San Jose Peace & Justice Center

The Peace & Justice Center's TV show 48South7th is broadcast on Tuesday evenings at 8pm on Comcast Channel 15 in San Jose and Campbell. This month we are rerunning a favorite, "Beware the Emergency Fiscal Manager, a Cautionary Tale from Benton Harbor Michigan"

Rev. Edward Pinkney tells a gathering at Silicon Valley DeBug, "My city was taken over by a dictator." Michigan's Public Act 4 allows the state to send a non-elected appointee to take over a city, displacing the mayor and other officials. Pinkney traces the action to a struggle over lakefront land coveted by Whirlpool Corporation for commercial development. His warning: "The emergency financial manager is coming to your town!" is proving true for more cities in Michigan -- alas.

Rev. Pinkney's talk was sponsored by Silicon Valley DeBug, CHAM Deliverance Ministry, San Jose Silicon Valley NAACP, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 and UNITE-HERE Local 19


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