An economic system that doesn't feed, clothe, and house its people must be and will be overturned and replaced with a system that meets the needs of the people.
As the economic crisis continues to grip America and threatens to get deeper, people in working class communities across the country are beginning to stand up and demand that government serves the people's interests, not those of corporations. As we stand up, we come under fire from corporations and governments. This is especially true in America.
The Benton Harbor struggle is a case in point and holds lessons for the American people. Will we have prosperity and democracy, or live in poverty under the heel of open corporate rule?
The attack on democracy in Benton Harbor shows that the corporate power structure is determined to crush anyone who stands in it's way. It's part of a process underway across America in various forms. After the once-stable BH working class community began resisting, the race card was played to impose the open rule of corporate power as a way of containing the entire area. This tactic has been repeated across Michigan with black-majority cities being singled out and painted by the media as incompetent to run their own affairs. Whirlpool calls in their very own puppet, James hightower, who just lost the election by a landslide.
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I have tried to spread the word among BH children to watch out for the weakest, and to empathize with those less fortunate.
We devote everything to love and solidarity; this is the founding principle of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization.
Thank you Benton Harbor for standing when I needed you the most!