Aug. 10, Benton Harbor Michigan: March to protest corporate takeover of city

Rev. Edward Pinkney, Benton Harbor, Michigan
What's happening: 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 11:00 am

City Hall, 200 E. Wall Street (49022)

All will march to Jean Klock Park to
protest Harbor Shores and Whirlpool's
hostile takeover of the city. 

Everyone is invited.  For info contact
Rev. Edward Pinkney, 269-925-0001,

Background: Benton Harbor, Michigan, is the center of a fightback against corporate power and control as the people of the city organize to oppose a corporate takeover of public land, their much-beloved Jean Klock park, for conversion to a privately owned golf course and lakefront development called Harbor Shores. Executives of the Whirlpool corporation, which is based in the city, are behind the effort to redevelop the land over strong public opposition. The struggle has been led by the Rev. Edward Pinkney, who has continued to speak out despite efforts by city officials to silence him, including a local judge's sentence of 3-10 years in prison that was later overturned as a violation of Rev. Pinkney's free-speech rights.

For more information: 

ACLU : Rev. Pinkney, Community Leader, Vindicated

Booklet: The Battle of Benton Harbor

More background on the situation in Benton Harbor here...