Friday, November 18, 2016

The grim wannabe reapers


We have seen it dangling, but now the other shoe has been dropped. Remember when Siegel and Wilkinson secretly registered a new KPFA foundation? Well, these snakes did not fool anyone, but the veil has been lifted and the scattered pieces are forming a disturbing picture. The theories some of us voiced, concluding that Reimers and others were, deliberately kept in place as wreckers rather than builders, now seem plausible.  

Here is Tracy Rosenberg's take on this:

The drift seems to be that if the PNB does not either swap out WBAI's license, give KPFA's broadcast license and 40% of your real estate assets to these people at a fraction of  their value and/or allow some unidentified group of "core people" to unilaterally rewrite the foundation bylaws, they intend to sue to dissolve the Pacifica Foundation. 

(Not merely sue to attempt to have the foundation follow its bylaws).

Since dissolving the foundation and/or buying its assets at 10 cents on the dollar is by definition contrary to the best interests of the Foundation, it would seem directors may need to invoke Article 4 Section 9 of the Pacifica bylaws and remove any delegates involved in "the crisis group" by a 2/3 directors vote. They may also need to look at the employees and volunteers involved in the blackmail attempt by the crisis group. 


Delegates proclaiming that you must give them your assets or they will sue to have you dissolved is not a tenable situation. 

And here is the proposal in PDF form:

Dissolution of Pacifica.

12 comments:

  1. Pacifica would be better to simply try and sell a station than fall for this crap. At least they could make more money.

    SDL

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    1. Who is Pacifica? These crooks form the majority on the PNB, so are they not Pacifica, in a sense? There is a reason why they want/need to get this done before they lose that majority.... their clock is ticking rather loud these days.

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    2. At this point in time, yes. It's just hard to believe that WBAI was THE most important station in the network at one time, and kept the other afloat with loans.

      SDL

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    3. Given its location, WBAI should have remained the most important Pacifica station.

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  2. (JustAListener)

    Well no more worrying about cancelled programs, unsent premiums or other station foibles.
    But keep sending in those donations!

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  3. One consideration here if I understand the situation at all clearly is that as I understand it officers and board members are no longer insured. That will leave them extremely vulnerable.

    ~ ‘indigopirate’

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  4. bob law ... another one that is basically incapable of talking about anything other than race and skin color . Byrd must be so proud !

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    1. The respect I once had for Byrd is long gone. There is something about the foul air at WBAI that breeds pseudo black nationalism and hypocrisy.

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  5. The only Byrd I like was Robert Byrd.

    KGT

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    1. Glad to see that you have admitted you are bigot.

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    2. I am not a racist. I hate all minority groups the same. I don't hate any one of them more than any other. So how can I be a racist? Also, I have a Black Lab; I not only live with a black woman, I sleep in the same bed with a black woman. Also, my favorite singer is an African-American- Al Jolson.

      KGT

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  6. Listened to RPM this morning (one of the rare times I listened to him) say there would be a December beg-a-thon. He also said Reimers claimed the last one was a success. Yeah...

    SDL

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