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Letters to the Editor

(May 17, 2010)


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Insightful Review: Jonah Raskin's Kerouac And Ginsberg

To the Editor:

A fine review! Perhaps the most insightful, succinct description of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg ever written. Kudos to Raskin.

Sloy Nichols
Salem, Oregon, USA - May 3, 2010


Great Investigative Journalism: Michael Barker on Co-opted Environmentalism

To the Editor:

Many thanks to Michael Barker for his exposé of the corporate co-option of the environmental movement. He shows us how deeply the forces of capital control society and our lives, diverting potentially radical energies into superficial changes that turn out to be "good for business." Barker's work is great investigative journalism.

William Hathaway
Oldenburg, Germany - May 15, 2010


The Pacifica Foundation is Hiring -- pacificaelection2010.org

To the Editor:


I would like to request Swans Commentary to help spread the word about the hiring of local election supervisors (LES) for Pacifica's 2010 election cycle (pacifica.org). It would be wonderful if you could place a link on your homepage to pacificaelection2010.org where there is a LES detailed job description.

Could you help by posting a link on your homepage?

*What are these elections all about?*

The Pacifica Foundation, the oldest network of non-commercial, community-based radio stations in the United States, is the only listener-supported independent media network for which both listener-members and staff-members (paid and unpaid) have the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process with respect to the station's budget, programming and policies via the local station board. Each local station board (LSB) is composed of 24 delegates and 12 are elected to serve on the board each election cycle. These 12 delegates are elected to the board through 2 simultaneous elections, one among staff-members (staff members elect 3 staff delegates) and one among listener-members (listeners elect 9 listener members). The LES is charged with supervising these 2 simultaneous elections.

Job Summary

The Pacifica Foundation (pacifica.org) is seeking to hire a local election supervisor (LES) at each of its five radio stations, KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WPFW and WBAI. The LES will work together with the national election supervisor (NES) to carry out the 2010 Local Station Board (LSB) Elections at their local radio station.

Duration: June 1st to November 1st, 2010
Pay: $18K, 6 month contract position

Contact for an Interview:
Please send your CV, including referenced and a cover letter to:
Renee Asteria, National Election Supervisor, nes @ pacifica.org

Full description on pacificaelections2010.org

Many thanks,

Renee Asteria
National Election Supervisor 2010
Berkeley, California, USA - May 6, 2010


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