Democracy Now! in Exile Still
Banned from Four Pacifica Stations
DN! Fundraiser with Amy Goodman and Danny Glover in LA
Sat., December 1, 2001
See DN!'s new website at http://democracynow.org
Editor's note: On Tuesday, January 15, 2002 DN finally returned to all five sister stations in the Pacifica group but it still operates outside of the main broadcasting studio located at 120 Wall Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
The Pacifica National Board resolved when it met in northern Virginia on November19th to return Democracy Now ! to the airwaves at all Pacifica stations. Almost two weeks later, the show remains banned. The embattled and dysfunctional Board majority seems unable even to implement its own decisions. We believe the holdup is coming from their top-tier lawyer Greg Craig, who many will recall represented Bill Clinton during the impeachment trial and the father of Elian Gonzalez. He also represented the notorious Mevs family of Haiti while they were attempting to block the return of President Aristide to power after the coup, and who was also listed as among Williams and Connolly attorneys who represented the government of Guatemala in 1999.
Editor's note: Interestingly, according to Noam Chomsky, when President Aristide was returned to Haiti, he sat in his palace and had no power at all.
Since Amy Goodman and the DN! staff left WBAI in NYC on August 13, 2001, due to unsafe working conditions that have been identified as such by the President of AFTRA, the 80,000-member union that represents them, the program has been kept off the airwaves at KPFK, KPFT, WPFW and WBAI. Demonstrating incredible worker solidarity and community control, KPFA in Berkeley has carried Democracy Now! in Exile (DN!x), and even manages to distribute the show over Pacifica's satellite system to community stations from Maine to Hawaii. (They have also dumped Pacifica Network News and carry in its place Free Speech Radio News, the daily newscast of the striking Pacifica reporters.) See the DN! website for radio and television stations that are carrying the show. You can also make a donation to DN! through that site.
Democracy Now! in Exile Fundraiser - Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001
Webcast Live - Info below
Democracy Now! in Exile's War and Peace Report
Hits the Big-Screen in LA...
Danny Glover, actor/activist
Amy Goodman, award-winning host of Democracy Now! in Exile
Live Music: Aztlan Underground and Quetzal
Video Screening of Democracy Now! in Exile's War and Peace
Plus current, banned and/or fired hosts from KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio
Roy of Hollywood -Something's Happening
Fidel Rodriguez -Seditious Beats
Ron Wilkins -Continent to Continent
Don Bustany -Middle East in Focus
Blase Bonpane -Focus on the Americas
Arturo Lemus -Colectivo Latinoamericano
Robin Urevich -formerly of Pacifica Network News now with Free Speech Radio News
Update on Pacifica Radio Crisis:
Bernard White, Fired/Banned Program Director, WBAI
Dan Coughlin, Pacifica Campaign, former Pacifica Network News Director
David Adelson, Chair KPFK's Local Advisory Board
Saturday, December 1, 2001 7:30 - 10:00 PM
The First Baptist Church 760 S. Westmoreland Ave.
(1 Block E. of Vermont Ave., 2 Blocks S. of Wilshire Boulevard)
$10-$20 suggested donation no one will be turned away
Parking available behind Southwestern Law School (formerly Bullocks Wilshire) on Wilshire Place between Wilshire and 7th Street, Parking Fee: $5.00
For more info call (323) 878-5680
All Proceeds to Support the Continued Production of the War and Peace Report
To find out where you can hear and view Democracy Now! in Exile's 'War and Peace Report' go to: http://democracynow.org
Live event webcast provided by regenerationtv.net and wbix.org, WBAI
Radio in Exile. Look for webcast info at: to x
http://la.indymedia.org LA Independent Media Center
http://www.regenerationtv.net/amygoodman.html Regeneration TV
http://www.wbix.org WBAI Radio in Exile
51 MacDougal St., #80
New York, NY 10012