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Articles by Sandy Perry

In Michigan, Petitioning Against The Government Lands You a Prison Sentence

As all eyes are on Michigan’s poisoned water crisis, Reverend Edward Pinkney continues to serve a prison sentence for effectively organizing against the first Emergency Manager put into place in the entire country in Benton Harbor, Michigan. There, the Emergecy Manager legally suspended the local city government and appointed himself supreme ruler of the city. Pinkney visited San Jose in 2011 warning us about the dangerous experience just beginning then and now has created the humanitarian disaster in Flint. We need to do everything in our power to free Reverend Pinkney so he can continue to speak out against this draconian law.

An Internment Camp for San Jose's Homeless?

Organizer and housing rights leader Sandy Perry shares news and perspective on a recent City effort to build a fence around "the jungle", the nation's largest homeless encampment, which is in San Jose. Video by Joan Simon.

Health Is Wealth, When A Community Organizes For It

Two of San Jose's most dedicated and effective economic justice advocates tells us how hundreds of San Jose residents packed a high school gym all in the name of health and community.

Staying Alive on the Fiscal Cliff

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and affordable housing are fundamental human rights, and Washington DC is negotiating with corporations, says author and organizer Sandy Perry.
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