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This month marks the fifth anniversary of what all over the world is called the "News Press mess". On July 28 there's a rally led by the reporters fighting to regain their job rights after being fired for their union activity.
Speakers at the rally at City Hall at Noon on Thursday 7/28 will include several of the illegally fired News-Press reporters; veteran journalist Lou Cannon; former Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum; and Daraka Larimore-Hall, chairman of the central committee of the Democratic Party of Santa Barbara. Folksinger B Willing James will perform songs by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan in support of the nine reporters who were illegally fired and all those who are continuing to stand up for their rights inside the News-Press.
On the radio this week: Melinda Burns, veteran reporter at the News-Press who helped lead the effort to form a union there and is one of those still seeking redress and justice will be on the Culture of Protest show. She’ll be joined by Ira Gottlieb, one of the attorneys for the news Press workers. Tune in to learn about this dramatic story and get updated on the legal effort by the journalists to defeat publisher Wendy McCaw’s union busting. We’ll have some music too pertinent to the case and the cause.
culture of protest 7/21/11 6-7pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org