is pleased to announce that Editorial Board member Larry Pinkney
has been recognized twice for his role in the struggle for social
justice, economic justice and peace. We congratulate brother Larry
for this achievement.
Prout Assembly is an organization whose mission is to unite
moralists everywhere against exploitation anywhere. The Assembly
seeks to gather together the unheralded and unsung heroes and heroines
around the globe, who quietly do yeoman work in countless local
struggles against oppression.
First Summit of the World Prout Assembly, held May 22-25, 2008 at
Radford University, Radford, Virginia. Pinkney was given the first
Voice of Justice Award for his quiet, humble, endless work for suffering
humanity, which takes the form of his illuminating writings on issues
of justice and injustice, which further takes the form of thousands
of hours of tireless work in his local community, both of which
always seek to give a voice to the oppressed people of the world.
other individuals received the Voice of Justice Award from the World
Prout Assembly along with Mr. Pinkney.
names of the other four awardees are:
Lynne Stewart - New York defense attorney and lifelong advocate
for those whom no one else wanted to defend. She was also the keynote
speaker at the conference opening night.
Tom Feeley - Editor/Webmaster of Information
Clearinghouse - since the past one month Tom has gone underground
due to threats on his life and the lives of his family members by
government agents because he refuses to take down his site. His
present whereabouts is unknown.
Stephen Lendman - who wrote an email in 2005 to Norm Finkelstein,
and in response Finkelstein asked if he could put the email on his
site as an article - Steve never looked back and has been writing
articles ever since at the rate of three every week, always in defense
of the oppressed, particularly the Palestinians. He now in addition
to writing runs a radio show with Dr. Michel Chossudovsky of www.globalresearch.ca.
Gary Corseri - long-standing poet and writer who gave tremendous
moral support for one year towards the manfiestation of the "Building
a New World" conference.
on July 19, 2008, the Oakland
Community School Reunion Committee on behalf of the Oakland
School family of staff, parents, students and their children issued
a Certificate of Appreciation to Larry Pinkney and BlackCommentator.com.
The certificate was presented in recognition of heart-warming assistance,
support and time which greatly helped the school make the reunion
a joyous, wonderful and successful occasion for all.
Member, 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 in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was
interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS NewsHour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. 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). Click here
to contact Mr. Pinkney.