Sent: Tue, August 17, 2010 8:10:31 AM
Subject: Re: URGENT: Support Afrika Today on KPFA and Baba Walter Turner!!!
As a listener of KPFA since 1962, the station has some positives and negatives. On the positive it is a source of left of center information. But on the negative, I suspect it is an underground Zionist entity. They will tell us about Hamas and Hezbollah, but we never hear directly from Hamas and/or Hezbollah, and this includes that undergound Zionist Amy Goodman. KPFA does not escape Ishmael Reed's labeling as a Jim Crow Media. The majority of the programing is white supremacy in the guise of liberalism and/or radicalism. Their desire to move Walt Turner from Monday night is but a white supremacy move to get Africans off prime time. Greg Bridges informed me they shall be moving on his program as well, Transitions on Tradition, that follows Walt Turner on Monday nights. A brother who recently departed KPFA said he was leaving because it was a Cointelpro entity. There are definitely persons on the air who are suspected agent provocateurs. The station recently had to disclaim their remarks made on the air.
Yes, we need Walk Turner, but we need to move beyond Jim Crow media and its Nigger Breakers as Ishmael entitled his latest book: Obama and the Jim Crow Media, and the Nigger Breakers, Baraka Press, Canada. In short, whites are the minority in the world and shortly in the US, therefore the majority programing should be from ethnic groups who are non-white.
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Sent: Mon, August 16, 2010 10:48:26 PM
Subject: URGENT: Support Afrika Today on KPFA and Baba Walter Turner!!!
From: Runoko Rashidi
To: Runoko Rashidi
Sent: Sun, July 25, 2010 9:52:32 PM
Subject: [SOA] SUPPORT "AFRICA TODAY"
I am forwarding you this urgent message below from our Brother Walter Turner regarding a proposed program change from the KPFA's acting General Manager which would in short end brother Walter's ability to host the much needed "Africa Today" program. This could mean the end of this program as we know and depend on it as a media source for both local, national, and international news on the African Continent and the African Diaspora. We must support this Brother by writing the KPFA folks below and letting them know that we don't support their idea of the time change.
I ask you all both locally and out of the area to please take a small bit of your time and let these people know how we feel about losing that space and particularly our media scribe Brother Walter's ability to host this program. Brother Walter does not get paid for his effort of hosting this program so we are not talking about someone's job. This is this Brothers service to African People. Let's show a strong unity in this small but large segment of our struggle for uplifting our people.
Africa Today/ KPFA/ Your support is needed
From: Walter Turner Host/ Producer/Africa Today / KPFA
I am contacting you as a supporter and or long time listener of the
Program “Africa Today” on KPFA Radio in Berkeley, California.
AFRICA TODAY has been aired in various formats on KPFA Radio for more than 30 years. The initial host of Africa Today was Faraha Hayati and I have now hosted the program for more than 20 years.
I have been informed by Amelia Gonzalez, the Acting Assisitant General Manager of KPFA that there is a proposal to change the time slot of Africa Today from 7PM on Monday evenings to 11AM during a weekday. This time change will effectively end my ability to produce and host Africa Today.
I have attached a letter to the Acting Assistant General Mangager which explains my specific concerns regarding the proposed change and the impact that it will on my ability to host and produce the program.
Africa Today on KPFA is one of a very few national media programs that focuses on the Africa continent. Africa Today is a resource that our global community can not afford to lose. Please voice your support and work with others to voice collective support for the retention of Africa Today, in its current time slot, on KPFA Radio.
Please voice your individual and collective concerns to the following members of the KPFA administrative staff at your earliest convenience.
Amelia Gonzalez [ firstname.lastname@example.org)
Acting Asisting General Manager and Development Director
Ahmad Anderson ( email@example.com)
Interim General Manager
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