Below are three HPalladium readers' opinions. All are in line with NAACP-BH strong support for Don Cooney's US House of Rep. campaign to oust incumbent Fred Upton, heir to Whirlpool trillions.
Letter to Editor - comment
spare me wrote on Sep 16, 2010 10:10 AM:
" You only need to take a look at Fred's [Upton] contributors. Being on the communications committee he takes donations from all the big telecommunications companies that stand to make great profits on increased limits and fees for the whole internet. We pay now for higher speeds next we will pay for greater access. The internet is an economic engine for purchasing, information and should not be hampered by corporate interests who only want profits that come from control not capitalism. It's time to rebel against Fred and his corporate buddies "
9/15 Letter to Editor (HPalladium)
Upton on the wrong side of net neutrality issue
I was amazed to read of the attitudes of Fred Upton, our local representative in the U.S. Congress, that were published in an article in a recent edition of The H-P.
If true, he appears to have sold out to a group of interests that are determined to milk the "free" Internet for corporate profits in a manner that will stifle growth of this valuable resource. The USA is already falling far behind the rest of the world in the speed of local services, and the loss of net neutrality will only accelerate their lead.
The Internet is a valuable resource for advancement of science, industry and free speech, and we certainly can't afford to sacrifice its growth for the profit of a few greedy corporations or compliant politicians!
Daniel Groteke, St. Joseph
9/14 Letter to Editor - Excerpt
...At the national level, Don Cooney is a compelling candidate for election to the House of Representatives. Don is currently in his sixth term as a Kalamazoo city commissioner, where he focuses on issues affecting working families. He has developed a detailed plan for bringing jobs back to Michigan by promoting new industries (e.g., green energy, technology, local food processing), providing tax incentives for companies that expand their work force or supply skills training for their existing workers, and investing in education from early childhood through college...
Larry Feldman, Lakeside
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)