -- there comes a time when the whole building will collapse if you take away one more brick.

I do think that his reading our papers and documents about the Democracy Now! situation will help him to get it, to see the pattern of destruction, when he is considering the new motions we filed this week. Those motions will be decided on September 13th. It is really important that we stop the "board packing" elections now set for a board meeting on September 19th. If he lets them do that, then the destruction will only continue at an excellerated pace, I'm afraid.

Meanwhile, I feel like we're in a surreal science fiction battle with alien insects from outer space ... kind of like the "Borg" from Star Trek who keep repeating over and over again "RESISTANCE IS FUTILE" and who have no understanding of who we are or what values motivate us. That, finally, is their greatest weakness. They have always underestimated us.

--Carol Spooner
Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board
(sponsoring the "listeners' lawsuit")

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