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Conference will be live-streamed. Link will be available here and on Facebook on Saturday at noon.

Re. Edward Pinkney speaking in Detroit in October 2014

Re. Edward Pinkney speaking in Detroit in October 2014

Emergency Conference to Save Rev. Edward Pinkney

Saturday – December 12, 2015 – Noon to 5 pm

St. Matthew-St. Joseph Episcopal Church
8850 Woodward Ave. (at King St.)
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan political prisoner, the Reverend Edward Pinkney, fears for his life. With phone access denied, he is isolated in the far north Marquette Branch Prison, 500 miles from his wife, attorney and supporters. He recently wrote:

“I was transferred to Marquette Prison, shackled, mistreated, and intimidated. I was forced to strip on five different occasions. I am forced into overcrowding, inadequate exercise, lack of clean clothing, and inadequate medical care.

“I believe that [they] have put a hit on me, inside the prison system. I believe they are trying to force me to die in prison. If I do not survive this, you will know the reason why.

“The blatantly unconstitutional conduct by Judge Sterling Schrock, Prosecutor Mike Sepic, Sheriff Bailey, and the all-white jury have placed my life in danger.
“I need you to stand with me against the corrupt, broken system, a criminal enterprise operating in Berrien County and across the country–a lynch mob in black robes and three-piece suits.”

Rev. Pinkney’s family and supporters agree that his life is in danger. Racist guards are whipping up hostility among the 80% white prisoners against Rev. Pinkney. He lacks clean clothes, decent food, adequate medical care and exercise. Rev. Pinkney turned 67 at the end of October. We need to come together to put this critical situation before the whole nation and the entire world.

For more information and to endorse, please call 313-680-5508 or email mecawi@mecawi.org.

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Initial Endorsers: Mrs. Dorothy Pinkney; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (mecawi.org); Observers in the Court; Pan African News Wire (panafricannews.blogspot.com); Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association (DAREA); Detroit Green Party; Detroit School Board (in exile); Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures (moratorium-mi.org); Workers World Party

For more information regarding Rev. Edward Pinkney, please visit bhbanco.org

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Sponsored by Detroit FIST – Fight Imperialism, Stand Together

Why Stand With Syria: The Threat of a Greater War

Sunday, Nov. 29, 5pm

5920 2nd Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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For over four years and counting, western powers and their middle eastern regional allies have been tirelessly pursuing the downfall of the Syrian Arab Republic, and there doesnt appear to be an end in sight. The imperialists in the United States, the EU, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, among others have been using all methods at their disposal to see that Syria is ripped to shreds, as it is one of the last remaining bastions of Arab dignity, that it is an important partner to Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah. They are among the last remaining Arab states who pursues an independent foreign and internal policy.

What is happening in Syria is not a civil war, a popular revolution against a brutal dictator, or anything else repeated in the imperialist media. It is principally an imperialist proxy war meant to further the geostrategic goals of a handful of bankers and military industrialists. It is our view that external, colonialist forces do not have the right to determine the destiny of smaller nations, and that these sovereign nations under the gun of imperialism must be defended at all costs.

The conflict is not simply an issue for Syrians. It is not something anybody in any corner of the world can ignore. So far its repurcussions have been wide-felt and its implications are global in scope. The emergence of ISIS, the massive influx of Syrian refugees into Europe, and the Russian bombing campaign in Syria are a direct result of the war. With the recent takfiri militant attacks in Paris, the war that NATO and its allies created has come home to their own soil.

It is essential for all who love humanity, who strive for peace, and for those who seek the emancipation from imperialist domination and occupation to stand with the people of Syria and their allies. The time for solidarity with these anti-imperialist forces has never been more imparative, especially as the conflict escalates.

Join Fight Imperialism – Stand Together for a forum in which young socialists will disucss these issues from a working class, anti-imperialist perspective.

Sponsored by Detroit FIST – Fight Imperialism, Stand Together

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