The directors of the Foundation meet as the Pacifica National Board. Or they should. But since Sunday, the PNB has been cleaved: the breaker faction having their meeting, & the Pacifica solidarians having theirs. This destructive dynamic must end. Leadership must be exercised. The factions must address the myriad, deep problems ripping Pacifica apart. Pacifica must be put first – now as always. But are the directors up to the task?
This is nothing new. Boycott behaviour occurred on the PNB either side of New Year, 27Dec & 10Jan. It also happened in Houston, with two ‘KPFT Local Station Boards’ sitting from early Jan for over two months. In New York, paralysis came in a different way, with the WBAI LSB failing to meet for 10 months, 14June2018-9Apr2019.
As is usual with Pacifica, this West Coast morning, admin just censored the archive, removing the audiofiles of the Su29Sep & Th3Oct PNB meetings. What they think they’ll achieve, when peeps expect such nonsense & record ‘Stereo Mix’ as a matter of course, heaven knows. Pacifica’s pervasive & obdurate secrecy culture corrodes trust, shreds hope, drives people away.
The knell may be sounding.
Postscript . . . & the IED, John Vernile? MII, Missing in Inaction. Attended neither. I know he hates being a public figure, but when the organisation is disintegrating around you, it’s somewhat cowardly to retreat to Tarrytown. But maybe Pacifica’s got to him. A lull before the storm . . . a weekend visit to a zoo in the Bronx.