black autonomy network community organization
working for economic and social justice in Benton Harbor, MI
Thursday, March 10, 2016
As long as they keep us divided they win
Free Rev. Pinkney!
Defender of the poor and a political prisoner—Rev. Pinkney sounded the alarm early on about the threat of the iron fist of the emergency manager system of corporate dictatorship in Michigan. Now the fight is spreading from water shutoffs in Detroit to fighting poisoned water in Flint, both of which result from the emergency manager system. The “Free Rev. Pinkney Coordinating Committee” coordinates national activities in the campaign for his defense. In the words of Rev. Pinkney, “Let’s join together and defeat this monster!” Contact us at justice4pinkney. Friend us on Facebook at justice4pinkney and join the fight to “Free Rev. Pinkney.” Make donations at bhbanco.org.
Voices from Benton Harbor
“There’s an inequality problem here. There’s no due process. There’s judges sitting here for years locking up 15-year-olds living in extreme poverty. When you have poverty and no jobs, you’re going to have crime. People are starving here. Rev. Pinkney was an advocate. He fought for the low man on the totem pole. He asked why they build $50 million golf courses and then close down a whole school system? They brought a financial manager in. What did he manage? He just put the nail in the coffin for the corporations. —Linda and John Bey, Benton Harbor
“I think they should lock Snyder up. He took lives. Others are locked up for nothing. Their lives will never be reversed. It’s a means of genocide against the poor, especially the Blacks. I know a lot of whites are affected also. We must all realize if you are working class, poor, Black, green, or grey, we’re in the same boat. As long as they keep us divided they win.” — Emma Kinnard, Benton Harbor
See these links for more on Rev. Pinkney and Benton Harbor:
“Corporations own America,” says Rev. Pinkney
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