Well, if you were looking for material to parody lefty activists, look no further than the recent strife over at KPFA's offices in Berkeley. Want your lawsuits, your conspiracy theories, your anonymous mudslinging and accusations of being a goverment and/or corporate coup by agent provocateurs hell bent on destroying the station? How about if we told you there's alleged sexual harassment, thrown chairs and threats to go mano-a-mano? Oh yes, it's a sordid mess indeed.

Where to start? Well, the latest news is an unconfirmed report that the Local Station Board, in a closed session, voted to keep General Manager Roy Campanella II (hired last November). This is after 78 employees and volunteers at the station had signed a pledge of no confidence in him, and eight female employees have filed a sexual harrassment complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. A union representative said the women would drop the complaint if Campanella stepped down.

But that's really just the tip of the iceberg here. After the jump, more bickering Berzerkeleyites than you can non-confrontationally shake a peace pipe at.

Uncredited photo of Campanella via the SF Bay View.