Justice & Unity 2017

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Lynne Stewart Memorial; Tribute to Elombe Brath; Louis Reyes Rivera's "Jazz in Jail"

April 16th 2017

WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign - April 2017 1. Lynne Stewart Memorial - Sat., Apr. 22 - 2:30-7 PM 2. Black is Beautiful: A Tribute to Elombe Brath - open til Apr. 29 3. Louis Reyes Rivera's "Jazz in Jail" - Book Celebration/Reading - Sat., Apr. 29 - 2 PM *************************************** _1) Lynne Stewart Memorial Event - Sat., Apr. 22_ Join Lynne's family & Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Hon. Charles Barron, Jeff Mackler, Pam Africa, Father Lawrence Lucas, Ralph Schoenman, Jess Sundin, Rev. Allison, ...Continue Reading

WBAI TODAY: LSB Rpt 4-6; Lynne Stewart rememb. 6-6:30

March 13th 2017

LSB Report TODAY: Mon. 3/13, 4–6 PM A note from Cerene Roberts This afternoon from 4-6pm, there will be a Local Station Board (LSB) Report. The 4 LSB officers (all members of the Indy Caucus-ACE group) will be on from 4-5pm and 3 Pacifica National Board members, aka “Directors”, among whom I am the only member of the Justice & Unity Campaign, will be on from 5-6pm. You can listen at 99.5FM or www.wbai.org/playernew.html and call in on the air at (347) 335-0818. It will be archived under the 4pm and 5pm shows of ...Continue Reading

Lynne Stewart - Presente! Wake & memorial service

March 8th 2017

*** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY *** Long live People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart! It is with tremendous sadness that we tell you that our beloved Lynne Stewart passed on peacefully Tuesday night around 6 PM at home with her husband Ralph Poynter and other family members. She was 77. *We love you, Lynne!* Thank you for all you gave to oppressed peoples and freedom fighters! As longtime activist attorney Joan Gibbs wrote, "Rest in peace, power and love, my dear sister Lynne Stewart." Wake: Fri., March 10 from 2-9 PM ...Continue Reading

Lynne Stewart in dire health - Send her love and donations!

March 5th 2017

A message from Bob Lederer - Please forward widely and share Facebook post to encourage donations Ralph Poynter told me the following very sad news last night, and has authorized me to distribute it publicly: Our beloved People's Champion (and WBAI Local Station Board member) Lynne Stewart suffered a major stroke last Wednesday, the latest complication from the cancer that has now spread throughout her body and invaded her brain. She is resting comfortably at home and is not in pain, but can only speak sporadically. H ...Continue Reading

Lynne Stewart in dire health - Send her love and donations!

March 5th 2017

(A message from Bob Lederer) Ralph Poynter told me the following very sad news last night, and has authorized me to distribute it  publicly: Our beloved People's Champion (and WBAI Local Station Board member) Lynne Stewart suffered a major stroke last Wednesday, the latest complication from the cancer that has now spread throughout her body and invaded her brain. She is resting comfortably at home and is not in pain, but can only speak sporadically. Her doctor has said she does not have much time left. Ralph and ...Continue Reading

Lynne Stewart in dire health - Send her love!

March 5th 2017

** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY **  A message from Bob Lederer Ralph Poynter told me the following very sad news last night, and has authorized me to distribute it publicly: Our beloved People's Champion Lynne Stewart suffered a major stroke last Wednesday, the latest complication from the cancer that has now spread throughout her body and invaded her brain. She is resting comfortably at home and is not in pain, but can only speak sporadically. Her doctor has said she does not have much time left. Ralph and Sister Bett ...Continue Reading

Upcoming Community Events

March 4th 2017

Upcoming Community Events*  * Sat., March 4, 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30) NYC Labor Chorus Spring Performance Peoples’ Voice Café Community Church of New York (Unitarian-Universalist) 40 E. 35th St. (bet. Park & Madison Ave.) Manhattan Community Church is fully accessible $20 requested donation, no one turned away for inability to pay  This is one of the premier choral groups celebrating the history and struggle of working people for 25 years.  www.nyclc.org, www.peoplesvoicecafe.org Tues., ...Continue Reading

WBAI STRUGGLE – February 2017, Vol. 2

February 25th 2017

*** Please Forward Widely *** WBAI STRUGGLE – February 2017, Vol. 2 From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign 1. Pacifica Updates: Violating the Bylaws and Good Sense 2. Events: Celebrating Elombe Brath; Claiming Home: HDFC Education, Keeping the TIL Promise; and more ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ [*]An hour before it was due to start, there was an announcement that last night’s PNB meeting was cancelled. Just as well… since it was improperly noticed and they’re up to no good. Pacifica Update: ...Continue Reading

WBAI STRUGGLE – February 2017

February 20th 2017

*** Please Forward Widely *** WBAI STRUGGLE – February 2017 From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign 1. Station Updates: If you listen, you have a reason to give 2. Local Station Board Updates 3. Loving Your Neighbor and Your ‘Hood: Saving Sybil Ward’s Home 4. Stand Up for Political Prisoners: Mumia, Seth Hayes, Zolo Azania ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 1. Station Updates There are always disagreements at WBAI and among the larger Pacifica family over what should be done, by whom and when. But ...Continue Reading

Another Attempted Coup in Pacifica: 8:30pm LISTEN TONIGHT

February 16th 2017

TONIGHT AT 8:30PM ET, THE “NEW” PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD IS SET TO MEET. YOU CAN LISTEN HERE: https://kpftx.org Background on last week's meeting: On Friday, February 10, 2017, the Indy Caucus-ACE group and it’s national allies who primarily operate under the fiscal blanket of the Los Angeles-based Social Uplift Foundation met, via conference call, as if under the auspices of the Pacifica National Board in violation of the Pacifica Foundation Bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order (RROR) that we are required to use. Af ...Continue Reading

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