[Hpn] FW: PROTEST CENSORSHIP AT STREETWISE

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 09:32:04 -0700


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Subject: PROTEST CENSORSHIP AT STREETWISE

CENSORSHIP BY  STREETWISE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PROTEST TUES  FEB 13, 5 PM, 1331 S Michigan

Though the StreetWise editorial staff is back at work, the crisis continues.
The staff fully expects to be fired again within the next few days  unless
the Board of Directors takes measures to protect them from retaliatory
firing
by Executive Director Anthony Oliver.
The paper hitting the streets on Monday, Feb. 12 has been tampered with and
censored by executive director Anthony Oliver. On Feb. 8, Oliver had
promised
that by order of the Board of Directors, he would have no contact with the
paper or the editorial staff until after the Board of Directors- staff
meeting on Feb. 12.
But after the staff had completed the paper Feb. 8, Oliver seized the disk
from the production editor and proceeded to remove the unsigned editorial
written by the staff and replace it with an editorial of his own, which does
not address the events of the past week. The unsigned editorial is always
written by the editorial board, of which Oliver is not a member.
His actions are a gross violation of journalistic ethics and an example of
blatant censorship.
PROTEST during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 pm
outside the StreetWise offices, 1331 S Michigan Ave. to support the vendors
and staff of StreetWise but demand an end to retaliatory firing and an
investigation of grievances filed by the staff.
For more information, see the Chicago Reader's Hot  Type column
(www.chicagoreader.com), www.chicago.indymedia.org or call 773-544-0804.
Thank you.