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Minister Christopher Muhammad and other Church leaders and Environmental Advocates
by Francisco Da Costa
Saturday Aug 4th, 2007 8:58 AM
Minister Christopher Muhammad and other Church leaders and Environmental advocates are taking the Movement in the Bayview Hunters Point area - linked to Parcel A to another level and getting National and International recognition. San Francisco's City leaders have neglected the Bayview Hunters Point and no one has challenged them before - but now they have more then met their match. On July 31, 2007 those Supervisors that voted against the people should be put on notice.
Minister Christopher Muhammad has been chosen by many Church leaders in the Bayview Hunters Point, the main front line Environmental leaders that are doing something for the people, the decent constituents themselves to lead the fight against the adverse impacts that so many innocent people that work and live in and around Parcel A - East and West.

Minister Christopher Muhammad belongs to the Nation of Islam and he is proud of that fact.

I am very proud of him because he is very decent, intelligent, fair, has compassion, makes a sacrifice to serve his people and has been chosen by all the leaders and the community to lead the Movement.

The other Church leaders that chose Minister Christopher Muhammad belong to all kinds of Church denominations and we have a Samoan Pastor, a Latino Pastor, a White Pastor, a Black Archbishop, a Black Bishop, and several other pastors that have lent their total support.

The diversity is there because the message is clear and crosses all denominations and factors that adversely impacts thousands surrounding the toxic Parcel A on Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

At City Hall on July 31, 2007 you had several Black men of the cloth and among them Amos Brown who does not live in the Bayview Hunters Point, Aurelious Walker who has not had one single dialog on the adverse impact of toxicity on Parcel A with the community, others that are on the take and have been exposed in the Chronicle article - making statements before the SF Board of Supervisors and bringing about division in the community.

You had other leaders that belong to the community Espanola Jackson, Willie Ratcliff, Archbishop Franzo King, Bishop Ernest Jackson others too many too mention - some of them, leading Environmentalists that spoke to the point and about the Resolution at hand and stand for the Movement and the leadership of Minister Christopher Muhammad.

The Resolution requested the SF Board of Supervisors to stop the project for some time to evaluated the damage. Secondly, have an independent entity test those adversely impacted.
The vote was 6-5 against the Resolution.

The people won though because we now have it on record - first about Sophie Maxwell who did her own people in.

Then we have the other Supervisors Jake McGoldrick, Aaron Peskin, who did the people in and both are in the pipe line for a recall. Michela Alioto-Pier and Bevan Dufty joined the others against the people of Bayview Hunters Point.

We thank Chris Daly, Ross Mirkarimi, Ed Jew, Tom Ammiano, and Gerardo Sandoval for voting and caring about the constituents of Bayview Hunters Point.

We, meet every single Thursday at Ingalls and Oakdale at 6 p.m. at the Grace Tabernacle Community Church. Minister Christopher Muhammad and others talk to the people and explain the issues that affect the community.

We have invited Sophie Maxwell to come but she will not.

We invite anyone to come and speak and ask questions - this is an open process and it is for this very reason over 1800 people came to City Hall and tried to impress upon the SF Board of Supervisor to do the right thing.

We have members from various organization in their hundreds lend their support to the Movement that has started in the Bayview Hunters Point and will not go away. All these members from the various organizations respect Minister Christopher Muhammad and the front line leaders. They make great sacrifices to attend our meetings. No one pays them a dime.

It is because of this fact they have agreed to join us and make sacrifices to support us. No one offers any money and no one buses anyone to any meetings. We offer no free lunches and dinners. We make no statements " come early and leave late. Lunch and Dinner will be provided".

We offer no $1000 packages to speak against some individuals that head the Movement. Over $100,000 was spent by the thugs to put the Movement Down and influence the SF Board of Supervisors.

The world now knows about those SF Board of Supervisors that voted against the people and against the Precautionary Principle which is an Ordinance and Law in San Francisco.

This Movement will expose the crooks at City Hall - and that includes Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Call: 1.866.475.6907

http://www.hunterspointnavalshipyard.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/franciscodacosta/sets/72157601197387325/show/

Francisco Da Costa
Director
Environmental Justice Advocacy

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