Larry Pinkney, as Jobs With Peace (JWP) field director/organizer was quoted in The Boston Globe article entitled Salem tenants disrupt building auction (subtitled: Occupants fear developers will raise rents: protest prevents some sales) by Seth A. Gitell on Tuesday, August 1, 1989, Pages 13 & 14.

Excerpts from the article:

Community organizers from several local groups helped the tenants organize. Larry Pinkney, a field organizer for Jobs With Peace, said he is seeing similar movements by tenants across the country.

“The people themselves are coming out and fighting for what they believe in,” he said.

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Larry Pinkney is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show. Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.)

 

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