Your knew it was coming....
Announcing the new forum Operation FREE SPEECH:
Our goal is to educate the public and radio community about KBOO's toxic situation. If there's a solution, great. If there isn't, then at least these slime balls can't continue their act in the progressive community.
We will continue to give news updates, but the option is there for readers to participate more actively in planning, writing or even organizing actions. Posting is possible as guests or registered, but a couple boards can only be accessed with registration. Also to start threads requires registration(need a check back on that?).
This blog has many assets, but it has the same limitations as all the "Inner Party" propaganda organs: it's a one way street. To really get the word out people need a platform to explore their own ideas. This is certainly not the only way to do it, but it's one way. Considering until recently dissenters from the "Inner Party" had no ways, it puts people a little ahead of the game.
Threads with news most readers have come to expect:
General Radio news:http://operationfreespeech.boards.net/board/16/news
Latest KBOO news: http://operationfreespeech.boards.net/board/3/latest-news
KBOO elections: http://operationfreespeech.boards.net/board/6/2013-elections
Inner Party: http://operationfreespeech.boards.net/board/4/inner-party
And read this too: http://operationfreespeech.boards.net/board/10/new-reader-info
Most of you aren't new readers, but it'll get you oriented.
Also there's a Facebook page, though we don't expect to get many likes because most of us don't do Facebook, but there it is:
Gentelman ( and women) we have work to do.
Link to video:
A Message to the PDX Radio Community by operationFREESPEECHpdx
Hello. This is FREE SPEECH.
We wish to inform the public of a cancer growing in the Portland metro area in the community radio scene, nurtured by the organization known as KBOO radio. For years KBOO has been a community resource allowing ordinary people to learn how radio works and let their voice be heard. We are sad to inform the public this non profit institution, created to serve the public, has been hijacked by a small oligarchy, exploiting the brand of KBOO community radio for their personal agenda.
This is unacceptable.
When objections were voiced this year about this small controlling party, their response was a cocktail of destructive, abusive and illegal behaviors, culminating in an attempt to obtain information from dissenting members using an illegal phishing scheme. This level of vindictive pathology is more akin to the defensive maneuvers of a destructive cult than a community radio station that espouses the values of social justice and free speech. Therefore we have decided to expose this cancer so these vampires cannot continue to make their living at the public's expense.
As the station heads towards bankruptcy, a renewed effort to hide facts to keep the money flowing has motivated the controlling party to convince people talking about problems in a progressively irrelevant cocoon is the same as solving those problems. By giving people the illusion of doing something, it has lulled the alternative community into believing their voice is being heard when in fact their voices are being redirected into an echo chamber with no chance of effecting change in the real world in a meaningful way.
Soliciting financial donations under these circumstances.is deceptive and fraudulent. We hope in exposing the rot that has infected this public community resource, the public may reclaim control of the KBOO community station.
We may not succeed. KBOO's time in community radio may be over and, if this is true, we will let the sun set gracefully on this chapter of alternative radio history.
But even so the task remains to drive out the micro cult that has hijacked KBOO using radical rhetoric to mask a private agenda of exploitation, control and abuse. The controlling Party and their supporters must be prevented from exploiting other progressive organizations. If this is not done, more people will be sucked into the orbit of these personalities and the toxic pseudo alternative culture used to recruit more victims of their propaganda.
Transparency is a two way street
Knowledge is free.
Thank you for listening