[IMC-Newsletter] Weekly Newsletter: April 27 - May 04
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********* Wanna help fight Big Media in Binghamton? *******
by Bill Huston
I am in the process of writting a Petition to Deny
for all radio licenses owned by Citadel and ClearChannel.
I am looking for a few people in the Binghamton area who would
like to be co-signers.
I would especially like to get students, business people,
or academics, but don't worry if you are just "regular folk".
If you would like to be a part of this, read below
to find out what I need from you.
Here are the objections I will be addressing:
lack of music diversity
lack of public affairs diversity
lack of news and public affairs generally
lack of localism (music and public affairs)
pay-to-play for political candidates vs. news coverage
automation vs. human operators
lack of autonomy and power of local management
for-profit model vs. non-profit
advertisers exert influence on editorial content
all these things vs. the public interest
"issues list" : who creates?
no public access
predetermined radio formats as marketing tool, serves interests
of stockholders/advertising not determined by public need
or local DJs
problems with the public file
lack of childrens/family programming
We need to move quickly!
If you want to be a signer, I must have by SUNDAY EVENING the following
A signed statement of the following format:
DECLARATION OF (YOUR NAME HERE)
1. My name is ________, I am a resident of __________, NY
and I am a party of interest in the license renewals of
(your choice: any or all of WMRV, WMXW, WKGB, WBBI, WENE,
WINR, WAAL, WYOS, WHWK, WNBF, WILD), because I (live
or work) within the broadcast area served by these stations.
2. short biographical statement
3. why you feel these licenses should be denied. Please
see the objections above for ideas.
4. number each paragraph
5. use as many paragraphs as you need
I, your name, declare under penalty of perjury that the forgoing
statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Executed this ------th day of April 2006
Please distribute this to other local listservs ASAP.
Call (10am-10pm only please) or email me (preferred) if you have any
bhuston at stny.rr.com
Our Community Events
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF PROGRESSIVE EVENTS:
April 27 - May 04
Thursday, 27 April 2006
Race and Higher Education
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Broome Community College, Titchener Hall, Room 102
What are the effects of multiculturalism and issues of race in higher
Faculty Presenter: Scott Corley
Thursday, 27 April 2006
"The Importance of Marronage in Diaspora Studies: Historical Precedents
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Room E-F, Public Service Programs Center, PSPC. Binghamton
We invite you to join us in welcoming Professor William Fred Santiago
of Western Michigan University as he speaks on "The Importance of
Marronage in Diaspora Studies: Historical Precedents." He is the next
speaker of LACAS' Spring 2006 Speaker Series.
Sunday, 30 April 2006
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Tioga Trails in Owego, corner of Main & Lake Streets
“Tioga Peace & Justice will be sponsoring a talk by Kathleen McKenna
chiefly about “Conflict Resolution” at the Tioga Trails in Owego on
April 30th at 7 p.m. The focus of her talk will be Negotiation
Strategies for Peace: An Examination of Possibilities for Peace
Interpersonally and Internationally. She will draw heavily on “Getting
to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In”, by Roger Fisher and
William Ury. They are, or were, with the Harvard Negotiation Project.
She encourages people to read the book first if they'd like, so we can
engage in conversation about it. She'll also look at the strategies
used by some Nobel Laureates, whose strategies parallel those
recommended in the book.
An open discussion will follow! All are welcome! Call 565-2529 or
754-0838 for more information.”
Sunday, 30 April 2006
Geoffrey Blank "Freedom of Speech on Trial": Public Access Ch. 4
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Time Warner Cable Channel 4
This one hour show features excerpts from Blank's discussion at
Binghamton University and includes the documentary, "Freedom of Speech
on Trial", which provides the background for his upcoming trial.
Blank faces 4 years in prison for speaking out against the war in Iraq.
Monday, 01 May 2006
Weekly Peace Vigil
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: In front of the Federal Courthouse, Henry St. Binghamton.
Come vigil for peace, a weekly event. Contact Ann Clune for more
information at 773-0246.
ALSO: The LAST MONDAY of each month, immediately following the Peace
Vigil, Lost Dog Cafe will host a "Progressive Social Hour" with a few
drink and appetizer discounts. So make a commitment, just two hours a
month, to vigil for peace and then network, in a comfortable social
setting, with local progressives to learn of area campaigns and action.
Wednesday, 03 May 2006
Binghamton Indymedia General Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Cyber Cafe, Second Floor, 176 Main Street, Binghamton
General meeting for Binghamton Indymedia volunteers to discuss ongoing
and new projects. New members and interested volunteers are welcome to
attend to learn more about our online open newswire, The Bridge (our
quarterly publication), our monthly community screenings of independent
films, and hands-on skills workshop (though the Open House, held last
Wednesday of every month, is more informal and allows more time for
Always looking for determined, reliable volunteers: videographers,
photographers, technicians, programmers, journalists, writers, editors,
and anybody committed to the creation and distribution of noncorporate,
Come down and learn more about this global media phenomenon.
ON THE AIR.
1. Public Access Television / Time Warner ch. 4
• Progressive Media Show, Monday 10:30pm-12:30am
• Sharing the Earth/Animal Agenda (Animal Rights show), Tuesday 11 pm
• Souther Tier News 4 produced by Jim Little, Thursdays 2pm
• Media Offline, produced by Jason Detrani and Doug Bush, Thursdays
5-5:30pm (local arts scene)
• The Social Justice Hour, produced by Joe Coudriet of the Justice
and Peace Advisory Council (JPAC), Thursdays 6-7pm
• Tri-Cities Progressive Television, Featuring Independent Media
including Democracy Now! and other Free Speech TV programs, Thursdays
10pm - Midnight
• Bill Huston Presents, Fridays 10pm-midnight
• Binghamton Saturday Night, produced by Bill Huston, Saturdays, 6-8
• Environmental Social Justice, produced by Jim Little, Sundays 10am
• Binghamton Indymedia, Sundays 7-8 PM
2. Community Radio WHRW 90.5 (http://www.whrwfm.org)
• Counterwave, Political and countercultural talk show and call-in
(777-2137) Thursdays 6pm-7pm
• New Beginnings, Public Affairs and call-in (777-2137) Wednesdays
3. Public Radio WSKG 89.3 / WSQX 91.5 (http://www.wskg.com)
• Democracy Now!, WSQX, M-F noon-1pm http://democracynow.org
• Alternative Radio, WSKG Wed 1pm/7pm, WSQX Thu 1pm
• Counterspin, WSQX Friday 1pm http://www.fair.org/counterspin/
• TUC Radio, WSQX Friday 1:30pm http://www.tucradio.org/
4. Talk Radio: WYOS 1360 AM
• Stephanie Miller Show, 9 am-12 pm
• The Al Franken Show, M-F, Noon-3PM.
• The Randi Rhodes Show, M-F, 3-7PM.
• The Majority Report with Janeane Garafolo, M-F, 7-10PM.
• Best of Air America, Sat, 1-6PM.
LET'S MEET. Regular Meetings of Progressive Groups.
• Binghamton Indymedia General Meeting, First and Third Wednesdays.
Open House - last wednesday of the month. New members and interested
volunteers are welcome to attend to learn more about our online open
newswire, The Bridge (our quarterly publication), our monthly community
screenings of independent films, and hands-on skills workshop (though
the Open House, held last Wednesday of every month, is more informal
and allows more time for discussion). Always looking for determined,
reliable volunteers: videographers, photographers, technicians,
programmers, journalists, writers, editors, and anybody committed to
the creation and distribution of noncorporate, community media. Cyber
Cafe West, 176 Main Street, Second Floor, 7-8:30PM.
• Mass for Gay & Lesbian Catholics, First Sunday 5 PM - Christ the
King Church, Endwell, Call: 797-8677
• BCCC Peace with Justice Meeting, 1st Monday @ Noon, Contact: Janice
• Simple Supper & Discussion on non-violence @ Zachaeus House. First
Monday of every Month, 5:30 p.m. (after peace vigil). Call Ann or Jim
• Peace Action, 7pm, 2nd Tuesday of every month, Unitarian
Universalist Church, 183 Riverside Dr. Binghamton.
• Binghamton Community Friends Meeting (Quaker), 4 PM every Sunday at
Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 308 Main Street,
Johnson City. 724-4374. http://www.moonsight.com/bcfm/
• Sierra Club, 7:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month, except
July and August. Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave.,
Endicott, NY http://newyork.sierraclub.org/susquehanna/
• Club Veg potlucks & restaurant outings. See
• Broome County Anarchist Collective, Contact Cory at
'elanarquista86 at gmail.com' or phone (607)427-1045.
• Broome County Green Party, 2nd Wed of every month, Title Wave Books
• Binghamton Indymedia, First and Third Wed of every month, Cyber
• NY/PA Media Action, 1st Monday of every month, 7pm, Cyber Cafe.
• Chenango County Green Party, second Wednesday, Chenango County
Council on the Arts, 27 West Main Street, Room 101, Norwich New York at
7 pm. Info 607-967-8274
• Binghamton School of Americas Watch: Contact Jack Gilroy:
'jgilroy1 at stny.rr.com'
• Binghamton El Charcon Sister Cities Project: Contact Adam Flint at
'flint at igc.org' or see http://www.tier.net/~elcharcon
• Citizen Action. Contact 723-0110
• Broome County Veterans for Peace. Contact Stu Naismith,
'sdnaismith at aol.com' or 607-724-1084
• Justice & Peace Resource Center is now open. Located at 230 Main
Street, Binghamton, NY (RSVP Building) Call Amy at 729-5190 for days &
times or to make an appointment.
• Social Justice Resources also available from the Southern Region
REO Call 786-9650 for days & times
• 1st Monday BCCC Peace with Justice Meeting Noon Contact:Janice
• Join the growing Metropolitan Community Church in Binghamton
Sundays mornings at 10:00, Tabernacle United Methodist Church (83 Main
Street). For more information, phone 607-232-0463 or e-mail
'revmillerjen at earthlink.net'. The MCC Binghamton Church Plant is a
growing community of politically and theologically diverse Christians
with a special outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer, questioning, and allied communities through social justice
activity, community building, and bible study so that we stretch,
connect, and celebrate as a people on a spiritual journey. Information
about Metropolitan Community Churches can be found at
LET'S TALK. Local Progressive Listservs.
• PEACENET: Subsribe by sending an email to
"listserv at listserv.binghamton.edu" and in the body, say "subscribe
PEACENET Firstname Lastname"
• BCVEGGIE: Local discussion of interest to vegetarians, vegans, and
animal rights people. Subscribe here:
• Broome County Greens: Subscribe at
• NY/PA Media Action: Local media reform group.
IN THE WORKS. Current projects of the Binghamton Independent Media
Center. Interested community members are encouraged to contact project
coordinators. We could really use more volunteers, please. Reclaim your
voice, educate and inform, become the media.
• Indymedia is a global, all-volunteer network--people fed up with
the lies and distortion, outraged by the persistent censure of issues
crucially important to our communities and humanity. Media access, we
understand, is an issue of social justice, and Indymedia is a forum for
others to learn the skills and access the tools needed to create and
distribute radical, meaningful media. Youths, minorities, senior
citizens, punks, conservatives, teachers, greens, artists,
peaceniks--come be a part of the media revolution. Participation can be
minimal or extravagant--whatever, just get involved. Email:
'info at binghamtonimc.org'.
• THE BRIDGE, Indymedia's quarterly publication, is planning a major
SPRING issue release, with a larger than normal run (to coincide with
third anniversary of the Iraq War). Additional volunteers will be
needed for an effective, comprehensive distribution. PLEASE consider
how you might assist in placing 50, or 100, or 200 copies around your
neighborhood joints. We'd like the distribution to include the entire
Tri-Cities and beyond. If you think you can help, please email
'binghamtonbridge at yahoo.com'.
• Film Workgroup. The Binghamton-IMC sponsors monthly community
screenings of great independent films (Weapons of Mass Deception,
Outfoxxed, The Future of Food, The Oil Factor). Are you a big fan of
indy films and documentaries? Then come join this workgroup and help
coordinate local monthly screenings. Binghamton-IMC provides the
equipment and funds for screenings, you provide the enthusiasm and
determination to make it happen. Contact John Arnold at
'uneek75 at gmail.com'.
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