TO: David Adelson, Lauren Ayers, Lydia Brazon, Cecelia Caruso, Gail Dixon, Anne Emerman, Sherry Gendelman, Terrence Guy, Jim Horwitz, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Dawud Kalil-Ullah, Pele de Lappe, Steve Lustig, Errol Maitland, Andrew Norris, Lewis O. Sawyer, Jr., Marialice Williams and Frieda Zames
c/o Dan Siegel, Esq.
SIEGEL & YEE
499 14th Street, Suite 220, Oakland, CA 94612
Re: Adelson, et al. vs. Pacifica Foundation, et al., Alameda County Superior Court (Class Action)
Thank you for taking action to correct the abuses and unlawful acts of the Pacifica Foundation Board of Directors. As a member of the class you represent, I request that you amend the lawsuit to add a specific cause of action for removal of the entire Board of Directors, as permitted under California Corporations Code ß5223, for fraud, dishonest acts, and/or gross abuse of authority or discretion.
I believe that the court may not, on its own initiative, order adequate relief without specific requests for court orders for removal of the entire Board and election of a new Board under court supervision as to procedure and fairness. The grounds for removal of the Board include, but are not limited to, the following well known acts (or ratification by silence): (1) installing armed guards from IPSA International, a corporate intelligence and security service, at KPFA, where journalists report on international corporate crimes and abuses; (2) conducting citizens arrests of peaceful demonstrators against the Board's actions; (3) arresting KPFA Berkeley station personnel for "trespassing", and taking all regular programming off the air; (4) conducting closed Board meetings and refusing to make Foundation books and records available for reasonable inspection by members; (5) virtual elimination of local community affairs and news programming at KPFT Houston, contrary to the purposes stated in the Articles of Incorporation; (6) engaging in "union busting" tactics at WBAI New York, contrary to the purposes stated in the Articles of Incorporation; (7) purporting to amend the bylaws, by unlawful and dishonest acts, to create a self-perpetuating, self-selecting Board of Directors; (8) soliciting contributions from the public under false pretenses with intent to use such funds for purposes contrary to those stated in the Articles of Incorporation; (9) wasting Foundation assets and public contributions to carry out the above abuses and thereby threatening the Foundation with insolvency; and (10) imposing a "gag rule" on personnel at the five radio stations to prevent them from alerting the class members to these alarming and unlawful acts.
Thank you for your anticipated immediate action in response to this request.
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Copies to: Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, State of California, Department
P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Committee To Remove the Pacifica Board, 1136 Wild Rose Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401