Thursday, May 24, 2012

Occupy the PGA - MAJOR PROTEST IN BENTON HARBOR, MI AGAINST CORPORATE GREED AND GOV'T MISDEEDS

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Occupy the PGA - Benton Harbor, MI


Rev. Edward Pinkney Protests Injustice in Benton Harbor, Michigan

This is the week of the PGA, a highly contested golfing event in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Benton Harbor residents are ready to OCCUPY THE PGA. Many residents claim being suppressed and forced to live under America's first dictatorship. Duly elected city officials in Benton Harbor were stripped of their official duties in 2011, and Michigan's governor placed an Emergency Manager over the local government. Many Benton Harbor residents claim cruel and unusual treatment is happening in their city and assert that the government and a huge corporate entity have conspired to oppress them to satisfy the greed of the elite. Much of the golf course where the PGA will be played was once public lands. Michigan is the state Sen. Levin represents, the man who introduced legislation for indefinite military detention without criminal charges, which U.S. Congress passed and the president signed in 2011 (NDAA, Sec. 1021). WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MICHIGAN? (FOUR LINKS ARE IN THIS ARTICLE.) See and support a new petition by fed-up Benton Harbor residents at the link below:

"Whirlpool corporation, Kitchen Aid and the PGA: STOP DESTROYING THE CITY AND RESIDENTS OF BENTON HARBOR" PETITION:  http://goo.gl/JYy1E   

The fight against Benton Harbor's corporate takeover has reached epic proportions in recent months. The fact that Pinkney stands with the people against big corporate interests even led to a legal battle between Pinkney and the NAACP. LISTEN TO Rev. Pinkney discuss his lawsuit against the NAACP during his April 8, 2012 Blogtalk Radio broadcast. It is archived at http://www.Blogtalkradio.com/rev-pinkney/2012/04/08/pinkney-to-pinkney - Rev. Pinkney announced discussed the events that led to the lawsuit in numerous previous broadcasts. Listen to them anytime by accessing the accessing the link http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rev-pinkney at Blogtalk.

Rev. Edward Pinkney is at the forefront of the fight against oppression in Benton Harbor. He helps 99% people around the country to resist oppressive living conditions and human and civil rights abuses without regard to race, politics, and socioeconomic distinctions. I am honored to join the Rev. Pinkney Blogtalk Radio broadcasts most Sundays at 5pm EST. I know him to be a sincere man of principles who cannot be bought and who is unafraid to stand up for what he feels is right. Listen to archived Rev. Pinkney Blogtalk Shows to learn more about the fight for human rights and self-determination for Benton Harbor residents.


Rev. Edward Pinkney, president of the Benton Harbor branch of the NAACP and also B.H. BANCO Organization, published the following press release inviting America to join Benton Harbor residents in a week of protests, including a "death march."


SPREAD THE WORD

Occupy the PGA ! We are preparing in Benton Harbor to Occupy the PGA! May 23 -27 2012.
Wednesday May 23 we will do our Death MARCH with a coffin with the residents of Benton Harbor inside and bagpipes to Jean Klock Park, food will be served. please wear black. Benton Harbor Most Wanted for Crime against Humanity shirts. will be on sale for $10. Every
day we will send out updates.

On Saturday May 26, 2012 please bring a kite ! and wear black!  We are committed to escalating the Occupy Movement. We stand for human rights , democracy, free speech, freedom to assemble, fairness and equality. We stand for education ,health care, and good jobs for all. Get corporate corruption out of Government and get Harbor Shores out of Benton Harbor. Occupy the PGA and Occupy everything! It is not one thing , it is everything . . . 

It looks like Whirlpool's Harbor Shores organization has behaved again with incredible irresponsibility and arrogance. The attacks on Benton Harbor residents continue. The extraordinary control that the Whirlpool Corporation has taken over the community of Benton Harbor, Michigan must have emboldened them to believe they could act with impunity.

Three years ago, Harbor Shores tapped into the municipal water supply of Benton Harbor to irrigate their developing Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. It is difficult to imagine how the excavation necessary to accomplish this could be done secretly. Somehow, Harbor Shores drew on this water without paying the city, although the residents of BH were metered and paying for water usage. This was happening while the city was bankrupt, and was being run by a despotic emergency manager, Joseph Harris, who answers only to Gov. Rick Snyder. About a year after this tap-in began, a water main break necessitated excavations for repairs, and the Harbor Shores splice was discovered. Back payment for a year of heavy water usage was sought. Harbor Shores responded by drawing irrigation water directly from the Paw Paw River. Over the past two years, water rates for a typical household in Benton Harbor have burgeoned from $30/mo. to more than $100/mo. Apparently, the emergency mgr. has decreed that the water distribution deficit resulting from Harbor Shore's pilferage would be paid for by Benton Harbor residents.
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The petition is important to many Benton Harbor residents. People who cannot help Occupy the PGA can sign the petition at Change.org|

NOTE: Stalkers in Georgia, where Mary Neal lives, hid the Pinkney Blogtalk Show link for the April 8th show on a previous article and email I sent out. I have the videotape. Also, they are doing something strange today with the link for the petition. Pray for justice in Michigan and throughout America! "They" understand unity and work together even across state lines. We the People should do no less! It will take unity on our parts to rise above oppression. Please support human and civil rights advocacy.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Mary Neal's Google Profile - http://www.google.com/profiles/MaryLovesJustice - Follow me at Twitter @koffietime - http://twitter.com/koffietime - Current, urgent justice issues from a laywoman's viewpoint at my primary blog http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com (the name is a joke, believe me).  See also http://MaryLovesJustice.blogspot.com and Mary Neal at HubPages. Recommended articles - http://topsy.com/site/freespeakblog.blogspot.com - Address:  MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com (I am censored, but some emails reach my box)

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