Say NO! to U.S.-NATO-Israel war
Hands Off Syria!
Dearborn City Hall – Michigan Avenue at Schaefer Ave.
Gather at 5:30 PM, Rally at 6 PM
Join us in protesting the U.S. war against the sovereign government of Syria. Demand no U.S. aid to their puppet rebels. Stop CIA and NATO support to the rebels. No to U.S. troops. No to “no-fly zones.”
Initiated by the Syrian American Forum: SAF and MECAWI Rally Opposing US Military Intervention in Syria – Read the SAF statement here.
Endorsed by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI).
For more info, call 313-680-5508 or visit mecawi.org.
Below is the joint statement from UNAC (United National Anti-war Coalition) and ANSWER:
United Statement and Call for Action to Oppose
U.S./NATO and Israeli War on Syria
No more wars – U.S. out of the Middle East!
The White House’s June 13th announcement that it would begin directly supplying arms to the opposition in Syria is a dramatic escalation of the U.S./NATO war against that country. Thousands of U.S. troops and intelligence personnel are training opposition forces and coordinating operations in Turkey and Jordan. Israel, the recipient of more than $3 billion annually in U.S. military aid has carried out heavy bombing raids against Syria. The Pentagon has developed plans for a “no-fly” zone over Syria, threatening a new U.S. air war.
The pretext for this escalation is the assertion, presented without any actual evidence, that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the conflict that has been raging for more than two years. Like their predecessors, President Obama and other top U.S. officials pretend to be concerned about “democracy” and “human rights” in Syria, but their closest allies in the campaign against Syria are police-state, absolute monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Once again the so-called ‘Responsibility to protect’, R2P, is used as a pretext for NATO to dominate this region.
Just as the false claim of “weapons of mass destruction” was used as justification for the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the allegations that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian military is meant to mask the real motives of Washington and its allies. Their aim is to carry out “regime change,” as part of the drive to create a “new Middle East.”
The invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.-backed Israeli war in Lebanon in 2006, the 2011 NATO bombing of Libya, the now-escalating war in Syria and the growing threats against Iran are part of a coordinated regional effort by the United States, Britain and France to dominate this oil-rich and strategic region.
The U.S. government cuts basic services and has eliminated hundreds of thousands of public sector workers jobs in the last three years in the name of a discredited austerity which has destroyed the economy, but has unlimited billions available for wars of aggression and NSA surveillance of almost every American.
We join together to call for National Days of Action, June 28- July 15, 2013, to demand:
- Stop the U.S./NATO/Israeli war and forms of intervention against Syria!
- Self-determination for the Syrian people!
- Fund people’s needs, not the military!
- U.S. Out of the Middle East!
Sponsors: UNAC, ANSWER
Motor City Pride
Sunday, June 9, Gather at 10:30 am at Griswold, north of Lafayette
March with the MECAWI contingent under the banner
We salute our LGBTQ heroes
Free CeCe McDonald!
Free Pvt. B. Manning!
The May 2-3 and 4-5 nighttime bombings of Syria’s International Airport, military installations in a Damascus suburb and a military supply depot reportedly killed 300 people. The bombings were initially denied but then confirmed by Israel and soon after given the stamp of approval by the Obama Administration.
The previous week President Obama and Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel threatened to escalate U.S. intervention in Syria based on the unsubstantiated charge that Syria had employed weapons of mass destruction, in this case the deadly sarin gas.
- Atty. Jeff Edison of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
- Dr. Rita Kiki Edozie, Director of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
- Cheick Oumar and Moussa Rimau, two graduate students at MSU from Mali.
- Tachae J. Davis of Workers World Youth Fraction and a student at Macomb Community College.
- Abayomi Azikywe, editor, Pan-African New Wire, and co-founder of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI).
The full conference video may be viewed at Conference on Africa & U.S. Imperialism 2013-05-18.
Africa and U.S. Imperialism: Post-Colonial Crises and the Imperatives of the African Revolution
Five decades since the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) while the Pentagon and NATO escalates its war drive on the continent
By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
Note: The following lecture was delivered at the Africa & U.S. Imperialism Conference held in Detroit on May 18, 2013.
May 25, 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the present African Union which formed in 2002. This conference today is taking place at a critical time within the history of Africa and the Diaspora.
Because of the People’s Hearing to Demand That Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Stop Foreclosures and Evictions – May 20, 4 PM the regular Monday meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 21, at 7 PM, at the same location, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit.
And due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May, 27, the Monday meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 28, 7 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Noon – 5:00 pm
5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI (two blocks north of Wayne State U.)
May 25, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the continental organization formed by all of the heads of state to accelerate the liberation from colonialism and the political, economic and social unification of Africa.
After five decades of the OAU and its successor, the African Union, formed in 2002, it is necessary for a thorough assessment of the progress and challenges facing Africa and the Diaspora in light of the escalating imperialist militarism being carried out by the United States, France, Britain and other NATO countries.
Featured Speakers Include:
- Rita Kiki Edozie, Director of African and African American Studies at Michigan State University in Lansing
- Abayomi Azikwe, Editor of the Pan-African News
Initiator: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
For Information Call: (313) 671-3715
Download Africa & Imperialism Flyer
Photo at top of post : Madame Fathia, W.E.B. DuBois, President Kwame Nkrumah and Shirley Graham DuBois in Ghana in 1963 on the 95th Birthday of Dr. DuBois.
Despite the claims of western capitalist media, the US and its puppets are responsible for the escalating tensions with Korea and the region as a whole. The claims made by the enemies of the Korean people and the entire world’s oppressed try to project the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as an unpredictable, hyper-militarized, loose cannon threatening world stability and even all out nuclear war. The reality however, is that it is the US and its allies who pose a threat to peace wherever they are present. It is the 30,000 US troops on the DPRK border, the war maneuvers, and attempts to starve the Korean people through UN sanctions that are at the root of the current crisis in the region.
War in Korea will only lead to destruction and the substantial loss of human life that will have a deep impact on the entire world. US out of Korea! Peaceful Reunification NOW!
Information on Red Youth Detroit: 313-556-4966, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning on Saturday, May 11th – the anniversary weekend of the Poor Peoples Campaign, we will hold a civil rights walk and March from Baltimore to Washington D.C. and arrive in Washington on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
We are Marching because…
- Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration Are Growing
- Poverty Is Deepening and the People Need Jobs, Not Jails
- Workers Rights Are Under Attack
- Justice For All Is Needed
- Fund Education, Health Care & Human Needs, Not War & Occupation
MECAWI is organizing rides to Baltimore. If you are interested in going or would like to support someone who is going with a donation, please call 313-680-5508.
For more info, please visit peoplespowerassemblies.org
By Deirdre Griswold, International Action Center
April 2, 201
For a second month, tens of thousands of U.S. and south Korean troops are carrying out simulated assaults on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — north Korea.
For the first time during these annual “exercises,” designated as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, nuclear-capable B-2 bombers flew from Missouri to south Korea and back in a simulated bombing of the north.