Protesting education cut backs and fee hike suggestions, thousands of UC Berkeley students, teachers, and workers stage a walkout
(Indy Media) Despite the fact that KPFA is located in Berkeley, where a mass strike movement is developing, it has been unable to cover the ubiquitous rallies live. It even eliminated a segment on the strike. That segment was on Democracy Now, which played on Nov. 17, 2009. It discussed the planned UC Berkeley strike on Nov. 18.
One strike activist is angry that KFPA and Pacifica Radio have refused to properly cover this critical struggle. Pacifica has chosen to do fundraising rather than cover mass rallies and strike actions by students, faculty, and unionized staff on the Berkeley campus.