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Listener Candidate for the KPFA Local Station Board
I'm Stan Woods. A lifelong activist, I wear several hats: former member International Longshore and Warehouse Union # 6 Executive board; member State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom party; on ILWU endorsed Oscar Grant Committee against Police Brutality and State Repression; member East Bay DSA; and former member KPFA LSB and Program Council.

What makes me and other candidates of Rescue Pacifica different is our program. We stand for Democratic governance of the station and network, a return to the roots of consistently fighting for peace and justice, a restoration of a decision making listener/staff Program Council, a return of a critically needed labor program, fair coverage of Peace and Freedom Party and Green candidates in 2024 (and beyond !) For more info check out
and/ or contact me at slwwva

Rescue Pacifica


We are a group of KPFA listeners and staff, who value KPFA in our lives, as well as the Pacifica Foundation and the services it provides to 5 radio stations in major metropolitan areas across the country, the historic archives, 250 local affiliate stations, and Pacifica's role as the only nationwide community radio network in the U.S. We came together because others whose aims are counter to Pacifica's mission statement and bylaws have been working to gain control of KPFA and the other stations.

We Support:

1. Reliable news from a variety of independent sources and the field, not just the corporatized
wire services

2. An anti-war stance as opposed to support for “humanitarian interventions”

3. Support Julian Assange and other such whistleblowers.

4. Air time for diverse grassroots community groups including during the morning drive time

5. Bargaining rights for both the paid and the unpaid staff since the unpaid workers produce
70% of the station’s program schedule.

6. Addition of new technologies to broaden KPFA’s online reach. Expansion into video content.

7. Vigilant free speech and anti-censorship radio

8. Democratic governance and shared decision making among station workers and the

9. Restoring a democratic Program Council to make programming decision

10. Keeping listeners informed about governance matters

11. Responsible budgeting and timely and transparent financial reporting to listeners.

12. Retaining independence from any privatized ownership

13. No corporate commercial underwriting.

14. Keeping the Pacifica Foundation intact, with its 5 stations in major metropolitan areas nationwide, and over 200 local independent affiliate stations using some content from the 5 member stations.
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