- Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 02:42
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WBAI Community Updates & Station News - July 2015
WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign, www.justiceunity.org
1. Justice for the Wrongfully Incarcerated – Sat. 7/25, 1pm, Harlem
2. Million People’s March for Justice – Sat. 7/25, 12Noon, Newark
3. Tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke – Sun. 7/26, 3pm, Bklyn
4. WBAI Program Notes: Hugh Hamilton, Haiti Show
5. Local Station Board News & Updates: Meetings, Elections,
Your Turn to Serve
- Published on Sunday, 12 July 2015 16:33
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Future of Peace & Justice Radio At Stake
Lynne Stewart Will Head Justice & Unity's Candidate Slate
Members of advocacy groups that organize for workers’ rights, human rights, tenant rights, anti-racism, release of political prisoners, prison reform and /or ending mass incarceration, etc. are regularly heard on WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM. While most non-profits solicit contributions, WBAI is not “just” another competitor for your donations, but an amplifier of those movements.
The station facilitates the distribution of information about struggles and victories and allows for engaging dialogue and debate about the issues of the day. We think it’s important to strengthen this radio station and ask that you adjust your finances in order to support WBAI.
Your membership will provide much-needed financial support and importantly, it will make you eligible to vote in this summer’s election for WBAI’s Local Station Board. (Only those who have volunteered 3 hours or contributed at least $25 in the year ending July 14, 2015 will have voting rights.) The local board SHAPES THE STATION’S DIRECTION, with a role in selecting and evaluating the station’s management and reviewing its budget and spending.
Much is at stake about the station’s path forward, both in surviving a difficult financial climate and in determining how and whether to strengthen its coverage of the critical movements for progressive change and the major problems facing us, including active and passive racial hatred and discriminatory and abusive systems like the schools and police organizations.
In order to advance efforts to keep WBAI strong on both counts, the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign is assembling a slate of dynamic, diverse, anti-racist, community-involved candidates to run for seats on the board – headed by People’s Lawyer and former political prisoner Lynne Stewart. By becoming a member, you will have a say in who gets elected.
You can become a member by contributing at least $25 via credit or debit card, no later than July 14 at 10 PM, by going to: www.give2wbai.org or calling 212-209-2950 (the number is open 24/7).
WBAI Justice and Unity Campaign
Inclusion on all sides of the microphone
- Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 21:11
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PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD RESOLUTION: END RACE-HATE
Whereas, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, nine people – Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson – were engaged in the act of prayer when they were murdered in the “Mother” Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a self-identified white supremacist, and
Whereas, the AME denomination came into existence as a specific rejection of racially discriminatory treatment and is known for their commitment to social justice, and
Whereas, the Pacifica mission requires us to help build “a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this Foundation to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms”, and
Whereas racial hatred plays a large part in the oppression of peoples around the world including in the retroactive de-nationalization of Dominicans of Haitian ancestry and the expulsion of Haitian people from the Dominican Republic, be it hereby resolved that
The Pacifica National Board calls upon foundation broadcasters to utilize the airwaves to present programming that identifies, analyzes, and reduces this destructive element.
Passed without objection by the Pacifica National Board.
(KPFT Director Teresa Allen registered her abstention.)
June 25, 2015