- Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:05
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In late 2009, I was elected to the WBAI Local Station Board. Unfortunately, the U.S. government had other ideas for my time and I was incarcerated for the next 4 years. (When first jailed in lower Manhattan, I tried to participate in major, non-urgent decisions by letter, but the board majority refused, so I resigned.) I survived my prison ordeal and am ready to run for the same important position on this policy-making board. I'm proud to do so with the WBAI Justice and Unity Campaign (www.justiceunity.org).
You may know that I was, for over 30 years, a People's Lawyer (so named by the late, great Professor Arthur Kinoy). I defended many social and political activists and causes. Now, after what was deemed my too-zealous representation of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, I am disbarred and on probation. My health is not robust but I know how to pace myself and I believe I can be an agent of change at WBAI.
- Published on Saturday, 15 August 2015 17:53
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WBAI STRUGGLE – Aug. 2015
From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign
1. WBAI Local Station Board Meeting: Wed., 8/12, 7pm, Harlem
2. Station Updates; Haiti March – Fri. 8/14, 9am
3. Why August is Not Just ”The Vacation Month”
4. Support CPRMetro.org
5. Other Community Events
1. WBAI Local Station Board Meeting – Wed. 8/12, 7pm
Join us at the Harlem ARC Senior Center, 120 West 140 St. btw. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds., Harlem 10030. Closest trains: 2/3 to 135th Street near the Schomburg Center (http://is.gd/JAKf2x); subway stop has elevator.
Public Comment is always on the agenda. Come out and speak up!
Except for a brief interruption in the second half of 2012 for more than 6 years the station has had interims or no one serving in the Program Director position. Although the general consensus is that “No program direction = Death of a station”, for years the ACE board majority blocked the creation of a search committee for a permanent Program Director.
They’re still futzing around: boycotting meetings (May), feigning group amnesia (June),
and demonstrating democratic principles by choosing the committee’s staff reps themselves (July), but elections to the committee are on the meeting agenda, so please come out and help them get serious about the need to keep WBAI alive by growing it! (larger photos on next page and more)
- Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 02:42
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WBAI Community Updates & Station News - July 2015
WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign
1. Local Station Board News & Updates: Meetings, Elections, Your Turn to Serve
2. WBAI Program Notes: Hugh Hamilton, Haiti Show
3. Justice for the Wrongfully Incarcerated – Sat. 7/25, 1pm, Harlem
4. Million People’s March for Justice – Sat. 7/25, 12 Noon, Newark
5. Tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke – Sun. 7/26, 3pm, Bklyn
1. LOCAL STATION BOARD NEWS & UPDATES
Elections for half the seats on the Local Station Board (LSB) will soon be underway. Nominations are open through July 26. Learn more here: http://elections.pacifica.org/
A Station Can’t Live Without a Program Director:
AT LAST, the board majority is allowing a search for a permanent Program Director. There are openings for 2 staff members and 2 listener members who are NOT on the LSB. The application receipt deadline is August 5, 2015. Details here: http://www.wbai.org/articles.php?article=2742
2. WBAI PROGRAM NOTES
a. HUGH HAMILTON IS BACK! Well, kinda…
You can hear Hugh Hamilton in a 7:10am Thursday segment. It ain’t what it used to be but, for now, we’ll take it.
b. THE HAITI SHOW IS BACK!
“Lanbi Call” (named for the conch shell used to rally freedom-fighting enslaved Africans in Haiti) alternates with “Asia Pacific Forum” on Mondays at 9pm (next scheduled for Aug. 10). Currently Dominicans thought to be of Haitian ancestry are being stripped of their citizenship and bullied and forced off the eastern part of the 2-nation island into a Haiti still not recovered from the 2010 earthquake or its aftermath. Yet on July 13, the newly restored program about the internal challenges and external exploitation of the first free African nation in the West was pre-empted from one of its two monthly airings for a pre-recorded fundraising pitch.