Friday, August 11, 2006

Rev Pinkney to speak on Benton Harbor in Detroit 8/12

Metro Detroit Labor Party presents
Saturday, August 12, 5-9pm
Central United Methodist Church, Woodward and Adams (near Comerica Park)

Marian Kramer, Co-Chair of the Metro Detroit Labor Party and Co-President of the National Welfare Rights Union will be the emcee.

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Rev. Pinkney is facing 20 years in prison because of attacks by
Whirlpool Corporation and trumped up voter fraud charges.

Whirlpool's attempt to take land and to further its profits while laying off thousands was met with fierce opposition by Benton Harbor residents led by Rev. Pinkney. The opposition led to the recall of commissioners who supported Whirlpool. As a result, Whirlpool led the charge against Rev. Pinkney thinking it would stymie the citizens. The first trial ended in a hung jury. The next trial is set for September 19, 2006.

This case is similar to a vote fraud case in Alabama in the
mid-eighties when the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the federal government charged many fighters with voter fraud. The TVA and the federal government were defeated and we intend to do the same in Benton Harbor!

Please join us and consider making a contribution to Rev. Pinkney's legal fund through BANCO, 1940 Union, benton Harbor, MI 49022

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