MEMOIR FROM A LONG TIME VOLUNTEER AT PACIFICA FOUNDATION-KPFK 90.7 FM

WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING at PACIFICA RADIO TODAY ? by Bella De Soto Pacifica Radio is possibly the last Non-Commercial Broadcasting Radio Bastion on the FM dial! I first joined Pacifica-KPFK 90.7 FM Radio Station in 1995, when I sent my $25.00 annual membership subscription check. Since then, I have been involved as a volunteer with KPFK through different committees of the LSB-Local Station Board.  But these LSB Committees were not [...]

Free Assange!

End Prosecution of Julian Assange - Defend Journalists & Whistleblowers By Chris Garaffa https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/01/24/tribunal-in-washington-calls-on-president-biden-to-end-prosecution-of-julian-assange-and-to-defend-rights-of-journalists-and-whistleblowers/ Nearly 13 years after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released the video Collateral Murder exposing the brutal and intentional killing of Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists, over 150 people packed the same room in the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the Belmarsh Tribunal. January 20th’s sitting was the third of the Tribunal, following events in London [...]

LAPD Chief Moore Must Go!

Tell Mayor Bass: Chief Moore Must Go by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action As Change-Links was going to press, LA Chief of Police Michel Moore filed a request for re-appointment to a second five-year term, and newly-elected Mayor Karen Bass announced that she would be meeting with him to discuss it. Moore was first appointed in 2018, supported by the Police Commission (which rubber-stamps almost everything the LAPD and its chief do). Last [...]

48,000 Striking UC Grad Workers win Bittersweet Contract

Striking graduate students at the campuses of the University of California ended their strike with contract agreements between two UAW locals representing teaching assistants and graduate student researchers with hefty percentage agreements. But a split arose between workers at different campuses, some of whom rejected the deal overwhelmingly while the majorities across the multi-campus system approved the settlement. Many felt that their own union, UAW, had sold them out. UAW hired Brightline [...]

Starbucks Workers United Strike at 100 Stores Nationwide

Starbucks Workers United Strike at 100 Stores Nationwide by Mike Elk, PayDayReport.com Nationwide, workers at over 100 Starbucks stores walked out on a three-day-long strike in December. The strike comes as Starbucks has been cited multiple times by NLRB for refusing to bargain a first union contract with the workers. “Starbucks sent a clear message when they closed the Broadway and Denny store,” Michelle Eisen, a Buffalo-based barista who has been a [...]

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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022)

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022) By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson   Revolution won't happen in Virtual space The oppressed communities, Where it must take place. For all the Social media clout chasers GoFundMe grifters Mass line fakers Political shape shifters And Posturing pixies In costumes From the 60s. The people's struggle Won't be made with your mouth, Where the people live Is where shit plays out. You can't impose Things you [...]

The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma”

The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma” by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Photo: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meets in Lodz, Poland, on December 1, 2022. Photo credit: OSCE On December 27 2022, both Russia and Ukraine issued calls for ending the war in Ukraine, but only on non-negotiable terms that they each know the other side will reject. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kuleba proposed a [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal may Win New Trial

Surprise Victory for Mumia by PrisonRadio.org In a shocking reprieve, Judge Lucretia Clemons on Dec. 16 ordered the DA to open up all of their files to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defense team. Judge Clemons stayed her prior “intent to dismiss” notice. She stated she would rule in 60-90 days on Mumia’s request for a new trial. Speaking directly to all parties from the bench, she said “I do not want to return to [...]

Dynamic New Programming, Newscast on KPFK 90.7 Pacifica Radio

KPFK, listener-sponsored Pacifica community radio for Los Angeles and all of Southern California, is refreshing its programming schedule, adding new more radical, community-based, solution-oriented programming, and launching a locally produced newscast for the first time in over a decade. Anti-racist, anti-war, and anti-capitalist viewpoints are taking center stage in a new morning mix radio magazine. The station is bringing back some other important voices from communities of color that have been missing [...]

Poetry Corner: From “The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel” by Oso Blanco (Byron Shane Chubbuck)

I Am the Soul   I am the voice you cannot stop, the vibration your oppression never caught. I am the song for the Zapatistas, soothing the soul por vida. I pass through their vista down into the streets, all across the barrios, they see no man, yet hear me all around.   The voice, the voice. The song without end, the song without end. I am the voice you cannot stop, [...]

Books: No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches

No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis Shane Burley (Editor); Tal Lavin (Foreword); David Renton (Afterword) Publisher: AK Press  https://akpress.org Format: Book Binding: pb Pages: 564 Released: October 25, 2022 ISBN-13: 9781849354820   Now available for preorder. Order your copy now and receive a ¡No Pasarán! enamel pin with your copy. Both will ship as soon as the book is released! ¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that [...]

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