SPREAD THE WORD WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
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The language I'm going to use here may seem too strong, and too unbelievable. It's not. The media in Michigan doesn't report this story, so it shocks people to learn about it.
Apartheid conditions of a very serious nature are occurring in Benton Harbor. The words gentrification and even genocide are appropriate descriptors. Those responsible are at the top of the power structure in Berrien County: Rep. Fred Upton and Whirlpool Corporation. They, along with developers, are stealing property along Lake Michigan and in Benton Harbor for the construction of a major resort, including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Obviously, this is all being built for very wealthy white people.
The courts and law enforcement agencies have gone outside of the law for many years, keeping Benton Harbor citizens living in a constant state of fear, convicting and imprisoning countless African-Americans (most of whom are innocent we believe), and driving people out of the area by any means necessary.
We must stop Whirlpool, Rep. Upton, and Harbor Shores developers. We are calling for an International Boycott of all Whirlpool Products to begin May 1, and all stores which sell Whirlpool products. Below are some of the brand names which are owned by Whirlpool.
Of course, you have the freedom to begin the boycott now, but the formal kickoff date is May Day, 2009.
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Edward Pinkney, 269-925-0001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate any effort you can make to spread the word:
BOYCOTT WHIRLPOOL AND ALL SUBSIDIARIES
MAY DAY, 2009
With respect and sincerity,
Subsidiaries, US & International:
(One Store: IKEA)
Eslabon de Lujo
Frigidaire, General Electric,
LG, Samsung, Viking, Subzero,
Dacor, some Kenmore, Electrolux, etc.
Mass Demonstration against Voter Suppression in Benton Harbor
Voter suppression led by Whirlpool Corporation and Berrien County Sheriff Department. Protest all injustices being forced on our town, your town and all around the country! It is not one thing it is everything. The murder of Benton Harbor residents, gentrification by Whirlpool, Governor Snyder’s Emergency Manager dictatorship. Find it on the ActivateHub community calendar!
May 24, 2014 11:00am - City Hall, 200 Wall St., Benton Harbor, MI, 49022 (11:30am - press conference)